May 29 Water Safety Day. All ages. 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will include information booths, lifeguard demonstrations, the proper use of personal flotation devices, how to safely assist someone struggling in the water, the importance of sunscreen to prevent skin damage and free swim lesson screenings. Anyone attending the various information booths can stay and enjoy a free swim. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. FREE Water Park - Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD.
May 30 Aquathon. Kids ages 7 to 14. 8 a.m. to noon. The 2nd annual "Strokes and Strides" aquathon ia a noncompetitive program introducing young athletes to the aquathon experience. All participants will receive a completion award and a free one-day admission pass to the Water Park. This one-time swim and run event will be divided into two age groups, ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. Details and registration online. $$ Water Park at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD.
May 30 Bike Along the Canal. Kidsa ges 8+. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at Edwards Ferry and bike along the canal looking for turtles, spring flowers and birds. We'll make stops along the way, and no one will be left behind -- this is a casual family trip! Total trip out and back approximately 15 miles on mostly level trails. Preregister. FREE Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.
May 30 Discover Madagascar. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Discover the wonders of the island of Madagascar right here in the heart of DC metro. No passport and visa needed! Discover Madagascar is hosted by the local Malagasy community and will feature: vendors, live music, dances, fashion show, plays, traditional food, games and activities for kids. $$ Vienna Community Center, Vienna, VA.
May 30 Memorial Day Observance. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Join the Mayor and City Council, City staff and honored guests in a tribute to Gaithersburg's sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The patriotic ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion and a solemn wreath-laying ceremony. At the event, guests will be invited to fill out a card and provide a 4x6 photograph for a Book of Tribute, honoring friends and family members who serve. FREE Christman Park, Gaithersburg, MD.
May 30 Touch-A-Truck at Baysox. All ages (family-friendly event). 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dozens of construction vehicles and large trucks will be in the parking lot for fans to interact with, and there will be a Touch-A-Truck T-shirt giveaway to the first 500 visitors ages 3 to 12. Games begins at 6:35 p.m. with fireworks after the game. Tickets online. $$ Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, MD.
June 3 Little Explorers. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. Take a short hike down, down, down to the Waterfront and discover two ships, one big and one little. $$ The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary, St. Marys City.
June 6 Family Program at Folger. Kids ages 6 to 12. 10 to 11 a.m. This program entitled, Gave Helpful Welcome to their Shipwreck'd Guests, explores the excitement and possible danger of ships in Shakespeare's plays and the Folger exhibition Ships, Clocks & Star: The Quest for Longitude. Preregister online. $$ Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington.
June 6 Imagination Bethesda. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A children's street festival celebrating the arts. Live entertainemnt, creative activities, face painters, roving performers, balloonists and more! FREE Corner of Woodmont Ave. & Elm St., Bethesda.
June 7 Discover Strathmore: Colors of the Caribbean. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Annual open house is full of free music and dance performances, workshops, artistic demonstrations, and hands-on art activities celebrating the vibrant diversity and rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Try a hands-on arts experience, learn the craft of Carnival costume making and enjoy traditional Caribbean storytellers. FREE The Music Center at Strathmore, Rockville.