Maryland Weekend Events Feb 24-25

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Maryland Weekend Events Feb 24-25

It’ll be a rainy weekend but we can’t really complain with the summer weather we’ve experienced this week! We are coming up on the end of Black History so don’t forget to check out some of many free events happening. As always, check with the event site for updated information.

Have a Great Weekend!

STEM-tastic! Horace King the Bridge Builder
Largo-Kettering Library
February 24; 11am – 1pm

Become a mad scientist by conducting hands-on fun science experiments using basic scientific principles.

STEM for Families
February 24; 2 – 3pm
Accokeek Library

Explore science, technology, engineering and math. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.

Sparkly Slime or Glitter Swirl Jars
Michaels Craft Stores
February 24; 1 – 3pm
Customize sparkly slime and decorate a container for it, or customize a glue-and-water mix to create a soothing, swirly glitter jar. Buy the jar and the rest of your supplies will be provided, including pre-made slime.

Puppet Show
Watkins Park Nature Center
February 24; 10 – 10:45am
Resident: $3; Non-resident: $4

Fun, interactive seasonal puppet show with opportunities to meet one of the live animals.

A Family Day Festival: “Celebrating Our History”
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
February 24; 11am – 4pm
Enjoy an African dance class; watch a movie; and stop by for various workshops, performances, storytellers, food, crafts, and more!

Gymnastics Workshops
February 24; 1:30 – 2:30pm
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
Tickets: $7

Gymnastics Workshops are open playtime for your children to explore gymnastics in a safe and fun environment. Ages: Walking to 12 years

Still We Rise
James E. Richard Science Center
February 24; 5:15 PM and 6:30 PM

Tickets: Free – $10
Original fulldome show, hands-on flight activities, and Richard Baugh, son of Original Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Howard Baugh. Mr. Baugh will spend some time talking to the audience and taking questions. An information table and time to speak one on one with Mr. Baugh will also be available.

Black History Trivia Contest
Surrats-Clinton Library
All Month; 10am – 6pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African-American history & culture!

Black History Live with Culture Queen!
Woodlalwn Library
February 17; 2pm

Culture Queen engages your royal children in motivating music, marvelous movement and super storytelling activities inspired by the Kings and Queens of Black History!

Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
February 1 – February 28
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm & Sunday, 11am – 4pm
The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad’s line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading.

A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps
Josiah Henson Park
Every Saturday in February;
Noon to 4pm | Last Tour Begins at 3pm 

Retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Learn about his extraordinary  life, which inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Screenings of the Time Team America documentary: The Search for Josiah Henson at Noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm.

The Plummer Family: From Slavery to Freedom
February 1-28 
Riversdale House Museum
Adam Francis Plummer, the patriarch of the African-American Plummer family, lived at Riversdale. In this exhibit, we recognize the 20th anniversary of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1998 by recounting how some members of his family successfully escaped to freedom, while others waited for legal emancipation. We continue the family’s stories after freedom and into the 20th century.

Under African Skies
Rock Creek Park – Nature Center
Every Saturday & Sunday Thru February 25; 4pm
Join a ranger for a unique look at sub-Saharan Africa’s night sky and star stories in honor of Black History Month. The African-American “Night Sky to Freedom” will also be discussed.

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Discovery Lane Children’s Book Fair
March 17, 2018

Discovery Lane Book Fair - Waldorf

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