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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

Tips for Visiting Museums with Kids

Family Day at National Postal Museum

Get Active With Your Family

A Field Trip to the Grocery Store

Children's Performance Series
First and Third Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
Foster your child's love for the performing arts as the City of Fairfax presents the "Children's Performance Series." All events - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Hall. Stroller acces at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. Free. Fairfax, VA

Stories from Strawberry Park
Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Kids ages 10 and under. Enjoy a live interactive performance each week taught by a group of unique storytellers. In inclement weather, story time will be held in Angelika Film Center. FREE Mosaic, Fairfax, VA.

November Storytimes: Get Ready for Winter
Each Sunday in November, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Join Brookside Nature Center each Sunday for a different story to learn how animals, insects and amphibians get ready for winter. Then you'll take a short walk to look for places animals go to keep warm when the weather becomes cold. Brookside Nature Center. Free. Wheaton, MD

Saturday Morning at The National
Saturdays, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
You and your child are invited to be part of the fun at The National on Saturday mornings. This free series engages and inspires young minds through interactive performances, puppets, dance and music. Seating is limited and tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior to the show. Free. The National DC. Washington, D.C.

The Great Zucchini
September 24-December 24
All ages. Join The Great Zucchini each Thursday at Jammin Java. As one of Washington's funniest and most magical entertainers, his hands-on, interactive magic shows captivate the attention of audiences young and old. Prepare yourself for an hour filled funny facial expressions and lots of belly laughs. Tickets online. $$ Jammin Java, Vienna, VA

Trail Buddies
November 3, 17 & 24
Kids ages 3-6. Discover the wonders of nature as you explore the nature center trails. You'll collect, sort and count different nature materials, recognize shapes and patterns in nature, and invent fun outdoor nature games. $$. Registration required. Brookside Nature Center. Wheaton, MD

Make It and Take It: Calling All Turkeys
November 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages. Gobble, gobble! Get ready for Thanksgiving festivities by making your own turkey caller. Registration is required, exact change appreciated. Fee is per craft. Meadowside Nature Center. Rockville, MD

Small Business Saturday
November 28, Various locations throughout the D.C. metro area
Celebrate local businesses while also checking off your holiday shopping list. With a large number of small businesses in the Washington, D.C. metor area, there are plenty of opportunities to support your local economy. Be sure to visit the store's website ahead of your shopping trip to check for special discounts and deals.

Christmas Season Kick-off with Franklin Park Big Band
November 29, 3:00 p.m.
All ages. Kick off the holiday season with some swing classics from the Franklin Park Big Band. Featuring vocal tunes and an audience sing-along. Start the season off on the right note. Purcellville, VA.