Win free books while you read!

Fourth of July festivities are over and everyone continues to enjoy the summer. Going on vacation? Staying home? Reading will  allow your imagination to travel to places you have never been before. Check out the Barnes & Noble page for book title ideas and to enter their summer reading incentive program!

hthttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/index.asp

Fireworks anyone?

Celebrate our nation's independence with a fireworks display. Below is a link to some fireworks celebration in our area: http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/4thofJuly_2.htm

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Snore and Roar at the National Zoo!

Wake up to the roar of a lion at the Washington Zoo's Snore and Roar!

The Smithsonian Nationasl Park National Zoo sponsors overnight Snore and Roar for the family frm June to September.  Join zoo specialists for a private tour, a hike and a thrilling tent overnight on the property. To learn more visit: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Activities/SnoreRoar/

Wish you could travel to Botswana and see elephants at a watering hole?

You and your family can take a virtual trip to Botswana and watch a live video stream from Pete's Pond.   With a little patience and the right time zone, you can see everything from elephants to zebras as they comed to the Mashatu Game Reserve.

Click  on this link to take a trip around the globe:

http://www.wildearth.tv/petes-pond-mashatu-botswana-africa-waterhole-wil...

American Girl comes to the DC area!

American Girl is bringing their history and tradition closer to home.  Celebrate 25 years of "friendship" by visiting their new Tyson's Corner store which opens on June 18th.

http://www.americangirl.com/index.php

Come join a 133 year old tradition at the Clarksville Picnic!

Looking for a day of fun for the whole family? Then plan to attend the Clarksville Picnic to be held on Saturday, June 25th at St. Louis in Clarksville. This 133 year old tradition caters to the whole family with food, rides, games, book sales, bingo, auctions and more. Don't miss it!

To learn more visit:

http://www.stlouisparish.org/fellowship/picnic.html

Online safety tips for parents

The Internet is a wonderful resource for our children, but it is our responsibility to keep them safe. This page will provide you with resources to help keep our children safe on line. Talk to your children, explain the risks and necessary precautions. Always keep the lines of communications open. Our children are "digital natives", the Internet is their social playground where they interact with their peers. Communicating with them is the key!

What is there to do in Baltimore this summer?

Looking for a fun filled daytrip in downtown Baltimore?  Click on the link below for a list of activities and places to go.

http://www.grandparents.com/gp/events/baltimore.html

Summer learning can be fun at Howard Community College!

Kids on Campus provides students ages 7 - 17 with fun learning activities.  This diverse group of course offerings ranges from Technology, Elementary Engineering to Art!

For more information on the course schedule, cost and registration visit:

http://coned.howardcc.edu/kids_on_campus/

Nothing to do this summer? Take a ride to the nation's capital!

Looking for something to do with the kids?  Take a ride down to our nation's capital and check out some of the activities below. 

http://dc.about.com/od/seasonalfamilyfun/tp/SummerFamilyFun.htm