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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
SUMMER FUN FRIDAY
Date: June 29/July 27/August 3,10,17,24,31
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: James E Richmond Science Center
Details: See 2 movies for $8! For more information and movie schedule visit…http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/fun-fridays/
WHAT: Summer Scavenger Hunt at St. Charles Towne Center Families invited to search, spin and win weekly!
Scavenger Hunt: Daily; June 23 – August 25
Mall Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed July 4, 2018
WHERE: St. Charles Towne Center
HOW: Families can download the FREE weekly scavenger hunt sheet from links on Facebook page or by visiting the Mall Office. Prizes are geared towards children ages 3 – 10; limited to one per child per week while supplies last. Prizes can be collected up to a week after the last Saturday posting. Additional prizes are available to parents that post a photo and comment on each week’s Facebook page post (while at the mall) OR by signing up for a FREE Simon Family Membership. It is recommended to call ahead to confirm prize availability.
MORE INFO: For full rules and regulations and more information, please visitsimon.com/stcharlestownecenter for more information.
Date: June 1, 2018- August 31, 2018
Time: All Day 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Lord Calvert Bowl, Huntingtown, MD
Details: Lord Calvert Bowl is dedicated to kids and ensuring they have a
safe and fun place to be themselves.
Our Say No To Drugs program offers FREE bowling for kids!
Simply register your kids in the program and receive
one FREE game every day all Summer long. That’s it!
Subsequent games and shoes are only $2.50 each.
Remember to bring your Say No To Drugs card with you
if you are already registered. Ages 2-18 Call 410-535-3560 for more information.
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/
SUMMER TIME AT MY GYM
***This is one of my families favorite places to play!!! The coaches are amazing, the facility is always clean and my kids beg to back for more fun time and time again!!!***
Date: July – August
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: My Gym, Waldorf
Event: Kids Program
Age Group: 4 – 10
Cost: Buy a pass for $18-23 depending on which pass you purchase
SHOW TIME FROZEN
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Library: CCPL / Potomac Branch
Location: Potomac Meeting Room
Event Type: All Ages
Age Group(s): All Ages
SHOW TIME MAMA MIA!
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Library: CCPL / West Branch
Event Type: All Ages
Age Group(s): All Ages
MCFAMILY FUN NIGHT
Date: Every Friday
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Waldorf, 11025 Mall Circle, Waldorf, MD 20603
Details: McDonalds hosts a great kids night every Friday Night. Most of the kids night are themed for the holidays or to go with the kids meal offered that month. (Check your mobile App for deals! Most Friday’s there are amazing diner specials.)
Event Type: Kids Night
Age Group: All Ages
Information: HAPPY MEAL MENU 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
BLUE CRABS BACKFIN BUDDIES GAME SCHEDULE
Dates: NOT ALL FRIDAYS SEE SCHEDULE
Times: 6:35 PM
Location: Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Regency Stadium) Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD
For just $15, your child will get tickets to EVERY Blue Crabs Sunday home game, a sweatshirt drawstring backpack, plus tons of other perks that are only available to Backfin Buddies. Kits include:
KIDS PLAY WRITING FESTIVAL
August 10 – August 19
Friday and Saturday – 7pm
Sunday – 3pm
Details: Every year, the Twin Beach Players host a playwriting competition, open to all school age children in the state of Maryland.
Please come out and be a part of this wonderful kids’ program or show your support for these talented kids by attending a show!
There’s nothing more patriotic than spending the evening under the stars listing to the Nations Armed Forces bands over looking the nations capital. Visitors and local residents are invited to enjoy fFREE outdoor musical performances on Saturday nights from 7 to 8 pm. For more information visit http://www.nationalharbor.com/events/list/
May 12 – ARMY Downrange
May 19 – ARMY Downrange
May 25 – US ARMY Concert Band
June 2 – US Air Force Singing Sergeants
June 9 –Airmen of Note
June 16 – US Navy Commodores
June 23 – US Air Force Max Impact
June 30 – US Navy Sea Chanters
July 7 – US Air Force Singing Sergeants
July 14 – Navy Country Current
July 21 – US Air Force Max Impact
July 28 – US Air Force Max Impact
August 4 – 257th Army Band
August 11 – Navy Cruisers
August 18 – US Air Force Singing Sergeants
August 25 – US Air Force Band Airmen of Note
Sept 15 – US Air Force Singing Sergeants
Sept 22 – US ARMY Downrange
The Town of La Plata is hosting summer concerts May-September every Friday at 7PM weather permitting. The weekly concerts take place outside on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall; so bring your lawn chairs or blankets for sitting. Feel free to pack a cooler (no alcohol permitted) or enjoy concession from local vendors. Your little ones will have a ball in the kid’s zone which allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the kiddos. The town provides bubbles, chalk, hula hoops and balls. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit or extra change of clothes since the splash pad is turned on. With a variety of music styles ranging from oldies to country or jazz to classic rock there is something for everyone. For more details visit: Town of LaPlata link. Check out the 2018 schedule:
Friday May 25th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Drivin’ Muzzy
Friday June 1st: 7 PM to 9 PM- Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Show
Friday June 8th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Three Days of Rain
Friday June 15th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Trilogy
Friday June 22nd: 7 PM to 9 PM- Bye Felicia
Friday June 29th: 7 PM – U.S. Air Force Band Max Impact
Friday July 6th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Ryan Forrester Band
Friday July 13th: 7 PM- U.S. Navy Band The Commodores
Friday July 20th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Bucket List
Friday July 27th: 7 PM- U.S. Naval Academy Band Superintendent’s Combo
Friday August 3rd: 7 PM- 257th Army Band
Friday August 10th: 7 PM to 9 PM- The Muddy Crows
Friday August 17th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Band of Gold
Friday August 24th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Southern Maryland Concert Band
Friday August 31st: 7 PM to 9 PM- BackFin
Friday September 7th: 7 PM- U.S. Navy Band The Sea Chanters
Friday September 14th: 7 PM to 9 PM- Funkzilla
Friday September 21st: 7 PM to 9 PM- Pork Donut
Friday September 28th: 7 PM to 9 PM- John Luskey Band
US AIR FORCE MEMORIAL CONCERTS
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Air Force Memorial – 1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22204
Details: Relax, bring the family (and a lawn chair) and enjoy one of the 6 ensembles of the U.S. Air Force Band. Each Friday evening starting at 7:30 p.m. will be an exciting musical journey.
Event Type: Concert
Age Group: All
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