Throughout our KIDS CAN’T WAIT: 30 Day Miracle Movement for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center we will be hosting a variety of fun-filled activities and events for all ages! Unless otherwise noted, activities are free, and registration will close at 9 p.m. the night before an event. Invitations and Zoom links will be sent to registered participants' email addresses the morning of each activity.
Be sure to check back regularly for updates. Thank you for being a Miracle Mover!
Friday, Oct. 16: Chiapparelli’s Pastathon
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $50 for Family Meal for 4 or $70 for Family Meal for 6
Description: Sprint to Chiapparelli's in Little Italy and order one of their Family Meal Specials benefiting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center! Available for dine-in or carryout, the options include all of the carbs you need to be race-day ready. All meals include salad, bread, choice of 3 entrees and mini cannoli (gluten-free pasta available). Pick 3: Lasagna, penne vodka (with chicken), eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs. Wine by the bottle available to add to order starting at $10. Call Chiapparelli's directly at 410-837-0309 to place your order.
Friday, Oct. 16: KIDS CAN'T WAIT Opening Ceremonies
Time: 7 p.m.
Description: Head to the Friends of Johns Hopkins Children's Center Facebook page at 7 p.m. for an exciting KIDS CAN'T WAIT kick-off video with Johns Hopkins Children's Center leadership! Hear an inspirational story from one of our patient families and learn about all the fun ways you can get involved over the 30-day movement.
Saturday, Oct. 17: Team Hopkins Kids Virtual Race Day
Time: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Description: Join Team Hopkins Kids for a virtual Race Day! Run (or walk!) any distance and hear powerful stories throughout the morning from Johns Hopkins Children's Center patients, families and care providers. Videos will be posted on the Friends of Johns Hopkins Children's Center Facebook page.
Sunday, Oct. 18: Scavenger Hunt
Description: Get your family and friends together for a fun virtual scavenger hunt! Use this template and virtual scavenger hunt instructions from www.playpartyplan.com and see who can find a variety of items around the house quickest! It's the perfect virtual activity for the entire family.
Monday, Oct. 19: Artsy Partsy Drawing Lesson
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Audience: School-aged and teen
Description: Get your creative juices moving and join us for an at-home action-themed drawing session with Jeannette Nunez from Artsy Partsy! Grab a pencil and paper and create your favorite movie-themed sketches and more. Register.
Tuesday, Oct. 20: 5 Quick and Cheap Healthy Meals with the ReNEW Clinic
Description: With the majority of us learning virtually and working from home, it is easy to let routines fall by the wayside, including making meals and eating healthy. Check out this tutorial and learn how to make 5 quick, cheap, and healthy meals that are perfect for meal prep or your daily breaks.
Wednesday, Oct. 21: Coping with COVID-19
Description: We know this is a difficult and stressful time for families. Our Child Life specialists and other experts throughout Johns Hopkins Children's Center have come up with resources to share with children and their caregivers, including our COVID-19 Activity Book, A Teen's Guide to Understanding and Coping with COVID-19, COVID-19 Caregiver Stress Reduction Workbook, and more.
Thursday, Oct. 22: National "Make a Dog's Day" Day – Virtual Dog Walk
Description: Now this is a holiday we love! Take your dog, cat, bunny or other furry friend on a walk to get some fresh air to make their day. Post your photos on our Kudoboard!
Friday, Oct. 23: Not-So-Scary Movie Night
Description: Clear out the family room and camp indoors with blankets, popcorn, and your favorite not-so-scary movies. Bust out the classics or check out Good Housekeeping's 41 Kids' Halloween Movies That Won't Keep Them up All Night. Make sure to post your adventures on our Kudoboard!
Saturday, Oct. 24: Biking and Barre for Babies with Core Cycle Studios
12 – 12:45 p.m.
$25 (in-studio), $20 (virtual).
2080 York Road, Suite 255, Timonium, MD 21093
Classes can be added in-studio (limited number of spots) or virtually
- Core Crush signature cycling class: join Core Cycle Studios instructor Tracy Newman for a heavy sweat session and motivation. Riders participate in an intensity profile that works in 7 zones - from anaerobic to recovery.
- Core Barre: join Core Cycle Studios instructor Cassie O'Malley for a targeted workout series that is thoughtfully designed around low impact exercise combined with isometric movement to create incredible results. We use the ballet barre and other small props to move you through the class. You will leave feeling leaner, toned, and definitely stronger.
Registration Deadline: Register
by 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
Sunday, Oct. 25: Book Reading with Author and Illustrator Nina Laden
12 – 1 p.m.
: Join author and illustrator Nina Laden live for a reading of her latest book,You Are A Beautiful Beginning
, followed by a guided drawing and inspiration session for all ages. Participants will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with Nina during this creative session. Have blank paper and a pencil ready! Register.
Monday, Oct. 26: National Pumpkin Day – Pumpkin Carving
Description: Be sure to pick your pumpkin in advance of National Pumpkin Day and then download our special pumpkin carving stencils for Johns Hopkins Children's Center supporters! Be sure to share a picture of your carved pumpkin on our Kudoboard, or by tagging Friends of Hopkins Children’s on Facebook and Instagram. We can't wait to see your creations!
Tuesday, Oct. 27: National Beer Day - Virtual Beer Tasting with Oliver Brewing Co.
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Oliver Brewing Company, 4216 Shannon Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
Audience: 21 and up
Description: In honor of National Beer Day, join us for a virtual beer tasting hosted by Oliver Brewing Company team member and Hopkins Children's patient dad, Craig Williams. Pick up your 4-pack of 12-ounce tasting beers on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 12 - 4 p.m. at the brewery. All proceeds will benefit Child Life services in the NICU.
Registration Deadline: Register by 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
Wednesday, Oct. 28: Visit the National Aquarium Livestream
Description: Did you know that our patients can visit the National Aquarium by using a "telepresence robot" called WeGo? The Aquarium has designated a few tour specialists to guide the robots from exhibit to exhibit explaining to the child what they are seeing. The patient actually moves the WeGo using a keyboard of a computer. Did you also know that the Aquarium has a live livestream so your little ones can check up on their fish and shark friends anytime they want? Check it out!
Thursday, Oct. 29: Charm City: Our Community, Our Commitment
Audience: TV-MA. This program is intended to be viewed by mature, adult audiences and may be unsuitable for children under 17.
Description: During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers and unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of those left on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their future. Watch Charm City free of charge on Amazon Prime followed by our prerecorded Charm City Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Maria Trent as she moderates a conversation between Baltimore City leaders (co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Johns Hopkins Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity).
Friday, Oct. 30: Reverse Trick-or-Treating at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Audience: Corporate Partners and Foundations
Description: Join us for an exclusive sponsorship opportunity as Children’s Center staff members deliver costumes and goodies to patient rooms. With a sponsorship of $2,500 or more, sponsors will receive a link to participate in this virtual, reverse trick-or-treat parade. Contact Cynthia Palacz for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 31: Halloween Yoga Nidra
Time: 10 a.m.
Description: Get rid of the scaries and join us for a virtual Yoga Nidra Session hosted by local instructor Linda McGill. In this class you will be guided through a detailed sleep meditation that will allow your mind and body to slip into a deep state of relaxation. Register.
Sunday, Nov. 1: National Family Literacy Day – Book Reading with Author Deborah Diesen
Time: 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Description: We're kicking off National Family Literacy Month with a special read aloud of Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America by Deborah Diesen. As our country prepares for Election Day, gather your family for an all-ages read aloud and supporting activities that you can do at home. Register.
Sunday, Nov. 1: Charm City FRIENDS Themed Trivia Night
Time: 8 p.m.
Audience: Teens and adults
Description: We know it hasn't really been anyone's day, week, month, or even year but we are partnering with Charm City Trivia to help you forget the worries of 2020 for at least one night during our FRIENDS Themed Charity Trivia Night. Register directly with Charm City Trivia.
Monday, Nov. 2: Sangria Night with Nando's
Time: 7 p.m.
Audience: 21 and up
Location: Nando's Harbor East, 1300 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Description: Spice up your Monday night with a virtual sangria making class hosted by Nando's! Pick up your sangria kit Friday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 1, from the Harbor East location and also receive a voucher for a free meal platter (valued at $30 and good at any location!).
Registration Deadline: Register by 12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1
Tuesday, Nov. 3: Show Us Your Talent – VOTE Coloring Page
Description: We'd love to see your artwork! As a follow up to our Nov. 1st reading of Equality's Call: The History of Voting Rights in America, we have easy and intermediate coloring sheets for you to use and even display in your window at home. Be sure to share a picture of your creations on our Kudoboard, or by tagging Friends of Hopkins Children’s on Facebook and Instagram. We can't wait to see your artwork!
Wednesday, Nov. 4: Tai Chi with Fiona Newton and Eric Johnson
Time: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Description: Join Fiona Newton and Eric Johnson from Baltimore Tai Chi as they lead you through 30 minutes of simple exercises that will help you relax and cope with any anxiety or stress you may be experiencing during these challenging times. Register.
Thursday, Nov. 5: BINGO Night with the Teen and Children's Council
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Description: BINGO is an honored tradition at Johns Hopkins Children's Center - it is an activity that our patients and families look forward to every week. Join former patients and JHCC Teen and Children's Council members for a night of virtual BINGO, fun, and prizes! Register.
Friday, Nov. 6: Virtual Concert with Shelby Blondell
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Description: Join local artist and former Johns Hopkins Children's Center patient Shelby Blondell for a virtual concert experience! Shelby will be performing original songs but will also be taking requests, so come ready with one of your favorites for some Friday night fun! Join us on Facebook Live at 7!
Saturday, Nov. 7: Extra Life 24-hour Gaming Marathon
Description: Join thousands of gamers supporting 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic as they play games and heal kids. Tune in to a special live stream featuring Hopkins Kid Trip Black as he duels Australian Gamer and YouTuber Legend of Total War at 3 p.m. EST. Register and learn more. Share an encouraging message for our gamers on our Kudoboard!
Sunday, Nov. 8: The Portrait Process! A Virtual Photography Class with Kady Dulny
Time: 12 p.m
Description: Grab your camera/smartphone and a buddy and join photographer Kady Dulny for a virtual photography class. Learn Kady's process for creating the best lighting, finding the best angles and other tips and tricks to take the perfect photo at home - no fancy equipment needed! This is a great opportunity to learn how to take the perfect holiday photos! Register.
Monday, Nov. 9: Give Thanks with Thanksgiving Crafts
Description: It's the season of thanks and giving - prepare for the upcoming holiday with some easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids from Country Living. As your little ones string together gratitude bracelets and paint bubble wrap to look like corn on the cobs, they are also pausing to reflect on the meaning of the holiday itself - and as they grow older, that is something they'll cherish as much as you.
Wednesday, Nov. 11: We Will Survive: DIY Terrariums and How to Care for Them (& Other House Plants) This Winter
Time: 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Description: Dropping temperatures, reduced daylight, and social distancing are all contributors to the "winter blues". Plants can help combat the negative effects of the season ahead. Don't believe you have a green thumb? Terrariums are a great introduction to plants and make a great statement piece in the home. Join the plant experts at local DC/Baltimore area Ace Hardware chain "A Few Cool Hardware Stores" for a guided DIY virtual tutorial on how to make your own terrarium, along with live FAQ on general plant care and a chance to ask questions on how to keep houseplants happy through the cold winter months. Use this shopping list to purchase your terrarium supplies at the Waverly, Canton, and Federal Hill Ace Hardware locations. Register.
Friday, Nov. 13: The Kendall Burrows Foundation Virtual Wine Tasting Hosted by Benziger Family Winery
Time: 7 p.m.
Audience: 21 and up
Location: Pick up from Johns Hopkins Children's Center on Thursday, Nov. 11 - details will be emailed to participants.
Description: Join us for a virtual wine tasting hosted by the Benziger Family Winery and sponsored by The Kendall Burrows Foundation. Your ticket includes 4 bottles of wine (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc) with the option to ship for an additional donation. All proceeds will support Palliative Care at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Registration Deadline: Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 for shipping and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 for pickup
Saturday, Nov. 14: Learn the Baltimore Boogie Morale Dance
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Description: Don't miss a beat - it is a dance marathon tradition to come together and dance a unique line dance throughout our event. During these ever-changing times, we are determined to keep this tradition alive! Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 819 0125 3090, Passcode: 122937) for a virtual morale dance lesson and get ready to show off your moves at our Baltimore Boogie dance party starting at 7 p.m.!
Saturday, Nov. 14: Baltimore Boogie Virtual Dance Party and KIDS CAN'T WAIT Closing Ceremonies
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Description: Join us LIVE on Twitch for a virtual dance party with guest DJ Radio Josie from DJ Jimmy T and Priestly from MIX 106.5 and celebrate how much we’ve raised with our final fundraising reveal (LIVE on Facebook around 9 p.m.).