July 16, 2012
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- How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Review
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My little man is almost five, but not a fan of the dark. For the first 10 minutes or so he sat covering his eyes, a ...
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Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed touring production Dralion will perform in Baltimore at 1st Mariner Arena from August 22 - 26 for seven performances only.
Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern ...
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Firebreathing Dragons Soar Through Arena Skies at Verizon Center July 19-22!
THE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED TOUR INTEGRATING ANIMATRONICS, PROJECTIONS, LIVE CAST AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES.
• Global Creatures & DreamWorks have partnered to bring the Academy-Award® nominated film to life with real flying, fire-breathing dragons.
• The production is four years in the making.
• The production has the largest number of animatronics ever to tour the globe.
• The Red Death Dragon is the largest animatronic ever built by Creature Technology Company at over 40 feet high and 60 feet wide.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR IS THE LARGEST FAMILY TOUR EVER ...
Summer Color Wreath
What you need:
- cocktail umbrellas (check party supply stores)
- Styrofoam wreath
What you do:
Easily poke the toothpick umbrellas into your wreath form. MORE is better in this case! Use a variety of sizes for interest!
HAVE fun! : )
A parent’s responsibility while raising children is a never-ending task. From their health to their education from their social skills to providing a nurturing and safe environment, there is so much to do!
One issue that is so often overlooked is how our children hear. Our hearing connects us to the world around us and it is only through the ears of a child that they learn how to speak and how to listen, develop social skills, and build relationships. At school, what they hear and what they listen ...
Easy Lasagna Recipes
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There are over 70 food choices on Medifast, and then you add in your own favorite lean & green meal each day. For me, I have found this to truly be a life-changing plan as I am over 60lbs lighter now then I was when I started last August.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, with my crazy ...
Where: Verizon CenterWhen: 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Buy your tickets through Ticketmaster.Cost: Regular Ticket prices range from a low of $29.50 to a high of $69.50 (excluding fees). SAVE 25% on weekday performances (including Friday nights) by entering the code MOM in the promo box which says "MOMMY BLOG" Get great seats for a big discount!For more info: See our article to find out how you can WIN 4 tickets to the show!!
Where: Pump House Park, 401 S. Horners Lane, RockvilleWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
5-7pm: Live performance by Milkshake
9:30pm Fireworks show
7/18: 8pm Free cotton candy & popcorn
8:45pm Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
7/19: 2pm Groovy Nate at the Rockville Library (ages 3+)
3pm Free ice cream social & fountain fun
7/21: 11am-4pm: Paint our paper bag contest, Lego building contest, chalk on the Square, summertime crayon & water color painting, clay medallion & bead activity, wooden mask decorating, strolling entertainers, jugglers, face painting and more!
Where: Rockville Town Square, East Middle Ln, Maryland Ave, Gibbs St.When: 10:00 AM (Times vary by activity and date)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Just show upCost: Free!For more info: Supplies are limited and are available first come, first serve. For a full list of activities, visit rockvilletownsquare.com.
Where: Meet at the Lake Needwood Boat House (15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, 20855).When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Ages 8+How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here. Please register and pay for all participants.Cost: $10
Where: Rockville Town Square PlazaWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 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!
When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 3-10.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $5.
7/17: Milkshake (family band)
7/24: Caplan (comedy, magic & illusions show)
7/31: Peter McCory (one man band)
8/7: Evidence of a Misspent Youth (juggling, magic & amazing feats show)
Where: Rockville Town SquareWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Live Stage Shows: 6:30 & 7:30pm)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up.Cost: FREE!For more info: 8/14: Silly Bus (family band)
8/21: Mutts Gone Nuts (variety dog show)
- 7/18: Mad Science
- 8/1: Kidsinger Jim
- 8/15: Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
- 8/29: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny
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 8/8)Who: Ages 2-3.How: Register online.Cost: $5
8/1: Mr. Knick-Knack
8/15: John Henry England
8/29: Peter McCory
Where: Fountain Plaza Stage, Downtown Silver Spring, Ellsworth DriveWhen: 6:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome, but aimed at preschool ageHow: Just show upCost: FREE!For more info: May be canceled due to weather. Visit the website.
When: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Please register for all participants; fee is for children only.Cost: $5
7/18: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Where: Rockville Town SquareWhen: 8:45 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: 8/1: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
8/8: Cars 2
8/15: The Last Lions
* Movies are subject to change without notice based on availability. Weather permitting.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Also on 7/26 (different topics))Who: Ages 2-5.How: To register, call 240-314-8770.Cost: Residents $7, non-residents $8.
7/19: Kidsinger Jim
7/26: Uncle Pete
8/2: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny
8/9: Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
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: Meet at the Lake Needwood Boathouse, 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, MD 20855.When: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ()Who: Ages 3+How: Please register and pay for all participants. Register online.Cost: $2/adult, $6 for kids
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: My Gym Kentlands, 620 Center Point Way, GaithersburgWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome! (members and non-members)How: RSVP to My Gym at 301-926-5969 or e-mail [email protected]Cost: $10 per child (cash only, pls) $5 for parents who are eating, otherwise parents are free.For more info: Parents must stay to supervise their children.
- 7/21: Chris Davis, The Renaissance Man
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: 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
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PMWho: Ages 2+.How: No registration requiredCost: 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.
8/8: Mr. Gabe
8/22: Mad Science
Where: Downtown Silver Spring, Ellsworth Dr. between Georgia St and Fenton St.When: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone welcome, but aimed at pre-schoolers.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
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
- 7/25: Mister G.
- 8/8: Oh Susannah!
- 8/22: John Henry England
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: Croydon Creek Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Also on 8/25)Who: Everyone welcome.How: Registration required - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $3 residents, $5 non-residents
Where: Agricultural History Farm Park 18400 Muncaster Rd. Derwood, MD 20855When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Ages 8+How: Please register and pay for all participants. To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $10
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 ...
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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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