Archives for March 2009

Clark’s Elioak Farm Opens for Spring!

Clark's Elioak Farm opens Wednesday, April 1st for the spring-fall season. This charming land of family fun is located right on the Howard County-Montgomery County border off of Rt. 29. A working farm since 1797, the 540 acre farm has oodles of animals that children can view up close, pet and feed. Pigs, cows, horses, turkeys, ducks, chickens, rabbits, turtles, sheep, donkeys and goats will delight your kids, and pony rides will send them over the moon. There are hay rides through the farm fields, Read more...

Winners of Dora the Explorer Live! Tickets

Congrats to Lee-Ann, Caytie and their families for being the Randomly-drawn winners of the four packs of tickets to see Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys this Friday, April 3 at 7pm at the Warner Theatre in DC. Muchas gracias a todos for commenting and sharing the enthusiasm for our children's favorite bilingual Latina explorer. And thanks to Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America bringing us this awesome giveaway of tickets.You too can see the show this week with your family, Read more...

Repost: Paen to parents with preschool paranoia

This is a reposting of an article I wrote last year for parents that are in the preschool selection process. If that's you this year, hang in there!And don't forget to check out the list of local preschools on the A Parent in Silver Spring sidebar - I've tried my best to list the websites of every single area preschool that I know of and area parents have e-mailed to me! If you are currently in the throes of preschool open houses, waiting lists, applications, deposits, nights spent in sleeping Read more...

Additional Egg Roll Tickets for Special Needs Children

Fellow Silver Spring parent Kirsten generously forwarded the following information for families of kids with special needs:The Maryland Department of Disabilities will soon be given approximately 200 tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll to be held on April 13, 2009. The tickets are for children with disabilities under age 10. Tickets will most likely be for the morning hours, and you may need to arrive as early as 7 am. This event is for children with and without disabilities and typically Read more...

Weekend Picks: I couldn’t say it better

The best info I have to give for this weekend's events is from other great sources.White House Egg Roll TicketsSo, were you successful getting White House Egg Roll tickets? I wasn't, and the majority of people I've spoken to in person and online were not, but some lucky ducks did break through. Check out what these other sites had to say:The Washington PostCharm City MomsTech Savvy MamaThe Cherry Blossom Festival Starts This WeekendTomorrow's Opening Ceremony and Family Day should be great for kids, Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Two Families Get to See Dora the Explorer Live! at the Warner Theatre

I need yoouuuur help:I have two four-packs of tickets for Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys for Friday, April 3 at 7pm at the Warner Theatre in DC. Should I look in my backpack?Consult that wacky talking map?Call my cute cousin in the Amazon?Nope, I just ask readers like you to leave a comment and I'll randomly give them away!Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America are teaming up to bring you guys this awesome giveaway of tickets to this super show, starring the world’s Read more...

White House Easter Egg Roll First Ever Online Lottery Starts Thursday!

From White House.gov:2009 White House Easter Egg RollPresident Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are pleased to announce the 131st White House Easter Egg Roll. Talented performers, special guests and thousands of visitors from all over the country are expected to attend this year. For the first time, tickets for the Easter Egg Roll will be distributed online so that more children and families from across the United States have the opportunity to experience this event. There will be no ticket distribution Read more...

Parks and Playgrounds and Open Gyms, Oh My!

Montgomery County Parks and Playground FinderAt first look, visit the link above and you'll get a seemingly simple list of the parks and playgrounds in the county, but with a little imagination you can go on a hunt with your child for a brand new world of possibilities and play. Go to the link, hit Ctrl-F simultaneously on your keyboard, type in your zip code, a neighboring zip or the name of your town in the window, and then keep clicking the Next that appears right next to the little word search Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Free Tickets to Hannah Montana, The Movie

UPDATE: All tickets have been given out!Do you have a Hannah Montana fan in your household? Then leave a comment below - the first 25 commenters or emails will receive 4 free passes to the pre-release of Walt Disney Studios' Hannah Montana: The Movie!This special sneak peek is especially for girls, their moms and a couple of friends that adore the popular Disney Channel television show, music and Miley Cyrus character. The official movie release is April 10, so your daughter and friends will be Read more...