Spring is here, and so are spring showers.  Here are some ideas for your week- stay dry!

Monday, April 12

Flower Buds @ 10:30-11:30, Brookside Gardens, Bethesda, MD– For children ages 3-5, there will be stories, crafts, a garden walk, and gardening activities.  Call (301) 962-1400 for more info.  http://montgomeryparks.org/brookside/documents/spring.summer.2010.xperience.calendar.pdf

Tuesday, April 13

Extinction Stinks @ 10:15am, Discovery Theater, Washington, DC– A puppet show told from the perspective of a dinosaur, children will see what it takes to keep a species alive.  The show is an original musical puppet play by award-winning DinoRock Production.  http://discoverytheater.org/shows/apr/extinction-stinks.shtm

Wednesday, April 14

Movie Mom’s Club, The Majestic 20, Silver Spring, MD — The first two matinees every Wednesday are reserved for moms and young kids at The Majestic.   They leave the lights on and the volume is lowered a little.  Children 2 and under are free- ages 3 -11 pay a children’s rate of $7.75 and adults are $8.75.  http://www.silverspringcenter.com/calendar.htm

Thursday, April 15

Mister Don Musical Story time @ 11am, Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, Arlington — Come see Mister Don for the FINAL music time at Aladdin.  A free event for kids ages 2 1/2 – 6, there will be singing, dancing, and time to play instruments.  There is also a 10 percent discount on everything in the store.  Call 703-241-8281 for more info.   http://www.donbridgesongs.com/

Friday, April 16

Let’s Read about Africa Storytime @ 1030 – 11:30, National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC– Head to the African Art Museum and listen as storyteller Diane Macklin  introduces young audiences to Africa through children’s literature by award-winning authors.  Free but need to register; call 202-633-4640.  http://www.nmafa.si.edu/calendar.html