Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekend Fun Guide! Jan. 13th-16th


[1/14 Update: Given inclement weather, pls call event ahead to confirm status]
Movin' with the Mayor in Hyattsville, Pop-Up Storytime in Mt. Rainier, Kids Yoga in Bowie, Microhabitat Hike in Laurel, College Park's Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a chance to watch The Secret Life of Pets at the Old Greenbelt Theatre - for free! - & a Honky Tonk Torch & Twang! All this & more this holiday weekend!

(Local art fun: The above pic is of some funky art that enlivens the back of a building along Route 1, greeting passersby as they head south along the road.)

FRIDAY

Storytime PopUp!  @ The Waterhole 
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier's fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-4 years old. Click here for fun video of a past collabo! (While there, highly recommend getting the Berry Nice smoothie - delish and kid-approved!)
When: 10-10:30am
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free
** Our Waterhole review can be found here

Little Makers @ Greenbelt Maker Space
We'll be crafting and creating with beads. We'll have all the materials - markers, paints, scissors, glue - so just show up!
When: 5-6:30pm
Where: Greenbelt Makerspace, 125 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Credit: Joe's Movement Emporium
Club Joe's Winter Performance 
Come out and see what the young movers of club Joe’s have been working on all year! Featuring salsa, hip hop & more!
When: 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Xtreme Teens: Arena Football 
Calling all athletes! (Agest 13 & up.)  Compete in this pickup game of 5-on-5 arena style football. Don't worry, we'll provide the jerseys. 
When: 7-10pm
Where: Glenarden / Theresa Banks Complex, 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden
Cost: Free!

SATURDAY

Microhabitat Hike
Discover the amazing world of microhabitats in this guided hike. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.  Ages 8-10.  Registration required; call 301-497-5887
When: 10-11:30am
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

CANCELED:Ready 2 Read Storytime
Bring your toddler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! 
When: 10:30-11am
Where: Bladensburg Public Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg
Cost: Free!

Credit: MCT, Inc.
Missoula Musical Play Alice in Wonderland
The Missoula Children's Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. All ages.
When: 11am & 1pm
Where: Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington
Cost: $5

Beech Tree Puppets: Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight
This new show - Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight - weaves two American Indian folk tales from the Lenape and the Inuit tribes. Follow Crow on his journey to the Sky Spirit, as he saves the animals, and then travels to the Land of the Light. Best for ages 4+.
When: 1pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Saturdays at Seton - Volleyball Clinic 
Recommended by a local Route 1 family as a fun, nearby activity for girls in grades 4-8.  This two hour fun clinic is for all skill levels.  Come learn about volleyball and have some fun while practicing your new moves!  Must pre-register (click link above to do so).
When: 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Elizabeth Seton High School, 5715 Emerson Street, Bladensburg
Cost: $10

Tribute to Dr. King
Join in this tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a keynote presentation by the Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. of the Center for Education, Justice and Ethics as well as readings, art and performances by: Chinese Bible Church of College Park, Friends Community School Chorus, Metropolitan Washington Baha'i Chorale, SGI-USA New Century Chorus, Talent Group for Children
and Much More!  All ages.

When: 1:30-4pm
Where:
University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, College Park
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY 

Scout Day at College Park Aviation Museum 
Scouts of all ages are invited to learn about aviation with activities that count towards badges! Spend an afternoon at College Park Aviation Museum. Ages 6-18.  Pre-registration is required.
When: 1-4pm
Where: 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5/participant

(CANCELED)Mini Bop Disco 
Check out this fun disco for parents & children!
When: 3-4:30pm
Where: Youth and Family Services, 4912 Nantucket Avenue, College Park
Cost: Free!

Peaceful Kids Yoga - Bowie 
Introduce your kids to the mindful art of Yoga, where they'll learn to use their breath to help find inner peace and which yoga poses to choose to bring calm to the entire body.  Then they'll get creative with an art project or craft, and finish off the afternoon with meditation.  Parents are welcome to stay for the fun or join the adult yoga class across the hall. 
When: 4pm
Where: Imagine Yoga Wellness Center, 3120 Belair Drive, Bowie
Cost: Ages 3+, $10 per child

MONDAY - (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day )

Rise + Rhyme
9:30 am Rise + Rhyme = music & storytime for 0-5 crew.   May even be able to enjoy a coffee and/or some food while your lil one boogies on down! See my review here: bit.ly/2ibPd3b
When:  Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m-ish  
Where:  Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville,
Cost:  $5 suggested donation at the door.

Discovery Cart Day: Weather Works 
Ever wonder how Weather Works? How does weather affect flight? What is good weather to fly in?  Learn about how weather impacts flight at our Weather Discovery Cart!  Each cart features hands-on materials from the education collection that will help explore these themes as staff engage visitors through interactive questions, experiments, and activities!
When:11am-2pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/children, FREE/1 & under
(Psst:  Groupon here for 50% off admission!) 

Secret Life of Pets - Free!
Join us for a FREE screening of The Secret Life of Pets; presented in conjunction with the Greenbelt Recreation Department.  The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis CK) is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
When: Noon
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost:  Free!




 

FRIDAY 

Needle Arts Group
Join this community group of amateur & experienced knitters, quilters, crossstitchers for this enjoyable social occasion where conversations abound and people can relax and do their work. There are no group projects and everyone is welcome to come.  Folks are always eager to lend a hand. Our motto is: "no dues, no officers, no group projects -- just show up!"
When: 9:30am-11:30am
Where: Berwyn Heights Town Hall, 5700 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights (2nd Fl, accessible elevator)
Cost: Free!

SATURDAY 

College Park ParkRun 
Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run.  Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park.  All ages welcome!  
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission:  Free but please register before your first run.

Creative Coloring for Adults 
Tired from a long work week! Feeling Stressed out! Come join us for a relaxing hour of self paced creativity.
When: 11am-12pm
Where: Upper Marlboro Public Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro
Cost: Free!

[CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER] Movin' with the Mayor: iSadcie Caribbean Dance Exercise
To encourage health, wellness and physical activity among residents, Hyattsville's Mayor Candance Hollingsworth and many local businesses have partnered to offer free introductory-level classes to all residents.  Join the Mayor and the local community as they work up a sweat doing iSadcie (described as "Island Zumba") and exercising along to soca, reggae, dancehall, chutney, Afro-beat and kumpa music. 
When: 12-1pm
Where: City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

City of College Park's 26th Annual Tribute to Dr. King
Join in this tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a keynote presentation by the Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. of the Center for Education, Justice and Ethics as well as readings, art and performances by: Chinese Bible Church of College Park, Friends Community School Chorus, Metropolitan Washington Baha'i Chorale, SGI-USA New Century Chorus, Talent Group for Children
and Much More!  All ages.

When: 1:30-4pm
Where:
University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, College Park
Cost: Free!

Second Saturday Readings 
Check out your local, independent bookstore - Robert Harper Books - where authors Saundra Rose Maley, Kathleen Hellen, and Sarah Hughes will read followed by open reading. 
When: 2-4pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Town Center, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception at Otis Street Arts Project 
Check out "The Migration of Pestilence," a collaborative art project including Ellyn Weiss, Sondra Arkin and Veronica Szalus focusing on the heightened transmittal of vector-borne diseases as a result of climate change and the detrimental effects these may diseases have on vulnerable populations.
When: 5-8pm
Where: Otis Street Arts Project, 3706 Otis St, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Freedom of the Press: DIY Night for Social Change 
Join us at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Hyattsville for a pre-inaguration poster printing event. Enjoy adult beverages and snacks, try your hand at letterpress printing and screenprinting, while meeting other creatives and learning about the rich history of protest/persuasion prints. You'll leave with a handful of demonstration-inspired letterpress prints and a screenprinted tote bag. Feel free to bring your own t-shirt to screenprint too!
When: 6-9pm
Where: 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: $25 Proceeds will go to RAINN

Blob's Park Social Club presents Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang 
Our 1st Dance of the year!  Patsy is a crowd pleaser - Don't miss this great night of Country Music!
When: 8-11pm
Where: College Park American Legion, 9218 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $10 (cash only)

Always call or check the event website before heading out; Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

1 comment:

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