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Take Charge of Your Health and Enjoy Live Music during April at PGCC

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Article by: Mona M. Rock, rockmm@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—April activities at Prince George’s Community College offer a variety of opportunities for the public to expand cultural awareness and improve their health. All events are free and open to the community.  

Wellness for Life Fitness Class, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall,Room 132. Exercise for better health with a certified fitness trainer and lose pounds. 

Boot Camp Exercises, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 5:30– 6:30 p.m., Novak Field House, Room 114. Push yourself to the limit as an exercise expert offers new alternatives for optimal health. 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, April 10, noon–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Learn how to prevent contracting sexually transmitted diseases at seminar featuring Anita Shelton, nurse in the Prince George’s Community College Health Education Center. 

Rhythm in Jazz, April 11, 1 p.m., Marlboro Hall, Room 1076. Gain insights into the important role percussion plays in jazz music during a lecture featuring Marshall Maley, adjunct professor at Prince George’s Community College.  

Love Chemistry 101, April 11, 1 –3 p.m., Largo Student Center, Community Room B.Participate in a discussion about healthy relationships. Participants can ask questions or contribute to the conversation through a special Twitter feed. Topics include finding self confidence, learning from your past, knowing your worth and avoiding toxic dating. 

Alcohol Awareness, April 12, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Raise awareness of alcohol abuse, encourage people to make healthy choices and receive free literature at the Prince George’s Community College Health Education Center.  

Civility in Sports, April 16 – 18, 1–4 p.m., Soccer Field. Practice sports civility and compete in a variety of games including flag football, soccer, tennis, softball and extreme sports. 

Handle Stress, April 16, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Examine ways to manage stress at a workshop presented by Priority Partners, health care services organization. 

Live with Arthritis, April 17 noon–1 p.m. Bladen Hall, Room 132. Discover ways to live better with arthritis. Prince George’s Community College alumnus Jean Mattie leads a discussion about resources and services to help patients cope with the disease. 

Stress Bingo, April 19, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Diminish stress, lighten the mood and win prizes prior to final exams. 

Jazz Improvisation, April 20, 1 p.m., Marlboro Hall, Room 1076. Explore the world of jazz improvisation with Prince George’s Community College music instructors Ned Judy and Bobby Muncy. 

Sexual Assault Workshop, April 23, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Study the signs of sexual assault and abuse at a workshop led by Cheryl Banks, community educator with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center at Dimensions Health Care System located at Prince George’s Hospital Center. 

Jazz and Classical Music Recital, April 25, 1 p.m., Marlboro Gallery. Enjoy a recital incorporating jazz and classical music presented by the Prince George’s Community College music faculty.  

Green Dot Program, April 30, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Bladen Hall, Room 132. Learn ways to prevent sexual violence through communication with community educator Cheryl Banks. 

For more information about 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.   

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