Archives for March 2008

Get A Sitter: Olazzo in Silver Spring for Date Night, Martini & Wine Specials

Olazzo in Silver Spring was an unexpected gem, and trust me, I have waited several days for the martini buzz to wear off. My husband and I had a spur-of-the-moment date night thanks to Grandma, and I had read on a lovely neighborhood list serv that Olazzo offered good drink specials and yummy fare. And boy, do they. Not only are bottles of wine 1/2 price on Mondays and martinis only $5 on Tuesdays, the pasta entrées are divine.We started off the Tuesday night with a bang and each ordered a martini. Read more...

Teen Events in April

Teen Poetry Workshop Taught by poet Anne BeckerTwo poetry workshops for high school students in grades 9-12 will be led by Takoma Park's poet laureate Anne Becker. Beginners or experienced writers are welcome and writers should come prepare to have their creations published by the Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission. Call 301.891.7224 to register.Tuesday April 1 and Tuesday April 8 from 2:45-4:15pm Takoma Park Community Center7500 Maple Ave, Takoma ParkYouth Leadership Montgomery Applications Read more...

Silver Spring’s Own Pure Energy Team on A&E Saturday

The Pure Energy Team of realtors are the stars of the television pilot Stage This House this weekend! Set your DVRs for this Saturday, March 29th at 11:30am on the A&E Television Network. Tom Hanson and the other members of this dynamic team of home specialists reveal how the team uniquely transforms homes to sell, a skill that Pure Energy has been perfecting for homeowners in the community for years. A one-hour show, Stage This House includes elements of reality, design and real estate programming, Read more...

Free Yoga & Wellness Classes

Blue Heron Wellness in Silver Spring is offering a Spring Free Week on March 31-April 6. Offerings include complementary classes of various levels of yoga, Pilates, belly dancing and other movement disciplines, as well as courses on acupuncture, herbal medicine and therapeutic massage. Visit the website for a listing of classes and times. Blue Heron also has classes for families and children, such as a Family Yoga Workshop on April 6th, an eight week Prenatal Yoga series beginning April 7 and Read more...

Get a Sitter: EELS concert in DC on Saturday night, with free beer

My husband Chris and I invite you to attend this concert by our favorite modern musician, Mark Oliver Everett or simply "E." EELS is the band that accompanies his music, an ever-changing lineup of fierce and fun musicians. Although we invite you to come with us, circumstances (e.g. raising kids, sanity) prevent us from hosting all of you fine ladies and gentleman's tickets, which are $25 and can be purchased here or by calling (202) 408-3100. However, if you'd like to meet up prior to Read more...

Rewind to 2004

UPDATE: I have added this article to the Ellen Show Wiki. When I dork out, I go all out!Before I became obsessed with community activities for parents and kids, I was a new Silver Spring resident and novice SAHM, not that I had ever heard of that acronym. In early 2004, my day primarily consisted of nursing my kidlet on the couch, kissing his baby cheeks, taking two walks a day and reading every Sandra Boynton book in the house. I got us all dressed up to go to the store and made fantastic recipe Read more...

Get A Sitter: V-Day Performance Tonight

Belle Aurore Productions is staging a live reading tonight of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls, a compilation of works edited by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologes, and Mollie Dolye. Authors of the writings include Maya Angelou, Michael Cunningham, Jane Fonda and others. The performances are in honor of V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, a campaign in over 120 countries to end violence against women and girls through activism and Read more...

Easter & Spring Break Events Friday – Sunday

May you have a blessed Purim Day and Good Friday!Bunnyland at Butler's OrchardThursday March 20-Saturday March 22, Monday March 24, Saturday March 29 & Sunday March 30; 9am-3pm daily22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD Woodland Egg Hunts & Puppet Show at Brookside Nature Center Friday March 21 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm for individual egg hunts, 3pm for puppet show Wheaton Regional Park, 1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD Registration required for all events at ParkPassAnnual Bunny Party & Read more...

The Parent Resource Center Rocks!

The brand new location of the Parent Resource Extension Center program in Silver Spring is WONDERFUL. Housed at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center and open on Mondays and Fridays 10am-2:30pm, this is the ideal setting to come with your child for learning and play. It's a preschool, a mommy-or-daddy-and-me and a twice-weekly playgroup all in one!My kids and I had the time of our lives on Monday. My daughter especially loved having her own "school" to attend, after wistfully watching her Read more...