Archives for March 2010

Free $50 Jasmere Gift Cert – Last Chance to Win!

Just a reminder that for every comment left on an A Parent in Silver Spring March 2010 post (click that link for all of 'em), you are entered to win $50 to spend at Jasmere.com on any products you love.And every new subscriber to the A Parent in Silver Spring email feed, in which you receive new posts to the website in your email box (typically 5 times a week), will receive a bonus entry!  Subscribe here. Read more...

Fenton Street Market Every Saturday This Spring!

Starting on Saturday April 17, the family-friendly and eclectic Fenton Street Market will be happening every Saturday this spring from 9am-3pm.  This outdoor market is located at the corner of Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue, Downtown Silver Spring, MD.  It is a ton of fun with indie crafters, vintage finds, home-grown and homemade foods, antiques and more from 60+ vendors. There will also be live music and interactive programs for kids and shoppers.Created by resident Hannah McCann Read more...

GLEE Season Premiere Charity Screening

If you're addicted to the singalong sitcom GLEE (making you a GLEEk, FYI) you can watch the GLEE spring premiere episode before anyone else.  A special screening is happening Tuesday night April 6th at 7pm at the Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.Tickets for the screening are $15, available here, and ALL proceeds will go to the GRAMMY In The Schools music education programs for young people.(20 bucks says someone sings Bad Romance. )Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 PMArlington Cinema ‘N’ Read more...

KidSpy Family Festival Sunday Aprill 11 at the International Spy Museum

The KidSpy Family Festival at the International Spy Museum is happening on Sunday April 11 at 11am and 12:30pm.  Kids age seven and older can get firsthand practice at being a mini James Bond.The museum asks budding 007s: Do you have the savvy to beat a lie-detector?  The smarts to break a top secret coded message?  The wits to create secret writing?  The moves of a Ninja? Families are invited to find out how they measure up at the Museum’s Annual Spy Fest. Mini-missions, tradecraft Read more...

Giveaway: Free Tickets to See Suzi Shelton at the Avalon on Saturday!

Award winning kids’ recording artist, Suzi Shelton, is playing a special show for families at  DC’s historic Avalon Theater this Saturday as part of the Avalon's family matinee program.And if you leave a comment on this post, you'll be entered to win 4 free tickets to Saturday's show, PLUS Suzi Shelton's “No Ordinary Day” CD and fun kids' DVD “Suzi Shelton: Live at Southpaw".  The winner will be drawn on Wednesday!If you want to guarantee you see the show, then reserve tickets Read more...

Reminder – Leave a Comment for $50

Just a reminder that for every comment left on a March 2010 post, you are entered to win $50 to spend at Jasmere.com on any products you love.Daily Jasmere offers cool products and gifts at 70% off retail value.  I am a complete devotee of their cool finds, and I have snagged couture jeans, original artwork, adorable kids’ tees and more thanks to Jasmere.  The more people buy the deal of the day, the more the price drops, so letting friends know about the stuff you want works to your Read more...

Sleepover Outings Make for A Night at the Museum…or the Zoo!

Want to channel Ben Stiller in either Night at the Museum or Madagascar and spend the night at a museum or outdoors with the wild animals?  These are some seriously special sleepovers!  Check out these options - registration begins this week!:The Smithsonian Associates Announces the Return of “Smithsonian Sleepovers”The Smithsonian Associates presents a true “Night at the Museum” with a unique overnight experience for children, in the National Museum of Natural History at 10th Read more...

Free Parenting Classes in Washington DC by PEP, The Parent Encouragement Program

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) has posted its spring schedule and it kicks off 4 workshops free to all parents who have never taken a PEP class!  PEP recognizes the increasing need for parenting education for all parents in our area and is working to make it as accessible as possible for everyone.Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me? A FREE workshop for all parents of kids ages 2 1/2 to 18Are you tired of saying the same things over and over to your kids and not getting results? Read more...

Washington DC With Kids March 27 and March 28 Weekend Picks

Cherry Blossoms, Easter eggs and Passover activities abound!ALL WEEKEND & NEXT WEEKTidal Basin Paddle Boats Enjoy the cherry blossoms from a paddle boat on the Tidal Basin! Mar 10, 2010 - Apr 11, 2010 8:00 am - 11:00 am Tidal Basin Boat House - 1500 Maine Avenue, SWNational Park Service - Bloomin'  Junior Ranger - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Only Join National Park Service Rangers for fun and activities as they explore the history of the cherry blossoms! Starting Read more...