November 9, 10 and 11 Mary Poppins Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. KAT Second Stage brings its unique "by kids 4 kids" theatrical magic to present this Disney authorized reduction of the iconic Mary Poppins Jr. The world's favorite nanny takes the children on magical adventures, but they aren't the only ones who she has a profound effect on. The whole family can learn a lesson or two from Mary who advises "Anything can happen if you let it." Tickets online. $$ BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.

November 9 through January 6 Elf the Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics! The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. Tickets online. $$ Olney Theatre, Olney, MD.

November 10 New to You: Huge Kids Sale. All ages. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families in the LANK community donate a wide variety of gently used items, you don't want to miss out! Remaining items will be 50% off from 12 to 1:00 p.m. Cash, credit cards and checks all accepted. FREE Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten, Reston, VA.

November 10 STEAM Maker Space. Kids ages 8+. 1 to 3 p.m. Build, experiment, and create at engaging stations that include: Light Painting Lab, Go!, Build-It Discs, 3D-Pens, K'NEX Amusement Park, Tasty Creations and so much more! FREE Prince George's Ballroom, Hyattsville, MD.

November 11 Mutts Gone Nuts. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 4 p.m. Prepare to be bow-wowed! Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other. From frisbee and barrel tricks to dance and jump rope routines, these canines rescued from shelters will win you over. These talented canines even include two world record holders. Feather, a greyhound, set the standard for highest canine jump and cattle dog mix Geronimo holds two world records in double-dutch jump rope. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.

November 11 Turkey Trot 5k & Fun Run. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 a.m. Enjoy a scenic run through historic Main Street and the beautiful streets of Purcellville. Enjoy "trotting" with friends, neighbors and family and stay for the fun run for kids, awards and raffle prizes! All proceeds benefit the community center and provide much needed funds for programming and financial scholarships for families in need at the center. Register online. $$ Loudoun Valley Community Center, Purcellville, VA.

November 11 Veterans Day 100th Anniversary Services. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Following the signing of an armistice, World War One (known then as The Great War) ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, in the 11th month of 1918. That day and month were observed for decades as Armistice Day. FREE Expectation Church, Fairfax, VA.

November 13 Bring Your Own Baby: Parenting Class - Literacy. Kids 12 months and under. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bring Your Own Baby is a program for adults who want to learn in an environment that welcomes you and baby. Class theme: Parenting Class - Literacy. A child's education begins at birth. Caregivers can help children begin their learning journey by responding to their interests, sparking their curiosity and allowing them to engage in self-directed activities. Join us as we explore some ways to support your child's development. Preregister online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

November 14 through December 16 Cry It Out. Kids ages 12+. Dates and times vary. The lives of four new parents collide in this candid comedy about who gets to make which hard choices in the tinderbox of parenthood and class in America. Tickets online. $$ Studio Theatre, Washington, DC.

November 14 Preschool Series: Kings and Queens. Kids age 2 to 5. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Discover a world of adventure as you and your preschooler explore a new mansion room. Preregistration required and is online. $$ Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC.

November 15 Boogie Babes featuring Uncle Devin Show. 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.