Friday, July 13, 2012
Jazz Festival, History Playground Top off Exciting Weekend
There's lots going on this weekend to help you have a good weekend.
First up, if you like music, there's plenty of it. The Lake Arbor Jazz Festival (http://lakearborjazz.com/) will be going strong starting at noon Saturday. Acts performing include Yvonne Johnson, Marcus Young and Frederic Yonnet, as well as the bands On Kee, Secret Society and Frame Werk. The festival is FREE and on the grounds of the Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way in Mitchelville.
If you like local history, also on Saturday check out the Blast in the Past: Hands on History Playground at the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel. The event just costs $1 per person and provides access to the grounds where they will be offering hands on demonstrations of what life was like 200 years ago. A lot of fun, and closer than Williamsburg!
It's going to creep back up in the heat this weekend, as well, so fun activities, like checking out the new Ice Age flick or going to the Newseum, might be fun. The Newseum is running its kids-get-in-free special, so any paying adult can bring up to 6 kids with them at no additional cost.
Also, today you can get a free chilled Refresher beverage from Starbucks from Noon to 3 pm. Details are here.
That's all for now. Hope you have a great weekend.