End February on a family-friendly high-note with these virtual events! Turn your living room into a three-ring circus with a juggling class, find inner peace (plus unicorns and rainbows!) during a virtual yoga class or get creative with a family art class. February may be short, but we’re filling it with fun. Scroll down to find out how!

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VIRTUAL EVENTS

A Look at Black Inventors 
Join the Chicago Public Library via Zoom as they take a look at black inventors in America. You’ll learn about inventors from Elijah “The Real McCoy” McCoy to Lonnie Johnson, the inventor of the Super Soaker. Fri. Event details. 

Family Art Workshop: Self-Portraits
Join Cynthia Gahan from Heart Art Healing virtually for a step-by-step self portrait drawing experience you are sure to love! We will complete a basic pencil outline and add color with your medium of choice. Throughout the activity you will be invited to add creative writing and drawing elements that symbolize self- love and personal care. At the end of the class we will read You’re Here for a Reason by Nancy Tillman as a reminder of how very special you are. Sat. Event details. 

The Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Grab your magic wands for a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies, all without leaving your home. You’ll track down slithering serpents, men who might remind you of Voldemort and Nearly Headless Nick, trophies that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, and Hagrid-like giants. Along the way, you’ll virtually visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art, and more! Sat. Event details. 

Unicorn Rainbow Yoga Adventures
It’s time to soar across the rainbow to a land of sunshine and sparkles where the mythical and magical unicorns run free! We’ll take a magnificent adventure where we will use the magical map to soar across the river of confetti, and over the laughing mountains into the sparkle jungle, in search of the mystical unicorn. Along the way we are likely to meet silly magical friends that will help us on our quest. Sun. Event details.

Learn to Juggle 
All Levels Juggling is a great foundation class for aspiring jugglers. This class is for students who want to bridge the right-brain left-brain gap and excel at object manipulation with one, two, and three objects. Participants bring their own juggling balls or items; the instructor will work with students based on the juggling items they have at home. Sun. Event details 

Virtual Story Time with the Tooth Fairy
Celebration National Tooth Fairy Day with the Tooth Fairy at a virtual reading of her favorite storybook, The Clean Teeth Club, as a part of The Tooth Fairy Experience presented by Delta Dental of Washington. As an interactive and fun program, the Tooth Fairy Experience shares valuable knowledge with children about how they can better take care of their teeth. Sun. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers

Looking for more Black History Month events? Find them here. Or take a Black History Month walking tour in DC (details here).