City of Glenarden, MD

Community Happenings & News: December 2023

City Information

Upcoming City Meetings

The City Council will be on recess for the month of December.
Special meetings shall be called by the Clerk of the Council upon request of the President of the Council or a majority of the members of the Council. 

See City calendar for additional meeting details and information. 

Charter Review Committee Meetings

City Charter Review Meeting for the month of December has been canceled. For additional information, visit the committee's webpage here

For more information, email Councilwoman Erika L. Fareedmeeting dates will be announced as they become available.

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City Of Glenarden CodeRED Notification System

To receive emergency and important information pertaining to City of Glenarden we encourage all residents and businesses to go to our website, click on the CodeRED logo located on the homepage and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, and text and email addresses, or text GLENARDEN to 99411 to receive the link directly to your mobile phone and sign up from there.
If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in City of Glenarden please encourage them to visit the City’s website and enter their information.
If you do not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to the emergency database. Questions regarding this system test should be directed to City of Glenarden at (301)773-2100.

For more information visit the CodeRED page.  

City ARPA Grant Opportunities Now Available!
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, will deliver $350 billion to state, local and tribal governments to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 emergency. The City of Glenarden will receive $4 million as a part of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program.  City Council has designated some of those monies as grants for eligible homeowners, businesses, and non-profits. 

For more information about the programs including the applications are available and to apply click here

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Glenarden Polar Express Extravaganza!

Join the Glenarden Polar Express for a jolly holiday bash!

Movie magic, cozy sweaters, caroling, free hot cocoa, s'mores, prizes, and more await in the Gold Room on Saturday, December 2, 11AM-3PM.

RSVP by Nov 24 to Lakesha Bunn ( and Jordan McClung ( or REGISTER HERE

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The Grand Glenarden Gingerbread House Competition

The Grand Glenarden Gingerbread House Competition sounds like a festive and exciting event! If you're planning to participate, it's essential to keep in mind the criteria for judging. Here's a breakdown of what the judges will be looking for in each category:  COG Polar Express Gingerbread Contest Flyer_English (002)

1. Overall Appearance
2. Originality
3. Design Execution
4. Polar Express Theme

Submission deadline: November 24, 2023. For more information contact Lakesha Bunn at or

Jordan McClung at

Good luck with your gingerbread house creation, and we look forward to seeing your creations!

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City Holiday Party

You are cordially invited to the 2023 City of Glenarden Holiday Party on Friday, December 15, 2023 from 7PM-11PM in the Gold Room.

This event is for Glenarden Residents - three (3) tickets will be provided per household. Additional tickets may become available after December 11th. Please note, this will be an adult affair. 
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Dress to impress in your best festive holiday attire (no jeans or tennis shoes).  

There will be a buffet style dinner, DJ and entertainment! 

For tickets please contact the Council Clerk at (301)322-1473.

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City Of Glenarden Forever Grand Travelers Are Hitting The Road!

Call all Glenarden’s 60+ Mayor Cashenna Cross working with the Maryland Parks strive to provide affordable exciting senior citizens experiences to our community. The group affectionately called the City of Glenarden Forever Grand Travelers will be hitting the road. Touring Maryland’s greatest treasurers and building community unity and reconnecting with friends.COG Mayoral Forever Grand Travelers Flyer_English - Copy

Mayor Cashenna A. Cross will serve as Tour sponsor so get ready to ride. Welcome age 60+ to join the City of Glenarden Forever Grand Travelers as we take to the streets to explorer and celebrate living the “good ageless life.” Are you ready I hope you are!

WE'RE HITTING THE ROAD! Here are the trips:

  • Sight and Sound Theatres: DANIEL Live! (December 14, 2024)
Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Glenarden Grand Travelers! Join us for a spectacular trip to Sight and Sound Theatres: DANIEL Live! in Ronks, PA on December 13, 2024. Don't miss out on this incredible experience. The all-inclusive package covers travel, meals, and the show, all for just $150 per attendee.

Hurry and secure your seat before November 17, 2023. With only 50 seats available, act fast to reserve your spot!

MARCH 14, 2024
JUNE 20, 2024
OCTOBER 17, 2024

Please send your: name - telephone number -address - email (if available) to; and call 571-719-8784 for more information.

See upcoming event flyers here

Upcoming Events At Glenarden Branch Library!
Check out some exciting upcoming events for the month of December here. Learn more at
Ask A Librarian a (240)455-5451 or via email.

Glenarden Community Center: Art Therapy

Unlock Your Creative Side! Join the Glenarden Community Center for Art Therapy Sessions every Thursday in December. Teens ages 13-17, don't miss out! Glenarden Comm. Center_Art THERAPY FINAL

Visit and enter the code: 20317-130D in the search bar to reserve your spot!

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FREE Saturday Enrichment Academy Tutoring Program

Is your child struggling academically? Could your child benefit from tutoring in a small group setting? Families sign up NOW for FREE, in-person, tutoring for Math and Reading! Do not miss out on this opportunity because there are limited seats! 

REGISTER: - In search bar type: Saturday Academy - or more information visit:

Select the Saturday Enrichment Academy Site nearest you OR use the activity code for a center nearest you.

Contact Parks Direct Helpdesk at 301-699-2255 or if you have trouble registering!

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Save On Your Energy Bills This Winter

UCAP (United Communities Against Poverty) offers a home weatherization program that can reduce your energy costs.  By sealing gaps, adding insulation, and improving your heating and cooling system, weatherization of your home can reduce your energy consumption and lower your utility bills.  See the UCAP flyer in this newsletter for information on eligibility and how to submit an application to UCAP. Complete the application here and call 301-322-5700, ext. 162 with your questions about the program and ask for Trice Whitley who is the UCAP Weatherization Program Coordinator.  
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Introducing Thrive Prince George's Guaranteed Basic Income Program

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In partnership with The Greater Washington Community Foundation, and the Meyer Foundation, The Prince George's County Council are thrilled to announce the launch of Thrive Prince George's, a 2-year $4 million guaranteed income pilot program that seeks to economically stabilize the county residents while promoting upwards mobility for more Prince Georgian families. This Guaranteed Basic Income Program was made possible through council resolution CR-018-2023 which was championed by Councilmember Krystal Oriadha. For more information on how to apply, click here to fill out the Interest Form.

MNCPPC Festival of Lights

Experience the enchanting holiday magic with your family from the cozy confines of your car at the Winter Festival of Lights, brought to you by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. FestivalofLights2023

  • Open every night from 5-9:30 pm
  • Watkins Regional Park
  • Save on tickets by purchasing online:

CPSTS, Inc. is sponsoring a free Driver's Educational Scholarship Program for Prince George's County Public School Students

CPSTS, Inc. is fueling dreams with the 2023-24 FREE Driver's Ed Scholarship Program for Prince George’s County Public School students aged 16-18. 2023-24 CPSTS Driver Ed Scholarship Program Flyer