May 21, 2019

Dear Friends,

Please join me on Thursday, May 23, for an important Town Hall meeting with Congressman Anthony Brown regarding Governor Hogan's proposal to widen and toll the Capital Beltway. Please click on the invitation for details and to RSVP.

In early April I sent a detailed e-newsletter discussing this project as well as Governor Hogan's MAGLEV project and more. You can read that here

It is incredibly important that we make our voices heard about these proposed projects.

Thank you to the nearly 200 residents who attended and testified at the Council's Budget Hearings in April and May. We are deep into budget deliberations now and anticipate voting on the County's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget on Wednesday, May 29.

Even as budget work is going on, important legislation is moving forward. I was proud to propose CB-4-2018, which passed unanimously, to support farmers markets across Prince George's County by ensuring our fire and inspection regulations more appropriately match what farmers markets actually are, instead of holding them to the same regulations that large festivals and carnivals must meet. I'm incredibly grateful to the Prince George's Food Equity Council, the  Food Justice Coalition of 20743, and numerous market managers for their support of this legislation. We are lucky to have farmers markets across Prince George's County. Check out locations and dates here.

Thank you to all those who attended my annual Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) Day at the College Park Aviation Museum on May 5. It was a fantastic afternoon of hands-on activities for all! From the NASA Photo Booth to Terrapin Works 3D printer to learning about the Tuskegee Airman to art with Art Works Now and College Park Arts Exchange, there was truly something "extra" for everyone! You won't want to miss this e vent next year!

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend another event that will have something for everyone -- the first-ever Trolley Trail Day on Saturday, June 8. The Troley Trail is the hiker/biker trail which connects College Park, Riverdale Park and Hyattsville. June 8 will be an active, free fun-filled day of walking, biking, eating and shopping. Check out the schedule of events and watch for more details coming soon!

Do you have a teenager in your life? Make sure to check out the Xtreme Teen programming offered by Prince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation. There are Xtreme Teen Nights every Friday and Saturday. Xtreme Teen summer sites offer Prince George's County teens, ages 13 to 17, fun, supervised, age-appropriate activities. This summer locations in and near District 3 include Greenbelt Middle School and William Wirt Middle School. Learn more.

Do you have a child ages 6-12? The Prince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation offers Summer Playgrounds for County residents between the age of 6 and 12. Summer Playgrounds run at various neighborhood locations throughout Prince George's County and offer games, crafts, and other fun activities for $60 for the duration of the summer program. Summer Playgrounds will be offered at numerous schools in and near District 3 this year including: Cooper Lane ES, Carrollton ES, Riverdale ES, Berwyn Heights ES, Robert Frost ES, Magnolia ES, College Park Youth Services Center, and Templeton ES. Learn more and register today.

In March I sent a Special Edition email newsletter listing numerous summer camp, scholarship, and youth employment opportunities. If you missed it or are still looking for summer resources, you can read it here.

As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. #onlytogether

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WSSC Open House Meeting on the NEW Billing Rate Structure

Tuesday, May 21
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex

FREE! Senior Health
& Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 22
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex
I'm proud to sponsor this event that promotes health and wellness for seniors in celebration of "Older Americans Month" and National Senior Health & Fitness Day. This FREE event features a variety of fitness activities, including aerobics, swimming, strength training, line dancing, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold, and more!
It was a pleasure to speak to students at Riverdale Elementary for Career Day.
Special thanks to these organizations for offering free hands-on activities at my STEAM Day:

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