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Family Fun Bowling Bash – January 27, 2019

The City of College Park’s Recreation Board presents…
Family Fun Bowling Bash!

Sunday, January 27 from 1 to 4pm at Bowlero Lanes (formerly AMF College Park – 9021 Baltimore Ave)

Only $5* per person!! 

Includes unlimited bowling from 1-4pm, shoe rental, soda and pizza
*For the first 100 City of College Park residents. Proof of residency required. After that, the price is only $10 per person

No reservations required and a limited number of lanes also have gutter guards!

For more information, please call the Department of Public Services at 240-487-3570

Community Library Programs

New Programs: Baby and Me Tues. and Thurs. 1:30pm -3:30pm.  This is a drop in program for parents with infants and toddlers.The program will offer songs, stories, games and a way for parents to connect with other parents in our community.Our volunteer Sarah’s 5 month old son Will will be at the library with his Mom on Tuesdays.  

Homework Help!  2nd and 4th Sat. 10:00 AM to  12:00 PM Komunumo is providing FREE homework help this Fall. If you need help with homework, you may be eligible to participate in our first ever Homework Help Program! We are looking to host this fall at the Church of the Nazarene 9704 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740. Help will be offered the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in participating, please send us an email to so we can send you more information. Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @KomunumoCP

ESL Classes Monday evenings 7-8:30pm
Arts Group Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm
2nd Tuesday Book Group 7-8:30pm
3rd Tues. CPAE Book Group 7-8:30pm
4th Tues. CPAE Photography Club 7-8:30pm

Story Time:
Wed. Story Time 10:30am11:00am ages infants and up.
Drop in Story Time Tues. and Thurs. 1-4:00pm all ages.
Story Time Tues. in English and French 1-4:00pm
Story Time 1st Sat. in English and Mandarin Chinese 10:30am11:00am
Story Time in Russian 4th Sat. 10:30am – 11:15 am

Tues. and Thurs. 2-4:00pm
Students grades 1st – 3rd improve their reading skills and confidence by reading to a staff member.

web site: for additional information or “Like” us on Facebook — College Park Community Library

Things to Buy from City’s Public Works Department:

Here is a list of items avalibale to purchase from City’s Public Works Department:

  1. 50-gallon rain barrels for $72. Click here for more information.
    Yard Waste Carts for City residents for $25. Click here for more information.
  2. Backyard Composting Bins for $20 (city residents) and $40(non-residents). Click here for more information.
  3. SMARTLEAF® compost ($28 cubic yard) and wood mulch ($12 cubic yard) are available for pick up. Click here for more information. Deliveries have ended for the season.

Need Snow Shoveling Help? Please Let me Know

Like the past years, we’re offering free snow shoveling help for the folks who need them. We know many of our neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled ones, often get stuck in their homes during this season and need our serious help.

If you or anyone you know who may need such help, please feel free to give me a call (301-659-6295) or email me at We hope to get some volunteers throughout the snow season to help out the needy folks.

Also, if you’d like to volunteer in this, please let us know. The experience you’ll get is very rewarding.

City Offices Closed for Christmas & New Year’s Day Holidays

All City Offices will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018 for the Christmas holiday. 

All regular refuse & recycling collections will slide forward two days; no special collections will occur during the holiday week.

All City Offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Monday refuse and recycling collections will occur as normal, however Tuesday and Wednesday collections will slide forward one day.

Special collections will only occur on Friday, January 4, 2019. You must contact the Department of Public Works at 240-487-3590 or email to schedule a pickup before setting your items out on the curb.

[Source City of College Park]

Public Forum: Duvall Field Visioning & Planning Project

The City of College Park needs your input to determine future improvements at Duvall Field. Please attend this meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for upgrading and prioritizing its facilities, amenities and services. This will help the City to develop a plan to meet community needs and wishes.

• Learn about the project
• Review existing conditions
• Consider new programs and facilities
• Provide feedback

January 2019 Police-Community Meeting at MoM’s

Holiday Light Recycling:

All holiday lights, working or not-working, are accepted for recycling at MOM’s Organic Market (9801 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park) in December and the beginning of January. Please remove lights from bags/packaging and place in designated holiday lights recycling bin located in the lobby when you enter MOM’s Organic Market.

Requests for replacement street trees in right-of-ways, call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at

The City has a program to reimburse the cost (up to $150.00) of approved trees on private property, it’s called the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP). Click here for more information and application.

[Source: City of College Park]

Want Special Trash/Bulk Trash Be Collected by the City?

Do you have Special Trash/Bulk Trash Be Collected by the City?

We are reminded we must schedule an appointment to collect bulk trash, white goods, electronics for recycling, or yard waste/brush. Upcoming holidays will impact special collections – there are no special collections on December 27, 28 or January 3.

Please plan ahead and schedule a Thursday or Friday appointment by calling 240-487-3590 or emailing

Please don’t place items at the curb until you have an appointment which are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, and slots fill up. Have your items at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled day.

Have questions about the City’s annual Curbside Leaf Collection?

City’s Director of Public Works Robert goes over the how-to’s, tips and more for when the leaf collection trucks come to your neighborhood. Please watch the video below. For more information about curbside leaf collection, visit

Please check your curbs and remove any piles of leaves that have gone off the curb into the flow line of the gutter. This will help prevent leaves from clogging stormdrains. For updates regarding this weekend’s weather, visit

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