play dates

Play dates are opportunities for (cool) progeny readers to try out family-friendly places, products and local businesses. We can't wait to see you!

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Treasure Map Play Date: BIG Kids Magazine has a call out. They want kids all over the world to create images inspired by treasure maps. Drawn, photographed, painted, built, folded, soldered or danced, real or wildly imagined. So we're partnering with our friends at aMuse Toys and Classic Play to create the ultimate Baltimore treasure map... with the help of area families! We'll be drawing/coloring/gluing up the fun on Saturday, January 28th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at aMuse Toys! More Information


4th Annual Harbor Harvest: We're helped The Waterfront Partnership bring the country to the city on October 16, 2011 from 10 AM - 3 PM as part of their 4th Annual Harbor Harvest.  Activities include the IKEA Urban Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Straw Maze, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Pie Eating Contest, Live Music by Milkshake and more! More information
Fall Fun at Irvine Nature Center: Mark your calendar for September 17, 2011 from 10 AM - 1 PM! We're headed to Irvine Nature Center to explore their NEW Outdoor Classroom (before the public sees it!). A family friendly trail walk, animal encounter and art fun with aMuse Toys! More information

Get up and MOVE Play Date: Our Get Up and Move Play Date took place on June 25, 201l. All anyone needed was their  favorite sneakers and a stroller for this play date -- a benefit for the Chron's and Colitis Foundation, Maryland Chapter. We walked 3 miles in their annual Taking Steps walk (it's a leisurely walk, no training required!) and then played in Federal Hill (complete with food, music, games and fun!). More Information

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cook-Off: Join us at Mt. Washington Tavern on April 10th from 2 - 4 PM for their first Grilled Cheese Cook Off! $10 per person (kids under 10 are FREE) gets you admission to the event, tastes of grilled cheese creations by some of Charm City's hottest chefs and three 'every day grilled cheesers,' a signature cocktail (or kiddie mocktail), and fun family activities. Puck from duopress will be there with his My Foodie ABC books and we're cooking up a few other surprises, too! Have your kids channel their inner foodie as they rate the grilled cheeses. After all, they are true grilled cheese connoisseurs. Are you a master grilled cheeser? Submit your recipe to the cook-off contest. More Information

Great Kids Village Play Date: We'll be at Great Kids Village in Columbia on Saturday, February 19th from 10 AM-1PM. Come play with us in their 24,000 square foot indoor playground, featuring a real firetruck, ambulance, castle, sandbox, space room and so much more. There will be a special Little Rockers Dance Class from 10:30 - 11:00 AM (just for CP fans), family goodie bags and snacks. The play space is designed for kids ages one through ten, and is sure to be a hit with your family. More information