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Going out in Greenbelt, September 26 – October 5

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Going out in Greenbelt, September 26 – October 5

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 26, 2014 At the Greenbelt Arts Center: - Hamlet by William Shakespeare opens. A guest production from Off The Quill, directed by Patrick Mullen. OTQ puts their signature spin on Shakespeare’s […]

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 […]

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? […]