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Volksmarching club plans 9/11 memorial walk at Montpelier Mansion

There are lots of activities to keep South Laurel/Montpelier residents busy as we begin the fall season. The Senior Coffee hosted by Prince George's County Police District VI resumed its regular schedule today, Sept. 1, and continues on the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. The coffees are held at the Police District VI Satellite Office, 13310 Laurel Bowie Road (Route 197 and Contee Road). They feature a variety of speakers who address issues of concern to local seniors.

The Greater Laurel United Soccer Club has tickets available for Youth Sports Night at the Bowie Baysox game Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth, and proceeds will help raise funds for the soccer club. Special activities planned include a drawing to meet a Baysox player and some on-field activities. To reserve tickets, email Lisa Losito, lisa@joss.com. Include the number of adult and youth tickets you want and the name to put on your reservation.

The Freestate Happy Wanderers Volksmarching Club is sponsoring a 9/11 Memorial Walk on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Montpelier Mansion. The walk starts between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and finishes by 4 p.m. Commemorative signs and lanyards with the names of those who died on 9/11 will be available for walkers. The event features a 5k and 10k trail on natural surfaces and along residential sidewalks. A moment of silence in remembrance of the 9/11 victims and survivors will be observed at 10 a.m. For more information about the walk, email wahasse@ix.netcom.com or kindfellow1@comcast.net, or call 410-437-2164 or 301-717-3604. Walk fee is $3; children walk for free.

Montpelier Arts Center will hold a reception for the new fall exhibits on Sept. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Exhibits feature the works of Charlie Risselda, a Maryland artist whose poured paintings are based on topographical imagery of the Chesapeake watershed; sculpture by Rachel Rotenberg; and Linda Bernard and Roslyn London's "Windows, Fibers, and Ceramics." For more information on the reception and exhibits, call 301-377-7800.

Deerfield Run Community Center is now accepting registrations for fall classes. New offerings at the center include judo for children, beginners and intermediates; MS Office, including PowerPoint and Word 2007 for children and adult beginners; leadership development for teens; and beginning roller-skating. Stop by the center or call 301-953-7882 for more information.

We have survived an earthquake and a hurricane, both in the same week. Taking advantage of one or more of these activities should be a great way to celebrate.

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