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January 2024 Short Stuff

Omnium Circus: A Bold New Circus

Omnium: A Bold New Circus, the first of its kind: awe-inspiring, multi-abled and representative, celebrating diverse artistry that shines through the joy and excitement of Circus. Omnium Circus is comprehensively accessible on stage, behind the scenes and in our audience. February 24, 2 p.m. Capital One Hall, Tysons, Va.

Make MUSIC Your New Year’s Resolution!

Is This the Year You Learn How to Play Music? If so, then it’s time to TAKE MUSIC LESSONS at the International School of Music! Call/Text: 301-396-7497 for a trial lesson with one of the International School of Music’s voted-best instructors and receive 50% off registration when you register by January 20 HERE!

The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences on Tour Presents SHOW WAY: THE MUSICAL

Adapted from the book by Jacqueline Woodson, Show Way shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise. Soonie’s great-grandma was just 7 when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She began to stitch a Show Way, a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. January 27, 11 a.m. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Montgomery College Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, Rockville, Md.

Give Together, A Family-Friendly Volunteer Day

Volunteer Fairfax invites families (children ages 5-12) to come together on Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, designated as a “day-on, not a day-off.” Participate in thoughtful, engaging service projects that include a food drive and food packing, caring kits for community members who need support, no-tie fleece blankets for veterans, environmental awareness and support for animal welfare. Youth will receive passports that are stamped as projects are completed and there’s also a reflection on Dr. King’s legacy of service and community building. Free, but registration is required. Teen volunteers are welcome to register separately to support this event as Teen Volunteer Event Helpers supporting younger kids complete projects. Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Va.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Montgomery County Volunteer Center is excited to continue the county’s tradition of honoring Dr. King through service with a January 15 event at the Bethesda North Marriott as well as up to 12 county community and neighborhood recreation centers. The event will include service projects and a volunteer fair 12:30- 2:30 p.m.; doors open at noon. Service projects include following family-friendly activities such as:

  • Assembling Bags of Hope and Cups of Cheer for community members in need
  • Assembling “Snow Day” boxes with Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors
  • Constructing craft kits for children in hospitals
  • Assembling hygiene kits and snack bags with Ayuda