Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. Bowie Ice Arena Holiday Skate Holiday Tree Lighting and Candelight Tours of Belair Mansion Santa Fly-In Christmas Tea Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Holiday Bazaar St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School's 29th Annual Christmas Craft Festival Multicultural Winter Festival Evangel Cathedral Christmas Celebration 13th Annual, Gingerbread House Contest and Show Winter Festival of Lights Holidays in the Heritage Area MODERNISM: James Hilleary and Color – Opening Reception and Discussion
The Darnall's Chance Gingerbread House Show, nearby in Upper Marlboro, is a sweet tradition for families.
The event will feature community organizations and free giveaways for kids.
Get ready to go back to school Bowie style with the Bowie Gymnasium’s 9th Annual Back to School Bash from 10 am to 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Event organizers expect about 30 community organizations, agencies and service providers staffing tables and distribution information. In past years, vendors have included the Bowie Boys and Girls Club, the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department and the Prince George’s County Park Police, said Duncan Churches, assistant manager at the Bowie Gymnasium. Attendees also can expect a moon bounce, carnival games and more family fun. The first 250 children ages 12 and under will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. Participants also will have the chance to give back. A community food drive to support the …