My name is Christine Connally and I have been an Au Pair in America Community Counselor since 2003. My service area includes: Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Prince George's County and Southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
For the past several years our cluster has participated in the City of Bowie International Festival. It is a wonderful event that brings thousands of people from all over the area who want to sample a variety of cultures from around the globe. We provide free children’s activities. Some years our we have had over 700 children visit our booth!!!
It looks like we will have a nice fall day tomorrow and let’s hope the rain stays away.
Depending on when you stop by, you might join us to do one of the following:
The City of Bowie International Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11 am-5pm at Allen Pond Park, Northview Drive, Bowie, MD 20716.
This event is FREE, Family-Friendly and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
Middle Child Day gives a little recognition to the unique middle child in the family. For au pairs and host parents of three children, you likely know the “Middle Child Syndrome” all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling from a very personal perspective. It has been suggested that the middle child tends to be more introverted, quieter, perhaps a bit of a loner. Make today special for the middle child in your life.
When the kids are out of school for the summer, one place to cool off is at the movie theater. Below are three theaters in different parts of our cluster area that are offering $1 or free kid’s movies each week of the summer.
Tips to maximize your free movie enjoyment:
After the movie, do activities related to the movie:
15200 Major Lansdale Blvd, Bowie, MD, 301-262-9133
Doors open at 9:30 am, Movie starts at 10 am
6/12-6/13 – JOURNEY 2 & KIT KITTREDGE: AMERICAN GIRL
6/19-6/20 – DOLPHIN TALE & HAPPY FEET TWO
6/26-6/27 – LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS & YOGI BEAR
7/3-7/4 – CATS & DOGS: REVENGE & HUGO
7/10-7/11 – ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN & PUSS IN BOOTS
7/17-7/18 – KUNG FU PANDA 2 & RANGO
7/24-7/25 – RIO & SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME
7/31-8/1 – CHIMPANZEE & HOODWINKED TOO
8/7-8/8 – ARTHUR CHRISTMAS & SMURFS
900 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring MD, 301-565-8884
Doors open at 9:30 am, Movie starts at 10 am
6/19-6/20 – JOURNEY 2 & KIT KITTREDGE: AMERICAN GIRL
6/26-6/27 – DOLPHIN TALE & HAPPY FEET TWO
7/3-7/4 – LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS & YOGI BEAR
7/10-7/11 – CATS & DOGS: REVENGE & HUGO
7/17-7/18 – ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN & PUSS IN BOOTS
7/24-7/25 – KUNG FU PANDA 2 & RANGO
7/31-8/1 – RIO & SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME
8/7-8/8 – CHIMPANZEE & HOODWINKED TOO
8/14-8/15 – ARTHUR CHRISTMAS & SMURFS
Annapolis Harbour 9 (FREE)
2474 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD, 410-224-1145
Doors open at 9 am, Movie starts at 10 am
6/19-6/20 – CATS & DOGS: REVENGE
6/26-6/27 – LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS
7/3-7/4 - YOGI BEAR
7/10-7/11 – HAPPY FEET TWO
7/17-7/18 – JOURNEY 2
7/24-7/25 – DOLPHIN TALE
7/31-8/1 – SHORTS
8/7-8/8 – INKHEART
8/14-8/15 – HAPPY FEET
Tired of shopping mall Santas? Looking for a unique family holiday experience?
On the banks of the Potomac River, the 26th Anniversary of this exciting, one of a kind Washington, D.C. tradition…
December 24, 1 pm Sharp
The show will go on in rain, snow or shine
100 American Way, National Harbor
If you created a time capsule to take part, please contact me (contact info. below) to arrange to receive your goody bag.
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Au Pair in America, we are sponsoring a time capsule fair. Families are invited to create a family time capsule and participate. Guests are also welcome to come see the time capsules on display, vote for their favorite and participate in the other family activities.
This will be a Fun Family Event featuring…
A Time Capsule is a container that includes items and information that share what it was like to live in a particular period of time. After the time capsule fair, you can seal up your capsule and mark it “Not to be opened until 2036.” It could be buried or just tucked away in your attic. It will be a lot of fun looking back at the items 25 years from now!
Time Capsule Fair Rules:
For more information, please call Christine Connally at 301-860-1314 or email at cicaupair @ gmail.com (without the spaces.)
July 24 is Amelia Earhart Day
Amelia Earhart became the first person, man or woman, to fly solo across the pacific. Another famous flight was her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932, the first for a woman.
College Park Aviation Museum is a great place to take the kids for hands-on learning about aviation. Visit their website for hours and upcoming events.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Au Pair in America and the beginning of legal au pair programs in America, we will be hosting a Regional Cultural Fair.
When: April 9th, 2011, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
Who’s Invited: This is a free family event and open to the public.
All of the clusters in the DC/MD/VA area will be participating. We expect to have au pairs representing over 35 different countries. Anyone interested in learning about other cultures and the Au Pair in America program are invited. For more information, email me at cicaupair @ aol.com
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Au Pair in America and the beginning of legal au pair programs in America, we will be hosting a Cultural Fair on April 9th, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. All of the clusters in the DC/MD/VA area will be participating. We expect to have au pairs representing over 25 different countries.
This is a family event and open to the public. Anyone interested in learning about other cultures and the Au Pair in America program are invited.
This event will take place at the beautiful, historic Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park.
We Bring the World Together.