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See Your Child Light Up the Adventure Theatre Stage in Shrek, Jr.!

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Many a child has probably been to one of Adventure Theatre’s wonderful shows and imagined what it was like to be on the stage, in the spotlight, performing in front of an audience. But they don’t just have to imagine it — in ATMTC’s Student Productions, they can actually experience it!

Adventure Theatre offers intensive performance and training opportunities to perform in fully produced student productions, ensemble showcases, and recitals. This winter, kids in grades 4-6 can be part of Shrek, the Musical, Jr.. Rehearsals will take place at their Wintergreen Plaza location in Rockville in the evenings while school in session, and during the days over Winter Break. And the grand finale — the performances — will be held at the theater in Glen Echo Park, on the very stage they have watched some of their favorite productions over the years.

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre. Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

With imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles, there’s a part for everyone in the dazzling adventure story. This magical opportunity begins December 19 and runs through January 15 — see the complete schedule for details. No audition is required. Tuition is $800, and you can register online here.

Adventure Theatre MTC’s offers even more programs for kids of all ages, including Winter Break camps. And I can vouch for them — both of my children have participated in the summer program and loved it!


This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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A Birthday Party Giveaway, Classes, & Open House from My Gym Bethesda & My Gym Potomac!

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Yes, you read that right… it’s a birthday party giveaway! One lucky KFDC reader has a chance to win a celebration for their child at My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac, an opportunity you definitely don’t want to pass up.

Parties at My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac cater to both kids and parents. Tailored to delight each birthday boy or girl, they take special song and game requests and incorporate them into activities that reflect their regular offerings for families. Even better, they include just about everything — set up, decor, staff to lead activities and serve refreshments, and clean up — so parents can relax and enjoy the celebration along with their child.

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Three levels of birthday party packages are available, Grand, Deluxe, and Preimer. All of them give party-goers exclusive use of the space.

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Birthday packages are just part of the great offerings from My Gym Potomac and My Gym Bethesda. They also have age appropriate classes for ages 3 months to 10 years. There are Mommy and Me movement and music classes for babies and preschoolers, and older kids love tumbling, sports, and parkour classes. Plus, they have school holiday camps and special events. Read more about everything offered at My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac.

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You can all go scope it all out for yourself! This Saturday, September 10, My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac are hosting their Free and Fun Fall Open House. From 9:30am – 1:30pm, stop by either location to learn more about their programs and parties firsthand, meet the staff, and get the year’s best prices when you sign up!

My Gym Bethesda is located at 5110 Ridgefield Road and My Gym Potomac is located at 11325 Seven Locks Road.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Grand Birthday Party package at My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac, simply leave a comment below telling me what theme your child would pick for a birthday party. To be eligible to win, you must like My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac on Facebook and follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook as well. This giveaway will run through Friday, September 16, 2016, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac, however, I only promote places, programs, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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Kids Will Dig the Young Archaeologist Club – Register for the Program Now!

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Disclosure: This is an advertisement for Archaeology in the Community, however, I only promote programs, events, and services that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Montgomery Parks Camps Offer Fun & Enriching Summer Experiences

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Not everyone fills up their kids’ summer schedule with camps months ahead — myself, included. But that doesn’t mean you missed the boat on all of the good ones. Far from it, in fact.

Montgomery Parks is proof, offering a huge selection of camps for all ages, tots to teens, at hundreds of locations across the county. From archaeology to tennis to farming to kayaking, there’s truly something to satisfy every child’s summer fun quotient!

Here are some highlights, just a few of many fun and enriching camps available:

Butterfly Flutterby Fun (Ages 8-11)
Campers will visit Brookside Gardens’ live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit Wings of Fancy, get a behind the scenes tour, create butterfly crafts, listen to stories, play games, and plant a butterfly container to take home.

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Archaeology Camp for Children (Ages 9-13)
Campers work alongside the Parks’ archaeologists at Needwood Mansion and get hands-on experience with mapping, soil identification, and artifact processing. Plus, campers will take a field trip to an historic site and do some real excavating!

Lacrosse & Other Field Sports Camp (Ages 6-13)
Beginner and intermediate level campers learn and play lacrosse and other fields sports in one fun-filled camp at the Wheaton Sports Pavilion using games, personal instruction, and drills.

Golf and So Much More (Ages 6-13)
Campers enjoy a half-day of golf instruction from a Montgomery County Golf Academy instructor, practicing putting, chipping, driving, and using irons and woods at the South Germantown Driving Range. Afternoons for full-day campers will be filled with ‘so much more’: tennis, basketball, kick ball, mini-golf, and water fun at South Germantown Splash Playground.

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Register for any of the above camps or find a multitude of other fantastic sessions on the Montongomery Parks Camps website. Search by keyword — you’re bound to find a camp that suits your child’s interests. Extended childcare is available at certain camps.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Montgomery Parks, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Enroll in British Soccer Camps Now for a Great Summer Program + Bonus Gear

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British Soccer Camps is the most popular camp in North America hosting 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed, and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide girls and boys with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own communities. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development and cultural education, and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

BSClogoCOB There are some bonuses to signing up for the camp now: Enroll your child in a British Soccer Camp during Early Registration and receive a Free British Soccer Jersey. And enter code USFG16 for a bonus Challenger water bottle.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Challenger Sports, however, I only promote services, events, and programs that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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