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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
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/
STRAWBERRY PICKING SEASON
Date: Prime Strawberry picking dates range between Mid May to Early July
Details: The warm weather has arrived and berry picking season is upon us! Check out the BERRY PICKING GUIDE for information on pick your own farms in Southern Maryland, as well as fun crafts and recipes.
Cost: Varies by location
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. ***
STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL
Date: May 26, 2018- May 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Chesapeake Beach, MD
Details: family friendly event on Memorial Weekend. Including ceremonies, concerts and parade!
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:
NATIONAL HARBOR- MOVIE ON THE POTOMAC
Time: 6:00 PM (Double features begin at 4PM)
Location: National Harbor
Details: Movies are free, crab lawn chairs and picnic blankets and watch a movie under the stars.
05.13 Despicable Me 3
05.20 Cars 3
05.27 The Lego Batman Movie
06.10 Bolt (National Harbor 10 Year Anniversary Commemorative Giveaway for the first 100 people!)
06.24 Charlotte’s Web (2006)
07.08 The Little Rascals
07.15 Alice Through the Looking Glass
07.29 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
08.12 The Little Mermaid
08.19 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
08.26 Annie (2014)
09.02 A Wrinkle in Time
09.09 The Wizard of Oz
09.16 The Wiz (1978)
09.30 The Lion King
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
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT ON THE LAWN
Date: May 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Leonardtown Baptist Church, 23520 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Details: Please join us for a family friendly movie night on the front lawn! There will be a moon bounce and sno-cones for the children to enjoy before the movie begins. Please feel free to invite friends, neighbors, and/or coworkers. All are invited, and it is a FREE EVENT! Guests will receive goody bags and be entered to win a door prize.
Cost: Admission is free!
FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- RESCHEDULED
***MOVED TO JUNE 15, 2018***
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: New Life Church, La Plata, MD
Details: Family Friendly Movie Night with games and concession. Fun starts at 6:30pm. Movie starts at 8:00pm. Bring blankets and chairs for a movie on the lawn. Voting hasn’t gotten in yet options include: Cars, LEGO Batman, Wall-E, Up and Moana.
Cost: Admission is free!
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