December 8, 2013
- Snow days! Deals, Giveaways and more!
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- I’m Dreaming of a GREEN Christmas
- Looking for Childcare Options During Winter Break?
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Happy Sunday! I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful snow. My son has been having so much fun throwing snow balls and sledding in our neighborhood. Now that the snow has changed over to more ice, we figure it is a great time for hot chocolate, making cookies and sitting by a warm fire.
I wanted to alert any LEGO or Disney Princess fans that Zulily has both on sale today and there are some amazing deals! I picked up two Ninjago ...
Perfect for Parents Night Out or Date Night!
These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun
These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie ...
- Clip board (or make one using the directions below)
- Your child's list of sight words
- Post-it notes, index cards or card stock
Quick tips to make your holidays more eco-friendly and economical
3 hour drop-off program during Winter Break for kids ...
Where: White Flint Mall, North Bethesda, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (2nd Wednesday of each month)Who: Ages 1-6.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Where: Paisano's Pizza, 824 Muddy Branch Road, GaithersburgWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Just show up!Cost: The cost of your meal. Remember, kids eat free with the purchase of adult entree.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Also on 12/14)Who: Ages 2-5.How: To register, call 240-314-8770.Cost: Residents $8, non-residents $10.
Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 - Metropolitan Ballet's 25th Annual Production of The Nutcracker
Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center 51 Mannakee Street Montgomery College, Rockville, MDWhen: Various performance dates/times at www.mbtdance.orgWho: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!How: Order tickets at 301-762-1757 or online.Cost: Adults in advance: $22 Students/Seniors in advance: $18 Group Rate in advance (10+ tickets to same performance): $17 All tickets at the door: $25For more info: Visit website.
Where: My Gym Kentlands, 620 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Children 2.5 yrs and upHow: RSVP by calling 301-926-5969Cost: $30. Or sign up for 4 sessions for $100!
Where: My Gym Kentlands, 620 Center Point Way Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Children under 12 years are welcome to attend and must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian.How: Just show up!Cost: $10 per child for Open Play and pizza! $5 for parents who wish to eat.For more info: Children go barefoot, parents wear socks
Where: My Gym Bethesda, 5110 Ridgefield Rd. @River Rd., Across from Whole Foods, Bethesda, MD 20816When: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Second event from 6:15-7:15pm.)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Sign up in advance, space is limited! Call 301-652-2820.Cost:$10 for members; $15 for non-members
Where: My Gym Potomac, Located in Cabin John Mall, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: For Potty Trained KidsHow: Space is limited-Reserve your spot! Reservations required. Call to reserve your spot - 301-983-5300Cost: $30 for members; $35 for non-members; $20 per additional sibling.
Where: The National Theatre in Washington, DCWhen: 9:30 AM (Second show at 11am)Who: Ages 4+.How: Seating is limited!! Tickets are Required, and are distributed without charge one half-hour prior to performance, on a first-come first-served basis, one ticket only, to each person standing in line. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains present for the entire performance.Cost: FREE!For more info: Saturday Morning at the National has been sponsored exclusively since its inception by
Marriott International, Inc. and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Inc. Visit the website.
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane (located in Rock Creek Regional Park), Rockville, Maryland 20855When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 8+.How: Visit www.ParkPASS.org to register or call Meadowside Nature Center at 301-258-4030, from Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. No registration required, but please call in advance if you are bringing a group.Cost: Free
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Every Saturday)Who: Ages 2+.How: No registration required.Cost: Free!
When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3+.How: Please register at ParkPASS.orgCost: $5
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane (located in Rock Creek Regional Park), Rockville, Maryland 20855When: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM (Every Saturday)Who: Ages 2+.How: No registration required.Cost: Free!
Where: Thomas Farm Community Center, at 700 Fallsgrove Drive, RockvilleWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Pre-teens and teens, grades 3-6.How: Pre-register online or pay at the door (space permitting)Cost: Pre-registration is $7 residents and $10 non-residents. The fee at the door is $10 residents and $15 nonresidents beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive Rockville, MD 20850When: 10:00 AMWho: Preschool-aged children and their parents.How: Just show up. Tickets available at the door.Cost: The fee is $2 per child and a daily fee ($6 Rockville residents / $8 Non-Residents) or membership for the adult.
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane (located in Rock Creek Regional Park), Rockville, Maryland 20855When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-5.How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here.Cost: $5.
Where:Noyes Library for Young Children, 10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD 20895When: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Second show from 10:15-10:45am.)Who: Preschool (3 to 6), Toddler, BabyHow: Due to our small program space, registration is REQUIRED! Register by phone, online or when you're in the library. THANK YOU!!Cost: Free
Where: Inside the Library, 1st floor, Rockville Town SquareWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Every 3rd Tuesday of the month)Who: Everyone welcome!How: You can just show up, or register online to be added to their newsletter for updates.Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit the website.
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Different topic on 1/15.)Who: Ages 2-3.How: Register online.Cost: $5
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 4-6.Cost: $5
Where: The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg’s premiere cultural arts facility, is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg.When: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (First & Third Thursdays of the month through June 19, 2014)Who: Pre-school agedHow: Just show up! Pay at the door.Cost: $3 per child. Adults are free.For more info: For more information call 301-258-6394 or visit the website.
Where: Located in the Atrium of Cabin John Mall, Potomac, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (1st & 3rd Friday each month)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: All activities subject to change without notice. When Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Cabin John Kids activities will be canceled.
Where: My Gym PotomacWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Drop off for kids 6-13How: Call to reserve your spot 301-983-5300Cost: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $10 Siblings
Where: At Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Ages 10+Cost: $8
When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 3+.Cost:$5. Please register all participants; fee is for children only.For more info: Adults must accompany children.
Where: My Gym Kentlands, 620 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Second session 4:30-5:30pm on limited days. No Free Play on the 25th, 28th or 29th.)Who: All ages welcome!How: Just show up! No rsvp necessary.Cost: Free Plays are free for those who are currently enrolled in classes. $10 per child otherwise, $5 for siblings.For more info: This is not a drop off event. Parents must stay and supervise. Parents need socks, kids go barefoot.
Monday, December 23rd 10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, December 24th 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, December 26th 10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm
Friday, December 27th 10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm
Monday, December 30th 10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, December 31st 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: My Gym Kentlands located at 620 Center Point Way, Gaitheresburg, MD 20878When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Afternoon session: 1:30-4:30pm. No camp on 25th, 28th or 29th.)Who: Children 2.5 yrs and up are welcome. Children must be potty-trained.How: Call to reserve your spot! 301-926-5969Cost: Camp Rates: $40 per child, Siblings are 20% off. Non-members may attend Camp for an additional $5 per child.For more info: Please provide your child with a nut-free snack to bring.
Where: My Gym Potomac 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (No camp on 25th, 28th or 29th.)Who: Potty trained children. We split the children into 2 different age groups so each child is challenged appropriately.How: Call to reserve your space: 301-983-5300Cost: Camp is $40 for members/$45 for non-members, $25 for siblings per 1/2 day camp.
A great, free or low cost way to keep your kids entertained!
Do you need to get the kids out of the house? Too hot, or cold, or rainy to go outside to play? Here is a list of local businesses that offer free or low cost weekly story times or open gyms. I suggest arriving early as these events are very popular and fill up quickly. If you find any of these need updating, please let me know right away at [email protected]. Also, since we're heading into summer, you may want to call and confirm these as several ...
(Some deals are for discounted kids meals, or activity nights at local restaurants)
Be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant - offers can change at any time!! Most of these deals are not valid with any other promotion or discount. Updated 9/22/13
- Mama Lucia's Pasta Night - Order one pasta entree regular price and get a second for $4 Dine In or Carryout 5-10pm (Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Frederick & Silver Spring locations)
- Ambrosia Grill - Buy 2 entrees and get 1 kids meal free 5-9pm
- Denny's - Kids eat free after 4pm
- Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse - 1 free kid ...
Best for Ages 4-12.
November 29-December 29
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