Kids’ Weekend Guide: March 31st – April 2nd

Storytime to ease you into the weekend, the full blast with your choice of a Bike Rodeo or Bagels with Bunny or a Model Rocket Launch or Spring School Fair or a Local Authors Book Signing event or maybe even some fishing?!  Something for everyone, right here! Special thanks to our sponsor of this Kids’ Weekend Guide! FRIDAY  Toddler Time @ Art Works NowOpen studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Nature Imprints: Celebrate Spring with us today by using leaves and flowers to create clay imprints! When: 10am-12pmWhere: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. RainierCost: $9 Storytime […]

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Adults’ Weekend Fun Guide: March 31st – April 2nd

You’ve really got your pick of fun & interesting things to do this weekend!  Catch Floyd Coleman speak with David C. Driskell about the scholarship of African American Art or tune into Lulu’s Fate covering Tom Waits and Hank Williams or cheer on cyclists as they zoom by at the Route 1 Rampage or head to a Garden Party and get some new gardening tools or maybe move your groove thang at a Contra Dance Party – all this & more, right here!  Special Thanks to our sponsor of this Adults’ Weekend Guide!   FRIDAY Floyd Coleman in Conversation with David […]

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March 27th = School’s Out!

March 27th.  It’s Monday.  And Prince George’s County schools are closed for students today (Professional Day for Teachers).  Boy oh boy.  While proverbial and actual clouds are in the forecast, it’s to be about 70 degrees so sharing some some cool, local ways to make this day a fun one!Rise + Rhyme (Ages 0-5) 9:30 am Rise + Rhyme = music & storytime for 0-5 crew. May even be able to enjoy a coffee and/or some food while your lil one boogies on down! See my review here: http://bit.ly/2nU1ika When: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m-ish Where: Busboys and Poets, […]

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Adults’ Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 24th-26th

Will it be an Arts Reception or a Ceramics Workshop or some Outdoor Photography or a Book Festival or maybe check out an exploration of “Women in Jazz” or a book reading & signing by local author Crystal M. Adair?  Even more to choose from below! Why not do them all?! Special Thanks to our sponsor of this Adults’ Weekend Guide!   FRIDAY   Opening Reception – From Pulp to Flesh by Ana Fernandez From Pulp to Flesh explores the interaction between the female body, advertising, & fashion. When: 6-9pmWhere:  Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville  Cost: Free TGIF YogaWind […]

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Kids’ Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 24th-26th

Face painting and crafts at College Park Community Library’s 5th Annual Book Festival, STEM for Families in Greenbelt, Community Sing in Mt. Rainier, Playground fun in Hyattsville and more this 60+degree weekend!  Enjoy! FRIDAY  Toddler Time @ Art Works NowOpen studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Car Painting: Take our toy cars for a ride through paint and discover the fun paintings they create.When: 10am-12pmWhere: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. RainierCost: $9 Storytime PopUp!  @ The Waterhole Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s fabulous organic juice […]

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Spotlight on Schools: Riverdale Elementary School!

Welcome back to our Spotlight on Schools series, where local parents shares their thoughts on their experience with their elementary school in Prince George’s County.  In this fourth Spotlight, read all about Riverdale Elementary School in Riverdale Park, Maryland from the perspective of parent and PTO President, Jenni Pompi!  🏫 RIVERDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 🏫 5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD 20737 Grades Pre-K – 5th By: Jenni Pompi PTO President & Mom to a Second and Fourth-Grader  About Riverdale Elementary School  Riverdale Elementary School is a Title IX neighborhood school located in Riverdale Park, Maryland. As of 2016, there were […]

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Kids’ Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 17th-19th

So, Kiddos:  Will it be a Pirate Party or a Birthday Bash filled with Ravenous Raptors or a Bibliobop Dance Party or a Kite Festival or a Super Hero Zumba Glow Party?  Say what?!  Sign me up!  With my kiddos, of course…!  All this & more, here!  Special Thanks to our sponsor of this Kids’ Weekend Guide!   FRIDAY Toddler Time @ Art Works NowOpen studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Bird Feeders: Use pipe cleaners and cereal to make bird feeders and sneak in hand eye coordination with your Toddler!When: 10am-12pmWhere: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. […]

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Adults’ Weekend Fun Along Route One & Beyond: March 18th-19th

    James Webb Space Telescope: Art +Science A run in the Park with College Park ParkRun, a book reading hosted by Sid Gold at Robert Harper Books, and then a little Boot Camp Pop Up in Bladensburg right before heading out again to a Video Art Exhibition at Brentwood Arts Exchange.  Yes – all these choices & more.  Right here.  This weekend.  You’re welcome!  😀SATURDAY – March 18th College Park ParkRun Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run.  Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park.  All ages welcome!   […]

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Spotlight on Schools: University Park Elementary School!

In this third installment of our Spotlight on Schools series, local parents Sarah Treado & Christine Becraft shares their thoughts on University Park Elementary School!  To learn more about this school, head to their Open House on March 21st (next Tuesday), 8:30-10am!    🏫 UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 🏫 4315 Underwood Street, University Park, MD 20782 Grades K-6th  By: Sarah TreadoParent of 2nd & 6th Graders How many children and what grades are they in? I currently have a second and sixth graders at University Park Elementary School (UPES). Overall, how has your experience been at the school? Overall, my […]

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Snow Day Fun!

After I filled my reserves from Town Center Market this afternoon, I put together this post on ways to keep your kids occupied during tomorrow’s Snow Day.  As for yourwell-being, go ahead and connect the dots on the Town Center Market bit.    We’re told the likelihood of a snow day tomorrow is as good as your chances of being interrupted by your toddler while you’re in the bathroom, so for the sake of our collective sanity, I’m sharing a few thoughts/ideas/links to ways to fill the hours of 6:30am-8pm.  If your window to fill is considerably smaller than that: […]

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