Hyattsville Happenings: June 9-11

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bring your furry friend to Dogs for the Arts at Magruder Park on June 10. 2015 file photo

Need plans for the weekend? We’ve got you covered. Hyattsville is a happenin’ place.

Friday, June 9

Ageless Grace: A seated exercise class, set to great music. Free. Offered Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m., 4310 Gallatin St.  

Toddler Time: Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults to create art. $5 drop-in fee (per child). 10 a.m.-noon, Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave.

Storytime Pop-Up: Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovative collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s organic juice & smoothie joint. Ages 0-5 years old. Free. 10 a.m., The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier

Coffee Cupping: Explore weekly varieties of fair trade coffee, learn about our brewing process and how to analyze for distinct flavor profiles. Free and open to the public 1 p.m., Vigilante Coffee, 4327 Gallatin St.

Sneaks Summer Reading Program: Come in and get your summer reading done at the library! 3-4 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

“New Edition” Artist Reception: Join Hyattsville Community Artists Alliance for a reception to celebrate the “New Edition” exhibit. Music, poetry, art, refreshments and books. Don’t forget to invite your friends! Free. 7-9 p.m., Robert Harper Books

Forsaken Angels: Wolfpack Theatre Company presents “Forsaken Angels.” William Leary’s Maryland State Arts Council award-winning drama “Forsaken Angels,” introduces three characters forced into the horror that is sexual trafficking through a series of flashbacks narrated by two characters, Samantha and Audrey. We follow their stories as they struggle for survival in a harsh world that society often overlooks. This joint production is a designated benefactor of Community Crisis Services Inc.’s ‘DoMore24’ campaign focused on Mental Health in our community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to CCSI for general operating support including hotline counseling, suicide prevention/intervention efforts and shelter opportunities for those in need. Please note that Forsaken Angels has strong, coarse language, sexual situations and graphic violence. Not appropriate for younger viewers. $20. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Hyattsville, 5701 42nd Ave.

Saturday, June 10

Dogs for the Arts: Bring your favorite furry friend for a morning with fellow dog lovers. Contests include paw painting, best costumes, dog/owner look alike, and talent. All dogs must be on a leash and under the control of their owner. Dog owners under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and prizes are awarded. Call 301.699.5440 to register. Donations to the “Lively Arts in Hyattsville” are gladly accepted. 9:30 a.m., Magruder Park, 40th Ave. & Hamilton St. 

Port Towns Farmers Mercado: A sustainable swap and garden meet-up where you can swap and share gently used clothing, toys, home, and garden goods for free. ECO City and other local farmers will be selling fresh, locally grown seasonal produce and there will be free cooking demos, music and activities on site. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4521 Kenilworth Ave., Bladensburg

Chinese/English Storytime: Children’s stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays in Chinese and English. Ages 3-5. Free. 10:15-10:45 a.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Tool Series Part 2: Join Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling for a hands-on class on power tools. He’ll discuss a variety of small power tools, including drills and saws. Learn the proper way to drill and cut different types of materials, and receive hands on demonstrations using the cordless/electric power drill and power saw. *Mark is a licensed contractor in DC and MD with more than 35 years of experience in the construction and remodeling fields. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Forklift

Spanish-English Storytime: Stories, fingerplays and songs will be presented in Spanish and English. Ages 3 to 5. Free. 11-11:30 a.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

UP Spring Porchfest: PorchFest is a family-friendly community music event, appropriate for all ages. The focal points will be a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic to electric, and solo to ensemble. Maps will be distributed at the various porches on Saturday. You can also pick up a map from 4122 Woodberry Street after 10 a.m. on Saturday. Free. 2-6 p.m., Townwide, University Park

Sunday, June 11

Arrow Bicycle Sunday Ride: Take a 32-mile, moderately paced ride that emphasizes group riding techniques. Those new to group riding are welcome as we regroup throughout the ride so that nobody is left behind. Call 301-531-9250 to confirm the ride is happening. Free. 9-11:30 a.m., ride starts at Arrow Bicycle, 5108 Baltimore Ave. 

Natural Ink Demonstration: Come watch Keyholder Resident Artist Hannah Smith make inks from common plants and plant-based food waste! You will see how to extract colors and thicken the pigments, and then you can grab a brush and make your own mark on a collaborative artwork. RSVP to create@pyramid-atlantic.org to reserve your spot. 2-3 p.m., Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Doll Study Club: Learn how to make your very own doll by joining the Riverdale Park Doll Study Club. Club Founder Emily Fanning shows girls ages 7+ how to make their own dolls, clothing, dollhouses and furnishings. Volunteer Jennifer Fairfax teaches knitting and other fabrics arts. Local artists show the girls how to make miniature paintings for their dollhouse, write a story for their doll, and use a sewing machine to make doll outfits. Free. 3-5 p.m., Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd.

Got an event you’d like to add? Let us know at webeditor@hyattsvillelife.com. Keep up to date on events during the week by checking out our online calendar, featured on the HL&T homepage.