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Posted on: November 18, 2020

The editors would like to thank Route One Fun for help in compiling this College Park holiday shopping guide. For the full list of shops along the Route 1 corridor, visit

Gift Card Drive. Contact Rev. Mark Garrett at co************@co*****.net to donate to the Church of the Nazarene’s holiday gift card giveaway. The drawing for the giveaway will take place on Dec. 19 at the College Park Community Food Bank. 

Holiday Works-on-Paper Sale. Purchase a print, and you’ll also support Greater Riverdale Cares and Route 1 Communities Care. Every $10 you spend will buy a healthy meal for someone in need and help a local artist, too. To see the works for sale, go to

Christmas Trees. Trees to sparkle up your home at the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 8811 60th Ave., and North Star Christmas Trees, 11120 Cherry Hill Rd., Beltsville. 

Hair + Space Blowdry and Beauty Bar. Gifts for that special woman in your life! Everything hair-and-nails you could imagine, gift cards, and more. For details, email in**@ha**********.com or call 240.764.8312. 

Bananas Hair Salon. From a wash-and-go cut, to a blowout or creative color, Bananas will meet your cut and styling needs. For more information, visit or call 301.277.4500.

Vigilante Coffee. From gift cards, to coffee subscriptions to grounds, Vigilante Coffee, with locations in College Park and Hyattsville, offers great gift selections. For more information, go to or call 301.200.3110.

College Park Bicycles & Proteus Bicycles. VIsit one of College Park’s bicycle shops and give the gift of cycling! College Park Bicycles is at 7301 Baltimore Ave. (301.864.3211), and Proteus is in the Hollywood Shopping Center at 9827 Rhode Island Ave. (301.441.2928).

Stripe 3 Adidas. Shop College Park’s local Adidas store and receive a 20% discount with the code “strong”. For more information, go to or call 301.779.8833.


On-going classes and events

OpenBarre. College Park’s fitness studio offers virtual classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and outdoor classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Start your 3-day free trial for virtual classes today! For more information, go to

Numi Yoga. Daily livestreamed yoga classes. Visit for registration information and locations and times for outdoor classes which still meet, weather permitting.

Gentle and Advanced Chair Yoga. Online and outdoor yoga classes to increase resilience, improve fitness and promote mindfulness. No experience needed and first class free. For more information and to register, email yo********@gm***.com. 

Friday Dance Workshops. Join instructor Karen Stewart, of Jessie’s Soul Line Dancers, every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. for step-by-step instruction and dance along to soul, gospel, and pop music. For more information, go to

Draw Like a Famous Artist. Join artist Racquel Keller and explore the techniques of a famous artist in this free virtual workshop sponsored by the College Park Arts Exchange. Dec. 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Visit for more information.

Saturday Tap Dance Workshops. Free virtual tap workshop with instructor Elizabeth Gardner every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Email in**@cp**.org for more information and to register.

Belly Dance Livestream. Join the College Park Arts Exchange for a free virtual dance concert on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Come for the show, stay for the dance party finale. Visit for more information.

Smile Herb Shop Classes. Need more smiles these days? Join a virtual class and explore the magic of healing herbs! For a full list of classes and more information, go to

College Park Community Library Book Club. The library’s book club meets on Jan. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia. Email Carol Munn at do*****@ms*.com for more information. 

Virtual Book Club. The College Park Arts Exchange book club will discuss The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, by Helen Russell on Dec. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Email in**@cp**.org for more information and to register.

From the Editors:

The College Park Here & Now is proud to be your local news outlet. You hear from us every month — we send you a lot of words — and now we want to hear from you!  We’re inviting you to participate in a community art project that we’ve got in the works — an art installation filled with the words of College Park residents. So tell us, What is important to you, here & now? Interpret this question any way you wish — no word limit, and you can submit as many responses as you’d like.

Please email your responses to La**********@gm***.com



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