Parks and rec of­fers many classes to stay healthy

The Enquire-Gazette - - News - Croom Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

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 well­ness@pg­parks.com 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.

Lo­cal box­ing

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.

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