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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cheverly Day (aka The Most Wonderful Day of the Year!)

Cheverly Day is fast-approaching on Saturday, May 22, and if you live in town, or in the local area, it is a must-attend family-friendly event! The festivities kick off with the Cheverly Day Dance (aka the Cheverly Prom) on Friday evening. I won't be writing more about that because: first, it is sold out; and second, it is an un-family friendly event because no kids are allowed. (Don't fear, though, Cheverly Day features lots of family-friendly music and dance opportunities!)

All activities take place in and around the Cheverly Town Hall and Cheverly Town Park, located at 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, MD.

Saturday kicks off with the Cicada Crunch and continues with the infamous East v. West Softball Game at 11am (arrive early to warm-up; the organizers plan to start promptly this year, breaking all past Cheverly Day traditions!)

By 11:30 you can indulge in fantastic food and at noon it's time to start drinking the St. Ambrose Men's Club Beer Garden!

Information tables hosted by local groups, organizations--and, I venture to guess, numerous political candidates--will be open from 1pm-6pm. For the second year in a row, the Cheverly Parent Resource Center will host a "Tots Corner" during this time as well. This is a welcome space just for younger children who may be a bit overwhelmed by the action of the midway.

Speaking 1pm head over to the tennis courts which will be transformed into a carnival midway for lots of fun games for the kids. Buy your Cheverly Day t-shirt there early. It's extra-cute this year and is expected to sell out. Games close down at 5pm.

Between 2 and 4pm you and your kids can get up close to some raptors (birds of prey) demonstrated by Watkins Park staff members.

At 6pm, head over to the Community Center Gym for a new-this-year Family Dance Party with DJ Iana.

Yes, enjoying all that is Cheverly Day is is a marathon, not a sprint. (Unless, that is, you hope to claim first place in the Cicada Crunch!).

But wait! There's more! Check back tomorrow for all the details about the live music and fireworks!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cheverly Day Cicada Crunch: Register today!

Do you remember 2004? The year of the 17-year cicadas? Remember how they landed on your head and crunched under your feet?

That was the same summer the Cheverly Day 5K run was born and the runners dubbed the event the "Cicada Crunch" -- a name that has stuck!

Since then, runners from all over the region have come to Cheverly to take part in the annual event. The infamous hills of Cheverly make it especially challenging--and oh-so-rewarding! Another reward is knowing that your registration fee benefits a wonderful local organization, the Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek, which helps to protect an important tributary to the Anacostia River.

The 2010 Cicada Crunch will take place on Saturday, May 22 at 10am. Registration is only $25 for the 5K ($5 off for Prince George's Running Club members) and only $10 for the 2K walk. Kids 12 and under doing the 2K walk are free!

Visit the Cicada Crunch website for all the details, race (and elevation!) maps and to register! (On-site registration will be accepted as well.)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Seussical the Musical presented by the Cheverly Young Actors Guild

Buy your tickets today!! The Cheverly Young Actors Guild is presenting Seussical the Musical this Thursday through Sunday at the Cheverly Publick Playhouse. The show, which is performed by local children ages 5 and up, is led by the Cat and the Hat who takes the audience on a romp through Seuss classics.

Show times:

Thursday, May 13 at 7:3opm
Friday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 15 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 16 at 2pm and 6:30pm

Purchase Tickets:

Call the box office at 301-277-1710 to purchase tickets

$10 children 12 and under
$12 students and seniors
$14 adults

All patrons, including infants, must have a ticket.

Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20785

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