June 4, 2012
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- Macaroni Recipe: Stoplight Frozen Pops
- Road Trip "I Spy" Homemade Book
- American Girl Introduces Read-a-palooza!
- Macaroni Planet: Be a Locavore!
- Macaroni Military ~ Blue Star Museum Program
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For the special little prince or princess in your life.
Recently, they have added a fabulous new title to their product line and I am thrilled that I got to review the version for boys. The new books are called My Royal Birthday Adventure. I have to share that this is by far, my favorite book they have come out with to date! What child does not love ...
- 2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
- 2 cups sliced peaches
- 6 medium kiwi, peeled and chopped
- honey to taste, if desired
A Game for the Road
Desperate for something to entertain the children on our upcoming road trip, I wound up shelling out some serious cash this weekend for the double-screen in car DVD gadget; spent time organizing playlists after a download of Pixar and Disney Princess tunes; found an audio book version of the first Harry Potter from my library; and searched the house for my iTrip gadget - which still somehow eludes me. So, why am I still nervous with 16 hours between my house and my destination, and more significantly - 16 ...
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- 3 plain kitchen sponges
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- Bucket and water
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- 6/6; Beowulf T. Wonderbunny
- 6:20: John Henry England
- 7/11; Peter McCory
- 7/25: Mister G.
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: Meet at the Lake Needwood Boathouse, 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, MD 20855.When: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Also on 6/14 @ 2pm; 7/3 @ 11am; 7/19 @ 1pm.)Who: Ages 3+How: Please register and pay for all participants. Register online.Cost: $2/adult, $6 for kids
Where: White Flint Mall, North Bethesda, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month)Who: Ages 1-6.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
6/7: Eric Energy Show
6/14: John Henry England
6/21: Mr. Knick-Knack
6/28: Ed McDade
Where: City Hall Concert Pavillion, 31 S Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877When: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free!!For more info: Visit the website. Events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather or other circumstances. Call or visit the City's website to confirm.
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 through June 2012)Who: Preschool agedHow: Just show up! Pay at the door.Cost: $3 per child. Adults are free.For more info: For more information call 301-258-6394 or visit the website.
When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also on 7/5 @10am; 7/17 @3pm.)Who: Ages 3-10.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 6-15.How: Call 240-314-8770.Cost: $6 residents, $8 non-residents
- 6/9: Pointless Theatre Company: The Solar System Show
- 6/16: Goodlife Theater Company: The Recycling Pirate
- 6/23: Creative Opera Ensemble: Hansel and Gretel
- 6/30: Penguin Bob Reading and Drawing
Where: The National Theatre in Washington, DCWhen: 9:30 AM (Second show at 11am)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: Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20851When: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Ages 5+How: To register call 240-314-8770.Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Where: Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St, 6th floor, Rockville, MDWhen: 7:00 PM - 11:59 PMWho: High School Students (and incoming 9th graders)How: Pre-register or buy your tickets at the door.Cost: $15. Valid student id required. For more info check out the website.For more info: Security checks upon arrival. Line forms 30 minutes prior to opening. Limited capacity, so get in line early.
- June 12 – Mad Science (Science Show)
- June 19 – The Diggity Dudes (Family Band)
- June 26 – Mike (Magic & Comedy Show)
- July 3 – Reptiles Alive! (Science & Reptile Show)
- July 10 – Ben Rudnick & Friends (Family Band)
Where: Rockville Town SquareWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2nd show at 7:30PM)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info:
- July 17 – Milkshake (Family Band)
- July 24 – Caplan (Comedy, Magic & Illusions Show)
- July 31 – Peter McCory (One Man Band)
- August 7 – Mutts Gone Nuts (Variety Dog Show)
- August 14 – Silly Bus (Family Band)
- August 21 – Evidence of a Misspent Youth (Juggling, Magic & Amazing Feats Show)
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-$6
- 6/13: Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
- 6/27: Wildlife Ambassadors
- 7/18: Mad Science
Where: At the Washingtonian Center in the atrium 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 6/27, 7/18 & 8/8)Who: Ages 2-3.How: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: In front of Macy's, lower level 7101 Democracy Boulevard, BethesdaWhen: 10:30 AM (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)Who: Best for ages 6 and under.How: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Congressional Plaza 1626 East Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Also on 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/25)Who: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.congressionalplaza.com/mommy/
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $5. Please register and pay for all participants.
Where: Located in the Atrium of Cabin John Mall, Potomac, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (1st & 3rd Friday each month)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: All activities subject to change without notice. When Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Cabin John Kids activities will be canceled.
Where: City Hall Concert Pavillion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MDWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Also on 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 & 7/21)Who: Ages 2+.How: No registration requiredCost: Free!
Where: Rockville Town Square PlazaWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Every 3rd Tuesday of the month)Who: Everyone welcome!How: You can just show up, or register online to be added to their newsletter for updates.Cost: FREE!
Where: Meet at the Lake Needwood Boat House (15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, MD 20855).When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Also on 8/2 & 8/30)Who: 7-10How: Visit www.ParkPASS.org anytime to register for programs or call Meadowside Nature Center at 301-258-4030, from Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..Cost: FREE
6/21:Kung Fu Panda 2: Kaboom of Doom (PG)
Where: Robertson Park; 801 Rabbitt Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 6:00 PM (BEGINS AT DUSK!)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show upCost: Free!
Where: The Sk8park is located behind the Rockville Municipal Swimming pool at 355 Martins Lane.
Please park across the street at Rock Terrace School.When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Gaithersburg Police Officers will be on hand to help participants make I.D. badges and get fingerprinted, to learn about neighborhood safety, to witness K9 demonstrations, and to explore an actual police car and motorcycle to see all the high tech equipment police officers use. After completing all training sessions, new recruits will be sworn in as “Junior Detectives” by Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka.
Where: Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: This program is best suited for 5 to 12-year-olds and parental guidance is required.How: Reservations are required, and may be made with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. For reservations please call 301-258-6425.Cost: Admission is $10 per person.
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
June 20 - August 12
The Puppet Co.:
June 8 - July 15
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
July 21 - September 2
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
June 22 - September 2
(Some deals are for discounted kids meals, or activity nights at local restaurants)
Be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant - offers can change at any time!! Most of these deals are not valid with any other promotion or discount.
- Mama Lucia's Pasta Night - Order one pasta entree regular price and get a second for $4 Dine In or Carryout 5-10pm (Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Frederick & Silver Spring locations)
- Ambrosia Grill - Buy 2 entrees and get 1 kids meal free 5-9pm
- Eggspectations - 1 free kids meal with purchase of adult entree (Silver Spring)The Stained Glass Pub (Silver Spring ...
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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