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Dabble in springtime this weekend (it’s thisclose away!) with these things to do and places to play. From an outdoor class for your little naturalist to a hip-hop train show, we’ve rounded up a list of to-dos that are the perfect warm-up to our favorite season of the year.

Chevy Chase

Taste of Tinkergarten
Meet up at Norwood Park for a free Tinkergarten trial class, where little explorers will be able to experience simple, fun outdoor activities designed for creative learning and problem solving. Fri., 1 pm-2:15 pm. Free. Ages 18 months-5 years. Event details.


Dressed to  the Nines: Kids Trunk Show
On the hunt for an ADORABLE Easter outfit for the little one? Stop by this  kids trunk show, featuring quality pre-owned children’s items including clothes, nursery furniture, high chairs, swings, books, toys, and more. Sat., 8:30 am-12:30 pm. $10. All ages. Event details.

Capitol Hill

Women’s History Month Celebration
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Postal Museum’s family festival! Meet a United States Postal Inspector and Amelia Earhart as you learn about women’s roles in the postal service both past and present. Leave with your own airplane and stamp collection! Bonus: Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Detective and Playing the Past badges. Sat., 10 am-5 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Metro Center

Interact, One Gold Coin (Una Moneda de Oro)
One Gold Coin tells the story of what happens when a healer comes to a poor village with a mysterious gold coin. Everyone wants to get their hands on that coin, but there’s a catch — it can only be given to someone who truly needs it. The coin passes through the hands of many endearing characters, transforming their lives and their hearts. This uplifting tale celebrates the spirit of giving and the power of kindness. The play is performed by two actors with the help of the entire audience, who become part of the village community right from where they sit. Sat., 9:30 am. Free. Ages 4-10. Event details.


Disney Jr.’s Choo Choo Soul at the B&O Railroad Museum
Hip-hop singer/train station manager Genevieve Goings and beatboxing train engineer DC (fitting, right?) are rolling into the B&O Railroad Museum for this educational and entertaining show. Trust us, once you hear Genevieve and DC’s rendition of the ABC song you’ll never want to sing it with the kids any other way. Sat., 10 am and 12:30 pm. $40. All ages. Event details.


Silhouette Artist Sessions for Kids
Famous silhouette artist, Erik Johnson will be in town to dole out his unique and rare art. Gussy up the kiddos and get them in for time with this cool artist. Call store to book an appointment (571-386-4975). Fri. $25. All ages. Event details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady