Now through October 5 Big Apple Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary.Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! Tickets online. $$ Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA.

September 26 Rock the Block! #TGIFairfax. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 9 p.m. LEGGZ plays all of your favorite songs from today's hits to motown and classic rock to 70s & 80s retro. Along with live music you can also enjoy great food vendors and merchants, games, refreshments and more! FREE Old Town Fairfax City, Fairfax, VA.

September 27 Music Box Series: All Aboard!. Kids ages 6 months to 3 years. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Series gives your budding music-lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performamces. From planes to trains, explore the excitement of traveling to new places and discovering new things. Tickets online. $$ Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD.

September 27 Special Needs One Community Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a special day of fun and learning opportunities for special needs children, their families, and community service providers. Interactive exhibits, relay races, face painting, various animals, safety demo Preregister online. FREE Ardmore Elementary School, Springdale, MD.

September 27 World of Wheels Family Festival and Touch-a-Truck. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring cars, trucks of all sizes, cycles and more! Come out to see these many forms of transportation in person. Enjoy an assortment of activities for kids of all ages... Moonbounces, food and more! Tickets online. $$ DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD.

September 28 Performing and Visual Arts College Fair. 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.

September 28 Stuart Little. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. 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.

September 28 Turkish Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrating authentic Turkish art and culture with a rich variety of live musical and folk dance performances. Enjoy hands-on activities for kids, art demonstrations, guest speakers, arts and crafts vendors and Turkish cuisine. FREE Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC.

September 29 Science in the Park. Kids ages 6 to 10. 2 to 3:30 p.m. and ages 3 to 5 (with an adult) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about science through stories, games and crafts at the Hunter House in the park. Preregister. $$ Nottoway Park, Vienna, VA.

September 30 Historic Homeschoolers Day. Kids 8 to 12. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homeschoolers will blast into the past and learn what life was like for children 200 years ago with crafts, games, lessons, and more! Register by Sept. 22. $$ Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park, MD.

October 1 Storytime on the Lake: Migration. Kids ages 3 to 6. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join us aboard the pontoon boat to hear a story and scout out the wonders of Little Seneca Lake! Designed for children accompanied by an adult (no younger siblings, please). Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.


Pam Rynkowski