Thursday, February 8, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: Feb. 9th-11th

Shrinky Dink Fun at Brentwood Arts Exchange this weekend! 

Care to Live Like a Star (of course!), Children's Choice Smile Party, A First Tooth Yoga Inspired Class, Puppet Show, Kid Koders, African Drumming & Storytime, Valentine's Origami, Unshrink My Heart....& even more!! Below!

FRIDAY 

Family Fun: Who was here? 
Winter is a great time to be a “nature detective” and look for animal tracks in the snow (or mud). Even when we don’t see the animals themselves, we can tell who has been there -- and maybe what they were doing -- by looking at their footprints and other things they leave behind. Come learn
about tracks, scat and other animal signs through hands-on activities and games for all ages. This is a drop-in program: come when you wish, and leave when you’re ready.
When: 10am-1pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

STEM for Families: Brainiacs
Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities about the brain!
When: 2-3pm
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Live Like a Star!
Are you a star like our Sun? A less massive star? A more massive star? But wait – you aren’t a star at all, are you? Well, in a sense, you are made of star stuff! Come take on a star persona, find out what happens during your lifetime, and find out how your star persona affects your human persona! Interwoven throughout the program is a tour of the night sky.
When: Doors open 7:15pm; Program at 7:30
Where: Howard B. Owens Science Center Planetarium, 9601 Greenbelt Rd, Lanham
Cost: $3 students/$5 adults (cash/check only)


SATURDAY

Children's Choice Smile Party at Art Works Now

Join Children's Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in a special 'What Makes Me Smile' art session. Art Works Now celebrates each of our young artists weekly…and then they clean up the mess! Siblings, young and old, always welcome.When: 10-12pm
Where: Art Works Now
Cost: Free!

Family Fun: Who was here? 
Winter is a great time to be a “nature detective” and look for animal tracks in the snow (or mud). Even when we don’t see the animals themselves, we can tell who has been there -- and maybe what they were doing -- by looking at their footprints and other things they leave behind. Come learn
about tracks, scat and other animal signs through hands-on activities and games for all ages. This is a drop-in program: come when you wish, and leave when you’re ready.
When: 10am-1pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Puppet Show - "The Hollow Stump"
Seven very different animals seek shelter from the winter cold and snow in a large hollow stump. The cuddly, hand-crafted rod-puppets will enchant any child as the characteristics of each animal are revealed through a unique and descriptive poem and song. When the animals let newcomers enter and the space inside the stump grows tighter, these songs interweave. Adapted from the popular tale, The Mitten, this tale celebrates community, as the animals learn to share one space.
When: 11am 
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
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. 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!

Museum in a Box: Black History Month
Through the examination of historical artifacts and arts and crafts, students will gain a deeper knowledge of African American history in Prince George’s County.
When: 12:30pm
Where: North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St, Brentwood
Cost: Free!  (Registration required - behind link)

Winter Adaptations Hike (All Ages; Registration required)
Come and enjoy a winter hike around Cash Lake. Learn about the adaptations animals and plants use to survive this frosty time of year. Bring water and dress for the elements. The hike will start inside the visitor center. Call 301.497.5887 to register. 
When: 12:30-1:30pm Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Unshrink My Heart
The DIY arts and crafts icon from the 80's is back! And nothing says "love" like a hand-made pre-shrunk Valentine. Families are invited to create beautiful jewelry, key chains, and other Valentine's Day gifts for their loved ones. Children will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for 50 cents each. As seen above, the kiddos had fun at this one last year, watching their dragon, flower and other drawings come to plastic life! 
When: 2-4pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

African Drumming and Storytime
This program is an exploration of the traditional music, storytelling and dance of a typical African village. Through “call-and-response” songs, games, rhythms, and the employment of authentic instruments, we will explore the rich heritage of Africa.
When: 2-3pm
Where: Hyattsville, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY 

Say "Ahhhhh" - A First Tooth Yoga Inspired Class (Ages 4-9)
This fun creative class is filled with music, movement, stretching and breathing exercises. Designed to stimulate the growing curiosity of the young mind thought playful yoga poses and breathing exercises. This special Kids Foundation Yoga class will be followed by a 15-minute Q & A with pediatric dentist Dr. Jonelle Anamelechi - plus fun giveaways!
When: 11:30am-1pm
Where: Bikram Yoga Riverdale Park, 6202 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale Park
Cost: Free! Limited to 25. MUST PREREGISTER (link above)

Valentine's Origami (Best for ages 10+ but all welcome (w/adult)
Learn how to make a simple origami flower, followed by a more complicated origami heart box. Materials are free for one flower and one box per customer.
When: 1-3pm
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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