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The Malawi Washington Association is proud to announce Extravaganza 2002, a series of activities and events to promote the interest of Malawians in the United States and Canada, culminating in a celebration of Malawi’s Independence day.

Schedule of Events

EXTRAVAGANZA PANEL DISCUSSION
DATE: Thursday, July 4, 2002
TIME: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
VENUE: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2601 Colston Drive, Chevy Chase, Maryland

TOPICS:
  • Real Estate for Everyone,” presented by Mr. Emil Apenteng, real estate agent.
  • "Energy and the Environment in Malawi", presented by  Mr R. Duncan, The World Bank.
  • "Post 9/11 Immigration Policies in The United States", presented by Mr. Alexander Chanthunya, L.L.B., Attorney at law and Legal Advisor to Malawi Washington Association.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS :
From the Beltway (I-495), take exit 33 (Connecticut Avenue) towards Chevy Chase, after one mile and a half, turn left onto East-West Highway towards Silver Spring.
At the third light, turn right onto Grubb Road.
Make the first right off Grubb Road onto Colston Drive and park to the right.
The Church is at the corner of Grubb Road and Colston Drive.

From 16th Street, NW, pass the circle at the MD-DC boundary, make a left onto East-West Highway, left onto Grubb Road and then follow directions as above.

From DC via Connecticut Avenue, turn right onto East-West Highway, right onto Grubb Road and then follow as above.

For other starting points, try Mapquest
EXTRAVAGANZA RECEPTION and BLOWOUT DANCE
DATE: Friday, July 5, 2002
TIME: 8:00pm to 2:00am
VENUE: Beltsville Fire Department, 4911 Prince Georges Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland
VENUE PHONE: 301/937-3160

As the highlight of our weekend’s celebrations, the Blow Out Party provides an opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow Malawians, friends of Malawi and other friends living in the United States and Canada. Be sure to bring your best dancing shoes – we will feature a variety of music, including Malawian music, Soukous, Hip-hop, Reggae, Zouk, Soca and other African music!


CHARGES: Tickets cost $15.00 and may be purchased in advance.

Contact Mwiza at (301) 949-8420 or through email at mcmunthali@yahoo.com

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From Landover, Mitchellville areas — take Capital Beltway (I-495) towards College Park/Baltimore.
Take exit 25A, US Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) towards Laurel.
Pass Costco on your right.
Cross Powder Mill Road. After Powder Mill Road, make a left at the next lights, which will be Prince Georges Avenue.
The firehouse is on the left a few blocks up.

From Virginia, Chevy Chase, Baltimore areas — take Capital Beltway (I-495) East towards College Park.
Take exit 25A, US Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue).
On exit ramp, stay in left lane to go towards Laurel (Exit 25A).
Pass Costco on your right.
Cross Powder Mill Road. After Powder Mill Road, make a left at the next lights, which will be Prince Georges Avenue.
The fire house is on the left a few blocks up.

For other starting points, try Mapquest
EXTRAVAGANZA BBQ/PICNIC/GAMES
DATE: Saturday, July 6, 2002
TIME: 12:00am 'til dark
VENUE: Parklawn Local Park, Group Picnic Area, 12724 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD
Please Note: This is a different venue from last year's

Relax and enjoy a fun-filled day at this private park. Side dishes, soft drinks and beer will be provided. All you need to bring is your favorite meat to cook on the self-service grills, and you are welcome to bring your favorite beverage.

ACTIVITIES: Not limited to:-
  • Soccer — Malawi vs Kenya;
  • Volleyball;
  • BBQ;
  • Tug-of-War;
  • Kids Games;
  • Moon Bounce;
  • Basketball, contact Henry Makwakwa at (301) 603-9707 for additional information and location.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take exit 31 (Georgia Avenue) North towards Wheaton.
After one mile, turn left onto Veirs Mill Road.
Go past Connecticut Avenue, and Randolph Road.
After you pass Randolph Road, drive approximately one mile.
The park will be on the left (directly across St. Jude’s Church).
Please note that to get to the park, you need to make a U-turn at Twin Brook Parkway. The Picnic area will be immediately after the Memorial Park.

For other starting points, try Mapquest

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Mwiza at contact
Mwiza Munthali at (301) 949-8420 or (mcmunthali@yahoo.com);
or Elisa Munthali at (301) 949-8420;
or Dalitso Mapondo at 301/603-9707

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