Union United Methodist Church to host several events
The book club at Union United Methodist Church, 14418 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, will meet Sunday, April 3, after morning worship service where they will discuss “The 21 Day Financial Fast.” This book was written by Ms. Michelle Singletary who is an award-winning writer and a columnist at The Washington Post. All are welcomed to come out to “learn practical ways to achieve financial freedom.” The book club will meet in classroom 3. You can contact Ms. Lynn McCormick, 703-604-8711, for additional information.
The Union United Methodist Women have planned a trip to Sight and Sound Theatres on Oct. 7 to see the production of the play “Samson.” This event cost is $150 for your seat at the theater. There is a deadline for making a deposit. You are asked to contact Ms. Marville Wilson, 301-5772029, or Ms. Thelma Douglas, 240-691-9402, to get details and instructions about making deposits for this trip.
Trinity Episcopal Church April activities
Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 14515 Church St. in Upper Marlboro, is asking for volunteers to help with the Marlboro Food Bank program. Please come to the church on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. to help with sorting the food, Friday, April 8, at 8 a.m. for bagging the food, and Saturday, April 9, 7-9 a.m. to help with distribution of the food.
Volunteers are asked to help with the Prince George’s Christmas in April program. Trinity Episcopal Church asks you to call the parish office, 301-627-2636, if you like to help make repairs on local homes in the area. Volunteers for Christmas in April will be working on Saturday, April 30.
Upcoming events at Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts has a variety of events that are available at the center, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie. Upcoming events include MOMS “The Great Zucchini” which is a children’s performance on Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland production of “Alice in Wonderland” will be there on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are to be purchased in advance. The phone number there is 301-446-3400, TTY 301-699-2544. There is free parking there.
You need not go very far to see the beautiful blooming trees and flowers nearby. Just driving down the street, it is almost impossible not to take a peek at the spring trees that are in full bloom. The cherry blossoms are at full bloom in my area, Croom, as they make it easy to enjoy the sight of such beauty without having to travel to Washington, D.C. Of course, there are not as many trees in any nearby area but the beauty is still flowers that are popping up through the green grass. People are getting their yards in shape– removing broken branches, raking fallen leaves and cutting the grass. The beauty of spring also means the growth of grass and weeds which means it is getting to be the time to prepare for the spring yard work.
April is Autism Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April 3 is National Walking Day celebrating American Heart Association’s Lace Up and Go campaign 30 minute walk. Several places are located nearby for people to join in and walk.