Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! April 21st-23rd

Catch Rainbow Rock Band at Beltsville Library this wknd! 
The weather may be gloomy but this weekend's lineup is chock-full-O-FUN!  We've got Earth Day festivities, Springtime Egg Hunt, Rockin-2-Rhythm, a She-Vision-Board-Brunch, a Spring Break Bicycle Tour, a Rainbow Rock Band and a Gamer Symphony Orchestra.  You read that right.  Really, people.  So. Much. Fun. Stuff. Right. Here. Enjoy!

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FRIDAY

Earth Day at Patuxent Research Refuge
Celebrate Earth Day by learning how you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to benefit wildlife and the planet. Program includes hands-on activities, games and crafts for ages 3+.
When: 10am-1pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Watercolor Tie Dye: Using watercolors and paper towels Toddlers will create and observe the magic of tie dye.
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $5

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 0-5 years old. Curious? Click here for my review of The Waterhole!
When: 10am
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole's menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)

Discovery Cart Days - Lift Off!

Learn about thrust, drag, and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion while making a balloon rocket. A Museum educator will engage you with hands-on materials from the education collection that will help explore these themes through interactive questions, experiments, and activities!
When: 11am-2pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5/adults; $2/children

Rockin' 2 Rhythm
Join us for a movement program that focuses on rhythm and keeping bodies strong. 0-5 y/o.
When: 11-11:30am
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

The Power of She Vision Board Brunch
Are you looking for something inspirational and stimulating for your daughter to do during Spring Break? This brunch will help your child answer the self-reflection question, "Who Am I?" Young ladies will participate in self-esteem building activities and thought-provoking conversation while enjoying a scrumptious brunch. Reservations are required.
When: 11:30am-2:30pm
Where: Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie
Cost: Free!

Spring Break Bicycle Tour
Wrap up your Spring Break with an afternoon guided bicycle tour along the new Anacostia River Trail. Bicycles and helmets are provided. Ages 10 & up.
When: 1-3pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Cost: Residents: $5; NR: $7

Family Movie Series: April & the Extraordinary World
Part of our Family Series!  Accompanied by her talking cat (Philippe Katerine), a teen (Marion Cotillard) embarks on a quest to find her missing parents in 1941 Paris.
When: 1-3pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: $7

Open Gym at PG Sports & Learning Complex
If you haven't checked this place out yet with your energetic 1-12 year old(s), then let this be the day! This place is really great. HUGE. Two climbing walls. Two foam pits. Tons of equipment for curious ones to explore and blow off some steam. Very clean. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are required to be on the floor with the children (Maximum 3 child:1 adult).
When: 4:30-5:30pm
Where: 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child.

Spring Skate Series (Ages 8-13)
Bring the family and join your friends at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center gymnasium. Roller-skates provided free of charge or bring your own.
When: 5-7pm
Where: Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Forward Motion Dance Company 2017 Showcase
Check out this student-run organization founded on contemporary dance and their showcase of the pieces the company has worked on for the past year. Maybe you have a budding dancer who would benefit from seeing others move in these inspiring ways!
When: 7:30pm
Where: The Clarice, Kay Theatre, College Park
Cost: Free!

SATURDAY

Earth Day at Patuxent Research Refuge 
Celebrate Earth Day by learning how you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to benefit wildlife and the planet.  Program includes hands-on activities, games and crafts for ages 3+. Check out my review of the Patuxent Reseach Refuge!
When: 10am-1pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free; donations welcome!

Springtime Egg Hunt
Egg Hunt & Candy, Face Painting and Sack Race, Games & Prizes!
When: 11am-2pm
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature Center, 31st Street & Arunel, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Rainbow Rock Band!
Are you ready to rock the rainbow? The Rainbow Rock Band will entertain your little ones with tunes laughs and more! Winners of a Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award for their debut CD, "Meet the Rainbow," an absolute mix of musical genres from folk, to rock, to rockabilly, all the while being EDUCATIONAL and FUN!!! Your child will learn about shapes, colors, movement, and more! When: 11-11:45am
Where: Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd, Beltsville
Cost: Free!

Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Come out for a fantastic evening of live, orchestrated video game music performed by the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at UMD! We have prepared many wonderful selections like pieces from Pokemon, Uncharted, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and more. Our mission is to bridge the worlds of video games and the performing arts and promote orchestral VGM as an art form.
When: 1 pm
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Admission: Free!  Reserve tickets here.

Earth Day at Montpelier!
Appreciate the beauty of Montpelier’s grounds while creating a fun and educational Earth Day activity for the whole family.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

In Search of a Truffula Tree
Learn how important it is to protect our natural environment through Dr. Seuss' story The Lorax.
When: 1-2:30pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free; donations welcome!

SUNDAY 

Bird Walk 
Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike; binoculars are highly recommended.  Walk begins at the Visitor Center entrance.  Ages 6+ Check out review here!
When: 8-10am
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free; donations welcome!

Indian Creek Playground
Any time this weekend, check out this really fun and creative playground designed after Berwyn Heights' earliest residents - a group of Algonquian people known as Nacotchtank. Kiddos will have a blast climbing teepees, in an out of canoes and up and down dream catchers. If you get hungry afterwards, check out
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 8900 56th Avenue, Berwyn Heights
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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