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Celebration of Spring

  • Date: 05/16/2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
  • Location: VIRTUAL

Join us for a Celebration of Spring!
We have music, Featured Athlete Series, floral-themed crafts, a magic show and more!

Contact: Frank Jones,


Saturday, May 16, 2:00pm

Join us for a fun afternoon featuring music, magic, art, a local star interview, and the launch of Quarantine Crazy, a comedy reality series featuring Greenbelt Recreation Coordinator Brian Butler. A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants to access the live music and magic show. 
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Event Schedule:

DJ Angie D Entertainment2:00pm-3:00pm

Spring Music Set performed by DJ Angie D Entertainment

Enjoy a set of classic and contemporary pop and rhythm & blues designed by a local DJ especially for Celebration of Spring


Anthony Ware Magician3:30pm-4:00pm

Magic Show performed by Anthony Ware Entertainment

Be dazzled by the amazing Anthony!




Launches at 2:00pm

Local Star video interview featuring Octavia Jett-Wilson

Octavia grew up at Springhill Lake Recreation Center.  Check out this interview to learn about her college basketball experience and memories.

Launches at 2:00pm

“Quarantine Crazy” reality series featuring Greenbelt Recreation Coordinator Brian Butler. Don’t miss the release of an original comedy series inspired by current quarantine conditions for Brian and family.  Brian has worked at Springhill Lake Recreation Center for twenty years, mentoring and inspiring youth.



prreschool watercolorPreschool Watercolor Flowers and Garlands with Amanda Larsen

Preschoolers explore the versatility and joy of watercolor and then transform their “decorated” paper into flowers or a flower garland. Find more preschool art tutorials in Visual Arts and sign up to attend a weekly virtual show-and-tell with your preschooler.




spring coloringSpring Coloring Pages by Daria Parsa

Color your own dogwood, daffodil or pear blossoms. Did you know all these flowers are in bloom in Maryland in the springtime?! Dogwoods are blooming right now and daffodils and pears are just finishing!




Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley’s Flowers

Kehinde Wiley painted the presidential portrait for President Barack Obama, but he was a famous contemporary artist long before that! Check out some of his work here; look at all the flowers! Then create some of your own Wiley-inspired art:

  • Ask someone to photograph you in front of a flowering bush. Wiley uses portraits and scenes from western art history as inspiration, so don’t forget to strike a regal pose!
  • Collage (cut and glue) a photograph of yourself or a family member or friend along with flowers from magazines, decorative paper or printed images you find online; you can also draw your own floral design as a backdrop for a photo portrait like these students from St. Louis.

tissue paper flowersTissue Paper Flowers with Judy Goldberg-Strassler

See how to make them! If you don’t have tissue paper, try using newspaper, newsprint, thin wrapping paper, crepe paper or streamers. Once you’ve made your flowers, can you think of interesting ways to wear them? Look at ways that people have worn real and artificial flowers around the world.



clay roses

Clay Roses with Gina Denn

Watch the demonstration. Gina uses ceramic clay, but you can use playdough, polymer clay (sculpey or fimo) or air dry clay too! For added inspiration, look at these intricate ceramic flowers by Clare Potter! Can you believe that they are made of clay?





spring botanySpring Botany Lessons with Leah Cohen

For best results, view these slideshows in Chrome, Safari or Firefox. Each one includes hands-on activities!
Photo Scavenger Hunt 
Flower Fairies 
Botanical Illustration 
Discovery Pages



oragamiOrigami Lily with John Cooper and Gina Denn (more challenging)

Follow along with this tutorial. See amazing examples of contemporary origami. Did you know that in Japan, origami is associated with healing from trauma? Read more about it: The Art of Origami: An Art Therapist Explains its History and Use in Trauma Work; How Paper Cranes Became of Symbol of Healing in Japan



Send photos of the art you make to so we can share them online!

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