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March, 2009


Welcome to the electronic edition of the
Progressive Cheverly Bulletin!

Please submit your events and announcements
for future editions to angelaboone@hotmail.com, or
call Angela at 301-322-7409.

    PROGRESSIVE CHEVERLY BULLETIN MARCH 2009

     

    Congresswoman Donna Edwards April 2* Cheverly Advocates for Public Schools March 25 
     *Become a Member!  *MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail Reading March 29 *Get Your Vegetable Plot!

     

    PROGRESSIVE CHEVERLY MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

     

    APRIL GENERAL MEETING

    SPECIAL GUEST:  CONGRESSWOMAN DONNA EDWARDS

    WORKING IN CONGRESS TO RESTORE AMERICA

    Thursday, April 2nd

    7:00 p.m.

    Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center Cafeteria

    2300 Belleview Ave

    All are welcome!  Bring a friend or neighbor.  Business meeting will follow at 8:00 p.m.

     

    CHEVERLY ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING

    Thursday, April 16th

    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Home of Casey and Dave Kneipp

    6215 Inwood Street

     

    Help us move the county toward a green economy, expand efforts around energy efficiency, and plan for Cheverly Day.  All are welcome.

     

    CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

    THE BELOVED COMMUNITY - MAKING THE DREAM A REALITY!

    Sunday, March 29th

    6:30 p.m.

    Home of Joyce and Joel Lang

    6424 Forest Road

    RSVP to joycelang@verizon.net or 301-773-2211

    Join the Peace Committee for the second in this series of observations as we read together “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April, 1963, in response to a statement made by eight white Alabama clergymen.  Bring a dish to share for potluck after the reading.   All adults and children are welcome.

     

    JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN PROGRESSIVE CHEVERLY TODAY!

    Support Progressive Cheverly’s work in the community by becoming a member.  Dues are just $15.00 per year, per person.  Mail a check to “Progressive Cheverly” today to Craig Tupper, Treasurer, 2332 Belleview Ave., Cheverly, MD  20785, or bring your check or cash to the next meeting!

     

    OTHER MEETINGS AND EVENTS:

     

    CHEVERLY ADVOCATES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    with Special Guest PGCSB Rep. Heather Iliff
    Wednesday, March 25th

    7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Town Hall Conference Room
    Babysitting provided during meeting, please arrive a few minutes early to take advantage, free.
    (She's really coming this time, we've gotten written, verbal and in-person confirmation from Heather!)

     

    15TH ANNUAL ANACOSTIA WATERSHED RIVER CLEANUP & RALLY CELEBRATION

    Saturday, April 18th

    8:30 a.m.  to 2:00 p.m.

    30+ cleanup sites

    More info: (301) 699-6204 or www.anacostiaws.org

     

    SENATOR BEN CARDIN WILL DISCUSS ECONOMIC CRISIS 

    Wednesday, March 25th

    7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
    White Oak Middle School, Silver Spring

    Sponsored by the Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club

     

    HISTORIC SITE OPEN HOUSE IN CHEVERLY

    Sunday, March 29th

    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Cheverly United Methodist Church

    2901 Cheverly Avenue at Forest Road.

    CUMC and the County’s Historic Property Program invite you to the church to learn about energy efficiency improvements for the county’s newest historic site. Tour the building and learn about the many community activities at the church and efforts to match a $45,000 grant from M-NCPPC to reduce very large energy costs. For information call 301-773-1314.

     

    PARKS AND RECREATION: 2010 AND BEYOND

    Six public meetings scheduled.  Those closest to Cheverly are:

     

    Tuesday, March 31

    7:00 PM

    Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg MD 20710

     

    Saturday, April 4, 1:00 PM                      

    Peppermill Community Center. 610 Hill Road, Landover MD 20785

    Questions: John Henderson, 301-864-6957

     

    "Parks & Recreation: 2010 and Beyond” is a community needs assessment project that is focused on parks and recreation.  Help us identify needs for recreation programs, parks, trails, and open space needs--now, and for the future in Prince George's County." The organizers promise to share the results of the online survey (you did respond to the survey, didn't you?) at these meetings.

     

    CHEVERLY GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN MONTHLY MEETING

    Monday, April 6th

    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Cheverly Community Center, 6401 Forest Road

     

    Special Presentation on Financing for Conservation, featuring Jennifer Cotting of the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center. Learn about strategies that land trusts, watershed organizations, towns and community groups have used to support conservation purchases and practices. For an overview of the Finance Center, go to http://www.efc.umd.edu/.

    For more information on the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Plan, visit: http://cheverlygreenplan.googlepages.com/home

     

    PLANT YOUR OWN VEGETABLE GARDEN!

    Progressive Cheverly has helped start Cheverly’s own Community Garden at Boyd Park.  There are 29 plots available (4 feet x 20 feet) for a cost of $20 per year, but they are going fast.  Some tools and water will be available on site.  Applications are available at the Town Community Center.  Questions? Call Dave Kneipp at 301-772-3946 or email chvgardens@verizon.net

     

    24TH ANNUAL PEACE, JUSTICE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE

    Friday evening April 3rd and Saturday April 4th  

    Church of the Resurrection

    3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville 20866.

    “Peace Means Taking Care of Ourselves, Each Other and the Earth," sponsored by Maryland United for Peace and Justice/Institute for Positive Action and Pax Christi. Register either in advance or at the door, but contact Paulette Hammond in advance, so food can be ordered: 410-747-3811 or phamm001@earthlink.net  

     

    NATIONAL MARCH ON WALL STREET

    Saturday, April 4, 11 am, New York City

    End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Cut the Military Budget and Fund our Communities

    Details:  www.unitedforpeace.org

     

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