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MAY   23   Tuesday


A Sidewalk Stroll. Kids ages 1+. 4 p.m. In its newest play series, Theatre for the Very Young, Encore Stage & Studio presents A Sidewalk Stroll--starring professional artists who bring park adventures and friendly animals to life, all the while teaching your little one about navigating through life's surprises. Make it a playdate at the theatre! Tickets online. $$ St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA.
Natural Birth Info Session. 7 to 9 p.m. During this informational meeting you will have an opportunity to ask the midwives your questions about birth center births, homebirths, midwifery and the services they offer. Preregistration required. FREE NOVA Natural Birth Center, Chantilly, VA.

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MAY   24   Wednesday


Jammin' Juniors Concerts. Kids 4 and under. 12:30 p.m. Lunchtime concerts for preschoolers and the people who love them. This week: Farmer Jason. Farmer Jason is the brainchild of rock music legend Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. In 2002, he created Farmer Jason to educate and entertain children about farm life and the wonders of nature. The character is based on his own farming background and love of the great outdoors. FREE McLean Central Park Gazebo, McLean, VA.

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MAY   25   Thursday


Adventure Kids. Kids 5 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to sing, dance, and laugh along with John Henry! Events are the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, level 1 near JCPenney. Bring your friends and make new ones! FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Air and Space Museum Celebrates Star Wars at 40!. All ages. 5 and 7:30 p.m. May 25 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, "Star Wars: A New Hope," the first in the Star Wars franchise. The Air and Space Museum's "The Force at 40" event will celebrate this milestone with the rare opportunity to see the film in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, along with other activities. Free tickets are required and are online. FREE National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Meltdown Mojo. Parents of kids all ages. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you have a volatile toddler, preschooler or teen, this workshop is for you! Discover what toddlers and teens have in common, what parents do to make tantrums worse, how to avoid them and ways you can help your child learn to manage his or her emotions in an age-appropriate and proactive way. Registration online. $$ FitCrush Studio, Bethesda, MD.

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MAY   26   Friday


A Sidewalk Stroll. Kids ages 1+. 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. In its newest play series, Theatre for the Very Young, Encore Stage & Studio presents A Sidewalk Stroll--starring professional artists who bring park adventures and friendly animals to life, all the while teaching your little one about navigating through life's surprises. Make it a playdate at the theatre! Tickets online. $$ St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Music in The Loop. Kids 5 and under. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Market Common Clarendon offers kids' concerts each Friday through October 27. Enjoy the fun with Mr. Knick Knack! Special guest Mr. Skip today! FREE Market Common Clarendon, Alrington, VA.

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MAY   27   Saturday


Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Hometown Holidays. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 to 10 p.m. The Taste of Rockville opens at noon each day and does have a fee. Annual street festival Memorial Day featuring dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Art Festival and an environmental expo. FREE Rockville Town Center, Rockville, MD.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Mowgli is a human child brought up in the jungles of India by a family of wolves. Through this journey he learns to respect his environment and the wisdom of the animals. And he realizes that, as a grown man, it's his responsibility to protect them. Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic deals with very timely issues in this lively new version. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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MAY   28   Sunday


Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Hometown Holidays. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 to 10 p.m. The Taste of Rockville opens at noon each day and does have a fee. Annual street festival Memorial Day featuring dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Art Festival and an environmental expo. FREE Rockville Town Center, Rockville, MD.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Mowgli is a human child brought up in the jungles of India by a family of wolves. Through this journey he learns to respect his environment and the wisdom of the animals. And he realizes that, as a grown man, it's his responsibility to protect them. Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic deals with very timely issues in this lively new version. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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MAY   29   Monday


Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. Rockville Band and Chorus; 9:30 a.m. Ceremony and 10:30 a.m. Parade. The City of Rockville-supported, all-volunteer band, will perform a musical tribute to America. The Parade will feature more than 60 parade units including marching bands, drill and majorette units, floats and more! Parade route map online. FREE Rockville Town Center, Rockville, MD.

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MAY   30   Tuesday


Natural Birth Info Session. 7 to 9 p.m. During this informational meeting you will have an opportunity to ask the midwives your questions about birth center births, homebirths, midwifery and the services they offer. Preregistration required. FREE NOVA Natural Birth Center, Chantilly, VA.

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MAY   31   Wednesday


Washington Mystics School Day Game. Kids ages 4+. 11:30 a.m. Field trip! Join the Washington Mystics for our annual School Day game Wednesday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. vs. Connecticut Sun. Not only is this a game dedicated to educational activities, but it's great professional basketball at an affordable price! Tickets online. $$ Verizon Center, Washington, DC.

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June

JUN   1   Thursday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Bryan Elijah Smith (Americana). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Herndon Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m,; Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, a business expo, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and fireworks on Thursday and Saturday at dusk. FREE Intersection of Lynn and Station Streets, Herndon, VA.
Hometown Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursdays through September, this series will host local bands from the Fairfax area. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends and family, grab dinner and listen to great music. Tonight: The Back Pages Band. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Keeping Your Cool Through the Summer. Parents of kids all ages. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Honey, they're home! Soon it'll be time for fun in the sun, along with swim suits, camp gear, carpools, travel, family reunions, sunscreen, hot nights, hot tempers, and, oh yea, bored and hungry children. Get proactive about your family's summer routine and how to handle your personal summer challenges so that you can stay cool and calm all summer long. Registration online. $$ FitCrush Studio, Bethesda, MD.
The Smile Project Carnival and Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This festival features huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, incredible music performances, a vendor marketplace and live art installations by the area's most talk about artists. Schedule and tickets online. $$ RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.
XYZT: Interactive Art Show. Kids ages 6+. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get ready for an immersive sensory encounter as you explore 10 interactive installations at DC's first innovative art space - ARTECHOUSE. Step into imaginary territory, manipulate algorithms and immerse yourself into a virtual playground at XYZT. Tickets online. $$ Artechouse, Washington, DC.

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JUN   2   Friday


Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Herndon Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m,; Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, a business expo, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and fireworks on Thursday and Saturday at dusk. FREE Intersection of Lynn and Station Streets, Herndon, VA.
Justin Trawick & The Common Good. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy Americana music during our Friday night concert. Food and drink specials will be offered by local restaurants. Concert-attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the performances. Face-painting artists for the kids! FREE Cathedral Commons, Washington, DC.
Nighttime Discoveries. Kids ages 6+. 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a "We're Going Wild" youth and family nature walk. Explore the sights and sounds of habitats and wildlife at night! Headlamps and flashlights will illuminate the path as we walk the trail from sunset into early nighttime, just as local wildlife initiate their evening routines. Preregistration required FREE Morven Park, Leesburg, VA.
Smithsonian Sleepovers. Kids ages 8 to 12. 7 p.m This Smithsonian Associates program invites kids and their grown-up companions for a night that features tours, games, crafts, a film and more. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 7:30 p.m. Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by a bear named Baloo and Bagheera, a panther and Kaa the snake. Mowgli, with the help of the nearby villagers and a treasure given to him from ancient ruins, must stop an angry tiger from becoming the new king, and help restore order in the jungle again. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.
The Smile Project Carnival and Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This festival features huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, incredible music performances, a vendor marketplace and live art installations by the area's most talk about artists. Schedule and tickets online. $$ RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.

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JUN   3   Saturday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Bryan Elijah (Americana). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
37th Annual Washington Folk Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 7 p.m. All musicians, storytellers, dancers and craftspeople live in the the greater Washington metropolitan area and volunteer their talents to put on a first class festival of national renown. With performances representing cultures from around the world as well as around the country, it is your chance to find out what is going on in the folk communities of the area. FREE Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
Acting for Young People: Mulan Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). 12:30, 4:30 and 7:30. Take a mystical journey to ancient China in this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's animated film! Based on Disney's Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. Tickets online. $$ GMU Center for the Arts, Harris Theatre, Fairfax, VA.
Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues. Kids ages 3 to 8. 11 a.m. During this Family Jazz Session learn the origins of blues and its role in music genres from jazz to country. Then, create and belt out your own original blues ditty. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.
Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southern Maryland's leading sustainability event attracts 1,000+ attendees and 100+ booths. Attendees can learn to: lower energy costs, harness solar power, find green products for home and business, plant a healthier garden, compost waste and much more. Workshop schedule online. FREE Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Fair Lakes SpringFest. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 4:30 p.m. Brings the Fair Lakes community together to celebrate spring, compliments of the Fair Lakes League. Includes live performances, Whole Foods Market Kids Marketplace, games, face painting, fire and police vehicle tours, food and more! FREE FREE Fair Lakes, VA.
Father's Day - Summer Reading Kickoff. Kids ages 1 to 10. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make Father's Day cards. Balloons, games and prizes. Get your face painted 11:30 to12:30 p.m. by Caritas Face Painting. Learn about summer reading incentives at Barnes and Noble. Encourage your kids to read and get rewarded for summer reading. FREE Barnes and Noble, Bethesda, MD.
Fido Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for the ultimutt day out in Furfax City for the whole family (two-legged and four-legged!) FREE Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA.
Herndon Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m,; Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, a business expo, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and fireworks on Thursday and Saturday at dusk. FREE Intersection of Lynn and Station Streets, Herndon, VA.
Imagination Bethesda. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 23rd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children's street festival celebrating children and the arts. Musical performances and professional children's entertainers will light up the stage, while hands-on art and craft activities will line the streets. Also featuring face painters, balloonists, a stilt-walker, free giveaways and more! Performance schedule online. FREE Elm St. and Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.
Infant Investigators. Kids 6 to 12 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. During this time, infants are learning about themselves, the people around them, and about their environment. Our classes will explore key themes that will help them develop their understanding of the world and start them on a journey of lifelong learning. Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Kidz Korner - Summer on the Square. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's June to September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Spring Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occoquan hosts over 300 contemporary and country crafters and artisans from all over the US. Come visit for all kinds of food and fantastic shopping. Also featuring park entertainment and fun activities for all! FREE Historic District, Occoquan, VA.
Strawberry Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 36th Strawberry Festival features, climbing wall, food truck rally, petting zoo, kids games, pony rides, strawberry shortcake, beer and wine garden, crafters and more. Live music will be at Green Turtle Main Stage and at Studio of Ballet Arts Community Stage. Tickets online. $$ Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD.
Strokes and Strides. Kids ages 7 to 14. 8 to 11 a.m. Strokes and Strides is a noncompetitive program that introduces young athletes to the aquathon experience. This one-time swim and run event is divided into two age groups, 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. Preregister online. $$ Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by a bear named Baloo and Bagheera, a panther and Kaa the snake. Mowgli, with the help of the nearby villagers and a treasure given to him from ancient ruins, must stop an angry tiger from becoming the new king, and help restore order in the jungle again. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.
The Smile Project Carnival and Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This festival features huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, incredible music performances, a vendor marketplace and live art installations by the area's most talk about artists. Schedule and tickets online. $$ RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Clowning Around. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Truck and Tractor Weekend. All ages. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come on out and visit all your favorite trucks. There will be fire and rescue equipment from our Howard County Fire Department, farm equipment from local farms and businesses, vintage Army Jeep, a super-charged way cool pick up and much more! $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.

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JUN   4   Sunday


37th Annual Washington Folk Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 7 p.m. All musicians, storytellers, dancers and craftspeople live in the the greater Washington metropolitan area and volunteer their talents to put on a first class festival of national renown. With performances representing cultures from around the world as well as around the country, it is your chance to find out what is going on in the folk communities of the area. FREE Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
Acting for Young People: Mulan Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). 12:30, 4:30 and 7:30. Take a mystical journey to ancient China in this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's animated film! Based on Disney's Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. Tickets online. $$ GMU Center for the Arts, Harris Theatre, Fairfax, VA.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Herndon Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m,; Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, a business expo, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and fireworks on Thursday and Saturday at dusk. FREE Intersection of Lynn and Station Streets, Herndon, VA.
Infant Investigators. Kids 6 to 12 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. During this time, infants are learning about themselves, the people around them, and about their environment. Our classes will explore key themes that will help them develop their understanding of the world and start them on a journey of lifelong learning. Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Jazz 'n Families Fun Days. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 7 p.m. A fun family weekend with live jazz music featuring the finest talent in the region including vibrant galleries, art-making activities, an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytelling, a free film screening and much more! FREE The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.
Spring Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occoquan hosts over 300 contemporary and country crafters and artisans from all over the US. Come visit for all kinds of food and fantastic shopping. Also featuring park entertainment and fun activities for all! FREE Historic District, Occoquan, VA.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 3 p.m. Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by a bear named Baloo and Bagheera, a panther and Kaa the snake. Mowgli, with the help of the nearby villagers and a treasure given to him from ancient ruins, must stop an angry tiger from becoming the new king, and help restore order in the jungle again. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.
The Smile Project Carnival and Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This festival features huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, incredible music performances, a vendor marketplace and live art installations by the area's most talk about artists. Schedule and tickets online. $$ RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Clowning Around. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Truck and Tractor Weekend. All ages. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come on out and visit all your favorite trucks. There will be fire and rescue equipment from our Howard County Fire Department, farm equipment from local farms and businesses, vintage Army Jeep, a super-charged way cool pick up and much more! $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.

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JUN   5   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! Entertaining today: Mr. Skip: Fun & Songs. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

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JUN   6   Tuesday


Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
DowntownDC Summer Flicks. All ages. 8 to 10 p.m. Freedom Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic martial arts films mixed with a live original music soundtrack of hip-hop and soul by DJ-2 Tone Jones. Schedule online. FREE Freedom Plaza, Washington, DCdowntowndc.org/event/downtowndc-summer-fDC.

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JUN   7   Wednesday


Teddy Bear Circus. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. The Big Top is popping with Puppet Performers! Rupert the Ringmaster introduces a One Ring Circus of Surprises- our Teddy Bear performers will amaze you with stupendous stunts, from Fabian's Flying Trapeze to Trixie on her Tightrope - and don't forget our Comical Clowns! $$ Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Teddy Bear's Picnic. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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JUN   8   Thursday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes (Blues). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Adventure Kids: Peter McCory. Kids 5 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to sing, dance and laugh! Events are the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, level 1 near JCPenney. Bring your friends and make new ones! FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Hometown Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursdays through September, this series will host local bands from the Fairfax area. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends and family, grab dinner and listen to great music. Tonight: Deon Clark. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Peter Pan Club. Kids age 5 and under. 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Come to Peter Pan story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners to enjoy a flight-themed story and hands-on craft activity. FREE College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.

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JUN   9   Friday


Celebrate Farifax! Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site is magically filled with more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities. Enjoy live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods and nightly fireworks. Tickets online. $$ Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11 a.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Kids' Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us on The Loop every Friday morning through October 27 for an awesome kids' concert! Mr. Knick Knack! is back and we are introducing some new area favorites to our line up! June 30 will feature The Bubbas. FREE Market Common Clarendon, Arlington, VA.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 7:30 p.m. Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by a bear named Baloo and Bagheera, a panther and Kaa the snake. Mowgli, with the help of the nearby villagers and a treasure given to him from ancient ruins, must stop an angry tiger from becoming the new king, and help restore order in the jungle again. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.

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JUN   10   Saturday


CHAW's 45th Birthday Bash. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. Celebrate 45 years of building community through the arts with the CHAW and friends! Programs and events will be running throughout the day, stop by any time for art, food, fun and friends. Schedule online. FREE Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC.
Celebrate Farifax! Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site is magically filled with more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities. Enjoy live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods and nightly fireworks. Tickets online. $$ Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Family Workshops. Kids ages 3+. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offered on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. These drop-in activities are designed especially for young children, who love watching the mill grind corn into flour. We'll learn about history, farming, milling and nature by making projects such as cornhusk dolls, birds nests and baskets - we'll have something different each day. FREE Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.
Kidz Korner - Summer on the Square. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's June to September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by a bear named Baloo and Bagheera, a panther and Kaa the snake. Mowgli, with the help of the nearby villagers and a treasure given to him from ancient ruins, must stop an angry tiger from becoming the new king, and help restore order in the jungle again. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Teddy Bear's Picnic. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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JUN   11   Sunday


Celebrate Farifax! Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site is magically filled with more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities. Enjoy live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods and nightly fireworks. Tickets online. $$ Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
Cinderella. Kids ages 5+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Father-Daughter Princess Tea Party. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 2 p.m. Girls of all ages come with their special man or lady and celebrate like a Princess! Private room, elegant table settings, three types of sandwiches, two types of scones, lemon bars, tea cookies, cream puffs and teas. Tea party games, etiquette and crafts. Tickets online. $$ Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, Falls Church, VA.
My First Sleeping Beauty. Kids age 3 to 10. 2 and 5 p.m. Join us for our annual performance of the family-friendly ballet "My First Sleeping Beauty." The performance features an interactive ballet performance, a meet and greet with ballet dancers and a ballet craft. To order tickets and\or to get more information please e-mail us at connectthedotsdancecompany@gmail.com. $$ George Washington University, Fairfax, VA.
The Jungle Book. Kids ages 4+. 3 p.m. Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by a bear named Baloo and Bagheera, a panther and Kaa the snake. Mowgli, with the help of the nearby villagers and a treasure given to him from ancient ruins, must stop an angry tiger from becoming the new king, and help restore order in the jungle again. Tickets online. $$ Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington, VA.

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JUN   12   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! Entertaining today: Acting For Young People. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

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JUN   13   Tuesday


Bring Your Own Baby. With kids 2 to 12 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Early Enrichment's Bring Your Own Baby, for caretakers and their infants,starts with coffee, conversation and some playtime for baby followed by a museum visit geared toward caretakers with some extras thrown in for baby. Preregistration online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
DowntownDC Summer Flicks. All ages. 8 to 10 p.m. Freedom Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic martial arts films mixed with a live original music soundtrack of hip-hop and soul by DJ-2 Tone Jones. Schedule online. FREE Freedom Plaza, Washington, DCdowntowndc.org/event/downtowndc-summer-fDC.

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JUN   14   Wednesday


Family Open House. All ages. 6 to 8 p.m. Our interactive Open Houses feature "pop up" classrooms where our teachers lead hands-on activities, giving prospective students a taste of what it's like to learn at The Sycamore School. Preregister online. FREE Falls Church Presbyterian Church, Falls Church, VA.
Flag Day Ceremony. All ages. 7 to 8 p.m. The Gaithersburg Community Museum and Boy Scout Troop 1760 will celebrate National Flag Day. Gaithersburg Young Artist Award winner Madison Middleton will sing the National Anthem, Junior Mayor Purani Kannan will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and deliver brief remarks and Mayor Jud Ashman will reflect on the meaning of our country's symbol. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.

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JUN   15   Thursday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: A Thousand Rainy Days (Police Tribute Band). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Hometown Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursdays through September, this series will host local bands from the Fairfax area. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends and family, grab dinner and listen to great music. Tonight: Red Zone. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.

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JUN   16   Friday


Columbia Festival of the Arts. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Including live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, special activities for the kids and strolling performers. As always, plenty of food and drink. Free and ticketed events, details online. FREE Columbia Town Center, on the lakefront, Columbia, MD.
Juggling Workshop with Christian Kloc. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 7:30 p.m. Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jump-start your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the 'big top' applause you deserve. $$ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), Washington, DC.
Kids' Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us on The Loop every Friday morning through October 27 for an awesome kids' concert! Mr. Knick Knack! is back and we are introducing some new area favorites to our line up! June 30 will feature The Bubbas. FREE Market Common Clarendon, Arlington, VA.
Taste of Reston. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday 3 to 11 p.m. and Saturday noon to 11 p.m. Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area. Enjoy restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, the Family Fun Zone! and our Wine `n Dine area. Tickets online. $$ Reston Town Center, Reston, VA.

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JUN   17   Saturday


Columbia Festival of the Arts. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Including live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, special activities for the kids and strolling performers. As always, plenty of food and drink. Free and ticketed events, details online. FREE Columbia Town Center, on the lakefront, Columbia, MD.
Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song. Kids ages 3 to 8. 11 a.m. During this Family Jazz Session, celebrate the centennial of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, the inspirational vocalist and bandleader who achieved fame with her three-and-a-half-octave voice. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer on the Square. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's June to September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Smithsonian Sleepovers. Kids ages 8 to 12. 7 p.m This Smithsonian Associates program invites kids and their grown-up companions for a night that features tours, games, crafts, a film and more. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
Taste of Reston. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday 3 to 11 p.m. and Saturday noon to 11 p.m. Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area. Enjoy restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, the Family Fun Zone! and our Wine `n Dine area. Tickets online. $$ Reston Town Center, Reston, VA.
Twos Travelers. Kids ages 2. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Your two-year-old is becoming more independent, communicative, and social. Our classes will foster these skills through fun and interactive workshops that take a unique perspective on familiar themes. Let's Go Camping: It's that time of year when families head out for camping trips and the perfect time to explore the different tools and items needed for shelter and food, while also discovering the wonders of living outdoors. Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

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JUN   18   Sunday


Columbia Festival of the Arts. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Including live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, special activities for the kids and strolling performers. As always, plenty of food and drink. Free and ticketed events, details online. FREE Columbia Town Center, on the lakefront, Columbia, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Panda-Monium. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Twos Travelers. Kids ages 2. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Your two-year-old is becoming more independent, communicative, and social. Our classes will foster these skills through fun and interactive workshops that take a unique perspective on familiar themes. Let's Go Camping: It's that time of year when families head out for camping trips and the perfect time to explore the different tools and items needed for shelter and food, while also discovering the wonders of living outdoors. Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

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JUN   19   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! Entertaining today: Oh Susannah! FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Rainbow Rock. Kids ages 7 and under. 4:30 p.m. The talented tunesters of Rainbow Rock will entertain your little ones with a combination of classic and original children's tunes. Always on hand, inside the box of fun, are microphones and more for your little one to join in the fun, and if they are feeling like completing their rock star appearance, how about a nice little temporary Rainbow tattoo. $$ St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   20   Tuesday


DowntownDC Summer Flicks. All ages. 8 to 10 p.m. Freedom Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic martial arts films mixed with a live original music soundtrack of hip-hop and soul by DJ-2 Tone Jones. Schedule online. FREE Freedom Plaza, Washington, DCdowntowndc.org/event/downtowndc-summer-fDC.
Family Learning Lab Programs. Kids grades 4 and up. 10 a.m. Take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day! During a hands-on simulation, you are invited to help the President's communications director, Bob, prepare for a very special press conference. Families will work to locate and analyze facsimile documents. This opportunity is a great way for everyone to explore history! Program schedule and preregistration online. FREE National Archives, Boeing Learning Center, Washington, DC.

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JUN   21   Wednesday


Family Learning Lab Programs. Kids grades 4 and up. 10 a.m. Take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day! During a hands-on simulation, you are invited to help the President's communications director, Bob, prepare for a very special press conference. Families will work to locate and analyze facsimile documents. This opportunity is a great way for everyone to explore history! Program schedule and preregistration online. FREE National Archives, Boeing Learning Center, Washington, DC.

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JUN   22   Thursday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Scorpion Rose (Country/Rock). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Adventure Kids: Groovy Nate. Kids 5 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your preschooler will love to sing, dance and laugh! Events are the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, level 1 near JCPenney. Bring your friends and make new ones! FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Family Learning Lab Programs. Kids grades 4 and up. 10 a.m. Take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day! During a hands-on simulation, you are invited to help the President's communications director, Bob, prepare for a very special press conference. Families will work to locate and analyze facsimile documents. This opportunity is a great way for everyone to explore history! Program schedule and preregistration online. FREE National Archives, Boeing Learning Center, Washington, DC.
Peter Pan Club. Kids age 5 and under. 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Come to Peter Pan story time for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners to enjoy a flight-themed story and hands-on craft activity. FREE College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Storytime Pajama Party. Kids ages 6 to 9. 7 to 8 p.m. Storytime Pajama Party Children's Fiction School's officially out for summer - time to celebrate! Join author Rita Madison as she shares her latest book Pepper, Pumpkin and the Magical Pajamas with us. Wear your magical pajamas for this special bedtime treat. FREE Barnes and Noble, Bethesda, MD.

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JUN   23   Friday


Family Fun Movie Nights: "Storks". All ages. 7 p.m. Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!? How about a movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen? Each movie is rated PG. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14. Bring canned food to be donated to Britepaths. FREE Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA.
Family Learning Lab Programs. Kids grades 4 and up. 10 a.m. Take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day! During a hands-on simulation, you are invited to help the President's communications director, Bob, prepare for a very special press conference. Families will work to locate and analyze facsimile documents. This opportunity is a great way for everyone to explore history! Program schedule and preregistration online. FREE National Archives, Boeing Learning Center, Washington, DC.
Kids' Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us on The Loop every Friday morning through October 27 for an awesome kids' concert! Mr. Knick Knack! is back and we are introducing some new area favorites to our line up! June 30 will feature The Bubbas. FREE Market Common Clarendon, Arlington, VA.

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JUN   24   Saturday


Family Workshops. Kids ages 3+. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offered on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. These drop-in activities are designed especially for young children, who love watching the mill grind corn into flour. We'll learn about history, farming, milling and nature by making projects such as cornhusk dolls, birds nests and baskets - we'll have something different each day. FREE Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.
Folk Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Folklife Festival celebrates the diversity of our community with a variety of music, traditional arts, henna tattoos children's activities, craft demos and samplings of traditional foods. FREE Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD.
Kidz Korner - Summer on the Square. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday's June to September, weather permitting. A variety of children's activities and entertainment! FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Strathmore: Children's Talk & Tour. Kids ages 5+. 10:15 a.m. Young art lovers enjoy a talk about the current exhibition and a hands-on activity. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Panda-Monium. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Vine on the Waterfront. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 6 p.m. The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children's Corner and live entertainment. The event transforms the park into a lively festival! Tickets online. $$ Oronoca Bay Park, Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt. Kids ages 10+. 2 to 4 p.m. Search for art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Advance purchase is required. $$ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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JUN   25   Sunday


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JUN   26   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). Every Monday, 10:30 a.m. Offered every Monday, FunDay Monday include a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! Entertaining today: Storytime & Crafts. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

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JUN   27   Tuesday


Bring Your Own Baby. With kids 2 to 12 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Smithsonian Early Enrichment's Bring Your Own Baby, for caretakers and their infants,starts with coffee, conversation and some playtime for baby followed by a museum visit geared toward caretakers with some extras thrown in for baby. Preregistration online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
DowntownDC Summer Flicks. All ages. 8 to 10 p.m. Freedom Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic martial arts films mixed with a live original music soundtrack of hip-hop and soul by DJ-2 Tone Jones. Schedule online. FREE Freedom Plaza, Washington, DCdowntowndc.org/event/downtowndc-summer-fDC.
StoryTime Station. Kids ages 3 to 6. 11 a.m. All aboard for this enriching program that includes a 45-minute reading. Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex that houses interactive displays. Preregistration recommended. Story topic: Dad. $$ Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.

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JUN   28   Wednesday


Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. Designed just for our youngest theater patrons by offering an atmosphere especially suited to small fry, their parent and caregivers. Shorter shows - about 30 minutes, no dark room or loud noises and the theater doors stay open. Showing today: Panda-Monium. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.

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JUN   29   Thursday


Thursday Evenings in Olde Towne. All ages. 6 p.m. Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating. Tonight: Hayley Fahey Band (Singer-Songwriter). Summer schedule online. FREE City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg, MD.
Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Hometown Thursdays. All ages (family-friendly event). 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursdays this series will host local bands from the Fairfax area. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends and family, grab dinner and listen to great music. Tonight: Pleasure Train FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.

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JUN   30   Friday


Four Mill Movie Series. Films start at dusk, fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie lovers of all ages will the last Friday of the month this summer, when the Four Mile Run Park is transformed into an outdoor cinema. This includes two hours of activities and entertainment leading up to show time. Playing this week is "Lego Batman," PG. Don't forget your blanket or chairs! FREE Four Mile Conservatory Center, Alexandria, VA.
Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Kids' Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us on The Loop every Friday morning through October 27 for aa awesome kids' concert! Featuring special performance by The Bubbas. FREE Market Common Clarendon, Arlington, VA.