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Bowie is known throughout the DC metro area as one of the best areas to raise a family. The abundance of beautiful parks and reasonable cost of living are some of the reasons that families flock to the Bowie area. But the main reason that families stay in Bowie is because of the great community organizations. Here we’ll rundown a few of the community groups that help Bowie to shine.

 

Bowie Community Theater

The Bowie Community Theatre was founded in 1967. The Arts Center later became known as the Theater in the Woods because of its bucolic setting. However, after years of answering the question “where do you perform in inclement weather?” the BCT Board of Directors in conjunction with the other companies sharing the venue petitioned the Bowie City Council to change the theatre’s name to “The Bowie Playhouse.”

Over the years Bowie Community Theatre, or BCT, has expanded its repertoire considerably, recently expanding offerings past the traditional dramas, comedies and murder mysteries to include more contemporary and thought-provoking work, which has been recognized by the WATCH awards and the British Embassy’s prestigious Ruby Griffith awards.

 

Bowie Boys & Girls Club

The Bowie Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. The Club was established in 1963 and remains commited to its mission of character building, integrity and teamwork. BBGC offers numberous sports and activities for boys and girls including: soccer, lacross, football, flag football, basketball, baseball, softball, cheerleading, cricket, kickball, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

 

Bowie Baysox

The Bowie Baysox stadium is like the old days of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. You can see the players and feel like you’re in the game. There isn’t a single seat here more than 100 feet from the field. There are no overpriced tickets here. $10 for general admission ($7 for kids); compare that to $30+ if you go to an Oriole’s game and sit in similar areas.

The Baysox makes you feel up close and personal to the game. On top of that, it’s a family friendly affair, with all sorts of silly presentations between innings, an area dedicated to the kids (including a carousel), and an awesome mascot (Go Louie!). The Baysox are an experience you cannot miss. If you’ve been to minor league games, you’ll know what I’m talking about.Take your family out to the ballpark, take them out to the game! Don’t forget to buy them some peanuts and crackerjacks; they probably won’t care if they never get back!

 

Bowie State University

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,600 students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Bowie State University provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities for students with ambitions to achieve and succeed. In addition to its 22 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 38 master’s, doctoral, and advanced certification programs with specific focus on science, technology, business, education and related disciplines. A supportive academic environment empowers students to think critically, make new discoveries, value differences and emerge as leaders in a highly technical, rapidly changing global society.

 

Bowie Public Television

The City of Bowie operates Verizon Channel 10 / Comcast Channel 71. City Council meetings and other city government meetings are broadcast on this channel. In addition, resident information and announcements about upcoming city events and meetings are advertised on Channel 10/71. Videos about city-sponsored special events, such as the parade and Bowiefest also run on this channel.

The Bowie Community Media Corporation (BCMC) is a non-profit organization supported by a grant from the City of Bowie to produce community programs. Individuals interested in producing shows must be trained and pay a membership fee to join BCMC ($100 for City of Bowie residents). Producers must also complete a studio form and a BCMC form available on the BCMC website.

Whether you’re living in Bowie, interested in moving to Bowie, or just passing through; it’s always good to support locally owned restaurants. By eating at local places, you’re getting a taste of the town’s cuisine while keeping your money in the local economy. While Bowie doesn’t have the eating options of nearby DC, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by that this quaint community has to offer.

 

Old Town Deli

Old Town Deli is a great local diner and eatery. Owned by a Korean couple, you’ll find great breakfast sandwiches, lunchtime subs, Korean specialties, and strong hot coffee. The prices are more than reasonable and the portions are filling. A great place to eat a delicious meal surrounded by friendly, smiling faces.

 

Jerry’s Seafood

For more than 25 years, Jerry’s Seafood has been serving the Bowie with it’s famous crab bomb, crab cakes, fresh fish, homemade soups and other gourmet seafood delights. There is a wide offering of Maryland seafood dishes, all with a local twist. If you can’t make it out to the store or live outside of the area, Jerry’s also offers next day delivery of all it’s famous seafood dishes.

 

Lima’s Chicken

Who doesn’t love a great Peruvian chicken place? Lima’s poultry is seasoned with a secret recipe and is left to marinate for a few hours before taken to the oven, which is then served with potatoes and a fresh salad. Lima’s Chicken serves large portions for a great price. As normal, chicken comes in ¼, ½, or hole chicken sizes with plenty of great sides to choose from.

 

Ichiban Sushi Asian Bistro

Ichiban Sushi can satisfy all of your cravings for Asian food, served in an elegant, friendly atmosphere. Of course, their sushi is great, with many different varieties and house specialties to choose from. If you’re not in the mood for sushi, they have plenty of Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes for you to choose from.  

 

Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe

Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe offers homemade ice cream, coffee, tea, delicious cakes, pies, cookies, torts, and pastries that are prepared onsite. Simple Pleasures also serves soups, sandwiches, and salads, and surprisingly great Cajun cuisine. If you are looking for a place to take a date, host a meeting or tea party, Simple Pleasures is a great choice. WiFi is available.

 

Best Pie

Best Pie is one of the best kept secrets in PG County. The owners have been baking incredible pies for over 30 years. They have over 40 varieties of pies, including all types of fruit pies and custard pies. Special requests can be honored if you contact them in advance. Lines are often out the door during holidays, so you’ll need to order ahead of time.

 

The list above is a good starting point for exploring the exciting local restaurants that Bowie, MD has to offer. There are many more local (and not so local) great places to eat in the area. Eating in out in Bowie will show you why so many people call this area home.