LARGO, Md. — Chilly weather and fewer daylight hours won’t prevent Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) students and employees from enjoying a variety of events designed to enhance cultural learning, promote health education, encourage entrepreneurial thinking and showcase artistic talent throughout the month of October. All events are open to the general public.
• 53rd Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, October 3 – November 10, Marlboro Gallery
. Dedicated to the art-making process, as well as teaching, the art faculty will showcase original creations including ceramics, computer graphics, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures.
• Literally Speaking, October 6 at noon, Marlboro Gallery.
Kathryn Freeland, author of Navigating Your Way to Business Success:Aan Entrepreneur’s Journey
, will read and discuss her latest publication.
• Ruined, October 6 – 9, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Hallam Theatre
. Experience playwright Lynn Nottage’s haunting and probing work about resilience of the human spirit during times of war. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission.
• Stop Violence Everywhere, October 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132.
Learn more about the issue of bullying and access information community resources and services.
• Friday at the Movies: The Help, October 7, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 243 and 244.
Tickets are free for PGCC students and $5 for employees and the general public.
• Zumba Workshops, Monday, October 10, 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Largo Student Center.
Shape up and enjoy Latin cultural music with Zumba, an effective workout system.
• Mental Health and Your Nervous System, October 11, noon – 1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132.
Amecia Usual, who holds a doctor of naturopathy degree and is owner of Newness of Life Nutrition and Wellness, will lead a workshop on mental health and the nervous system.
• How to Obtain and Maintain Healthy Hair, October 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132.
Learn the basics of caring for healthy hair and receive a free hair analysis.
• Piano Recital, October 19, 1 – 2 p.m., Marlboro Gallery.
Magdalina Melkonyan, a music faculty member at Prince George's Community College, will present a full recital.
• Eye Safety Prevention Month, October 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132.
Attendees will receive free eye exams and information on eye health.
• Clothing Drive, October 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Largo Student Center.
The Campus Activities Board and Fashion Fabric Community Outreach will collect gently used clothing, shoes, coats and accessories for men and women. All donations are tax deductible.
Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.