Eric Henning Public Appearances

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Wounded Warriors, and Something You Can Do

I'll be at Walter Reed Army Medical Center this Saturday, July 16, from Noon-2 p.m. doing magic for families of our wounded warriors. In the past year, I had two more extraordinary privileges. The first was performing at the White House Halloween Party for the Obama family and 300 invited military families. The second was in December, performing at the Army Surgeon General's Holiday Banquet for the Army Medical Command leaders and the Sergeant Major of the Army.

I LOVE doing military events because it's like working for my family. As a child of two Naval officers, and with four generations of Navy in my family, this is a cause near and dear to my heart. I flew before I could walk. We moved from base to base, making new friends along the way. I know what it's like being in a military family, although thank God I never had to deal with a parent killed or wounded in the line.

So why am I telling you all this? It's because the needs are acute right now, and you can help.

Saturday's event is sponsored by Operation Homefront, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. By clicking here, you can find out what items and skills are currently needed to assist military families in the DC metro area. Here's the unusual thing - they mostly don't want your money. They need skilled tradesman to repair houses and cars, donations of vehicles, gift cards, supplies for care packages, party supplies for Saturday and so forth. Even in this tough economic time, that's probably not beyond your reach.

You can also visit servicemen and women - those who are here in DC may still be far away from loved ones. You can donate, and you can volunteer.

A word of advice: if you plan on visiting our troops at Walter Reed or anywhere else, don't plan on doing anything else the rest of the day. You'll be an emotional wreck. Seeing the courage, optimism, vision and faith of these amazing men and women will hit you hard. In the gut. And you'll never be the same.

Monday, July 11, 2011

See Eric at Chick-Fil-A Johns Hopkins Rd near APL!

Hi Gang
I'll be at the Chick-Fil-A on Johns Hopkins Rd. (across from APL) in North Laurel, Wednesday, July 13, from 5-7 p.m. doing magic up close!
PLEASE NOTE the new time - it's 5:00-7:00.
Please tell your friends!
See You There!

Monday, July 4, 2011

See you tomorrow at Chick-Fil-A Tech Road!

Look above at my public calendar ^
to see the info for my appearance tomorrow at the Chick-Fil-A, 12289 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (note new summer time). See you there!

Friday, June 17, 2011

See Eric LIVE at Celebree in Severna Park!

I'll be performing Saturday morning at 10:30 at the brand-spankin'-new Celebree Learning Center in Severna Park, MD. Bring your preschoolers and we'll see you there!

Celebree Learning Center
456 Governor Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: 443-845-1822

Get Directions

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Come see me Saturday in Bethesda at Davis Library!

I'll be at the Davis Library in Bethesda, MD, this Saturday, June 4, from 12:30-2:30 as part of their annual Community Day. Join us for a fun-filled day of activities for parents and children of all ages. 10 am to 4 pm.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Library.
6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817

Children's Crafts 10 am to 1 pm
Plant Clinic 10 am to 1 pm
Eric Henning Magic 12:30-2:30 pm


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Comedy & Mystery Society Show in Gaithersburg!

I'll be at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn TONIGHT, May 28, at 8:00 p.m. in the Comedy & Mystery Society show, alongside Brian Curry and Mark Phillips. We'll also have more magicians doing Close-up magic during the intermission! That's a crazy amount of LIVE entertainment for only $12-$15! The show is appropriate for adults and children age 10+

May 28, 2011
Comedy & Magic Society
Astounding magic and sleight of hand with interactive theatre and hilarious fun!.

Saturday at 8 p.m.
$15 Nonresidents / $12 City of Gaithersburg Residents
For tickets call 301-258-6394 or visit RecXpress online at

311 Kent Square Rd
Gaithersburg, Md 20878
Map & Directions

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Special appearance today in Laurel near APL!

Hi Gang
I'll be at the Chick-Fil-A on Johns Hopkins Rd. (across from APL) in North Laurel, TODAY from 5-7 p.m. doing magic up close! PLEASE NOTE the new time - it's 5:00-7:00.
Please tell your friends!
See You There!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Come and See me Sunday in Fort Washington!

Come see me TODAY 3-5 pm at the Festival of Nations in Fort Washington! We'll be at the Tucker Road Athletic Center, and the event runs from Noon until 5 p.m. More info click HERE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

See You Tuesday in Silver Spring!

Look over to the right ----->>
to see the info for my appearance tomorrow at the Chick-Fil-A, 12289 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 from 6-8 p.m. See you there!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Come and see me LIVE Sunday in Prince Frederick!

Hi Gang!
I'll be doing my signature brand of Real Street Magic&trade at the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hallowing Point Park in Prince Frederick, MD SUNDAY, April 17 from 1:30-3:30 pm. This is a free family event sponsored by Calvert County Parks & Recreation.

Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Guaranteed fun for all ages – egg hunts and roving entertainment. Activities will take place 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy. All prizes must be claimed immediately following that hunt! Don’t forget the camera – you never know where/when the Easter Bunny will show up!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'll be in Largo on Saturday...

...making the Easter Egg Hunt magical!
Date & Time: Saturday, April 16, 11 am-1 pm
Description: Find hidden eggs, do craft projects, play games, enjoy light refreshments and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
Cost: $6/child
Ages: 2-12
Location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774
Contact: 301-390-8390; TTY 301-218-6768

More info at

Friday, April 1, 2011

Come and See me tomorrow! No Foolin'!

Anne Arundel County parents! I'll be appearing tomorrow, Saturday April 2, from 10 am -1 pm at South River High School, 201 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD 21037 for the Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Fair!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hi Gang!
This blog is for parents, event planners, Scoutmasters, teachers, pastors, and anyone who is planning an event that involves children and adults. I'll be collecting the best party and event ideas and sharing them with you here and on the Twitter feed (on the right).