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, 2010 The 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 Mall Saturday 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...

Saturday Afternoon Family Fun: Make Some Noyes Dance Party!

Don't miss the first Make Some Noyes Family Dance Party on this Saturday, October 16th from 3-5pm on the Warner Mansion Grounds at 10231 Carroll Place in Kensington. It's right across the street from the Noyes Children's Library, the reason for the celebration. This is the first in a series of dance parties to raise funds in an effort to save the historic Noyes Children's Library in Kensington, Maryland that has been serving the children and families of our community since 1893 and is one of Read more...

Sunday Fun: The Great Zucchini at Great Kids Village Silver Spring October 17 at 10:30am

Catch the  hilarious Great Zucchini on Sunday October 17 at 10:30am at Great Kids Village Silver Spring in the former Mayorga Coffee Factory site on Georgia Avenue. Tickets are just $8...a pretty great deal considering my kids are OBSESSED WITH THE GREAT ZUCCHINI and they will brush their back molars and floss for a week when I promise to take them to a show with this crazy dude. But don't take my word for it - check him out for yourself: The Great Zucchini from MultoMedia on Vimeo. Read more...

National Building Museum Family Festival on Saturday

Science You Can Sing To at Jammin’ Java This Saturday

This Saturday October 9th at 10:30am, Ryan Buckle and Friends are bringing the Swamp Stomp Boogie and “Science You Can Sing To™" to Jammin' Java! My family and I have seen this concert and it is really great, educational, palatable, danceable family music. My kids had a great time at the May show, dancing and singing along with Ryan, his guitar and the other kids. And car trips with the CD are a pleasure. The songs have a Bare Naked Ladies-meets-Fountains of Wayne-meets-Jack Johnson sound Read more...

Community Bulletin Board: Kensington Nursery School Yard Sale This Weekend and More!

From time to time, I post free listings from local groups, especially non-profits, local organizations and independently-owned businesses .  I hope they are of service to you! ************* Kensington Nursery School Fall Yard Sale This Saturday October 9th, 9am-2pm. (Please note that the yard sale is NOT held at the school, but instead at 11212 Landy Court in Kensington, MD - click that link for directions and map). They're selling children’s clothing and accessories, toys, books, home Read more...

Fall Fashion Picks – What This Cheapskate Is Buying To Look Cute

Thanks to all of you who emailed me that you have liked my style picks in the past. I'm flattered! Hey, a few emails is all the prompting I need to talk about shopping. Favorite Fall Boots: Flat Suede High Boots from The Loft $158 I love how these are real leather, flat for running around with the kids, can accommodate my wide calves, have the over-the-knee option for a long lean knee-less line with skirts, and the fold-over the top option too.  This is a great deal if you receive one of Read more...