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Date: Wednesdays and Saturdays
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
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
Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
Cost: $5.00 per child
***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***
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/
HOME SCHOOL JUMP- PUMP IT UP
Date : Most Wednesday’s (Always check Pump-It-up website first)
Time : 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Pump It Up – Waldorf, MD
Details: Special jump open to homeschool students
More Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/
***ALWAYS CHECK THE PUMP IT CALENDAR FIRST, TIMES MAY CHANGE OR EVENT COULD BE RESCHEDULED ***
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT CFA
Date: May 23, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: La Plata Chick-fil-A & St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf
Details: All active duty military and those who have honorably served, along with immediate family, are invited to join us for a free Chick-fil-A® Meal. Please pass this along to any military friends and family who might want to attend so that we can thank them for their service!
Visit CFAMetroDC.com for participating locations or ask restaurant for details.
STEAM STORYTIME – DAHLGREN LIBRARY (BASE ACCESS ONLY)
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Time changed to 5 PM)
Location: Dahlgren Library
Details: Join us for a special S.T.E.A.M. storytime every Wednesday evening at 5pm. STEAM storytimes will be geared towards preschool & kindergarten ages with activities or crafts for hands on learning!
Event Type: Workshop
Age Group: 3-6 Years Old
Information: STEAM EVENT LINK
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: WEDNESAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS
Time: 6:00 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.
Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Event Type: Family
Age Group(s): All Ages
Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
Registration: Purchase tickets online
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