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Anchors Away at National Harbor!

National Harbor is offering a wide array of events this summer including a ton of fun and educational programs for children.

We stopped by the National Children’s Museum Launch Zone on Waterfront Street to see what parents and kids can look forward to this summer.

“The National Children’s Museum is unique in that it provides children and families with interactive experiences virtually and physically with its sole mission to inspire children,” said The Children’s Museum Communications Manager Amy Lowman.

This fun, fast-paced program typically includes stories, games, art, music, experiments, drama, and movement for adults and children to experience together.

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     

Family Night on The Potomac!

Family Night on The Potomac!

 

Check out Big Daddy this Sunday, June 12th, at MOVIES ON THE POTOMAC , National Harbor’s weekly outdoor movie series. 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.

Sundays are FAMILY Movies.  Fridays are DATE NIGHT Movies.

Here’s the Sunday schedule for the summer:

FAMILY MOVIES SUNDAYS

TRIBUTE TO DATE

June 12 – Big Daddy (8:34pm)

June 19 – Daddy Day Camp (8:36pm)

June 26 – Grown Ups (8:37pm)

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

July 3 – Apollo 13 (8:37pm)

ANIMATED

July 10 – Mega Mind (8:35pm)

July 17 Despicable Me (8:32pm)

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: