IT’s Happening-Events for 6/8-6/10

National:

National Get Outdoors Day
When: June 9
National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Events are  happening all over the country!
Info: http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/

Southern California:

Kids ROCK! Music and Eco Fest
When: June 10, 2012 at 11am
Where: Hancock Park
FREE
Info: https://childrensnatureinstitute38299.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=379

Colorado:

Parker Days Festival
When:
June 8-10
Live music, food, carnival rides and a parade.
Free admission but tickets required for some activities
Where: O’Brien Park and downtown Parker
Info: http://www.parkerdaysfestival.com/index.cfm 

National Get Outdoors Day Denver
When:
June 9, 10am-3:30pm
As part of this national movement to spend more time outside, sample a variety of activities that keep you active.
Where: City Park
Info: http://getoutdoorscolorado.org/ 

Grand opening of the newly-designed Park Meadows Mall Disney Store
When: June 9
10:00 a.m
. Disney Store Opening Ceremony and two local Make-A-Wish children “Unlock Imagination”. The first 500 guests will receive a free gift.*
12 p.m.  – 4p.m. Meet and Greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in the mall’s Vista Court. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Ten percent of total sales that day go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Where: Park Meadows Mall

DC Area:

Movies on the Potomac – The Muppets 
When: June 10 at Sundown
Where: National Harbor
Info: http://www.nationalharbor.com/consumer/entertainment.htm

LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition
When: through Labor Day (9/3)
Where: National Building Musuem
Info:http://www.nbm.org/about-us/press-room/press-releases/lego-new-models-news-release.html

Massachusetts:

deCordova Family Day: Play
When: June 9, 11am-3pm
Where: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Info: http://www.decordova.org/family-day

Dog Day at Smolak Farm
When: June 10, 10-4
Fun for dogs, kids and adults!
Where: Smolak Farm, Andover
Info: http://www.smolakfarms.com/news-events

National Get Outdoors Day: Explore Dickens
When: June 9
Where: Lowell National Historical Park
246 Market Street
Lowell, MA
Info: http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/national-get-outdoors-day-explore-dickens-lowell.htm

New York:

Little Miss Muffet’s Monster Sitting Service
When: Saturday and Sunday’s 1pm all summer
Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater
Info: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre/

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
When: June 9-10, 11am-6pm
Where: Madison Square Park
The nation’s top pitmasters celebrate summertime barbecues by cooking up their specialties. Dig into tasty grub, enjoy free music and seminars, and take in a cooking demo or two.
Infohttp://bigapplebbq.org/ 

South Florida:

Nathan Sawaya: The Art of the Brick
When: June 9 – Aug. 19, 2012
Sawaya is a former attorney who gained national attention in 2004 by winning LEGO®’s nationwide search for a professional Master Model Builder. The Interactive Play Area adjacent to the exhibition allows visitors to make their own LEGO creations.
Where: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Info: http://artandculturecenter.org/nathan-sawaya

Buehler Planetarium and Observatory- Earth, Moon and Sun
About: Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Adapted from American Indian oral traditions, this fast-paced and fun full-dome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun also examines how humans learn through space exploration.
When: June 9 at 1:30
Where: Davie, Florida

United Kingdom

London Greenfair
When: June 9 and 10
Where: Regent’s Park
Info: http://www.londongreenfair.org/

Time Travelers Go…Royal
When: June 6-10 11am-4pm
Where: Audley End House Garden
Enjoy games and crafts fit for a king or queen and meet some royal characters of times gone by.
Info: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/time-travellers-go-royal-ae-6-jun/

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