Family Fun this Weekend in Prince George’s County

Tie-dyeing, fine art, the Bowie Baysox, and more.

Where/When: The Rio Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD; Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why to go:  Enjoy the unique opportunity to purchase original, hand-made artwork created by top national and international artisans.  On display and for sale will be more than 10,000 pieces of extraordinary original art.  Find that perfect piece for your home, your office—to enrich your life!

Stroll through the tranquil environs of the Rio Washingtonian Center while being captivated by the diversity and creativity of artwork. For sale will be the artistic creations of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, digital artists, glass, fiber and ceramic artists along with artwork in mixed-media, metal, and wood. Many of these internationally acclaimed artists are represented in major museums and prestigious private collections throughout the world.  Each is selected by a jury of fine art professionals. Artists are available throughout the event so you can engage and interact with the talented creators of your individual pieces, adding inestimable value to your purchases. 

Pricing: Free


Tie-Dye T Shirt Workshop

Where/When: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD

Why to go: Get in touch with your creative side and make your own tie-dye t-shirt at the museum. The $7.00 fee covers your t-shirt cost and museum admission. Pre-registration is required.

Pricing: $7:00 per participant


9th Annual PVDA Ride for Life-Dancing Horse Challenge & Gala

Where/When: Prince George’s Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro Maryland;Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Why to go: Benefiting the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, this lyrical blend of dance, music, lights and equestrian prowess is woven into a moving theatrical performance.

Pricing: $25.00


Seasonal Selections: In a Jam

Where/When: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park; Sunday, June 24 from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Why to go: The Riversdale Kitchen Guild presents "From the Garden to the Kitchen: Seasonal Selections"

Using produce from the garden and orchard, Guild members demonstrate food ways in the Dependency kitchen. Selections are inspired by the traditional seasonal cycles of a 19th century farm.

Pricing: Free


Arts on the Waterfront: Kukuwa African Dance Company

Where/When: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg; Sunday, June 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Why to go: Join us when the Waterfront springs to life with music and entertainment—jazz, R&B, reggae, dance, blues, rock and a puppet show. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tonight enjoy the pulsating, energetic and lively African drumming and dance by Kukuwa African Dance Company.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: 4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD; 7:05 p.m.

Why to go: Bowie Baysox vs. Reading Phillies

Hockey Night in Bowie! Wear your favorite hockey team's gear and meet former Washington Capitals and NHL players on behalf of Hockey for Hope

6th annual Autism Awareness Event

Pricing: $7.00


Where/When: Bethany Community Church, 15720 Riding Stable Rd, Laurel, MD

Why to go:  Come out and support Bethany Community Church's annual mission’s team to Andros Island!

Come check out the stuff for sale or sell your own stuff!  We have spots in our parking lot available at a rental price of $15. If you need to rent a table we have those too for an extra $10.

If you just have any stuff you'd like to donate to the team to sell, feel free to bring it to Bethany any time after June 17.  If you have any questions contact Tim Quigg at owen_shannonsdad@verizon.net or at the church office at (301) 549-1200.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: 3508 Foxhall Dr, Davidsonville, MD; Saturday, June 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Come see 1,100 daylilies in bloom, meander the garden paths to see other horticultural plantings and enjoy the beauty of nature.  Ample parking on the street.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: FWS Patuxent Research Refuge, National Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Laurel, MD, Saturday, June 23, 9:00 a.m.

Why to go: Fish and Wildlive Service staff will offer a butterflies program for ages 10+.

Pricing: Free


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