February 14, 2011
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FIRST A NOTE ABOUT WINNING PRIZES FROM MAC KID ROCKVILLE-GAITHERSBURG. Please take a moment to read this!!! I work very hard at bringing you great giveaways every week, but I have noticed that while tons of you enter the giveaways, a lot of you forget to read this section the next week to see if you have won. I post the winner's info here and on our facebook page. Once the winners are posted in the newsletter, you have 48 hours to e-mail me to claim your prize. If ...
Well, it's that time of the year again. When the cold and flu bugs are running rampant and spreading like wildfire. So, how do we fight these ever-pervasive little monsters that plague our children's bodies with aches, chills, coughs, fevers and a slew of other symptoms?
These are just a few practical, every-day tips, that may help save a few missed school (and work) days for your family.
1. Wash, wash, wash - yes, I know. We have all heard it a million times, but it is true. One ...
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Directions: Slice dates open but not all the way in half and fill with cream cheese. Cut cheddar cheese into triangle pieces for feet and beak. Add your jimmies or mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Yummy!
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Where: The Arts Barn 311 Kent Square Road, GaithersburgWhen: 8:00 PM (Show is at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2pm on Sundays)Who: This show is recommended for audiences aged 17 and older.How: For more information and tickets call 301-258-6394 or visit online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.Cost: $18 Nonresidents / $16 City of Gaithersburg Residents
Where: Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814When: 1:30 PM ((Multiple days & show times))Who: Ages 6+How: Buy tickets onlineCost: $10-$22For more info: Visit the website or call (301)280-1660.
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #126821.Cost: $5
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #126759.Cost: $5
Where: Verizon Center, 601 F St., NW, Washington, DCWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: Buy tickets online.Cost: $14.50-$85
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 2-4.How: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: Richard Montgomery HS, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr., Rockville 20852When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All Montgomery County parents.How: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 2-3.5How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $6 residents, $7 non-residents
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 (1st and 3rd Thursdays every month)Who: Preschool agedHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: For more information call 301-258-6394 or visit the website.
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: 3-6 yearsHow: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: Toy Kingdom, 36 Maryland Ave., Unit C, Rockville, MDWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Also on 2/20 from1-3pm)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMWho: All agesHow: Register by calling 240-314-8770.Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents.For more info: Visit the website.
Where: National Building Museum, Washington, DCWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMWho: Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 5 to 13 with adult supervision.How: Rsvp online.Cost: Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested.For more info: For more info, click here.
Where: Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MDWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Shaare Torah in the Lakelands (1409 Main Street, Gaithersburg)When: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: If you are interested in attending, email Jessy Smith at [email protected] and she can give you instructions on sending in payment if you want to purchase tickets in advance.Cost: $5 per child if reserved in advance, or at the door: $3 for the movie only, and limited snack packs will be available for purchase for $3 extra (so you save $1 by reserving in advance on both the movie and snack pack).
Where: Strathmore, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up.Cost: Free
When: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 6-9How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $15; Sign up the grandkids; grandparents are free!
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6.How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here. Program #126823.Cost: $5
Learn about the natural history of coyotes, their impact on the environment and strategies for living with these wild creatures.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 16+.How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: FREE
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #126761.Cost: $5
Where: Lake Marion Community Center 8821 E Village Ave, Montgomery Village, MDWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.montgomeryvillage.com
- 2/26- Tom Crowl and his sassy friends
- 3/5- Comedian Uncle Ty-Rone and a box full of fun!
Where: The National Theatre in Washington, DCWhen: 9:30 AM (9:30 & 11am shows)Who: All families welcomeHow: 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: My Gym Kentlands, 620 Center Point Way, GaithersburgWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Buy tickets online or at the door (space permitting). We'll have a list of names and how many tickets you bought at the door so there is no need to print anything out.Cost: $10 per ticket (everyone needs a ticket regardless of age).For more info: As of tonight, there are about 45 tickets remaining. Please buy your tickets online to ensure you'll be able to join us!
Where: Potomac Pizza Kentlands 625 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just head over to Potomac Pizza and dine in or carry out between 5 and 9pm on the 26th.Cost: The cost of your food.
Where: Patriot Center, Fairfax, VAWhen: 12:30 PM (2nd show at 3:30pm)Who: EveryoneHow: Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEATCost: $50.00, $33.00 and $22.00
- Feb. 28: Love
Where: Kentlands Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: Ages 0-5 (siblings welcome)How: We kindly ask that participants RSVP. Please register here.Cost:For more info:
Where: Patriot Center & Verizon CenterWhen: 2:00 PM (Also at 7 PM)Who: EveryoneHow: Tickets are available online at www.harlemglobetrotters.comCost: $25.60 - $138.70 (VIP)For more info: Mac Kid readers can enjoy a special offer by entering the promo code MACKID online when ordering tickets to receive $7 off of select tickets.
Enter to win five tickets here. Please note that the tickets are good for the noon show on 3/4 @the Patriot Center and must be redeemed at the box office three days before the show.
Where: Roberto Clemente Middle School, 18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Closed from 11:30-noon)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show upCost: Cash and checks accepted. $2/adult admission charge at door. MCPOM is a not-for-profit organization.For more info: Due to space constraints and safety concerns, shoppers may not bring strollers into the sale.
For pictures and more information, call 301-419-8008 or send an email to [email protected]
Where: Montgomery County fairgroundsWhen: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (times vary by day.)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up to shop. To consign, visit the website and register.Cost: Free admission. Nominal registration fee to consign.For more info: Visit the Totswap Website! Watch for our Totswap Gift Certificate giveaway next week!
Where: Baltimore, under the Grand Chapiteau, Westport / WaterfrontWhen: 8:00 PM (times vary by date.)Who: EveryoneHow: Buy tickets here.Cost: Adults: $45-$200+; Children 2-12: $28.50-$150+; Students 13+ with student ID, and Seniors 65+: $39.50-$200+For more info: Visit the website. Enter to win a family four pack of tickets by clicking the TOTEM box on the right hand side of the page.
Where: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MDWhen: n/aWho: Everyone!How: Buy tickets here.Cost: $22.50-$37.50For more info: Watch for a family four pack ticket giveaway in the next few weeks!
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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 weekly story times, as well as low cost open gym or play. 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].
- Open play @ Discovery Sports Center- 10am-noon (ages 1-10, $2, infants free)
- Open Gym ...
Be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant - offers can change at any time
- Austin Grill - kids eat free
- Denny's - Kids eat free after 4pm
- Chevy's Fresh Mex - Kids eat free and from 5-9pm you can see Chuckles the Clown!
- Lone Star Steakhouse
- Silver Diner- Kids Club Members get a free milk or yogurt shake between 5 and 8pm. They also offer a different theme and activity or entertainer each week.
- Chick-fil-A - kids eat free
- Lebanese Taverna
- Cheeburger Cheeburger - 1/2 price kids' meal with purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only.
- Chicken Out - kids eat free
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