Top Picks for Maryland Family Fun Weekend Events February 23-24
We’ve made it to the weekend and looking forward to enjoying Sunday’s weather! Check out our Top Picks for this weekend’s events and let us know if we’ve missed something!
Huckleberry Finn’s Big River
Adventure Theatre MTC
February 8 – March 10
With the support of over 100 consensus organizers (individuals and organizations serving the black community), this revision of Broadway’s Tony-Winning Musical will lift your spirit. The small-cast hour-long version of Mark Twain’s polarizing novel removes offensive language and expands the role of Jim, now the same age as Huck. Twain’s classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, an enslaved teen, escape to freedom from enslavement. This tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power children have to change the world. $20 per person
5200 Campus Drive, College Park
February 24; 3 – 5 pm
Kids of all all skill levels can enjoy fun drills, games and more. Monthly events will be held Mar 24, April 28 and May 11.
PJ Party Movie Night
February 23; 5:30 – 9 pm
Charles County Humane Society
Take a tour of the shelter, see an Animal Themed Movie and enjoy Pizza, Drinks & Popcorn!!! Ages 7-14, $20.
3D Polar Bear- Session 1: Age 4-6
Feb 23; 10 – 11 am
Waldorf West Library
Create a 3D polar bear in a winter landscape. Each child’s artwork will be matted upon completion. $20
Feb 23; 10 am – 1 pm
The Goddard School (Waldorf)
Children 2 and up will enjoy interactive science experiments, music, refreshments, and giveaways.
Children’s Theater: George Washington Carver & Friends
St. Charles Towne Center – Kohl’s Court
Feb 23; 1-2 pm
FREE Must Register
Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company will tell stories about the lives and accomplishments of Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Madame C.J. Walker, and other famous leaders are brought to life in this empowering production. children in grades Pre-K through 5.
Old Greenbelt Theatre
February 23; 11 am
The Sandlot is a coming-of-age story about a group of young boys growing up in California in 1962. A new, shy boy (Thomas Guiry) moves into the neighborhood, where he is initially rejected by the local boys because he doesn’t know how to play baseball. Soon, he learns the sport and joins the group of boys who play ball in a local sandlot, and with his new friends, he has a variety of adventures. Brought to you in conjunction with Greenbelt Youth Baseball Little League and sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods.
By Any Ink Necessary Book Festival
Prince George’s County Memorial Library – New Carrollton Branch
February 23;11 am
The Friends of the New Carrollton Library are sponsoring a Black History Month Fund Raiser entitled By Any Ink Necessary Book Festival.
Poetry Jam! Black History Month
Prince George’s County Memorial Library – Accokeek Branch
February 23; 2 pm
celebration of Harlem Renaissance Poetry in honor of Black History Month. We will be creating poetry. Poetry novices are welcome.
Musical Journey through Africa
Prince George’s County Memorial Library – South Bowie Branch
February 23; 2 pm
The Performing Arts Center for African Cultures presents: Explore West African culture through games, dances and songs. This is a highly interactive program!
2019 Lantern Festival Celebration
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
February 23;11 am
The Lantern Festival marks a major celebration on the lunar calendar. Our Lantern Festival celebration will feature cultural performances, food, interactive lantern craft activities and cultural displays. Kids can take home beautiful lanterns after the celebration.
Sunday Funday featuring the Day the Crayons Quit
February 22; 11 am
Introduce your little one to the book The Day the Crayons Quit through dramatic play, movement, and visual arts.
Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space
The Shops at Kenilworth – Townson
February 23; 10 am & February 24; 12 pm
Spark your child’s imagination as you play and learn together at Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space! Located at The Shops at Kenilworth, the Pop-Up Play Space features fun and educational drop-in programs for infants and toddlers, messy art (think paint!),