Grab & Go Kids Planner: April 27 - May 3
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Here are this week's best bets for Germantown families.
This is a good week to enjoy a concert, explore Maryland, take one last hop down the bunny trail, and get hooked on fishing. Enjoy these fun activities this week:
• BACH2ROCK BAND SHOWCASE
Enjoy performances by elementary, middle and high school bands.
Where: Lakefront Plaza, Washingtonian Center
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29
• MARYLAND DAY 2011
Everyone is invited to have fun and explore more than 400 scheduled events and activities. The campus will be broken into six areas of exploration: Science and Tech Way, Ag Day Avenue, Arts Alley, Sports and Rec Row, Biz and Society Hill and Terp Town Center. Alumnus Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of Wimpy Kid" series, will be on hand to speak and sign books. Plan your day here.
Where: University of Maryland, College Park campus
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30
• SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY TIME
Preschoolers and their families are invited to enjoy this special story time together.
Where: Germantown Public Library
When: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 30
• MUSIC TOGETHER
Children, ages 4 and younger, and their caregivers can enjoy learning about music through songs, movement and activities. Call 240-777-0196 for more information.
Where: Rockville Public Library
When: 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30
• GET HOOKED ON FISHING
Bring the kids ages 12 and older (along with your fishing tackle!) to this workshop. Learn how to choose good fishing holes, tie reliable knots, and cast your line. Dress for the weather.
Where: Black Hill Regional Park, Boyds.
When: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Price: $20 ($16 for Friends of Black Hill)
• 16th ANNUAL BUNNYLAND
This is the last weekend to enjoy a tractor-driven hayride, hunt for Easter eggs, play in the hay romp and castle, and swoop down the giant slides.
Where: Butler's Orchard
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.
Price: $6 for adults, $8 for children. Food and additional activities extra.
• TINY TOTS
This half-hour puppet show is designed for children ages 4 and under. Saturday's performance is "Baby Bear's Birthday." Sunday's show is "Penguins' Playground." Reservations are strongly recommended, call 301-634-5380 to reserve your tickets.
Where: The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1
Price: $5 per person
• MAKE-IT TAKE-IT EVENTS
Decorate a T-shirt or apron (Saturday), make jewelry (Sunday) or create a Mother's Day card (Tuesday). Sunday's event is for ages 14 and older; the other events are for ages 3 and older.
Where: Michaels, in Milestone
When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30; 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1; 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
Price: Free for Sunday's event; the cost of supplies on Saturday and Tuesday
• TODDLER TIME
Walkers ages 12 to 24 months can enjoy simple rhymes, songs and stories. The library requests no siblings please.
Where: Germantown Public Library
When: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 3
• STEPPING STONES STORY TIME
This fun and interactive story time is for children age 5 and younger.
Where: Damascus Public Library
When: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 3
And one bonus event to get you started for next week:
• LITTLE TOTS SUMMER FUN KICK OFF
The Great Zucchini kicks off its Wednesday morning performances for kids.
Where: RIO Center's atrium at the Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg
When: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4