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« Tuesday April 17, 2018 »
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The College Park Youth Choir is led by our talented and energetic director, Christopher Fominaya. You may also know Mr. Fominaya from his work with Greenbelt Creative Kids Camp, Prince George's Teen Theatre, and the University Park Elementary School music program; he now teaches at Laurel High School. The Youth Choir invites all children aged 5 and up to learn about singing and performing. Two ensembles, the Primary Choir and Vocetti, help students learn at different levels. Primary Choir focuses on choral skills and musicianship, while Vocetti moves on to advanced part singing. The Choirs perform several times a year around College Park, and rehearse Tuesdays at the Old Parish House at 6:30 (Primary Choir) and 7:30 pm (Vocetti).
Tuition per semester is $85; scholarships are available.

First meeting of fall semester is the day after Labor Day.
End of semester concert is January 23.
Second semester starts February 6.

Fee for the semester is $85. You may register online at
Or, you may send a check for $85 to CPAE, PO Box 784, College Park MD 20741. Please include your child's full name and your contact info including email.

WEATHER POLICY -- CPAE follows PGCPS cancellation policy for all children's activities.

The Youth Choir website can be found at

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:30 pm

The Book Club meets the third Tuesday each month, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Now meeting at the College Park Community Library, 9704 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740, in the basement of the Nazarene Church.

Our theme is literary non-fiction by women, though we have been known to read a novel or something by a man. Our meetings are informal and you are welcome even if you did not finish the book!

Some of our favorite books have included: Alex and Me, by Irene Pepperberg (a scientist writes about the amazing parrot she worked with for 28 years); Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi (an Iranian professor of English Literature writes about her experience of the Revolution and her belief in the importance of English literature); Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel (an illustrated autobiography, comic book style); Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (another "graphic novel" by another Iranian woman). We sometimes go on outings as well: including trips to see movies including "Julie and Julia" and "Hidden Figures".

If you are interested, please rsvp by emailing; our schedule is subject to change.

Books for 2018:
Jan. 16, Code girls: the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II, by Liza Mundy
Feb. 20, Unorthodox AND/OR Exodus, by Deborah Feldman
Mar. 20, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, by Helene Cooper
Apr. 17, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, by Virginia Hanlon Grohl
May 15, I Was Told There’d Be Cake: Essays, by Sloan Crosley
June 19, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, by Kate Hennessy
July 17, I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, A Memoir, by Jennifer Finney Boylan

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