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Bike Rides, Campouts, Back-to-School-Expos and More in Prince George’s County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

 

Where/When:  Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy NE, Bowie, Maryland 20716, Friday, Aug. 3.

Children’s Concert: Concert gates open at 4:00pm. Children’s Concert begins at 4:15pm.

Bowie Baysox Game: Gates open to the public at 5:30pm. Baysox game time is 6:35 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to follow the game.

Family Campout Event:  Friday, August 3, 2012:  Sleep under the stars at Baysox Stadium. (Pre-registration required http://www.baysoxshop.com for tickets) - $10.00.

Why to go:  Campout, baseball game and firework fun for the entire family, concert especially for the kids!   

A special ticket package is needed for campout and concert.  

Pricing:

Children’s concert:  $12 in advance, $14.00 at the door.

Family Campout: $10.00

Regular Game Pricing: $7.00

 

Where/When: 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Busboys and Poets is proud to announce the "First Fridays" series, which will take place on the first Friday of every month from 6-8 PM and features monthly artist talks, local studio visits and more! Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.
(One complimentary drink ticket per guest) 

Visit http://www.busboysandpoets.com/art.php if you are interested in exhibiting artwork at Busboys and Poets.

Pricing: FREE

 

Where/When: 13010 8th St, Bowie, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00 pm

Why to go:  Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. From the author of 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play, Alan Haehnel, comes a full evening of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage.  

This year, we are proud to showcase a diverse cast from numerous schools in the DC Metro area.

Handicap parking is available in the Charis Center lot. General parking can be found along the streets, but please do not park in the fire station lot.

Pricing:  $10.00

 

Where/When: 9217 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD,  Saturday, August 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.

Why to go:  Here is the group social ride schedule for our regular Saturday morning rides in August (all rides start and end at Proteus bike shop):

8am – Food ride — easy ride on paved trails (NE Branch) with stops at pastry shop or farmers market.  We’ll take the Anacostia Tributary trails to the bakery at where Route 1 crosses the NW Branch trail.  I can verify that their apple turnovers at Shortcake bakery are outstanding, and they have coffee, other pastries etc.  These rides will take a very relaxed pace and no one is left behind.

10am – Greenbelt National Park or Beltsville Farms ride. August 4th:  Park ride -- We’ll take a relaxed pace through Greenbelt to get to the park, and then do a couple laps on the park loop and some hill climbing (!) before heading back, possibly with a stop for drinks at the New Deal Café in Greenbelt.
August 25th:  Farm ride -- We'll take a 22 mile loop from the shop to the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge.  Very scenic -- moderate pace.  No one will be dropped or left behind, although sometimes we split up into groups of faster or slower riders. 

Pricing: FREE

 

Where/When: Mohican Dr & N Huron Dr, Forest Heights, MD, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 11:00 a.m. 

Why to go:  Join the Town of Forest Heights as it celebrates 63 years of incorporation. Festivities will include an antique car show, games, food, raffle and talent show. The town will also host a Girls Lacrosse Demostration led by members of the Prince George's Women's Lacrosse Association.

The celebration will take place at the Bell Acres Neighborhood Park (at the corner of North Huron and Mohican drives) in Forest Heights, MD.

Pricing: FREE

 

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Where/When: Greenbelt National Park 6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.

Why to go:  The Prince George's Running Club meets at 8 a.m. on Saturdays in Greenbelt National Park. The meeting point is Sweetgum picnic area. Take a right at the stop sign at the top of the rise after you enter.

The club runs in all weather.

Pricing: FREE

 

Where/When:  3500 E West Hwy, Hyattsville, MD, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Why to go:  To prepare area families for heading Back-to-School, The Mall at Prince Georges is hosting a Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, August 4 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives from Prince George's County Health Department, Prince George’s County Public Schools and community businesses will be on hand to answer questions and provide information and special offers. There will also be an appearance by Ronald McDonald, face painting, balloon twisters and more for kids and parents to enjoy together.

The Mall at Prince Georges is launching Product Search, a new feature in the PREIT Malls App that will allow shoppers to easily find the items they are looking for at the mall.  The feature will quickly search through the inventories of retailers nationwide participating in the Google store, to enable smartphone and mall website users to see an assortment of products from stores in The Mall at Prince Georges.

Also, to help families save this Back-to-School season, starting July 27 The Mall at Prince Georges is offering free school supplies when shoppers present same-day mall store receipts totaling $100 or more, and from August 6 – September 3 mall Facebook fans can enter for a chance to win a $2,500 Back-to-School shopping spree. 

For more information visit www.mallatprincegeorges.com, www.facebook.com/shopatmpg or follow The Mall at Prince Georges on Twitter @shopmallatpg.

Pricing:  FREE

 

Where/When: 2 Main St, Laurel, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:45 p.m.

Why to go:  25 games- all cash prizes guaranteed. $1,000.00 ball games.  ATM available-no checks accepted.

Food and snacks will be available for purchase.

Pricing:  $20.00

 

Where/When: National Harbor Plaza, MD, 20745, United States, Fridays, June 22 – Sept 28, Films begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.)

Why to go:  Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor. The 2012 season runs from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, September 28.

Whether it’s Date Night Friday or Family Sunday, pack your picnic and chairs, and meet us at the Plaza’s big screen for a FREE evening of ocean breezes and all-ages fun!

Bring your lawn chairs, but coolers filled with alcohol or food will not be allowed.

Pricing: FREE

 

Where/When: National Harbor Plaza, MD, 20745, United States. Sundays, June 17-Sept 2, Films begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.)

Why to go:  Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor. The 2012 season runs from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, September 28.

Whether it’s Date Night Friday or Family Sunday, pack your picnic and chairs, and meet us at the Plaza’s big screen for a FREE evening of ocean breezes and all-ages fun!

Bring your lawn chairs, but coolers filled with alcohol or food will not be allowed.

Pricing: FREE

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