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Language school for children in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese. Spanish immersion classes for ages 1-8. After-school & Saturday classes for ages 6-8. D.C./Tenleytown, 202-363-0133; Falls Church, 703-534-2221. ,, DC,

Dinosaur Fund
PreK-College. People of all ages are fascinated by dinosaurs. Our programs include shows, field trips and hands-on activities. Learn about dinosaurs of the National Capital Region. ,, 202-547-3326.

Eric Energy
Enrichment Workshops in "Powerful Polymers," "It Does Matter," "The Air Up There," "Thunder and Lightning," "Light and Lasers," "Motion," and more. Workshops are energetic, entertaining and educational! , 410-336-8295.

French For All Ages
Rosmarie Stucki, French Tutor
Ages 4+. Private or group. French instruction and tutoring for children, teenagers and adults. Native speaker with 20+ years experience including WIS and Alliance Francaise., 202-572-8219.

Jordan Kitt's Music School
Private and group piano lessons, ages 3-adult. FREE trial lesson. Four Locations: Bethesda & Rockville, MD; Fairfax & Sterling, VA. , 800-968-4807.

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Ages 25 months-18 years. Beginner to advanced. Creative movement, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, contemporary and more! Winner of the 2009 Mayor's Art Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education. In DC: 1333 H St., NE, 202-399-6763; 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-362-3042. In MD: 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E, Bethesda, 301-986-0016. ,

Language FUNdamentals
Fun Spanish classes for children ages 3-12. The perfect after-school program! Serving the Washington, DC metro area. ,, 301-312-8847.

Language Stars
Ages 12 months-10 years. Spanish, Mandarin, French and German programs using our play-based, engaging curriculum. Classes taught 100% in the foreign language by native-speaking professional teachers. Locations in Alexandria, N. Arlington/McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gaithersburg and Reston. ,, 866-55-STARS.

Little Hands Presents Kindermusik and More!
Infant-7 years. Bring out the song in your child! Weekly music and movement classes to engage you and your child. Classes available in Fairfax, Centreville, Manassas, Ashburn, Reston, McLean, Alexandria, Burke, Gaithersburg & Olney. , 703-631-2046.

Mad Science
PreK-Grade 6. Cool science after school. Build rockets, use lasers, learn crazy chemistry and more. 301-593-4777; 703-536-9897. ,

Music Together
Infants-Preschoolers. Music classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. Developmentally appropriate and research-based. Arlington, Washington, DC, McLean, Sterling, Woodbridge, 703-536-4706; Montgomery County, 301-879-6988; Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg, 301-424-4359;

Vienna, Herndon, Fairfax, Reston, 703-424-7295; Alexandria, 703-548-7195; Centreville & Springfield, 703-370-0258; Alexandria, Burke, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Manassas, Stafford, 703-619-6441; Washington DC, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Olney, Clarksville, 301-758-0304. ,

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Fitness made fun for kids! Award-winning programs for children 6 weeks to 13 years. Noncompetitive gymnastics, exercise, song, dance and more. We also offer birthday parties, camps and special events. In VA: Alexandria, 703-971-5437; Chantilly, 703-378-3100. In MD: Bethesda, 301-652-2820; Potomac, 301-983-5300. ,

Oh Susannah!
Ages 1-6. Children's music and movement with award-winning singer-songwriter Susan McNelis. Parties, concerts, preschools, balloon animals, group participation, rhythm instruments. , 301-933-2006.

Ages 18 months-6 years. We are a child physical development program that uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage young children in physical activity. 5 locations: Chantilly, Greenbelt, Haymarket, Manassas, Washington, D.C. ,, 703-953-1667.

TK Gym & Martial Arts
Build your kid's focus & confidence! Traditional martial arts programs for tiny tots, children, adults and families. Chevy Chase/Bethesda/Potomac/DC. , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.

Tiny Chefs
Tiny Chefs offers interactive, educational and tasty cooking classes at your school for children ages 4-14. We come to your location and bring all supplies! , 6811 Georgia St., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-518-6108.

Travelling Music Teachers
Ages 5-adult. Music lessons on numerous instruments in your home. Piano tuning and repair also available. Serving DC, MD & VA for over 30 years. Qualified teachers. Optional student recitals. In MD & DC: 301-989-9174. In VA: 703-385-8229. ,


Alliance Francaise
Ages 12 months-15 years. Learn French, all levels welcome. Specializing in Immersion Techniques. Classes, Workshops, Events. , 202-234-7911.

Circle Yoga / Budding Yogis
Budding Yogis at Circle Yoga offers mindful yoga, summer camps and birthday parties for infants, kids, teens, families, moms-to-be and children with special needs. , 3838 Northampton St., NW, DC, 202-686-1104.

National Building Museum
Family-friendly activities for all ages. Young people explore, imagine and create through the Museum's innovative educational programming. , 401 F St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-272-2448.

The Newseum offers educator-led classes at no additional charge for students, grades 3 and up, in topics ranging from the Civil War to civil rights. 888-NEWSEUM (888-639-7386). , 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC,


Adventure Theatre MTC
Award-winning professional theater productions with high-quality musical theater training for ages 2-18. SSL hours provided to volunteers & interns. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pk., Rockville MD. , 301-634-2270.

Ballet Petite
Enchanting fairy tales, delicate costuming, dance, music, extraordinary teachers and a touch of magic...nothing captures the imagination like Ballet Petite to nurture your child's creativity. ,, 301-229-6882.

Bethesda International School
PreK-grade 12. Saturday Spanish Immersion School. Classes begin at age 3 and continue through high school, preparing students for AP Spanish examination. Academics, puppets/theater and fun! , 5033 Wilson La., Bethesda, MD, 301-367-5551.

BlackRock Center for the Arts
BlackRock Center for the Arts offers arts education programs for all ages and presents high-quality children's theater performances on stage.
12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD, 240-912-1058.

Camp Olympia
Horseback riding lessons year-round for all ages, all abilities. Group riding, private and semiprivate lessons. Certified instructors. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

CityDance Center at Strathmore
Ages 4 & up. CityDance School & Conservatory provides high-quality year-round dance training to over 500 students inspiring them to reach their full dance potential. ,, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5204.

CREATE Arts Center
Fun classes and camps for kids & teens; special workshops for adults! From Stonecarving to Cartooning to Paint Pals for 2-year-olds, CREATE has something for you. 301-588-ARTS (2787). ,, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD,

DC Fencers Club
Ages 8 & Up. Home of the DC Fencers Club. Learn fencing from the best. Safe, fun, Olympic sport. Beginner to international level. , 9330 Fraser Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-562-1990.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Structured classes for ages 18 months and up. Open gym, birthday parties, private lessons. Located in North Bethesda behind White Flint Mall. , 301-770-2700.

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
Earth Treks specializes in birthday parties, youth programs, summer camps and rock climbing instruction for ages 6 and older. No experience is needed to get started! Columbia, Timonium, Rockville. 800-CLIMB-UP. ,

Flying Kick Fitness
Ages 3 & up. A top-quality program of traditional/Olympic-style Tae Kwon Do in a safe, friendly environment. Adult black belt instructors. Children, adults, families. Camps, birthday parties. , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.

German Language Courses at the German School Washington, DC
Ages 3-adult. German classes held evenings and Saturday mornings for children 3 & up, and adults at all levels. ,, 8617 Chateau Dr., Potomac, MD, 301-767-3824.

Imagination Stage
Ages 1-18. The region's leading theater arts organization dedicated to children! Classes in acting, dance, filmmaking and musical theater. Student performing ensembles and the best professional children's theater performances. ,, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1660.

International School of Music
Music lessons for students of all ages (6 months-adult) in all instruments and voice. Optional recitals and diploma program offered. Two locations: 10450 Auto Park Ave., Bethesda, 301-365-5888 & 5110 Ridgefield Rd., Bethesda, 301-657-0763. ,

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County
Live more, play more at M-NCPPC parks and recreation facilities throughtout Prince George's County, Maryland all year long. Check us out at our webiste! ,

Maryland Youth Ballet
Ages 2-18. One of the finest schools of classical ballet in the region. MYB prepares young dancers for a professional career in dance. Beginning at the pre-ballet level and continuting through our professional division. , 926 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-608-2232.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
Ages 18 months-12 years. We offer fantastic enrichment classes in soccer & basketball for your rising star. We also have summer camps, birthday parties and homeschool sports! , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.

Montgomery Parks
Nature classes and hikes, ice skating, tennis, boating, golf, camping, skateboarding, gardens, historic and cultural events and more...ready for you to explore in Mongomery Parks! , 301-495-2595.

Music Together with Miri
Early childhood music-movement program. Birth through 5 years. Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring -- 10 weeks. Summer -- 6 weeks. , 3104 Paladin Ter, Olney, MD, 301-758-0304.

Musical Expressions
All ages. Private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, flute, bassoon and more. Studio on Old Georgetown Rd. near the Beltway. In-home lessons available. , Bethesda, MD, 301-530-7757.

Musical Theatre Petite
Your showstopper's opportunity to shine. Dazzling costumes, jazz, tap dancing, singing and acting-children immerse themselves in Broadway and story classics at Musical Theatre Petite. ,, 301-229-6882.

Potomac Horse Center
Riding lessons from age 5-adult. Pony rides, birthday parties, summer camp and much more. , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
18 months & up. Gymnastics instruction for kids. Specially designed preschool equipment. Birthday parties. Boys-only classes. Competitive teams. Summer camps. Two locations: 2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring, 301-589-0938 & 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, 301-352-5777. ,

Sing-A-Long With Karen
Find out why everyone's clapping and cooing about Karen's action-packed, interactive, hands-on, entertaining and engaging music/rhythm/movement classes and/or extraordinary parties for babies/toddlers/youngsters. Classes in Chevy Chase/Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville/North Potomac. 301-537-SING. ,

South River Boat Rentals
Leave the highway and set sail for a new family adventure. "Family Learn to Sail" & "Family Vacation" packages.
Gingerville Yachting Ctr., Edgewater, MD, 410-956-9729.

Youth Performing Arts School
YPAS students receive extraordinary technical training with outstanding teachers in classical ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, modern, acting and voice in a beautiful and nurturing environment. ,, 301-229-6882.


Acting for Young People
Celebrating 15+ years of fun, challenging classes for ages 5-adult. After-school programs, weekend classes, summer acting camps, school tour productions and more! ,, 5506 Talon Ct., Fairfax, VA, 703-307-5332.

The Art League School
Ages 5 & up. Courses are offered quarterly in virtually all of the fine arts, and a wide variety of crafts, with some of the most talented and well known artists in the country. From Silver Jewelry to Silk Painting, download a full-schedule online. , Old Town Alexandria, VA, 703-683-2323.

Black Lab Music Studio
Ages 5-adult. All levels. Private piano lessons in a home studio setting with curricula centered around core musical skills, ear training, creative thinking and the love of making music. 703-807-0580; 252-455-1022. , Sleepy Hollow Estates, Falls Church, MD,

C3 Cyber Club
Camps, Clubs, Classes
Largest video gaming center. Featuring 30 networked computers with high speed Internet access. Field trips, computer lessons, camps, birthday parties. Transportation, homework assistance, martial arts, gymnastics, dancing, tutoring. , 44710 Cape Ct., #118, Ashburn, VA, 703-729-0985.

Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly
Clay Cafe Studios offers a variety of pottery painting and mosaic programs. Our programs are designed to fit into existing after-school programs. Offering one-time classes, or multiweek sessions. , 13894 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-1051.

Creative Dance Center
Fall registration Now Open! Hip-hop, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, All Boy Hip-Hop. 4 VA locations: Ashburn, 703-724-4900; Old Ashburn, 702-729-1033, Chantilly, 703-378-1800; South Riding, 703-542-2008. ,

First Marks
Preschool-adult. Enrolling for fall classes. Watercolors, acrylics, drawing, colored pencils, pastels, sculpting, clay, mixed-media and more. More than 20 years experience. , Reston, VA, 703-471-7785.

Harmonia School of Music & Art
Age 3 1/2-adult. Harmonia School offers outstanding performing arts programs. It includes instrumental and voices lessons, early childhood classes. One of the finest Muscial Theatre and Acting Programs culminates in productions. ,, 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.

Hola Baby
Hola Baby is a Spanish immersion program for babies and toddlers (10 months-5 years). The goal is to have fun in Spanish at an early age and among friends. Arlington & Alexandria, VA. , 703-731-1630.

A Discovery Lab for Kids
STEM enrichment center geared to childen ages 3-13. We teach a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes after school and Saturdays. ,, 2952-H Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton, VA, 703-255-7202.

Jumping Jack Sports
We offer exciting and fun introductory sports classes for ages 2-6 and a wide variety of camps for ages 4-12. ,, 44710 Cape Ct., #128, Ashburn, VA, 703-858-9901.

Lopez Studios, Inc.
Performing Arts Preparatory School
Ages 4-adult. An award-winning Performing Arts Preparatory school offering premium programs in acting, piano, voice, a performing arts after-school program, a conservatory program and professional/performing opportunities. , 11425 Isaac Newton Sq., Reston, VA, 703-787-0071.

McLean Community Center
Infants-adults. Located in central McLean, the center offers a wide variety of classes, seminars and workshops for children, teens and adults. 703-790-0123; TTY: 711. ,, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Offering high quality education and performance opportunities to people of all ages in dance, theater and music. Making arts inclusive to all, regardless of their physical, cognitive and financial status. Summer programs for ages 2-18. Two VA Locations: 5775 Barclay Dr., Kingstowne & 9524 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA. ,, 703-339-0444.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
Ages 18 months-12 years. We offer fantastic enrichment classes in soccer & basketball for your rising star. We also have summer camps, birthday parties and homeschool sports! , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.

Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University
Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, offering music, theater, art and computer gaming classes for all ages. Private music lessons, summer programs, concerts and events. , 4260 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA, 703-993-9889.

Suzuki Music Studio of Reston
Ages 3-adult. Dr. Barrett gives group and individual instruction in violin, viola, cello and piano using both traditional and Suzuki educational strategies. The Studios present four performances yearly. ,, Reston, VA, 703-295-0659.

Tiny Dancers
An award-winning ballet, tap and jazz program that provides young dancers with an outstanding technical foundation in a fun, nurturing and creative environment. Locations in Fairfax, Gainesville and Alexandria. ,, 703-385-5580.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap offers a variety of classes for children and adults, including Baby ArtsPlay, Creative Kids, Private Lessons, Intro to Opera and more. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. , 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA,


4th Annual Funville
Free Community Parenting Fair
A day of Exploration, Education & Entertainment for parents and kids of all ages presented by Washington Parent. Sunday, September 29, 2013; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring live performances, giveaways and exhibitors showcasing enrichment activities. Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA. ,

Friends of the Library
Montgomery County, MD
Used bookstores open 7 days a week. Affordable books as low as 50 cents. Children's picture books, foreign language books on tape, videos, text books, more. Quince Orchard Plaza, Gaithersburg, 301-355-7211; Randolph Hills Shopping Center, Rockville, 301-984-3300; Wheaton Library Basement, Wheaton, 301-933-1110.

MSI Soccer
MSI is a nonprofit youth soccer organization that promotes youth soccer in Montgomery County. , 301-762-4MSI.

National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) ,

Reading Eggs
Learn to read in just 3 weeks. The online reading program for ages 3-13 will build reading skills and establish positive attitudes towards learning and help set your child up for success at school. ,

Seneca Sports Association, Inc. (SSA)
SSA is a nonprofit, volunteer, youth sports organization. Originally a football organization, through the years SSA has expanded to include cheerleading, dance, soccer and wrestling. ,

Upper Montgomery Athletic Club (UMAC)
UMAC has been providing age-appropriate T-Ball, Machine Pitch and Kid Pitch Baseball for over 40 years. ,

Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS)
Lasting friendships through soccer. ,