Donations Needed For Men Make A Difference Breakfast

Paint Branch Elementary School is taking part in the Men Make A Difference Day on Monday, 10/13/14.  All dads and the important men in our students’ lives are invited to come have breakfast at the school together with their kids at 8:45 am.

The school is asking the PTA to help with donations of breakfast items for the event.  If you are willing to donate some muffins, bagels, donuts, juice, coffee, fruit, yogurt or other easy to eat and serve breakfast items, please contact Ms. Cunningham ( or (301) 513-5300 directly and let her know what you can bring.  All items will need to be brought to the school by 8:30 am.

College Park Day Coming Soon

See you next Saturday, September 27th from 11am to 3pm @ 5000 Paint Branch Parkway – free parking across the street at the College Park Metro station:

Meet the Oriole Mascot! Come see the Bomb Squad Robots! Talk with the firemen and see the College Park and Branchville engines! Climb the 30′ Spider Zone or 25′ Rock Wall! Try the Fire Rescue Obstacle Course or amazing Extreme Air Bungee Jumper!


Play some fun carnival games or get your face painted! Visit the Boys and Girls Club booth or the CP Arts Exchange booth for fun activities! Kids 12 and under – bring your bikes and stop by the Proteus Bikes booth and learn the essentials of bike handling and bike safety!

We’ll have hot dogs, BBQ, cupcakes and Hawaiian Shave Ice to fuel you up and keep you refreshed during the day! Come by and visit us at the College Park Community Foundation table.


College Park Community Library Fall Schedule

The Church of the Nazarene
9704 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park MD 20740
Lower Level of the Church
Saturdays - The 2nd Sat. Bella, our resident beagle, listens to children ages 5-12 read their favorite stories from 10-1:00. The 3rd Sat. Kirby, our resident pup, listens to children ages 5-12 read their favorite stories from 10-1:00.
Library Games - On the 1st and 4th Sat. from 10:00 – 1:00. Fun for all ages. Children 8 and older can play without… their parents younger children will need a parent with them. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of Battleship, Go Fish, War, Monopoly and more or bring your favorite games to play with friends.
An evening of Games! - Monday from 7-8:30  Join our volunteer and play your favorite games. The library has a small collection of games, however, donations are always welcome!
Fine tune your writing skills! – Tues. evenings from 7-8:30 Joe is on hand to offer help with your writing.
Book Group Discussion – The Fourth Tuesday Book Group meets from 7-8:30
Story Time –  Wed. 10:30 – 11:00 ages infants/up
Drop in Story Time  – Tues. through Thurs. 1-4:00 all ages welcome!
Junior Reader Program – Tues. 2-4:00  – Students all ages are invited to join our afternoon school program reading to younger children during Story Time. Improve your reading skills and confidence.
Seniors Meet-Up – Third Thursday from 1-4:00 – Join our discussion on books, current events, enjoy light refreshments and meet new friends. Attick Towers and Spellman House residents welcome!
ESL this fall – Time and Date to be determined.

Up to $4,000 in Grants Available – Learn How to Apply

Please join us on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. for a Grant Workshop. The College Park Community Foundation is giving out up to $4,000 in grants ranging from $250 to $1,000. At the workshop, we will give applicants the tools they need to develop a winning application.

Event: CPCF Grant Workshop
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road

Please register via this form:

Potential applicants are required to attend the workshop or meet with a board member prior to submitting their application. For more information, please contact Jackie Pearce Garrett at

Meet Local Author Renee Domogauer on July 24th

College Park Community Library presents
“Meet the Author” with Renee Domogauer
July 24th @ 10:30am
Church of the Nazarene
9704 Rhode Island Ave.


Come out and meet Renee Domogauer, College Park resident and author of The Washington Oak Kittens. Ms. Domogauer will read from her recently published children’s book and share with the audience the true-to-life events behind the story. As an added treat, she will offer children a chance to express themselves in an art project related to the historic Washington Oak.

Signed copies of her book will be on sale for $12.50. For more information, please call 301-474-8044.

Tree Planting Event


Anacostia Tree Planting Event
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
9 a.m. to Noon

USDA Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center
Near the Intersection of Center Rd and
Powder Mill Rd in Beltsville, MD

  • Come Plant Trees in the Beaverdam Creek Watershed (USDA/BARC property)
  • We will be planting more than 100 native trees and shrubs (holes will be pre-dug)
  • Gain Community service hours!
  • No experience necessary

Meeting Location: Center Road parking lot (click for map). A caravan will depart from this parking lot to the planting location. Parking is available near the planting site. See flier for details and directions.

Please RSVP to Aubin Maynard at, or call (202) 962-3233

Organized by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on behalf of USDA/BARC and Maryland DNR.

Community Meeting for Nonprofit Leaders

The College Park Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving College Park to participate in a community meeting on June 7, 2014. We would like to hear from you how we can facilitate and support collaboration among College Park nonprofit and service organizations. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: June 7, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Road
Attendees: Representatives of nonprofit and service organizations working in College Park

Please register here!