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Local Community Music School

Washington Conservatory of Music, a nationally accredited community music school, is launching a new Suzuki Strings Academy and a North Indian (Hindustani) program. Limited openings for individual study are also available in select guitar, piano, voice, strings, winds and brass stupides. All ages and levels study with the expert faculty of international artists. No auditions are required. Find more information at washingtonconservatory.org.

Build, Learn and Play

Robot Works, LLC offers after school and in school enrichment programs and workshops in basic and advanced robotics and robotics programming for children from kindergarten to seniors in high school, as well as home schoolers. The programs are hands-on STEM learning experiences where students get to design, build and program robots and test them in competitions. Robot Works also has Saturday Robotics Workshops where kids not only build program robots all day, they can also participate in unique one-hour specialty programs. Join in and build your robots!

Adventure Theatre

he Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo is celebrating their 65th season this year and you are invited! Join them for a variety of great plays this season, including current play, “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical” based on the beloved Mo Willems book of the same name. The play, which is appropriate for all ages, will delight your young ones and give you a chuckle too. Visit adventuretheatre-mtc.org or call 301-634-2270.

Parenting Classes and Support

For more than 30 years the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) has provided parenting workshops, resources and support to thousands of parents in the D.C. area. Save the date for PEP's Noted Parenting Author Series, featuring renowned parenting expert Alyson Schafer, psychotherapist and bestselling author of “Honey I Wrecked the Kids,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Breaking the Good Mom Myth.” She is speaking Thursday evening, November 17th on *The Joys and Fears of the Teen Years* and Friday morning, November 18th, on *Moving From Conflict to Cooperation*.   For more information visit   pepparent.org or call 301-929-8824.

Private Music Lessons and More

Etudes offers private music lessons that children will love. The lessons in piano, voice and strings are available from beginner to advanced for both children and adults. Located in Georgetown, they are convenient to families across the entire Washington D.C. metro area. dcetudes.com.