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I'm now a full-time work-outside-the-home mom and while we're still going on TONS of family adventures, making time for the adventures (verses making time for writing about them!) has taken priority in my life right now.
But have no fear! Our new Facebook page is a great resource for all the wonderful family-friendly stuff happening in Prince George's County and the greater Metro DC area. Be sure to check out the Out by Ten archives on the right for lots of great activities!Head over and give me a like and I'll see you on your wall soon!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Greenbelt Labor Day Festival: September 4-7
Here are just some of the things you and your kids won't want to miss! (Click here for a full schedule.)
Friday, September 4 -- Opening Night
6-11pm CARNIVAL MIDWAY OPENS
Midway. Rides by Rosedale Amusements. Games, food, sale & information booths organized by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department.
Ride tickets - $1.00; 25 for $20.00; $20.00 unlimited rides from 11:00am to 4:00 pm on Saturday or noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday.
7-8pm ROVING CLOWN
Midway. Notlim the Clown will greet children. Notlim has been a mainstay of the Festival and this year celebrates his 30th year bringing joy to the children!
9-11pm GREENBELT IDOLS
Stage. Finals for the first annual Greenbelt singing idols! If you, your tweens or teens love watching American Idol, you'll certainly enjoy seeing the finalists for the first annual Greenbelt Singing Idols perform live!
Saturday, September 5 -- Kids' Day!
9-11am KIDS' GAMES
Greenbelt Community Center front lawn. (Rain Location-Community Center gym.) A variety of games will take place in a carnival-style setting.
11am-11pm CARNIVAL MIDWAY OPEN
1-3pm BETTY MAY BALLOONS
Midway. Betty May the Clown will make balloon animals for children.
1-2pm MELISSA SITES
Stage. Sing along all the old favorites with Greenbelt's leading children's singer!
Stage. Rock and roll for children of all ages. Read more about why so many DC area families love Rocknoceros over at Tech Savvy Mama.
4-5pm GREG MAY MAGICAL MAYHEM CIRCUS
Stage. Greenbelt's favorite clown will amaze and amuse you!
Sunday, September 6 -- Family Day
noon-11pm CARNIVAL MIDWAY OPEN
1-3pm "MY ISLAND" ART CARTS
Midway. Make Island-themed crafts with the Community Center's Artists in Residence. Part of an Artful Afternoon. FREE.
Monday, September 7 -- Labor Day
9:30-10am LIONS CLUB BIKES & TRIKES
Roosevelt Center. Decorate your bike or trike and ride it in the parade! All contestants meet at the Mother and Child statue. Sponsored by: Greenbelt Lion's Club.
10am-noon 55th ANNUAL GREENBELT LABOR DAY PARADE
Crescent Rd. The 55th Annual Labor Day Parade will entertain you with a variety of groups, demonstrate community spirit, and accentuate diverse cultural backgrounds. There will be Floats, Bands, Fire trucks, Color Guard, Community Organizations and the Miss Greenbelt participants. The Grand Marshall is Greenbelt's Outstanding Citizen. Sign language interpreter at the Reviewing Stand across from the Municipal Building. Parade Route: Down Crescent Rd from Greenhill to Centerway. Parade is marshaled by the Central Maryland Amateur Radio Club (CMARC) and Prince George's Amateur Radio Club (PGARC) of MD.
noon-6pm CARNIVAL MIDWAY OPEN
noon-2pm LUNCHEON ON THE LAWN
Greenbelt Community Church, Corner of Hillside & Crescent Rd. After parade. Barbeque sandwich or hot dog, baked beans, slaw, chips, drink and dessert for one reasonable price.
All events will take place in the Roosevelt Center parking lot unless otherwise noted. (Here's a map.)
You can avoid parking issues by taking the FREE Festival Shuttle. Vans will pick-up at parking locations at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt Elementary School, Green Ridge House and the Greenbelt Armory & deliver the riders to the festival area. (Here's the shuttle schedule.) The festival is also just a 10- minute walk from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
Questions? Call Festival Information at (301) 345-0147
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