Local churches hosting many opportunities for residents to get involved
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.