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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Live, Laugh, and Learn this September with the Department of Parks and Recreation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 30, 2017
MEDIA CONTACTS: Kira Calm Lewis - 301-446-3327; Kira.CalmLewis@pgarks.com - or - 

Veronica Marshall - 301-446-3313; Veronica.Marshall@pgarks.com


Live, Laugh, and Learn this September
with the Department of Parks and Recreation

 

Riverdale, MD - Summer break may be ending, but opportunities to learn as a family aren’t! We’re inviting family members of all ages to come out and learn about the arts, history, local culture, and yourselves at one of our many free events this September.

 

WHAT: Potties, Privies and Practical Matters Exhibit: 18th Century Hygiene
WHEN: 
Sunday, September 3, from 12 PM – 4 PM
WHERE:
Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD. 20772
COST: 
FREE
Have you ever wondered how people bathed 250 years ago? Have you ever thought about how, or if, people brushed their teeth back then? What type of undergarments did they wear? This exhibit will answer all of your questions and then some!

WHAT: Waterfront Art Festival
WHEN: 
Saturday, September 9, from 12 PM – 6 PM
WHERE:
Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD. 20710
COST: 
FREE
Whether you're an avid practitioner of the Arts or have an inkling of interest - this festival is something you don't want to miss! The festival will showcase the talent and work of local artists, from painting to sculptures, glasswork to jewelry, photography and more! Demonstrations and workshops will delight and inspire all audiences. We will also have food trucks, live music and performances, and river boat tours!

WHAT: Grandparents' Day Tours
WHEN: 
Sunday, Sept. 10, from 12 PM – 3:15 PM
WHERE:
Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD. 20737
COST: 
One FREE tour per paid admission; $5/Adults, $4/Seniors, $2/Students, FREE/Children 4 & under

Grandparents played an integral role in the history of Riversdale. George Calvert was the grandson of Charles Calvert, the Fifth Lord Baltimore and a descendant of Maryland’s founding family. His wife, Rosalie Stier Calvert, fled with her family from Belgium during the French Revolution. When her parents returned to Europe in 1803, Mrs. Calvert found ways to keep the memory of them alive for her children. Riversdale invites you to make your own memories with your grandparents during you tour.

 

WHAT: Health: Learning About Yourself
WHEN: 
Saturday, September 16, from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
WHERE:
Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD. 20783
COST: 
FREE
The aim of this program is to create safe and shared community spaces. These sessions will use artistic expression, healthy eating demonstrations, recreation and physical activities as vehicles to help raise awareness of the importance of balance nutrition and incorporating healthy habits. This program is sponsored by La Clinica Del Pueblo.

WHAT: Hispanic Festival
WHEN: 
Sunday, Sept. 17, from 12 PM – 6 PM
WHERE:
Lane Manor Park, 7601 West Park Drive, Adelphi, MD. 20783
COST: 
FREE

Over 12,000 people celebrate the rich heritage of our Hispanic communities every year! Your free admission to the Hispanic Festival gives you access to a variety of activities – including carnival games, crafts, entertainment, delicious ethnic food, children activities, exhibitors and more. Patrons can also enjoy free transportation to the festival.

 

WHAT: Insomnia: Midnight Madness
WHEN:
8 PM on Friday, Sept. 22 through 7 AM on Saturday, Sept. 23
WHERE:
Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights, MD. 20743
COST:
 $10/Residents; $13/Non-residents
Are you up for an overnight character-and-skill-building challenge? This all-night program provides a platform to provoke positive change in our young men through men through S.T.E.A.M. activities and dynamic workshops. Highlighted activities include robotics, chess, coding, home economics, basketball, S.T.E.A.M. projects and more! Parents, we didn't forget about you!! We have a workshop designed with you in mind entitled, "Not My Son: Learning How To Keep Your Son Safe." Food and snacks will be available for the program's duration.

WHAT: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! at Riversdale
WHEN: 
Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 AM – 1 PM
WHERE:
Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, MD. 20737
COST: 
FREE

Riversdale House Museum is joining museums across the country to open its doors FREE during the 13th annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Find out more and print the required ticket here: http://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. More than 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

WHAT: Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
WHEN: 
Saturday, September 23, starting at 1:30 PM
WHERE:
The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD. 20772
COST: 
Advance Ticket Prices: $17 Child/Senior* Ticket (Ages 2-12/62+); $22 Adult Ticket (Ages 13-61)
Day of Show Ticket Prices: $21 Child/Senior* Ticket (Ages 2-12/62+); $26 Adult Ticket (Ages 13-61)
*Senior Ticket can only be purchased at The Show Place Arena Box Office- proper ID required
* $1.00 Facility Fee will be added to each ticket
* Ticketmaster Service Charges will be applied separately (when purchased online)

WHAT: Highway to Health: Active Aging Week Kick Off
WHEN: Monday, September 25, from 9 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: Fairwood Park, 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD. 20720
COST: FREE
Calling all seniors – come explore the seven dimensions of wellness on the Highway to Health at our Active Aging Week kick-off event! Learn how the seven dimensions of social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness interact and contribute to your overall quality of life.

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