Tag Archives: 2012

City of Bowie International Festival is Tomorrow, 10/6

For the past several years our cluster has participated in the City of Bowie International Festival.  It is a wonderful event that brings thousands of people from all over the area who want to sample a variety of cultures from around the globe.  We provide free children’s activities.  Some years our  we have had over 700 children visit our booth!!!

It looks like we will have a nice fall day tomorrow and let’s hope the rain stays away.

Depending on when you stop by, you might join us to do one of the following:

  • writing your name in Thai
  • learning the colors in various languages
  • map games
  • flag games
  • temporary tattoos
  • getting your hand painted with the flag of Mexico, Italy, Peru, Colombia or Germany

The City of Bowie International Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11 am-5pm at Allen Pond Park, Northview Drive, Bowie, MD 20716.

This event is FREE, Family-Friendly and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

White House Easter Egg Roll 2012 – Enter the Ticket Lottery

From the White House website:

“On Monday April 9, 2012, the First Family will host the134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme is “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move” and more than 35,000 people will be joining us on the South Lawn for games, stories, cooking demonstrations and, of course, the traditional egg roll on the Lawn. Starting at 10 am EST on March 1 you can click here to enter the lottery and win a chance to join the fun (lottery opens on March 1 at 10 am EST and closes at 10 am EST on March 5, 2012).”

Enter for your chance to win a ticket to join the fun! Here is a picture of Ingrid at the Easter Egg Roll last year.

What is the White House Easter Egg Roll? (answer from recreation.gov)

“The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, D.C. would flock to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling and a day of activities. Members of Congress grew tired of the growing crowds and passed an Act of Congress which prohibited egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes was approached by young children to use his backyard to roll eggs. Nearly every Easter since, the White House has invited young children to roll eggs on the White House lawn.

Today, the Easter Egg Roll has grown from a few local children rolling eggs on the White House Lawn to become the largest event held at the White House, filled with live entertainment, sports and interactive cooking demos. And, of course, the traditional rolling of the Easter eggs.”