Hyattsville Happenings: Sept. 23-25

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

Friday, Sept. 23:

Coffee Cupping: The weekly coffee cuppings are a great way to learn more about coffee, broaden your understanding of origins, flavors, aromas, enhance your palate, and try a wide variety of coffees in one sitting. We love to share our passion for coffee and this very relaxed setting creates a great environment for anyone to learn, question, and experiment in. Free, 1 p.m., Vigilante Coffee

Sunset Movie Series: Bring your chairs or blanket and enjoy a family-friendly, free movie at Heurich Park. “Zootopia” (PG) will start at 7 p.m., 2800 Nicholson Street

BYOB Street Art: Let loose with spray paint or acrylic paint at Just Rock with a rocking instructor. Come on out, work on some art, try something new, meet like-minded individuals. 21+ (must show ID). Please email info@justrockenterprises.com for sessions; no drop-ins. $20, 6-7 p.m., 4344 Farragut Street, 2nd Floor

Saturday, Sept. 24:

College and Career Readiness Summit: Join PGCPS for their 4th Annual Middle and High School college readiness summit. Universities will be on hand to speak with students about college. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Northwestern High School

Busboys Book Club: The Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville meets on the last Saturday of every month in the Zinn Room, 9 a.m., Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville

Speak Up Community Planning / Levanta Su Voz y Planea Su Comunidad: All residents are invited to help plan Hyattsville’s future. Please join your neighbors at the visioning sessions that will help shape the city’s next Community Sustainability Plan. Translation between English and Spanish will be available, and sign language translation is available with advance request. Come share your voice and vision! Doors Open at 9:30 a.m., session starts at 10 a.m., City Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street

Rockin Tots: Are you looking for something cool, musical and rockin’ for your toddlers in the neighborhood? Well, look no more: Just Rock will be hosting a weekly Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me toddler music class called Rockin Tots. Your young artists will get a chance to get a little exposure in voice, piano, drums, beatboxing all while jamming out with the coolest moms or dads ever, soon to be toddler bandmates and one of our Just Rock Artist Instructors. Every Saturday starting September 24th (excluding holiday weekends); $15 per rockin tot and $10 per rockin tot sibling (per class). Monthly deals $50 per month per toddler and $35 extra per month per sibling. Register 24 hours in advance; no drop-ins. Ages 0-5. 10-10:45 a.m.; Just Rock Studio, 4344 Farragut Street 2nd Floor

This Old Warehouse 2016: Community Forklift will host “This Old Warehouse,” a free fall festival. Meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, and attend free workshops on topics like wood window restoration and electrical systems in old homes. There will be sales on architectural salvage, appraisal advice, live music — featuring local band Blue Plains, and lunch from Urban Bumpkin BBQ, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Community Forklift

National Public Lands Day: The city invites volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day at one of our local parks. Events will be held at the following locations: Volunteers will plant and harvest at Emerson Street Food Forest; Volunteers will remove non-native invasive plants at Magruder Park; Volunteers will remove trash and debris at University Hills Duck Pond. To register, please contact Colleen Aistis at 301-985-5057 or caistis@hyattsville.org10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spanish-English Ready 2 Read Storytime: Stories, Fingerplays, and songs will be presented in Spanish and English. Edades 3 a 5. Se presentarán cuentos, actividades de “Fingerplay,” y canciones en inglés y español. Ages 3-5, 11-11:30 a.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Reception for Andrew Wohl: Join us for a reception to celebrate the Solo Wall exhibition of Andrew Wohl. 1-3 p.m., PGPCC, 6600 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville

Chess/Checkers Club: Learn to play or improve your game. All ages are welcome! Bring your own set or play with one of ours. 1-2:30 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Community Craft Party: Share some love with the community during this open house style craft party. Use all the things (including felt, paper, yarn, fabric, ribbon, markers and stamps) to craft a message #craftivism style. Use the supplies of your choice to craft a palm size message that begins with the words, “You Are” and includes the hashtag #YASVB on the back. No prior crafting experience needed! Tools and supplies will be provided, but you’re also welcome to bring supplies to use or to share. Free, but please RSVP. 1-4 p.m.; 5346 46th Avenue

Children’s Author Reading at Robert Harper Books: Award-winning author Mary Amato (“The Word Eater,” “Our Teacher is a Vampire,” “The Riot Brother Series,” and many more) will read from her funny new series and get kids excited about reading and writing with an interactive game. All ages welcome. Refreshments will be provided. 2 p.m., Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave.

Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta: A celebration featuring local community resources, music, and a live performance! Light refreshments representing a variety of Latin American cultures will be served. Fiesta del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: ¡Acompañenos para una celebración con recursos de la comunitarios, música, y una actuación en vivo! Se servirán meriendas representando una variedad de culturas de América Latina. All ages, 2-4 p.m., Hyattsville Branch Library

Carnival-Style Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser for 3-year-old cancer warrior Michael Sipe: There will be lots of carnival games and free play and hot dogs and cupcakes for a donation. Free play highlights include: backyard playground with curly slide, toddler rollercoaster, sidewalk chalk, beanbag toss, fishing for prizes, costume chest.  Scheduled events include: Magic show performed by our neighborhood 10 year old magicians, facepainting (confirmation pending), limbo contest and an adult vs. kids dance-off. If plans to block the street off are approved, we will have a scooter/tricycle/rollerblade/wagon friendly street without cars. Please RSVP to TeamMichaelHyattsville@gmail.com., 4-7 p.m., Carrollton Terrace

Sunday, Sept. 25:

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence: University United Methodist, in connection with the University of Maryland School of Music and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and in partnership with the nationwide Concert Across America, is hosting a concert to remember and honor the victims of America’s gun violence epidemic. With performances from Aldersgate Choir, Buck Lodge Middle School, the University of Maryland School of Music and Taratibu Youth Association, we will be singing for peace to raise the volume on the national effort to save lives from gun violence. This event is open to the public, attendees need not subscribe to any particular faith or political affiliation. Join us as we come together to end gun violence, advocate for justice and usher in peace. Free, 3 p.m., 3621 Campus Drive, College Park

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