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Afternoon Aviators: Celebrating Museums


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Explore a variety of STEM and aviation-themed sciences with a short lesson and hands-on activity. Ideal for learners ages 8-12. THIS MONTH: Discover how museums celebrate their communities. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Demonstration: Military Program

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Lunchtime Lawn Concert: Harlem and the Heartbeats

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Join Darnall’s Chance House Museum for our FREE Lunchtime Lawn Concerts. Bring a picnic lunch with a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a performance by local artist, Harlem and the Heartbeats. Free parking onsite. No registration required.

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Riversdale Reunion

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We invite you to join us for a weekend of remembrance and reflection featuring speakers, music, conversation circles and reinterpretation. As a part of the Museum’s 30th Anniversary Year we will be hosting a Riversdale Reunion in partnership with the Riversdale Historical Society and the Riversdale Descendants Network. Come out and learn about the site’s historic families and their descendants.

For more information call 301.864.0420 or email us at riversdale@pgparks.com.
Para mas Informacion en Español pregunte por Tatiana Esquina llamando a 301.864.0420 o mandándonos un Correo Electronico a riversdale@pgparks.com

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Cub Corner: Tails of Flight



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Enjoy a short story and craft in the gallery. These programs are designed for younger learners 5 & under. THIS MONTH: Join us for a reading of Spider in a Glider, by Lesley Sims! Dive into the enchanting story, then let your imagination soar as guests craft adorable pompom spiders and help them take flight on their own paper airplane gliders. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Demonstration: Father's Day

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Liberty Tree Program 

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Learn how a tree became the birthplace of a revolution! Join our Park Ranger for a nature walk on the grounds of Darnall’s Chance House Museum. Identify local trees and create a field journal of your findings. Advanced registration required with Parks Direct.

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Potomac Valley Dressage Association -Summer Show

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Afternoon Aviators: Tails of Flight

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Explore a variety of STEM and aviation-themed sciences with a short lesson and hands-on activity. Ideal for learners ages 8-12. THIS MONTH: Young explorers will uncover the mysteries of prehistoric skies, discovering fascinating facts about flying dinosaurs. Participants will then craft their own dinosaur fossils. Prepare for a journey where learning about dinosaurs takes flight! Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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A Day Retreat for Women Writers: Manifesting an Author’s Life

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Demonstration: Fruits of the Season

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Demonstration: Summer Abundance

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Cub Corner: Maryland Aviation

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Enjoy a short story and craft in the gallery. These programs are designed for younger learners 5 & under. THIS MONTH: Did you know that the first successful balloon flight in the United States happened right here in Maryland? In 1784, Edward Warren was the first passenger in a successful hot air balloon journey. Learn about this historic flight in the book The Amazing Air Balloon, by Jean Van Leeuwen, and celebrate the aviation first by creating your hot air balloon! Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Make Your Idea into a Manuscript - A Workshop for First Time Authors

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Afternoon Aviators: Maryland Aviation

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Explore a variety of STEM and aviation-themed sciences with a short lesson and hands-on activity. Ideal for learners ages 8-12. THIS MONTH: College Park is home to the oldest continuously operating airport in the world. With that record, we have a lot of aviation history to celebrate at our airport. Participants will learn about the many ‘firsts’ that happened right here at CPA and then get the chance to design and model their own airfields of the future. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Demonstration: Ice Cream

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Lunchtime Lecture: Discovering Together: Our Bowie Ancestry and Common Roots

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Are you interested in descendant research? Karen Pearson, Collette (Spriggs) Harris, Ed Spriggs, Jordan Moore Jackson, and Denise Barton, and Queen descendants have joined forces! Their quest is to investigate family connections within the African American community with surnames including Spriggs, Stewart, Barton, Diggs, Weldon, Johnson, Duckett, Clark, Queen, and Norris. Finds take families back to White Marsh and Sacred Heart Church in Prince George’s County. You may share information you may have.

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Demonstration: Salads & Cold Meats

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“Picture this...”: A Look at the Science Behind Photography

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Celebrate World Photography Day on August 19 by learning about the history of photography. Documents and photos tell a story and help historians create a picture of the past. Participants will create a cool work of sun art which demonstrates the fundamentals of photography using found items on-site. Advanced registration required with Parks Direct.

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Cub Corner: Space

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Enjoy a short story and craft in the gallery. These programs are designed for younger learners 5 & under. THIS MONTH: Come listen to a reading of Mae Among the Stars, by Roda Ahmed and immerse yourself in this inspiring story about following your dreams with hard work and determination. Learners will then be able to craft their own tissue paper Earth inspired by the book’s beautiful illustrations by Stasia Burrington. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Afternoon Aviators: Space

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Explore a variety of STEM and aviation-themed sciences with a short lesson and hands-on activity. Ideal for learners ages 8-12. THIS MONTH: Discover the colors of the cosmos! In this program, budding astronomers will learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and how we see our universe. Then, ignite their creativity as they make their very own galaxy slime filled with stars. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information: 301.864.6029 or collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Color Your World! Learning about Nature’s Coloring Agents: Homeschool Day 

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Celebrate the end of summer by experimenting with natural dyes. Learn how colonists in the 18th century used natural coloring agents to dye wool and cloth. Join us in the Kitchen Garden as we look at plants and how they were used to color our world in the colonial period. Kids will make their own colorful tie dye shirts with contemporary dyes.  Advanced registration required with Parks Direct.

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Echoes of the Enslaved 2024

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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STEM Program: Gingerbread House Engineering Challenge  

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Put your engineering skills to the test by building a sturdy, but beautiful structure. Participants will receive instruction and everything they need to build their graham cracker creation. This program kicks off Darnall’s Chance House Museum’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Gingerbread House Contest & Show. Participants in the STEM Challenge will receive a FREE registration for the 2024 Gingerbread House Contest & Show. Advanced registration required with Parks Direct.

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American Indian Festival 2024

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Stay tuned for more information on performers, vendors, activities, and more!

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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25th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show

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Celebrate 25 years of sweet memories! Darnall’s Chance House Museum is celebrating the 25th year of its Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show. Come see the amazing displays of creative gingerbread structures, then vote for your favorites in the Viewer’s Choice Competition. No registration required.

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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Dinosaur Park Open House

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Dinosaur Park hosts free open house days every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Explore the grounds where dinosaur bones have been discovered! Learn about fossils and recent dinosaur bone findings.

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