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Going out in Greenbelt, September 19 – 28

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, September 19 – 28

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, September 19, 2014 - Jazz and blues piano by Takoma Park’s own John Guernsey (6:30 to 8pm) - The Wharf Rats - fun and lively Grateful Dead Jam band!(8 to 11pm)   Saturday, […]

Wonderful Walking Tour of Old Greenbelt

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wonderful Walking Tour of Old Greenbelt

A highlight of the Labor Day Festival for me was taking the Walking Tour of Greenbelt with the very knowledgeable Steve Oetken, docent at the Greenbelt Museum. Steve’s degree in historical preservation was evident and much appreciated. Here’s just some of what I learned. Greenbelt was built for three reasons:  to provide low-income housing, to provide […]

Greenbelt turns out for “The Roosevelts”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Greenbelt turns out for “The Roosevelts”

Greenbelters are rightly excited about the new Ken Burns documentary about The Roosevelts that will start its 7-night airing this Sunday night at 8 (and repeating at 10) and follow for the next 6 nights.  The entire 14 hours will also be available streaming beginning Monday the 15th. Reviews are calling it Ken Burns’ best yet! […]

What Management by the Friends of Greenbelt Theatre would Mean

| September 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
What Management by the Friends of Greenbelt Theatre would Mean

Greenbelt’s City Council is holding the first of three work sessions to consider management of the under-renovation Greenbelt Theatre this Wednesday – whether to turn the theater over to the new nonprofit Friends of Greenbelt Theatre or to contract again with PandG Theaters in D.C.  I can’t attend (a GHI Committee calls) but I hope […]

Pooch Plunge 2014

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pooch Plunge 2014

Here’s the scene at the opening of the event, with dogs figuring out how to get in and out of the water and their humans deciding how much to plunge themselves. Thanks to hot and humid weather, that turned out to be quite a lot.

Scenes from a Labor Day Festival

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Scenes from a Labor Day Festival

Another fabulous Labor Day Festival has come and gone and here are just a few highlights – for this blogger. Someone told me that the PTA’s Book Sale is where Greenbelt’s intellectuals hang out, so I stopped by to see the crowd at the very beginning of the sale, Friday evening.  I mingled, bought some […]

How to Support the Greenbelt Elementary School

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
How to Support the Greenbelt Elementary School

By Li’l Dan Celdran, a parent of a kindergartner at Greenbelt Elementary School. Programs Greenbelt Elementary School (GES) offers full day Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten-5th grade classes.  The school is in session from late August through mid-June. The school offers before care and after care for a fee. How can our community support Greenbelt Elementary School? […]

How to Support the Greenbelt Nursery School

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to Support the Greenbelt Nursery School

By Li’l Dan Celdran, former member of Greenbelt Nursery School History Greenbelt Nursery School (GNS) was founded in 1942 and is one of the oldest cooperatives in Greenbelt. The school depends upon parent participation with every part of the School’s operation: governance, finance, administration, assisting in classrooms, publicity, fundraising, maintenance, and housekeeping. Parents accept specific […]

Labor Day Book Sale, with Midway

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Labor Day Book Sale, with Midway

The Greenbelt Elementary PTA runs a used book sale every year as part of the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival. There are more than 20,000 books for sale, all donated during the month of August by members of the community. Hours for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival: Friday, August 29, from 6 to 10pm Saturday, August 30, from […]

Ken Kesey Bus and Mammatus Clouds at Roosevelt Center

| August 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Ken Kesey Bus and Mammatus Clouds at Roosevelt Center

Wednesday, August 20 was an amazing night in the Roosevelt Center parking lot, where the gang from the New Deal Cafe awaited the arrival of Ken Kesey’s Magic Bus.  It was made famous by Kesey’s Merry Pranksters and then chronicled by Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.  We all read or at least watched the movie of […]