Thursday, January 26, 2017

Weekend Fun! January 27th-29th

Raptors Reign in Laurel, Rainbow Crow in Adelphi, Chinese New Year Storytime & Tea in Hyattsville, Polar Bear Plunge at National Harbor, an album release party in Brentwood and a Family Fun Bowling Bash in College Park are just some of the fun things we've got lined up for you this weekend!  Read on for more! 

And above, sharing a pic of one of many colorful murals that line a wall on the Jefferson Street side of Hyattsville Elementary School.  Recently learned that these murals were the product of a great collaboration between Art Works Now, students at Hyattsville Elementary and artist Peter Krsko which was funded through grants from the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.  I've walked by them many times and think they're such a lovely addition to the neighborhood - just didn't know their story.  Now I do - and maybe now you do, too!  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Giveaway! Parents' Night Out at Arts Works Now!

[CONTEST CLOSED]🔊  It's Giveaway time!  Looking for a evening out without the kid(s)?  Of course you are!  😆  Route One Fun!'s got you covered with this awesome chance to win a pass ($20 value; 1 child) to Art Works Now's upcoming Parents' Night Out (Friday, February 3rd).  You get to take a well-deserved break while your potty trained kiddo (ages 3-12) gets to enjoy an evening at Art Works Now filled with a special art activity (Pokeballs!), pizza and a movie (Pokemon The Movie).    

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weekend Fun Guide! Jan. 20th-22nd

Friday's fancy lineup includes fun for all ages - We've got FREE Yoga at Hyattsville's Love Yoga (register now!), Toddler Time at Mt. Rainier's Art Works Now & the Resilience Ball at Joe's Movement Emporium.  Saturday's got a Bibliobop Dance Party in Greenbelt, Dinosaur Park in Laurel, some reading help with Tail Waggin' Tutor in Beltsville or Sip & Sew at Hyattsville's Three Little Birds! & even more fun picks for Sunday!  Check it out!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekend Fun Guide! Jan. 13th-16th

[1/14 Update: Given inclement weather, pls call event ahead to confirm status]
Movin' with the Mayor in Hyattsville, Pop-Up Storytime in Mt. Rainier, Kids Yoga in Bowie, Microhabitat Hike in Laurel, College Park's Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a chance to watch The Secret Life of Pets at the Old Greenbelt Theatre - for free! - & a Honky Tonk Torch & Twang! All this & more this holiday weekend!

(Local art fun: The above pic is of some funky art that enlivens the back of a building along Route 1, greeting passersby as they head south along the road.)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Weekend Fun Guide! Jan. 6th - 8th, 2017!!

It's going to be a cold weekend, my pretties.  So, aside from this weekend's Polar Bear Plunge, this magnificently curated list details activities all occurring indoors.  From a Three Kings Day Celebration to Afternoon Aviators to Kids Yoga to a Needle Arts Group & The Pussyhat Project - you've got it all here!  And...just kidding; there's no Polar Plunge.  Not this weekend....

AND, if you happen to love the above artwork above as much as I do, check out the really cool work of Adrienne S. Price, a local Prince George's County artist who I had the fine luck of meeting last month as she was exhibiting her goods at one of Community Forklift's First Fridays soirees.  I was immediately drawn to the intricacy, detail and variety of Adrienne's work.  Kind of reminded me of some of Edward Gorey's work.  Which I similarly love!  She's also got some funky MD/Baltimore/Orioles-centered pieces that would look lovely in your office/living room.  Adrienne's work will soon be up in the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis, so - basically - she's blowin up!  Now's your chance to to check out her website / work (and support local artists) before her prices skyrocket!  :)