WEEKEND EVENTS

Can you believe that it’s already Wednesday! Another weekend is around the corner. Here are some awesome family fun events to attend this weekend:

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 28, 2017 

RAPPAHANNOCK MODEL RAILROADERS DISPLAY

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: National Museum of the Marine Corp

18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Triangle, VA 22172
Description: The Rappahannock Model Railroaders (RMR) club will have their O-Gauge model railroads chugging through displays in Leatherneck Gallery. RMR members consider themselves ambassadors of “The Greatest Hobby” and work to promote the joy of model railroading in a positive way.

Event Type: Family

Age: All Ages

Cost: Free

Registration: Not required

Information: info@usmcmuseum.org

TODDLER HAPPY HOUR- FREE SWIM

Date: 1/28/2017

Start Time: 9:15 PM

End Time: 10:15 AM

Description:  Bring your toddler to the pool for free swimming during an hour specifically for them. Enjoy time with your little fish in the zero-depth entry area. Adult is required to be in the water with their children.

Location: DONALD M. WADE – AQUATIC CENTER WALDORF

Event Type: Parent/Child

Age Group(s):  Open to children age 3 months to 5 years

Registration: Not required

Cost: Free

More Information:  https://www.charlescountyparks.com

YOUNG READERS YOUNG SATURDAY GRAND OPENING

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Capitol Hill, Library of Congress – Young Readers Center, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Description: Put on your very best book character costume, and come celebrate the ribbon cutting for a cool new reading center, story time with award-winning authors Meg Medina and Erica S. Perl, stay for crafts, book accessibility demonstrations, and a very special guest parade.

Event Type: Family

Age: All Ages

Cost: Free

Registration: Not required

Information: visit website

DC AUTO SHOW

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Description: The Washington Auto Show is also the largest public show in Washington, D.C. Over the course of its many years this beloved and historic D.C. tradition has attracted Washingtonians of all stripes – and political affiliations. Visitors enjoy the annual trek to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the entertainment, as much as for the experience of viewing the hundreds of cars on exhibit. This show is very affordable: $12 Adults, $5 (6-12 years old), 5 and under FREE!

Event Type: Family

Age Group(s): All Ages

Information: DC Auto Show

MICHAELS KIDS CLUB- TRAVEL TIC TAC TOE GAME

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf MD

Description: They craft; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a fun project designed by Sprout. Sign up online or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Event Type: Kids

Age: 3 and Up

Cost: $2

Registration: Register online

Information: https://classes.michaels.com/OnlineClasses/control/dateView?storeId=8810&zipCode=20603#

SENSORY FRIENDLY FILM- MONSTER TRUCKS

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 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.

Event Type: Family

Age: All Ages

Cost: $

Registration: Buy tickets online or at the box office

Information: https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

TODDLER HAPPY HOUR- FREE SWIM (INDIAN HEAD)

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM

Location: Lackey High School Pool, Indian Head, MD

Description:  Bring your toddler to the pool for free swimming during an hour specifically for them. Enjoy time with your little fish in the zero-depth entry area. Adult is required to be in the water with their children.

Event Type: Parent/Child

Age Group(s):  Open to children age 3 months to 5 years

Registration: Not required

Cost: Free

More Information:  https://www.charlescountyparks.com

READY, SET, REGISTER EVENT

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: BABIES R US, Waldorf

Description:  You can create or update your registry with personalized help, learn about the newest must-haves, meet & mingle with other parents-to-be…plus, enjoy games, giveaways and raffles! Reservations preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome.

Event Type: Parent

Age: Adult

Cost: FREE

Registration: No registration required, walk-in

Information: http://t.toysrus.com/shop/?categoryId=4346704

SATURDAY STORY TIME (PD BROWN LIBRARY)

Event Type: Family

Age Group(s): All Ages

Date: 1/28/2017

Start Time: 11:00 AM

End Time: 11:45 AM

Description: Drop in and share the excitement and love of reading with your child by joining us in storytime. Each story time will include reading books, dancing & music, and a hands-on activity or craft. This month’s theme is Snow Activities.

Library: CCPL / P.D. Brown Branch

Registration: Not Required

Cost: Free

More Information: https://ccplonline.org/about/events12:00pm

DROP IN FREE PLAY- UNIQUE SPORTS ACADEMY

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Description: Tumble, jump and have FUN! Open gym is fun for everyone! Please call ahead to ensure this event is taking place. Competitions for team and other events cancel this event on random Saturday’s.

Location: 109 Post Office Road, Waldorf, MD

Age: All kids!

Registration: Show Up

Cost: $10 per kid; parents do not have to pay when accompanying a child

More Information Call: 301-396-4934

FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: James E. Richmond Science Center

Description:  James E. Richmond Science Center previews a full dome show every Wednesday & Thursday night and Saturday day. See their site to verify schedule of shows playing. The shows for January are: We are Stars (Wednesdays), Exploding Universe (Thursdays) and Wonders of the Arctic (Saturdays.) 6:00PM Doors open/6:45 PM Show starts/6:00-7:00 Exploration stations.

Event Type: Family

Age Group(s): All Ages

Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free

Registration: Purchase tickets online

More information visit: http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/?page_id=3370

MONSTER JAM TRUCK SHOW

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Location: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Description:  Tickets for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, are now on sale. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com and the Verizon Center box office. Monster Jam will be performing at the Verizon Center on:

Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 p.m.

Event Type: Family

Age Group(s): All Ages

Registration: Purchase tickets online, code: ICE to save $5

More information visit: https://www.monsterjam.com/tickets

TOY BOAT BUILDING

Date: 1/28/2017

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD

Description:  Make your own toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour.

Event Type: Family

Age Group(s): All Ages

Cost: $2 donation requested with museum admission.

Registration: Not Required

More information visit: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=620

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017

MONSTER JAM TRUCK SHOW

Date: 1/29/2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Description:  Tickets for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, are now on sale. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com and the Verizon Center box office. Monster Jam will be performing at the Verizon Center on:

Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 p.m.

Event Type: Family

Age Group(s): All Ages

Registration: Purchase tickets online, code: ICE to save $5

More information visit: https://www.monsterjam.com/tickets

MOMMY AND ME SPA DAY

Date: 1/29/2017

Time Slot 1: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

End Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Description: Relax while lounging in our coordinating plush spa robes. Have your: hair styled, make up done, manicure and pedicure, healthy spa snack, mother daughter photo shoot and crafts.

Location: Chesapeake Resort & SPA

Event Type: Parent/Child

Age Group(s): All Ages

Cost: $130 Pair

More Information visit: https://www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com/events

OTHER USEFUL PLANNING TOOLS: 

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