Events

Coming Events

 

Saturday March 25, 2017 2 to 4 PM  Fifth Annual College Park Community Library’s Book Festival at College Park Community Center, College Park, MD.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 2:30 LCHP Board Meeting, College Park Community Center, College Park, MD.

Thursday, June 29, 2017  Trip to Knoebel’s Amusement Park. Leaving  from the parking lot of  Paint Branch Elementary School, College Park at 7:15. The cost is only $50 a person.

August 26, 2017 Noon to 3 PM  Route One Corridor Beach Day, Sandy Point State Park, Osprey Shelter, 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409. The event is free. Just pay your park admission.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 2:30 LCHP Board Meeting, College Park Community Center, College Park, MD.

Friday, September 15 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 Lakeland Heritage Weekend College Park Community Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7 PM Lakeland Basketball Classic with CP Dream Team

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4 PM  The Great Lakeland Pot Luck and Cook Off

Past Events

Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2016 at College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740 Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

Friday, September 9 Lakeland Heritage Classic Basketball 7 PM – CP Dream Team v Lakeland All Stars

Saturday, September 10, Lakeland Walk for Health with Embry Center for Family Life 8 AM Register HERE

Saturday, September 10 Lakeland Heritage Bake Off entries due at Noon prizes awarded at 2 PM – Enter HERE

Saturday, September 10 – Picnic Grounds open at College Park Community Center noon to 3 PM

Saturday, September 10 – Heritage Music Fest: A Celebration of Spiritual and Gospel Music 3 PM to 5 PM.

Sunday, September 11 – Please attend services at the congregation of your choosing.

Tour of Rosenwald School in partnership with College Park Arts Exchange – 2 PM at Washington Brazilian SDA Church, 8108 54 th Avenue, College Park

Route One Corridor Heritage Beach Day, Saturday, August 20, 2016 Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD, Noon to 3 PM

LCHP Board Meeting Sunday, August 14 at 2:30 at College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Day at Knoebels Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA – Thursday, June 30th, 2016 Bus departs from Paint Branch Elementary at 7:15 a.m. and returns to Paint Branch Elementary at 10:30 p.m. $45.00 per person for bus only regardless of age. Rides at the park require an additional fee. Payment due by April 17, 2016 . NEED MORE INFO? George Randall: 301-335-7870 or Maxine Gross: 240-643-7264

LCHP Meetings

Sunday, May 1 at 2:30

Monday, July 25 at 7:30

LCHP Annual Meeting 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Fall Board Meeting  Sunday, September 13, 2015,  4:30 pm

5011 Navahoe Street,  College Park, MD 20740

Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2015

Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Celebration of Historic African American Route One Corridor Communities

Route One Corridor Heritage Celebration: A Beach Day 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway Annapolis, Maryland 21409

2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lakeland Star Search Auditions

In person auditions, College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park 7pm to 9pm

Video Submissions due to LakelandHistory@yahoo.com by 7 pm.

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014 2 PM

Board Meeting

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740

 

Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2014

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lakeland Star Search  7 PM

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Family and Friends Gathering    Noon until 5 PM

Cypher of the Drums 2 to 4 PM

Lakeland Classic Basketball Game    5 PM

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Community Worship Service  11 AM

Community Supper following the worship service

Past Events

2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015  2 PM

Annual Membership Meeting

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Summer Board Meeting

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2:00pm. CANCELLED

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
Sunday, June 8, 2014 2 PM

Board Meeting

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Noon to 3 PM

Route One Corridor Heritage Celebration:  A Beach Day 2014

Sandy Point State Park

1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21409

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014 12 noon to 2 PM

LCHP’s ZUMBATHON 2014

American Legion Post 217

9218 Baltimore Ave. College Park. MD 20740

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00

Annual Membership Meeting

Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant Jason’s Deli

(College Park Shopping Center near CVS)

7356 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

 

Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2013

Friday, September 13 2013 

Xtreme Teens College Park Community Center

5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

Saturday, September 14,  2013  7 PM

Lakeland Hoops Basketball,  College Park Community Center

5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

Sunday, September 15,  2012  11 AM

Community Worship Service,  College Park Community Center

5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

Sunday, September  1, 2013 at 2:00

Board Meeting

Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant

8503 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Route One Corridor Heritage Celebration:  A Beach Day

Sandy Point State Park

1100 East College Parkway  Annapolis, Maryland 21409

Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00

Board Meeting

Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant

8503 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Sunday, February  24, 2013  at 2:30 PM

Black History Month Celebration

Embry AME Church

5101 Lakeland Road, College Park, MD 20740

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00

Annual Membership Meeting

Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant

8503 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Community Picnic

Sunday, September 17,  2012  1:30 PM

Lakeland Park, Lakeland Road and Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD

Community Worship Service

Sunday, September 17,  2012  11 AM

Lakeland Park, Lakeland Road and Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD

Saturday, September 16,  2012  7 PM

Lakeland Hoops Basketball,  College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

Saturday, September 16, 2012, 9 AM to 4 PM

Lakeland Archives Open House College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

Friday, September 15 2012 

 Xtreme Teens  College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 

Saturday, February 18 2012  6 to 8 PM

Black History Month Gala   College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

2012

February

Thursday,  Febuary 9, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

From the Lakeland Community Heritage Project,

Ms. Maxine Gross presents

Lakeland: Our Story

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center – Orem Hall

Sponsored by the Department of Residential Facilities, Division of Student Affairs

For more information, contact Chris Garcia at Garcia@umd.edu or 301-314-7552.

January

Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7 PM

Annual Meeting , College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

2012

November

Book and Author Event

Saturday, November 12, 2011  1 to 4 PM Greenbelt Library , 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

October

Quarterly Board Meeting

Monday, October 17, 2011 7 to 9 PM College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

September

Saturday, September 10 at 8 PM                                                                     Free Movie, Disney’s Princess and the Frog, Embry AME Church 5051 Lakeland Road, College Park, MD

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18                                                                    Lakeland Heritage Weekend,  A Lakeland Reunion

Saturday, September 24th from 1 to 3 PM Costco Book Signing, , 10925 Baltimore Avenue (Route 1), Beltsville, MD 20705.

June

Quarterly Board Meeting,  Saturday, June 18, 2011 2 to 5 PM College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

May

Final Report  of UM American Studies Class, Wedensday, May 18, 2011 7 PM, College Park CommunityCenter, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

April

Focus Group with UM American Studies Class, Wedensday, April 27, 2011 7 PM, College Park CommunityCenter, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

LCHP at Maryland Day, Cole Field House,  Saturday, April 30,  10 AM to 4 PM Join our Story Telling Circle as we share the story of Lakeland

April

Lakeland Heritage Tour, Saturday, April 2, 2011 10 to 12 Noon, Starting at College Park CommunityCenter, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Quarterly Board Meeting, Saturday, April 16, 2011 2 to 5 PM  College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

March

Historic Lakeland at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:30, 1901 Fort Place, SE  Washington, DC.

  • Community Historian, Violetta Sharps Jones, vice-chair of the Lakeland Community Heritage Project presents the Lakeland story.

Sandy Springs Museum, March  12, 2011 from 11 AM to 2 PM

17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

  • Sponsored by the Sandy Spring Museum this event will feature LCHP and other authors of books published by Arcadia. Each will discuss their communities, their books and the impact of creating has had upon community identity.

February

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Black History Celebration with Embry AME Church, 5051 Lakeland Road, College Park, MD

January  2011   

Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 22, 2011 2 to 5 PMCollege Park Community Center,                                                                                                            5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740 

October

Saturday, October 9, 2010

College Park Day

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

  • LCHP will present an exhibit on Lakeland’s heritage. College Park Day was created to celebrate the city in all its glory, from its diverse populations and delicious food, to its arts and culture, to its communities and history.”

September

Lakeland Heritage Weekend

Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

  • Parade through Lakeland at 12:00 PM
    • All are welcome to come and cheer and those interested in being in the parade should contact Pamela Randall Boardley at (301) 474-3855
  • Picnic following the parade
    • Picnic grounds will be  available from College Park Community Center to Lakeland Park. Bring your lunch and enjoy the afternoon with music and games provided for the whole family. Rita’s of College Park will visit with free Italian ices!
    • For more information please contact Jean Gray Matthews at (301) 773-0413
  • Trolley tour at 1:00 PM (by ticket only)
  • Heritage Theater opens at 1:00 PM
  • Jazz music by the Kash Wright Trio at 2:00 PM

Sunday, September 19

  • Worship Service at 11:00 AM on the grounds of First Baptist Church of College Parkat 5018 Lakeland Road, College Park. We will be the guests of the congregation
    • Light refreshments will be served following the service

August

Sunday, August 23

Kick Off Reception

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Embry AME Church

101 Lakeland Rd, College Park, MD

  • Join LCHP members and friends in a celebration of the publication of the Publication of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park. Authors will be on hand to sign copies.

September

Saturday, September 5

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Park

8th and West Streets

Laurel, MD

  • Join friends and family in Muirkirk for this time honored event. Copies of Lakeland: African Americas in College Parkwill be sold and signed.

Saturday, September 12

Berwyn Day

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Berwyn Neighborhood Park

College Park, MD

  • Spend the afternoon with Lakeland’s neighbors at their traditional event. Authors of Lakeland: African Americas in College Park be there to sign and sell the book.

Saturday, September 19th

Heritage Weekend 2009: Always Meetn’ n’ Eatn’ in Lakeland

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

9:00 AM | Heritage Weekend begins with day-long exhibits an book Sales.

10:00 AM | Discussion: Always Meetin’ ‘n Eatin’

  • Bob Catlin, Moderator, will invite attendees to join a discussion about the role that foods play at different types of community and family gatherings such as holidays, athletic events, picnics, funerals, etc. Stories and types of special foods will help us identify meanings attributed to these occasions. Slides depicting feasts and foods at Lakeland events will be shown as background to the discussion. This event will be recorded.

12:00 PM | Lunch on your own

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Creating Family Trees

  • Violetta Sharps-Jones will present approaches to collecting and organizing family genealogies. Helpers will assist with problems or concerns; discussions are encouraged. Due to limited space, people are askedto register early by emailing the number of attendees in your party and their names to violettajb@aol.comor call 301-464-5113.

6:00 PM | Pot Luck Dinner

  • Psyche Williams-Forson, PhD, a nationally recognized Food Ways specialist, will provide a short talk onthe cultural history and meaning of foods. Following her talk, Motown era classics will provide backgroundmusic as we enjoy our potluck dinner. Everyone is welcome. A special acknowledgement will begiven to the first 50 who reserve early. Please call (301) 345-3692 or email the names, numbers of peoplein your party, and type(s) of dishes you will bring (enough to feed 6 people please) to fstyler@verizon.net. Please email or bring with you the recipe of your dish and related story. All recipes will be collectedinto a book to help tell this part of Lakeland’s story.

 

Sunday, September 20th

Heritage Weekend 2009: Always Meetn’ n’ Eatn’ in Lakeland

First Baptist and Embry AME Churches

5000 block of Lakeland Road

College Park, MD 20740

11:00 AM | Joint Church Services, Community Churches

1:00 PM | Antique Car Parade followed by Lunch

  • Afternoon Exhibits, Collections for Archives, Book Sales, Face Painting, Balloon Man, Music, Free Ices, and More

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LCHP Fundraiser at Franklin’s Restaurant and General Store

5121 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

11:00 AM – 8:30 PM

  • Friends and neighbors are meetn’ n’ eatn’ at Franklin’s Restaurant and General Store. Just tell your server you would like to be a part of the fundraiser and Franklin’s will contribute 20% of your bill to the Lakeland Community Heritage Project (LCHP). Members of the LCHP book committee will also be on hand to sell and sign copies of their new book Lakeland: African Americans in College Park.

October

Friday, October 9

College Park Arts Exchange

Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Listen to a presentation with audio excerpts of oral histories from LCHP President, Maxine Gross then purchase your own copy of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park.

November

Saturday, November 14

Howard County Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 2104

1 to 5 PM

  • In recognition of Maryland Emancipation Day, the Howard County Center for African American Culture  is sponsoring an Open House at the Howard County Community College including the chance to meet the authors of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park and purchase a signed copy.

Saturday November 21

Preserving Lakeland’s Heritage: A History Book For Everyone

Oxon Hill Branch Library

6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

2:30 PM

  • Highlights of the memories and photographs in Lakeland: African Americans in College Park will be shared by members of the Lakeland Community Heritage Project. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Truth Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Sojourner Truth African American Research Collection.

January

Saturday, January 16, 2010 2 PM

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of College Park

  • Come view an exhibit on Lakeland. The theme for this year’s program is “A testament of Hope”.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:30 PM

Multipurpose Room, 201 Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770

  • The Greenbelt Museum sponsors a free bi-monthly lecture series in the Greenbelt Community Center. Members of the LCHP will be presenting a lecture on the history of the community and the production of our new book.

Saturday, January 23, 2010 2 PM

LCHP Annual Meeting College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

  • All are welcome to attend this public meeting. At that time LCHP members will elect new officers and make decisions about future programs and policies.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 3:30 PM A Celebration of Black History at the Historic Lakeland High School (A Rosenwald School)

Washington Brazilian Seventh Day Adventist Church

8208 54th Avenue, College Park, MD

  • The Washington Brazilian Seventh Day Adventist Church  has graciously invited us to share their historic building for this event. The program will include presentations on the history of Lakeland by LCHP and University of Maryland graduate students in American Studies and Historic Preservation. A potluck reception will follow. There will also be an exhibit on the school’s history and tours of the building.

February

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM

ASALH Black History Month Luncheon

Renaissance Washington Hotel,   999 9th Street, NW,  Washington, DC

  • LCHP will celebrate Black History Month with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Volunteers will be selling and signing copies of our book, Lakeland: African Americans in College Park at the ASALH 84th Annual Black History Month Luncheon.  For tickets  and information contact ASALH at 202 865 0053 or see their website www.asalh.org.

March

Friday, March 12, 2010  (new date)

Lakeland Dinner Dance

Holiday Inn Washington-College Park

10000 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

  • Come celebrate Lakeland “Good Times”, its social clubs and tavern nights with the Lakeland Dinner Dance at the College Park Holiday Inn.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:30 PM Book Signing

Barnes and Noble, Bethesda

4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 2814

  • In honor of Black History Month Barnes and Noble will be hosting a book signing featuring LCHP and a few other local authors with books from Arcadia Publishers. This will be a great opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park. For more information see their website http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3026799

May

Saturday, May 1, 2010     11:30 AM

Reginald F. Lewis Museum Book Presentations and Signing

830 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202-4403

  • The Lakeland Community Heritage Project of College Park and William Poe of Calvert County explore two new photo history books Lakeland: African Americans in College Park and African Americans of Calvert County.In conjunction with the fourth annual May meeting of the Agnes Kane CallumChapter of the Baltimore Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAGHS).Museum admission required. BAAGHS members $5.For more information call 443-263-1816

Sunday, May 16, 20105:00 PM

LCHP Festival of Music

Tickets $15 (free for children) call (301)345-3692

Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland-College Park

  • This celebration of Lakeland’s musical tradition will be reminiscent of a similar event held in the community on the same date more than 50 years ago. In the words of Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock): “I learned that if you bring black people together, you bring them together with a song. To this day, I don’t understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song.”

July

Monday, July 19, 2010

LCHP  Board  Meeting

4:30 PM, General Membership Meeting

College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD

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