iPic Theaters in North Bethesda Opening: Halloween Party, Free Tickets, Free Memberships

  Ground-breaking new luxury movie theater (that is actually affordable!)  Free Halloween family event on Friday October 31 when school is out and open house celebrations through Thursday November 6 Free Premium Seating movie ticket when you join by November 5 Future fabulous dinner and movie date nights and memorable family movie experiences  iPic Theater Opens in North Bethesda on Friday October 31 Have you heard about the new iPic Theater opening at North Bethesda's Read more...

FREE Blowouts, Massages and More at Bubbles Bethesda Home Depot Square

Get all dolled up tomorrow Saturday October 25 from 12-4pm at the Bubbles Salon at Home Depot Square in Bethesda! There will be a live DJ, drinks, makeup applications, seated massages and more.  You can call ahead at 301.767.9889 to schedule your free blowout appointment slot. I will confess that when I do make personal appointments for pampering or hot-tening, I always book them on Saturdays. And I always rack up a hefty charge to look and feel good (while the kids have fun with Daddy.) But Read more...

South Moon Under National Harbor Style Event

The beautiful and oh-so-splendidly-stylish Maria Jose of Very Busy Mama is hosting a fabulous, free, fall fashion event. Saturday September 20, 2014 1-4pm at South Moon Under at National Harbor Maria and the fashion experts at South Moon Under are going to help us update our fall wardrobes. They are giving us an awesome 20 percent off our purchases, free visits at the Braid Bar and mini-makeovers to update our makeup. At 2pm Maria will take the floor and introduce you to a few friends Read more...

$25 off new UberFAMILY: Uber DC car rides with car seats

Do you use Uber around DC or when you travel for work? I do. After decades of hailing cabs and waiting on hold with dispatchers, I think this on-demand car/driver service is completely the bee's knees. And now you can use Uber with your kids...without lugging a car seat! You can now grab a ride when you are downtown and car seat less without that horrible guilty feeling that they should be firmly five-point buckled. Starting today, Uber is making life easier for parents in the DC metro Read more...

Free Summer Arts Events for Families

Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran through August 30, 2014 This summer, join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design for its Free Summer  Saturdays series of programming, including Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is FREE every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Be inspired by the Corcoran's permanent collection and special summer exhibitions American Read more...

Free Family Party on Sunday + $15 Gift Card & Swag for Attendees!

I am so excited that our RUUM American Kids Wear party at  The Mall in Columbia is THIS SUNDAY! I am soooo hoping to see you and your kids there! What you and your kids will receive at this awesome event: Free admission $15 off $50 purchase Goody bags full of RUUM swag Chances to win one of the big gift card door prizes! Portrait by professional children's caricature artist Fun print-outs from the on-site photo booth Kids activities, games, crafts and more coolness No Read more...

INVITATION: Free Party (with swag!) at RUUM on Sunday June 1

Save the date and mark your calendars for a private, free, awesome family party exclusively for readers of A Parent in Silver Spring! RUUM is shutting down the store just so that my friends and I can have a party. RUUM American Kids Wear, located at The Mall in Columbia, is cordially inviting you and your family to a fabulous party to celebrate summer. At the party your children will be treated to complimentary caricature drawings by a professional cartoon artist, unlimited photos in the cool Read more...

Summer 365: Summer Camp Experts

This summer my husband and I are considering sending our 10 year old son Charlie to his first overnight summer camp experience. I know I am more nervous at the prospect than is Charlie! Thankfully, the camp experts -- "counselors" -- at Summer 365 are available to walk my family and me through this process! Summer 365 is a summer camp placement service that makes the entire camp research, selection, registration and preparation process as painless and enjoyable as possible...at no additional Read more...

Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up: Saturday April 5th Family Fun

Your family can get a jump on environmental activism (and fun!) before Earth Day by participating Saturday April 5th in the largest effort to clean both the Anacostia and Potomac watersheds, the annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up.  This area-wide Clean-Up offers many local sites where families can help clean litter from along streams and river banks. From Sligo Creek to Rock Creek Park to Northwest Branch, you can find a local clean-up site that is close to your home and close to your Read more...