Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Going Out Guide: June 1st-4th

Adults' Going Out Guide is up!  We gots your Yoga, your Farmers Markets, your Dance, Dance Party, a Rowing Clinic, Townwide Yard Sale, Adelphi Strawberry Festival, International Festival, Skatepark's Anniversary PartyCommunity Forklift's First Friday jam & more!  See you around Route 1 this weekend!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Route 1 Weekend Guide, Kids! May 25th-27th

Indian Creek Playground in Berwyn Heights! 
While the weather may be overcast, this delightful menu of indoor and outdoor options will brighten your day and get you out of the house! 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Route 1 Weekend Guide, Adults: May 25th-28th

This Thursday at Mt. Rainier's Med Cafe!
Will it be a Freestyle Dance Party? Some Hot Power Yoga?  Jazz or Bluegrass?  Or maybe checking out the critically acclaimed Chocolate Cities exhibit?  If you're like me, it's all of the above! ;)
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Working with What You've Got!

“These early months of your child’s life are critical to the development of healthy and commendable vocabulary. A recent study by the University of MakingYouCrazy found that a child who hears less than 100,000 words per day during the first six months of his or her life will be certain a fate like this charmer below.  Consider yourself warned.” 
Journal of HereToMakeYouCry.

Credit: The Far Side
(This post originally appeared on the Sarah Wells Bags blog.) 

Holy smokes. What am I going to do? 100,000 words per day? How can we possibly meet that quota? It’s just me and the hubs; no family nearby. My child is going to be a failure. If only I didn’t move down to DC for a career that I’ve found tremendously fulfilling, I’d be close to my family in NY, who could help me meet this daily word count. Dear me.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! May 19th-21st

Credit: Cory Stowers; Community Mural Event - Bursting on the Scene - is this Sat!

Another weekend where we've got our pick of creative, fun and fabulously local activities to choose from along and around Route 1! From parades in Cheverly and Mount Rainier to wildlife scavenger hunts in Laurel to Hyattsville's Summer Jam and West Hyattsville's Bursting on the Scene Community Mural Day to Greenbelt's Celebration of Spring & more - you and your young'ns are sure to have a blast this weekend!  See you around!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Adults' Weekend Guide! May 18th-21st

So much going on this weekend that we're getting a full day's head start!  From the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, to Bladensburg's Paddle Night on the Anacostia, West Hyattsville's Bursting on the Scene, Open Mic in Greenbelt, Craft Beer Festival in Upper Marlboro, Mt. Rainier Day, the 38th Annual Historic Hyattsville House Tour & you last chance to catch The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, plus more, below!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! May 12th-14th

It's going to be a wet one this weekend so including a number of fun, local, indoor activities to keep the young'ns happy and your sanity at relative functioning level.  😄  Check out the College Park Dream Team Basketball game on Friday, a movie, Japanese drumming or maybe some Incredible Insects on Saturday and Sunday brings a chance to head outside to explore programs at the Patuxent Research Refuge & more!

Adults' Weekend Guide! May 12th-14th

It's going to be a wet weekend, but that doesn't mean you must stay inside!  No; you're hearty!  Look at you: Full of character & life!  ;) Grab an umbrella and shake what your momma gave ya' all around town because this weekend our Gateway Arts District shines with Saturday's Open Studios Tour! Throughout the weekend, you've got your pick of live music, arts receptions, a Zumbathon (?!), Mothers' Day Tea & more!  Read on! (Though given the weather forecast, do call ahead!)

Spotlight on Schools: Mt. Rainier Elementary School!


In this seventh installment of the Spotlight on Schools series, we shine a light on the great and  creative work going on at Mt. Rainier Elementary School!  Local parent extraordinaire, Stacy Smith, shares her story about MRE and why she feels "blessed to have such a great school within walking distance of our home." Read on! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kids' Weekend Guide! May 5th-7th

Intro young'ns to comic books (free!) & more, this weekend! 
So many fun, fast-moving options to choose from this weekend!  Take your pick or do them all! Rivers to Rockets Bike Rally Scavenger Hunt, Soapbox Derby, Dinosaur Park, Rocket Launches, Free Comic Books & more - all here!

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Adults' Weekend Guide! May 5th-7th

Explore the Heritage Area this weekend! 
Rivers to Rockets Bike Scavenger Hunt, Forklift's First Fridays, Wallflower-making Workshop, Riverdale Park Arts Festival, Party for Your Public Schools, The Mulford & Family Variety Show & more, all this weekend! Check it out!

Special thanks to our sponsor of this Adults' Weekend Guide!