Thursday, September 6, 2018

Route 1 Kids' Weekend Guide: Sept. 7-9

Route One Fun Kids' Weekend Guide Hyattsville Maryland

Starwatch Stories, Family-Friendly First Friday at Community Forklift, Prince George's County Fair and Family Fun Day with the Grandparents at Riversdale House Museum are *just* some of the fun events and activities in/around Maryland's Route One this weekend! Enjoy!

Thank you to this weekend's sponsor!
Emily Jackson Real Estate Agent Route One Corridor
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!)

Rockin to Rhythm
Calling all Preschoolers and Toddlers! Bust a move and shake your sillies out at the Rockin' 2 Rhythm Storytime! Read here about what's to love at the Laurel Library!
When: 10:30-11am
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

STEM-Fun at Diven's Den
Check out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read my review of Diven's Den! (And head to Sip at C Street for delish coffee when in the area!)
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Forklift First Friday
Join us for one last Forklift First Friday of the season as we stay open late to throw a party with lively entertainment, fun for all ages, local art, food and craft beer & wine! Read my review of Community Forklift's First Friday here!
When: 6-8pm
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr., Edmonston
Cost: Free!

Star Watch and Stories
Can you find a snake, bear or horse in the sky? Join us as we discover the constellations, learn how animals use stars, and even find some ways we can protect animals at night. Several powerful telescopes will be on hand to reveal distant galaxies and stars. Call ahead to reserve your spot: 301.497.5887.
When: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

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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. (New to the area? Pre-game Toddler Time with a delish morning coffee at Hyattsville's Vigilante Coffee, walking distance to AWN and then to adjacent Pizzeria Paradiso for lunch!)
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: $5

Bibliobop Dance Party: Fiesta! 
Calling all Preschoolers and Toddlers! Come and dance to Latin pop music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Bring your parents or caregivers and prepare to boogie and bop until we all drop!When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Greenbelt Library, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Prince George's County Fair
Check out the oldest running fair in Maryland! Carnival games, rides and lots of great foods and crafts.
When: 11am-10pm
Where: The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Fair entrance fee: $5/kids up to age 12; $6/age 13 and up; $5 age 55 and older. See site for amusement ticket prices.

Owl Eyes
Meet the small and stealthy night hunter of the eastern forest. With silent flight, big eyes and a powerful grip, this little hunter is ready to catch mice who enter his territory. Call ahead to reserve your spot: 301.497.5887.
When: 12:15-12:45pm
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

SUNDAY 

National Arboretum
If it's not raining, why not indulge in some of the lower temps and head outdoors! Check out our recent visit (and tips!) here.
When: 8am-5pm
Where: 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002
Cost: Free!

Prince George's County Fair
Check out the oldest running fair in Maryland! Carnival games, rides and lots of great foods and crafts.
When: 9am-6pm
Where: The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro
Cost: Fair entrance fee: $5/kids up to age 12; $6/age 13 and up; $5 age 55 and older. See site for amusement ticket prices.

Family Fun Day with the Grandparents
Treat your grandparents to a FREE tour on their special day, and make some memories while doing a family activity together.When: 12:15-3:15pm
Where: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: ~$5 (Ages 4 and younger are free)




Always call or check the event website before heading out!
Event information is subject to chance or weather cancellation.


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