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!  🙂 


Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults.  Kids will be making their own thumb print pots out of air dry clay.  
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $9

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 fun video of a past collabo!
When: 10 am
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)
** Read our thoughts on The Waterhole in Mount Rainier

Magic: The Gathering Club 
Come cast spells and battle wizards in our favorite fantasy card game.  Bring your own cards or use the ones we have here.  All experience levels welcome, from never-played to expert.
When: 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Hyattsville Public Library, Adelphi Road, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Home Depot – Kids Workshop
Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a wood toolbox they can use for keeping anything from art supplies to toys neat and portable. Once the toolbox is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.  (Supplies go fast, so best to get there early.)
When: 9am
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville or College Park
Cost: Free! 

Three Kings Day Celebration
Celebrate the Hispanic tradition of the Three Kings Day Celebration with music, refreshments, and more. Kids 10 and under will receive a gift from the Three Kings. (Note: In order for your child to receive a gift, please register by January 4 by calling 301-345-4918.  As back-up, consider bringing a small gift for your child.)  Only 2 adults with child(ren) per family will be allowed.
When: 10am-1pm
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Creature Feature: Raptors
Meet and learn about raptors, including falcons, hawks and owls. Ages 3 and older. Reservations required.
When: 10-11am
Where: Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
Cost: $4

Three Little Birds – Intro to Sewing for Kids
In this class, for ages 7 and up, kids will get hands on experience with the basics of machine sewing. They’re learn everything from how to turn on the machine to finish a simple project. As their skills grow, we’ll teach them how to read patterns, cut fabric appropriately, and more!
When: 11am
Where: Three Little Birds, 5132 Baltimore Ave, Studio B, Hyattsville
Cost: $50

Folding Stars Paper Workshop
This traditional German craft brings bright colors to winter windows!  This arts workshop is appropriate for both children and adults.
When: 1-4pm
Where: College Park City Hall Council Chambers, 4500 Knox Road, College Park
Cost: $10

Afternoon Aviators 
Every month we will explore a different aviation themed topic through STEM-based, hands on activities. Fun for children ages 6 & up. 
When: 2pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5/person includes museum admission and supplies


Smaland at College Park’s Ikea

Credit: Ikea

Free, 1 hour, supervised, enclosed, safe & clean play area near the entrance.  Enjoy some shopping or just relax/eat/peoplewatch at the restaurant upstairs while your young one(s) has a blast at Smaland.  Children must be potty trained and be 37” to 54” tall (so children typically b/w ages of 3-6).  Tips: (1) Best to arrive earlier on in the day as day progresses, so do the entrances lines; & (2) Join Ikea Family & kids get extra 30 minutes to play (depending on capacity) & you get free coffee! 
When: 10:30am – 7pm
Where: 10100 Baltimore Avenue, College Park
Admission: Free!

UMD’s Beauty & the Beast 

Catch the Maryland gymnastics and wrestling teams as they compete simultaneously on the XFINITY Center main floor with the gymnasts facing West Virginia and the wrestlers taking on local rival Navy!  Prior to the event, fans are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy in fan fest in Heritage Hall. Activities include face painting with the Maryland Cheerleaders, a photobooth, poster making station, games, and more.
When: 1pm
Where: UMD’s XFINITY Center, 8500 Campus Drive, College Park
Cost:  Free!  (Free entry begins at noon.)

Kids Yoga at Numi Yoga!  
Join us for 60 minutes of yoga designed for ages 6-10 years old.  No adult needed (whoopee!)
When: 1:30-2:30p
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park, MD 
Cost: $20  

Parent & Preschooler Yoga!
Join us for 60 minutes of yoga designed for you and your 2-5yr old.  Our instructor will lead our group in some playful poses and partner time sure to be fun for all ages! 
When: 3-4pm
Where: Numi Yoga, 4513 College Ave, College Park, MD 
Cost: $20 (kid or kid+parent)


Seniors on Stage Auditions 
Calling all Prince George’s Country residents 60 and better!  Do you have a singing talent? Audition to be part of our 2017 Seniors on Stage show that will be held in April.
When: 9am-3pm
Where: Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Needle Arts Group
Join this community group of amateur & experienced knitters, quilters, crossstitchers for this enjoyable social occasion where conversations abound and people can relax and do their work. There are no group projects and everyone is welcome to come.  Folks are always eager to lend a hand. Our motto is: “no dues, no officers, no group projects — just show up!” (**Pls note – if schools are delayed, group will not meet.)
When: 9:30am-11:30am
Where: Berwyn Heights Town Hall, 5700 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights (2nd Fl, accessible elevator)
Cost: Free!

Rosenwald Documentary 
A screening of the film about Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist who joined forces with African American communities in Prince George’s County and throughout the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Hope Lutheran Church & Student Center, 4201 Guilford Dr, College Park
Cost: Free!

TGIF Yoga at Love Studios 
Unwind at this relaxing class as we gently move our bodies in a soothing and kind way. Great for beginners and those who with no yoga experience.
When: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $10


Crochet Workshop
Join us for an afternoon of crocheting! If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No experience required.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Mt. Rainier Library, 3409 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier, MD
Cost: Free!


Arrow Bicycle Sunday Ride
The Sunday ride is a 32-mile, moderately paced ride that emphasizes group riding techniques. Those new to group riding are welcome as we regroup throughout the ride so that nobody is left behind. Ride starts at Arrow Bicycle. Many rides are held subject to weather so it’s a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too.
When: 9-11:30 am
Where: Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Pussyhat Project 
Come knit, crochet, sew or just support others as they make a pink kitty hat to support the Women’s March on DC.  Donations of materials are welcomed or bring what you need to make your own hat. Bring snacks – if you like, bring some friends (teens & up)
When: 2-5pm
Where: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Avenue Mount Rainier
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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