Friday May 9: Runway Moms for the Cause – Support Needed

Date Night ~ Girls Night Out ~ Great Cause! An event close to my heart which I passionately recommend to families is happening this spring, Runway Moms for the Cause. Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) is a fashion show and gala which raises funds for non-profit organizations.  The beneficiary of the Friday May 9, 2014 show is Kidsave International, which finds loving homes for forgotten older children worldwide living in orphanages and in need of parents.Kidsave International. Kidsave has Read more...

Ringling Brothers Circus at Patriot Center This Weekend

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back in town and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed the new show, Built to Amaze! This new production by the Greatest Show on Earth is being shown every day this weekend, Friday-Sunday. This construction-themed show has elephants, tamed tigers. trained poodles, miniature ponies and horses, amazing acrobats, a woman shot out of a cannon, tight rope walkers, and hilarious clowns. The show is packed with nearly three hours of amazements.All Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. Circus Tickets

One family will WIN 4 tickets to the opening night show at the Verizon Center! All families can get tickets 50 percent off on opening night! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming back to town! Built to Amaze, a circus engineered by the Greatest Show on Earth, will be in the DC area for five weeks.Built to Amaze performs at two arenas in the Washington, D.C. area – the Verizon Center in the District from March 20 – 23and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 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...

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...