Saturday, January 19, 2019

Rock N' Roll Revival Auditions at Impulse City: January 23rd - 25th!

Mark your calendar! Auditions for Rock N' Roll Revival are happening January 23rd - 25th from 4 - 6 pm at Impulse City! Last year's show was a total hit, with proud parents smiling from ear to ear as they watched their budding superstars belt out tunes from back in the day - all with the backing of a live band! Auditions are open to anyone and no prep is required! Shows will be held May 16th, 17th and 18th at 6:30 pm.

Rock N' Roll Revival Impulse City

🎸 What parents are saying about Rock N' Roll Revival at Impulse City: 

"Every kid deserves a jump off the stage during a show moment! Thank you Impulse City for all that you bring out in these young performers!" - Krista A.

"Thanks to Impulse City for helping my daughter find her inner rock star!" - Amanda P.

For more information, contact Sara (202-549-6354) or Keith (240-606-7686). 

Thank you to Impulse City for sponsoring this post and thank you, dear Route One Fun readers, for supporting the businesses that support Route One Fun! 😍

Friday, January 18, 2019

Where to Play: Kids Weekend Guide: January 18th - 20th

Watkins Nature Center

If you close your eyes really hard, you can almost believe that we're in the tropics with this guy...Or maybe just chillin' together at Watkins Nature Center. Details on this and other great, family-friendly ideas for this weekend along Route 1 below!

With snow in the forecast, please be sure to confirm event's status before heading out!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Route 1 Weekend Guide: January 17th - 20th

Soap Workshop Community Forklift
Photo courtesy of Community Forklift. 

Paragon Reunion in College Park (!), Still Resilient Ball in Mount Rainier, Vikings & Mead in Hyattsville (as well as a bath melts demo (crossover potential, methinks?!? 😉), arts reception and a weekday winter lunch special to look forward to at Pizzeria Paradiso! Take a look at what's happening along the spectacular Route 1 corridor this weekend, folks!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Where am I Wednesday: Bespectacled Woman Mural

Where have you spotted this beautiful, bright mural while out on one of your many jaunts along Maryland's Route 1 corridor? Love all the great street art we've got around us in Prince George's County (and which I tend to feature in these Where am I Wednesday posts).

Mural by Kilmany-Jo Liversage
Mural by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

Hint: The 15-foot tall mural, by South African artist Kilmany-Jo Liversage, is adjacent to (and was commissioned by) a restaurant that got its start in South Africa (and who continues to support South African artists by commissioning their work at each new restaurant they open worldwide). No, I'm not getting any free meals out of this; just the joy of researching and dropping some local knowledge on y'all. 😊 

So, do you know where this Bespectacled Woman can be found? 

🙋 Play in the comments below or over on Route One Fun's Facebook and Instagram pages (both of which you should follow for even more of the latest happs along Maryland's Route One)!

Want to see more #WhereamIWednesday posts? Check 'em all out right here!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Best Kid-Friendly Hills for Sledding Along Route 1!

With snow continuing into this evening in Maryland and a snow day already called for Prince George's County Public Schools, here's a list of great places to go sledding along Route 1 as recommended by Route One Fun readers themselves! Know of other places? Enter your recommendation in comments below and I'll add to the list ASAP. (I know reader Jo Ann Capp was seeking recommendations for places in New Carrollton!)

Sledding along Route 1 Maryland

Sledding in Cheverly, Maryland 

Caseyan Dave Kneipp recommends sledding at Cheverly Hospital Hill

Sledding in College Park, Maryland

"Alligator Park" at the end of College Ave near the Metro, per reader Kerry Kidwell-Slak. (I think this is also where the Old Town Playground is located.)

Jennifer Riggs shared a number of great options in College Park, including: Off the Trolley Trail in Calvert Hills (smaller hill good for young sledders), the UMD hill from the Chapel and Berwyn Heights Elementary, too!

Sledding in Hyattsville, Maryland 

Pamela ONeal recommends sledding at Nicholas Orem Middle School as well as Edmonston Hill, by the creek.  

Sledding in Mount Rainier, Maryland 

Katie Yaeger Rotramel recommends sledding at Barnard Hill Park, sandwiched between Bunker Hill Road and Eastern Avenue. Google Maps Link here for Barnard Hill Park

Sledding in Riverdale Park, Maryland 

Readers Katie Monge, Alison Spain and Susan Sargent all recommended  sledding at Riversdale Mansion, with Katie sharing "there's a big hill on the east side of the mansion. We had our 4-year old on it last year but it's a fairly steep 25-foot hill. Great for little speed!"

Sledding in University Park, Maryland 

Abby McDermott recommends the hill behind the University Park Elementary School


Got ideas for sledding in Greenbelt? Laurel? Bowie? Or neighboring Woodridge, Eckington or Brookland in DC? Share your recommendations in the comments below so that we may all join in the fun! 

Route One Fun Instagram follower, Noenoughpop, shared a link to this Google Map noting a number of sites on it, too.