Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Route One Fun!'s 2016 Holiday Fun Guide!

(Updated 12/15/16) 
 Welcome to your awesomesauce guide for spectacular holiday fun along Route One!  So many great, local events to help you get into the holiday spirit!  Need some more ornaments for your tree?  There a free Paper Ornaments workshop for that!  Want momentary sanity while your kids get entranced by the sound of whirring trains and twinkly lights?  There's a Holiday Trains & Planes show for that!  Got more folks to check off your shopping list?  There's Hyattsville for the Holidays, a Procrastinators Market and Riverdale Park's Holiday Market for that!  All here in your sparkly guide.  (Just imagine it to be so.  Everything's better with sparkles/sequins/younameit.) 

Make sure to return to Route One Fun! throughout this holiday season as I will be updating this list as I hear of new events (feel free to submit event ideas on RouteOneFun! homepage).  Subscribe to Route One Fun! today and you'll automatically receive an email whenever a new post has been published.  You can also find Route One Fun! on Facebook and Twitter.   Lastly, after you've made your plans, be sure you share Route One Fun! Holiday guide with a few of your friends so they can join you in the fun!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun Guide! Nov. 25th-27th

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!  Route One Fun's got you covered this weekend, you know - just in case you need to burn some energy/escape family/get outside...!  For the kiddos, how about an indoor splash playground, open bounce or a close encounters with some birds of prey? For those wishing to escape from your/any kids (no judgments here...), how about some post-turkey yoga at Numi, shopping locally on Small Business Saturday, sipping and sewing at Hyattsville's Three Little Birds, and riding out the weekend with a coffee ride to Vigilante with College Park's Proteus crew?  Sign me up! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Biz Review: Tanglewood Works POP-UP in Hyattsville!

[Update! Tanglewood Works is now permanently at this new location! Yahoo!]

Tanglewood Works just opened up a pop-up shop in Hyattsville and it's a wonderful thing.  One foot inside the shop and you'll feel like you've finally been invited into the home of that cool chic from around the way whose style you dig but which you can never manage to successfully replicate.  Because...it's an art.  An art that Tanglewood Works proprietor and self-described "Dumpster Diva," Sue Mondeel, has perfected through the years and which she is sharing with us now at Tanglewood Works pop-up along Route One in Hyattsville.

Weekend Fun Guide! Nov. 18th-20th

This weekend's lineup is a testament to the fantastic array of creative activities we've got goin' on right here along Route One and Prince George's County!  How about College Park's Free World Hootenany?  Or Greenbelt's Bibliobop Dance Party?  Or Brentwood's Glitterfest?  Or Mt. Rainier's Night of Young Stars?  And we're not even done yet!  This week, we're also including some fun ideas for us adults, including yoga at College Park's new & hip Numi Yoga,  UMD's Gamers Symphony (Zelda, Donkey Kong, anyone?) or a reading at Riverdale's own Robert Harper Books?! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Weekend Fun Guide: Nov. 11th-13th

Welcome back, Route One Fun-land!  Friday is Veteran's Day and both University Park and Riverdale Park are inviting you to join them in honoring the men and women of the military for their service.  Then head on over to College Park's Holy Redeemer for its Harvest Bazaar where the kids can play some games while you check out the White Elephant Sale! Greenbelt's Makerspace is hosting is fun Little Makers program and Laurel's got its own STEAM challenge - and that's just Friday, people!?!  Read on for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at National Harbor, Culture Queen in Hyattsville and more! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Biz Review: Bananas Hair Design, College Park

Updated 1/31/2017
By popular demand, Route One Fun! is expanding to feature a Local Biz Review section with this debut review of College Park's Bananas Hair Design!  Check it out, y'all!  And then "like" Route One Fun on Facebook to automatically stay in the know about the happs in PGC!  

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Weekend Fun Guide, Nov. 4th-6th

Me, oh my!  We've got some incredibly fun and different events on the menu this weekend!  Maryland's STEM festival kicks off this Friday with creative, kid-friendly events encouraging our young ones to explore their blossoming engineering skills!  Pop-Up Storytime is happening at Mt. Rainier's The Waterhole and an incredible Hip-Hop Jazz ensemble is visiting from Chicago!  Greenbelt's having an evening Observatory Star Party filled with telescopes and sightings of galaxies, star clusters.  Say what?  So exciting!  And, as if that's not enough, toy helicopters are being made and dinosaurs are being dusted off should you choose to indulge.  Lastly, premiering today - a sneak peek/heads-up into an awesome event appearing in the next update!