You cannot drive into DC and enjoy museums and memorials due to the government shutdown. Hadn’t planned on doing anything like that anyway, so there. Because there will be dessert on Sunday, me and the Hubster should take on the trail at Watkins Park or I can at least get some free Zumba in at the Community Expo happening at The Boulevard on Saturday. There are at least 2 restaurants, The Commons in College Park and one in Temple Hills, that I’d like to try. The good thing is, I have options for events and happenings right in Prince George’s County. Tonight, Tamara Wellons and Secret Society are performing at different venues. International displays of dance, arts, and food from Africa, Germany, Poland, Greece, and other nations will fill Allen Pond Park. I can make a stockings run to Macy’s at Bowie Town Center and grab some culture on the way home. Yes!
Friday October 4th Prince George’s County Events
Tamara Wellons: The singer-songwriter performs a blend of soul, jazz and house, in addition to music from her upcoming album, “Life Is.” 8-10 p.m. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com . $25, seniors $22.50.
Doors open at 4pm at the Half Note Lounge for happy hour, dining and entertainment. On tap for entertainment is the Secret Society live band. Half Note Lounge is located at 4881 Glenn Dale Road, Bowie, MD.
Saturday October 5th Prince George’s County Events
The Our Stylish Kids Children’s Consignment Sale will take place in Upper Marlboro, MD at the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Dept. (14815 Pratt Street), 9am-1pm, October 5, 2013. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase items for your children at bargain prices. Sale items include: fall/winter baby & kids clothes, toys, baby & nursery items, DVDs, games, books, high chairs, Halloween costumes, Holiday outfits and more! All items are new or gently used. Free Admission. Visit website at www.ourstylishkids.com to learn more!
Bowie International Festival. A celebration of diversity with two stages featuring music from around the world including African dance and drumming, a German band, Irish dancers, Latin dance music and more. Vendors also will be on hand selling Thai, Greek, Caribbean, African and Austrian food and crafts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3078. www.cityofbowie.org. Free.
The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices musical troupe teaches African American history through a a cappella music, drama and dance. They will be in performance at the Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton at 4-5pm. This will be an afternoon of African-American history and traditions through the songs and stories of struggle and perseverance, trials and triumphs held at Surratt House Museum, which recaptures the history of the mid-19th century life and focuses on the fascinating web of the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and the involvement of the Surratt family. Arrive early, seating is limited. Free event.
Community Expo at The Boulevard. FREE TO ALL!! Community EXPO in partnership with Men Aiming Higher happens Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10AM-5PM at The Boulevard (Exit 16 from the Capital BeltwayCapital Centre BLVD & Arena Drive) at the Capital Centre near Restaurant Row. “Where Business, Family, Fashion, Fun and Taste Come Together!”
10AM-4PM Authors, Non-Profit and Vendor Showcase
12PM-1 PM Zumba Party powered by Gold’s Gym
1 PM-2:30PM Live Performance: Phaze II
1PM-3PM Majic 102.3
2PM-5PM Grill-off Rematch: PGPD vs. PGFD
(Donation to judge the competition. Proceeds will benefit the Prince George’s County Police Explorers Program and HEROS, Inc. – while supplies last)
2PM-5PM Children’s Activities
2PM-4PM Food Sampling at participating restaurants (while supplies last)
3:30PM-5PM Live Performance: X-Factor
6th Annual Prince George’s County Community Association Conference (PGCCAC). This conference responds to major issues most often expressed by homeowners; access to expert services, reliable community vendors and up-to-date information on the state of the County’s housing market. Delegate Braveboy‘s 6th Annual Prince George’s County Community Association Conference (PGCCAC), Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College, Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo, MD 20774. Parking & Building Access- parking available in Lots B&C on the campus. To access the Largo Student Center, use walkway between the Chesapeake and Marlboro Hall. Conference Schedule includes workshops on homeowner association and civic organizations roles & responsibilities. See the full day’s schedule at Eventbrite.
Sunday October 6th Prince George’s County Events
Prince George’s County’s own beautiful bed and breakfast Pure Nuphoria is having an Autumn open house at it’s 11961 Autumnwood Lane, Fort Washington, MD location, from 5:00-9:00pm . You are invited to Pure Nuphoria Bed & Breakfast for it’s Open House Celebration. Come inhale and be seduced by this luxurious space. Enjoy cocktails, live music, hors d’oeuvres and more. RSVP @ firstname.lastname@example.org , Eventbrite, or call 301-292-9008.