Archives for October 2010

November Open Houses: Preschool – Elementary

This coming week’s Open Houses and information sessions by area schools:St. John the Evangelist Preschool and K-8 Elementary in Silver Spring Thursday November 4th 8:30am-11:30am. Located at 10201 Woodland Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902 (Near Georgia and Dennis Avenues, at the intersection of Silver Spring, Kensington and Wheaton). Meet the teachers, take a personally-guided tour of the campus and classrooms, and consider this great, reasonably-priced school when making your preschool Read more...

Halloween Rocks! – Family Festival on Friday to Start the Halloween Weekend

Wednesday Morning Lectures for Moms, On-Site Childcare

What Are You Doing Wednesday Mornings?Guest Post by Joan Wolf Wednesday Morning Group Program CoordinatorHave you heard about the Wednesday Morning Group Lecture Series?  We have been penned as an "intellectual injection" and "mom's sanity pill". Intrigued?The WMG is a weekly meeting of professional women, men and parents who gather in a spirit of mutual support, camaraderie and intellectual curiosity to hear and interact with stimulating guest speakers and each other. We Read more...

Ellen Pompeo IRL: She Believes in Helping Babies and Moms

Selfish Mom Amy Oztan; Teicia Gaupp of Jersey Moms Blog;  Ellen Pompeo; me; Cristie Ritz King of The Traveling Circus, Right Hand Mom and Jersey Moms Blog; and Dada Rocks' Adam Cohen.I met Ellen Pompeo in New York on October 5th for a Huggies Every Little Bottom diaper drive and media event, introducing Ellen as the spokesperson for Huggies' effort to inform the public about the issue of diaper need.When she heard that 1 in 3 mothers in America are struggling to provide diapers for their Read more...

APISS Proclaims Nats Love on Draft Day Suit

Sportsperts Sarah and Laurie at Draft Day Suit were good enough to invite an amateur, pedestrian baseball fan over to guest post this week.I'm proclaiming my love for The Washington Nationals. Have a look.  Go ahead and criticize. I promise to work harder next season.By the way, have any of you with kids invested in season tickets?  Advice from veteran parents as to the magic age of sharing weekly games with your children?  Huge props to Patti for recommending the local minors games while Read more...

Disney on Ice Toy Story 3 in Fairfax Wednesday-Sunday

DISNEY ON ICE  PIXAR’S TOY STORY 3 is COMING TO FAIRFAX, VA OCTOBER 20-24!Toy Story 3 was one of my kids' favorite movies this year (OK, mine too!) And we're also big fans of Disney on Ice, having attended the shows that have come to the DC area the last two years. So we're totally excited that a cast of world-class skaters is bringing Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the rest of the gang to town tomorrow through this weekend. The show's plot: Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie escape Read more...

A Play Just for Kids: The Little Red Hen on October 30th

From the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center:Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center Presents “The Little Red Hen,” October 30, 2010The classic story of “The Little Red Hen” becomes a side-splittin’, foot-stompin’ country musical adventure when Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center welcomes the Arts Alive Children’s Series on October 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. The musical tells what happens when a hen and her common sense combine with the tricks of the conniving fox to Read more...

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall – Free Event!

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National MallSaturday Oct 23 & Sunday 24, 2010, 10:00am-5:30pm National Mall, 1st  to 7th Streets; Pennsylvania Avenue, 12-14th Streets, and surrounding areas (closest metro stops: Smithsonian and Federal Triangle on the Orange and Blue lines)What is the universe made of? Why did dinosaurs go extinct? What do magic tricks and hip-hop have to with math? What can amphibians and reptiles tell us about the environment? What do engineers Read more...

Consignment Sales: 4 Corners Community Nursery Tues – Thurs, University Park Saturday

The 4 Corners Community Nursery Consignment Sale is a great way to find gently used and super deals! on baby clothes, children's clothes, baby gear, maternity wear, toys, games, puzzles, outdoor play items and more.If you've attended in the past, please note that it's held at a new location this year: Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 801 University Blvd West, Silver Spring, MD 20901 (Directions and map.)Dates and TimesTuesday, October 19th              7:00 p.m. – Read more...