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Bowie Event Calendar
Bowie Event Calendar


Sample Different World Cultures at the Bowie International Festival on October 1

Enjoy the sounds of a Latin salsa band, dancers from Estonia and Germany, food from a variety of countries and a host of other entertainment at the International Festival at Allen Pond Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will also be children's activities throughout the park.  For more information, contact Matt Corley at 301-809-3078 or mcorley@cityofbowie.org.


“Belair 50” Sock Hop

Celebrate fifty years of Belair at Bowie on October 15, 7 – 10 p.m. at the Bowie Senior Center.  Hosted by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bowie.  Take off your shoes and dance the evening away with one of the area’s premiere bands, Gene Vincent and The Cadillac Cruisers! Over the years, the band has opened for The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Fats Domino, and others. They have performed in every major venue and arena in the Maryland area, and appeared on more than 120 television shows. The Cadillac Cruisers feature a strong instrumental performance, multi-level vocal harmony and an onstage show that always connects with the audience. Tickets are $25 per person.  For more information, please contact the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce at 301-262-0920 orkelly@bowiechamber.org.


Bowie Stream Cleanup Teams Needs You on Saturday, October 15!

Volunteers are needed to clean up several Bowie streams and the areas around them on Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  For more information, contact Tiffany Wright at 301-809-3043 or email twright@cityofbowie.org.  Volunteer Release Forms can be found on the City’s Green Page, www.cityofbowie.org/GreenBowie


New Larger Recycling Carts Aim to Make Recycling Easier

In the next few weeks, residents in half of the City's neighborhoods will begin receiving delivery of new, larger wheeled recycling carts.  Single-family homes will receive 65-gallon carts and townhomes will receive 35-gallon carts.  Because of their expense, carts will be delivered over a two-year period -- half of the City residences will receive carts this fall and the remainder will receive them in about a year.


Residents are asked to put the carts out with the handle facing the street.  The carts can be lifted and dumped by a mechanical arm on the recycling trucks.  The carts should never be used for trash.


Items that can be recycled include glass bottles and jars, aluminum, tin and steel cans, all plastics with the exception of plastic plates and utensils, and all types of paper and cardboard items including newspapers, magazines, books, junk mail, food boxes, office paper and file folders.  There are some things that can't be recycled at curbside, such as Styrofoam, electronics, dishes, food, household hazardous waste, window glass, mirrors and motor oil containers. For more information about the City's Recycling Program and for the complete list of what's accepted and what's not, visit www.cityofbowie.org/recycling or call 301-809-2344.  If you still have questions about the new recycling carts, view our Frequently Asked Questions or call 301-809-2344.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

Bowie Animal Control wants residents to know about a new service being offered at the Prince George’s County Animal Management Facility in Upper Marlboro. “The Spay Spot” is a partnership between the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division and Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc.  This low-cost spay and neuter clinic is located at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro. The clinic is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Spay/neuter prices start at $45 and increase according to weight.  For more information on available services or to schedule an appointment, please call “The Spay Spot” at 301-254-8151 or visithttp://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/AgencyIndex/DER/AMG.


Education and Arts Grants Available

Educational grants are available for programs that enrich the learning opportunities for students attending eligible schools in Bowie.  Applications may be submitted by teachers, PTA/PTO (or other parent organizations), or individuals, to fully or partially cover the costs of projects planned to enhance students’ learning experiences. The deadline for applications is October 13, 2011.  Applications and the list of eligible schools are available on the City website.


Art grants are also being offered to individuals and/or groups that will offer opportunities for the residents of Bowie to participate in arts activities.  Although applicants need not be City of Bowie residents, the expenditure of funds must benefit the Bowie community. Arts grants applications are due on or before October 31, 2011. For information on either grant, contact Arts and Education Specialist Annette Esterheld at 301-575-5601 or aesterheld@cityofbowie.org.


Curbside Leaf Collection Begins October 31

The City's curbside leaf collection service begins October 31. Each residential neighborhood will have two collection dates.  Residents should rake leaves into piles at the edge of their grass for pickup by the City crews. Collection will take place from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. according to the Leaf Collection Schedule. Crews will work rain or shine.  However, in the event of snow or ice storms, leaf collection will be temporarily suspended, as the trucks and crews will be redeployed to salt or plow City streets.  Some sections of the City are listed on two consecutive days.  Due to expected volume, these sections may take more than one day to complete.  The schedule will be posted to our website and will be in local papers and the next edition of the Bowie Spotlight, which will be mailed to homes at the end of October.  For more information, please call 301-809-2344.


Halloween Trick or Treat - Monday, October 31

Halloween is Monday, October 31st.  Suggested hours for trick or treating are 6 - 8 p.m. 
The Bowie Police Department reminds trick or treaters and their parents to watch out for cars, carry a flashlight, and check all treats carefully.  If you are on the roads on Halloween, drive carefully and watch out for ghosts and goblins and other costumed critters.


Bowie Youth & Family Services Fall Group Offerings
For information and registration, contact Bowie Youth & Family Services at 301-809-3033.


Girls Count!  A Group for Teens - Every girl struggles with complex issues in today’s world.  Teens discuss topics that matter to them and gain tools to cope and support each other. (Mondays starting in October for 10 weeks, 4-5:30 p.m.  Fee:  $120)

Happy Moms, Healthy Babies - Young mothers (age 17 – 22) and their babies up to 18 months old meet weekly to discuss the joys and the difficulties of motherhood.  Join other women in similar situations to share knowledge and provide support.  (Mondays starting in October)

Active Parenting - A popular 7-week group for parents that focuses on learning practical skills to help develop cooperation and responsibility in your child. (Tuesdays starting in October, 7-9 p.m.)


ADHD/ADD Education - Two groups run simultaneously:  Adults learn about AD(H)D and new ways to help their child.  Children, ages 8-11, focus on improving social skills.  (Wednesdays starting in October, 7-8:30 p.m.  Fee:  $105/Family)