Kids’ Weekend Guide! August 10th-13th

Kicking the Kids’ Weekend Guide to you a day early as Thursday is filled with fun options that are not to be missed! The Lego Batman movie at the Old Greenbelt Theatre, Kid Koders in Laurel, Storytime at Robert Harper Books, West African Drumming & Dance at Riverdale Park’s Whole Foods, Little Makers at Greenbelt Maker Space, Toddler Time at Art Works Now & more! As always, most of these events are free/low-cost.  I’ve got two; I get it! 🙂

Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide!


Peter Pan Club
Come to Peter Pan story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five-years-old, enjoy a flight-themed story and hands-on craft activity.
When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5/adults; $2/children

Ready 2 Read
Bring your toddler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplay and more!
When: 10:30-11am
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Lego Batman Movie!
As part of their awesome School’s Out Series, OGT is showing the Lego Batman movie this week! Do yourself a solid and arrive 15 minutes early lest you be forced to watch from the front row…!
When: 1pm
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

STEM-tastic: Human Body
Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on, fun science experiments using basic scientific principles. Come and learn some fascinating facts of human body.
When: 3:30-4:30pm
Where: St. Christophers, 8001 Annapolis Rd, New Carrollton
Cost: Free!

Storytime at Robert Harper Books 
Beloved PGCMLS Librarian, Ms. Nancy, treats the kiddos to a story or two plus some rhymes at this fun Storytime pop-up! Fruit snack included.
When: 4pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

STEM for Families: Echoes of Nature
Walk with us around Australia. Meet some native Australian animals! Ages 5-12.
When: 4-5pm
Where: Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd, Beltsville
Cost: Free!


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 my review of The Waterhole!
When: 10am
Where: The Waterhole, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)

Little Makers – Stained Glass! 
It’s time again for “Little Makers!”, the Greenbelt Makerspace’s project for children between ages 2 and 6. Children work together with their parents/caretakers to craft, create, invent, and explore! This week we’ll be making kid-friendly stained glass (working with crayons!)

When: 5-6:30pm 
Where: Greenbelt MakerSpace
Cost: Free! 
West African Drumming & Dance 
Enjoy a live drum and dance performance by The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio and a chance to learn a few new moves yourself in Bear Square! 
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Whole Food Market, Riverdale Park @ Bear Square
Cost: Free!


Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Even the youngest children can explore a variety of age-appropriate art materials in a safe, fun environment. What to expect? Read my review of Toddler Time at Art Works Now.
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $5

Spanish-English Ready to Read Storytime
Stories, fingerplays and songs will be presented in Spanish and English.
When: 11-11:30am
Where: Hyattsville Library (6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville)
Cost: Free!

Car & Bike Show and Family Event 
Annual car and bike show. Top 30 cars plus bike awards and specialty trophies.Cars of Hollywood scheduled to appear. Plenty of parking on grass ball field with a/c hall and Lounge.
When: 12-3pm
Where: American Legion Post 60, 2 Main Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Kid Koders
Learn the basic of coding through game-based activities that will challenge creative and logical skills while teaching core concepts of computer science and programming. Ages 5-12.
When: 12-2pm
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!


Got Questions About the Solar Eclipse? Ask a Scientist! 
Are you ready for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21? Solar scientists Julia Saba and Keith Strong will be available to answer all your eclipse questions and share tips on how to view the sun safely!

When: 1-2pm
Where: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free! 
Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars! Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a FREE evening of fun for all ages! As movie times/dates may change due to weather, check website for updates.
When: 4pm
Where: Waterfront Street, 165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor
Cost: Free!

Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.
© Sarah L. Byrne, Route One Fun! 2017

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