Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2017 at College Park Community Center

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7 PM –  Heritage Basketball Classic with the CP Dream Team

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Food, Celebrations and Community: Sharing Food Traditions of Lakeland and Our African American Roots

  • 1 PM –  Join a conversation – Learn about food in culture and share your knowledge about traditions of Lakeland. You can even bring stories, recipes and pictures to become part of a new project on food, the Lakeland Cooking Collection.
  • 1 PM – Enter your specialty dish to be a part of the Lakeland Cooking Collection and for a chance to win a great prize. Enter today Lakeland Cooking Collection at
  • 2:30 PM – Let’s Eat, share a meal with friends old and new. All are welcome

If you don’t want to enter the contest you can still add your recipe to the collection at  . You may also send it by email to

Here is a sample submission

Meal at Embry
Meal at Embry AME Church 1947

LCHP at Book Festival

The Fifth Annual College Park Community Library’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2 to 4 PM at College Park Community Center, College Park, MD.  Come meet local authors including LCHP.  You can purchase Lakeland: African Americans in College Park and other books. This is a family festival with activities including crafts, children’s story time and a used book sale. This event helps to support the College Park Lions Club and College Park Recreation Board.

Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2016 College Park Community Center Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

Saturday, September 10
– Lakeland Walk for Health with Embry Center for Family Life 8 AM Register HERE – Lakeland Heritage Bake Off entries due at Noon prizes awarded at 2 PM – Enter HERE
– Picnic Grounds open at College Park Community Center noon to 3 PM
-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