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    WINTER READING CHALLENGE

    12:00 AM
    02/10/2018
    WALDORF WEST LIBRARY
    10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    Winter Reading Challenge 2018
    Dates: January 1 – February 28, 2018
    Time: Ongoing Program
    Location: Log Books at home or at the library
    Details: Log the books you read, write reviews and complete challenges to Win prizes!!!!
    Event Type: Literacy- Remote
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Information: https://ccpl.beanstack.org/reader365

    FARPOINT CONVENTION

    12:00 AM
    02/10/2018

    Date: February 9-11, 2018

    Location: Delta Hotel, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD

    Details: The 25th Annual Farpoint Science Fiction Convention comes to Hunt Valley, MD February 9-11, 2018. This awesome convention offers science fiction fans of all ages a weekend full of fun! You won’t want to miss the amazing presentations on science fiction, fantasy, comics and science topics or workshops on costuming, writing and swordplay and especially the oppurtunities for gaming, charity and art auctions or entertaining events such as dance, karaoke and costume contest.

    Cost: Friday single day ticket $15.00. Saturday single day ticket $60.00. Saturday evening after 6PM ticket $10.00. Sunday single day ticket $40.00.  Weekend tickets for children ages 5 and under are Free with paying adult.

    Join Far Point for geeky fun! Find Farpoint at www.FarpointCon.com, Farpoint Convention on Facebook or @FarpointCon on Twitter.

    PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND HOURS- AAFB

    7:00 AM-8:00 PM
    02/10/2018-02/11/2018
    JBA COMMUNITY COMMONS
    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    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
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: Drop-In

    VEX MS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD 20646

    ROBOTICS COMPETITION HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUES

    Date: February 10, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM -2:00 PM

    Location: College of Southern Maryland (PE and BI Buildings)

    Details: Come out to cheer on your favorite team at this years CSM Robotics Challenge. This program was started in 2007 as one of the projects funded through the college’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. This event has grown over the years to become the premier robotics competition event in Southern Maryland. Only registered team members and coach are allowed in the arena. Spectators can watch the matches from the bleachers accessible from the second floor.

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: Middle School Competition /All Age Audience

    Cost: FREE

    Information:

    http://stem.csmd.edu/roboticsevents.html

    http://stem.csmd.edu/robotics.html

    CAUSE & COUNTRY: SOLDIERS & CIVILIANS

    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    02/10/2018

    Date: February 10-11, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: 13551 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington, MD 20744

    Details: Interact with the peoples of the past.  Soldiers will be drilling, firing muskets, and performing various duties required while stationed at the fort; cooking, guard mount, etc.  There will be civilians about as well, women who are visiting their husbands, and those who are helping with the Ladies Aid Society, as well as others who would have business with the fort.

    As you enter the fort, you will be transported back to February 1863, so brush up on your history and come on out.

    Plus, the Arlington House Victorian Dance Society will be holding a dance for the soldiers and you from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  You can enjoy the dance, but we would love for you to join in a dance or two as well.  (Ladies a safety issue, please no high heel shoes if you participate.)

    EVENT LINK

     

    WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP

    9:30 AM-10:45 AM
    02/10/2018-03/14/2018
    PUMP IT UP
    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    BABY WEARING SOMD- SPRING MEETING SCHEDULE

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    02/10/2018

    BABYWEARING INTERNATIONAL SOMD- MEETINGS

    Spring Schedule:

    Lexington Park- 2/3, 2/16, 3/3, 4/7, 4/20  (10:00 am)

    Calvert- 2/7, 3/5, 4/4, 5/14 (10:00 am)

    Charlotte Hall- 2/8, 3/8 (10:30 am)

    Odenton- 2/10, 3/3, 4/7 (9:30)

    LaPlata- 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19 (10:00 am)

    Details: Attend the free babywearing informational meeting in Lexington Park. ALL are welcome! Bring a carrier that you’d like to work with or try some of ours from the carrier lending library. If you try one you like, and want to join BWI ($30 per year), you can even take a carrier home to try it out for a month. Membership is only required to borrow, not to attend meetings.
    Event Type: Mom Support

    Cost: FREE

    Information: http://bwisomd.org/

    HERITAGE CHOCOLATES - CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    02/10/2018

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Heritage Chocolates, Leonardtown, MD
    Details: Our famous Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are BACK in time for Valentine’s Day! Join us for this special event in the shop to decorate your own selection of freshly dipped chocolate covered strawberries! Come for a day date with your sweetheart, or bring the family down for a fun outing! We’ll have tons of toppings to choose from, and you can take them home in our limited edition pink box. Dipped to order: $7.99 for a half dozen or $12.49 for a dozen. (**If you cannot come in to decorate your own, you can call to pre-order your strawberries and pick them up in the shop up until Valentine’s Day**)
    Event Type: Workshop
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $2
    https://www.facebook.com/events/363780077405759/

    FREDERICKSBURG KIDS EXPO

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    02/10/2018

    Date & Time:

    February 10, 2018- 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    February 11, 2018- 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

    Location: Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center- 2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy Fredricksburg, VA 22401

    Details: There will also be a bunch of activities for the kids including inflatables, face painting, Fredericksburg’s Largest Indoor Sandbox, fire safety, meet police & fire heroes, petting zoo, pony rides and more!  

    Cost: Adults: $8 (At door) / $7 (Advance)
    Seniors (60+): $7 (At door) / $6 (Advance)
    Kids (Ages 4 – 12): $3 (At door) / $2 (Advance)
    Kids 3 & Under: Free

    http://www.fredericksburgkidexpo.com/

    TECHNOLOGY AND ART EXPO

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    02/10/2018

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM)
    This awesome expo marks the first annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Day at the museum. Organizations will be on hand all day to welcome visitors and children, and to assist with a variety of hands-on demos. Sponsors that have affirmed their involvement include:
    • ABSI Defense
    • PaxSpace
    • NASA Goddard
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • the Build a Hero Mobile STEAM Bus
    • Usborne Books,
    • Mathnasium of Dunkirk
    • the NAWCAD Mobile Fan Lab
    • Narhams Model Rocket Club
    • artist Hank Caruso
    • aerial photographers Erik Hildebrant and Liz Walter
    • St. Mary’s County Arts Council
    • Calvert Marine Museum
    • The NAWCAD Educational Outreach Office

    Event Type: Educational
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: Admission to the museum complex is $9 for Adults, $7 for Active Duty Military (with ID) and dependents, Seniors (55 & Older), $4 for kids 5-12; kids 4 & under are free.
    Information: TECH EXPO LINK

    SENSORY FRIENDLY FILMS- AMC WALDORF

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    AMC LOWES THEATER
    11115 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603

    SENSORY FRIENDLY FILM
    Date: Winter Schedule January – February
    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.

    1/9/2018- The Greatest Show
    1/23/2018- Ferdinand
    1/23/2018- 12 Strong
    1/27/2018- Paddington
    2/10/2018- Peter Rabbit
    2/13/2018- Death Cure
    2/24/2018- Peter Rabit
    2/27/2018- Black Panther

    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.
    Cost: $
    Registration: Buy tickets online or at the box office
    Information: https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

    TOTSICLES

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    02/10/2018
    CAPITAL CLUB HOUSE
    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TOTSICLES
    Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11 AM (UPDATED NEW TIME AS OF MARCH 2018)
    Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
    Location: Capital Club House
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $7/Visit
    More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

    OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY

    10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY
    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
    Times: SUNDAYS-12:00 PM – 6:00 PM/ Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY LINK

    KIDS CLUB- MICHAELS

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    MICHAELS CRAFT STORE
    3026 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601

    Michael’s Kids Club
    Dates: Every Saturday January 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Michael’s Craft Store
    Schedule: Feb 3- Love Bug, Feb 10- Valentine’s Day Cards, February 17- Kindness Craft, February 24- Spring Butterflies & Birds. March March 3- Paper Flower, March 10- Easter Egg, March 17- Easter Character, March 24- Yarn Chicks, March 31- Treat Bugs
    Event Type: Craft Club
    Age Group: Ages 4 and up
    Cost: $2
    Registration: Walk-in or Register Online
    MICHAELS SCHEDULE LINK

    TURN TABLE DEMOSTRATION

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM
    901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland 21223

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: B&O Railroad Museum
    Details: Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 B&O Roundhouse? Watch museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move a historic rail car.
    Event Type: Educational
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: Free with admission
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/BandORailroadMuseum/events/?ref=page_internal

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 

    12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    LEGO HEROS NEEDED EVENT- TOYS R US

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    TOYS R US
    11055 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM -2:00 PM
    Location: Toys R Us, Waldorf
    Details: Super fun hero mask giveaway! Build and share LEGO creations.
    https://www.toysrus.com/toys/events/in-store-events

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    ELITE GYM
    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    Date/Time:  Saturday’s 12:00 PM -12:45 PM &  Every Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Information: www.charlescountyparks.com/recreation/recreation

    CHARLES COUNTY IMPROV BEE FOR TEENS

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    WALDORF WEST LIBRARY
    10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    CHARLES COUNTY IMPROV BEE
    Date: 2/10/2018
    Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: CCPL / West Branch

    Details: Come watch the teens from local high schools compete for the BIG award: Best Improvisation Group! Teens will create hilarious skits on the spot based on suggestions in a family-friendly, county-wide competition.

    Event Type: Young Adult
    Age Group(s): Teen 12-18

    Event Link

    PRINCESS AND THE FROG PARTY & MOVIE (BA)

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    DAHLGREN NAVY BASE
    6090 Jenkins Rd, Dahlgren, VA 22448-5140, United States

    PRINCESS AND THE FROG PARTY & MOVIE (BASE ACCESS ONLY)
    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Location: Dahlgren FFR
    Details: Celebrate Mardi Gras, Princess & The Frog style at the Dahlgren Library, followed by a free movie! Beginning at 1 p.m., enjoy crafts and games at the Library. Then at 4 p.m., catch a free showing of The Princess and the Frog at the Dahlgren Theater.
    Event Type: Family
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: Open to all with base access
    Information: EVENT LINK

    WALDORF SKATE CENTER- OPEN SKATE

    1:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    WALDORF SKATE CENTER
    3410 Leonardtown Road Waldorf, MD 20601

    WALDORF SKATE CENTER- OPEN SKATE

    Dates/Times:

    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***

    Cost:

    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:
    http://www.waldorfskatingcenter.com

    MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    02/10/2018

    Date: February 10, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: 13551 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington, MD 20744

    Details: Join the Arlington House Victorian Dance Society as they instruct on the etiquette of Victorian dance.  Join in the dance, instruction is provided, or watch the dance. We ask that participants are a minimum of 10 years old and ladies not wear heels.  Meet us at the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at 1:00 for the step off.

    https://www.nps.gov/fowa/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=EC62C7CD-1DD8-B71B-0B546C07B8B8E50E

    JR PAWS CLUB

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    02/10/2018

    PAWS CLUB

    Date: 2nd Saturday of each month

    Time: 1:00 – 3:00PM

    Locaiton: Humane Society of Charles County

    Details: This is a great program that supports and encourages young animal lovers.

    Event Link

    LIFE SIZED BOARD GAMES- CCPL

    2:00 PM-3:30 PM
    02/10/2018
    PD BROWN LIBRARY
    50 Village St, Waldorf, MD 20602

    LIFE SIZED GAMES
    Date: SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Location: PD BROWN Library
    Details: In this monthly series we play a different life-sized game each month. So far we have played Clue, Chess, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Pac-Man and many others. In December we will play Mancala.
    Event Type: Family Game Night
    Age Group: All Ages
    CCPL CALENDAR LINK

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    KENNEDY CENTER
    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    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
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    MY GYM PARENTS NIGHT OUT -SWEETARTS SPECIAL EVENT

    6:15 PM-10:00 PM
    02/10/2018
    MY GYM
    1148 Smallwood Dr, Waldorf, MD 20603

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Time: 6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: My Gym , Waldorf

    Details: Parents’ Night Out is Here! Drop your kids off for hours of non-stop fun at My Gym Waldorf. Fun themed Activities includes:

    • Valentine arts-n-crafts
    • Gymnastics & Tumbling
    • Zipline Rides
    • Games
    • Plus Movie & Pizza
    • What’s a Valentine party without a little sweetness: Cupcake Decorating

    Event Type:Parents Night Out
    Age Group: 3.5 – 10 years old
    Cost: $30 Member/ $35 Non-Member
    Information: SWEETARTS EVENT LINK