Kids’ Weekend Guide! July 28th-30th

When it brightens up, check out the Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park! Rain or shine, tons of options for kid-friendly fun along Route 1 this weekend! Due to weather alerts, just be sure to call ahead to confirm plans. Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide! FRIDAY Storytime PopUp! @ The WaterholeJoin 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: 10amWhere: The Waterhole, Mt. RainierCost: Free […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide! July 28th-30th

Catch Tool Shed Acoustic at Riverdale Park’s Robert Harper Books!  From a morning coffee club bike ride to the Jonny Graves blues band to a movie featuring the music of the 1967 Monterey Pop festival to an energy workshop to learn about your chakras, Route 1’s got it all this weekend! (And with the rainy weather, don’t forget to call ahead to confirm plans!) Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide! FRIDAY Friday Morning Coffee Club 🚲Our Friday morning coffee breakfast meet up followed by a bike ride. Bring cash/cc, helmet, lock and an appetite!When: 7:30-9amWhere: The Board and […]

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Bowie Baysox Baseball – with a Dog!

Route One Hubs here. (Yes, you can guess who came up with this catchy moniker….) From time to time, as part of my campaign for husband of the year, I take the kids out for a few hours so the Route One Fun maestro can get some work done on this here blog. I call these outings our “adventures” and this is the story of one of those adventures. I hope to chronicle a few more as time goes by.My son and I were getting our hair cut on a Sunday morning and I was thinking of things for us to […]

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Kids Eat Free!

Free!  No word sounds sweeter to my big ears than “free!” Except maybe when you say “free meal!” Then I’m off the charts!  Because you see, free dinner makes me a dangerous lady with some money in my pocket; keep up!  Thank you, Bruno.I surveyed the Route 1 Corridor for you, my lovelies, and came up with this list of nearby restaurants where you get free (or practically free) lunch/dinner for your young’ns when you purchase an adult’s meal. Some are a wee bit beyond the Corridor as I know some of you like to wander beyond Route 1, on […]

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2017 Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Route One!

Summer is here – and this year, it’s longer than ever!  Time to start thinking about summer camps in and around our awesome DC Metro area.  Below is a list of day camps, camps for preschoolers, camps for high-schoolers and all your in-between-ers!  Thanks to all of our camp sponsors for making this handy dandy guide possible!  When you sign-up, let them know you Route One Fun! sent you! Are you a camp director eager to get your local camp listed in this fabulous guide?  Contact Sarah at Sarah@routeonefun.com to find out more! ART WORKS NOW Location: 4800 Rhode Island […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: July 21st-23rd

Check out all the fun, kid-friendly happs this weekend along and around our beloved Route 1! Some colonial dress-up, Summer Jam, Lego Batman Movie, Skateboarding, boat tour, solar eclipse & more! Don’t forget to stop back later & share a comment about what you liked best! FRIDAY Family Fun: Bugs!Insects and spiders and more, oh my! Learn about some of the little critters that call Patuxent home, through hands-on games, activities and crafts for all ages. Ages 3+. This is a drop-in activity: come when you wish and leave when you’re done. There is no registration. Check out my review of the Patuxent Research […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: July 20th-23rd

Film Festival at Old Greenbelt Theatre this Weekend! This weekend’s going to be hot.  But not as hawt as all the fun things happening in & around Route 1 this hot weekend.  Read on and catch up! 👊THURSDAY  Riverdale Park Farmers MarketOne of my fave farmers markets! Get your fresh and local produce right here! Live music, too! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors, absorbing some tunes while the kids frolic around the grounds.When: 3-7pmWhere: 4650 Queensbury Rd, Riverdale Park Cost: No entry fee. […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide! July 14th-16th

So much family-friendly fun to be had this weekend, Route 1!  From learning to fish to a songwriting workshop to a hands-on history playground to the Lotus & Lily Festival to Stemtastic’s Buzz About Bees – you’re all set with your weekend plans!  👏 Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide! FRIDAY Learn to Fish Learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish and enjoy the experience of fishing in this hands-on program for children. All fishing equipment will be provided.  Ages 2-15.  Call 301-497-5887 to register. Read my review of Patuxent Research Refuge here! When: 8:30-10am Where: National […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: July 13th-16th

Opening this weekend at Joe’s Movement Emporium! 24 Gloriously Different Ways to Have Fun this Weekend, Route 1!!!  Will it be Think Before You Holla at Joe’s Movement Emporium? Dance Dance Party Party at Community Forklift? DA Band at New Deal Cafe?  LUNAFEST Film Festival at the Old Greenbelt Theatre?  The Lotus and Water Lily Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens? Hyattsville’s Pizzeria Paradiso’s Grand Opening? Latin sounds of Grupo Quimbao at Bladensburg Waterfront Park?  Why not do them all, overachiever?! 😉 Special Thanks to Our Sponsor of this Weekend Guide! THURSDAYRiverdale Park Farmers MarketOne of my fave farmers markets! Get your fresh […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: July 7th – 9th

Take the kids, enjoy some live music & explore Community Forklift’s First Friday! Lots of great, local ways for the kids to have fun this weekend! Montpelier kicks off its Blast-in-the-Past playground, Community Forklift’s got its First Friday partay, Canoe Lessons in Bladensburg & more – all here.  Enjoy and don’t forget to “like” Route One Fun on Facebook, follow on Twitter and head over to Route One Fun! to subscribe for all the latest posts!FRIDAY Blast-in-the-Past: A Hands-On History PlaygroundMontpelier’s grounds are transformed into a kid-sized colonial village!  Young visitors can camp out on the frontier, design a hat at […]

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