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EASTER BUNNY HOPS INTO TOWN
Date: Starting March 9, 2018
Time: During regular mall hours
Location: St. Charles Towne Center
Details: March 9-31, 2018 the Bunny will be available at the mall for visits and photos.
Information: Event Link
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
DROP IN FREE PLAY
Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
Location: Unique Sports Academy
Event Type: Parent/Child
Age Group(s): 2-5
Registration: Not Required
Cost: $5 Per child
More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com
Date: Every Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Crain Highway, White Plains, MD
Details: Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Visit their website or Facebook Page to find out about special seasonal Toddler Time Events
Event Type: Parent/child
Age Group: Walking to 5 years old
Registration: Walk-in welcome!
Cost: $10 Toddler, $8 Additional Toddler, $7 Parent
Information: SKYZONE TODDLER TIME LINK
Start Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: CCPL / Potomac Branch
Event Type: Storytime
Age Group: 2 – 5
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
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Time: 2:00 PM- 2:45 PM
Location: CCPL / La Plata Branch
Details: Get ready to have fun, get energized, and mimic the world around you using your body in this fun introduction to yoga for children!
Event Type: Kids Fitness
Age Group: Open to children ages 4-9 and their caregivers.
KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROADHOUSE
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Texas Roadhouse, La Plata, MD
Description: Round up the lil’ Roadies and join us for our Legendary Kid’s Night:
$1.99 Kid’s Meal, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Arts & Crafts, Andy Armadillo and THE
Balloon Nerd!!! Kid’s Night is a ton of fun for the whole family so mosey on down to Texas Roadhouse! Please contact us at the restaurant to learn more specific details about this exciting night. *Limit 2 offers per 1 Adult Entree Purchased. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid at this location only. Not valid on holidays.*
9th- Snowman Globe
16th- Penguin Thermometer
23rd- Winter Friends Craft
30th- Snowman Coaster
Age: All Ages
Cost: Activities free, kids meals $1.99, Adult entrees see menu
Date: Tuesday Nights
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Silver Diner
Details: Kid Fun, Family fun, For Everyone! Kids Night offers…exciting themes, games, contests, activities, entertainment and much more! Kids get a free milkshake with kids meal.
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location CCPL / West Branch
Event Type: Tween
Age Group: 9 – 14
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
Date: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: CCPL- Waldorf West Branch
SENSORY FRIENDLY FILM
Date: Spring Schedule
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.
March 10 – Black Panther
March 13- Wrinkle In Time
March 24- wrinkle in Time
March 27- Tomb Raider
April 10- Ready Player One
April 14- Sherlock Gnomes
April 24- Rampage
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
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