Archives for February 2013

Space Day Takoma Park and Kids Concert on Saturday

 

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Go See Rocknoceros at the Fillmore Silver Spring Tomorrow! Tickets Just $5!!

Rocknoceros at The Fillmore Silver Spring Saturday February 23 at 11 am.

Just $5 to see the best local kids’ band at the best local venue!! OMG, you have to go! Get tickets. 

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Weekend Pick: Thumbelina Tea Party, + Giveaway for March Performance of Thumbelina

What are you and your little ballerina doing this weekend? How about heading to Thumbelina's Ballet Tea Party, hosted by the Metropolitan Ballet Studios? Thumbelina's Ballet Tea Party is this Sunday, February 24 in Rockville and you can choose either the 10am or 1pm times (as of Thursday afternoon the Metropolitan Ballet Studios have tickets available for both tea party seatings.) Tickets are just $15 per child and adults are free, but children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (although Read more...

Free Family Day at Strathmore on Monday President’s Day

Perplexed about how to spend Monday when the kids are home from school?Don't be! Just head to Discover Strathmore! This free annual family festival is always incredible, and this year kid rock experts Justin Robert and Aaron Nigel Smith are headlining, as well as a slew of kid-centric activities.Discover Strathmore takes place on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 11 a.m.–4  p.m. No fees, no tickets necessary. My family and I attend nearly every year and we are always blown away with excitement Read more...

Teen Dance at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday Night

Parents of teenagers: Check out this awesome evening activity! The Fillmore Silver Spring is hosting a Teen Night this Sunday night February 17 from 7-10pm. With school out on Monday, your kids aged 13-18 (ID required) are invited to get their dance on while DJ Jonny Mel spins. Snacks, cotton candy, glow sticks, and more will also be on sale. TEEN NIGHT @ The Fillmore Silver Spring$10 in advanced / $15 at the doorTickets available at FillmoreSilverSpring.com8656 Colesville Road, Read more...

Winnie the Pooh at the Adventure Theatre Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers

When the Adventure Theatre MTC invited me to bring my toddler Alice to see their latest production, Winnie the Pooh, I thought they were crazy. But I would have been crazy to not take her: It was the perfect "My First Theatre" experience for a little one! Every day at church is a struggle, every instance in which I hope Alice will be able to sit quietly on my lap or in her stroller for a short period of time, a disaster. Hey, she's 21 months old and eager to explore the world around her. Read more...

School Openings and Education Events

Aspen Hill Community Nursery Open House and Community Registration Open House: Friday February 8, 9.45-11.45 am, New Member Registration: Saturday, Feb. 9, doors open at 8 am, registration 9-10am. 1001 Twinbrook Pkway, Rockville, MD. You are invited to learn about the Apsen Hill Community Nursery school, classes, and community. The school is a non-profit organization that is parent owned and operated, professionally staffed and licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources and Childcare Read more...

Washington DC Laser Tag: ShadowLand Adventures for Parties and Indoor Fun

Laser Tag is Winter Indoor Play Fun for Kids Feeling cooped up and cabin fevery with the kids on weekends? Itching to share a new, active adventure with your family? Then try a round of laser tag at ShadowLand Adventures!After two birthday parties and countless spontaneous winter weekends of running around with phaser gear strapped to our backs, I think the A Parent in Silver Spring crew can safely say that we are a dedicated ShadowLand Adventure  fan family. I have signed us up for the VIP Read more...

Ford’s Spark!Lab for Kids at the Washington Auto Show This Weekend

Ford Motor Company Group Vice President of Government and Community Relations Ziad Ojakli joins fourth grade students from the Cornerstone Schools of Washington D.C. in a Smithsonian Spark!Lab activity to build made of pasta. This weekend at the Washington Auto Show, Ford is providing fun, innovative and educational activities for kids.Ford and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Lemelson Center are sponsoring a “pop-up” Spark!Lab  at the auto show Friday – Sunday, Read more...