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Yarn bomb Project Yarn Bomb
Contribute to a community public art project! All ages welcome.Lead artist: Rachel Cross, Artist in Residence
By Wednesday, May 4: Donate flat, colorful knit and crochet items (any shape) at the Greenbelt Coop Supermarket. No loose yarn needed.
Thursday, May 5: Assemble the donated materials. Pre-Sew Party, 6-10pm, Greenbelt Community Center. No experience necessary.
Saturday, May 7: Community Sit and Sew (Installation), 12-4pm. During the Greenbelt Green Man Festival. Meet at the Greenbelt Community Center, east entrance. 
Rachel Cross Artist in Residence Program
Greenbelt Community Center
24-hour access. Approximately 10’ X 17’ plus common areas and sink in a room shared with two other artists. $180.00/month. Write to Nicole DeWald for more information. Applications accepted through May 1 after scheduling a tour by 4/27.

At left: participating artist Rachel Cross in her studio.


Contra Dances
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road
Beginner dance lesson: 6:30pm.
Dancing: 7:00 - 9:45pm.

$10 per person (cash) at the door for ages 18+.
$5 for ages 7-17. Free for ages 6 and under.

Presented with the Greater Washington Folklore Society

Ongoing series. Next dance: May 7.

Interweave exhibit

Art Exhibition
Open daily through June 10. FREE
Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, 15 Crescent Road

Photography by Ronald Beverly andFiber Arts by Elka Stevens
Intricate nature photography for the digital age, plus hand-made garments incorporating photographic imagery.

Bottle cap mural Help Make a Bottle Cap Mural
All ages welcome. Materials provided.Lead artist: Karen Arrington, Artist in Residence

Workshop at the Greenbelt Public Works Open House

555 Crescent Road
Saturday, May 21, 10:30am - 1:30pm 
popsicle stick puzzles

Celebration of Spring
Springhill Lake Recreation Center
6101 Cherrywood Lane. FREE
Saturday, May 21, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Children’s crafts: popsicle stick puzzles and May bouquets
With Artist in Residence Loraine DiPietro
Plus live music, food and more.In case of inclement weather, call 301-474-0646.


Spring Activity Guide

Follow this link to explore classes, special events and much more for all ages in the Greenbelt Recreation Department’s online quarterly publication. Winter classes begin in January. 

All programs are open to both residents and non-residents of Greenbelt. Registration is open for all patrons.

Kids dancing Summer Stagecraft Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
June through August. FREE
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road
Applications accepted now through July; please apply at your earliest opportunity.

Have fun making costumes and props for the 2016 Creative Kids Camp production, “Summer Circus”.

Internships available for ages 15-17; 2-week minimum commitment. Adult volunteers also invited, no minimum commitment. Prior art or sewing experience welcome but not required.

View the program description here.
 Lenore Thomas Straus Greenbelt Museum Exhibition
Ongoing. Open daily. FREE
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road

The Knowing Hands that Carve this Stone:
The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus

Learn about the artist who created the iconic Mother and Child statue in Roosevelt Center, the bas reliefs on the facade of the Community Center and much more!

2016 Festival of Lights Juried Art and Craft Fair: Applications Welcome
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road
Crafters, writers, musicians, filmmakers, youth and non-profit groups: applications for booth space at this year’s show will be considered on a rolling through basis through September 30. Fair takes place December 3 and 4. Information and applications.
At left: lantern by Janet Evander.