Parks and rec offers many classes to stay healthy
The Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation offers several opportunities for getting in shape and being healthy. The Walk and Talk with the Doc will have health care professionals who will share health information and lead groups of people who walk at several locations in Prince George’s County. Walking is one of the best form of exercise to help with lowering the risk of serious health problems. You do not need to register — just come out, bring your walking shoes and join in with other walkers.
There are opportunities for walkers with doctors talking at Lake Artemesia National Area in Berwyn Heights, Herbert Wells Ice Rink/Ellen Lincoln Splash Park in College Park, Tucker Road Athletic Complex in Fort Washington and Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. The second Tuesday of each month at Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, 8:30-9:30 a.m., is open for walkers. The telephone number there is 301-2186700; TTY 301-699-2544.
Outdoors, there are free Yoga in the Parks classes where you can learn “basic yoga techniques, strengthen your body and discover how to free your mind ... popular fitness activities for men, women and children of all ages.” There are several places open where you are asked to bring your water bottle, towel or yoga mat to attend these classes. On Tuesdays, May 31-Aug. 30, for the two hour session 9-10 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, June 2-Sept. 1, two sessions are 9-10 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m., both times at Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. The phone number there is 301-218-6700; TTY 301-6992544.
There will also be Yoga in the Parks at Marlton Community Park, 8061 Croom Road, Upper Marlboro, starting on Saturdays June 4 and continuing until Sept. 3, 9-10 a.m. The phone number there is 301-4466800; TTY 301-699-2544.
Classes may be closed due to inclement weather so you are asked to call 301-927-0822 before going to class to find out about weather-related cancellations. You can call 301-4466800; TTY 301-699-2544; email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the other listed sites.
Friday fish fry
The “Trinity famous fish fry” at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro, will feature fried whiting or tilapia served with green beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a beverage for $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children who are 11 years old and younger. You can eat in at the church or take your food with you. The fish fry will take place 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 20.
The D.C. Armory was the site for the 2016 Roc Nations Sports, Roc National Boxing Inc. Recently there were some local boxers who participated and received a lot of punching, bumping heads and being knocked down losing their match. Before the main event held on May 13 there was a bout between Thomas Snow who was knocked down twice in round 1 and round 3 by his opponent, Del Valle from Orlando, Fla., who won the match with his punching score in the eight-round fight. Carlos Black from Rockville was boxing Darmini Rock from Philadelphia when boxer Rock won this bout in the first round of this four-round fight.
The main event, the Welterweight Match, a 10-round match, was Dusty Hernandez-Harrison from Washington boxing Mike Dallas Jr. from Bakersville, Calif. The knockdowns included Harrison being knocked down in round 5 and Dallas being knocked down in round 8. However, the three judges reported a split decision. Their scoring was one judge giving the highest count to Harrison and another judge giving the highest score to Dallas. The third judge gave both boxers the same score, tying this fight, making it a draw. Hopefully, there will be more boxing matches in this area and more local boxers boxing and winning.