Join in purposeful programs planned at the Playhouse in February! Simply RSVP online. No cost for organized and led programs. Invite siblings and friends! Special Events: Dine to Donate! The Italian Market (All families) Invite family and friends for lunch or dinner…socialize and enjoy delicious food while raising needed funds for GiGi’s Playhouse free programs.…

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BY: The Axtell Family GiGi’s Playhouse has been an irreplaceable bee hive of activities for our 47-year-old son Mark after our recent move from the Seattle, Washington area.  Our stressful cross-country move was one of those “had-to-do things” to get Mark near his beloved sister as we aging parents who are both in our 80’s…

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By Joan Peddicord I’ve been part of the GiGi’s Annapolis family since May, 2018, when I volunteered for the Literacy summer pilot and then the Fall program.  A few years earlier, I had learned about GiGi’s from a segment on the national news and knew I wanted to volunteer.  Fast forward to retirement, and I…

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LMNOP (Birth-3 years) LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language-based activities.  We recommend this program for ages Birth-3 Years. Tuesdays: RSVP for Sept. 17, 10-11 am RSVP for Sept. 24, 10-11 am  Saturday: RSVP…

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By: Karin Gipple Chemistry 101? Cooking with yeast? No!  It was an entertaining and educational afternoon learning the art of brewing beer which, contrary to popular belief, is a lot like chemistry and a lot like cooking.  A group of over-21, adventurous Fantastic Friends got together for an afternoon to brew a Czech Pilsner.  First,…

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By Lisa Custer To say that GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis has made a difference in my daughter’s life is the quintessential understatement.  I would call GiGi’s Playhouse a literal “Godsend.” In September of 2016, our family dynamic drastically changed.  Suddenly I was a single parent.  My daughter, Valerie was in her sixth season of living her…

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Sharon is one of our amazing adult participants. She is 38 years old and regularly attends the Fantastic Friends program and was a volunteer for our LMNOP Tuesday morning group. Sharon also was a self-advocate speaker at our inaugural Brew HAHA event. We are so excited for her, after volunteering in the school system as…

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Join us for a fun night out to facilitate social interactions between adults with Down syndrome, their peers and the community.  Fantastic Friends supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interactions in a casual and fun setting.  All adults ages 18 and up are welcome!  Please RSVP below with the…

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Join us for a fun night out to facilitate social interactions between adults with Down syndrome, their peers and the community.  Fantastic Friends supports the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interactions in a casual and fun setting.  All adults ages 18 and up are welcome!  Please RSVP below with the…

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