Kids’ Weekend Guide: March 2nd-4th

College Park Community Library Book Festival is this weekend!

**3/2 Update: Due to inclement weather, please call ahead to confirm event is still on!

It may be chilly outside but there are plenty of fun, indoor events for the kiddos this weekend!  Best Dance Crew Competition, Chef for a Day, Community Art Drop-In, St. Jerome’s Annual Irish Celebration & more! Check ’em out!

Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide!

Rockin’ to Rhythm (Ages birth – 5)

Calling all Preschoolers and Toddlers! Bust a move and shake your sillies out at the Rockin’ 2 Rhythm Storytime!

When: 10:30-11am
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel 
Cost: Free! 
Come listen to some Dr. Seuss stories read by “The Cat in the Hat.” 
When: 10:30-11:30am 
Where: Beltsville Library, 4319 Sellman Rd, Beltsville 
Cost: Free!

Prince George’s Best Dance Crew

Experience a Hip-Hop competition like no other. Witness teen dance teams battle it out for fame, glory, and the chance to be titled “Prince George’s Best Dance Crew.” 
When: 7pm
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly
Cost: $5
Come join us in the kitchen to whip up your very own Chicken Alfredo entree! Prepare and share this delectable and delicious meal complete with buttered noodles, parmesan cheese, and savory chicken!
When: 7-10pm 
Where: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free with M-NCPPC Youth ID

Xtreme Teens: It’s All About Basketball (Ages 10-17)

When: 7:30-9pm 
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park 
Cost: Free with M-NCPPC Youth ID


Periscope Workshop

Just like an above-water viewfinder or historical trench optical instrument, you and your child can construct a periscope to expand your view. Once the periscope is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Register here. While supplies last. (So get there early as they DO run out…)
When: 9am-12pm
Where: Home Depot, both Hyattsville & College Park locations
Cost: Free!

6th Annual CPCL Book Festival
Catch some Dr. Seuss readings and fun activities, including popsicle stick puppets, face painting, balloon creations, etc. Donate used children’s books to the College Park Community Library.
When: 11am-2pm
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park
Cost: 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. *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

Dinosaur Park
Meet paleontologists, learn about Maryland prehistory, and search an active fossil site for 115 million-year-old remains of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals! We took the kids here and they loved it! Now – it’s pretty bare bones (pun intended); no amenities – basically an open archaeological site behind some warehouses. But if your kids have adventurous minds and love discovering prehistoric things – then it’s worth a visit. Found some really old bark that apparently was from a tree that was around during the time of the dinosaurs. What?! Said bark now rests lovingly next to kid’s toothbrush….Tip: While you’re in the area, why not also check out the Kids Room at the newly renovated Laurel Public Library. My post about it, here. It’s really a gem, y’all!
When: 12-4p.m.
Where: Dinosaur Park, 13100 Mid-Atlantic Blvd., Laurel
Cost: Free!

Move & Groove
Move & Groove is a jazz and hip hop movement class for dancers ages 6 – 9. Dancers will be introduced to the basis of hip hop and jazz through fun and challenging exercises. *Use code ROUTE1MOVESITMINI to try this class for FREE!
When: 12-12:45pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10

Afternoon Aviators
Every month we will explore a different aviation themed topic through STEM-based, hands on activities. Fun for children ages 6 & up.
When: 2pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Cost: $5/person includes museum admission and supplies


Community Art Drop-In

Enjoy free hands-on workshops. All materials are provided and reservations are not required. In addition, enjoy art gallery and Greenbelt Museum exhibits at your leisure. Duct tape crafts for all ages with Artist in Residence Gina Denn, including beautiful mixed media zipper pouches. After the workshop, stay for a performance of the Greenbelt Youth Musical, Time Will Tell, at 3:00pm. 
When: 1-3pm 
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free!

St. Jerome’s 9th Annual Irish Celebration

Join for some traditional Irish music, bagpipes, Irish dancing, Irish food (for purchase) and activities for kids. Win a week at a beach house in our raffle! Traditional Dinner includes Corned Beef & Guinness Beer. All proceeds of the event directly benefit St. Jerome Academy. We hope to see you there!
 When: 2-6pm 
Where: St. Jerome Academy (Gold Room), 5207 42nd Pl, Hyattsville 
Cost: Free will offering at the door
Don’t miss your chance to see the premiere dancers of the future, when the best high school dancers in the D.C. area perform at the Publick Playhouse. 
When: 4pm 
Where: Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly
Cost: $5/person

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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