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MAR   5   Thursday


Aladdin. Kids ages K - grade 6. 10 and 11:30 a.m. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. ASL interpreted performance Mar. 8 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Petite Rouge - A Cajun Red Riding Hood. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Take a toe-tapping trip to the bayou in this Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N'awlins hot sauce! Based on the classic fairy tale, a red-hooded duckling and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Tot Time! Spring Detectives. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 10:45 a.m. We'll search for signs of spring in the park using all of our senses and a special checklist. Preregister. $$ Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   6   Friday


Aladdin. Kids ages K - grade 6. 10 and 11:30 a.m. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. ASL interpreted performance Mar. 8 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Into the Woods. Kids ages x to x. 7:30 p.m. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic (also coming soon to the silver screen!). Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Petite Rouge - A Cajun Red Riding Hood. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Take a toe-tapping trip to the bayou in this Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N'awlins hot sauce! Based on the classic fairy tale, a red-hooded duckling and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.

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MAR   7   Saturday


AndyRoo and the AndyRooniverse. All ages. 10:30 a.m. Join AndyRoo on a musical journey a zillion miles from Earth in a place full of talking animals, where you'll encounter Silly Sal the Salamander, monkeys climbing trees, and an affable platypus. Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Aladdin. Kids ages K - grade 6. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. ASL interpreted performance Mar. 8 at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Art Explorers Family Studio. Kids ages 10+. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Playgroup in the Park (PGiP) and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio. Drop-in only; no pre-registration. $$ The Candy Corner in Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
Family Festival and Fun Fair. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children's clothes, books, toys and baby items! The Fun Fair is geared towards young children... great games, prizes, moon bounces, affordable lunch, bake sale and amazing raffle baskets. FREE Good Shepherd Preschool, Burke, VA.
Family Fun: Rainforest to Candy Shop. Kids ages 5+. 1 to 2 p.m. Did you know that rainforest monkeys and lizards help us have foods like chocolate? Learn how. Investigate raw ingredients in some of your favorite sweets and pick a favorite from chocolate samples from around the world. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Garden Sprouts: Hot and Cold. Kids ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. to noon. While it's winter in Virginia, it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn why seasons differ around the globe.Sample chocolaty treats, both icy and hot. Enjoy a story about chocolate, then scout the gardens for signs of winter and spring. Preregister. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Into the Woods. Kids ages x to x. 7:30 p.m. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic (also coming soon to the silver screen!). Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Junior Jams. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. This weekend series of childrens' music (kindierock) concerts and other live performances, in this initimate and fun venue. This week featuring: Banjo Man Frank Cassel. Tickets online. $$ FNDTN Gallery and Liveroom, Kensington, MD.
Kids in the Kitchen. Kids ages 3 to 13. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join The Junior League of Washington and the YMCA National Capital for a fun, free healthy eating and fitness activity fair. Exercise classes (like Zumba and Bar Method), cooking fun, demonstrations and more. Crafts, games, goodie bags and raffles all to celebrate and promote literacy. FREE YMCA National Capital, Washington, DC.
Open Fire Meals. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There's more to campfire cooking than hotdogs and s'mores. Learn how to make an entire meal over the campfire and enjoy a delicious lunch. Preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Petite Rouge - A Cajun Red Riding Hood. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Take a toe-tapping trip to the bayou in this Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N'awlins hot sauce! Based on the classic fairy tale, a red-hooded duckling and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Webelo Scientist Activity Badge. Kids ages 7 to 10. 9:30 a.m. to noon. We'll do scientific experiments and test some famous laws of science, explore how planes fly, and learn how the brain can play tricks on us. Preregister. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Weekend Walk in the Woods. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 to 10 a.m. Each hike will have a unique and exciting natural history theme. Please come prepared to hike in sneakers and don't forget your water bottle. We hope you will join us for our exciting new programs each month! Meet at the amphitheater by the main house. FREE Woodend Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase, MD.
Wiley and the Hairy Man. Kids ages 6 to 12. 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent. Will Wiley suceed in banishing the big bully from the territory? Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   8   Sunday


Aladdin. Kids ages K - grade 6. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. ASL interpreted performance today at 1 p.m. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Into the Woods. Kids ages x to x. 6 p.m. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic (also coming soon to the silver screen!). Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Petite Rouge - A Cajun Red Riding Hood. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Take a toe-tapping trip to the bayou in this Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N'awlins hot sauce! Based on the classic fairy tale, a red-hooded duckling and her sidekick cat lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Who was Rachel Carson?. Kids ages 6 to 13. 2 to 3 p.m. Celebrate Women's History Month and discover Rachel Carson. Learn about this important environmentalist who inspired activism and is credited with bringing the bald eagle back from the brink of extinction. FREE Oxon Cove Park, Oxon Hill, MD.
Wiley and the Hairy Man. Kids ages 6 to 12. 1:30 and 4 p.m. This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent. Will Wiley suceed in banishing the big bully from the territory? Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   9   Monday


Bunny Bounce. Kids ages 18 to 35 months. 10 to 11 a.m. Bounce along the trails following the footprints of a cottontail rabbit. Make bunny ears, munch on bunny food and feel bunny fur. Discover where rabbits live and make a soft nest for bunny babies. Preregister by March 5. $$ Walker Nature Center, Reston, VA.
Flower Buds. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m. to noon. On the second Monday of every month, treat your 3- to 5-year-old to gardening activities, stories, crafts and garden walks. Younger siblings are welcome, but crafts are designed for older kids. Preregister. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.

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MAR   10   Tuesday


Bunny Bounce. Kids ages 18 to 35 months. 10 to 11 a.m. Bounce along the trails following the footprints of a cottontail rabbit. Make bunny ears, munch on bunny food and feel bunny fur. Discover where rabbits live and make a soft nest for bunny babies. Preregister by March 5. $$ Walker Nature Center, Reston, VA.
Time for Tots: Feel the Wind. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. Have you felt the wind in your hair or seen a bird soar on the wind? Don't you love that feeling? Then join us for this story all about the wind, then head outside to make wind painted kites to fly. Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.
Tuesday in the Park. Kids ages 1+. 11 a.m. to noon. Join a Naturalist at the Cabin John Regional Park playground to explore what's happening outside! New topics every session. Preregister. Rain cancels program. FREE Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   11   Wednesday


Tot Time! Critter Count. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 10:45 a.m. Let's practice counting as we hunt for our wild animal friends. Preregister. $$ Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD.
Tyke Hikes: Wind and Weather. Kids ages 2 to 3. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Come and discover the bustling world around the Nature Center. Take a nature mini-hike and make a craft to take home. Preregister. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.

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MAR   12   Thursday


Aladdin. Kids ages K - grade 6. 10 and 11:30 a.m. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Body Percussion Workshop. Kids grades pre-K to grade 2. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Each child's own body becomes a treasure trove of sound, as CAFE Youth teachers show how to make music by stomping, clapping, finger snapping and more. $$ Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD.
Drumming Circle: All Age Drumming. Kids ages 6+. 7 to 8 p.m. Calling all ages! Get outdoors and join a drumming circle around the campfire. No experience needed - just be willing to join in and enjoy the sounds you create! This program will be led by a drum circle program facilitator. You can listen first and then join in. We'll have some percussion instruments available, but please feel free to bring your own. Preregister. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.

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MAR   13   Friday


Bari Koral. All ages. 10:15 a.m. Bari's show features a creative blend of music and movement that get kids on their feet for plenty of fun! Jam to pop-friendly tunes about disappearing cupcakes, a runaway gingerbread man and a soaring rocket ship. Tickets online. $$ The Smithsonian Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.

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MAR   14   Saturday


Aladdin. Kids ages K - grade 6. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and exciting special effects make this production exciting and exotic theater. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Art Explorers Family Studio. Kids ages 10+. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Playgroup in the Park (PGiP) and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio. Drop-in only; no pre-registration. $$ The Candy Corner in Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
Nature Tots - Fur and Feathers. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Spend time with your child discovering the wonders of nature. A Naturalist will help you explore a new nature topic through nature play, crafts, stories and hikes. Dress for the weather. Spaces are limited, preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Wiley and the Hairy Man. Kids ages 6 to 12. 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent. Will Wiley suceed in banishing the big bully from the territory? Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   15   Sunday


Bookworms. Kids ages 2 to 5. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Curl up with a good book at the Nature Center. At each Bookworm program, we'll read a new story and you'll get a copy of the book to take home. Each program may include a craft or hike. Preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Stories with Ranger Steph: Oinkers. Kids 5 and under. 1 to 2 p.m. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy other activities! Go hog wild with Ranger Steph as she takes a closer look at those famous Three Little Pigs and other swine sweeties. FREE Oxon Cove Park, Oxon Hill, MD.
Wiley and the Hairy Man. Kids ages 6 to 12. 1:30 and 4 p.m. This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent. Will Wiley suceed in banishing the big bully from the territory? Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   16   Monday


Babes in the Park. Kids ages 1 to 3. 10 to 11 a.m. We'll have nature play materials out to help you explore the exciting natural world around the Visitors Center with your toddler. Siblings welcome. Preregister. FREE Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.
Stories with Ranger Steph: Oinkers. Kids 5 and under. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy other activities! Go hog wild with Ranger Steph as she takes a closer look at those famous Three Little Pigs and other swine sweeties. FREE Oxon Cove Park, Oxon Hill, MD.

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MAR   17   Tuesday


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MAR   18   Wednesday


Brilliant Birds. Ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Many birds migrate far away during the winter. They return with their most colorful plumage in spring. Make a colorful bird craft, see feathers and birds up close, and go on a short hike to see if we can find these beautiful birds in the trees or at the feeders. Preregister by March 13 $$ Walker Nature Center, Reston, VA.
Celebrate National Agriculture Day!. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food, clothing, fuel. many of the essential products we use every day originate on a farm. Visit the Maryland Ag Mobile Showcase, with interactive exhibits, displays, and hands-on activities. Take a walk around the farm and meet the farm animals, enjoy a wagon ride, learn how a cow is milked and enjoy other activities. Groups of 5 or more please preregister. FREE Oxon Cove Park, Oxon Hill, MD.

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MAR   19   Thursday


Nature Tots - Amphibians. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Spend time with your child discovering the wonders of nature. A Naturalist will help you explore a new nature topic through nature play, crafts, stories and hikes. Dress for the weather. Spaces are limited, preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Tot Time! It's National Wildlife Week!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 10:45 a.m. Learn about the wildlife in your neighborhood and at the Nature Center. Preregister. $$ Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   20   Friday


Berenstain Bears LIVE!. Kids grades pre-K to grade 2. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Following their hit off-Broadway run in New York, the famous bear family arrives at the Playhouse to sing and dance through a life of complications that are set right by mom. $$ Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD.
Fireside Fun. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 to 8 p.m. With a hint of a chill still in the air, the fireside is a perfect place to gather, share stories and think of warmer days soon to come. Make campfire popcorn and taste a marshmallow treat. If the weather is nice, we'll meet at the fire ring. If it is too cold, snowy or rainy, we will meet by the fireplace inside Nature House. Preregister by March 17. $$ Walker Nature Center, Campfire Ring, Reston, VA.
Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker Badge. Kids ages 6 to 10. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Hit the trail for this badge! We'll look at our trail maps to decide our route, decorate our own hiking backpacks, make our own trail mix, and take a hike to see what kinds of plants and animals we can find on our trails. Preregister. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.

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MAR   21   Saturday


Art Explorers Family Studio. Kids ages 10+. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Playgroup in the Park (PGiP) and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio. Drop-in only; no pre-registration. $$ The Candy Corner in Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
Brownies: Letterboxer Badge. For Girl Scout Brownies. 10 a.m. to noon. Want to work towards your Letterboxer badge? Join us and complete activities that satisfy requirements for this badge. Preregister. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Community Israeli Dance Party (Harkada). All ages (family-friendly event). Dancing for kids starts at 7:15 p.m. Adult at dancing 8 p.m. Local markidim (dance instructors) Mike Fox and Ken Avner will lead Israeli folk dancing until the last dancer is left standing. Circles, lines and couples - we've got it all! There is no instruction at this event. $$ B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD.
Croydon Creek Campfire - Spring Night Hike. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. or 8 to 9 p.m. Gather around the campfire with your friends for stories, snacks and more. Enjoy a night time hike into the forest to look and listen for signs of spring. After the hike, we'll gather around the campfire to enjoy a campfire treat. Preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Juniors: Geocacher Badge. For Girl Scout Juniors. 1 to 3 p.m. Want to work towards your Geocacher badge? Join us and complete activities that satisfy requirements for this badge. Preregister. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
Maryland Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Maryland's 381st anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits! FREE Historic St. Mary's City, Visitor Center, St. Mary's City, MD.
National Anthem Auditions. All ages. 9:30 a.m. A live version of the National Anthem is performed before the start of all 71 Baysox home games during the regular season. Fans interested in performing before a game must attend this audition in order to be considered. Auditions are taken on a first come, first served basis until everyone has had a chance to sing. Small groups and instruments are encouraged. FREE Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, MD.

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MAR   22   Sunday


Israeli Dance Festival DC 2015. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. Israeli Dance Performances followed by dancing for all ages! Featuring the DC area Israeli dance troupes. $$ Bullis School, Potomac, MD.

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MAR   23   Monday


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MAR   24   Tuesday


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MAR   25   Wednesday


Homeschool Clay Series: Slab Lanterns. Kids ages 8 to 14. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Learn popular hand-building techniques with clay. Students will learn to roll slabs with textures and use them to create lovely lanterns. Learn decorative techniques and use various tools or underglazes to add personality to their creations. Preregister online. $$ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
Time for Tots: An Egg Is Quiet. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. We'll read this beautiful book and lean all about different kinds of eggs. You'll even make your own nest and eggs to keep! Then we'll head outside to see if we can find any clues of nests and eggs. Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.
Tot Time! Rocks!. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 10:45 a.m. Let's hunt for rocks (on and under the ground), look at and feel them (are they smooth, or rough?), and find out some of the many ways people use rocks. Preregister. $$ Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD.

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MAR   26   Thursday


Tot Times: Forest Expedition. Kids ages 4 to 6. 11:15 a.m. to noon. Take an adventurous hike through the woods and return to the Nature Center to map out your experience. Preregister. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.

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MAR   27   Friday


Environmental Film: More Than Honey. Kids ages 10+. 7 to 9 p.m. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. The film investigates the global phenomenon observed by small family beekeepers as well as large industrialized honey farms. Using exquisite macro-photography of bees in flight and in their hives, a fascinating and complex world in crisis is revealed. Preregister by March 24. $$ Walker Nature Center, Reston, VA.
Family Hike to the Planets. Kids ages 5+. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Take a tour of the solar system without leaving Earth. Visit each planet in our tiny portion of the universe during this milelong hike. Trail is not suitable for strollers. Preregister. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
School's Out Hike: Pennyfield Lock. Kids ages 6 to 12. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kids are put of school, so why not take a hike! We'll hike along the C & O Canal, river and wetland areas, and look to see which animals are moving about after a long winter. Preregister. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.
Spring Constellations. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tonight we'll look for spring constellations such as Leo the Lion and Ursa Major, the Great Bear, and search for the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. Volunteeroperated telescopes will be set up. Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.
Squish, Squash, Squirt: Mud!. Kids ages 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Spring brings lots of rain showers, and that means mud! From birds to bugs, lots of animals love mud! Discover the fun in mud through stories and activities and make some mud art. Preregister. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Survival Skills. Kids ages 9 to 14. 1 to 4 p.m. Spend the afternoon learning basic outdoor skills such as identifying plant and wildlife species in Maryland, orienteering, campfire construction and primitive shelter building. Round out the day by making a survival bracelet to take home. Preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.

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MAR   28   Saturday


A Music Festival for Kids. All ages. 10:30 a.m. Music Makes Life Better for the Rainbow Collection. Enjoy Mr. Gabe, Groovy Nate, Rainbow Rock, The Great Zucchini and Rocknoceros. The Rainbow Collection's motto, rockin the rainbow to kids in need one donation at a time, is what this Day is all about. Bring your donations, list is online. Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Art Explorers Family Studio. Kids ages 10+. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Playgroup in the Park (PGiP) and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio. Drop-in only; no pre-registration. $$ The Candy Corner in Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
Easter Egg Decorating. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Fun, glitter, eggs! Create beautiful decorated eggs that will impress your friends and even the Easter Bunny. Kids get twp eggs free then additional are available for small fee. Preregister. FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD.
Natural Yogis: Movements of the Weather. Kidsa ges 2 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. Nature and yoga provide essential therapeutic benefits to children of all ages. Join certified Child Light yoga instructor Lanie Lile and a Park Naturalist monthly as they explore varying themes in nature that will help children become more at ease in their world. Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.
Play in Clay: Dazzling Dragons. Kids 6+. 1 to 4 p.m. Learn basic hand-building techniques to make a fantastical wizard, fairy or dragon for your room. Learn to use slabs and coils then add beautiful glazes to give your work added color and shine. Preregister online. $$ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
Saturday Story and Hike. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 10:45 a.m. Stop by the Nature Center on Saturday morning for story time and a hike. A Naturalist will read a story and then lead a hike based on the story. Dress for the weather. Preregister. $$ Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MD.
Sounds of Spring Campfire. Kids ages 2+. 7 to 8 p.m. Chirp, howl, squeak, growl! Help tell a story using the sounds of the spring night. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a toasty treat around the campfire. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.

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MAR   29   Sunday


Spring Amphibians. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 to 3 p.m. Amphibians make their way to water in spring to find mates and lay eggs. Discover which amphibians live in Reston, and which of them have used the nature center pond as a nursery. Explore the pond to see who is around right now. Preregister by March 26. $$ Walker Nature Center, Reston, VA.

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MAR   30   Monday


Take a Walk in the Park Day. Kids ages 2+. 4 to 5p.m. Need to unwind? Just want to hang out with a Naturalist in this beautiful place? Then join us as we celebrate the most wonderful of "holidays." We'll take a lovely stroll around the lake and see what we can find. Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.

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MAR   31   Tuesday


Slim Bodyology: Frantastic You. Kids grades K to 8. 10:15 a.m. and noon. Nationally renowned Slim Goodbody performs a health and body musical that introduces children to how we all work from the inside out. $$ Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD.