Find Your Ben’s Run by Clare Goldfogle

This piece is by Clare Goldfogle, who with her family founded Ben's Run in honor of her son Ben.While running one day in 2010, my friends and I had a serious discussion about what it would take to create our own neighborhood fundraising run in memory of my son, Ben, who had recently passed away. Could we pull off a run? Would anyone participate? Could we raise any money to help fight this horrific cancer that took Ben's life? All good questions that only raised even more questions the more Read more...

Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest: Get Tickets!

Don't Miss Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest Saturday December 16 and Sunday December 17 Every Nats-loving family should make sure to attend Nats Winterfest this month at Washington Convention Center. It is the Nationals' event of the offseason will again feature two days of fun!Open to fans of all ages, guests can enjoy holiday and baseball themed activities and interactive events, meet and greet their favorite Nationals player and coaches, take a photo with Santa, enjoy their favorite Read more...

Washington Nationals’ Family Days on Sundays

We love attending a Washington Nationals baseball game as a family, but especially on Sundays! Home game Sundays at Nationals Park now throughout the regular season are official Family Days. There is a kid-friendly ticketing deal for families, Kids Run the Bases and a new Family Fun area, located inside the Right Field Gate.On Sundays, kids 12 and under receive Nats Wiffle ball and bat sets at the end of the game, and this kids' giveaway is in addition to the various other goodies offered Read more...

Boys Basketball Camp and How to Choose a Great Summer Camp for Your Child

Carl Parker is again leading his celebrated Boys Basketball Academy this summer for grades 4-7 at the Sandy Springs Friends School. During the school year Coach Parker serves as Sandy Springs Friends School Head Coach and Director of Basketball Performance, as well as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Washington Adventist University. Coach Parker brings to the boys basketball camp his collegiate-level skills to aspiring student-athletes.The Academy focuses on skill development, 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...

Family Fun Runs Saturday April 20 in Silver Spring and Landover

This weekend get out and run or walk with your family and friends for two great causes.Ben's Run is a 5K and family 1 mile run/walk (friendly dogs on leashes welcome too!) this Saturday April 20 in Silver Spring. The race honors of local boy Ben Goldfogle who died of Acute Myeloid Leukemia on September 3, 2009, one month before his 12th birthday, after a six-year battle.Proceeds from Ben’s Run 2013 will benefit the oncology and bone marrow units in the Center of Cancer and Blood Disorders Read more...

Weekend Pick: Family Fitness Fun with KazokuFit on Saturday

This family fitness event on Saturday November 10 at The Kentlands looks incredible! Hosted by KazokuFit, the focal point of the fun is an entertaining obstacle course challenge for kids and their parents.  All participants 12 and under receive a T-shirt and temporary tattoo upon completion of the challenge.There will also be loads of kids' fair fun brought to us by Andy's Parties: inflatable slides and moon bounces, face painters, additional fitness challenges. Other sponsors are providing Read more...

Washington DC With Kids: Activities from A to Z

Washington, DC Things to Do with Kids from A-Z In honor of the end of the school year, I thought I would compile for you a list of suggested summer activities in the style of those bulletin board alphabets teachers staple above the chalkboard. I hope you and your family enjoy these 26+ outings as much as my family and I have!AMF Free Summer Bowling and Regal Cinema $1 Movies -- Summer is a great time for freebies from kid-oriented businesses, such as AMF's program of two free games per Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Free Nationals Tickets (TWO Families Will Win!) and 50% Off Tickets from Eversave

Eversave Washington DC is offering TWO lucky A Parent in Silver Spring readers free family 4-packs of tickets to Nationals games! And ALL of us can get tickets to select Nationals games for half off thanks to Eversave DC. (If you still need a Father's Day present? You're welcome!)UPDATE: The randomly-drawn winners were Carylin and HeatherCMD.Is there a better way to spend a summer DC day than by taking in a Nationals game? I think not. Want proof? Check out my love letter to the Nationals Read more...