Where Greenbelters go Dancing, 2017 Edition

Here’s a round-up of social-dancing opportunities IN Greenbelt and where Greenbelters go dancing nearby, focusing on social dancing – not jazzercize, zumba, or other workout-focused dancing. The information is up to date as of May 2017 but if you spot an error or omission, please tell us in a comment. Scottish Country Dancing happens every Tuesday from 8 to 10 ...
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How to Go Car-Less in Greenbelt

Up to date as of May 1, 2017. If you spot an error or have an something you’d like added, please describe it in a comment. In compiling this information I surveyed users of public transportation I happen to know and the 3,500+ members of the Greenbelters Facebook Group for help, and gotten lots of it. Bottom line, living car-less ...
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How Greenbelters Talk Online

Back in November of 2014 I wrote a blog post called “How Greenbelters Talk Online” and boy, is it ever out of date! So here’s the latest on how we Greenbelters are communicating among ourselves online, in 2017. The info is up to date as of 3/29/17. Corrections and additions are welcome – just leave a comment. The Move to Facebook ...
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Nonprofits of Greenbelt, and How to Start a New One

Did you know that there are 197 tax-deductible nonprofit organizations in Greenbelt’s 20770 zip code? That’s according to this site. Or there are 133 of them, according to this listing, which is easier to browse and provides financial information for each one. Browsing the lists, I wasn’t surprised to find these well-known nonprofits: American Legion, ERHS Athletic Booster Club, Friends of Greenbelt ...
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Where Greenbelters Donate their Used Stuff

I promised myself I’d get rid of half the clothes in my various closets and drawers, and find a good home for this chair I no longer want. But where can they do the most good? My search began for places to donate stuff, and boy, did I get answers when I posted that question to the Greenbelters Facebook group. So here ...
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Services for Greenbelt Seniors

Hearing Beth Baker talk about Greenbelt as a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community with terrific city services for seniors inspired me to find out what exactly they are. Here’s a round-up of Greenbelt Senior Services and Programs thanks to input from Christal Batey and Karen Haseley, and some noncity help for seniors, too. GAIL – Greenbelt Assistance in Living Program – started in 2001 ...
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Pools Galore, and a Hot Tub, Too

Since writing about the fitness side of Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center I’ve wanted to learn more about the other part – all things aquatic – and now it’s hot enough to dive into that topic, too. Outdoors Aquatic Events/Activities Outdoors, the pools seem to always be busy with an assortment of activities, starting with the swim team practice at ...
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Fitness at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center

I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t taken full advantage of my membership at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, much less blogged about it.  But when I received an email announcement some new fitness equipment I jumped on the chance to ask for a tour of the facilities, and Aquatics Coordinator Cheryl Conrad volunteered to provide one.  I came ...
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