Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weekend Fun Guide! Jan. 20th-22nd

 
Friday's fancy lineup includes fun for all ages - We've got FREE Yoga at Hyattsville's Love Yoga (register now!), Toddler Time at Mt. Rainier's Art Works Now & the Resilience Ball at Joe's Movement Emporium.  Saturday's got a Bibliobop Dance Party in Greenbelt, Dinosaur Park in Laurel, some reading help with Tail Waggin' Tutor in Beltsville or Sip & Sew at Hyattsville's Three Little Birds! & even more fun picks for Sunday!  Check it out!

FRIDAY

Creative Kids Day 
All-day, structured art classes offered on days when Prince George's Public Schools are off. Young artists are invited to join us for hands-on art activities that teach skills in art materials, core principals of art, and insights into world cultures. Ages: 6-12. Must register, do so here.
When: 9am-4:30pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Resident: $34; Nonresident: $45

Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults.  Join us as we make pipe cleaner caterpillars!  Helping to develop their fine motor skills they will string fruit loops onto pipe cleaners to make colorful caterpillars!
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $9

Super Saver Ice Skating!
Huge indoor ice skating rink with a warming hut and a snack bar - what else do you need?!
When: 3:15-5:15pm (public session)
Where:  Herbert Wells Ice Rink, 5211 Campus Drive, College Park
Cost: $4 (skate rental included)!

Resilience Ball 
Come celebrate our community standing together in strength & inclusivity no matter who we call president.  Potluck, music by the Wild Anacostias, Pledge Board Project, Youth Activities, African Drum Circle, Sign Making Workshop for Women's 1/21 March 
When: 6-11pm 
Where: 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10 gen admission (Youth 18 and under are free); $5 donation requested for kids activities (Please note all general admission ticket credit card purchases are subject to service fee. Service fee has been waived at the expense of Joe's for the $15 donation and $5 children's activity donation.)

SATURDAY 

Bibliobop Dance Party!
Come and bust a move and shake your sillies out at the Greenbelt Bibliobop Dance Party! Bring your parents or caregivers and prepare to boogie and bop until we all drop!
When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free!
 
Bird Brains
Join us as we search for birds on this guided walk and learn about adaptations they have to survive the cold days of winter. Dress for weather. Ages 8-10.  Make reservation: 301.497.5887
When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!  (Donations to The Friends of Patuxent are greatly appreciated.)

Storytime - Spanish/English 
Stories, Fingerplays, and songs will be presented in Spanish and English.
When: 11-11:30am
Where: Hyattsville Public Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free!

Live Animal Show!
Meet the Mount Rainier Nature Center's live animals including reptiles, amphibians, & birds of prey. Register here
When: 11am-12pm
Where: 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $3 residents / $4 nonresidents

Groove & Glide into the New Year 
Come down and join us for an afternoon of roller skating!  We will have fun music & games for the whole family!  Skates on a first come, first served basis. Ages 6+
When: 12-2pm
Where: Prince George's Plaza Community Center, 600 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Dinosaur Park 
Come to Dinosaur Park Open Houses (every 1st & 3rd Saturday) to meet paleontologists, learn about Maryland prehistory, and search an active fossil site for 115 million-year-old remains of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals!
When:  Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 13200 block of Mid-Atlantic Blvd., Laurel
Admission:  Free!

Tail Waggin' Tutor 
Beltsville Branch's own canine bibliophile welcomes children ages 6-12 to read to him!
When: 2-3pm
Where: Beltsville Public Library, 4319 Sellman Rd, Beltsville 
Cost: Free!

Read-to-Rover 
Children ages 6-11 build their reading confidence by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs that are glad to listen. Registration is required. Please call 301-345-5800 for details.
When: 2-3:30pm
Where: Greenbelt Public Library, 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY 

Winter Bird Walk
Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended.  Ages 8+
When: 8-10am
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Tiny Tots: Nature and Music
Learn about wildlife at the refuge through fun and interactive songs and rhyming. Parental participation is required.  Ages 16-42 months.
When: 10:30am-11:15am
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Halftime Basketball Match: College Park Dream Team!
The College Park Dream Team showcases relationships between community youth and local law enforcement through food, fun, and friendly basketball games. Come see the participants in action during halftime as your #3 ranked Maryland Women's Basketball team faces off against Rutgers in a nationally televised game!
When: 3pm
Where: Xfinity Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Cost: $5



FRIDAY 

Love Yoga - Free Classes Today!
Need a safe & loving place to come on Inauguration Day?  We're holding classes all morning and the evening so you can practice and surround yourself with love.  All classes are FREE (donations welcome)! Join us, and be sure to preregister.  We expect classes to fill up!
When: 10am, 11:30am and 7:30pm
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!  (Donations welcome.)

American Legion Post 60 Bingo!
23 games - all cash prizes guaranteed.  $1,000 ball games.  Food and snack available for purchase.  When: Doors at 5pm, bingo starts at 7:45pm
Where:  2 Main Street, Laurel
Cost: No admission fee

Coffee Cupping 
Teleworking today & need a coffee?  Head to Vigilante for a cup and stick around for their weekly coffee cuppings - a great way to learn more about coffee, broaden your understanding of origins, flavors, aromas, enhance your palate, and try a wide variety of coffees in one sitting.
When: 1-1:30pm
Where: Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Resilience Ball 
Join the community of Mt. Rainier & Joe's Movement Emporium to celebrate our community standing together in strength & inclusivity no matter who we call president.  Potluck, community sing along, music by the Wild Anacostias, DJ, Pledge Board Art Project, Youth Activities, African Drum Circle, Sing Making Workshop for Women's 1/21 March 
When: 6-11pm 
Where: 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10 gen admission (Youth 18 and under are free); $5 donation requested for kids activities (Please note all general admission ticket credit card purchases are subject to service fee. Service fee has been waived at the expense of Joe's for the $15 donation and $5 children's activity donation.)

SATURDAY

Writers Club
The novice to experienced writers are welcome to find your creative voice through writing. Writers share ideas, find inspiration, and participate in the group critiques. All writing genres.
When: 11am-1pm
Where: Laurel Public Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Crochet Workshop
Join us for an afternoon of crocheting!  If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies.  No experience necessary.  All ages.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Mt. Rainier Public Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier 
Cost: Free!

Opening Reception: Drawn Out, Drawn Over
Drawn Out, Drawn Over aims to field a visual conversation about drawing approaches by featuring 18 selected artists living throughout the United States, most of who have had devoted careers as academics. Their institutions range from small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and some of the largest research institutions in the country.
When:  5-8pm
Where: Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Sip & Sew!
Once a month, we host this fun get together where we make a small project and enjoy a glass (or two) of wine! All supplies and refreshments are included. All skill levels are welcome to attend.
When: 6pm
Where: Three Little Birds Sewing Co., 5132 Baltimore Ave, Studio B, Hyattsville
Cost: $28 (register and purchase here)

Theatre:  Loves and Hours 
Check out this Community Theatre in historic Downtown Laurel and its latest production, "Loves and Hours" by Stephen Metcalge.  In this gentle comedy, life and love are complicated for young and not so young alike.  Ages 16+
When: 8pm
Where: Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street, Laurel
Cost: $20 general admission; $15 seniors (65+)

SUNDAY 

Art of the Airport Tower 
Exhibition is composed of 50 large scale photographs by Smithsonian photographer Carolyn J. Russo and explores the forms and functions of the airport traffic control towers in the US and abroad. Through March 10th.
When: 10am-5pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5 adults/ $2 children (2-17)

Intermediate Sewing Class - April Rhodes Popover Poncho
Join us in making a fun & stylish poncho, perfect for the cooling weather. Perfect for advanced beginners and intermediate sewers and those looking to take an intro into garment sewing.
When: 11am
Where: Three Little Birds Sewing Co., 5132 Baltimore Ave, Studio B, Hyattsville
Cost: $55 (register and purchase here.)



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Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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