Route 1 Mask Match seeks Costumers to Make Masks

Route 1 Mask Match seeks costumers to make masks



Hi, not sure if this is right for you, but I’m figuring some PG Theater folk who make costumes might be willing to pitch in on an effort to make masks for vulnerable people in the community. If you agree, we’d appreciate your sharing the following information:

Subject: Masks Needed for Vulnerable People & Essential Workers in Route 1 Communities

Do you sew? Are you making masks? Route 1 Mask Match is a new effort to get masks into the hands of vulnerable people and those who must interact with large populations in the Route 1 communities, from Mount Rainier to Beltsville.

Already, there are already requests for more than 900 masks from seniors groups, individuals, and others up and down Route 1, and more requests are expected. Route 1 Mask Match is committed to ensuring the mask collection and distribution process is handled in a safe manner consistent with social distancing. Depots to drop off completed masks, as well as fabric and other mask-making materials, are being set up throughout the area.

To find drop-off locations, as well as patterns and other mask-making guidance, visit and follow Route 1 Mask Match on Facebook. The website also includes helpful information about proper use and cleaning of cloth face masks.

The CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face masks while outside of the home together with social distancing techniques to slow the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. As of April 14, the Maryland Department of Health reports more than 2,350 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Prince George’s County and 72 deaths. Cloth masks are effective because they reduce the risk of transmitting virus-carrying droplets, which can be spread long before a person realizes they are infected.

2018 CreativeWorks Tech Program at Harmony Hall, Open House: Mar 3

2018 CreativeWorks Tech Program at Harmony Hall, Open House: Mar 3, 2018

CreativeWorks at Harmony Hall
The CreativeWorks workforce-development program is coming to Harmony Hall this spring!

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

This job training program for young adults age 18-24 was started at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier nine years ago to expand opportunities for creative industry jobs. Participants earn income as they learn skills in Theater Tech (lighting, sound, special event management), Digital Media (photography, photoshop, music production), and creative skills in storytelling, stage combat, and more. Program support includes career readiness, college prep and job placement.

Eligible applicants must be residents of Prince George’s County who have not yet obtained full-time work or school. Are you 18 – 24, a resident of Prince George’s County and ready to get a job and start your career?

CreativeWorks is the program for you!

Join us for an Open House to learn more:
When: March 3, 2018 | 12 non – 3 pm
Where: Harmony Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
How: Drive or come by Metro (shuttle service provided from the Naylor Road Metro station if notified in advance).
Refreshments provided.

For more info on the Open House, call Sierra Curry at 301-699-1819 or text her at 301-787-7749.

You don’t have to be a high school or college graduate to participate.

Theatre Tech Graduation and Enrollment Opportunity at Joe’s Movement Emporium, June 5 at 5pm

Theatre Tech Graduation and Enrollment Opportunity at Joe’s Movement Emporium, June 5 at 5pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Thursday, June 5 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Attention students, parents, educators, funders, community and political leaders:

Thank you for your continued support of the Theater Tech Program (TTP) at Joe’s Movement Emporium. As we conclude this programming year, you are cordially invited to attend our upcoming graduation celebration and showcase for the TTP class of 2014.

The event will showcase recent digital media projects, presentation of certificates and special awards, and networking. In addition to celebrating our current and former students, we will disseminate information for you to nominate students for the upcoming class of 2014-15.

Refreshments will be served and include hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn and other fun foods. We look forward to seeing you there. To RSVP or if you have any questions, give us a call at 301-699-1819 or email

Anthony Henderson and Shonique McBayne