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Prince George's County Department of Corrections Holds Chess Tournament

The Prince George’s County Department of Corrections held a chess tournament for juvenile offenders last week as part of teaching them how to manage anger, think and plan ahead.

“This program has had a calming effect in the unit and it has improved their grades,” said Tournament Creator Matthew Winston.  “It has taught them that if they make mistakes, there are consequences and they are learning to be more complimentary of each other.”

Winston is a Board of Education employee who also teaches math to the juvenile offenders and the chess tournament is part of his teaching method.  Every youth incarcerated at the facility is required to learn chess.

“Conflicts among the group are fewer now than before and all of them are learning about concentration and patience,” Winston said.

Dozens of DC Area Employers Participate in Career Fair

Free career and internship fair open to the public at PGCC

More than 50 Washington, D.C. area employers will be discussing job opportunities and accepting resumes at Prince George’s Community College.  Participating employers include the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security, State Farm Insurance, TD Bank, Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Providence Hospital.

The event is free and open to those seeking internships or full-time jobs.

Thursday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Prince George’s Community College Marlboro Hall, Room 2102 301 Largo Road (Off Hwy 202, down the road from FedEx Field) Largo, MD  20774                 

National Soccer Championship Comes to Prince George's Community College

For the first time in history, Prince George’s Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Soccer Championship, Thursday, November 4, 2010 through Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the college’s Largo campus.

Eight teams will be competing to be named the best team in the country as they take to the Prince George’s Community College’s newly renovated soccer field. Students will play four games on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5. Three games will be played on Sunday.

The Prince George’s County Health Department Is Offering Free Walk-in Flu Shots

The Prince George’s County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in flu clinic on Wednesday, October 13 at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center in an effort to ensure that all residents interested in a flu shot will be able to receive one.

 “As flu season approaches, it is important that every individual in the CDC target population have access to the seasonal flu vaccine,” said Health Officer, Donald Shell, M.D., M.A. “For that reason, we are offering an opportunity for the public to come in to a clinic and receive a flu vaccine free of charge.”

The flu vaccine will be administered October 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center located at 6101 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, MD.

Other opportunities for the public to receive flu shots include:

Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.

 

“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”

 

County Sets First Health and Wellness Expo

The Prince George’s County Health, Wellness and Recreation Advisory Council (HWRAC) and County Executive Jack B. Johnson are sponsoring the first health and wellness expo, “Wellness Works,” for county employees on October 7. All county employees are encouraged to attend and may be granted up to four hours of administrative leave by their agency or department appointing authority. Executive Jack B. Johnson will be attending.

The expo will feature demonstrations, vendors, informational handouts and various health screenings. This is the first major event sponsored by the HWRAC, which was created earlier this year.

Appearances will be made by County Executive Jack B. Johnson; Dr. Donald Shell, Department of Health Director; and others.

 

WHEN: 

Thursday, October 7, 2010.

Two sessions: one from 8 a.m. to noon, and a second from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

 

WHERE: 

Parents and Youth Conference Encourages Parents to Get Involved

WHO: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association Council

WHAT: Parent and Youth Conference:

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

7601 Hanover Parkway • Greenbelt

 

In partnership with the Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association

(PTA) Council, Prince George’s County Public Schools will sponsor a Parent and Youth

Conference with the theme “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth.”

The free conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by

representatives from the national PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), the