Things are getting a little messy this weekend–and we aren’t talking about the leftover slush from the recent “snow storm”. Kids and grow-ups can make slime at a fundraising craft session, partake in a painting party, or pick up trash in Maryland (for a freebie zip line ride!). Don’t be shy; roll up those sleeves and dig in!

Photo: kelly taylor via Flickr

Fairfax

Slime Making Class
Learn how to make Glitter Slime and Fluffy Foamy Slime with Hannah at Slimy Hannah. All the materials for the slime will be provided. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. SunEvent details.

Hyattsville

Painting Party
Children and teens, 6-17, are invited to a painting party to enjoy a participatory reading exercise followed by an instructor-led painting session related to the story. Games and refreshments will be provided. SunEvent details.

Savage

Go Green and Scream
Do you love our planet? Do you love adventure? Meet at Terrapin Adventures at 10 a.m. to pick up trash from Savage Park and the banks of the little Patuxent River for 1-1.5 hours and get free zip, swing or jump! SunEvent details.

Chinatown

Smithsonian’s Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. SatEvent details.

Herndon

Drones, Coding and More at STEM Symposium
The K-12 STEM Symposium is a free, exciting and all-day forum that equally engages children, parents, and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields. This year’s Symposium will help children discover new and exciting possibilities in the STEM fields (think: computer coding, space, 3D printing, drones, and connected cars). SatEvent details.

North Bethesda

Sing to your Baby, Cántale a tu Bebé
This musical morning celebrates the release of the Spanish-language version of Sing to Your Baby, Cántale a Tu Bebé, a book and CD by Grammy winning recording artists Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. A bi-lingual music party, musicians will be on hand to perform the Spanish versions of the heart-warming tunes. SatEvent details.

What are you getting into this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady