Going out in Greenbelt* for February 28 – March 8

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Mt. Rainier and Riverdale. All Prince George’s Proud! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 At The New Deal Cafe Moxie Blues Band –start with 7 musicians with a love for blues, rock and soul, add a generous ...
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Events Page is Up! Got Events or Dates to Add?

When I ask Greenbelters what information they’d like to see here on Greenbelt Online, the answer is almost always – a calendar of events. Repeatedly. Sometimes with urgency. Especially the festivals and other major events that people want to avoid when picking dates for THEIR events or travel. So I started looking for examples of local event pages or calendars ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* – February 21 to March 1

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Mt. Rainier and Beltsville. All Prince George’s Proud! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 At The New Deal Cafe Mike Wescott Band – four-time International Blues Challenge semi-finalist and winner of multiple Guitar Center competitions, Mike Precott, ...
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Win the New Field Guide to Plants in the Greenbelt North Woods!

Good news! Greenbelt has its own field guide now: “A Hundred Wild Things – a Field Guide to Plants in the Greenbelt North Woods.” In this blog post, local author Owen Kelley answers our questions about the field guide and the forest itself. (Find out more about Owen from his listing in the Greenbelt Creatives Directory.) How to Win the ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* – February 14 to 23

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Mt. Rainier and Riverdale Park. All Prince George’s Proud! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 At The New Deal Cafe Valentine’s Day Show with The Smokin’ Polecats & Marianna Previti – one of the best blues bands in the DMV ...
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The Case Against Shearing your Shrubs

Azaleas sheared (L) and as Mother Nature intended (R) As a gardening writer and teacher, my favorite how-to topic has always been pruning – especially hands-on, demonstrating how it’s done on clients’ own (overgrown, neglected) shrubs. Teaching people to prune is rewarding because it’s SO often done incorrectly, and no wonder because correct pruning techniques are NOT intuitive, at least ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* – February 7 to 16

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Mt. Rainier and Riverdale Park. All Prince George’s Proud! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 At The New Deal Cafe  IlyAIMY – mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass with flavours as varied as ...
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A Send-off for Dancing Bill

Bill dancing with Barbara Glick, and alone in his signature style. If you’ve ever been to a music performance in Greenbelt where dancing is at all possible, you’ve seen Greenbelt’s Dancing Bill in action. But with his recent move to the Seattle area, you won’t see him dancing again, so here’s our send-off to him, with a bit of his ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* for January 31 – February 9

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby College Park, Mt. Rainier and Laurel. All Prince George’s Proud! FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre January 31 – February 6 Animated Shorts 83 minutes, PG-13. Animation Nominees include: Daughter (Czech Republic), Hair Love (USA), Kitbull (USA), Memorable (France), Sister (China, USA). Live Action ...
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Meet Marvin Britt, Workout and Weight-Loss Trainer

Greenbelt Online is happy to highlight a Greenbelt-based business located off the beaten path and maybe under the radar. It’s Marvin Britt’s workout training business ACTION Sports Fitness in Capital Office Park, 6301 Ivy Lane, 1st floor.  So you don’t see the place driving by, but hundreds of people work in that office park, plenty of whom want to lose ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* for January 24 – February 2

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby Hyattsville, College Park and Laurel. Click to subscribe to Going out in Greenbelt.* FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre . At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield ...
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Meet Nicole Williams, our New Delegate in Annapolis

Back in November, Governor Hogan appointed lawyer, Democratic Party activist, feminist and Greenbelter Nicole Williams to fill the District 22 seat in the Maryland House of Delegates previously held by Tawanna Gaines. That new role for her became a reality finally on January 8 when she was sworn in and attended her very first session of the House (where already ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* January 17 – 26

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud. Click to subscribe to Going out in Greenbelt.*  FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 At The New Deal Cafe Shannon Bielski & Moonlight Drive – winner of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Competition ...
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Free Classic Films 1st Mondays at Old Greenbelt Theatre

Patrons arrive for the January “Monday Matinee” at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Free Monday Matinees I’d heard that the Old Greenbelt Theatre’s “Monday Matinees” were a big hit, attracting hundreds of movie-goers, so I decided to check it out. Sure enough, these free screenings of classic films at 1 pm every first Monday of the month are the theater’s most ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* for January 10 – 19

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus choice events in nearby towns – all Prince Georges Proud. Click to subscribe to Going out in Greenbelt.*  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 At The New Deal Cafe The 8 – Balls – get your classic rock groove on with this ...
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2 Harriet Tubman Museums are a Day-Trip Away

It was seeing “Harriet” at the Old Greenbelt Theatre that inspired me to learn more about Harriet Tubman. And lucky for us, her travels and travails were local and memorialized in the Cambridge area on the Eastern Shore – as close as a 90-minute drive from Greenbelt! Apparently the movie prompted lots of us to make the trip. The Washington Post ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* for January 3 – 12

*Here are the special events, movies, live music, theater, talks, etc coming up in the next 10 days – in Greenbelt Maryland, plus three choice events in College Park. Click to subscribe to Going out in Greenbelt.*  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3 At the Old Greenbelt Theatre “Knives  Out” opens. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis. Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson ...
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Library Update, and Where did Lynda Go?

While Greenbelters await the January 21 reopening of our library, a new video shows us the changes we’ll see there. Most interesting bit? Hearing that the Greenbelt Library cost just $795,000 to build. Yes, that’s in 1970 dollars, but still, that’s about what you’d pay for a condo in DC these days. Discovering the Beltsville Branch Beltsville Library While our ...
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Going out in Greenbelt* December 27 – January 5

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 At The New Deal Cafe Kiti Gartner and the Drifting Valentines – Western Swing, Rockabilly, and Old Country with a pinch of Jump Blues. Their influences include music from the 1940s and on, including almost everything that came out of The Quonset Hut, RCA Studio B in the 50s/60s, Sun Records, and Bakersfield. (8:30 to 11:30pm) At the Old Greenbelt ...
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The Catholic Community of Greenbelt

Celestine Ranney-Howes is the music minister for the Catholic Community of Greenbelt. Up next in our profiles of Greenbelt’s faith communities (links provided below) is one you might not have heard of – because there’s no edifice or signage on Crescent Road to announce its existence. But the Catholic Community of Greenbelt is alive and well, and meets Sunday mornings ...
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