Thursday, March 30, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide: March 31st - April 2nd

Storytime to ease you into the weekend, the full blast with your choice of a Bike Rodeo or Bagels with Bunny or a Model Rocket Launch or Spring School Fair or a Local Authors Book Signing event or maybe even some fishing?!  Something for everyone, right here!

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Adults' Weekend Fun Guide: March 31st - April 2nd

You've really got your pick of fun & interesting things to do this weekend!  Catch Floyd Coleman speak with David C. Driskell about the scholarship of African American Art or tune into Lulu's Fate covering Tom Waits and Hank Williams or cheer on cyclists as they zoom by at the Route 1 Rampage or head to a Garden Party and get some new gardening tools or maybe move your groove thang at a Contra Dance Party - all this & more, right here! 
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 27th = School's Out!

March 27th.  It's Monday.  And Prince George's County schools are closed for students today (Professional Day for Teachers).  Boy oh boy.  While proverbial and actual clouds are in the forecast, it's to be about 70 degrees so sharing some some cool, local ways to make this day a fun one!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Adults' Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 24th-26th

Will it be an Arts Reception or a Ceramics Workshop or some Outdoor Photography or a Book Festival or maybe check out an exploration of "Women in Jazz" or a book reading & signing by local author Crystal M. Adair?  Even more to choose from below! Why not do them all?!

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Kids' Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 24th-26th

Face painting and crafts at College Park Community Library's 5th Annual Book Festival, STEM for Families in Greenbelt, Community Sing in Mt. Rainier, Playground fun in Hyattsville and more this 60+degree weekend!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spotlight on Schools: Riverdale Elementary School!


Welcome back to our Spotlight on Schools series, where local parents shares their thoughts on their experience with their elementary school in Prince George's County.  In this fourth Spotlight, read all about Riverdale Elementary School in Riverdale Park, Maryland from the perspective of parent and PTO President, Jenni Pompi!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kids' Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 17th-19th

So, Kiddos:  Will it be a Pirate Party or a Birthday Bash filled with Ravenous Raptors or a Bibliobop Dance Party or a Kite Festival or a Super Hero Zumba Glow Party?  Say what?!  Sign me up!  With my kiddos, of course...!  All this & more, here! 

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Adults' Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 18th-19th

    James Webb Space Telescope: Art +Science
A run in the Park with College Park ParkRun, a book reading hosted by Sid Gold at Robert Harper Books, and then a little Boot Camp Pop Up in Bladensburg right before heading out again to a Video Art Exhibition at Brentwood Arts Exchange.  Yes - all these choices & more.  Right here.  This weekend.  You're welcome!  😀

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spotlight on Schools: University Park Elementary School!


In this third installment of our Spotlight on Schools series, local parents Sarah Treado & Christine Becraft shares their thoughts on University Park Elementary School!  To learn more about this school, head to their Open House on March 21st (next Tuesday), 8:30-10am!   

Monday, March 13, 2017

Snow Day Fun!

After I filled my reserves from Town Center Market this afternoon, I put together this post on ways to keep your kids occupied during tomorrow’s Snow Day.  As for your well-being, go ahead and connect the dots on the Town Center Market bit.   

We’re told the likelihood of a snow day tomorrow is as good as your chances of being interrupted by your toddler while you’re in the bathroom, so for the sake of our collective sanity, I’m sharing a few thoughts/ideas/links to ways to fill the hours of 6:30am-8pm.  If your window to fill is considerably smaller than that: (1) congratulations; (2) feel free to stop by with some coffee; & (3) pretty sure you’ll get yours during the tweenage years.  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide: March 10th-12th

 
Crazy Eagles in Laurel, St. Patty's Fun Fair & Preschooler Yoga in College Park, Stuart Little & Little Makers in Greenbelt, Storytime in Hyattsville, Smoothies and DIY slime in Mt. Rainier (not in that order 😁), a cool reception honoring National Youth Art Month (including 11th grade artist, Ruiting Jia, featured above!) & more!  All local, all this weekend!  

Adults' Weekend Guide March 11th-12th

Zumba in Colmar Manor, Movin' with the Mayor in Hyattsville, Satisfying Sweet Teeth all over Riverdale Park, Black Wall Street in North Brentwood, Fusion Flow in College Park, Art Guild Juried Exhibition in Laurel (inc work by 11th grader Polina Sobol, featured above) & more - all here, for your fabulously exciting and arts-filled weekend! 

Check it Out: Local Fun! Patuxent Research Refuge

Me and the little lady stopped by the Patuxent Research Refuge earlier this week for one of their free Tiny Tots programs.  I was a little dismayed when I arrived and found that mine was the only car in the lot.  "Had I gotten the date wrong?" I wondered.  I immediately jumped to blaming my d@mN children.  Always interrupting momma's mornin' coffee intake which = not functioning properly, which = systems fail, which = dates & time and everything bungled.  Poor me.  But not really.  In fact, lucky me - because for once in my life, I had unwittingly managed to get me and my crew somewhere on time (in fact, an entire 30 minutes early).

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! March 3rd-5th

The Seuss celebrations continue into the weekend, and deservedly so!  We've got a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, some Dance Crew Competition, Tiny Tots: Nature & Music, excavations at Dinosaur Park, kids' Rain Gauge Workshop as well as Super Saver Ice Skating & more - all packaged here neatly in your nifty Kids' Weekend Guide!

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Adults' Weekend Guide! March 3rd-5th

Adults!  You want to bike?  You want to run?  You want to have a blast at University Park Elementary School's Silent Auction (course you do!) and then be up in time Sunday afternoon for some jazz or a concert with music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  Me, too.  Lucky you, your weekend guide is here! 

Spotlight on Schools: Dora Kennedy French Immersion School!


Welcome back to our Spotlight on Schools series, where local parents shares their good news stories about their experience with their elementary school in Prince George's County.  In this Spotlight, read all about Dora Kennedy French Immersion School in Greenbelt, Maryland from the perspective of one proud momma, Sheila T!