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Improve Your Health and Explore the Arts during October at PGCC

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.—Improve your health and explore the arts during October at Prince George’s Community College. All events are open to the general public. 

Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, October 1 – November 8, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Marlboro Gallery.  Discover art through the eyes of Prince George’s Community College faculty.  Exhibition includes ceramics, computer graphics, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture. Some artworks will be for sale. The exhibit is closed October 30 for College Enrichment Day at Prince George’s Community College. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Table, October 9, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Bladen Hall Room 132. Empower yourselfwith information about breast cancer prevention and treatment and enter a contest to win prizes. 

Smoking Cessation Seminar, October 11 and October 25 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn how to stop using tobacco products. A smoking cessation specialist will discuss how to prepare to quit smoking and natural prescription aids available to help kick the habit.    

Midnight Madness, October 12, 6 p.m., Novak Field House. Cheer for your favorite basketball team as students compete against faculty and staff. Halftime activities include a hot shots contest, kids relay and slam dunk competition.   

CareFirst, Culinary Arts program and Health Education Center's Survivor Appreciation Luncheon, October 16, noon - 1:30 p.m., Bladen Hall Room 132. Celebrate fighting cancer with survivors and enjoy lunch. Participants will share stories about their battle with the disease and discuss how the experience impacted their lives and families.  

Cafe Night, October 18, 4 – 6 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Room A.  Showcasemusic, poetry and comedy talents at the first open-microphone forum of the year. 

For more information on campus events, contact the Office of College Life Services at 301- 322-0853. 

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, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.    

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