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Saturday, January 21

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 21 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

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‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 21 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit Opening Weekend

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit Opening Weekend

when: Jan 21 - Jan 22

where: Inner Harbor, Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Pl., Baltimore, Md

cost: Admission is free with museum entry ($14.95)

ages: 0-10

Description: The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Artful Attire.” This exhibition celebrates adornment through wearable art and sculptural jewelry. A selection of artists working in the Washington, DC region and beyond display work including textiles, garments, and jewelry in a wide variety of media. Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5 – 7pm Dates: January 14 to February 5 Closing reception Saturday, February 4, 5 – 7pm

‘Artful Attire’: An Exhibit for Mini Fashion Fans

when: Jan 21 - Jan 21 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Glen Echo, Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md

cost: Free

ages: All

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Home and Remodeling Show

when: Jan 21 - Jan 22 at 10 a.m.

where: Chantilly, Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Ctr., Chantilly, Va

cost: $7; $3/kids ages 6-12

ages: All

Sunday, January 22

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 22 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit Opening Weekend

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails Exhibit Opening Weekend

when: Jan 22 - Jan 22

where: Inner Harbor, Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Pl., Baltimore, Md

cost: Admission is free with museum entry ($14.95)

ages: 0-10

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The Wild Rumpus Dance Party

when: Jan 22 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Kensington, Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, Md

cost: $5/person; $20/family

Fall is upon us and so is one of our favorite holidays - Thanksgiving! A time for connection, reflection, and lots of good whole food. Join us as we come together to foster gratitude for our many blessings and nurture a sense of contentment (Santosha). As friends and families we will build a gratitude forest, blossom from flower to fish, and challenge our minds and bodies with upward facing bow pose. Cathy Burke will guide you and your children (ages 3-9) through a fun and inspiring afternoon of Family Yoga! Through asana, sound, and sharing this workshop allows your family to explore breath and body. It's a great way to connect with your child and to share light and laughter with your community! Learn more about Cathy and her teaching at www.evolvebeyondthemat.com.

Dragons, New Beginnings and Tapas Family Yoga

when: Jan 22 at 11 am to 12 pm

where: Springfield, Feels Like Om Family Yoga, 6116 Rolling Rd., Ste 301, springfield, Va

cost: $25 for up to 3 members of the same family (inc. at least 1 adult); $5/extra person

ages: 3-9 with adult

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Home and Remodeling Show

when: Jan 22 - Jan 22 at 10 a.m.

where: Chantilly, Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Ctr., Chantilly, Va

cost: $7; $3/kids ages 6-12

ages: All

Mizani Fitness offers a comprehensive Prenatal & Postnatal Program designed to keep mothers in shape during their pregnancy and assist in regaining their energy and fitness levels post pregnancy. This "Moms at the Barre" session will feature their Prenatal bootybarre® class that incorporates Ballet, Pilates and Yoga designed to strengthen and tone your body safely during each trimester.

Keeping Mothers Healthy and Fit

when: Jan 22 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Sterling, Babies"R"Us, 21300 Signal Hill Plaza, Sterling, Va

cost: Free

ages: Expecting and new moms

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 22 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

Monday, January 23

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 23 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 23 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes such as shapes, colors, and sizes in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Story Time at the National Postal Museum

when: Jan 23 at 10:30 am to 11 am

where: Capitol Hill, National Postal Museum - Byrne Education Loft, 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE , Washington D.C., Dc

cost: Free

ages: 2-4

Tuesday, January 24

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 24 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 24 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

Wednesday, January 25

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 25 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 25 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Thursday, January 26

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 26 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 26 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Friday, January 27

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 27 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 27 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

spy museum

A Kidspy Family Festival!

when: Jan 27 at 6 pm to 9 pm

where: International Spy Museum, 800 F St., NW, Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: $14

ages: 7 and up

polar-plunge

Ready, Set, Brrrrrr!

when: Jan 27 - Jan 28 at 8 a.m. (plunges at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.) to 5 p.m.

where: Sandy Point, Sandy Point State Park, Sandy Point, Md

ages: All

Saturday, January 28

Arosa Cafe

Cocoa & Coloring

when: Jan 28 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Downtown Hagerstown, Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md

cost: Free

ages: 2 and up

Weary of winter? Bring your kids to a free festival celebrating Okinawa’s island culture—with dance performances, hands-on activities, workshops, and your last chance to see Okinawa’s textile masterpieces in the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa.”

Okinawa Lunar New Year

when: Jan 28 - Jan 29 at 10 a.m.

where: Foggy Bottom, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: Free

ages: All

In the tradition of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, an eccentric mute conductor makes musical mayhem with the kids serving as his unwitting orchestra. Young and old will laugh with delight with high art and slapstick comedy intertwined in a musical morning filled with chaos and confusion.

‘The Maestro’

when: Jan 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

where: The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

cost: Free

ages: All

Whats On This Week - Kids Activities

Paint, Build, Create!

when: Jan 28 at 11 am to 2 pm

where: Arlington, Fairlington Community Center, 308 S Stafford St., Arlington, Va

cost: Free

ages: All

polar-plunge

Ready, Set, Brrrrrr!

when: Jan 28 - Jan 28 at 8 a.m. (plunges at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.) to 5 p.m.

where: Sandy Point, Sandy Point State Park, Sandy Point, Md

ages: All

Arlington, VA ‐ Jane Franklin Dance announces performances of The Big Meow on January 14 and January 28, 2017 @ 3 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Specially adapted for young audiences, Jane Franklin Dance offers a family‐friendly performance of The Big Meow. Little Cat is taunted by neighborhood felines because his meow is just too darn loud. The movement‐based theatre performance is adapted from the children's book by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires and tells the story of an ever‐hopeful orange fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. Music is by several local composers including Mark Sylvester and Jonathan Matis, with a surf guitar medley arranged and recorded by John Kamen and Mark Merella

Jane Franklin Dance: The Big Meow

when: Jan 28 - Jan 28 at 3 pm to 4 pm

where: Arlington, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, Va

cost: $9-$13

ages: All

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 28 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Sunday, January 29

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 29 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Weary of winter? Bring your kids to a free festival celebrating Okinawa’s island culture—with dance performances, hands-on activities, workshops, and your last chance to see Okinawa’s textile masterpieces in the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa.”

Okinawa Lunar New Year

when: Jan 29 - Jan 29 at 10 a.m.

where: Foggy Bottom, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C., Dc

cost: Free

ages: All

Monday, January 30

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 30 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5

Tuesday, January 31

CRDT-kidstheater-2, outdoors

‘Blue’: A Play for Preschoolers

when: Jan 31 - Feb 12 at 10 am to 11:15 am

where: Bethesda, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Md

ages: 1-5