Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

September 26

Progressive Cheverly Monthly Forums

Thursday, October 4 -- Please join us on as we continue our forums on the important elections this year. For the first part of our program, Delegate Jimmy Tarlau will discuss "What's at stake for Maryland in the November election." You will have a chance to delve a little deeper than all the campaign rhetoric as to the significance of the outcomes in the races for Governor and the General Assembly.  Following that, please join us for a postcard writing campaign. Stay tuned for future forum announcements.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)


Progressive Cheverly Canvasses in Our Community
This is a crucial election year for us in Maryland. That's why we're putting together a team to go out into the communities and talk to Maryland voters about the importance of showing up to the poll. We can't do this alone. We'll be going door to door up until voting day to ensure we are successful this election season. Please join us!  RSVP for each canvass you can make! All you need to do is wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a charged smartphone.

Location TBD, each week focuses on a different ward in Cheverly!

Saturday, October 6 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Saturday, October 13 1:15 pm -- 5:15 pm

We will send the exact locations to all who RSVP yes on our Facebook page (below) See you then!


Leadership Opportunity with Progressive Cheverly
It is almost time for Progressive Cheverly's annual officer elections. This is a call for nominations.

Elections for officers will take place on Thursday, November 1 at our monthly meeting. All four office positions are up for election: co-chair (two), secretary and treasurer.  Officers are elected for one-year terms and assume their positions upon election.

In accordance with the Progressive Cheverly By-Laws, a Nominations Committee has been formed.  The Committee includes Madeleine Golde, Clareen Heikel, and Lisa Stand. It is our job to solicit nominations for all positions and to conduct the election at the November 1st meeting. Nominees must be members in good standing, which means they have paid their annual dues  and have attended a minimum of three Progressive Cheverly functions in the past year. Also in accordance with the By-Laws, ten days before the November meeting an announcement will be made to notify Members of the nominees running for each position. Only Members in Good Standing can vote in the elections.

If you are interested in serving as an officer, please contact any members of the Nominating Committee by Monday, October 15th: Madeleine Golde,;  Clareen Heikel,; or Lisa Stand,

Upcoming Community Events

 Friday, September 28 -- Maryland Consumer Health First’s Forum on Affordability and Quality.  Consumer Health First is once again raising the consumer voice on Maryland's insurance rates and the reinsurance program.  Now it is your turn to make your voice heard at our symposium this Friday - just three days away.We won't repeat here all of the reasons you should join Maryland's health care leaders to discuss affordability & quality.  But, one of the areas we are sure to touch on is health equity. Do you know what two Maryland communities have residents with longer than average life expectancies? We won't keep you in suspense - find out now in this Washington Post article.
Click here for a full list of speakers and the agenda.

Register Today for Just $35

(which includes a great breakfast)

Registration at the door is $40

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church

333 Dubois Road


September 28 - 30 -- Final performances of the Spring Awakening (SA), a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Salter, based on Frederick Wedekind’s 1891 German play Spring Awakening.  This Landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.

For more information about the play see the following review:

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission.

You can purchase tickets at or call box office at 301-441-8770.

Friday, September 28 -- 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 29 -- 8:00 pm

Sunday, September 30 -- 2:00 pm

Greenbelt Arts Center

(downstairs from Roosevelt Square below the Coop Grocery)

123 Centerway


Saturday, September 29-- Cheverly Village invites you to learn Hands-Only CPR as a way to save the life of an adult or teen without mouth-to-mouth breaths.*  You will also learn the use of Automatic External Defibrillators, (AEDs), the Pulse Point app, and the Stop the Bleed program taught by staff from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Dept.  

(*Hands-Only CPR is not appropriate for toddlers and young children.)

8:45  am

St. Ambrose Catholic Church’s Fannon Hall

3107 63 Ave.


Monday, October 1 -- Women’s Club meeting

7:00 pm

Community Center


Wednesday, October 3 -- Film: Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom. Reinventing Power takes us across the country to hear from the people making our clean energy future achievable. It underscores that we don’t have to sacrifice jobs for a clean environment.  This 50-minute film screening is co-sponsored by the Prince George’s Sierra Club and the Greenbelt Climate Action Network.

For more information:  

or Contact: Lore Rosenthal (, 301-345-2234)

7:00 pm

Greenbelt Community Center

Room 114


Saturday, October 6th - Rally Against the SCMaglev Train (Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Train). High-speed trains (greater than 300 mph) are scheduled to travel through our Prince George's neighborhoods, running between Washington and Baltimore, with a stop at BWI Marshall Airport and no stops in Prince George's County. What are the adverse impacts of construction and operation? Who will be affected? What are the financial risks to Maryland taxpayers?

More info: Against SCMaglev (Facebook), Susan McCutchen,, 201.699.9035

9:00 am -- 1:00 pm

Veterans Memorial Park

(across from Peace Cross)

4500 Annapolis Rd.


Tuesday, October 9 --  Happy Hour Fundraiser for Delegate Diana Fennell. Constituents $25, Bronze Sponsor $250, Silver Sponsor $500, Gold Sponsor $1,000, Platinum $2,000. Please rsvp 301-388-6700

6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Fratelli's Italian Restaurant

5820 Landover Rd.


Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m., movies@hope proudly presents My Architect, the Academy Award-nominated documentary from 2003 on the life and work of the great American architect, Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.  This powerful film is also the personal journey of his estranged son, Nathaniel, as he tries to finally know and understand his famous father. Cheverly resident and personal acquaintance of the filmmaker, Katherine Soffer, will introduce the film and provide further insight into the Kahn family.

Further details can be found on the attached flyer, or at -- and check out our other Fall 2018 offerings while on line!  

As always, admission and refreshments are free.  Hope to see you there, and invite a friend or neighbor!

7:30 pm

Hope Lutheran Church

4201 Guilford Drive

(south end of UMD campus)

College Park

Saturday, October 13 -- 6th Annual 47th District Cook Out for Family & Friends. Meet and Greet Elected and Newly Elected Legislators.

Noon -- 3:00 pm

Bartlett Place


Monday, November 12 -- Women’s Club meeting.

7:00 pm

Community Center


Saturday, November 17 --  Conference Organized by Prevent Nuclear War-Maryland: Two Minutes to Midnight:  What We Can Do to Prevent Nuclear War

Full program with speakers and registration:

10:00 am -- 4:00 pm

Goucher College

Kelley Auditorium

Dulvaney Valley Road


Monday, December 10 -- Women’s Club meeting.

7:00 pm

Community Center


From our Friends: Books to Prisons Information Update

A great deal is happening at DC Books to Prisons (BtP), and we want to keep our volunteers and supporters informed. We are going to do this in several ways:

This newsletter, which previously came out no more than four times per year, will now be published at least six times per year. (Not sure how you came to be subscribed? Please contact us if you believe that someone else subscribed you without your consent, or use the link at the end of the newsletter to unsubscribe.)

We plan to increase our use of the prisonlit-announce mailing list, which will be used to announce opportunities of interest to our local volunteers and book donors. Not subscribed yet? You can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail message to

We will continue to post to Twitter links to books-in-prisons news stories from around the world, plus updates on our activities, excerpts of letters from prisoners, and other items of interest. These can be read even if you aren't a Twitter user. Simply go to and scroll through our tweets.

We also have a presence on Facebook, at

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The next Progressive Cheverly Bulletin will be posted on Wednesday, October 3. Please submit all notices and announcements no later than noon on Monday, October 1.  Contact Kurt Stand at