Archives for February 2010

White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery – Enter Now!

The White House has created an online lottery system to obtain tickets for the Monday, April 5, Easter Egg Roll.Submit your entries to the White House before their deadline of Sunday February 28 at 11:59pm EST at this link:http://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=/eggLottery.htmlYou will be asked to create an account at Recreation.gov to enter the lottery.Approximately 30,000 tickets will be distributed by the White House. Ticket holders will be assigned a two-hour window Read more...

Drama Kids Classes

Drama Kids International is a children's acting and public speaking workshop series that has garnered rave reviews from parents, and these classes have now come to Montgomery County.The wwner and instructor of the program says that Drama Kids develops all kids, from the shy to the outgoing, to speak out at their own pace with positive encouragement. The program's specialty is the use of a wide range of unique drama activities to "...focus the bold, outspoken child and to draw out the quiet child Read more...

Tickets All Gone – Free Advance Screening of Alice in Wonderland on March 2

UPDATE: All the tickets have been distributed.Come to the screening with a hat on your head,Big ones and crazy ones, the Mad Hatter said.Got a big crazy hat to wear? Free on Tuesday evening March 2 at 7pm?  Up for attending a free advance screening to see Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp at the Majestic in Downtown Silver Spring?Groovy, because I've got 50 2-packs of tickets to giveaway to you guys - 100 tickets total!This film is rated PG.  I have seen the trailers, Read more...

I Love The View and I’m Proud

I have a confession to make: I love The View.It all started back when I dressed as Barbara Walters for fourth grade Career Day in 1984, borrowing my mom's big working-woman bow-tie blouse and begging my grandma to style my stick-straight hair in hot rollers for that on-air coif.  Then I started watching The View in 1997 as a college senior, the very first season when Debbie Matenopoulos was the twenty-something voice of America.  No thanks to working office jobs to pay the rent, I had to take Read more...

Preschool and Elementary Open House Round Up

In addition to the Preschool & Elementary School Open House Calendar, here’s the roundup of Open Houses and information sessions area schools are hosting from through the end of February:Tuesday Feb. 23Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase, 10am-12pm at 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (school entrance is on West Ave, one short block from Bradley and Wisconsin Ave.) Oneness-Family School (OFS), the international peace academy, offers programs children age 2 through grade 8, Read more...

Washington DC Saturday February 27 Family Event With Mirasa Designs & Giveaway

Mirasa Designs is an online store of gorgeous handmade gifts for babies and children. Using the traditional Indian ari and kantha embroidery techniques and bright, happy colors, these are truly unique presents to bestow at the next baby shower or birthday.  All of the stuffed animals, pillows and other products are fair trade, and with each purchase, a donation is made to Room to Read, a foundation dedicated to promoting education in developing countries.EVENT & 10% OFFWant to Read more...

February 20, February 21 Washington DC Weekend Picks

Reminder: Leave a comment, be entered to win $50!  Full details here.SATURDAY & SUNDAYMaple Sugaring Festival at Brookside Gardens, 11am-3pm both days, no registration required. Stop by and see an American tradition, watching the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish.  Everyone gets to sample a tasty treat too!SATURDAYFamily Fun at The Electric Maid in Takoma Park: Let's Pretend, 10:30am. Let's Pretend will include an imaginative adventure with theater Read more...

RESCHEDULED for FEB 20 – Learning Center for Young Children Winterfest Saturday

The Learning Center for Young Children's Annual Winterfest Children's Carnival is going on this Saturday February 20th in Kensington from 10am-2pm.There will be a moon bounce, face painting, arts and crafts and carnival games for the kids.  Adults can enjoy the 50/50 raffle and silent auction featuring numerous bargain items, including dinners at local restaurants, sporting events and theater performances.   Everyone can chow down on Armand's Pizza and desserts at the bake sale.Tickets Read more...

Best Date Restaurants in DC and Nearby Areas…According to A Parent in Silver Spring

I've been dating for 20 years.12 of them have been in The District and bordering Montgomery and Arlington counties.10 of them have been with my now-husband, Chris, the datiest date night guy you'll ever find.Now, I'm not saying he's The Super Cheese with oppressive cologne, cellophane-wrapped 7-11 roses and secret dealings with waiters to hide jewelry in my dessert.  (True fact:  we got engaged completely unplanned, ringless and while tipsy at a party.)  But the guy reads newspapers Read more...