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Join Calvert County for the most delicious week of winter, Feb. 16-25, 2018! Calvert County’s restaurants are ready and eager to participate this year and have already created special menus for this popular event.
Restaurant Week patrons can enter a drawing for prizes by completing an online feedback form or filling out response cards at participating restaurants.
Visit www.ChooseCalvert.com/RestaurantWeek for full event details including a list of participating restaurants, menus, a mapping feature showing restaurant locations and frequently asked questions.
Don’t miss the opportunity to try new food or enjoy an old favorite!
Winter Reading Challenge 2018
Dates: January 1 – February 28, 2018
Time: Ongoing Program
Location: Log Books at home or at the library
Details: Log the books you read, write reviews and complete challenges to Win prizes!!!!
Event Type: Literacy- Remote
Age Group: All Ages
INDOOR PLAYGROUND HOURS- ANDREWS AIRFORCE BASE JBA (BASE ACCESS ONLY)
Date: OPEN DAILY
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: JBA Community Commons, 1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
Details: Did you miss the Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony?! No problem you can still visit daily. The hours of the indoor playground will be the same as the normal JBA Community Commons hours (Monday to Saturday 7 am. to 8 p.m.) except in the case of reservations by private parties. Please reach out to their page directly for more details. This is for base access DOD and Military ID families.
Event Type: Grand Opening
Age Group: All Ages
Toddler Happy Hour
Date: Winter Schedule- Saturdays
Details: Enjoy time with your little fish in the zero-depth entry area. Adult required to be in the water with their children.
Age: 3 mos – 5 years
Cost: Resident Fee- FREE
WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
Date : Most Saturdays & Sundays (Always check Pump It Up site first)
Time : 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
Details : WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
Cost: $9.90 per child
***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***
“Fuel your Future with STEAM”
10:00am – 4:00pm
Girls of all ages will be immersed in a day of exciting STEAM
Location: Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head
Save the Date!
February 24th will be a day filled with engaging speakers and hands-on STEAM activities dedicated to empowering girls and young women towards careers in STEAM.
The Town of Indian Head Parks & Recreation Commission is partnering with industry leaders and experts in STEAM to bring attendees a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in STEAM, what STEAM is and how these fields can be used for personal career development.
Elementary School/ Middle School /High School
To register contact Councilman Smith at email@example.com
SENSORY FRIENDLY FILM
Date: Winter Schedule January – February
Time: Week Day Shows 7:00 PM/Saturday Shows 10:00 AM
Location: AMC Movie Theater, Waldorf, MD
Desciption: AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society of America to offer unique movie showings where they turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.
1/9/2018- The Greatest Show
1/23/2018- 12 Strong
2/10/2018- Peter Rabbit
2/13/2018- Death Cure
2/24/2018- Peter Rabit
2/27/2018- Black Panther
The theaters typical schedule usually has Saturday films at 10 AM and Tuesday films at 7 PM. Keep in mind things can always change when movie releases are pushed back by studios or we are unable to obtain a booking. In those cases the date for the Sensory Friendly showing typically stays the same but the movie shown may change.
Registration: Buy tickets online or at the box office
BABYWEARING INTERNATIONAL SOMD- MEETINGS
Lexington Park- 2/3, 2/16, 3/3, 4/7, 4/20 (10:00 am)
Calvert- 2/7, 3/5, 4/4, 5/14 (10:00 am)
Charlotte Hall- 2/8, 3/8 (10:30 am)
Odenton- 2/10, 3/3, 4/7 (9:30)
LaPlata- 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19 (10:00 am)
Details: Attend the free babywearing informational meeting in Lexington Park. ALL are welcome! Bring a carrier that you’d like to work with or try some of ours from the carrier lending library. If you try one you like, and want to join BWI ($30 per year), you can even take a carrier home to try it out for a month. Membership is only required to borrow, not to attend meetings.
Event Type: Mom Support
Michael’s Kids Club
Dates: Every Saturday January 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Michael’s Craft Store
Schedule: Feb 3- Love Bug, Feb 10- Valentine’s Day Cards, February 17- Kindness Craft, February 24- Spring Butterflies & Birds. March March 3- Paper Flower, March 10- Easter Egg, March 17- Easter Character, March 24- Yarn Chicks, March 31- Treat Bugs
Event Type: Craft Club
Age Group: Ages 4 and up
Registration: Walk-in or Register Online
MICHAELS SCHEDULE LINK
FAMILY STORY TIME (PD Brown)
Date: 4th Saturday of the Month
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Charles County Library- PD Brown
Details: This story time is a monthly program that is scheduled for every 4TH Saturday and includes books, songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories. It is designed for children of multiple ages and their parents. This is a 45 minute program and a simple craft is included.
Event Type: Parent/Child
Age Group(s): All Ages
Registration: Not required
More Information: http://host.evanced.info/charles/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
Date/Time: Saturday’s 12:00 PM -12:45 PM & Every Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***
Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
Cost: $5 Per child
LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Weekly hours: Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.
**Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**
Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/
WALDORF SKATE CENTER- OPEN SKATE
Tuesday Evening 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Evening 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Evening 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roller-skating is one way for kids to get some exercise and it’s something the whole family can do. Waldorf Roller Skating Center Roller and Inline Skating Rink offers open skating, where the rink is open to the public, as well as private access to the skating rink for events such as a birthday party. The rink offers rentals for regular roller skates and you are free to bring your own regular or inline skates. For beginners, skating classes are available for kids and adults of all ages. ***Always call first or check site before attending event***
Family Night (Tuesday Night)
$4.00 for Admission + $1.00 Skate Rental
Afternoon Skate Sessions
$7.00 for Admission + $2.00 Skate Rental
Evening Skate Session
$8.00 for Admission + $2.00 Skate Rental
Contact us at:
FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
Date: Monday – Friday
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
Event Type: Performance/Concert
Age Group: All Ages
Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK
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