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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
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
CHARLOTTE HALL LIBRARY STORY TIME
Date: Summer Story time hours June 5- August 14, 2018
Location: Charlotte Hall Story Time
Details: Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities planned with ages 1-5 in mind; all ages welcome with their adult caregivers.
Free Kids Craft Event: “A Surprise for Dad”
Time: Tuesday, June 12, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Brandywine Chick-Fil-A
[While Supplies Last]
FREE SUMMER KIDS MOVIE
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: Doors open 10AM
Location: Lexington RC EXCHANGE
Details: Enjoy Free movies- See Flier for schedule!
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
STEM STORY TIME WATER PLAY
Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: CCPL- Potomac
Details: Join us for a special story time for song, dance and hands-on experiments to learn about water!
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/
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.*
Age: All Ages
Cost: Activities free, kids meals $1.99, Adult entrees see menu
INTRO TO DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Charles County Public Library- Waldorf West
Details: Join us for our official Summer Reading kick-off with CCPL’s very own 4th annual Comic Con! C4, the Charles County Comic Con, will be packed with awesome fandom adventures: get free comic books, dress up in your favorite Cosplay, join the discussion in a comic book debate, try your hand at fandom trivia or “Name that Fandom Tune,” win some prizes from the prize room, and much more! It’ll be great fun for all ages!
Age Group: 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
SENSORY FRIENDLY FILM
Date: Summer 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.
May 22- Deadpool 2
May 26- Dog Show
June 9- Solo: Star Wars
June 12- Solo: Star Wars
June 23- Incredibles 2
June 26- Jurassic World
July 10- Ant Man
July 14- Ant Man
July 24- Mama Mia
July 28- Hotel Transylvania
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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