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CycleFest at National Harbor

CycleFest at National Harbor

 

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) will celebrate its second annual CycleFest at the Launch Zone and a nearby site on American Way in National Harbor, Md. on Saturday, June 25th. CycleFest promises to have a lot of visual value, as we are expecting 1,000+ attendees and will have a lot of action going on along American Way.  Formally known as Bicycle Safety Day, families are invited to prepare their bicycles for a safe summer and enjoy a free day of: 
  • Bicycle obstacle courses provided by Trails for Youth;
  • Bicycle rodeos presented by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC);
  • Testing Calleva’s ziplines and wall climbing course at a discounted cost;
  • Winning raffle prizes and much more
 For more information click here!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Get Your Veggie Fix!

Every Saturday, June through October, enjoy fresh produce at National Harbor's American Market, an upscale farmer's market. 

Stroll along the outdoor promenade and choose from a vast offering of producer-only merchadise including farm fresh produce and meats, specialty foods, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. Sample goods grown from local farmers, specialty goods, and hand-crafted gift ideas.

The American Market takes place from 10am to 2pm on National Harbor's American Way. 

 

Date Night on The Potomac!

Date Night on The Potomac!

Looking for something to do tonight with your best friend or significant other? Look no further than National Harbor for their weekly outdoor movies series.

 

MOVIES ON THE POTOMAC starts Friday, June 10th!

 Beginning at Sunset next to the marina they will be showing free outdoor movies on a big screen. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. No coolers with food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

 

Tonight's movie is Burlesque: Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Cher, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, and Julianne Hough are also in the flick.

Sundays are family movies.  Fridays are date night movies.

 

 

 

Catholic School Principal Has Pink Mohawk

 

How many school principal's do you know that have a pink Mohawk? We know of at least one.

We went to St. Peter’s School in Waldorf, Md. Thursday, June 9th to see Principal, J.R. West, shave his hair into a Mohawk and dye it pink for a lost bet before the kids summer vacation.

At the beginning of this school year, Mr. West challenged his students to read 4,000 books instead of the 2,300 they had read the previous year. He promised if they did this, he would shave his hair into a Mohawk and paint it pink.

 

“In January they were only around 1900 books and I thought I was in the clear but in the spring they kicked it up a gear. They read 4,300 books, averaging 30 books per child, which is great. They read a total of 68 million words this year, and I now have a pink Mohawk,” Principal J.R. West said with a smile on his face.

 

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

This Information was sent to us by the City of Gaithersburg:

On June 6, 2011, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Gaithersburg Animal Control captured a Copperhead snake in the 100 block of Swanton Lane in the Orchard Park Community.  The Copperhead is one of only two venomous snakes that are indigenous to Maryland; the other is the Timber Rattlesnake. 

Copperheads are the most active in the warmer summer months at dusk and evening hours.  During daylight hours they are prone to lie underneath objects to take cover from the hot summer sun.  Their natural camouflage coloring makes them difficult to detect if they are lying in leaves or brush.

While it is rare that City Animal Control officers encounter Copperheads in Gaithersburg, it is a reminder that residents should be aware of their surroundings when doing yard work and other outdoor activities. 

For quick identification of the Copperhead, visit: 

Summer Reading Program for Babies, Kids & Teens

Summer Reading Program for Babies, Kids & Teens

Children and teens are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program at Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) which will run from June 18 through August 13.MCPL will kick off Summer Reading for children at the Aspen Hill Library on Saturday, June 18th at 11 a.m.   

Registration is online only through the library’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library beginning June 15.   Participants can sign up for the program and log the books they read using any computer in the library or at home or school, or using any mobile device. 

 

This year’s Summer Reading Program is offered programs on three levels: