Lo­cal churches host­ing many op­por­tu­ni­ties for res­i­dents to get in­volved

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

Union United Methodist Church has out­reach op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple who are will­ing to sac­ri­fice some of their time and en­ergy to help the Up­per Marl­boro Food Bank pre­pare food for area res­i­dents. You can con­tact the church of­fice, 301-627-7389, for spe­cific in­for­ma­tion to help with sort­ing, bag­ging and dis­tri­bu­tion of foods. This monthly ac­tiv­ity is sched­uled for the sec­ond week of the month, meet­ing at the church on that Thurs­day at 7 p.m., Fri­day at 8 a.m. and Satur­day morn­ing at 7 a.m.

There will be Health and Well­ness Community Day for peo­ple to get fit and stay fit at Union United Methodist Church on Satur­day, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans for this event will in­clude ven­dors and ac­tiv­i­ties for every­one. The con­tact per­son is Terre De­ston who can be con­tacted by call­ing the church of­fice. This church is un­der the lead­er­ship of the Rev. Ken­drick D. Weaver who is the pas­tor at this church lo­cated at 14418 Old Marl­boro Pike in Up­per Marl­boro.

The first Chess Acad­emy hosted by Union United Methodist Church to teach youth chess, with stud­ies to help with crit­i­cal think­ing, decision mak­ing and much more for chil­dren was held re­cently. There will be an op­por­tu­nity to sign up for the sec­ond acad­emy. You are wel­come to reg­is­ter your chil­dren and grand­kids and you can also reg­is­ter to at­tend to learn chess. Con­tact the church of­fice for de­tails and dates for this event.

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church at 14515 Church St. in Up­per Marl­boro will have its fa­mous fish fry on Fri­day, July 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will have whit­ing or tilapia, green beans, coleslaw, bread, bev­er­age and dessert cost­ing $10 for adults, $8 for se­niors and just $5 for chil­dren 11 years old and younger. And, they wel­come you to join them where you can en­joy your meal while eat­ing it there or you can get food to take out. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the par­ish of­fice by di­al­ing 301-627-2636.

Fam­ily and Friends Day

Fam­ily and Friends Day on July 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be an op­por­tu­nity for food, live en­ter­tain­ment, games, live mu­sic, DJ and clowns at The Show Place Arena, 14900 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave., Up­per Marl­boro. The FAME Jazz Band, The Fix and Black Al­ley will help to make this day a good time for the whole fam­ily. This event is pre­sented by Coun­cil­man Mel Franklin in part­ner­ship with FAME at the sixth an­nual Prince Ge­orge’s County Fam­ily and Friends Day.

Sum­mer fun for kids

The Old Mary­land Farm in Prince Ge­orge’s County Watkins Re­gional Park, lo­cated at 301 Watkins Park Drive in Up­per Marl­boro, has some good things for learn­ing and en­joy­ing this sum­mer for the lit­tle ones. They can learn about chick­ens, ducks, lla­mas, sheep and ponies. And, they can go for a hayride, take a short walk, and ride a pop­u­lar minia­ture train. They also have an op­por­tu­nity to play minia­ture golf as well as en­joy an overnight camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-216-6770 or go to www.pg­parks.com.

Boys and girls are in­vited to en­joy Amer­ica’s fa­vorite pas­time at the Baysox Sta­dium, 4101 N.E. Crain High­way, Bowie. Chil­dren from 7 to 15 years old are in­vited to the free base­ball clinic which will be con­ducted by coaches from lo­cal high schools and youth leagues. This last date for this year is Satur­day, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. You can reg­is­ter on­line at www.pg­parks. com/things_­to_do/sports.htm or by call­ing 301-446-6800. You are asked to bring your base­ball equip­ment — gloves, bat, shoes, hat and wa­ter for ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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