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MAY   27   Sunday


Cirque Italia. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, presents, the Gold Unit. A luxurious experience where technology and performing arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. Featuring an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Expect to see words and beautiful patterns as the water falls to the `lagoon' below. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. Tickets online. $$ Montgomery County Agriculture Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, old fashioned games, music, magic, crafts, a petting farm, bake sale, face painting, cake-walk, a monkey and more! Pack your own picnic or snack on festival fare and strawberry sundaes, and don't forget to take home a flat of strawberries. $$ Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA.
Delaplane Strawberry Festival 5k Race/Walk. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 to 11 a.m. Get rejuvenated on the trails! This race is for all ages and includes prizes for overall winners and each 10-year age group. After the race, all registrants and their families receive free entry to the Delaplane Strawberry Festival. $$ Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA.
Flags for Our Heroes. The Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village Rotary Clubs are once again hosting Flags for Our Heroes over Memorial Day Weekend. To honor local heroes, individuals and groups can sponsor one of the hundreds of flags that will be on display on the front lawn at Bohrer Park. An opening ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. Proceeds benefit local initiatives supported by the Rotary Club. $$ Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD.
Hometown Holidays. All ages (family-friendly event). Celebrate Memorial Weekend with the 30th Annual Hometown Holidays Music Festival featuring more than 30 free live performances, the Taste of Rockville, children's activities and more! The festivities end on Monday, May 28 with the Annual Memorial Day Parade. Daily schedules online. $$ Rockille Town Center, Rockville, MD.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Memorial Day Weekend Fun. All egs (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for all active duty military and their families. We honor you and appreciate your service. Come be our guests any day this holiday weekend! Gem mining, too. $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar. For the May concert, the Ambassadors Jazztet of the United States Army Field Band will play. Parking is free after 4 p.m. FREE Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
ViVa! Vienna!. All ages (family-friendly event). Food/rides 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., entertainment 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the greater Vienna Community spirit. Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment - fun for all ages. Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations. Schedule online. FREE Historic Downtown, Vienna, VA.

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MAY   28   Monday


Cirque Italia. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, presents, the Gold Unit. A luxurious experience where technology and performing arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. Featuring an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Expect to see words and beautiful patterns as the water falls to the `lagoon' below. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. Tickets online. $$ Montgomery County Agriculture Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD.
Flags for Our Heroes. The Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village Rotary Clubs are once again hosting Flags for Our Heroes over Memorial Day Weekend. To honor local heroes, individuals and groups can sponsor one of the hundreds of flags that will be on display on the front lawn at Bohrer Park. An opening ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. Proceeds benefit local initiatives supported by the Rotary Club. $$ Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD.
Hometown Holidays. All ages (family-friendly event). Celebrate Memorial Weekend with the 30th Annual Hometown Holidays Music Festival featuring more than 30 free live performances, the Taste of Rockville, children's activities and more! The festivities end on Monday, May 28 with the Annual Memorial Day Parade. Daily schedules online. $$ Rockille Town Center, Rockville, MD.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Memorial Day Weekend Fun. All egs (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for all active duty military and their families. We honor you and appreciate your service. Come be our guests any day this holiday weekend! Gem mining, too. $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.
ViVa! Vienna!. All ages (family-friendly event). Food/rides 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., entertainment 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A family and community oriented celebration of Memorial Day and the greater Vienna Community spirit. Amusement rides, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment - fun for all ages. Vendors include handcraft artisans, retail vendors, professionals, political parties and candidates, and community and non-profit organizations. Schedule online. FREE Historic Downtown, Vienna, VA.

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MAY   29   Tuesday


Storytime in the Park. Kids ages 10 and under. 10:30 a.m. Held every Tuesday in May, weather permitting. In association with Fairfax County Public Library. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.

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MAY   30   Wednesday


Gaithersburg to Recognize Fallen Soldiers. 11 a.m. Loyalty and patriotism will be on full display as the City of Gaithersburg joins the nation in honoring all who have given their lives in military service at its Memorial Day Observance. The patriotic ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion and a solemn wreath-laying ceremony. Young Artist Award vocal winner Giorgia Dallasta will perform the national anthem. Guest speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel (USA Retired) Stephen E. Freeman. FREE Christman Park, Gaithersburg, MD.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

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MAY   31   Thursday


Bethesda Summer Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music that rocks Thursday nights from May to July! Bethesda restaurants will also be a part of the concert fun! Check out the schedule for more information. Entertaining tonight: 8 Ohms Band (funk). FREE Veterans Park, Bethesda, MD.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Doubtful Sprout with Liz Joyce. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found in soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Acclaimed master Puppeteer Liz Joyce, brings this ecological wonderland to life with several styles of puppets, projections and song. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Washington, DC.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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June

JUN   1   Friday


Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros. All ages (family-friendly event). Doors open at 10 a.m., show at 10:30 a.m. Rocknoceros is three guys: Coach, Williebob and Boogie Bennie. With the pending release of Plymouth Rockers, the band's fifth record, Rocknoceros have hit their creative peak. The new batch of songs entertain and educate in equal measure. Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Indoor Splash & Play Pool Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 to 7 p.m. Kids and their families can kick off the summer by playing in the pool and other fun activities! FREE Piney Branch Elementary School, Takoma Park, MD.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Pinocchio. Kids ages 4+. 7:30 p.m. Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a "real boy?" Come and see! Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre One, Arlington, VA.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
The Doubtful Sprout with Liz Joyce. Kids ages 4 to 8. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Get ready to explore the world under your feet in this underground puppet adventure. Tunnel down with Worm and Sprout as they discover the mysterious life found in soil. Along the way, kids help figure out the secrets that help Sprout grow. Acclaimed master Puppeteer Liz Joyce, brings this ecological wonderland to life with several styles of puppets, projections and song. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   2   Saturday


Aladdin. Kids ages 8+. 7:30 p.m. The Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet will stage Aladdin, a full ballet production based on "1001 Nights," featuring youth and adult students as well as international guest artists and showcasing classical Russian-style ballet; a not-to-be-missed cultural event! Tickets online. $$ George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA.
Annual Jubilation Day Gospel Concert Extravaganza. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 to 8 p.m. Gospel music, the uniquely American art form that gave rise to jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll, will be celebrated in all of its glory by local and regional artists. This year's featured performer is Elder Boykin & the Ministers of Praise. The celebration will also feature food and crafts for purchase and raffle drawings for fun prizes. Winners must be present. FREE Concert Pavilion at City Hall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Chinatown Community Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and experience the tastes, sounds and feel of Asia with us at Chinatown Community Festival! Street food provided by local Asian/Pacific Islander restaurants. Lively performances, Asian arts and much more! Tickets online. FREE 5th St and I St NW, Washington, DC.
First Studio: Story + Workshop. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. Children are invited to use their imaginations as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of the museum. Each First Studio includes a gallery tour, a story and a hands-on art-making experience. Preregistration required. $$ The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC.
Furfax Fido Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us the ultimutt day out and fun for the whole family (two-legged and four-legged) Enjoy a wide array of vendors, doggy activities, pop up dog park, demonstrations, the K9 splash zone and much more! FREE Former Westmore School Site (New Dog Park), 11000 Berry St., Fairfax, VA.
Imagination Bethesda. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us to celebrate children, art and all things fun! Activity tents line the streets, face painters bring butterflies and pirates to life, a stage of live entertainment will have the whole street dancing and more! FREE Corner of Woodmont Ave. and Elm St., Bethesda, MD.
Infant Investigators: Fruits and Veggies. Kids ages 4 to 12 months. 10 to 11 a.m. Help cultivate your infantâ?Ts developing palate by comparing the colors of fruits and vegetables to pieces in the National Gallery of Art. Families will explore different types of produce with hands-on observations and maybe even some taste-testing! Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Kids Obstacle Challenge. Kids ages 5 to 16. Waves begin at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Run, jump, scale, and wade your way through the largest touring adventure and obstacle course with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles through water and mud! Parents are invited to run for free! Prepare to Brave Your Adventure and have some muddy family fun! Preregister online. $$ Wicomico Motorsports Park, Charlotte Hall, MD.
Kidz Korner. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Held Saturdays through September, at the Pergola. A variety of children's activities and entertainment are scheduled. Today featuring: Fit Foodie. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Mary Poppins, Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). 12:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Acting For Young People is proud to be among the first companies in the area to present the new MTI Broadway Jr. version! Filled with classic songs such as "Step in Time," "Spoonful of Sugar," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," Mary Poppins, Jr. will be loved by children and adults alike! Tickets online. $$ Harris Theater, GMU, Fairfax, VA.
Pinocchio. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a "real boy?" Come and see! Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre One, Arlington, VA.
Pocahontas. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:30 and 7 p.m. Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre will present "Pocahontas," a ballet adaptation of the story of the princess heroine of the Powhatan and of Jamestown. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful dancing, exquisite costumes, and family-friendly content of the story portrayed through this classical ballet, including the Grand "Pas de Deux" from the ballet "Sylvia." Tickets online. $$ Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD.
Shake Up Your Saturdays. Kids ages 5 to 7, 10 a.m.; ages 8 to 14, 11 a.m. Kids and their families are invited to join us the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare's language and experiencing the Folger. This month featuring: "Dressing Old Words New." Make Shakespeare's poetic language your own. Preregister online. FREE Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
Sun, Moon & Star: Songs of the Galaxies. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. Experience 21st century composers' reflections on the mystery, the grandeur and the boundless expanse of the heavens in a unique musical space odyssey. From canticles of the sun to lunar lullabies and and from stellar songs to paeans to the planets, it will be an evening of celestial and extraterrestrial beauty that will lift your spirits and stir your soul. Tickets online. $$ National City Christian Church, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tots @ 10: World on a String. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a big flying vine! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10 a.m. and ASL performance 11:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Twos Travelers: Elephants. Kids ages 24 to 36 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m., also on June 23. Elephants are particularly lovable creatures who figure prominently in Indian culture. Children will learn about these gentle giants and visit the Sackler Gallery to hear a story about Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Washington Folk Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 to 7 p.m. Five stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 70 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park's picnic grove. Something for everyone! FREE Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.

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JUN   3   Sunday


Aladdin. Kids ages 8+. 2 p.m. The Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet will stage Aladdin, a full ballet production based on "1001 Nights," featuring youth and adult students as well as international guest artists and showcasing classical Russian-style ballet; a not-to-be-missed cultural event! Tickets online. $$ George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA.
Beans, Basil & Bees: A Family Gardening Workshop. Kids ages 3+. 2 to 4 p.m. Want to learn about starting your very own container garden, dig in the dirt and learn about composting, and meet some urban beekeepers who are helping our city retain its native bee populations? Join us for this family-focused event. Enjoy garden-themed snacks and take home your own container garden starter kit! Tickets online. $$ Edlavitch DCJCC, Washington, DC.
Bingo in the Barn. Kids ages 2+. 3 to 6 p.m. Pony rides, unicorn photo sessions, food, face painting, vendors, prizes & bingo! Come for an afternoon and support a local non-profit, The Gingersnap Girls, that has contributed so much to Loudoun County. Enjoy our new party barn and play 10 games of bingo! Tickets online. $$ Hogback Mountain Pony Rides, Leesburg, VA.
Father's Day Princess Tea & Craft Party. Kids ages 3 to 16. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Father's, grandfathers, mothers and girls of all ages are invited to celebrate Father's Day with a Fancy Mini Tea Party, crafts and giveaways. Tickets online. $$ Green Acres Center, Cafeteria, Fairfax, VA.
Federation's Israel @ 70: A Musical Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 p.m. Party with the Jewish community of Greater Washington as we celebrate Israel's 70th birthday! Bring a picnic and enjoy live music from Israeli artists and fun activities for the whole family. FREE The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center, Tysons, VA.
Infant Investigators: Fruits and Veggies. Kids ages 4 to 12 months. 10 to 11 a.m. Help cultivate your infantâ?Ts developing palate by comparing the colors of fruits and vegetables to pieces in the National Gallery of Art. Families will explore different types of produce with hands-on observations and maybe even some taste-testing! Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Treasure Hunt. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.
Mary Poppins, Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). 12:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Acting For Young People is proud to be among the first companies in the area to present the new MTI Broadway Jr. version! Filled with classic songs such as "Step in Time," "Spoonful of Sugar," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," Mary Poppins, Jr. will be loved by children and adults alike! Tickets online. $$ Harris Theater, GMU, Fairfax, VA.
Pinocchio. Kids ages 4+. 3 p.m. Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a "real boy?" Come and see! Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre One, Arlington, VA.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11:30 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets. Kids ages 3+. 5 p.m. Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets are helping us welcome summer back to McLean! Their Grammy Award-Winning album, Home, weaves together childhood memories with textured pop tunes which is sure to turn the gazebo into a dance party. FREE McLean Central Park, McLean, VA.
Tiny Tots @ 10: World on a String. Kids ages 2 to 4. 10 a.m. This wildy popular series offers a viewing atmosphere especially suited to small fry with shorter show, no dark room or loud noises and the door stays open. Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a big flying vine! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Twos Travelers: Elephants. Kids ages 24 to 36 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m., also on June 23. Elephants are particularly lovable creatures who figure prominently in Indian culture. Children will learn about these gentle giants and visit the Sackler Gallery to hear a story about Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Washington Folk Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 12 to 7 p.m. Five stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 70 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park's picnic grove. Something for everyone! FREE Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.

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JUN   4   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. FunDay Monday includes a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! This week: Mr. Skip - Fun and Songs. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup. Kids ages 2 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join our new year-round Nature Playgroup which is to be held each month. Your preschooler will enjoy nature-themed toys and puzzles, and you can meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Explore nature sensory bins, play games, activities even go for a garden walk. This month's theme: Ponds. Preregister online.hb0\ $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   5   Tuesday


Bring Your Own Baby: Silence is Golden. Caretakers and babies to 12 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ancient languages are a tool to explore both the history and artistry of writing systems. We'll explore several kinds, including cuneiform writing and hieroglyphics to learn about how these systems develop and the ways we use them today. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   6   Wednesday


To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   7   Thursday


Bethesda Summer Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music that rocks Thursday nights! Bethesda restaurants will also be a part of the concert fun! Check out the schedule for more information. Entertaining tonight: Soul Crackers (Soul). FREE Veterans Park, Bethesda, MD.
Boogie Babes featuring Kidsinger Jim. 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. $$ Eastern Market - North Hall, Washington, DC.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   8   Friday


Celebrate Fairfax!. 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. More than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities. Showcasing live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship and carnival rides. Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival. Tickets and schedule online. $$ Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
Ever in the Glades. Kids ages 12+. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1:30 and 4 p.m. On an isolated island deep in the heart of the Everglades, five teenagers make a daring attempt to escape to the mainland from a place where the adults are as dangerous as the gators. Tickets online. $$ The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros. All ages (family-friendly event). Doors open at 10 a.m., show at 10:30 a.m. Rocknoceros is three guys: Coach, Williebob and Boogie Bennie. With the pending release of Plymouth Rockers, the band's fifth record, Rocknoceros have hit their creative peak. The new batch of songs entertain and educate in equal measure. Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Movies Under the Moon. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. Enjoy a night under the stars with your family and friends while you enjoy a movie for all ages to enjoy! Bring your own chairs and blankets! This week enjoy: The Incredibles. FREE Van Dyck Park, Fairfax, VA.
Pinocchio. Kids ages 4+. 7:30 p.m. Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a "real boy?" Come and see! Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre One, Arlington, VA.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Spy Fiction Writer's Workshop. Kids ages 9 to 14. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join Melissa Mahle, former CIA intelligence officer and author of Anatolia Steppe: Lost in Petra and Camp Secret, and discover how her skills as a real former spy helped her develop characters and stories for her book. Combining writing with hands-on work in disguise, surveillance, and spy gadgetry, this unique writing workshop for young spies reveals the process of creating intriguing characters and spine-tingling stories. Preregistration required. $$ International Spy Museum, Washington, DC.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   9   Saturday


Armed Forces Cycling Classic 2018. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. Free races for children nine and under will be held on both days, in addition to the lifestyle and sponsor expo! FREE Clarendon/Crystal City, Arlington, VA.
Celebrate Fairfax!. 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. More than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities. Showcasing live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship and carnival rides. Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival. Tickets and schedule online. $$ Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
Chalk on the Water. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual street-art festival invites artists of all skill levels to create chalk drawings on Lake Anne's Washington Plaza. Participants may register in three categories including Professional Artists, Amateur Artists, Families & Kids for a fee, and prizes will be awarded in all categories. Online registration ends June 8 at 5 p.m. $$ Lake Anne Village Center, Reston, VA.
Do-re-mi les amis!. Kids ages 1+. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us for a musical storytime with Achille! Children will enjoy traditional songs and dance in a fun, immersion-based program twice a month on Saturday mornings. RSVP online. FREE Alliance Française, Washington, DC.
Ever in the Glades. Kids ages 12+. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1:30 and 4 p.m. On an isolated island deep in the heart of the Everglades, five teenagers make a daring attempt to escape to the mainland from a place where the adults are as dangerous as the gators. Tickets online. $$ The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Family Fun: Pond Party. Kids ages 5+. 10 to 11 a.m. A naturalist will lead you in an exploration of this special habitat where dragonflies, turtles and frogs live. Use nets to learn about the larvae that live in the pond. Register online. $$ Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.
First Studio: Story + Workshop. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11 a.m. Children are invited to use their imaginations as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of the museum. Each First Studio includes a gallery tour, a story and a hands-on art-making experience. Preregistration required. $$ The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC.
Kidz Korner. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Held Saturdays through September, at the Pergola. A variety of children's activities and entertainment are scheduled. Today featuring: Kitty Pozer Day Family Activities. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Pinocchio. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a "real boy?" Come and see! Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre One, Arlington, VA.
Skywatching Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 to 10 p.m. The series kicks off with Skywatching & Telescope Help. Do you have a telescope but aren't quite sure how to use it? Bring it so the volunteers can help you learn how your telescope works. Then stay for an evening looking at Saturn and Jupiter. Skywatching starts at 8:30. Don't have a telescope? We'll have some to share for those who want skywatch with us. RSVP to museum@gaithersburgmd.gov by June 5, if attending workshop. FREE Observatory Park, Gaithersburg, MD.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Takoma Park's 5th Adult Play Day. Kids 5 and under. 7 to 10 p.m. It's a play date! Adults bring your kids and have fun! Food and all kinds of fun entertainment will be provided. FREE VFE Post 350, 4th and Orchard Ave., Takoma Park, MD.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10 and 11:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.
Toddler Trailblazers: Under the Stars. Kids ages 13 to 23 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. The night sky offers toddlers the means to discover shades of black, silver, and blue. Weâ?Tll observe the blue sky on our walk over to the National Gallery of Art where we will traverse through a remarkable light installation. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

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JUN   10   Sunday


2nd Annual Joy of Motion Dance Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. JoyFest serves as a festive, community showcase for youth enrolled in the CDS. More than 800 students will be presenting more than 100 pieces, interspersed with interactive warm-ups and demonstrations, family activities, music and crafts. Food trucks will line up along Chesapeake Street. FREE Fort Reno Park, Washington, DC.
Armed Forces Cycling Classic 2018. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. Free races for children nine and under will be held on both days, in addition to the lifestyle and sponsor expo! FREE Clarendon/Crystal City, Arlington, VA.
Celebrate Fairfax!. 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. More than 300 exhibitors, food vendors and interactive activities. Showcasing live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children's Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship and carnival rides. Nightly fireworks, presented by Leidos, are a highlight of the festival. Tickets and schedule online. $$ Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
Chalk on the Water. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual street-art festival invites artists of all skill levels to create chalk drawings on Lake Anne's Washington Plaza. Participants may register in three categories including Professional Artists, Amateur Artists, Families & Kids for a fee, and prizes will be awarded in all categories. Online registration ends June 8 at 5 p.m. $$ Lake Anne Village Center, Reston, VA.
Ever in the Glades. Kids ages 12+. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1:30 and 4 p.m. On an isolated island deep in the heart of the Everglades, five teenagers make a daring attempt to escape to the mainland from a place where the adults are as dangerous as the gators. Tickets online. $$ The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
Music of the Americas. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 p.m. Strathmore Children's Chorus presents classical and folk music representing more than 10 countries in the Americas and Caribbean performed in six different languages. This program ranges from the very first choral music printed in the New World to music representing Afro-Cuban culture to classically trained Heitor Villa-Lobos to chanting from Native American traditions. Tickets online. $$ Strathmore Music Center, North Bethesda, MD.
Pinocchio. Kids ages 4+. 3 p.m. Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a "real boy?" Come and see! Tickets online. $$ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre One, Arlington, VA.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Toddler Trailblazers: Under the Stars. Kids ages 13 to 23 months. 10 to 11:30 a.m. The night sky offers toddlers the means to discover shades of black, silver, and blue. Weâ?Tll observe the blue sky on our walk over to the National Gallery of Art where we will traverse through a remarkable light installation. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

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JUN   11   Monday


FunDay Monday. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. FunDay Monday includes a variety of children's activities and entertainment. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts and more! This week: Story Time and Crafts. FREE Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA.

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JUN   12   Tuesday


To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   13   Wednesday


To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   14   Thursday


Adventure Kids featuring Peter McCory. Kids 8 and under. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Laugh, play and sing along! The first 60 members will recieve a free gift and craft! Lakeforest Mall's Adventure Kids is a free club for kids. Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for our events and giveaways. Register online to become a club member. FREE Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD.
Bethesda Summer Concert Series. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music that rocks Thursday nights! Bethesda restaurants will also be a part of the concert fun! Check out the schedule for more information. Entertaining tonight: Hard Swimmin' Fish (Blues/Jazz). FREE Veterans Park, Bethesda, MD.
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. $$ Eastern Market - North Hall, Washington, DC.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   15   Friday


Family Fun Movie Night: Lego Ninjago Movie. 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.
Friday Mornings with Rocknoceros. All ages (family-friendly event). Doors open at 10 a.m., show at 10:30 a.m. Rocknoceros is three guys: Coach, Williebob and Boogie Bennie. With the pending release of Plymouth Rockers, the band's fifth record, Rocknoceros have hit their creative peak. The new batch of songs entertain and educate in equal measure. Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Summer Family Fun Party. All ages. 6 to 7 p.m. Beat the heat with My Gym games, puppet shows and even a sweet treat! Plus there will be some awesome summer My Gym savings! Preregistration online. $$ My Gym, Bethesda, MD.
Taste of Reston. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, our Wine `n Dine area and the Family Fun Zone, Saturday noon to 6 p.m. Tickets and music schedule online. $$ Reston Town Center, Reston, VA.
Taste of Reston Carnival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come for big fun - ides, carnival food and games! Tickets online. $$ Lake Fairfax, Reston, VA.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   16   Saturday


Discover the Magic of Trains. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to view N-Gauge model train displays presented by BANTRAK members, explore a caboose and RDC rail car, visit the 1918 steam locomotive on display in the adjacent History Park and participate in train-related activities. Interactive displays currently include a bank, school room and general mercantile store. The Museum consists of the historic Freight House, History Park and the rolling stock. FREE Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.
Father & Daughter Dance. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for a magical evening! Girls dress in their beautiful gowns and dad dress to impress. Special fairytale guests will be joining us! Girls celebrate Father's Day with your dads, grandads, big brothers, Godfathers and family members. There will be lots of dancing, games, prizes and good food. Tickets online. $$ Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA.
Innovations in Flight. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display! Talk with pilots of over 50 vintage and modern aircraft, on display outside the Museum for one day only. Discover the science behind flight through hands-on, STEM-based activities. Fee parking. FREE Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA.
Kidz Korner. All ages (family-friendly event). 10:30 a.m. Held Saturdays through September, at the Pergola. A variety of children's activities and entertainment are scheduled. Today featuring: Mr. Skip - Fun and Songs. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.
Preschool Pioneers: Meticulous Masks. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Our workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Families will uncover the mysteries of African masks and masquerades. This class will feature a trip to the National Museum of African Art where we will look at masks and gain a deeper understanding of how they are used in several African cultures. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Saturday Mornings with The Great Zucchini. Kids ages 2 to 7. Doors open at 10 a.m., show at 10:30 a.m. The Great Zucchini, Washington's funniest and most magical preschool and kindergarten entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Taste of Reston. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, our Wine `n Dine area and the Family Fun Zone, Saturday noon to 6 p.m. Tickets and music schedule online. $$ Reston Town Center, Reston, VA.
Taste of Reston Carnival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come for big fun - ides, carnival food and games! Tickets online. $$ Lake Fairfax, Reston, VA.
To The Clouds. Kids ages 6 and under. 10 and 11:30 a.m. On their very first trip through the water cycle, a drop of rain is eager to see what lies ahead. Along the way, we all get a closer look at some amazing things: colorful flowers, the warm sun and perhaps even a whale! Through movement, puppetry and found object animation, this interactive world-premiere for babies and toddlers is driven by a soundtrack of classical music and creates a captivating world of transformation. Tickets online. $$ The Lab at Convergence, Alexandria, VA.

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JUN   17   Sunday


Kids Pajama Jam Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 5:30 p.m. Grammy-winning funk and hip-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo brings the excitement and energy of hip-hop to children's music. In this special performance, 23 Skidoo will be joined by students from the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras for a performance of Mozartistic. It is an unforgettable blend of original hip-hop and classical pieces by Mozart. Tickets online. $$ AMP Powered by Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD.
Preschool Pioneers: Meticulous Masks. Kids ages 3 to 5. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Our workshops offer a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Families will uncover the mysteries of African masks and masquerades. This class will feature a trip to the National Museum of African Art where we will look at masks and gain a deeper understanding of how they are used in several African cultures. Preregistration required. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.
Sleeping Beauty. Kids ages 3 1/2+. 11:30 a.m. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., "Sleeping Beauty" combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD.
Taste of Reston Carnival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come for big fun - ides, carnival food and games! Tickets online. $$ Lake Fairfax, Reston, VA.
Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt. Kids ages 10+. 2 to 4 p.m. This Father's Day, join Watson Adventures on a unique Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the National Gallery in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed books and movies. References to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together! Advanced tickets required. $$ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.