Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: Feb. 16th-19th (Presidents' Day Wknd)


This weekend's rockin' with fun activities like Bibliobop, Leap, Jump & Jam, Kid Koders, African Folktales, Peter and the Wolf Concert, face painting, balloon twisting & more - all in this Kids' Weekend Guide!

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FRIDAY 

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, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole's menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)

Smaland at College Park's Ikea
Kids play in indoor playground while yo enjoy some shopping or just relax/eat/peoplewatch at the restaurant upstairs. Kiddos 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 mildly-decent coffee!
When: 10:30am - 7pm
Where: 10100 Baltimore Avenue, College Park
Admission: Free!

Rollingcrest's Indoor Splash Playground! (All Ages)
Great for kids of all ages! Specialized water play area with slides and spray features, family pool with water slides and spray features, a vending area and shower /changing facilities with lockers (lockers are available but require you to bring your own lock). While parts of the facility are dated, kids always have a blast.
When: 12-4:45pm
Where: Rollingcrest Chillum Splash Pool, 6122 Sargent Road, Chillum
Cost: 2 & under are free! Ages 3-17: $5. Adults: $6



SATURDAY

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

Bibliobop Dance Party
Calling all Preschoolers and Toddlers! Come and bust a move and shake your sillies out at the Greenbelt Bibliobop Dance Party. Bring your parents or caregivers and prepare to boogie and bop until we all drop!
When: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Where: Greenbelt Public Library, 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt
Admission: Free!

Leap, Jump & Jam
A creative movement class for new dancers ages 3-5. Dancers will be introduced to the fundamentals of dance through fun movement games and exercises. Catch my review here! *Use code ROUTE1MOVESITMINI to try this class for FREE!
When: 11:15am-12pm
Where: Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10

ICYMI: FREE KIDS' CLASS at Joe's Movement Emporium!

Valentine's Day 🐶 Adoption Event
Need some extra unconditional love in your life? Make sure you stop by Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s adoption event in front of Whole Foods! Meet your new best furry friend and join us for music, face painting, balloon twisting, photo booth, kids crafts, light refreshments, and more.
When: 12-2pm
Where: Whole Foods Market, 6621 Baltimore Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee

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. Read here about what's to love at the Laurel Library!
When: 12-1pm & 1:15-2:15pm
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

African Folktales with Janice Greene, the Griot
Enjoy master storyteller Janice the Griot as she brings African folktales to life with song, movement, and audience participation. Delightful show for the whole family!
When: 1pm & 2pm
Where: Ikea College Park, 10100 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Unsung Heroes (Ages 5-12)
Come view, study and talk about the importance of submitting a patent. Create your own invention using the patent model.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!


Screech & Kestrel 
Meet two of North America’s smallest birds of prey: the American kestrel and eastern screech owl. Both expert hunters, the American kestrel uses its acrobatic prowess, while the eastern screech owlis a stealthy silent hunter.
When: 1-2pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

An Afternoon of Ballet
Join the Performing Arts Repertory company for an afternoon of dance. There will be a selection of original and classical pieces performed by dancers of all ages.
When: 3-4pm
Where: Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd, Beltsville
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY 

Gametime @ Board & Brew
Board & Brew is a fun place to check out with your 5+year-old crowd. With over 500 board games including Operation, Perfection, Hungry Hippos, etc., you'll easily have a good time!  Speaking of eating up, they also have a good menu of kid-friendly options. And for my fellow coffee afficionados, they rotate between Vigilante, Mad Cap and Counter Culture coffee - so you'll be sure to get a tasty, quality brew while you're there!
When: Opens at 7 am
Where: 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $2.50 p/p for games + the cost of whatever you may order from menu.

Owl Pellets Ages 7-12
Ages 7-15. How can owls find food in total darkness? How can they stand to eat a smelly skunk? Learn about these nocturnal hunters and dissect an owl pellet. Registration required; call 301-497-5887.
When: 10-11:30am
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free, donations welcome!

An Afternoon of Ballet
Join the Performing Arts Repertory company for an afternoon of dance. There will be a selection of original and classical pieces performed by dancers of all ages.
When: 2-3pm
Where: Greenbelt Library
Cost: Free!
 Riversdale Chamber Music Society: Family Concert
The Potomac Winds present "Peter and the Wolf" during this FREE family-friendly concert. Guests are invited to learn about the instruments prior to the performance and mingle with the musician afterward over cookies.
When: 2:30pm
Where: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free!

Queen Things: Self Care & Hair Care for Teen Girls (Teen Girls in 10th-12th grade)
“Queen Things” is a workshop designed to teach young women meaningful and impactful ways to understand the power of self-love. Through healthy dialogue, literature exploration, and interactive sessions, each girl will be equipped with how to care for both their external and internal beauty. 
When: 1-4pm 
Where: Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood
Cost: Free! Donations welcome. (Register here.)


MONDAY

Rise + Rhyme Featuring Drum Lady (Ages 0-5)
This fun storytelling and performance series features different performers every week who put on a show designed to "teac[h] children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become a rising activist!"  Enjoy a coffee and/or some food while your lil one boogies on down! Read my review of Rise + Rhyme here!
When: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m-ish
Where: Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 suggested donation at the door. Well worth it.

President's Day Volunteer Event 
Volunteers are needed for a service-learning event on President’s Day February 19, 2018 to protect trees from beavers and invasive species in Buddy Attick Park. Be a part of the community effort to protect trees from beaver herbivory and invasive species.
When: 10:30am-1pm
Where: Buddy Attick Lake Park, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Boy Scout Chili Supper
Stop by for the Boy Scout Troop 214 annual Chili Supper! Variety of chilis (inc. meaty, veggie, spicy, etc.), homemade cornbread, dessert, salad and a beverage. All proceeds help support Troop 214's activities throughout the year.
When: 5-7pm
Where: Elks Lodge, 6700 Kenilworth Ave, Riverdale
Cost: $8 (free admission for children under 5 & for all Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts & Scout leaders who are in uniform).


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