Friday, November 16, 2012

What's going on this weekend?

Another cold weekend ahead and I'm looking at my options as far as weekend festivities!  Being a working mom, it's a real bummer to miss out on all the fun area activities during the weekdays.  So I try (key word TRY), to hit some of the fun stuff that Abby will hopefully appreciate!  Sometimes, laundry takes priority (and in my husband's eyes, painting the living room before Abby's birthday party takes priority) but with all the holiday lights going up, it's fun to just get out of the house.  Here are my considerations..and ALL FREE (I like free).

American Indian Heritage Month @ Smithsonian Institutions - All ages, Times vary, throughout the month, Smithsonian museums will be hosting fun, educational events.  I'm sure the National Museum of the American Indian will have tons of free events, such as Saturday 11/17/12 10:30am, FREE hands-on activities for kids of all ages at the imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd level.

Capture the Holiday Magic at White Flint @ White Flint Mall in North Bethesda - Varing times, visit Santa, ride the North Pole Express or listen to holiday music, all FREE!

Thanksgiving Parade @ Silver Spring Civic Building - Saturday, 11/17/12 10am - noon.  Kick off teh holiday season with a Thanksgiving parade.  Floats will make their way through downtown Sliver Spring with lots of goodies for kids.  FREE!

The Frog Prince @ National Theatre in Washington, DC - Saturday, 11/17/12 9:30am - 11am. Baltimore's award-winning Black Cherry Puppet Theatre tells the classic Brothers Grimm fair tale about a princess and a talking frog.  Get there at least an half hour early to claim your free tickets.

Visit with Santa @ Dulles Town Center - All weekend, Visit Santa's winter wonderland!

Get Ready for Winter Story Time @ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD - Sunday 11/18/12 - 3pm.  Listen to a story about animals that will get you ready for winter, then take a walk to look for the places they camp out when the weather gets cold.

There are TONS of other age appropriate events in the area.  These are just a sampling from the Washington Parent Website.

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