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The NPR Student Podcast Challenge

The challenge is a podcast submission contest where fifth - 12th grade teachers can submit an audio file created by their student(s) for an opportunity to: (a) have NPR and/or station reporters come to their school to meet and interview them and their student(s) and (b) have the winning podcast discussed in a news segment that will appear on an episode of NPR's All Things Considered or Morning Edition. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2019. For official rules and how to enter visit npr.org/studentpodcastchallenge.

Inspiring People to Connect Through Food

Since 2009, Cookology has touched the lives of thousands of people at our location at Dulles Town Center next door to Macy's on the lower level. Our goal is simply to inspire people to connect with friends and family over a great meal. We teach folks to do this every day by offering professionally taught, hands-on cooking classes in our safe commercial kitchens. cookologyonline.com

FlexSchool Rockville

FlexSchool is a learning community for bright fifth - 12th grade students who struggle in the classroom. Intentionally small classes are thoughtfully designed for neurodiverse thinkers. Our learning specialists and skilled teachers have the experience to work with those who have ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety and other challenges to remove barriers and allows them to soar. flexschool.net

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC returns to Constitution Ave. on April 13, 2019. The Parade features celebrity entertainers, elaborate floats, marching bands and gigantic helium balloons - including Olivia the Pig, Cheer Bear Care Bear, Where's Waldo, Brainy Smurf, Domo and more! For tickets visit nationa lcherryblossomfestival.org/parade/. (Standing along the Parade route is free and open to the public; grandstand seating starts at $20.)

Capital Art Fair 2019

The 39th Annual Capital Art Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, VA on March 30 and 31, 2019. The Fair hosts 21 exhibitors, each of whom is a leading dealer in fine prints, drawings, photos or other works on paper. These exhibitors come from all over the United States, offering for sale selections from their inventories works of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary artists, ranging from the earliest days of printmaking in the 15th Century, through until the present day. capitalartprintfair.com/tickets