Archive for November 2012
On Thursday evening, just about sunset time, I walked around the center part of the city and took some panoramic photos.
The Greenbelt News Review published its first issue on November 24, 1937 (then called the Cooperator) and is the second oldest cooperative in Greenbelt (the oldest being the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union). On Sunday, November 18, the paper’s 75th anniversary dinner was held at Greenbelt Marriott.
A few issues of the News Review (out of 3900) are on display at the back of the ballroom.
On Saturday, November 17, Greenbelt’s Mishkan Torah Synagogue celebrated the 80th birthday of its long-time member Frank Pearlman and the City of Greenbelt’s 75 anniversary with an evening gala program. The title of event was “Frank & Greenbelt, Aging With Grace,” and it was attended by members of the synagogue, the City Council, and Greenbelt residents.
Saul Oresky (center) leads the Havdalah service which is a Jewish ceremony marking the end of Shabbat and is performed on Saturday night. Holding the Havdalah candle on the left is Rachel White Greenfield and on the right is Jeffrey Rosen, tonight’s master of ceremonies.
On a recent Saturday, I followed one of Greenbelt’s mail carriers Darrell Cherry as he delivered mail to GHI residences on Ridge Road.
16B Ridge Road, with a 15-star, 15-stripe flag
On the third Saturday of each month, kids are invited to come to Greenbelt Library to participate in the Read to Rover program. “Children build their reading confidence by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs that are glad to listen.”
Sign for Read to Rover at Greenbelt Library
There will be a holiday market on December 16, but the last day of the Greenbelt Farmers Market’s regular season was on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Market master Nancy Solomon writes down today’s happenings on the blackboard: “Morris dancers, chef demo–noon, master gardeners, Mystic Water, Eco-Armour…”
November 4, 10
Raku workshops are offered twice a year by the Greenbelt Recreation Department. The Fall 2012 Recreation Activity Guide has this to say: “With roots in centuries-old Japan, Raku is a method of fast-firing ceramic art outdoors with beautiful and surprising results. Bring up to five bisque pieces to the glazing session. Firing will take place outside of the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center with a pot luck lunch on firing day.” The following photos are from the workshop’s glazing session on November 4 and firing on November 10.
On the third floor of the Community Center, the workshop’s instructor Karen Arrington, a clay artist and a Greenbelt artist in residence, shows me a plate glazed and fired using the Western Raku technique.