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Going out in Greenbelt, October 24 – November 2

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, October 24 – November 2

This is a weekly preview of fun, interesting things happening in Greenbelt: music, theater, talks, guided tours, and more. This list covers the next nine days. Friday, October 24, 2014 In Roosevelt Center: - Community Carve-Off! Music and a whole lot of pumpkin carving. The whole community is invited to join in carving jack o’lanterns that […]

Landscaping Choices in 1930: Formal or Naturalistic

| October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Landscaping Choices in 1930: Formal or Naturalistic

In Old Greenbelt we see an unusual amount of hedges, mainly of privet or euonymus, most of them installed in the early days before fences were allowed.  (That happened in the ’50s after the homes became owner-occupied and and pets first permitted.)  I’m told by one historian that hedges were used to demarcate the land […]

Going out in Greenbelt, October 17 – 26

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, October 17 – 26

This is a weekly preview of fun, interesting things happening in Greenbelt: music, theater, talks, guided tours, and more. This list covers the next nine days. Friday, October 17, 2014 At the  Greenbelt American Legion: -   Rexford  Revue! Don’t miss this popular fund-raiser for the Greenbelt Museum.  If inspired, break out a favorite vintage—or vintage-inspired—outfit and […]

Services for Greenbelt Seniors

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Services for Greenbelt Seniors

Hearing Beth Baker talk about Greenbelt as a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community with terrific city services for seniors inspired me to find out what exactly they are. Here’s a round-up of Greenbelt Senior Services and Programs thanks to input from Christal Batey and Karen Haseley, and some noncity help for seniors, too. GAIL - Greenbelt Assistance in […]

Join Rafael’s Race to support Greenbelt Elementary School

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Join Rafael’s Race to support Greenbelt  Elementary School

by Bernard Kelly GES Parent and Race Director On Saturday, October 25, 2014 the PTA at Greenbelt Elementary School is hosting the 4th annual Rafael’s Race, a 5K walk/run and fun run. The race is powered by teachers and families who were moved by the unstoppable spirit of Rafael Martins. Rafael was a student at […]

Super-Easy Neighborhood Parties

| October 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Super-Easy Neighborhood Parties

Neighborhood parties are the easiest of all parties to organize, I’m here to report.  For the recent party shown here, I printed and distributed the invitations a month before.  Then Noah in 2 Westway distributed most of the reminder notices a week before the party, and people took care of everything else – bringing food, […]

1st Contra Dance in Greenbelt is a Hit!

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
1st Contra Dance in Greenbelt is a Hit!

Great turn-out, great music and calling, and hopes are high that this will become a regular event in the Community Center gym – on first-Saturday nights every month. Due to scheduling conflicts and gym-floor renovations, the dances won’t start up again until February but after that, it should be a regular event.  A natural for […]

Help Green the GHI Landscape

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Help Green the GHI Landscape

Common Area Gardens This post is for you GHIers out there – especially the ones who’d like to see more plants, more biodiversity, more sustenance and shelter for pollinators and birds, and of course more beauty around their neighborhood.  Another benefit from additional perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees will be retaining more stormwater in the soil […]

Lipbone Redding at the New Deal Cafe

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lipbone Redding at the New Deal Cafe

I walked into the Cafe on a Tuesday night not knowing what to expect but within seconds became a fan of Lipbone Redding here.  The small crowd (Tuesday!) obviously agreed.  He’s one singer-songwriter-entertainer with gobs of stage presence.

Discovering Patuxent’s North Tract

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Discovering Patuxent’s North Tract

Greenbelt Live has previously reported on the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge (here and here) but little did I know that I had only seen the South Tract of the Refuge, the part that’s just outside of Greenbelt.  Finally last month I discovered the North Tract when I visited for what was billed as their “Wildlife Conservation and […]