July 14 STEAM Family Day. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics of aviation and space. Activities include safely looking at the sun with a solar telescope, creating structures that are works of art and learning to program robots that can travel to other planets. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the intersection of STEAM and aerospace by hearing from STEAM professionals working in the field. Free, parking is $15. FREE Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.

July 14 Tot Shabbat with Miss Ellie. Kids ages 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. Summer is here and we want you to join us for the fun with Ellie Schuchman! Come pray, sing, make friends and enjoy the community. FREE Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda, MD.

July 15 Cartooning Class for Kids. Kids ages 8 to 12. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A perfect class for aspiring artists to explore working in cartooning and comics! Students will learn drawing fundamentals to create their unique characters and will take home multiple character drafts from which they can build their cartoons. Includes a short exhibition highlights tour. No experience required. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD.

July 15 Toddler Trailblazers: Rolling on the River. Kids ages 13 to 23 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. We build on your child's natural curiosity by recreating the river ecosystem through play. Class ends with an exploration of the National Museum of the American Indian's landscape where they will see and hear the sounds of a river. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

July 18 Omani Cultural Evening. All ages (family-friendly event). 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Culture comes alive at SQCC's Omani Cultural Evening! Join us for an evening of food, fun and activities for all ages. RSVP by July 15 to rsvp@sqcc.org. FREE Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC.

July 18 Scientific Illustration Family Workshop. Kids ages 7+. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Museum educators lead your family through the process of mindful observations and then teach techniques for accurate illustration using real museum specimens. No previous drawing experience or skills needed. Free, but registration is requested. FREE Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

July 18 VAL's Pals Kids Club. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for a morning of fun on Wednesdays this summer! This week be amazed by Nicolo the Jester. FREE Village at Leesburg Shopping Center, Village Community Room, Leesburg, VA.

July 19 Boogie Babes featuring Mr. Skip. Kids ages 4 and under. 10:30 a.m. The Boogie Babes program brings interactive musical performances for young children and their caregivers each week. The events, typically 45 minutes in length, provide a wonderful way to expose children to different musical instruments and styles while also raising funds for and awareness of Greater DC Diaper Bank's work and mission. $$ Eastern Market - North Hall, Washington, DC.

July 19 Backyard Theater for Kids: Positive Vibrations. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Strathmore provides vibrant performances for families throughout the year. We offer experiences that inspire our littlest audience members to learn, explore and connect to their world and each other in new ways. Learn more about our sensory-friendly programming for children with autism or other disabilities. Schedules and tickets online. $$ Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.

July 19 Thursday Morning Kids Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. The air will be filled with delightful sounds and important life lessons this summer! From dancing and magic to music and fairytales, these entertainers will captivate their audiences. Today featuring: Barry Wood - Magician. FREE Concert Pavilion at City Hall, Gaithersburg, MD.