Archives for May 2012

A Parent in Silver Spring Joins Going Out Gurus Got Plans? Chat Today at 1pm

Looking for things to do with your kids this summer in Washington, DC?Then join today's Got Plans? chat with the illustrious Going Out Gurus of The Washington Post's Going Out Guide. I'll be joining them as a guest guru and we will be focusing on family summer fun. You can also submit your questions for the chat now and Post experts such as Alex Baldinger, Fritz Hahn, Justin Rude, Amy Joyce and I (?!) will provide outing and event suggestions.The Going Out Guide blog featured my family and Read more...

Summer Day Camps With Openings in Montgomery County

If you Washington, DC-area parents have already secured summer day camps for your children, I applaud you. With the end-of-school-year nuttiness and swim team starting up, I have to confess that I have not.Thankfully, the folks at M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation still have a wide variety of kids' camps for summer 2012 with openings. Whether you have a preschooler, elementary schooler, tween or teen, there are lots of options and camp focuses. My family and I do not Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Medieval Times Tickets and Memorial Day Special

Medieval Times Rocks, Tickets for Memorial Day Weekend are the Lowest Prices of the Season, Win Free Tickets for Your Family This Summer The Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament at the Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle (located at Arundel Mills in nearby Hanover, MD in Anne Arundel County) was, in the words of my son Charlie, "The most fun out-to-dinner Saturday night ever!" I have heard about this show ever since I was a little girl growing up seeing the ads on TV, but had never experienced. We all Read more...

Artomatic: Free Fun for DC Families

Artomatic opens tonight, May 18, at 6pm. Artomatic 2012 is a month-long art festival in the DC area that is "by artists, for everyone," with no charge for admission or workshops.This year's event is a Crystal City office building scheduled to be demolished, featuring 10 floors of art by more than 1,000 artists. of every medium. Visual art, music, performance, film, fashion, and more are highlighted. Workshops, tours, seminars and other events are held all month long.Special events for kids Read more...

Walk for Flynn on Sunday in Rockville to Benefit Research Down Syndrome

This Sunday, take a stroll with your family for an important cause, Research Down Syndrome (RDS), and in memory of a beloved local son, brother and small but mighty RDS champion who passed away this year. A Walk for Flynn Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM North Lake Center at 15101 Bauer Drive in Rockville, Maryland (this is the holding school for Beverly Farms ES, previously known as Manor Lake ES).Donation:  $20 per person.  Make checks payable to Research Down Syndrome (RDS)RSVP:  Read more...

Skate-A-Thon Saturday Evening May 12 in Rockville — Family Fun for a Great Cause

My IRL friend Jean, writer of the pee-your-pants funny blog Stimeyland, has a son who plays hockey for a unique team for kids with developmental disabilities, the Montgomery Cheetahs. Jean says of the Cheetahs, "It means everything to us."Jean has three kids. I have three kids. The scheduling and driving and commitment required of us parents for our kids' extracurricular activities is daunting. Admittedly, I would rather ditch the whole process and go play soccer as a family in the backyard, Read more...

Free Mom’s Night Out with Madewell and DC Style Factory

Head to the Montgomery Mall location of Madewell (one of my favorite stores for casual chic clothes that last forever) for an evening of shopping tomorrow, May 10. Not only will there be drinks and nibbles, you can also receive assistance from a professional stylist (just like the celebs).Bring in an item of your clothing that stumps you and experts from DC Style Factory will show you how to wear it using touch with Madewell clothing and accessories. Because space is limited for this free Read more...

Free Workshop Monday Hosted by Takoma Women’s Business Network

DC Family-Friendly Foodie Event: Taste the World in Silver Spring

This is a Guest Post by Silver Spring Town CenterTaste the World in Downtown Silver Spring's Fenton Village Sunday, May 6, 1-5pm Nearly two dozen restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the second annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fenton Village is located just south of downtown Silver Spring between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington avenues and Fenton Street.Pictured above: The band Eastern Standard Time Read more...