Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend Fun in the Maryland Area

Here are some fun things to do this weekend in the Maryland area.

Saturday, April 25, 10 am - 4 pm
A great time for everyone. This event is open to all ages with so many things to do and see on University of Maryland's College Park campus. Click on the link for more information on events taking place and specific times.
All Ages. Free
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, April 25
Flea Market
Bargain hunters get ready! Come and see what treasures can be found.
All ages welcome. FREE admission for shoppers
Vendor fee: $10/space (includes 1 table & 2 chairs)
Tucker Road Community Center
1771 Tucker Road, Fort Washington 20744
301-248-4404; TTY 301-203-6030

Saturday, April 25 & Sunday April 26, 8 am
Southern Maryland Horse Show Association Horse Show
Watch a regional hunter/jumper horse show in the outdoors.
FREE admission for spectators
Prince George’s Equestrian Center
14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro 20772
301-952-7999, 301-952-7900; TTY 301-952-7998

Saturday, April 25, 8 am-1 pm
Barely Used Sale
Shop for or sell children’s gently used items such as: toys, clothing, games, bikes, roller skates, cribs, etc. No food allowed. Reservations required for sellers. Space and table availability is limited. Sellers must take away all unsold items. This event will be held rain or shine.
All ages welcome. FREE admission
Sellers’ fee: Resident $10/space; Non-Resident $12/space; Table fee: $10/table
Vansville Community Center
6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville 20705
301-937-6621; TTY 301-445-4512

Saturday, April 25, 9-11 am
Join a park naturalist to locate and identify woodland and water birds along the Anacostia River. Beginners and advanced birders are welcome. Binoculars provided.
All ages welcome. (An adult must accompany children 16 & under.)
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg 20710
301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544

Saturday, April 25, 10 am-1 pm
Wool Shearing Day
Enjoy a special event that showcases the use and harvest of natural fibers used for clothing and other textiles. Watch shearing demonstrations of sheep and llamas, llama wool shedding demonstrations, wool spinning, and more.
All Ages. FREE
Old Maryland Farm
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774
301-218-6770; TTY 301-699-2544

Saturday, April 25, 10 am-3 pm
Spring Health Fair
Learn about health concerns in your community and watch fitness demonstrations.
All Ages. FREE
Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center
6120 Sargent Road, Chillum 20782
301-853-2005; TTY 301-445-4512

Saturday, April 25, 11 am-3 pm
Annual Electric Football Tournament
Go participate in a blast from the past - electric football. Games will be played in tournament fashion. Sign-in is from 11 am-12 noon. Select your favorite team and 'click' to the touchdown line. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ages 6-16; FREE
Stephen Decatur Community Center
8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton 20735
301-297-4648; TTY 301-203-6030

Saturday, April 25, 12 noon-4 pm
Flyer Sale!
This museum will be selling books, art, and aviation memorabilia at discounted prices.
All ages are welcome.
Fee: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/ages 18 & under
College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park 20740
301-864-6029; TTY 301-864-4765

Saturday, April 25, 1 pm
The Great Ice Cream Sundae
Help them scoop ice cream, cut bananas and sprinkle toppings as they try to create the 2nd largest ice cream sundae. Reservations are required by April 22.
Ages 5-12
Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4
North Brentwood Community Center
4012 Webster Street, North Brentwood 20722
301-864-0756; TTY 301-445-4512

Saturday, April 25, 8 pm
Stargazing: Community Observing Night
Bring a telescope or use what Anne Arundel Community College has to view planets and stars.
Starts at 8 p.m. On the Anne Arundel Community College Arnold Campus, Astronomy Lab behind lots A and B, 101 College Pkwy.
101 College Pkwy.Arnold, MD 21012
All Ages. FREE

Hopefully the rain will clear for a sunny weekend!


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