Sunday, February 19, 2017

2/20 --> Presidents' Day --> School's Out = Things to Do!

Home with the kids today?  Never fear:  Got you covered with some local ways to stay busy/active/occupied with the kids this sunny President's Day!  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekend Things to Do: Feb. 17th-19th & Presidents' Day!


Get outside!  The weather is expected to be beautiful this weekend, with temps in the 60s - so including recs on great, local places to explore outdoors!  Sun not your thing? That's cool (get it?!); scroll down for great indoor activities for both kids and adults! Before you head out, please vote Route One Fun! for Best Community Blog by clicking here.  Thanks, all!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spotlight on Schools, Greenbelt Elementary School!



In this "Spotlight on Schools" series from Route One Fun!, a local parent will share his or her experience with their local elementary school in Prince George's County.  Would love to hear from other folks interested in sharing similar stories about their local public elementary school - just shoot me a message using the nifty "contact" widget on the blog!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Vote Route One Fun! for Best Community Blog!

Dear Lovely Readers:  If you dig this fresh blog, please cast a vote for Route One Fun! for "Best Community Blog" today!  Just click on the "Best of DC" image below and it will bring you directly to the voting site.  Just Easy, peasy!  I appreciate your support and will toast to your supportive endeavor tonight!  👊💟👏

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Weekend Fun! Feb. 10th-12th


School's out Friday and the weekend is upon us!  Fab ideas abound:  From a Candyland Dance Party in Hyattsville to an African American STEAM Portrait Workshop in Laurel to Unshrink My Heart in Brentwood to a Teddy Bear's Picnic in College Park...And that's not all!  Scroll down to "Adulting" section below to check out all of the great, local events going on for adults around our area.  Lucky, lucky ducks! 

And while you're at it, get the scoop on the artist behind the beautiful piece above: Sean Hennessey is a fantastic, local artist who works primarily in glass with combinations of paint, video, concrete and light.  He co-founded The Otis Street Arts Project, a small art center in Mt. Rainier, MD. I had a chance to check out his see his work during one of the Gateway Open Studios Tours and was really entranced with his work, especially his illuminated panels.  Great detail, use of color and curious, intriguing images.  You can check out Sean's work here and here.  Or you can go visit him and his work at Otis Street Arts Project.  Enjoy and support our awesome local arts community!

Valentines Day Fun for Kids Along Route 1!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Weekend Fun Guide! Feb. 3rd-5th


This weekend's fun roster includes: The Uncle Devin Show (interactive musical experience for kiddos) in Hyattsville, The Clarice's Family Art Day, Minecraft in Greenbelt, Preschooler Yoga at College Park's Numi Yoga, Over & Under the Sea: Black History Month at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, and Upcycled Valentines Party at Tanglewood Works & more!  Check it out!

*Dig the illustration above?  Eva Byrne is a highly-regarded children's book and fashion illustrator. Magical combo!  Residing in Sligo, Ireland and working internationally, Eva's work has appeared in Martin Dawbers 'Big Book of Fashion Illustration' and has been shown in galleries both in the USA and Europe.  And she happens to be my sister so now she's on Route One Fun!  ;)  Check out her most recent work here

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Biz Review: Calvert Brewing Company: Local Craft Beer + Kid-Friendly = Go Now!


It's the weekend, y'all!  Time for some relaxation, fun and maybe even a delicious beer or five.  Wait. What now?  "That's not how my weekends go down," you say.  "I've got kids," you say.  "The odds of me enjoying a beer while lil wo/man is awake are slim to none.  Actually, there's nothing slim about me or my odds; nada."  Well, well.  Let me introduce you to Calvert Brewing Company & its kid-friendly Tap Room right here in our loverly Prince George's County.