April 4, 2011
- Events for Kids in Gaithersburg & Rockville!
- Mealtime - By Elizabeth Verdick
- Spring Basket Craft
- Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Review
- Helping Students Make a Successful Transition
- Easter Egg Hunts in Gaithersburg & Rockville
- Spring and Sports
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Weekly Open Gyms & Storytimes
- Kids Eat Free in Rockville & Gaithersburg
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What a busy week! My son started at a new daycare yesterday, I went back to work on a new case yesterday, and we're off to see Cirque du Soleil Totem in Baltimore this week. This week's newsletter has two fun book giveaways for you to enter, a fun craft, advice for juggling Spring and sports, as well as how to help your children transition to college. So, without further adieu...
The winner of the 4 pack of tickets to Imagination Movers is: Megan Peluso!The winner of ...
And A Chance For You To Win One!
I was recently sent a copy of Mealtime, a toddler board book by Elizabeth Verdick. This is the ninth book in the award-winning Toddler Tools series. In this book, kids learn about healthy nutrition and table manners. Mealtime makes yummy-in-the-tummy time simple with phrases kids will remember and repeat, like "We eat our fruits and veggies to grow up strong and healthy." The book covers important mealtime routines from washing hands to trying new foods to sitting still until "Mealtime's done...time for more FUN!"
This book is adorable ...
Here's what you need:
one paper plate
green paint (or basket color you prefer)
craft knife (optional)
cut of ribbon (optional)
Adults, with your craft knife or scissors, cut a semicircle in the paper plate as show in the photo. This will create a "handle" for your basket. Have your child paint the rest of the paper plate. While it is drying, cut out several flowers in different colors. Glue flowers to the inside of the basket "hole" so it looks as though they are ...
And Your Chance to Win a Copy!
Have you ever heard of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer? I will be the first to admit that I really hadn't, esp. since I have an almost 4 year old son and the name made me think this book was tailored to little girls...but let me tell you...I was wrong! This book has become one of my son's favorites so I've had a chance to read it MANY times now.
Children across the globe all have one thing in common: they want to feel loved, safe, and secure ...
from High School to College
Thousands of American teenagers who are now enjoying “life at the top” as high school seniors will soon find themselves navigating a brand-new landscape as college freshmen (or first-year students) in September. Many will find the transition to be an easy and seamless one; the majority will encounter some difficulty that will be ironed out by the end of the academic year or the start of the next one. Others will be unprepared, and unable to adapt to the academic demands of college or to the challenges and temptations of ...
As well as other Bunny Sighting Opportunities near us!
This will be a list in progress. Please feel free to e-mail me if you know of more events at [email protected]
Bunny Hop Tea at The American Dance Institute - 4/10, 2-4pm, $20
Easter Egg Hunt @ the Washingtonian Woods Park (341 Upshire Circle, Gaithersburg) - 4/16, 10am-noon, Free (sponsored by the Gaithersburg/Germantown Jaycees)
16th Annual Bunnyland Festival @ Butler's Orchard, Germantown- 4/16-17, 4/21-23, 4/25, 4/30 & 5/1. 9am-3pm $8 per child, $6 per adult. (This is one of my favorites!!)
For many of us, spring time usually brings loads of sports. Whether it be soccer, baseball, or softball, we spend a lot of time around ball fields. As parents, that can cause a lot of stress, disorganization, and not-so-smart choices. I've compiled a few ways to make it easier and stress-free!
-First off, get your ball player included! If he/she is old enough to play team sports then they are old enough to help out. Hang a chart at their level so they can see when practices and ...
Where: The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812When: 10:00 AM (Times vary by day)Who: Recommended: K – Grade 6How: Purchase tickets online HERECost: $10
Where: Adventure Theatre, Glen EchoWhen: 11:00 AM (dates and times vary)Who: All ages.How: Buy tickets online or by calling 301-634-2270Cost: $15 per personFor more info: FYI-Shows are selling out quick!
Where: 1st Mariner Arena, BaltimoreWhen: 7:00 PM (Various times and dates, check site.)Who: Everyone.How: Buy tickets online.Cost: $7-$110 (Ages 2 and up require a ticket) SAVE $8 in advance using code 8MOM, SAVE $4 day of show using code 4MOMFor more info: Tickets are on sale now. All tickets under the VIP level are 50% off opening night only. No code is necessary to receive this deal. At the Patriot Center in Virginia 4/14-4/24
Where: Montgomery College - Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850When: 11:00 AMWho: Ages 6+How: Purchase tickets online.Cost: Adults $7, Seniors, students & children $6.
Where: Imagination Stage, Bethesda,When: 10:30 AM (weekday and weekend shows at 10:30 & 11:45am)Who: Ages 3+.How: Buy tickets online or at the box office.Cost: $10-$22
- April 6: Carousel Puppets- The Spring Fling
- May 4: Little Tots Kick Off!
Where: At the Washingtonian Center in the lobby of the RIO Center.When: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: visit the website
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135199.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 (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.
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.
- An exclusive viewing party of Minnie's Masquerade before it airs on Disney Junior
- A special craft activity - make your own royal crown
- A fun costume parade where everyone wins a prize!
Where: The Disney Store at Montgomery MallWhen: 4:30 PM (4/8: 4:30 & 6pm; 4/9: 11am & 12:30pm)Who: Ages 3 and up.How: Just show upCost: FREE!For more info: www.disneystore.com; Event limited to a maximum of 25 children per session. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call store for more details.
Where: My Gym Kentlands, 620 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: PNO is for children who are potty-trained up to 9 years old!How: Space is very limited and spots fill quickly! Call to RSVP. 301-926-5969 or e-mail [email protected]Cost: Cost is $30 per child, $10 for siblings! Non-members are $5.00 additional per child.
Where: AMC Rio Cinemas 18
9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, Md. 20878When: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Purchase at the box office on the day of the show.Cost: $4-$6For more info: Visit the website. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM.
Where: Thomas Farm Community Center, RockvilleWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 2+.How: Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Register online.Cost: $5 residents/ $7 non-residents. (Fee applies to each person attending)
Where: Blackrock Center for the Arts, GermantownWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Buy ticketsCost: $12 per person
Where: Montgomery College/Rockville Campus - 51 Mannakee St.When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free admission and parkingFor more info: Visit the website.
Where: Shady Grove MS, 8100 Midcounty Hwy., Gaithersburg 20877When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Auditorium, Rockville 20850When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All Montgomery County parents.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: We will be meeting outside of White Flint Mall at 10:00 a.m. (in front of the glass doors that lead to the mall between Cheesecake Factory and Bertucci's).When: 10:00 AMWho: All parents welcome!How: Space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, April 8th.Cost: Free!
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135701.Cost: $5
When: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Also on 5/4 & 5/25)Who: Ages 7-12.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135203.Cost: $5.
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Also on 5/4)Who: Ages 2-4.How: Register online. Program #135602.Cost: $5
Where: William H. Farquhar MS, 16915 Batchellors Forest Rd., Olney 20832When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Gaithersburg MS, 2 Teachers’ Way, Gaithersburg 20877When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents.Cost: Free! Child care services are provided.
Where: Congressional Plaza 1626 East Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also on: 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8 & 10/13.)Who: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.congressionalplaza.com/mommy/
Where: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Age 18 months-3 years, with parent or caregiver.How: Register online. Use code 11WPC633.Cost: $10 mem./$15 gen. public
There are 2,700 different species of worms in the world. Wiggle down to the Nature Center to learn more about these amazing creatures.
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
In one acre of land there can be as many as a million worms! Join us to unearth the secret lives of these under-soil dwellers.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Ages 3.5-6.How: Register by calling 240-314-8770.Cost: $6 residents, $7 non-residents.For more info: Visit the website.
Where: Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814When: 1:30 PM ((Multiple days & show times))Who: Ages 7+How: Buy tickets onlineCost: $10-$22For more info:
The relationship between predators and their prey is complex. Spend time exploring these important relationships through activities, games and a lab.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MDWhen: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWho: CallHow: To register, call 240-314-8771Cost: $6 for residents, $8 for non-residentsFor more info: Visit the website
Where: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MDWhen: n/aWho: Everyone!How: Buy tickets here.Cost: $22.50-$37.50
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 2-5.How: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required. To register, call 240-314-8770.Cost: Residents $3, non-residents $5.
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Also on 5/14)Who: Ages 2+How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here. Program #135152.Cost: Free
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20851When: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Another session from 6-7pm is also available)Who: All ages.How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $4 residents, $5 non-residents
Where: Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., RockvilleWhen: 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM (Also on 5/14, 5/29, 7/19, 8/16 & 9/3)Who: High School StudentsHow: Just show upCost: $20 cover. Valid student id required.For more info: Security checks upon arrival. Line forms 30 minutes prior to doors opening. Limited capacity, so get in line early.
Where: 10K starts at Shady Grove Metro and ends at White Flint Mall. Kid and Toddler runs are in the White Flint parking lot.When: 7:50 AMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Register for the race on the website.Cost: Varies
Where: Meet at Ag History Farm Park (18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood, 20855).When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Ages 8+.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135201.Cost: $10
When: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 2+.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program ##135609. Advanced reservations are recommended (so we'll have enough supplies on hand), but walk-ins are welcome.Cost: $8
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 ...
(Some deals are for discounted kids meals, or activity nights at local restaurants)
- 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 - Montgomery Mall 6-8pm, entertainment provided
- Lebanese Taverna
- Cheeburger ...
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