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Exploring the National Mall: Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and More

Skip the Bay Bridge: Discovering Chesapeake's Western Shore

Riverkeepers: Watershed Projects for Families

See the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in DC

Stuart Little
September 19 through October 26. Dates and times vary. All ages (family-friendly event). Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City. But when he serachs for his friend, he finds adventure aplenty. ASL Interpreted performance Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Sensory-friendly performance Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.

McLean AAUW 45th Annual Used Book Sale
Friday, September 19 9 a.m. - 7p.m.; Saturday, September 20 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, September 21 Noon - 4 p.m.

Korus Festival.
September 19. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). This Korean Festival features Asian cuisine, musical performances, a taekwondo demonstration, a talent show, a singing contest, and a K-Pop cover contest. You will be amazed by the Wildlife Exhibit presented by the National Park Service and children can enjoy other fun filled crafts and activities in the kid zone. FREE Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA.

The Big Build
September 20. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks, and Building Arts An interactive, fun-for-all-ages celebration of our built environment. The National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

Preschool Fair & Friends Day.
September 20. 3 to 6 p.m.
Friends Day is an afternoon that brings students and families together for food, music, and fun. Gain access to and make contact with preschools, enrichment activities and educational diagnosticians as you begin your children's educational journey. FREE Sandy Spring Friends School, Sandy Spring, MD.

The Night Fairy
September 24 through October 26. Date and times vary.
Kids ages 4+. Flory is a Night Fairy who is attacked by a bat. When her wings are damaged in the struggle, she is forced to learn how to survive in the daylight among the other birds and animals in a typical backyard. During her adventures, Flory makes new friends, and eventually reconciles with her foe. By the time her wings begin to sprout back, Flory has discovered a renewed sense of creativity, diplomacy, and resilience that she never knew she had. $$ 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Baltimore Book Festival.
September 26 through 28. Times vary.
Features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors; book signings; more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers; nonstop readings on multiple stages; cooking demos by top chefs; poetry readings; workshops; panel discussions; walking tours; storytellers and hands-on projects for kids; live music; and a variety of food, beer and wine. FREE Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.

Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
September 28. 1 to 3:30 p.m.
National College Fairs and Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions. FREE Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

Chessie Jam: Kid's Music Fest
October 4. Noon to 6 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Join the fun while we sing and dance to performances by Milkshake, Recess Monkey, Father Goose, Justin Roberts and Biz Markie from Yo Gabba Gabba. Free face-painting noon to 2 p.m., an instrumental petting zoo, a storybook village, a moon-bounce, a photo-booth, tie-dying, and many more fun and interactive activities for children. Tickets online. $$ Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD.

Fall Campfire & Walk
October 5. 6:30 to 8 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Enjoy a campfire picnic followed by an evening nature walk. Bring your own hotdogs & rolls; we'll supply the marshmallows. Afterwards we'll take a walk around the nature center trails to look for what is going on around the pond, meadow or woods. Preregister. $$ Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.

Disney Junior's Choo Choo Soul
October 11. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Follow the musical adventures of the hip-hop singer, train station manager, Genevieve Goings, and her dancing, beatboxing engineer DC as they entertain the audience while performing soulful and current renditions of the ABCs and 1-2-3s. This one hour show will have young railroad lovers, Thomas the Tank Engine fans, and families singing and dancing. Tickets onnline. $$ B & O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.