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DISNEY ON ICE: FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Date and Time of Performances:
Location: EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA 22030
Tickets start at: $15
To order tickets by phone: 1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online: www.ticketmaster.com
To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to DisneyOnIce.com.
Stay current on the latest developments through social media:
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #FollowYourHeart
Date: March 17, 2018- April 15, 2018
Location: Washington DC, Tital Basin
Details: The National Park Service updated the predicted the peak bloom prediction of the cherry trees to March 27 – March 31. The National Cherry Blossom Festival will still begin on March 17 with the opening of the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage. The Festival will continue as scheduled with four full weeks of programming through April 15. Check out all of the Festival’s events including the Pink Tie Party (March 15), Opening Ceremony (March 24), Blossom Kite Festival (March 31), Petalpalooza (April 7), National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade (April 14), and much more here!
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/CherryBlossomFestival/
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/
INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
Date: OPEN DAILY
Time: ALL DAY
Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
Age Group: All Ages
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. ***
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:
ECO-EXPLORATION- AWESOME EGG LAYERS
Date: April 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Details: oin staff naturalist, Hester Burch at our newly revised Eco-Adventures program where she will give a guided tour of Annmarie Garden’s Nature Nook Exhibit “Eggsibit”. You will see and learn all about oviparous animals. Meet Hester’s egg-laying friends, and enjoy fun facts about birds, snakes, insects, spiders, reptiles and more. Discover the difference between frog eggs and toad eggs with a make and take art project.
Cost: Perfect for elementary school-aged children. Parents are asked to remain on site during this program. $10; AMG Members $6. Price is for parent/child couple. Extra family members $3. Price includes full admission to AMG—stay and play afterwards!
April 6 & 13 @ 7:00pm
April 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 3:00pm
Location: Mount Vernon Children’s Theater, Alexandria, VA
Cost: Advance tickets costing $14 (plus $1.65 handling fee per ticket) may be purchased ONLINE up to three hours before any performance. After that time, tickets will be available at the door beginning approximately one hour before curtain at a cost of $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
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