Archives for May 2013

Weekend Pick Quick Links

My apologies for just providing links for the 4-1-1 on weekend fun, but the husband has been out of town for work all week, the kids' swim team practices started up and of course, we still have homework and end-of-the-school-year craziness.I hope to be back to more extensive bloggy commentary next week! But in the meantime, here are my top recs for you to celebrate with the kids this weekend.Imagination Bethesda on Saturday 11am-4pm The best local children's street festival celebrating Read more...

Family Camps for Your Next Vacation {Sponsored Guest Post}

Thinking of doing something different for your summer vacation this year? Rather than the usual beach vacation, consider taking your family to a summer camp for a fun and active trip. From a camp that teaches families about science to one that specializes in the French language, family camps across the United States can provide your family with a unique and fun experience. Here are a few different family camps that will cater to everyone’s interests.If your family wants to…Learn a Read more...

Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Family Fun Picks

Rockville Hometown Holidays Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 2-10pm: Kids' activities, Taste of Rockville Yummies and over 30 bands just doing their thing, dog. (So sorry, my husband made me watch American Idol with him again this season. Who still watches that?) Look for the Purple Zone for the family activities. Saturday has the Bach 2 Rock kids on stage from 2-3:30pm, Milkshake from 4:30-5:30pm, and Adventure Theatre-MTC is performing from 6-6:45pm. 20 restaurants sell their goodies for just Read more...

Big Nate is Great: See It at Adventure Theatre Before June 2nd

Big Nate at the Adventure Theatre MTC is Awesome Theatre for Kids It is becoming trickier and trickier to entice my previously theatre-enthused nine-year-old son in attending a weekend play or musical with Mom. But all I had to say were two words, BIG NATE, and Charlie was totally into it. He loves this series of New York Times best-selling comic book compilations about a troublesome but loveable, cartoon-drawing-drums-playing tween. Christopher Youstra and Jason Loewith have excellently adapted Read more...

Saturday Real Food for Kids Tasting Event in Takoma Park

Bring your kids to this free event to taste healthy school lunch recipes...developed by kid chefs!Real Food for Kids Montgomery, a "grass-roots, parent advocacy group promoting whole, delicious, fresh and nutrient-rich foods in the Montgomery County Public Schools" is hosting what sounds like a fun and tasty event. On Saturday May 18 at Piney Branch School in Takoma Park (7510 Maple Avenue) from 12-2 p.m. families are invited to taste five finalists' menu creations. Everyone can taste Read more...

Partners in Preservation Big Winner

A Parent in Silver Spring served as an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I was compensated to assist in raising awareness of the importance of preserving Washington, DC’s historic sitesPartners in Preservation (PiP), American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s announced the recipients of the $1M in preservation grants. Thank you so much to Read more...

Family Fun Runs This Weekend May 11 and May 12

St. John the Evangelist in Silver Spring Healthy Lifestyle Challenge: 5K and 2K Fun RunSaturday May 11 at 9am. 10201 Woodland Drive, Silver Spring, MD US 20902. Put on your running shoes and enjoy a morning of fitness, friends and fun. The race is open to anyone and everyone. $20 per person race fee, family rates:  3 registrants $50.00 race fee, 4 registrants $65.00 race fee, 5 - 8 registrants $75.00 race fee. Proceeds benefit the parish and school. Register online or day-of. 1st, 2nd and Read more...

Truck Touch Fun for Kids Saturday May 4 and May 18

Got truck-, car-, bus-, cement mixer-, backhoe tiller-obsessed kids at home? Bring 'em to one of these fun local truck touches!  Make your mini gearhead’s year and some awesome family memories.  Silver Spring Nursery School Truck Touch Saturday May 4 10am-1pmParking lot of Silver Spring Nursery School at 10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903. (Please park at the CHI Center located at 10501 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20903.)The parking lot will be filled with Read more...

Weekend Picks and Family Events at Partners in Preservation Sites

A Parent in Silver Spring is an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I have been compensated to assist in raising awareness of the importance of preserving Washington, DC’s historic sites. As we vote to preserve our favorite local historic sites in the Partners in Preservation competition, I thought I would highlight the landmarks in the running which make for great Read more...