Adults’ Weekend Guide! April 7th-9th

Will it be a jazz quarter or an art opening or HY-SWAP or the Azalea Classic or a PEEPS Eating Contest?  Or maybe enjoy the outdoors and celebrate Arbor Day or a Wine and Racing Festival and then a little Sip & Salsa? Why pick one?  Do them all, I say!   
Special thanks to our sponsor of this Adults’ Weekend Guide! 


HAP Fundraiser – Community Wide Yard Sale
Hyattsville Aging in Place (HAP) is participating in the Hyattsville City Wide Yard Sale. HAP members cleaned out their attics and closets of household items for a fundraising yard sale. All proceeds will be used to support HAP’s programs throughout the year.

When: 9am-3pm
Where: Queenbury Rd & 43rd Ave, Hyattsville 
Cost: No entry fee

Credit: Joe’s Movement Emporium

“Colored Folks” We come in every shade
Opening reception – Colored Folks, We come in every shade is an art exhibit that shows people mostly, as we really are.  A mixture of colors, sizes and differences. This show is a collection of paintings celebrating our differences and how we complement each other.
When: 7-10pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free

The Eastern Standard Time Jazz Quartet
One of the country’s foremost woodwind artists, Chris Vadala has appeared on more than 100 recordings to date, as well as innumerable jingle sessions and film and TV scores. Enjoy jazz standards and original compositions from his recent album “Eastern Standard Time” during this performance.
When: 8pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: $25/person

UMD Wind Orchestra: Exotic Birds
Faculty member Rita Sloan joins UMWO for a performance of Messiaen’s showpiece Oiseaux Exotiques – a dazzling mixture of songs taken from birds throughout the world.
When: 8pm
Where: The Clarice, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Cot: $25


Azalea Classic 
Join the University Park community for a morning of family-friendly fun and fitness for the 16th Annual Azalea Classic. The Azalea Classic has a race for everyone! Choose from our USATF certified 5K, our 1 Mile Challenge or our 1K Family Fun Run. All races take place on quiet, azalea-lined streets in University Park.
When: 8:30am (1 Mile Challenge); 8:45am (1K Family Run); 9:05 (5K)
Where: University Park
Cost: Varies, $15+

Arbor Day Celebration 
Celebrate Arbor Day with a tree restoration planting volunteer opportunity. We’ll be planting native trees and shrubs at Buddy Attick Park.
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Road, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Join this free exchange of infant, children’s and maternity clothing, gear and toys, presented by a group of local moms. Browse the pop-up boutique and take any items that will be useful to your family.
When: Doors open at noon for Hyattsville residents; 2:30-4pm for General Public
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (Donations of diapers, sanitary pads and tampons welcome! Will be donated to DC Diaper Bank)

Decanter Wine & Racing Festival 
Kick off your Spring with Maryland wine at Decanter Wine Festival! Enjoy live turf and dirt races, sample a variety of Maryland Wine, enjoy local food and artisans and tap your feet to live music. Be on the horses and stock up your wine cellar!
When: 12-6pm
Where: 198 Laurel Race Track Rd Laurel
Cost: $30 (day of:$35)/Kids 10 & under are free

2nd Annual Peeps Day! 
Join us for the second annual PEEPS Day, celebrating everyone’s favorite treat!  We’ll have kids’ activities, a DJ, the PEEPS mascot, a movie and the National Harbor World PEEPS Eating Championship, hosted by Major League Eating! There will also be a moon bounce maze, a climbing wall, cornhole, facepainting and more!
When: 1pm
Where: National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, Oxon Hill
Cost: Free!

Public Reception: Ellen Cornett 
Inspired by the humorous and serious, often tragic undertones of fairytales, Ellen Cornett’s charcoal drawings illustrate intriguing vignettes of conflict, misunderstanding, and relationships gone awry.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Nature Photography Workshop
We will spend the first hour reviewing and discussing images taken by participants during the first session followed by a return to the field.
When: 2-5pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Sip and Salsa
Get Saucy at Joe’s at our Sip & Salsa Event! Featuring: Salsa Dance Lesson, light refreshments and open dance to our favorite, tried and true Salsa tunes!
When: 7:30pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt.Rainier
Cost: $30 for one; $50 for 2


Opera Resonates: Gender-Bending on the Opera Stage
Women play men regularly in opera. For centuries, higher voices were equated with nobility, purity and even virility.  What does this say about attitudes toward gender and the transgendered in ages past? What is our experience today in watching women play romantic male leads and heroes? Sociology, psychology and politics collide in music.
When: 1:30pm
Where: The Clarice, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Cost: Free!

Public Reception: Barbara Talbott 
After 30 years as an advertising photographer, graphic designer and computer illustrator, Talbott brings this experience into her work. While at MICA, she studied the textural works of Jasper Johns, Jim Dine and Frank Stella.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel
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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