Adults’ Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 24th-26th

Will it be an Arts Reception or a Ceramics Workshop or some Outdoor Photography or a Book Festival or maybe check out an exploration of “Women in Jazz” or a book reading & signing by local author Crystal M. Adair?  Even more to choose from below! Why not do them all?!

Special Thanks to our sponsor of this Adults’ Weekend Guide!


Opening Reception – From Pulp to Flesh by Ana Fernandez
From Pulp to Flesh explores the interaction between the female body, advertising, & fashion.
When: 6-9pm
Where:  Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free

Wind down your long work week and prepare for an enjoyable weekend with this TGIF yoga class!
When: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Love Yoga, 5111 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $10

Georgie Jessup Duo Live
Georgie Jessup’s songwriting is influenced by everything from old school country to Memphis R&B, placing her music firmly in the “cosmic” Americana Music genre.  
When: 8pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: $15 

Saxophonist Laura Dreyer: Manhattan-Rio Connection 
New York saxophonist Laura Dreyer leads a top-flight quartet of international recording and performing artists in a program demonstrating the special sound Brazilian jazz has developed in the New York jazz scene.
When: 8pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
Cost: $25/person


College Park ParkRun 
Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run.  Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park.  All ages welcome!  
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission:  Free but please register before your first run. 

Catching the Eye (Photography)
How do you approach animals without spooking them? What equipment do you really need to create publishable pictures? Discover how to take your camera work one step closer to your ideal wildlife image.  Class is designated for beginner and intermediate photographers.
When: 9:30-11:30am
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

25th Annual Environmental Film Festival 
Showcase of engaging films, talented filmmakers, and insightful speakers discussing “a planet in transition.” 
When: 11am – Spotlight on Bird Conservation; 11:45am – Panel Discussion w/ Filmakers and Biologist; 1pm – Nature’s Engineers: The Nest; 2:15pm Spotlight on Bird Conservation (rerun)
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Ceramics: Beginners Workshop
Interested in making your own ceramics? Come get an introduction to the wonderful world of pottery! You might end up molding your future! 
When: Noon-1:30pm
Where: Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville
Cost: $3

One Year Anniversary Party & Equinox Fest
Dance and sing to the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, Nii Dembaya, and Los Caribbeat. Check out a demo on Family Capoeira and Ghana drumming styles. Browse our local craft vendors offering healing arts and delicious foods and drinks. And check out our SPRING LINE of drums and clothing.
When: 12-9pm
Where: Hands on Drums, 600 Rhode Island Ave NE DC
Cost: Free! 

Gluten-Free Tasty Recipes
Join us for FREE step-by-step cooking demonstrations where you learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals and snacks, as well as enjoy free food samples! 
When: 12-1pm
Where: Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave, Bladensburg
Cost: Free!

College Park Community Library 5th Annual Book Festival
Join the College Park Community Library and the College Park Lions Club for fun day including: Readings by local authors, storytime, crafts and face painting, bookmark contest (ages 4-11), meet over 30 local authors, free health screenings and more!
When: 2-4pm
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Maryland Day Trivia
Join us for a quiz competition of general knowledge about the state of Maryland! Clues are presented in the form of answers. Responses must be phrased in the form of questions
When: 3-4pm
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free!

Sip & Sew – Quilted Potholder
Join this fun get together where we’ll make quilted potholders and enjoy a glass (or two) of wine!  All supplies and refreshment are included.  All skill levels welcome to attend. 
When: 6pm
Where: Three Little Birds Sewing Co., 5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $28

World Dance Showcase
Experience a myriad of fascinating cultures at the World Dance Showcase.  Professional dance companies representing a wide range of national and regional traditions bring beguiling dance, exquisite costumes, and intriguing music to the Playhouse stage for an evening of truly global entertainment.
When: 8pm
Where: Public Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly
Cost: $15


Bird Walk at Patuxent RR 
Search for early spring migrants in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended. Ages 8+.
When: 8-10am
Where: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Women in Jazz: From Classrooms to Careers
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this talk explores the unique path of girls and women who aspire to attain careers in jazz music. Panelists will examine their challenges, attainable careers, and what it takes to succeed.
When: 2pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
Cost: Free! 

An Afternoon of Spiritual and Gospel Music 
What is spiritual music? What is Gospel Music? Is it Black; White; Red; Brown? Who created it? These are some of the topics that will discussed during this Spiritual and Gospel Music Series with Charisma Wooten. Come and join in the concert presentation: Dance, Sing, Clap your Hands, and give thanks! 
When: 2-3pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park 
Cost: $20

Community Sing 
Family-friendly community sing event led by local song leaders. Whether you only sing in the shower, or you sing at the opera, Whether you can’t carry a tune Or you can’t stop singing, This Community Sing is for you. Please RSVP by Friday to so can know how many chairs to set up.   When: 4-5pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium,
Cost: Free – donations welcome!

Crystal M. Adair Book Reading and Signing
Crystal M. Adair was born on a rainy Tuesday in 1975 when D.C. still reigned as “Chocolate City”.  She is also a product of the local public schools. It was in these schools that Crystal binged on words. Come hear Crystal read from her inaugural title, “Therapy: A Memoir Novella by Crystal M. Adair.”  
When: 4-5pm
Where: 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
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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