May 3, 2011
- Happy Early Mother's Day!
- Giveaways for Kids and Families!
- Giveaways Galore - Just for Mom!
- Mac Kid Pick of the Week - Kid'Sleep!
- Kung Fu Panda 2!!
- The Not-to-be-Missed Concert Event!!
- Sponsor Spotlight: Fearless AllStars
- Royal Wedding Fever....
- Mini Sombrero Cookies
- The Gaithersburg Book Festival
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Gifts from the Heart Cards
- Weekly Open Gyms & Storytimes
- Mother's Day Flower of Love Craft
- Kids Eat Free in Rockville & Gaithersburg
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- Mexican Bracelets in honor of Cinco de Mayo
- Macaroni Kid Saves
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Happy early Mother's Day! I hope you all have something fabulous planned and that your family will be pampering you.
This Saturday, I will be set up at Kentland's Day (in the Kentlands) and I would love for you to come and visit! I will have some special goodies for everyone who stops by the table! Please come visit us at this fabulous, free event!
This week will continue with our giveaway spectacular! We've added some fun new giveaways including advanced screening passes to Kung Fu Panda ...
We LOVE the Imagination Movers at our house! We were recently invited to attend their concert in Frederick, MD. It was one of my favorite concerts ever! I love that the Movers have an awesome sound that is fun and catchy, even for parents. We had over 150 entries for the concert ticket giveaway, but unfortunately, could only pick one winner. BUT, we do have an Imagination Movers DVD for one lucky winner!
Do you love educational toys? So do we! Some of my favorites are from Discovery Toys which ...
Just in time for Mother's Day, we thought we needed to add some great giveaways for all the fantastic moms out there. We know you put 110% into doing everything for your family...but these giveaways are for YOU!
We have a gorgeous ivory down throw blanket from Private Quarters linens (retail value $60). For those that don't know, this is one of the direct sales companies I sell for. I was a customer for over a year and fell in love with having a bed that feels ...
And Your Chance to Win One!!
I am the first to admit it...I love snuggling with my son. However, this has become a problem as over time my son decided my bed was his bed and that he could no longer sleep in his own room. When I did get him to fall asleep in his room, he would pop up at like 4 am and want to come into my room and snuggle and play. I had spoken to our pediatrician, friends, co-workers, and of course, every parent I know to find a solution ...
Several of you can win 4 Advanced Screening Passes!
In KUNG FU PANDA 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow Kung Fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy Kung Fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed ...
All right my friends- I wanted to let you all know that for those who were not able to see Imagination Movers when they came to Frederick, THEY ARE COMING BACK!! I am shouting because I am so excited! You all know that I have gone to tons of children's shows, and I can honestly say, this was the most fun both my son, and I have had at a children's event. If you have not heard the Movers music, check out the Disney Channel, or the Disney ...
Fearless AllStars Cheer, tumble, birthday parties, classes — OH MY!
Owner Nick Sweeney is often asked what makes his cheer gym unique. “The answer is simple”, he states. “At Fearless AllStars, athletes, their parents and their siblings are ONE FIERCE FAMILY”. This can often be seen by the camaraderie and sportsmanship that the certified coaches talk about during practices. Siblings are invited to jump on the trampolines in between practices, and parents share laughs in the lobby while they cheer on their kids.
Fearless AllStars, after two very successful years in business in Gaithersburg, is the new face of cheer ...
For the Princess in all of us!
For anyone who can't quite make it to London (who can?) maybe the next best thing is a touch of royal treatment at home. Imagine a mural on a child's bedroom of a Disney Princess, personalized with your own budding princess's name! More handy still, the murals all come in SmartStick, a re-positionable wall covering that allows you to reuse the mural on multiple surfaces for bedrooms or party rooms - or take it down when wedding fever dies down!
It is an inexpensive way for little girls ...
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May and remembers the day in 1862 when Mexico's army had an unlikely victory over the French. Ironically, the holiday is not widely celebrated in Mexico...but we sure enjoy it here! This cookie is a tasty and easy way to celebrate. Olé.
What you need:
Refrigerated Sugar Cookie dough (we use the kind in a tube...but you could use your own dough and cut them into circles)
Bake cookies as directed ...
Throughout the day on Saturday, May 21, children’s authors will talk about their stories and sign books at the Children’s Pavilion. Featured authors include:
- 2011 Newbery Medal winner Clare Vanderpool
- 2010 National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine
- American Girl author Alison Hart
- Three-time Emmy winner Brian Meehl
- Mary Amato
- Mary Downing Hahn
- Dominique Paul
- Erica Perl
- Mary Quattlebaum
- Wendy Shang
- Pam Smallcomb
- N.D ...
- 5/4: Little Tots Kick Off featuring The Great Zucchini
- 5/18: Gaithersburg Book Festival Special Event: The Unicycle Lady, interactive storytelling of "Pirate vs Pirate"
- 6/1: Yosi: Lively children's singalongs
- 6/15:Wildlife Ambassadors: Wild Tails
- 6/29: Mister G.: Irresistible funky rock originals
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
Where: Downtown KentlandsWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome.How: Just show upCost: Free (some activities may have a fee)For more info: Come visit the Macaroni Kid table to pick up a goody!
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
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:
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-7How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135707.Cost: $5
When: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: Ages 6-9.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135207.Cost: $8
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 2-4.How: Register online. Program #135602.Cost: $5
Learn about spiders through a story and meet Meadowside's own rose-haired tarantula. Create a craft to take home. Naturalist: Kim Poore
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135625.Cost: $5.
When: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Also on 5/25)Who: Ages 7-12.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.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.
Thursday, May 5 - Bright Futures for Students with Learning Disabilities and Significant Disabilities
Where: Cabin John MS 6300 Tilden Ln., Rockville 20852When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: The Montgomery County FairgroundsWhen: 4:30 PM (Times vary by dates)Who: EveryoneCost: $14-$20
Where: The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852When: 10:30 AM (Also on 6/4.)Who: Ages 5+.How: Reservations are required. CALL (301) 581-5109 to reserve todayCost: Free
Where: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Montgomery College - Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850When: 11:00 AMWho: Ages 7+How: Purchase tickets online.Cost: Adults $7, Seniors, students & children $6.
Where: Rockville Community Nursery School 100 Welsh Park Dr Rockville MD 20850When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: The whole family!How: www.RCNScoop.org for more informationCost: Admission and playground are free; cost of other activities varies.
Where: Silver Spring Veteran's Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver SpringWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (At the International Spy Museum on 5/9 from 10am-7pm)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Where: Montgomery County Historical Society, 111 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850When: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All children welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: Ages 16+.How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $5 residents, $7 non-residents
Where: Adventure Theatre, Glen EchoWhen: 11:00 AM (dates and times vary)Who: Ages 4+.How: Buy tickets online or by calling 301-634-2270Cost: $15 per person
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135210.Cost: $5
- 5/11: Mad Science: A,B, C's of Science
- 5/25: Peter McCory: The One Man Band
- 6/8: John Henry England: The Guitar Man
- 6/22: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny: Travelling show of mystery
- 7/6: Kidsinger Jim: Positive-ly fun rock concert
- 7/20: Oh Susannah!: Music for children & families
Where: Washingtonian Center - On the Lakefront Plaza between Uncle Julio's and Joe's Crab Shack, GaithersburgWhen: 6:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Where: Rosa M. Parks MS 19200 Olney Mill Rd., Olney 20832When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Congressional Plaza 1626 East Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also on: 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8 & 10/13.)Who: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.congressionalplaza.com/mommy/
Where: Lisner Auditorium of GWU - Washington, DCWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Buy tickets here.Cost: $32-$112For more info: Also at Tysons Corner Center on 5/13 at 10am at the Sony Store. Please call Tysons to find out more about this event. We attended the concert in Frederick and it was AWESOME!! We had SO much fun!!
When: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 3+.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135209.Cost: $3.
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PMWho: Ages 2+How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here. Program #135152.Cost: Free
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (2nd Session: 7-8pm)Who: All ages welcome.How: All participants must register (including adults). 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 5/29, 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 mins prior to opening. Limited capacity, so get in line early. Sponsors include: Macaroni Kid Rockville-Gaithersburg, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Rooftop, and Billy Fitzgerald.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PMWho: All ages welcome.How: To register, call 240-314-8770.Cost: Residents $5, non-residents $7.
Where: Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., RockvilleWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Also on 9/18)Who: Kids ages 2-10 and their families!How: Buy tickets online or just show up.Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.For more info: In Partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, Studio-310, Washington Talent and Macaroni Kid ROckville-Gaithersburg. Event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, KidzRock will be moved indoors to the 2nd floor VisArts Event Gallery.
Where: Earle B. Wood MS, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville 20853When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Part 3 on 6/6.)Who: All parents.Cost: Free! Child care services are provided.
Where: Col. Zadok Magruder HS 5939 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville 20855When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Rockville Town SquareWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also on 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20 & 10/18)Who: Kids of all ages!How: Just show up!Cost: Most events free. Sometimes there will be additional activities for a nominal fee. Parking is $1/hr in all the lots.
Where: Gaithersburg City Hall GroundsWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: For more info, visit the website.
in honor of mothers help Habitat for Humanity build homes
This Mother’s Day, give a Gift from the Heart and help build Habitat for Humanity homes in honor of mothers.
Make a tax-deductible Gift from the Heart donation to Habitat for Humanity and a special Mother’s Day card will be delivered by e-mail or postal mail to the recipient you choose to let them know a donation has been made in their name. Donations made through Habitat’s Gifts from the Heart will help families achieve the dream of owning a home of their own.
“What better way ...
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].
Mother’s Day Craft….Flower of love
I always try and have my kids do something special for their grandmas for Mother’s Day, a project they can help with and that is meaningful. I am a HUGE fan of foam craft projects, especially for little ones, so last year my kids and I made these “flowers of love”. Of course, grandma loved it…a flower she could keep year round, filled with loving words and a photo of her “babies”. In fact, it is still on display in her ...
(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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Empty toilet paper rolls
Black, silver, or gold paint (this will be the "metal" of your bracelet)
Paint brush or sponge
Dried beans in lots of colors (we bought the Bean Soup mix)
Take your toilet paper roll and cut it lengthwise. Then cut it in thirds. This will make three cuff bracelets.
Now you can paint the bracelet. You can make it silver, gold, or black. We did ours in black.
After the paint is dry, you are ready to glue on your "stones". We ...
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