May 10, 2011
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First, a big hello to all our new subscribers! The Macaroni Kid Germantown publisher, P.J,. and I had a great time meeting so many of you at Kentlands Day. I know some of you are joining our Macaroni family after meeting the Macaroni Kid Bethesda publisher, Elisabeth, at Celebrate Mama as well. I also need to thank a very special subscriber, Karen Reyes, who came out and ran our booth for a while and gave me a much needed break!
This week we hope to see lots of you ...
With the warm weather making more frequent appearances, reminding us that summer is just around the corner; my neighborhood seems to be coming to life. Usually watching all the kids outside playing evokes a sweet appreciation of the simple things in life. But lately I am disturbed. I see so many children riding through my neighborhood, on bikes, skateboards and roller blades, without helmets. It literally makes me cringe. One of my daughter's friends explained that "she wasn't going very far." It made me wonder just how far ...
1 clean 1-liter soda bottle
Twine for hanging
Start by deciding where your spoon will go. It will be the perch for your bird while it eats. Mark the area for the hole needed on the front and back of the bottle.
Use a craft knife to make slits in the form of an x on the bottle. One on the front and one on the back. about an inch above the front slit, make a small circle. This will be ...
And how your kids can help!
Just over one week ago, the south was slammed with horrible tornadoes, thunder storms, and high winds. Many lost their lives and many more lost their homes and the majority if not all of their belongings.
(This is the EF-3 tornado that rocked one Tennessee community.)
As a child, and even still as an adult, I am what my mother refers to as a sensitive soul. Another publisher in the Kansas City area shared a story with me of her daughter coming home from school and asking if she could ...
Last chance to win passes! Giveaway ends May 11th at 10pm
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 ...
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- 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: 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!!
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: 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:
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
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/
When: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 3+.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135209.Cost: $3.
Where: Montgomery County FairgroundsWhen: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free to come out and shop!
Where: Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Rd., Derwood, MD 20855When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: No registration needed, pay on siteCost: $8 per person and $15 per family
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: 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: 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 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: 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.
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-7.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135710.Cost: $5.
Allison Smith, of Everyone Sleeps, will be here to talk about the 5 reasons your child didn't sleep last night and (more importantly) what you can do about it! As a part of the event, there will be a Q & A session where you can ask your individual questions about YOUR child or children
Allison works with the families of children 6 months to 6 years old to find ways to get them to f...all asleep on their own, sleep through the night, and take long restorative naps WITHOUT leaving them to cry it out alone.
Where: Great Kids Village, Columbia, MDWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: If you are planning to bring your child, please let us know the age (or ages), so that we can plan ahead! You can RSVP here or by emailing [email protected]Cost: This event is free for adults, we'll supervise your potty-trained kids if you bring them (free for neighbors, pay for kids' admission for non-members). If you have a child (not a baby) who is not potty trained, send a message to Allison to talk about other options.
- 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
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135604.Cost: $5
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.
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.
When: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Ages 7-10.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #135212.Cost: $7
Where: Kingsview MS 18909 Kingsview Rd., Germantown 20874When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Ages 8-12.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Program #139349.Cost: $7
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: Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20851When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: All ages.How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $3 residents, $5 non-residents
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.
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].
(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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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 ...
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