Thursday, March 16, 2017

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!  😀

SATURDAY - March 18th

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.

James Webb Space Telescope: Art + Science  
In November 2016, 25 artists were selected from around the country to visit NASA Goddard and see the James Webb Space Telescope. The artists, representing a broad range of mediums and styles, were inspired to interpret the Webb through their art. The resulting exhibit includes watercolors, 3-D-printed sculpture, silk screening, traditional Japanese art, jewelry, tattooing, poetry, song and more!
When: Noon-4pm
Where: NASA Goddard Visitor Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!  

Opening Reception: Rub the Oils and Strew the Powders
On display will be copies of illustrations from 17th, 18th and 19th century “herbals,” instructional books on identifying and using herbs in medicine and cooking. The colors in these ancient prints are still vibrant, the lines graceful and elegant, and the shading almost 3-D in its effect. The images are courtesy of the Rare Book Division of the National Agricultural Library.  
When: 1-4pm
Where: Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
Cost: Free!  

Third Saturday Reading with Sid Gold 
Authors Beth Konkoski Bates, Patricia Schultheis and Robert Williams will read from their works  followed by open reading hosted by Sid Gold of the Washington Writer's Guild. Always a grand time. Light refreshments available.
When: 2pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free

Wellness: Get Fit Mobile: Bootcamp Pop Up
Come and join us for a high intensity, personal training style workout specifically designed to build strength and increase endurance.
When: 3-5pm
Where: Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave, Bladensburg
Cost: Free

Boundaries - A One Day Video Art Exhibition 
Boundaries is a pop-up, single day exhibition of video art and installation, Boundaries investigates identities and conditions that emerge as a result of fluid spaces that are geographic, political, and even metaphysical. The environments in these videos are created via perspectives within global communities, and "boundaries" is a term indicative of both the real and constructed nature of spaces that affect our external as well as internal experience.
When: 10 am - 8 pm / Reception 5-8pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY  - March 19th

Quilting 101
When: 10am -1pm
Where: MakerSpace, 125 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free! 

Beginning Upholstery Demo 
Have you always wanted to upholster those dated chair seats? Well we are going to demonstrate the very basics so that your work looks like you hired a professional! Our in-house upholsterer, Phyllis, will show you how to find good fabric, how to align a pattern and how to fasten clean corners. If you want to have us help you with your chairs we will also be offering a full class where you can work on your personal project with our assistance. We will provide all demonstration materials. 
When: 2pm
Where: Tanglewood Works, 5132 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville
Cost: Free! 
** Read all about Tanglewood Works

Animation Meetup
When: 2-4pm
Where: MakerSpace, 125 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free! 

Sunday Gospel and Spiritual with Charisma Wooten
When: 2-3pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: $20

Classical Recital: Jooyoung Kim
Critically-acclaimed pianist Jooyoung Kim is known for her dazzling technique, superb musicianship, and exquisite artistry. Since making her debut at the age of twelve as a soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Kim has presented numerous solo and chamber recitals in Korea, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and the United States.
When:3pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!  

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


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