Montpelier/South Laurel: Vansville Elementary School families walked together to promote health

Students from Vansville Elementary School participated in the school's second annual Walk for Health at Buddy Lake in Greenbelt Nov. 5. The purpose of the walk is to get families out and exercising together. Local businesses provided raffle donations, and each participant was awarded one raffle ticket for each lap they made around the lake.

Other schools participating with Vansville this year were Greenbelt and Springhill Lake elementary schools. Prince George's County Council member Mary Lehman was among those who cheered the group on.

Another upcoming event at Vansville Elementary is the second annual Winter Bazaar on Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, 6813 Ammendale Road. Registration is now open for those interested in securing a table to display goods at the bazaar. Early registration is recommended, as tables and space are limited.

For more information on the bazaar, call 301-931-2830, or contact coordinator Kim Lockett at

Mark your calendars for the next Coffee for Seniors Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. This is a monthly meeting with area seniors and officers from the Prince George's County Police Department.

Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw will be the featured speaker, and will focus on how the senior population can provide a valuable crime-prevention asset for the police force. Those in attendance will receive information on how to prevent themselves from becoming crime victims.

The coffee will be held at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. There is no fee for this event.

Montpelier resident Anne Hull is resuming her role as local thespian in the upcoming production of "Miracle on 34th Street" at Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street.

The play, which will run Dec. 3 through 18, features Hull as a Macy's employee during the tumultuous times when the very existence of Santa Claus is challenged in court. (Of course, Santa wins out.)

Hull has an extensive theater background in addition to her work as a professional trainer, group facilitator and career coach. Best wishes to our local star.

Although the holiday season is not yet quite upon us, registration for the spring soccer season has already begun.

The Greater Laurel United Soccer Club is currently accepting registrations for children and young adults ages 3 to 18. A separate league will be formed for those who play soccer with their high schools in the fall and are interested in continuing to play in the spring season.

The fee for registration is $85 until Feb. 28. After that date, the fee will be $125. For more information, check out the club's website at or call coordinator and Montpelier resident Steve Haversack, at 301-502-6431.

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