Archives for June 2010

Splash Parks, Spraygrounds and Dad Life: Viral Video of the Week

It's official: Hitting the spray park with your kids, rocking the Dockers and Blackberry holster, tearing up during Toy Story 3 and tending the hydrangeas are totally gangsta. Aw yeah.Dad Life from Church on the Move on Vimeo. Was your first thought, "Where's a 'splishy-splashy' I can hit with the kids today?" You're a mom or dad after my own heart. Here are the places I checked out a while back in  "A Hot Time to Get Soaked" in the Post. A ** indicates places we have re-hit this year Read more...

Imagination Stage in Bethesda Debuts Two Pirate Plays for Kids

All us land-lubber piracy-fanatic families are in luck this summer:  Imagination Stage in Bethesda is offering two pirate plays for kids!And there's also a very cool Special Opening Night Ticket Offer:Buy limited balcony tickets for just $15 per person for the opening night of either play and receive access to backstage tours and a post-show reception with the actors!Call the Box Office at 301-280-1660 to reserve tickets for the opening night package of How I Became a Pirate on Read more...

Montgomery County Heritage Days Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27

Montgomery County Heritage Days are a great weekend activity for both the kids and the grown up History Channel fanatic in your family.  Music, kids’ activities, food – and history too!  There are over 40 sites throughout the County that are free to to the public.Heritage Days events that look especially family-friendly:Sandy Spring Museum - Saturday and Sunday. Story reading by children's author Mary Hogan and The Little Gym of Olney will have special program on Saturday Read more...

KidzRock Father’s Day Bash Today

Still searching for something special to do on Father's Day?  Then head to KidzRock at The Rooftop today from 4-6pm for a fun family party that will honor Dad AND entertain the kids. Rocknoceros will hit the stage, there'll be a DJ spinning family-friendly hits and with Buffalo Wild Wings as an event sponsor, I'm thinking that there HAVE to be wings for noshing at the event (but I'm still waiting for absolute confirmation on that).Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door and proceeds Read more...

TICKETS ALL GONE to Despicable Me in 3-D CGI in Georgetown Tuesday July 6 at 7pm

UPDATE: All tickets have been distributed.DESPICABLE ME is rated PG and features the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, that teen chick from iCarly and Fräulein Maria herself, Julie Andrews.  Here's my bastardization of the official Despicable Me film boilerplate.  I hope the studios don't mind:In a happy suburban neighborhood sits a black house surrounded by an army of funny little yellow guys developed especially for marketing toys.  Read more...

Summer Weekend Family Events in the Washington DC Area

Happy Father's Day weekend!Family Skate Nights on Fridays, Family Movie Nights on Saturdays at the Wheaton Outdoor RinkDoors open at 7pm movie starts at Dusk. $2.50 per person (2 & under FREE). Bring your own blanket or chairs...or skates. No outside food or drink - snacks will be available for purchase. More info here.Fenton Street Market in Downtown Silver Spring on Saturdays 9am-3pmFree Brazilian dance lessons--for adults and kids--from 12 to 2 in the Village Read more...

Huggies Every Little Bottom Program Gets Millions of Diapers to Babies in Need

Can you imagine having to choose between feeding your child and changing her diaper?In the United States, one in three mothers have had to make that choice.Huggies® and its parent company, Kimberly-Clark, commissioned the Every Little Bottom study and found that many, many families are desperately in need of clean, dry diapers. The study revealed1 in 3 moms have had to cut back on basics such as food and electricity to provide enough diapers for their babies.Mothers have had Read more...

Lincoln’s Cottage Summer Learning For Kids

This program is uniquely tailored for children age 5-9, but if you'd like to visit Lincoln's Cottage on another day...Ticket Prices for The Signature Cottage TourAdult: $12 Children (6-12): $5 Members (must present valid i.d.): $6 Military (must present valid i.d.): $10Buy Tickets here.Ticket & Tour InformationAdmission to the Cottage is by guided tour only; tickets are required. Advance ticket purchase is the only way to guarantee your spot on a tour. On-site Read more...

The Last Airbender: Free Movie Tickets to Advance Screening June 29 in Silver Spring

UPDATE: Tickets are all gone!I'm really rooting for M. Night Shyamalan to redeem himself with THE LAST AIRBENDER.  Even after wasting a few hours of my life watching The Happening and The Lady in the Water, I am giving him another chance.Because THE LAST AIRBENDER?  LOOKS SO AWESOME.  And it has Dev Patel.  And I'm still committed to M. Night's brilliance, especially since this film will at least have crazy cool special effects.And most importantly, it's the type of film to Read more...