Archives for April 2010

Guppy Gala Giveaway – Win Tickets to the National Zoo’s Fab Family Event on May 14

The Guppy Gala at the National Zoo is Friday May 14 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m, and you can win four free tickets for the little guppies in your family (and their parents too)!This splish, splash of a bash is an ocean of fun with animal encounters, tasty treats, silly songs, educational learning and dinner provided by Subway!A swimmingly fun time is waiting for you!Activities Include:A mock construction site Rock-climbing walls Obstacle courses Mazes Costumed characters Read more...

Swamp Stomp Boogie Concert & Science Fun on Saturday!

The winners of the Swamp Stomp Boogie CD giveaway are Diana R., Steve Miller, Mommy Jones, Sonia M., and Whitney W.But EVERYONE is enthusiastically invited to come hear Ryan Buckle and the Swamp Stomp Boogie Band live in concert at Jammin’ Java on Saturday May 1st at 10:30 a.m! It's not only a kid concert, but there will be hands-on science stations for kids to do experiments and play, thanks to the Curiosity Zone!(Also, I’m going to emcee the event and introduce the band.  Read more...

Giveaway: Win a Facial at Blue Heron Wellness & Vote for Washingtonian’s Best of Washington 2010

Just a friendly reminder that there are still a few days left in April to win this month's $50 gift:A 30-minute facial at Blue Heron Wellness!Blue Heron Wellness, the integrated wellness center specializing in acupuncture, therapeutic massage, yoga and herbal medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, is now offering natural skin care services. Their expert estheticians provide safe, effective treatments and products to assist us in meeting our health and wellness goals for our skin.  Read more...

No Reservations: An Evening With Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert

Calling all Bourdain groupies, Top Chef devotees and general foodies:  The infamously grumpy, sharp-tongued host (and new father, awww) of NO RESERVATIONS, Anthony Bourdain, is coming to the Warner Theatre on Friday, May 21.  He'll be joined by Eric Ripert, local restaurateur of West End Bistro, Chef and author and host of PBS' Avec.The guys will be bantering back and forth about what really goes on behind kitchen doors in the restaurant biz. Through illustrative anecdotes, stories and a Read more...

Rockville Science Day TODAY – Don’t Miss It!

Rockville Science Day TODAY - April 25, Noon-5pm, free The 21st annual Rockville Science Day will have hands-on exhibits in science and engineering fun for all ages. From reptiles to rockets, from chemistry to robotics, from genetics to astronomy, come see what makes science a life-long passion.  At the Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville MD 20850The Gem, Lapidiary and Mineral Society of DC will be there in full effect with a cool crystal Read more...

Busted at the Grocery Store – On DC Metro Moms

As some of you know, I'm a regular contributor to the DC Metro Moms Blog.  This group of area writing mamas provides daily fresh content on the joys, jokes and jeezlouise parts of parenting.Today I'm on there with an updated account of my one of my old school greatest hit posts over here on APISS about how my kids eat their way through the grocery store.  You'd think in these crazy modern times we'd have bigger to fish to fry, but funnily enough, I've received a fair amount of comments and Read more...

University Park Co-Op Annual Spring Consignment Sale on May 1

What do a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, a Maclaren stroller, a wooden train table and a pair of immaculate Mary Jane Robeez have in common?Other than being completely overpriced but cute accessories of kid-dom, I have found them all at thrift stores and consignment sales!But my blogging buddy Thrift Store Mama is THE QUEEN of the thrift sale.  And if she, one of the best DC area bloggers, says that the University Park Co-Op Annual Spring Children's Clothing and Toy Sale is one of the Read more...

You Wish You Had Preschool Events Like We’ve Got in Silver Spring

You may cry bitter tears from your urban loft in Adams Morgan, historic Georgetown rowhouse or gated Potomac estate that you're not in possession of a 20901-10 zip code, but  don't despair!  You are warmly invited to attend these fam-tastic events hosted by Silver Spring preschools - both on Saturday May 8:Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery Spring FairSaturday May 8, 10am-2pm, 504 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 The Fair will feature the marionette puppet show, “The Read more...

Happy Earth Day! 40 Years and Counting – Guest Post by Jennifer Chambers of Hiking Along

Jennifer Chambers is the founder and leader of Hiking Along, a hiking and science program that “engages children in exploration of the natural world and encourages them to appreciate and learn about the environment and how humans impact it.” Jennifer leads groups of children, preschool to high school, on hikes of scenic trails around the Metro DC region and in hands-on science activities.  Read on for her recommendations on how we can likewise share a respect of the Read more...