Montgomery County Public Schools are out on Thursday, so don't forget to make plans! Here are Germantown's best bets for families this week:
• ALL DAY OPEN GYM AT ROMP N' ROLL
Where/When: Romp n' Roll, today from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Why Go: This is a great place for babies and toddlers to burn off excess energy. (Romp n' Roll offers Open Gym daily during the week at various times; this Thursday, it runs from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.)
Pricing: $7 per child, free for members. For children ages 3 months to 6 years.
• FEARLESS ALLSTARS GYM
Where/When: Fearless AllStars in Gaithersburg, Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Why Go: Montgomery Public Schools are out on Thursday and everyone's going stir crazy, so bring the kids ages 5 and up for a day of tumble, cheer and trampoline.
Pricing: $40 for the day, $50 includes lunch and snacks. Siblings register for half-price, call 301-977-7007 to register.
• ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Where/When: Seneca Valley High School, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Why Go: Come and enjoy this lively musical which has been described as The Little Mermaid crossed with calypso and set in the Caribbean.
Pricing: $8 (presale), $10 (at the door).
• AFRICAN-AMERICAN PARENTS COUNCIL SUMMIT
Where/When: Northwest High School, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Why Go: Does your child attend Northwest High School? Parents, students and teachers are invited to come and discuss ways to bridge the achievement gap. Students can earn SSL hours for attending.
• KNACK EASTER CRAFTS
Where/When: Michael's in Milestone, Saturday and next Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Why Go: Kids ages 3 and up are invited to decorate a craft Easter egg on Saturday and make a craft Easter chick on Tuesday.
Pricing: $5 for Saturday's craft; Tuesday's craft is free.
• SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PTSA PROM DRESS SALE
Where/When: Seneca Valley High School, Saturday from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: Support Seneca Valley High School and snag a prom dress at the same time! All dresses cost less than $50. Anyone purchasing a dress will be eligible to win a free updo.
Pricing: Free entrance to the sale.
• DAUGHTER & DOLL TEA PARTY
Where/When: Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: Young ladies and their favorite dolls are invited to an afternoon of tea and fancy snacks in the elegant Kentlands Mansion.
Pricing: $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations are required, call 301-258-6425 for details.
• TODDLER TIME
Where/When: Germantown Public Library, Tuesday from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Why Go: Your 12 to 24-month-old will enjoy a story time designed just for toddlers. The library requests no siblings, please.
• STEPPING STONES STORY TIME
Where/When: Damascus Public Library, Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Why Go: Damascus Public Library is known for fun, interactive story times. This event is for newborns through age 5 and their parents or caregivers; children ages 3 to 5 may attend by themselves. For more information, call 240-773-9444.
And here's a bonus event for Wednesday, April 6:
• LITTLE TOTS WINTER FUN
Where/When: Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, RIO Center's lower level atrium, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: This is the last Little Tots event for the winter fun session. Come & watch the Carousel Puppets perform Spring Fling.