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Posted on February 22, 2014 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2014 Calendar of Events, 2014 Educational Programs, February 2014 Activities and Events, Weekly Recap 2014 and tagged with , ,

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FREE Happenings in the DC Area

February 22 & 23, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre – “The Barker of Seville” at National Theatre – Saturday 9:30 AM & 11 AM –
A barking puppy wants to hit the high notes and become a world famous opera singer. FREE!

DISCOVER ENGINEERING FAMILY DAY at the National Building Museum – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM – Every February, the National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality. Celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this hands-on and fun-filled festival.  Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested. Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 with adult supervision. Registration is not required.

Family Day: African American Pioneers in Aviation at Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center – Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM – Discover the contributions of African Americans to aviation and space exploration. Guests may include astronauts, fighter pilots, and others who will share stories of their challenges and accomplishments. Talk to museum experts, participate in hands-on activities, and hear aviation stories for children.  While there don’t miss  Follow Me! An Adventure with the Tuskegee Airmen A puppet show about the famous WWII pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. Produced for the National Air and Space Museum by Rainbow Puppet Productions. (30 minute show) Noon and 2:00 p.m. (Puppet show repeats on Sunday at 11:30 AM & 2 PM)   Free; $15 parking

2014 Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo at Dulles Town Center – Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM & Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM – This two-day event will introduce your family to exciting summer opportunities for kids of all ages, all under one roof!  Free Admission.

Annual Mardi Gras Family Day at Anacostia Community Museum – Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM – Join us for our annual Mardi Gras Family Day, which includes the celebratory traditions in South Africa this year. There will be storytelling, face painting, mask-making, and other hands-on activities, live performances, and more. Attendees can also participate in the Art of Adornment workshop with creative artist Januwa Moja-Nelson (workshop space is limited, sign up upon arrival).  Free. For the Adornment workshop, sign up on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival. For more information, call 202-633-4875 or e-mail ACMinfo@si.edu.

THE MAGICAL MIRRORS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR at Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe! – Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM –  Continuing to expand its children’s literacy efforts through its 4th annual Children’s Book Fair, Sankofa, a cultural and intellectual resource since 1997, will bring diverse books about African, African American Caribbean, Native American and Latin American cultures (including Spanish and bi-lingual titles) to children and families in the Shaw neighborhood of the District and beyond.  FREE Admission

FREE SEED STARTING WORKSHOP & ANNUAL 20% BAG DAY DISCOUNT at the Old Takoma Ace Hardware
Saturday,  11 AM & 12 PM – It may be cold outside, but now is the best time to start your seeds indoors! Join their first FREE workshop as part of their new DIY Gardening Series at Old Takoma Ace. Participants will receive the supplies they need to start their seeds, including tomato and pepper seeds, soil, and a peat cup to start the seeds in- you’ll leave our store with some great knowledge on seed starting and your first few tomato plants of the season!  Plus, as an added bonus, the workshop takes place on the same day as our annual bag sale, which means you can get all your seed starting supplies (and anything else you may need in stores) for 20% off!

ATLAS INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL – FREE Cafe Concert on Saturday 12 – 12:45 PM – Join The Singing Lizard and Boogie Babes for a rocking show at the amazing Atlas Intersections Festival. “From Family Saturdays with performances and events for children, to new creative opportunities to engage with the artists and fellow audience members, to late-night parties and jazz jam sessions, INTERSECTIONS seeks to connect the broadest possible audience with the most exciting new ways of making community-inspiring art. We invite you to join us — to be delighted, energized and maybe just a little transformed.” —Mary Hall Surface, Festival Artistic Director

The Art of Storytelling: Pueblo Stories and Songs at American Indian Museum – Saturday 12 – 4:30 PM & Sunday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM  – This family experience will delight all ages as they listen to storyteller and musician Gregory Analla (Isleta/Laguna) as he shares songs and stories from his Pueblo culture. Analla reveals his culture through personal knowledge, family stories, language, history, music and more.  Free

Celebrate Black History Month at Josiah Henson Park – Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM – Free Guided Tours to retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave from 1795 to 1830.  Also Spoken Word Poetry Event  – Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom, which closes out our Black History Month celebration with our annual poetry event. FREE

Under African Skies 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center – Discover the stars, star stories, and constellations of Africa  with Ranger Tony during this unique planetarium program. We’ll also learn how thousands of African American slaves in the United States escaped bondage and followed the north star to freedom. Recommended for ages five to adult. Please note: this is the last ‘Under African Skies’ program in the series, so it’s your last chance to come out and see the program in 2014.

Portrait Story Days: Marian Anderson at the Portrait Gallery ( Education Center, 1st Floor, Room E151) – Saturday 1 – 4 PM –  (for ages 5 and up with adult) Drop in to listen to a story about a person who has influenced American history and culture and to create a special piece of art. Today, learn about American singer Marian Anderson (18997-1993).  Free; drop-in

Earth Matters, Fashion Matters at African Art Museum – Saturday 6:30 – 9:30 PM –  Katie Rost, member of The Vogue 100, hosts this evening of music and eco-friendly fashions inspired by the exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Metaphor and Material in the Arts of Africa. Grammy-nominated French-Cameroonian Les Nubians perform live with their unique blend of Afropean jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.  FREE

Forward, 54th! at National Gallery of Art (West Building, West Garden Court) – Sunday 12 PM & 1:30 PM – (Ages 8 and up) A dramatic interpretation honoring the rich stories behind the people and events remembered in Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial. (30 minutes) FREE

Black Georgetown Walk 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Old Stone House – A neighborhood known today for its gourmet cupcakes and ritzy row houses, did you know that 1800s Georgetown included a large population of African Americans, both enslaved and free? Join Ranger Jeff on a special walking tour and explore the neighborhood’s rich African American heritage. Be sure and dress warmly.

Portrait Story Days: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson at the Portrait Gallery ( Education Center, 1st Floor, Room E151) – Sunday 2 – 5 PM – (for ages 5 and up with adult) Drop in to listen to a story about a person who has influenced American history and culture and to create a special piece of art. Today, learn about American tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (1878-1949).  Free; drop-in

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS at the Baltimore Museum of Art – Sunday 2 – 2:45 PM – Make Sunday afternoon family time without spending a dime. Every Sunday, join the BMA for activities the entire family can enjoy.  Interactive gallery tour.  Object Lesson:  Calder’s Three Big Dots   FREE

Exploring the Universe 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center – Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects. Discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your seat in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Recommended for ages 7 to adult.

Great Play of Fairfax – Saturday (special open house schedule varies by age) – Take a FREE class during their Grand Opening  and experience why Great Play has been named one of the most innovative children’s gyms world wide!  All open house classes are full. FULL but they don’t want anyone missing out on the fun so please sign up for a FREE class during their regular schedule week starting February 24.

          ***********

THRIFTY FRIENDS, visit the CALENDAR for additional FREE & Cheap happenings.  

Do YOU have an event for the Calendar?  Share Your Event HERE.  If you are attending an event and are interested in volunteering to submit a review as a Guest Thrifty Correspondent, email me at Events@DCThriftyMom.com

Education equals Future

READ TO SUCCEED PROGRAM – FREE TICKET TO SIX FLAGS! – Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it’s a great way to motivate kids to read. The program deadline is March 3, 2014 at 5 PM CST.  I’ve shared this program with my daughter’s school!

2014 WETA KIDS WRITERS CONTEST – WETA Kids is encouraging K-3rd grade children in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia to make their own “books” and enter the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.  Win great prizes at the local or even national level! And spread the word because the local class or child care center that submits the most entries to WETA Kids will receive a special prize.  There will be four winners at each grade level; First, second and third place winners, as well as an honorable mention. First place winners at each grade level will move on to the national contest!  All entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2014.

Have a wonderful weekend and THANK YOU for following!

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FREE “Things to Do” in the DC AREA: FEBRUARY 22 & 23

Posted on February 22, 2014 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2014 Calendar of Events, 2014 Educational Programs, February 2014 Activities and Events, Weekly Recap 2014 and tagged with , ,

FREE

DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE Happenings in the DC Area

February 22 & 23, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre – “The Barker of Seville” at National Theatre – Saturday 9:30 AM & 11 AM –
A barking puppy wants to hit the high notes and become a world famous opera singer. FREE!

DISCOVER ENGINEERING FAMILY DAY at the National Building Museum – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM – Every February, the National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality. Celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this hands-on and fun-filled festival.  Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. $5 donation suggested. Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 with adult supervision. Registration is not required.

Family Day: African American Pioneers in Aviation at Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center – Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM – Discover the contributions of African Americans to aviation and space exploration. Guests may include astronauts, fighter pilots, and others who will share stories of their challenges and accomplishments. Talk to museum experts, participate in hands-on activities, and hear aviation stories for children.  While there don’t miss  Follow Me! An Adventure with the Tuskegee Airmen A puppet show about the famous WWII pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. Produced for the National Air and Space Museum by Rainbow Puppet Productions. (30 minute show) Noon and 2:00 p.m. (Puppet show repeats on Sunday at 11:30 AM & 2 PM)   Free; $15 parking

2014 Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo at Dulles Town Center – Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM & Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM – This two-day event will introduce your family to exciting summer opportunities for kids of all ages, all under one roof!  Free Admission.

Annual Mardi Gras Family Day at Anacostia Community Museum – Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM – Join us for our annual Mardi Gras Family Day, which includes the celebratory traditions in South Africa this year. There will be storytelling, face painting, mask-making, and other hands-on activities, live performances, and more. Attendees can also participate in the Art of Adornment workshop with creative artist Januwa Moja-Nelson (workshop space is limited, sign up upon arrival).  Free. For the Adornment workshop, sign up on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival. For more information, call 202-633-4875 or e-mail ACMinfo@si.edu.

THE MAGICAL MIRRORS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR at Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe! – Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM –  Continuing to expand its children’s literacy efforts through its 4th annual Children’s Book Fair, Sankofa, a cultural and intellectual resource since 1997, will bring diverse books about African, African American Caribbean, Native American and Latin American cultures (including Spanish and bi-lingual titles) to children and families in the Shaw neighborhood of the District and beyond.  FREE Admission

FREE SEED STARTING WORKSHOP & ANNUAL 20% BAG DAY DISCOUNT at the Old Takoma Ace Hardware
Saturday,  11 AM & 12 PM – It may be cold outside, but now is the best time to start your seeds indoors! Join their first FREE workshop as part of their new DIY Gardening Series at Old Takoma Ace. Participants will receive the supplies they need to start their seeds, including tomato and pepper seeds, soil, and a peat cup to start the seeds in- you’ll leave our store with some great knowledge on seed starting and your first few tomato plants of the season!  Plus, as an added bonus, the workshop takes place on the same day as our annual bag sale, which means you can get all your seed starting supplies (and anything else you may need in stores) for 20% off!

ATLAS INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL – FREE Cafe Concert on Saturday 12 – 12:45 PM – Join The Singing Lizard and Boogie Babes for a rocking show at the amazing Atlas Intersections Festival. “From Family Saturdays with performances and events for children, to new creative opportunities to engage with the artists and fellow audience members, to late-night parties and jazz jam sessions, INTERSECTIONS seeks to connect the broadest possible audience with the most exciting new ways of making community-inspiring art. We invite you to join us — to be delighted, energized and maybe just a little transformed.” —Mary Hall Surface, Festival Artistic Director

The Art of Storytelling: Pueblo Stories and Songs at American Indian Museum – Saturday 12 – 4:30 PM & Sunday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM  – This family experience will delight all ages as they listen to storyteller and musician Gregory Analla (Isleta/Laguna) as he shares songs and stories from his Pueblo culture. Analla reveals his culture through personal knowledge, family stories, language, history, music and more.  Free

Celebrate Black History Month at Josiah Henson Park – Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM – Free Guided Tours to retrace the footsteps of Reverend Josiah Henson from his enslavement to escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave from 1795 to 1830.  Also Spoken Word Poetry Event  – Lyrical Rhythms: The Sounds of Freedom, which closes out our Black History Month celebration with our annual poetry event. FREE

Under African Skies 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center – Discover the stars, star stories, and constellations of Africa  with Ranger Tony during this unique planetarium program. We’ll also learn how thousands of African American slaves in the United States escaped bondage and followed the north star to freedom. Recommended for ages five to adult. Please note: this is the last ‘Under African Skies’ program in the series, so it’s your last chance to come out and see the program in 2014.

Portrait Story Days: Marian Anderson at the Portrait Gallery ( Education Center, 1st Floor, Room E151) – Saturday 1 – 4 PM –  (for ages 5 and up with adult) Drop in to listen to a story about a person who has influenced American history and culture and to create a special piece of art. Today, learn about American singer Marian Anderson (18997-1993).  Free; drop-in

Earth Matters, Fashion Matters at African Art Museum – Saturday 6:30 – 9:30 PM –  Katie Rost, member of The Vogue 100, hosts this evening of music and eco-friendly fashions inspired by the exhibition Earth Matters: Land as Metaphor and Material in the Arts of Africa. Grammy-nominated French-Cameroonian Les Nubians perform live with their unique blend of Afropean jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.  FREE

Forward, 54th! at National Gallery of Art (West Building, West Garden Court) – Sunday 12 PM & 1:30 PM – (Ages 8 and up) A dramatic interpretation honoring the rich stories behind the people and events remembered in Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial. (30 minutes) FREE

Black Georgetown Walk 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Old Stone House – A neighborhood known today for its gourmet cupcakes and ritzy row houses, did you know that 1800s Georgetown included a large population of African Americans, both enslaved and free? Join Ranger Jeff on a special walking tour and explore the neighborhood’s rich African American heritage. Be sure and dress warmly.

Portrait Story Days: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson at the Portrait Gallery ( Education Center, 1st Floor, Room E151) – Sunday 2 – 5 PM – (for ages 5 and up with adult) Drop in to listen to a story about a person who has influenced American history and culture and to create a special piece of art. Today, learn about American tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (1878-1949).  Free; drop-in

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS at the Baltimore Museum of Art – Sunday 2 – 2:45 PM – Make Sunday afternoon family time without spending a dime. Every Sunday, join the BMA for activities the entire family can enjoy.  Interactive gallery tour.  Object Lesson:  Calder’s Three Big Dots   FREE

Exploring the Universe 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center – Visit distant galaxies, nebulas, and other deep space objects. Discover the wide world of astronomy without ever leaving your seat in the only planetarium in the National Park System. Recommended for ages 7 to adult.

Great Play of Fairfax – Saturday (special open house schedule varies by age) – Take a FREE class during their Grand Opening  and experience why Great Play has been named one of the most innovative children’s gyms world wide!  All open house classes are full. FULL but they don’t want anyone missing out on the fun so please sign up for a FREE class during their regular schedule week starting February 24.

          ***********

THRIFTY FRIENDS, visit the CALENDAR for additional FREE & Cheap happenings.  

Do YOU have an event for the Calendar?  Share Your Event HERE.  If you are attending an event and are interested in volunteering to submit a review as a Guest Thrifty Correspondent, email me at Events@DCThriftyMom.com

Education equals Future

READ TO SUCCEED PROGRAM – FREE TICKET TO SIX FLAGS! – Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it’s a great way to motivate kids to read. The program deadline is March 3, 2014 at 5 PM CST.  I’ve shared this program with my daughter’s school!

2014 WETA KIDS WRITERS CONTEST – WETA Kids is encouraging K-3rd grade children in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia to make their own “books” and enter the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.  Win great prizes at the local or even national level! And spread the word because the local class or child care center that submits the most entries to WETA Kids will receive a special prize.  There will be four winners at each grade level; First, second and third place winners, as well as an honorable mention. First place winners at each grade level will move on to the national contest!  All entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2014.

Have a wonderful weekend and THANK YOU for following!

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