By Doni Donero Back Home in Maryland After living in Utah and Hawaii, David is back in Maryland and loving it. David was raised in Maryland, but had the opportunity to live in other states before returning.  He now lives with his sister.  He participates with two organizations that bring him joy: GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis…

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By: Kelsie McGlynn In these crazy times, it can be really hard to stay positive. Instead of sitting around in our houses and reminiscing on what we would be doing if things were “normal”, we can start to make positive change within ourselves. By following these six simple steps, we can create something good out…

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By Doni Dondero We all know that staying fit is important to our overall physical and mental health. GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis is extremely fortunate to have Thrive Gym as one of its community partners, and one of the sponsors of the Playhouse’s Fit & Fun Gym, the colorful little tykes movement room that sports a…

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By Doni Dondero   GiGi’s Playhouse in Annapolis was among the leaders in responding to the challenging situation of suspending Playhouse programming in response to the pandemic. Within days, GiGi’s At Home LIVE and On Demand programs were online.  Thank goodness for technology. Annapolis Fantastic Friends (18+) LIVE first met online to update each other…

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We are incredibly appreciative of the amazing volunteers who immediately stepped up to lead GiGi’s Playhouse new virtual programs. These programs are reaching families at their homes during the pandemic. Meet some of the amazing GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis online volunteer leaders… Thank you!       Michele Caldwell – Leaps & Bounds LIVE Leader –…

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Check out GiGi’s NEW Live and On Demand Programs at gigisplayhouse.org/gigisathome GiGi’s At Home Live! GiGi’s At Home Live is our way of bringing purposeful programs to you each and every day at a specific time. This allows you to interact with our volunteer program leaders and fellow participants engaging in purposeful activities designed for…

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In February, representatives from GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis had the wonderful opportunity to speak with several  members of the University of Maryland, Master’s in Genetic Counseling Program faculty and 15 graduate students, at the medical campus in Baltimore.  Ronnie, a Playhouse participant, and Debbie Lantz, GiGi’s Playhouse Outreach Chair, were invited to talk about all the…

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March Special Events: 3/6 – Scout & Molly’s Ladies Night Beauty Event Fundraiser  3/8 – Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade 3/18 – Noche Latina “Discover GiGi’s” Night, Spanish Translators will be on site, food & childcare provided 3/20 – Special Guest Speaker, Rosemary Alfredo 3/21 – “Sea’s” the Day Gala       LMNOP (Birth-3…

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Fifteen Fantastic Friends gathered at The Severn School on February 9 to paint a 3 foot x 3 foot Black-eyed Susan, the Maryland State flower. Lisa Custer, Valerie’s mom, who teaches at The Severn School, coordinated with the school’s art teacher, Jonnie (pronounced Joannie) Friedman, to design an art project that will be auctioned at…

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