Bring your kids to this free event to taste healthy school lunch recipes…developed by kid chefs!
Real Food for Kids Montgomery, a “grass-roots, parent advocacy group promoting whole, delicious, fresh and nutrient-rich foods in the Montgomery County Public Schools” is hosting what sounds like a fun and tasty event. On Saturday May 18 at Piney Branch School in Takoma Park (7510 Maple Avenue) from 12-2 p.m. families are invited to taste five finalists’ menu creations. Everyone can taste but only kids vote on their favorite selections. The winning recipe will be submitted to MCPS for their consideration as a new menu item!
Other activities for all ages of attendees will include Guess What Food?, Knife Skills Demo, Food Trivia and My Plate Coloring. Tickets are $5/person or $15/family. Free or reduced price entry is available at the door for families who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches.
Here are the top 5 finalists’ recipes for a healthy school lunch…the kids’ tasting menu, if you will:
Turkey Wrap with Mixed Vegetables, Apple and Popcorn
Chef: Marina Bowsher
Kale, Bean and Fruit Pita Pockets
Chef: Aura Triana
MC Old Bay Fish Soft Whole Grain Corn Tacos with Tropical Fruit Salsa, Crunchy Spinach Salad with Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing and Garden Patch Quinoa
Chef: Diane Ganci
Whole Wheat Pita Bread, Hummus, Apple and Classy Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad
Chefs: Rebecca Letsinger (6th grade) and Nancy Letsinger
Happy Bean Pancake with Mango
Chefs: Josie James-Le (5th grade) and Cait James
Entrants will be competing for cash and gift cards to further their passions for cooking.
If you buy your tickets in advance online at www.realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org you will be entered into a drawing for an RFKM water bottle or a 6 month membership to the Six O’Clock Scramble.
St. John the Evangelist in Silver Spring Healthy Lifestyle Challenge: 5K and 2K Fun Run
Saturday May 11 at 9am. 10201 Woodland Drive, Silver Spring, MD US 20902. Put on your running shoes and enjoy a morning of fitness, friends and fun. The race is open to anyone and everyone. $20 per person race fee, family rates: 3 registrants $50.00 race fee, 4 registrants $65.00 race fee, 5 – 8 registrants $75.00 race fee. Proceeds benefit the parish and school. Register online or day-of. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners will receive cash prizes. 1st place male/female winners in each age group will win gifts. Everyone will be entered in the Race Day Raffle and have a chance to win great prizes.
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School in Silver Spring Spirit 5K and Health Fair
Saturday May 11 at 8am, 11602 Kemp Mill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902. Bibs and event shirt pick up at St. Andrew’s Athletic field on Friday May 10th 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and race morning pick-up at St. Andrew’s Athletic field beginning at 7:00 AM. Full info on flyer below. Register online.
National Capital Area Kidney Walk at Georgetown Waterfront
Saturday May 11, check in 8am, walk 9am, start at Sequoia Restaurant. Register and full details.
Komen Global Race for the Cure on the National Mall
Saturday, May 11, 6:30am pre-race activities, 7:30am opening ceremony, 8am runner start, 8:15am walker start. Runners and walkers start at 15 St. NW at Independence Avenue on the National Mall. Kids for the cure $25, adults $40. Register and full details.
HER 5K (Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Foundation) at National Harbor
Mother’s Day Sunday May 12, National Harbor 165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor (Fort Washington), MD 20745. 8:30 am 5K Run, 9:30 am Kids Run for Fun & One-Mile Fun Run/ Walk, post-race celebration. Competitive strollers and pets are not allowed on 5k course. Walking participants with strollers are welcome. Register and complete info.
Got truck-, car-, bus-, cement mixer-, backhoe tiller-obsessed kids at home? Bring ‘em to one of these fun local truck touches! Make your mini gearhead’s year and some awesome family memories.
Parking lot of Silver Spring Nursery School at 10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903. (Please park at the CHI Center located at 10501 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903.)
The parking lot will be filled with vehicles of every kind that the children can explore, including Montgomery County Construction Trucks and a working Recycling Truck, UPS truck, Police Cruiser, Post Office Truck, Fire Truck and Ambulance, Camper, Metro Bus, and Off-Road Jeeps! Bring a bag of your clean (non-glass) recyclables to throw in the Recycling Truck – a favorite for the kids.
There will also be Live Music, Food, Cupcake Walk, Scholastic Book Fair, and FREE Arts and Crafts and Face Painting. Raffle prizes generously donated by local sponsors.
Admission is $5 per person and little ones under age 2 are free. All proceeds benefit Silver Spring Nursery School
Cheverly United Methodist Church, 2801 Cheverly Avenue, Cheverly, MD 20785
Kids can get behind the wheels of cars and trucks of all kinds: police car, ambulance, fire truck, school bus and more than 20 other vehicles! There are also mid-way games, food and drinks, and t-shirts for sale. It’s really a great day for the whole family.
Admission for children age 1-12 is $5.00 (includes 4 game tickets). Ages 12 and above are free.
Christ Episcopal School’s parking lot, 22 West Jefferson Street, Rockville. Parking available along S. Washington Street and in the City Hall parking lots. A short walk from Rockville Town Square.
Come explore a fire engine, ambulance, police car, digger, dumptruck, Bobcat, cement mixer, Pepco bucket truck, CES School Bus and more. Food, popcorn and face painting available for an additional charge
$5 per person; kids 2 and under are free