CPRC Spring Break!



Spring Break (believe it or not) is coming up and thankfully we have some Cheverly residents who have spent time planning activities for the mom’s/dad’s and little ones. If you are a mom but haven’t signed up for CPRC, this is what you are missing. I think I met some of my first Cheverly friends at open gym in the winter. I know their playgroups have been a huge help for my nanny and for my children. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about right now, check out the Cheverly Parenting Resource Center’s website. CPRC has a board and each member has a special role. These ladies spend lots of time volunteering so that frankly, you don’t feel alone as a mom/dad. So become a member and then sign up for some of these fun activities! Thank you, CPRC for all you do.

Wednesday, April 1st Bounce House Super Playgroup – 9:30-11:30am

Location: Cheverly Town Gym, 6401 Forest Rd, Cheverly MD 20785

Cost: Free!

Contact: Becca Watson (playgroup@cheverlyparent.org)

If you have a bounce house, BRING IT.  In our kick-off event, we want to fill the gym with as many bouncy castles as there are in Cheverly!!!  We’ll supply the CPRC one, of course.  Feel free to bring a snack to share!


Thursday, April 2nd College Park Aviation Museum – 9:30-11:30am Location: 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740

Cost: $2 per participating child, $3 per adult

Contact: Laura Frese (events@cheverlyparent.org)

Special Notes: Depending on the size of our group, we may divide up into two tour groups based on the ages of children present.  I’ll be in touch as we get closer to the event!

Join us for an exclusive tour of the College Park Aviation Museum!  Children will get to climb inside a plane, learn about aircraft from history, play with paper airplanes, and more!

For more information: http://www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com/home.htm


Friday, April 3rd

Ice Skating at Bowie Ice Arena – 9-11am

Location: 3330 Northview Dr, Bowie, MD 20716

Cost: $4 per child, $4.50 per adult skating ($3 for member kids) Contact: Laura Frese (events@cheverlyparent.org)

Special Notes: Skate rentals available for $3.  Rental skates start at toddler size 6.  Some protective gear recommended for children or new skaters, such as bike helmets, gloves, snow pants.  Dress warmly because it’s ice 😉

Come out and skate with us!  Winter will be over, but skating in spring is just as fun!  Bowie Ice Arena is in Allen Pond Park, near Bowie Town Center.  Their public skating session runs from 9-11am, so please arrive no later than 9:15 to get the $1 off group rate!  Afterwards, there is a great playground for the kids to enjoy.  Feel free to bring a picnic!


Monday, April 6th

Destination: Playground – 9:30-11:30am

Location: TBD

Cost: Free!

We’re still putting the details together on this one, and potentially looking for a member to act as a “host”.  If you’ve got a suggestion for a great, non-Cheverly playground, email me (events@cheverlyparent.org)


Tuesday, April 7th

Animal Life on the Farm – 9:45-11:30am Location: 6411 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Cost: Free!

Contact: Natalie Pappas (webmaster@cheverlyparent.org)

Special Notes: This event has a maximum of 20 children allowed.  Please reserve your tickets ASAP!

Meet the cow, take a hayride, and learn about your favorite farm animals at the “Animal Life on the Farm” program! This event is geared towards the Pre-K to 1st grade age group.  Please arrive at 9:45am to allow time to walk up to the Visitor Barn and check in with the group. Remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes!  There is a picnic area at the park, and National Harbor and the Tanger Outlets (and its outdoor play area) are nearby, so feel free to pack a lunch!


Wednesday, April 8th

Open Gym at Silver Stars Gymnastics – 11am-12pm

Location: 14201 Woodcliff Ct, Bowie, MD 20720 Cost: $6 per child ($5 for members) Contact: Laura Frese (events@cheverlyparent.org)

Crazy, trampoline, balance beam, run-around fun is in store for you at Silver Stars!  Located just down Rt. 50 in Bowie, the gym will be totally open to CPRC members for this special event.  There is a “little kids” area with obstacle courses for preschoolers, and a “big kids” area with trampolines, floor space, and gym equipment for older ones!


Thursday, April 9th

Washington Youth Garden at the National Arboretum – 10-11:30am

Location: 3501 New York Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Cost: $6 per child ($5 for members)

Contact: Deb Bouvier (deb.bouvier@gmail.com)

Special Notes: This event has a maximum of 30 children allowed.  Please reserve your tickets ASAP!

Learn all about plants and how they affect our lives on the “Garden Basics” guided tour at the Youth Garden. This event is geared towards ages 3 and up, but younger children are welcome.


Friday, April 10th

Cathy and Marcy Concert! – 10am Location: Cheverly Town Gym, 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly MD 20785

Cost: $15 per family ($12 for members in advance) Contact: Deb Bouvier (deb.bouvier@gmail.com)

Special Note: Tickets to this event will be sold separately.  We have 20 copies of Cathy and Marcy’s book/CD set, Sing to Your Baby: Love Songs and Sing Plays for New Families, to give away as part of our event.  More details to follow!

Join us in a participatory musical experience with GRAMMY winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (www.cathymarcy.com).  They will lead us in songs we can sing together for all ages- babies on up through pre-school, and if your older children are there, they’ll have fun too.  Sing along with the BANJO, UKULELE, GUITAR and other instruments.  Cathy & Marcy’s focus IS participation, and helping parents become the voice their children identify with most.

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