Route 1 Weekend Guide: January 17th – 20th

Paragon Reunion in College Park (!), Still Resilient Ball in Mount Rainier, Vikings & Mead in Hyattsville (as well as a bath melts demo (crossover potential, methinks?!? πŸ˜‰), arts reception and a weekday winter lunch special to look forward to at Pizzeria Paradiso! Take a look at what’s happening along the spectacular Route 1 corridor this weekend, folks!

β›„ With snow in the forecast, please be sure to confirm event’s status before heading out!


Free Herbal Check-Ins with Colleen
Meet Clinical Herbalist Colleen Zuntag to chat about herbs and receive a free, 5 minute check-in on how herbs may help some of your most important health concerns. (I’ve done this before; Colleen’s a guru, full of really helpful info on ways to holistically help your body.)
When: 1-4pm
Where: Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Rd, College Park
Cost: Free!

Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.
When: 3-7pm
Where: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.

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Furlough Fun Day
Join us for another edition of Furlough Fun Day! Come out and burn some creative energy in our studios where you’ll learn from the pros with hands-on artmaking sessions in screenprinting, papermaking, and bookmaking. When: 1-3pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

The Still Resilient Ball
After the 2016 election the community of Mt. Rainier, MD banded together at Joe’s Movement Emporium for a post-election solidarity event. Two years later, all are welcome to join as the community gathers again for the Still Resilient Ball. Featuring the bands the Proverbs Reggae Band and the Wild Anacostias, the pot luck event has free childcare and a sign-making workshop for the 2019 Women’s March on Washington sponsored by Red Dirt Studio.
When: 6-10:30pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $10

Posh Glow in the Dark Happy Hour Ride!
Mocktails will be served after class. πŸ™‚
When: 6:30-8pm
Where: Posh Cycling & Fitness Studio, College Park
Cost: $10

Jazz at the Meadworks
Live jazz + mead. Do you really need to know anything else? πŸ˜‰
When: 7pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: No cover

The Charging Dock – Worship, Eat, Be Social
Come join Relentless Grace Young Adult Ministry at the Charging Dock! We’ve got free food, free child care and a seat for you! All are welcome so bring your friends so you can worship, eat and be social!
When: 7-9pm
Where: Crossover South, 5430 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Paragon Reunion Night! at MilkBoy ArtHouse
When: 8pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park
Cost: $5+

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Free Community Weekend: Women’s March on Washington
Take this opp to check out and celebrate the creative contributions of women and champion women through the arts!
When: 10am-5pm
Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC
Cost: Free admission all weekend (January 19th-21st)

Vikings: Mead, Marauding and Mythology
Join medieval historian Jessica Cawley for a discussion of everyone’s favorite mead lovers – the Vikings. Enjoy a glass of one of the world’s most ancient drinks while you learn about who these northern people were, how their image in today’s popular media differs from their reality, and how they devoted a whole saga to their favorite drink.When: 8-9pm
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: No cover

Sculpture Now 2019 Opening Reception
Since 1987, the annual Sculpture Now exhibition has provided an open and inclusive platform for artists of W.S.G to put forth their ideas and best practices in sculpture today. When: 5-8pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Artist Reception: Paint+Pigment+Color
Paint+Pigment+Color features mixed media abstract paintings by artists Emily Conover, Pat Goslee, and Steve Wanna. The three artists in this exhibition draw from the visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create their compositions. When: 6-8pm
Where: Portico Gallery and Studios, 3807 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!


Skincare in the Winter: Bath Melt Demonstration
Learn how to rehydrate your skin by making homemade bath melts! Bath melts are not like bath bombs: They are, instead, a combination of skin nourishing oils used to replace the skin’s natural oils depleted during the cold weather months.When: 1-2pm
Where: Community Forklift, Hyattsville
Cost: Free! (Donations welcome)

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email:
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville City Bldg, 2nd floor, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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$10 Weekday Lunch SpecialΒ at Hyattsville’s Pizzeria Paradiso!

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