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08/17/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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    Dates:  January 16, 2019 –  January 27, 2019

    Place: The National Theatre

    Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission

    Details: SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “An inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wanna-be rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs fromAndrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Chicago Tribune raves, “SCHOOL OF ROCK offers us a chance to be kids again, only with more talent than we ever had.”

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  • 01/24/2019 5:00 PM - 01/24/2019 7:00 PM


    Date: Thursday's January Schedule

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  • 01/26/2019 9:30 AM - 01/26/2019 12:30 PM


    Date: SATURDAY, January 26, 2019
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    Location: AR Workshop, La Plata MD

    Details :Join us at AR Workshop and bring the family for a Valentine’s Crafternoon! Make a Plank Sign, Plank Wood Tray, Round Wood Sign or Tray, Wood Photo Frame, Pedestal Tray, Youth Plank Sign, or our specialty Wooden Valentines (available only in limited workshops!)
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  • 01/26/2019 10:00 AM - 01/26/2019 12:00 PM

    Date: WINTER  Schedule
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    Location: AMC Movie Theater, Waldorf, MD
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    January 1, 2019- Bumblebee

    January 12, 2019- Mary Poppins Returns

    January 22, 2019- Glass

    January 26, 2019- A Dogs Way Home

    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.
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  • 01/26/2019 11:00 AM - 01/26/2019 1:00 PM


    Date: January 26, 2019

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    Location: The Lobby Coffee Bar, Huntingtown, MD

    Details:Join us on Saturday, January 26 as we teach your kids the art of hot chocolate!

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  • 02/07/2019 6:00 PM - 02/07/2019 7:00 PM


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    Reserve tickets in advance to save!

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