For half a century, Adelphi Pool has served as a summertime destination for local families. Surrounded by trees and rolling hills, visitors lounge on the hill that overlooks the giant pool or head down to the deck to grab a chair and recline under an umbrella. The private facility features an Olympic-sized lap pool, 11-foot deep-diving well, and water slide, along with a fenced-in 30'x30' wading pool for little ones and people terrified of pool sharks. There's also a newly built bathhouse that features a snack bar, handicap-accessible locker rooms, and showers. To shake up summer weeks, the facility hosts evening events specifically geared toward families, teens, and pre-teens.
Movement is medicine for Sunyatta Amen, proprietor and head instructor at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio. She expresses this philosophy through an eclectic menu of group classes such as Urban Fusion Belly Dance, Zumba, and Brazilian Samba Workout. During classes, students gain confidence as they shimmy hips and undulate bellies through each 60- to 90-minute workout.
Don't limit yourself to one entree — at Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar, you can sample a range of small plates (and share with your friends!). Dieters beware — Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar does not offer low-fat cuisine. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar can easily accommodate large groups or parties.
Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar draws a good-sized crowd on weeknights as workers head over after leaving the office. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Or, take your grub to-go.
For those who wish to avoid traffic, Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Takoma Metro (Red). Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
The average check at Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
At Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, everyone is welcome—whether you're an aspiring professional dancer or just looking to have a good time while learning dance moves beyond the Macarena. Adults break a sweat in Zumba, African dance fitness, and stretching and toning classes, while younger students master ballet positions, tap steps, and leaps and turns. All the while, Princess Mhoon and her staff craft a welcoming environment that balances serious study with light-hearted fun. It's not just the students who sing Princess Mhoon Cooper's praises—the instructor and choreographer has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Dance magazine honored her in a 2006 list of 25 to watch.