Kids’ Weekend Guide: April 27th-29th

Fun, free superhero event at the Mall at Prince Georges this Saturday! Super Hero Saturday in Hyattsville, Maryland Day at UMD College Park, Family movie night in Mt. Rainier, STEM-fun in Laurel, Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Bladensburg and Descubre El Bosque in Cheverly are just *some* of the awesome family-friendly events happening along Route One this weekend! Read on for more, Lucky ducks! Special thanks to this weekend’s fabulous sponsor! FRIDAY (Rain in the forecast so lining up some indoor activities) STEM-Fun at Diven’s DenCheck out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: April 26th-29th

Check out these cool cats of King Soul in Cheverly this weekend!   UMD’s Maryland Day, Stand-Up Comedy Night, Star Wars Trilogy, King Soul Band and HERStory exhibit are just some of the great events featured in Route One lineup! Read on! Special thanks to this weekend’s fabulous sponsor! THURSDAY Southern Fried Woodcuts ExhibitExplore the work of Sean StarWars. Full of Hillbilly Alligators, Drunken Hot Dogs and more! My review here.When: 10am-6pmWhere: Pyramid Atlantic, HyattsvilleCost: Free! Riverdale Park Farmers MarketOne of my fave farmers markets moves indoors for the winter! Get your fresh and local produce right here! We love […]

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Traveling Carnival Coming to Hyattsville

Big ole carnival full of tilt-a-whirls, Viking boats, bumper cars and funnel cakes is coming soon to Hyattsville’s University Town Center, May 2nd – May 13th. While the website here doesn’t note the precise location at UTC, last year’s traveling carnival set up shop in the parking lot across from Town Center Wine & Spirit / Pollo Campero, so odds are that it will be in that spot again. Speaking of last year’s carnival, here’s some pics; a preview, perhaps, of what to expect:  According to the site, rides take 3-5 tickets (tickets are $1.75/each). Pretty spenny but there you […]

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FREE Indoor Fun at Mt. Rainier Nature Center!

Did you know that we have a nature center in Mt. Rainier?  Tis true!  Mt. Rainier Nature/Recreation Center is a FREE, kid-friendly, pint-sized nature center full of lizards, turtles, fish and other six-legged-creatures-who-shall-remain-nameless for all to explore! Chameleon Harry was suspicious of my ways. Rightly so.  We first discovered this place when we stopped by for their Thursday morning “Toddler Time” complete with storytime and hands-on nature activities (see Route One Fun’s Weekday Activities Guide for more details). During Thursday’s Toddler Time, kiddos can touch some of the creatures! I didn’t realize at the time that the Nature Center is […]

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Hillbilly Alligators, Drunken Hot Dogs, Star Wars & More at Southern Fried Woodcuts by Sean StarWars

Dig colorful, bright, playful/satirical/irreverent prints that feature nostalgia-triggering characters and pop culture nuggets like Ms. Pacman, Pez Dispensers, Darth Vader and beloved Guided by Voices? Of course you do!  So go check out Southern Fried Woodcuts by Sean StarWars at Hyattsville’s Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Took the young’ns to Pyramid after soccer today and we had a grand time exploring the 200 prints that were on display, chatting about Darth Vader and the robots and alligators and bugs and skulls and whether Guided By Voices belonged in the top ten or top five Best Indie Rock Bands of All Time […]

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Coming Soon: Posh Cycling & Fitness to College Park!

Posh Cycling & Fitness is coming to the MOM’s/old REI shopping center in College Park later this year (anticipate September/October grand opening)! SOOOOOOOOOEXCITED!!!! πŸ“· Instagram: @poshcyclingandfitness Owner Mel B is a resident of College Park with over ten years of certified fitness instruction under her belt, in addition to being a certified spinning instructor, and a scientist! Noyce, Mel! πŸ‘ So excited to learn that she does spin classes with musical themes like BeyoncΓ© v. Janet Jackson, Reggae, House, Ladies of Pop, Latin Tuesdays, etc.  Mel B leading a spin class!  πŸ“· courtesy Mel B. I connected with Mel recently and […]

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Kids’ Weekend Guide: April 20th-22nd

Perfect weekend to explore Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park! Earth Day Fun, Storytime, the Azalea Classic, Bike Rides and a Photo Scavenger Hunt are just some of the great ways to have fun this weekend, Route One Young’ns! 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, 4004 34th St., Mt. […]

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Adults’ Weekend Guide: April 19th-22nd

πŸ“· by 1 Mile Radium Project Weekend menu includes Letitia Vansant in Brentwood, 1 Mile Radius Project in Mt. Rainier, HW-Swap in Hyattsville, Azalea Classic in University Park, Anxiety Awareness Documentary Screening in Greenbelt, Brazilian Music in Laurel & more! Get at it, Route One! Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide! THURSDAY  Dance Dance Party Party!Dance Dance Party Party is a women-only freestyle exercise dance session! Come in your exercise clothes. Burn anywhere from 200-400 calories Dance your heart out to an eclectic mix of music for an hour straight. Make new friends, leave refreshed!When: 7-8pmWhere: Community […]

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Spring Cleaning? Donate Clothes & Items to Mt. Rainier Elementary School’s FUNDrive on/before 4/28!

What will you get when you drop off a bag full of your gently used items to Mt. Rainier Elementary School‘s (MRE) parking lot on Saturday, April 28th from 9am – 1pm (or earlier on in the week via option noted below)? You’ll get the awesome feeling (and likely a round of high-fives) knowing that you just brought the school one bag closer to raising much needed funds for student activities and programs! Heck, make it 6 bags and you’ll be floating on air all weekend! πŸ™‚ This eager MRE student is already sorting through his donation contenders! What’s this […]

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What’s Coming to Riverdale Park Station?!?

Drive-in movies, dance bands, cooking classes, outdoor fitness classes, beer ping pong and mini-golf are just some of the awesome ideas that were offered up and discussed at this evening’s focus group, convened by Riverdale Park Station (RPS) to get the community’s input on possible upcoming programming and activities. (Another focus group is meeting tomorrow. Details here.) πŸ“· by Riverdale Park Station’s Instragram feed  Now – this doesn’t mean that these things are necessarily, definitely going to happen. But given that RPS has partnered with Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to guide its programing, my hopes are purdy high. Why?  Because Daniel […]

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