Sunday, December 16, 2012
The county Department of Recreation offers half and full-day programs.
- Ben Gross
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Aside from summer break, winter break may be the most highly-anticipated event for kids during the school year. But for many parents it is also one of the most stressful. Finding care for children can be challenging. In Montgomery County, the Department of Recreation is offering a few different programs. Coach Doug Club Holiday Parents can select from the 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. half day program, or the full day program, which runs until 3:30 p.m. Located at Cabin John Middle School, the program is designed for children age 3 to 13, runs Dec. 26-28 and allows children to select from sports like soccer, basketball and kickball, or from non-competitive games and activities. Cost: Full day—$113 for Montgomery County residents, $128 for non-…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
What are your favorite things to do with family in the fall?
Whether it's apple picking, hay rides or even going to a frightfest— the arrival of fall offers a ton of opportunities for family fun. Since today marks the first day of autumn, we were hoping you'd share some photos of what your family likes to do this season. Add your photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button above this article. Leave suggestions of great family events or activities in the DC Metro region in our comments section below!
Monday, December 12, 2011
A new website, launched by Bethesda moms, helps busy parents find activities for their children.
It is the age old winter dilemma. It’s cold outside, and suddenly the kids need something to do. Most parents hate slogging through hundreds of different internet sites looking for activities. Luckily, local entrepreneurs and Bethesda residents Lisa Friedlander and Ilene Miller have created a powerful tool to help. In September, Friedlander and Miller founded Activity Rocket, a free online search engine for children’s activities in Montgomery County. The site lets parents search a wide variety of activities, similar to travel search engines such as Expedia or Kayak. The site allows parents to search by activity type, age, gender, zip code, day and even cost. Recently, Friedlander and Miller sat down with Patch to discuss the site. Q: …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Despite the heat and humidity of Chevy Chase summers, you don't have to spend all your time inside.
It is a Saturday in late June, and the day stretches out before you with limitless potential. Soccer and baseball are finally over, and so for a change, you won't need to rue your decision to buy an overpriced house "close in" only to find yourself spending all your free time on Saturdays traveling through far-flung farmlands to the dreaded Soccerplex or the where-the-heck-are-we ball fields of Olney. Today you realize you won't need to kiss your spouse goodbye in the morning as he heads with one child to one sports sideline while you race with the younger one to another, managing the logistics of the third child's carpool via cellphone or Blackberry, only to all reunite late in the day with sunburn, one or two fewer water bottles, and …