Moms with Tots’ Picks for
President’s Day Weekend Events
Here’s to a long weekend! There are tons of Black History exhibits that will be open all month long, Black Panther just hit theaters, Disney on Ice is in town and I heard we may be getting snow showers. Get out of the house this weekend and take on one of the picks listed! As always, check with the event host website for updated information!
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen
February 14 -19, 2018; Capital One Arena
Milton Somers Community Center – La Plata
February 16; 6:30pm
Resident Fee: $15 • Non-Resident Fee: $17 • Drop-In: $20
The red carpet will be laid out for the Littles. Dancing, games, light refreshments and a Sweet Heart’s Prom Parade.
All Month; 10:00am – 6:00pm
Use library resources to test your knowledge of African American history & culture!
Culture Queen engages your royal children in motivating music, marvelous movement and super storytelling activities inspired by the Kings and Queens of Black History!
George Crum: The Potato Chip Man
South Bowie Library
February 17; 12:00 – 1:00pm
Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the life of George Crum, the inventor of the potato chip with a tasting party to follow!
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.
President’s Day Weekend Celebration
Port Discovery – Baltimore
Little Explorer’s Day: Space, Jingle Jangle Music Time, dance party with DJ Holly and visit Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! exhibit before it closes for good!
Kid Club Kindness Crafts and MAKEbreak
Michaels’s Craft Stores
They make, you shop! Kids 3 and up and can enjoy making various crafts.
A Walk in Father Henson’s Footsteps
Josiah Henson Park
Every Saturday in February; Noon to 4:00pm | Last Tour Begins at 3:00pm
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
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.
Groovy Nate Show
February 19; 10am
Bus Boys and Poets – Brookland
Come see Groovy Nate’s unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy, creating one groovy experience for the whole family!
Engineering 101: African-American Inventors
College Park Aviation Museum – College Park
African-American inventors have helped shape the world we experience today with crucial inventions such as the spark plug, to fun inventions like the Super Soaker™. Learn more about these inventors and celebrate their creative spirit by building tables made of newspaper
Live Animal Show
February 17, 10:00am
Watkins Nature Center – Upper Marlboro
Meet the Nature Center’s live animals including reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey. Meet the animals, learn about their natural habitats, diet and characteristics.
Fossil Deposit Interpretation
February 17; 12:00 – 4:00pm
Dinosaur Park – Laurel
Dinosaur Park is a 41-acre park in Laurel, Maryland, featuring a rare deposit of fossils from the Cretaceous Period (144 to 65 million years ago). On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, you can join paleontologists and and volunteers on-site to interpret fossil deposits.
Cheer & Dance Extreme- Maryland Madness
The Show Place Arena – Upper Marlboro
Maryland Madness Cheerleading Competition for All Star Cheer, All Star Prep & School teams
Under African Skies
Rock Creek Park – Nature Center
Every Saturday & Sunday Thru February 25; 4:00pm
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.
Giveaways & Upcoming Events
Discovery Lane Children’s Book Fair
March 17, 2018
Day Out with Thomas 2018 Big Adventures Tour at the B&O Railroad Museum
April 27 – 29 & May 4 – 6, 2018
[GIVEAWAY and DISCOUNT]
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
Know if any events coming up? Send them firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below!