August 29, 2011
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- Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music!
- Food Allergy Awareness
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- Always Remember! Talking to your Kids about 9/11
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I hope everyone made it through the earthquake and hurricane last week. Now there is a sentence I never thought I would be typing! I was downtown for the quake and it scared the daylights out of me. Irene was more of a non-event at our house. We got the rain and wind, but have definitely had much more damage in regular thunderstorms in the past. (yes, I am knocking ...
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Mark your calendar for this once-in-a-lifetime event—monsters becoming musicians! Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and all their funny and furry friends are taking to the stage to share the magical world of music with children. When Jenny, the new Sesame Street music teacher, moves into town, her instruments get lost. Jenny’s new Sesame Street friends quickly come to her rescue, and they all discover "instruments" that they never knew existed…rubber duckies, trash can lids and even their own laps! The characters teach children ...
A mom's point of view
It is hard enough dropping a child off for school, especially during the first few days in September...but add in a life-threatening food allergy and it becomes frightening. Leaving my soon-to-be 4 year old, will be something I am never 100% comfortable with...his peanut allergy is so severe that accidentally ingesting even 1/100th of a single peanut will send his body into anaphylactic shock and land him in the hospital.
Food allergies DO NOT run in our family, but it is now second nature for us. We ...
Super Easy, and ALWAYS a hit with the kids!
One of the staple dishes in our house is Chili-Mac. And since this is Macaroni Kid, I decided it would be appropriate to share my super-secret, super-simple recipe with all of you.
Here's what you need:
- 2 cups dry macaroni noodles
- 2 cans cream corn
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 4 oz Velveeta cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheese (whatever kind you like)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 package chili seasoning
- 1 can chili beans, undrained
Here's what you do:
- Put the noodles, corn, cheeses ...
September 11, 2001 will be a date many Americans will never forget. A day that no matter how hard you might try, you'll always remember what you were doing at that exact time you heard about the first plan crash. I do. I was heading to my child development and psychology class. I was already in the halls when someone ran out of a room and said “A plane hit the tower.” Normally, I'd ignore out of blue things like that, but panic was in his voice and ...
- Embellishments (shape cut outs, glitter glue, pom poms, etc.)
- Pictures (either pictures of people that your children draw, or actual pictures of your family)
- Glue or tape
- Draw or trace a picture of a bus.
- Cut out the bus ...
So, I must say Medifast is making a difference. While I did not lose any weight last week, I am feeling much better. I can tell I have much more energy then I had a few weeks ago and feel like my clothes are fitting better. I am also not getting as swollen in my legs and feet. As promised, this week I want to tell you how I handled eating out several times for business meetings and attending two parties while staying on plan.
First, let me just say ...
Where: Adventure Theatre, Glen EchoWhen: 11:00 AM (dates and times vary)Who: Ages 3+.How: Buy tickets online or by calling 301-634-2270Cost: $17 per personFor more info: We went to the show this weekend with my almost 4 year old and I must say, we LOVED it!! Minimalist costumes, fantastic actors, and a very touching production of a classic. I will give a heads up that there is some talk of death & killing (as there really has to be in Charlotte's Web). Highly recommended by Macaroni Kid Rockville-Gaithersburg!!
Where: East Montgomery Ave., RockvilleWhen: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (Also on 9/28)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
- 8/31: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny
- 9/14: Kidsinger Jim
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!For more info: Visit the website.
Where: Lathrop E. Smith Center, 5110 Meadowside Ln., Rockville 20855When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: For parents of Grade 6 students.How: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Child care services are provided.
Where: Olde Towne, GaithersburgWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome.How: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: Free parking is available in the Olde Towne garage, located at the corner of Olde Towne and South Summit Avenues. Handicap parking is located at Gaithersburg Elementary School on North Summit Avenue, and behind the Shell station on South Summit Avenue. A shuttle bus will also be provided from the Lakeforest Shopping Center transit station to Gaithersburg Elementary School beginning at noon.
Where: Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., RockvilleWhen: 8:00 PM - 11:59 PMWho: High School StudentsHow: Just show upCost: $15 general admission, $25 VIP. 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.
When: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWho: Ages 4-6.How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here.Cost: $4
- 9/7: The Great Zucchini
- 9/21: John Henry England - The Guitar Man
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: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Also on 10/12 & 11/16.)Who: Ages 2-4.How: Register online.Cost: $5
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-5..How: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: Congressional Plaza 1626 East Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also on 10/13.)Who: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.congressionalplaza.com/mommy/
THE GREAT ZUCCHINI will perform at 6:30!! Come early or stay after the show to talk with me about City issues or questions, and have dinner at 44! Snacks, dinner (including a new kids menu!) and drinks will be available for purchase from 44 throughout the entire event to keep everyone on schedule and happy! Don't need dinner? Please come to enjoy the show and say hello!
Where: 44 Sports Bar & Grill, 654 Center Point Way, KentlandsWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Everyone WelcomeHow: Space is limited, so advance reservations are encouraged by contributing through our PayPal account and then emailing [email protected] to save your family's space!Cost: Cost per family is a minimum $20 donation to the campaign. (Contribution checks payable to "Committee to Elect Paula Ross" please.)For more info: Visit the website.
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 4-6.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $5
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 6+.How: Call 240-314-8770.Cost: $6 residents, $8 non-residents
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 16+.How: Register by calling 240-314-8770.Cost: $10 residents, $12 non-residents
When: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Ages 2+.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Please register and pay for all (except your pets!).Cost: $5
Where: MarVaTots' n Teens, 5636 Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD 20852When: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: Contact [email protected] if you'd like more info about being a sponsor at this event, or have any questions.
Monday, September 12 - Special Education: Parents as Advocates and the Family-School Partnership (part 1 of 4)
Where: Galway ES, 12612 Galway Dr., Silver Spring 20904When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Part 2- 9/19, Part 3- 9/26, Part 4-10/3)Who: All parents welcome.How: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 4-6.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $5.
Where: In and around the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues.When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: While there is a fee for some amusements, most of the activities within the festival are absolutely FREE.For more info: Free shuttle service is available to & from satellite parking at Lakeforest Shopping Center. A bike valet parking service will be available near City Hall off of South Summit Avenue. Limited free parking is also available at the public garage on the corner of South Summit & Olde Towne Avenues. Please note that no alcohol, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, or pets are allowed at the event.
Where: Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., RockvilleWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Kids ages 2-10 and their families!How: Buy tickets online or just show up.Cost: $5 in advance, $8 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: Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, Baltimore, MDWhen: 10:30 AM (Show times vary by date)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.com or by phone - 800-745-3000.Cost:
- Tickets are $13-$70.
- Opening night (9/23 7pm show) - All seats $13 except Gold Circle and Sunny Seats.
- Kid's Matinee (9/23 10:30am show) - All seats $9
- Group discounts available
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DCWhen: 7:30 PM (Show times vary by date.)Who: Everyone!How: Buy tickets online.Cost: • Adults: From $40 to $110
• Children (12 & under): From $32 to $88
• Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $99
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 ...
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- 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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