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...

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...

Free Fashion Show and Makeovers Saturday with Clinton Kelly at Macy’s Towson Town Center

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Clinton Kelly. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.  Affiliate links are used. You know how when we pick up a magazine we see the celebs in the front rows of the fashion shows, or at fashion industry parties, smiling with one hand on their hips ?This Saturday YOU can be just like them...and it will not cost you a cent.Grab your girlfriends, leave Read more...

Glen Echo Park Family Day Saturday: Free Family Fun, Carousel Opens

The Glen Echo Park Partnership's Annual Family Day is a Free, Can't-Miss-It Family Celebration Glen Echo Family Day celebrates local families and kicks off spring with a sweet, party-packed day of free family activities on Saturday May 4 from 11am-4pm.Free awesome activitiesstorytelling by Diane Macklin Irish Dancing by the Culkin School of Irish Dance Washington Conservatory of Music  -- Voice & Piano Concert: “BritHits: A Cabaret” magic shows with Barry Wood and Alex Read more...

Scary Mommy’s New Book and Sunday Reading in Bethesda

Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) is Scary Mommy Jill Smokler's second book, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood. Jill will be reading from and discussing the new book this Sunday at the Bethesda Literary Festival!I adored, loved, devoured Confessions, and I have just downloaded Motherhood Comes Naturally to my Kindle. Like her famous, incredibly hilarious and truthful blog, this new book 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...