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Posted on March 17, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, March 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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FREE Weekend Family Fun in the DMV

March 18 & 19, 2017
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Includes Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, African American Cultural Celebration, Women’s History Month Events, National Cherry Blossom Performances,
Science Events Galore, Arts & Entertainment, and More Family Fun!

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Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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Environmental Fil Festival in the Nation's CapitalEnvironmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Various Locations
Thru Saturday, March 25 ∙ Many Showings are FREE!
Founded in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental film and a major collaborative cultural event in Washington, D.C. Each March the Festival presents a diverse selection of high quality environmental films, including many Washington, D.C., U.S. and World premieres. Documentaries, narratives, animations and shorts are shown, as well as archival, experimental and children’s films at venues throughout the city.     Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - Long Way North
Screenings are enhanced by discussion with filmmakers, environmental experts, scientists, and cultural leaders; many are free. For Example: Long Way North (National Gallery of Art – East Building Auditorium, March 18 & 19 at 11:30am) – Set in 1892, this animated adventure follows 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sacha as she leaves behind her comfortable Saint Petersburg life in the hopes of tracking down and saving her beloved grandfather, Oloukine, a famous explorer who has gone missing near the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the exciting life of her grandfather and dreams of becoming an explorer, too. But Sacha’s parents strongly disapprove of her ambitions and, in fact, have already made arrangements for her marriage. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches a daring quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship. (Rémi Chayé, France/Denmark, 81 minutes) Born in ChinaRecommended for ages 11 and up. Also consider, Exclusive premiere screening! Born in China (Sunday, March 19, American History Museum – Warner Brothers Theater at 1pm) – Disneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to the big screen as never before, presents its most ambitious project to date. Born in China takes moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China. Narrated by The Office’s John Krasinski, the film follows the adventures of three animal families: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard. Featuring stunning imagery, this documentary navigates the vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever. (Dir.: Lu Chuan, China/United States, 2017, 76 min., DCP, English) Watch the trailer. #DCEFF25

Portes Ouvertes – Children’s Open House!
AF Dupont / Kalorama
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 9:00am ∙ FREE, RSVP Required
Bienvenue! You are invited to the Alliance Française to discover our programs for children from 1 to 18 years old.
Visit our beautiful building and classrooms dedicated to babies and toddlers. Meet our experienced teachers, native speakers trained to teach French in Full immersion. Listen to a few stories or sing along with Achille in our warm and welcoming library and introduce your child to French and francophone culture through comic books, novels and movies. Children and parents can attend one of our classes to get a taste for French language classes at the Alliance. And for those who are interested in registering, placement tests will be available. RSVP Here

Christylez BaconSaturday Morning at The National presents: Christylez Bacon
National Theatre
Saturday, March 18 ∙ Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am. ∙ FREE Show!*
A Human Beatbox and GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist combines rhyming, storytelling and interactive call and response choruses with diverse instrumentation to deliver a message of cultural acceptance & unification blending traditional elements of musical styles from jazz to hip-hop. -Reserved Tickets SOLD OUT for Christylez Bacon but a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.”
*NOTE: Saturday Morning at The National is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. View the complete Winter 2017 lineup here. Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. Seating is limited.   Traveling Lantern Theatre Company - Bilbo’s Journey - National Theatre
Upcoming Performance (Saturday, March 25) – Traveling Lantern Theatre Company: Bilbo’s Journey – Everyone loves the cherished tale of a home loving little Hobbit who finds himself on an adventure he could never have imagined! On his perilous trip he meets elves, trolls, a wizard, a dragon…and ssssomething ssstrange called a Gollum. Travel with this brave little Hobbit through dangerous and wondrous terrain, and then, happily, back home again. [Available NOW! Reserve your FREE tickets here!]

DPR Citywide Cheer & Dance Showcase
Raymond Recreation Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free Admission
DPR’s Sports, Health and Fitness Division will host a Citywide Cheer and Dance Showcase for program participants to perform and exhibit their growth in technique for family and friends.

Clara Barton – Angel of the Battlefield
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE!
Special guest speaker, Ranger Kevin Patti from the Clara Barton National Historic Site, will explore the life and legacy of a shy girl born on a New England farm in 1821. Patti will discuss how she broke through barriers that often confined women to the domestic sphere in the 1800s. He also will explore her 60-year career of public service that included the founding of the American Red Cross. All ages.

Women's History Month Family Day 2017 - National Postal MuseumWomen’s History Month Family Day
Postal Museum [Historic Lobby]
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Postal Museum!
Come explore the various roles women had at the Post Office throughout its long history. Visitors can watch a historic printing press demonstrations, play the “Dead Letter Office” game, and learn about the first female Post Master, Mary Katherine Goddard – all roles that would have been filled by females. Thanks to these pioneers, there are so many cool jobs that women now hold in the Post Office today. Meet a female Postal Inspector and learn about her exciting job “Behind the Badge.”
“Amelia Earhart” will make several appearances as a special guest, and will engage visitors by speaking about her love of stamps and her airborne adventures. In addition, visitors will enjoy story time and scavenger hunt – you can take home an NPM airplane as a souvenir!
Girl Scout troops will be invited to earn their “Detective” and “Playing the Past” Badges by participating in lots of activities set up just for them.

National Cherry Blossom - Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance StageCelebrate the Cherry Blossom Season!
Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage
Thru Sunday, April 2∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free performances daily
This convenient location offered by the National Park Service and its partners provides visitor services, first aid, food, souvenirs, books, and more. Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Festival. Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival tent in the Paddle Boat Parking Lot for fun interactive entertainment, official merchandise, and more. View performance schedule here.
Welcome Area open daily 10 AM – 7 PM
Performances daily 12 PM – 6 PM

Women In Science - Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of SciencesScientist Meet & Greet Special Edition: Women in Science
Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free, Advance Registration Recommended
n honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a special edition of the Scientist Meet & Greet! We’re featuring three exceptional women in science whose work has important implications for your education, health, and families. Listen to personal stories about their pursuit of science and what has inspired them. A reception with complimentary refreshments will follow.
Featured Scientists:
Lora Deuitch, PhD candidate, Karolinska Institutet
Drug resistance in the brain
Belen Hurle, PhD, Education Outreach Specialist, National Human Genome Research Institute
Public outreach, genomics, genetics, and public health
Sarah Thibault-Sennett, PhD candidate, Uniformed Services University
Fertility and chromosome separation (meiosis) during gametogenesis
Drawn by Maria Keffler

Local YA Author talks ‘Drawn’ series
DC Public Library – Northeast Branch
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
Join local author Maria Keffler for a discussion of the first book in her YA series, Drawn. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
“Artistic prodigy Juliet Brynn just wants to survive 1982 with as little social torture as possible. But then her sketches start to come true and Damon Sheppard, a boy with a troubled past, shows her worlds she never knew existed and a power at work in the universe that forges paths into places most people choose never to go. When Juliet begins to shape the future by drawing it, she must discover the source of her newfound Power of Artistic Prophecy and the key to making it work.”

Portrait Story Days – Women’s History Month
Portrait Gallery [Education Center]
Saturdays in March ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the collection. In partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library. Women’s History MOnth schedule includes:
March 18: Eleanor Roosevelt* This program will be led in ASL and translated into English
March 25: Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Explore! with the National Portrait GalleryNOTE: During your visit, Explore! with the National Portrait Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 6:00pm, First floor) – Kids can experiment with portraiture in an age-appropriate way to answer questions such as “What is a portrait?” “How do I see myself?” and “How do others see me?” Young visitors will be able to trace each other’s silhouettes, strike a pose for a projected video art piece, and experiment with expression and emotion by building faces out of illustrated blocks.
Explore! with the Portrait Gallery is intended for children ages 18 months to 8 years old accompanied by an adult. Activity text presented in English and Spanish. View tips for visiting.

Cooking Up History
American History Museum [Performance Plaza, 1 West]
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
Cooking Up History showcases a guest chef and a Smithsonian host preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment.
This month: The Women Behind America’s First Cookbooks
What was the first cookbook written by an American for Americans, and how did the recipes differ from other volumes at the time? Prior to 1796, American home cooks used English cookery books, if they used books at all, to prepare meals. But with Amelia Simmons’ 1796 American Cookery, we have the first formal document exploring “American cuisine,” incorporating ingredients native to the American landscape such as cornmeal, pumpkins, maple syrup, and various vegetables, nuts, and fruits. We are joined by chef Angie Lee of Sur La Table, who will prepare a few recipes from American cookbook authors such as Simmons, Mary Randolph, Eliza Leslie, and Lydia Child, as we consider the ingredients, tools, and cooking techniques in this early era, and discuss how these authors had such a profound influence on American culinary history. During your visit consider: Spark!LabWonderplaceMeet the Wheelwoman – part of the series: Historic Theater

STEAM - DC Public LibrarySTEAM Ahead
DC Public Library – Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Branch
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ FREE!
STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us every Saturday for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It’s time for learning and potential.
For ages 6 and up; however, participants under the age of 9 will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent.

Astronomy Stars: Women Who Changed the Night
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 4:00pm ∙ FREE!
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that “Men of genius are meteors, destined to light up their century.” But what about women of genius?
A unique Women’s History Month planetarium program focusing on female astronomers and their discoveries. Recommended for ages 7 to adult.
Program Repeats on Saturday, March 25.

Reading with a Ranger
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens [Visitor Center, Helen Fowler room]
Every Sunday (thru September 2017) ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Join a Park Ranger for a fun and educational story time and craft activity. Program will include the reading of a short colorful book and conclude with an arts and crafts activity based on the story. Ages 4 to 7.

Teen Workshop: Heroes and Villains from the Book of Kings
Freer and Sackler Galleries [Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Sublevel 2, ImaginAsia classroom]
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE, Registration Required
Uncover what make the characters come to life in the Persian Book of Kings with artist Sophie Benini, author of The Book Book: A Journey into Bookmaking. Choose heroes and villains whose stories connect with your life, and then collaborate with friends on designing a page inspired by Persian miniature paintings. For ages 13–19. RSVP here.

Create a Memory Book by Janet MinichielloCreate a Memory Book by Janet Minichiello
DC Public Library – Georgetown Branch
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE, Registration Required
Learn how to transform an old book into a “memory book” that tells your own story. Use writing, drawing, painting, and/or collage to make a new artistic creation that will help you to both preserve and share special memories.
All materials, including old books, will be provided; in addition, you are welcome to bring any of your own photographs, letters, or other mementos you may wish to use.
To register, please email Jay at georgetownlibrary@dc.gov

Waterfront Kids Super Early Easter Party
Arthur Capper Community Center
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 4:00pm ∙ FREE!
It’s a Super Early Easter Party – eggs with candy, carnival games, balloons, bounce houses, face painting & more!   Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage's 20th birthday

Celebrate 20 Years of Great Free Performances
Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ FREE Celebration!
The Millennium Stage celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a lineup of stellar performers. The 6–8 p.m. celebration features Scythian, a band that plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy that beckons crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience (6¬–7 p.m.), and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a group of world-class musicians that are a driving force of urban funk(7–8 p.m.). Come early! First 1,000 fans get a free T-shirt, and ticket giveaways will be open for entry until 8 p.m. Special #MStageAt20 happy hour from 5-6 p.m. -OR- WATCH LIVE RIGHT HERE AND ON FACEBOOK LIVE

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Family Green Hour: Weekly Walks
Locust Grove Nature Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 9:30am ∙ FREE!
Get your daily dose of “Vitamin N” (that’s nature!) as we hike to look for migrating birds, blooming wildflowers, peeping frogs and other signs of the season. Explore new themes – and new parts of the park – each week. These easy walks traverse natural surface trails which may not be stroller accessible. No registration required. Severe weather cancels the program.

Naturalist with wood duck

Naturalist with wood duck

Refuge System Birthday Bash!
National Wildlife Vistors Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE!
It’s the annual Refuge System Birthday Bash as we celebrate the work of 566 wildlife refuges across the United States and its territories. This year’s theme is Awareness & Action and we will be sharing ways to help wildlife through crafts, games, educational activities, and Environmental Film Festival. All programs are free and registration is not needed. All ages welcome!

African American Cultural Celebration
The Walters Art Museum
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Learn how the next generation of Baltimore’s artists and leaders are harnessing the power of art to tell their own unique stories, hear presentations by local performers and enjoy family friendly art-making activities. This event is FREE and open to all!

Columbia Maryland 50 LogoColumbia Celebrates!
The Mall in Columbia
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
This special celebration will mark the beginning of the 50th Birthday program of events. It will be held on the outdoor courtyard between Maggiano’s and Seasons 52.
Schedule of events and activities includes: Milkshake, A Kids Rock Band (12:00 PM), Balloon Twisters, Face Painters, Magicians and more strolling entertainment plus 4 areas of entertainment (other than Main Stage). View other upcoming 50th Birthday program events.

Drop-In Art Activities: Full STEAM Ahead
The Walters Art Museum
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!
March 19:
Animal Adaptations – Make a mixed media animal that would survive in the wild!
March 25 & 26:
Geometric Patterns – Assemble shapes into a colorful tessellation collage!

Two boys raise their hands at a "Science on a Sphere" presentation at the Goddard Visitor Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk

Two boys raise their hands at a “Science on a Sphere” presentation at the Goddard Visitor Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk

Sunday Experiment
Goddard Visitor Center
Sunday, March 19  ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
Discover how NASA uses satellites to study our planet by creating your own digital images. Hands-on coloring activities will demonstrate how satellite data are turned into images that scientists use to study our planet. These images can reveal details about our planet, from the landscape of Earth’s surface to the chemistry of the atmosphere. Join us for story time as we follow Echo the Bat’s adventure above the deserts and forests in Arizona.
NOTE: The Sunday Experiment, generally taking place the third Sunday of the month, features activities showcasing Goddard’s world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments. Families leave inspired by the activities, wowed by the scientists and engineers, and excited about Goddard’s revolutionary research and technology.
In addition to celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Sunday Experiment celebrates major science missions that are managed by NASA Goddard and set to launch in the near future. The Sunday Experiment is a place where children and adults alike can discover the excitement of Goddard through fun and engaging activities. Activities are best suited for children ages 5-10. No registration is necessary to attend. NEXT Program: May 21, 2017 – Tracking and Data Relay

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Museum Day Live - Women in Aviation and Space Family DayWomen in Aviation and Space
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE, PARKING $15
Throughout the history of aviation and space exploration, women have fought to be on equal terms with their male counterparts. At this family day, learn about the significant contributions women have made despite the many challenges they faced. The day will feature presentations by women in the field, hands-on activities, and stories. View schedule of presentations and activities.   Making STEM Magic cropped
NOTE: Join Making STEM Magic [every Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm], a new program that introduces young visitors to engineering in a fun and creative way. Suit Up!: Working in Space – Space: the final frontier, and the most dangerous. Want to be an astronaut? Learn how to suit up and protect yourself from the dangers of space in our March design challenge.

FREE Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Project: Rockin’ Guitar [Instructions]
Every Saturday 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. No reservations necessary.

Reston Town Center - Family Fun SaturdaysFamily Fun Saturdays
Reston Town Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free and open to all!
Reston Town Center is presenting Family Fun Saturdays with a host of special activities, performances and treats for the whole family to enjoy every Saturday in March, all in support of “RestON – An Opportunity Neighborhood.”
Family Fun Saturdays, Saturday, March 18
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Free Funnel Cakes, 1:00 p.m., while supplies last
Meet Reston Town Center Mascot, “Resty” the Dog
McGrath Academy of Irish Dance – Performance , 2PM

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2017 - Adventure Brewing Co

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2017
Fredericksburg
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE Admission
The 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts off at NOON, includes fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, military equipment and local pageant winners. Parade ends at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where we will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Festival including local vendors, live music and entertainment, and family friendly activities.
Ample parking. This event is in the Spotsylvania County Business Park, a mile from downtown Fredericksburg.

The U.S. Army Blues: “Basically Basie”
Brucker Hall on Fort Myer
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ FREE!
Celebrating the music of Count Basie. -OR- Watch on YouTube

Splurge Worthy

15129602_1170287909706302_2282302290287946800_oThe Original Harlem Globetrotters – 2017 World Tour
Verizon Center ∙ Saturday, March 18 ∙ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
EagleBank Arena ∙ Sunday, March 19 ∙ 2:00pm
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. This season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first four-point line—located 30 feet from the basket. That’s six feet, three inches beyond the top of the pros’ current three-point line.
Come see why the Original Harlem Globetrotters have won hundreds of millions of fans worldwide when they hit the court this weekend in the Washington, DC area with family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability). You won’t want to miss this family-friendly event. Buy your tickets here and Save $7 with Code: COURT!      Ella Enchanted Adventure Theatre MTC - Logo

LAST CHANCE! Ella Enchanted
Adventure Theatre MTC
Thru Sunday, March 19
Based on the Newberry Honor book by Gail Carson Levine. Baby Ella of Frell is given the “gift” of obedience by Lucinda, a misguided fairy, and thus cannot disobey any direct order. Then when tragedy strikes, Ella is reduced to an obedient servant in her new home with Dame Olga. Can Ella find a way to rid herself of the troublesome curse?
Why you should see it? My family truly enjoyed the production and the conversations had after it! No one is ever perfect but how we deal with our own “imperfections” is the true magic! Of course, the productions at Adventure Theatre never disappoint. It truly amazes me all that they accomplish in such a small space. Let’s just say, Ella Enchanted even has dancing giants! Don’t miss this charming show and purchase your ticket here.

 

Did You Know

Photo whitehouse.gov

Photo whitehouse.gov

The 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery is Open!
Through Saturday, March 18 ∙ 12:00pm EDT
As in past years, an online lottery will be conducted to choose the lucky winners of tickets. The White House Easter Egg Roll 2017 lottery will close for entries SATURDAY, March 18, 2017 (12:00 PM EDT). Signing up for the lottery is free of charge and tickets for winners are free.

Free Tax HelpIncome Tax Help
DC Public Library [9 Neighborhood Locations]
Through Tuesday, April 18 ∙ FREE!
Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. The library will host income tax return preparation for qualified residents at many of their locations. The library partners with AARP provides service to nine of our neighborhood locations:
Anacostia Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library – Saturdays
Deanwood Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Wednesdays
Georgetown Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Thursdays
Petworth Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Fridays
Shaw Neighborhood Library – Saturdays
Southwest Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Wednesdays
Woodridge Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Fridays      DPR Summer Jobs

APPLY NOW! 2017 DPR Summer Jobs
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
What are you doing this summer? DPR is hiring summer lifeguards, camp facilitators, drivers and more. Click here for more information, including example of duties, qualifications (such as education or experience required), the pay rate, and start date.
NOTE: Become a DPR Lifeguard with the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP). DPR uses the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) to train and certified lifeguards to work at both indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities across the District.

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week 2017Northern Virginia Restaurant Week
Thru Monday, March 27
This week-long dining experience is taking place at a variety of local establishments – from fine dining to fast casual. Get ready to enjoy value pricing for lunch, dinner and/or specialty foods. View participating restaurants here.

 

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FREE Weekend Family Fun in the DMV: March 18 & 19

Posted on March 17, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, March 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FREE - Red and Moving

DC Thrifty Mom’s suggestions for

FREE Weekend Family Fun in the DMV

March 18 & 19, 2017
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Includes Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, African American Cultural Celebration, Women’s History Month Events, National Cherry Blossom Performances,
Science Events Galore, Arts & Entertainment, and More Family Fun!

Sponsored By:

Orin Knows Real Estate -Banner 2

Always call or check the event website before heading out;
Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

***  Visit the Calendar for additional happenings.***  

*** Washington, DC ***

Environmental Fil Festival in the Nation's CapitalEnvironmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Various Locations
Thru Saturday, March 25 ∙ Many Showings are FREE!
Founded in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental film and a major collaborative cultural event in Washington, D.C. Each March the Festival presents a diverse selection of high quality environmental films, including many Washington, D.C., U.S. and World premieres. Documentaries, narratives, animations and shorts are shown, as well as archival, experimental and children’s films at venues throughout the city.     Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - Long Way North
Screenings are enhanced by discussion with filmmakers, environmental experts, scientists, and cultural leaders; many are free. For Example: Long Way North (National Gallery of Art – East Building Auditorium, March 18 & 19 at 11:30am) – Set in 1892, this animated adventure follows 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sacha as she leaves behind her comfortable Saint Petersburg life in the hopes of tracking down and saving her beloved grandfather, Oloukine, a famous explorer who has gone missing near the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the exciting life of her grandfather and dreams of becoming an explorer, too. But Sacha’s parents strongly disapprove of her ambitions and, in fact, have already made arrangements for her marriage. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches a daring quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship. (Rémi Chayé, France/Denmark, 81 minutes) Born in ChinaRecommended for ages 11 and up. Also consider, Exclusive premiere screening! Born in China (Sunday, March 19, American History Museum – Warner Brothers Theater at 1pm) – Disneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to the big screen as never before, presents its most ambitious project to date. Born in China takes moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China. Narrated by The Office’s John Krasinski, the film follows the adventures of three animal families: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard. Featuring stunning imagery, this documentary navigates the vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever. (Dir.: Lu Chuan, China/United States, 2017, 76 min., DCP, English) Watch the trailer. #DCEFF25

Portes Ouvertes – Children’s Open House!
AF Dupont / Kalorama
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 9:00am ∙ FREE, RSVP Required
Bienvenue! You are invited to the Alliance Française to discover our programs for children from 1 to 18 years old.
Visit our beautiful building and classrooms dedicated to babies and toddlers. Meet our experienced teachers, native speakers trained to teach French in Full immersion. Listen to a few stories or sing along with Achille in our warm and welcoming library and introduce your child to French and francophone culture through comic books, novels and movies. Children and parents can attend one of our classes to get a taste for French language classes at the Alliance. And for those who are interested in registering, placement tests will be available. RSVP Here

Christylez BaconSaturday Morning at The National presents: Christylez Bacon
National Theatre
Saturday, March 18 ∙ Performances are at 9:30am and 11:00am. ∙ FREE Show!*
A Human Beatbox and GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist combines rhyming, storytelling and interactive call and response choruses with diverse instrumentation to deliver a message of cultural acceptance & unification blending traditional elements of musical styles from jazz to hip-hop. -Reserved Tickets SOLD OUT for Christylez Bacon but a limited amount of walk-up tickets will be available on-site on the day of the show. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance time to take a place in the “Stand-by line.”
*NOTE: Saturday Morning at The National is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. View the complete Winter 2017 lineup here. Tickets may be reserved beginning the Friday, one week prior to the performance. Seating is limited.   Traveling Lantern Theatre Company - Bilbo’s Journey - National Theatre
Upcoming Performance (Saturday, March 25) – Traveling Lantern Theatre Company: Bilbo’s Journey – Everyone loves the cherished tale of a home loving little Hobbit who finds himself on an adventure he could never have imagined! On his perilous trip he meets elves, trolls, a wizard, a dragon…and ssssomething ssstrange called a Gollum. Travel with this brave little Hobbit through dangerous and wondrous terrain, and then, happily, back home again. [Available NOW! Reserve your FREE tickets here!]

DPR Citywide Cheer & Dance Showcase
Raymond Recreation Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free Admission
DPR’s Sports, Health and Fitness Division will host a Citywide Cheer and Dance Showcase for program participants to perform and exhibit their growth in technique for family and friends.

Clara Barton – Angel of the Battlefield
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE!
Special guest speaker, Ranger Kevin Patti from the Clara Barton National Historic Site, will explore the life and legacy of a shy girl born on a New England farm in 1821. Patti will discuss how she broke through barriers that often confined women to the domestic sphere in the 1800s. He also will explore her 60-year career of public service that included the founding of the American Red Cross. All ages.

Women's History Month Family Day 2017 - National Postal MuseumWomen’s History Month Family Day
Postal Museum [Historic Lobby]
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Postal Museum!
Come explore the various roles women had at the Post Office throughout its long history. Visitors can watch a historic printing press demonstrations, play the “Dead Letter Office” game, and learn about the first female Post Master, Mary Katherine Goddard – all roles that would have been filled by females. Thanks to these pioneers, there are so many cool jobs that women now hold in the Post Office today. Meet a female Postal Inspector and learn about her exciting job “Behind the Badge.”
“Amelia Earhart” will make several appearances as a special guest, and will engage visitors by speaking about her love of stamps and her airborne adventures. In addition, visitors will enjoy story time and scavenger hunt – you can take home an NPM airplane as a souvenir!
Girl Scout troops will be invited to earn their “Detective” and “Playing the Past” Badges by participating in lots of activities set up just for them.

National Cherry Blossom - Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance StageCelebrate the Cherry Blossom Season!
Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage
Thru Sunday, April 2∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free performances daily
This convenient location offered by the National Park Service and its partners provides visitor services, first aid, food, souvenirs, books, and more. Park rangers and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Festival. Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival tent in the Paddle Boat Parking Lot for fun interactive entertainment, official merchandise, and more. View performance schedule here.
Welcome Area open daily 10 AM – 7 PM
Performances daily 12 PM – 6 PM

Women In Science - Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of SciencesScientist Meet & Greet Special Edition: Women in Science
Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free, Advance Registration Recommended
n honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a special edition of the Scientist Meet & Greet! We’re featuring three exceptional women in science whose work has important implications for your education, health, and families. Listen to personal stories about their pursuit of science and what has inspired them. A reception with complimentary refreshments will follow.
Featured Scientists:
Lora Deuitch, PhD candidate, Karolinska Institutet
Drug resistance in the brain
Belen Hurle, PhD, Education Outreach Specialist, National Human Genome Research Institute
Public outreach, genomics, genetics, and public health
Sarah Thibault-Sennett, PhD candidate, Uniformed Services University
Fertility and chromosome separation (meiosis) during gametogenesis
Drawn by Maria Keffler

Local YA Author talks ‘Drawn’ series
DC Public Library – Northeast Branch
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
Join local author Maria Keffler for a discussion of the first book in her YA series, Drawn. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
“Artistic prodigy Juliet Brynn just wants to survive 1982 with as little social torture as possible. But then her sketches start to come true and Damon Sheppard, a boy with a troubled past, shows her worlds she never knew existed and a power at work in the universe that forges paths into places most people choose never to go. When Juliet begins to shape the future by drawing it, she must discover the source of her newfound Power of Artistic Prophecy and the key to making it work.”

Portrait Story Days – Women’s History Month
Portrait Gallery [Education Center]
Saturdays in March ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the collection. In partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library. Women’s History MOnth schedule includes:
March 18: Eleanor Roosevelt* This program will be led in ASL and translated into English
March 25: Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Explore! with the National Portrait GalleryNOTE: During your visit, Explore! with the National Portrait Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 6:00pm, First floor) – Kids can experiment with portraiture in an age-appropriate way to answer questions such as “What is a portrait?” “How do I see myself?” and “How do others see me?” Young visitors will be able to trace each other’s silhouettes, strike a pose for a projected video art piece, and experiment with expression and emotion by building faces out of illustrated blocks.
Explore! with the Portrait Gallery is intended for children ages 18 months to 8 years old accompanied by an adult. Activity text presented in English and Spanish. View tips for visiting.

Cooking Up History
American History Museum [Performance Plaza, 1 West]
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE!
Cooking Up History showcases a guest chef and a Smithsonian host preparing a recipe and talking about the history and traditions behind its ingredients, culinary techniques, and enjoyment.
This month: The Women Behind America’s First Cookbooks
What was the first cookbook written by an American for Americans, and how did the recipes differ from other volumes at the time? Prior to 1796, American home cooks used English cookery books, if they used books at all, to prepare meals. But with Amelia Simmons’ 1796 American Cookery, we have the first formal document exploring “American cuisine,” incorporating ingredients native to the American landscape such as cornmeal, pumpkins, maple syrup, and various vegetables, nuts, and fruits. We are joined by chef Angie Lee of Sur La Table, who will prepare a few recipes from American cookbook authors such as Simmons, Mary Randolph, Eliza Leslie, and Lydia Child, as we consider the ingredients, tools, and cooking techniques in this early era, and discuss how these authors had such a profound influence on American culinary history. During your visit consider: Spark!LabWonderplaceMeet the Wheelwoman – part of the series: Historic Theater

STEAM - DC Public LibrarySTEAM Ahead
DC Public Library – Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Branch
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ FREE!
STEAM involves science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics initiatives for children and teens. Join us every Saturday for an exciting afternoon as we perform an out of this world experiment or reach for new artistic heights. It’s time for learning and potential.
For ages 6 and up; however, participants under the age of 9 will require the assistance of a caretaker or parent.

Astronomy Stars: Women Who Changed the Night
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 4:00pm ∙ FREE!
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that “Men of genius are meteors, destined to light up their century.” But what about women of genius?
A unique Women’s History Month planetarium program focusing on female astronomers and their discoveries. Recommended for ages 7 to adult.
Program Repeats on Saturday, March 25.

Reading with a Ranger
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens [Visitor Center, Helen Fowler room]
Every Sunday (thru September 2017) ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Join a Park Ranger for a fun and educational story time and craft activity. Program will include the reading of a short colorful book and conclude with an arts and crafts activity based on the story. Ages 4 to 7.

Teen Workshop: Heroes and Villains from the Book of Kings
Freer and Sackler Galleries [Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Sublevel 2, ImaginAsia classroom]
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE, Registration Required
Uncover what make the characters come to life in the Persian Book of Kings with artist Sophie Benini, author of The Book Book: A Journey into Bookmaking. Choose heroes and villains whose stories connect with your life, and then collaborate with friends on designing a page inspired by Persian miniature paintings. For ages 13–19. RSVP here.

Create a Memory Book by Janet MinichielloCreate a Memory Book by Janet Minichiello
DC Public Library – Georgetown Branch
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ FREE, Registration Required
Learn how to transform an old book into a “memory book” that tells your own story. Use writing, drawing, painting, and/or collage to make a new artistic creation that will help you to both preserve and share special memories.
All materials, including old books, will be provided; in addition, you are welcome to bring any of your own photographs, letters, or other mementos you may wish to use.
To register, please email Jay at georgetownlibrary@dc.gov

Waterfront Kids Super Early Easter Party
Arthur Capper Community Center
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 4:00pm ∙ FREE!
It’s a Super Early Easter Party – eggs with candy, carnival games, balloons, bounce houses, face painting & more!   Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage's 20th birthday

Celebrate 20 Years of Great Free Performances
Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ FREE Celebration!
The Millennium Stage celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a lineup of stellar performers. The 6–8 p.m. celebration features Scythian, a band that plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy that beckons crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience (6¬–7 p.m.), and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a group of world-class musicians that are a driving force of urban funk(7–8 p.m.). Come early! First 1,000 fans get a free T-shirt, and ticket giveaways will be open for entry until 8 p.m. Special #MStageAt20 happy hour from 5-6 p.m. -OR- WATCH LIVE RIGHT HERE AND ON FACEBOOK LIVE

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Family Green Hour: Weekly Walks
Locust Grove Nature Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 9:30am ∙ FREE!
Get your daily dose of “Vitamin N” (that’s nature!) as we hike to look for migrating birds, blooming wildflowers, peeping frogs and other signs of the season. Explore new themes – and new parts of the park – each week. These easy walks traverse natural surface trails which may not be stroller accessible. No registration required. Severe weather cancels the program.

Naturalist with wood duck

Naturalist with wood duck

Refuge System Birthday Bash!
National Wildlife Vistors Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE!
It’s the annual Refuge System Birthday Bash as we celebrate the work of 566 wildlife refuges across the United States and its territories. This year’s theme is Awareness & Action and we will be sharing ways to help wildlife through crafts, games, educational activities, and Environmental Film Festival. All programs are free and registration is not needed. All ages welcome!

African American Cultural Celebration
The Walters Art Museum
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Learn how the next generation of Baltimore’s artists and leaders are harnessing the power of art to tell their own unique stories, hear presentations by local performers and enjoy family friendly art-making activities. This event is FREE and open to all!

Columbia Maryland 50 LogoColumbia Celebrates!
The Mall in Columbia
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
This special celebration will mark the beginning of the 50th Birthday program of events. It will be held on the outdoor courtyard between Maggiano’s and Seasons 52.
Schedule of events and activities includes: Milkshake, A Kids Rock Band (12:00 PM), Balloon Twisters, Face Painters, Magicians and more strolling entertainment plus 4 areas of entertainment (other than Main Stage). View other upcoming 50th Birthday program events.

Drop-In Art Activities: Full STEAM Ahead
The Walters Art Museum
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!
March 19:
Animal Adaptations – Make a mixed media animal that would survive in the wild!
March 25 & 26:
Geometric Patterns – Assemble shapes into a colorful tessellation collage!

Two boys raise their hands at a "Science on a Sphere" presentation at the Goddard Visitor Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk

Two boys raise their hands at a “Science on a Sphere” presentation at the Goddard Visitor Center on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk

Sunday Experiment
Goddard Visitor Center
Sunday, March 19  ∙ 1:00pm ∙ FREE!
Discover how NASA uses satellites to study our planet by creating your own digital images. Hands-on coloring activities will demonstrate how satellite data are turned into images that scientists use to study our planet. These images can reveal details about our planet, from the landscape of Earth’s surface to the chemistry of the atmosphere. Join us for story time as we follow Echo the Bat’s adventure above the deserts and forests in Arizona.
NOTE: The Sunday Experiment, generally taking place the third Sunday of the month, features activities showcasing Goddard’s world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments. Families leave inspired by the activities, wowed by the scientists and engineers, and excited about Goddard’s revolutionary research and technology.
In addition to celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Sunday Experiment celebrates major science missions that are managed by NASA Goddard and set to launch in the near future. The Sunday Experiment is a place where children and adults alike can discover the excitement of Goddard through fun and engaging activities. Activities are best suited for children ages 5-10. No registration is necessary to attend. NEXT Program: May 21, 2017 – Tracking and Data Relay

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Museum Day Live - Women in Aviation and Space Family DayWomen in Aviation and Space
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE, PARKING $15
Throughout the history of aviation and space exploration, women have fought to be on equal terms with their male counterparts. At this family day, learn about the significant contributions women have made despite the many challenges they faced. The day will feature presentations by women in the field, hands-on activities, and stories. View schedule of presentations and activities.   Making STEM Magic cropped
NOTE: Join Making STEM Magic [every Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm], a new program that introduces young visitors to engineering in a fun and creative way. Suit Up!: Working in Space – Space: the final frontier, and the most dangerous. Want to be an astronaut? Learn how to suit up and protect yourself from the dangers of space in our March design challenge.

FREE Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 11:00am ∙ FREE!
Project: Rockin’ Guitar [Instructions]
Every Saturday 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. No reservations necessary.

Reston Town Center - Family Fun SaturdaysFamily Fun Saturdays
Reston Town Center
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free and open to all!
Reston Town Center is presenting Family Fun Saturdays with a host of special activities, performances and treats for the whole family to enjoy every Saturday in March, all in support of “RestON – An Opportunity Neighborhood.”
Family Fun Saturdays, Saturday, March 18
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Free Funnel Cakes, 1:00 p.m., while supplies last
Meet Reston Town Center Mascot, “Resty” the Dog
McGrath Academy of Irish Dance – Performance , 2PM

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2017 - Adventure Brewing Co

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2017
Fredericksburg
Saturday, March 18 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE Admission
The 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts off at NOON, includes fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, military equipment and local pageant winners. Parade ends at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where we will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Festival including local vendors, live music and entertainment, and family friendly activities.
Ample parking. This event is in the Spotsylvania County Business Park, a mile from downtown Fredericksburg.

The U.S. Army Blues: “Basically Basie”
Brucker Hall on Fort Myer
Sunday, March 19 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ FREE!
Celebrating the music of Count Basie. -OR- Watch on YouTube

Splurge Worthy

15129602_1170287909706302_2282302290287946800_oThe Original Harlem Globetrotters – 2017 World Tour
Verizon Center ∙ Saturday, March 18 ∙ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
EagleBank Arena ∙ Sunday, March 19 ∙ 2:00pm
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. This season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first four-point line—located 30 feet from the basket. That’s six feet, three inches beyond the top of the pros’ current three-point line.
Come see why the Original Harlem Globetrotters have won hundreds of millions of fans worldwide when they hit the court this weekend in the Washington, DC area with family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability). You won’t want to miss this family-friendly event. Buy your tickets here and Save $7 with Code: COURT!      Ella Enchanted Adventure Theatre MTC - Logo

LAST CHANCE! Ella Enchanted
Adventure Theatre MTC
Thru Sunday, March 19
Based on the Newberry Honor book by Gail Carson Levine. Baby Ella of Frell is given the “gift” of obedience by Lucinda, a misguided fairy, and thus cannot disobey any direct order. Then when tragedy strikes, Ella is reduced to an obedient servant in her new home with Dame Olga. Can Ella find a way to rid herself of the troublesome curse?
Why you should see it? My family truly enjoyed the production and the conversations had after it! No one is ever perfect but how we deal with our own “imperfections” is the true magic! Of course, the productions at Adventure Theatre never disappoint. It truly amazes me all that they accomplish in such a small space. Let’s just say, Ella Enchanted even has dancing giants! Don’t miss this charming show and purchase your ticket here.

 

Did You Know

Photo whitehouse.gov

Photo whitehouse.gov

The 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery is Open!
Through Saturday, March 18 ∙ 12:00pm EDT
As in past years, an online lottery will be conducted to choose the lucky winners of tickets. The White House Easter Egg Roll 2017 lottery will close for entries SATURDAY, March 18, 2017 (12:00 PM EDT). Signing up for the lottery is free of charge and tickets for winners are free.

Free Tax HelpIncome Tax Help
DC Public Library [9 Neighborhood Locations]
Through Tuesday, April 18 ∙ FREE!
Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. The library will host income tax return preparation for qualified residents at many of their locations. The library partners with AARP provides service to nine of our neighborhood locations:
Anacostia Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library – Saturdays
Deanwood Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Wednesdays
Georgetown Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Thursdays
Petworth Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Fridays
Shaw Neighborhood Library – Saturdays
Southwest Neighborhood Library – Mondays and Wednesdays
Woodridge Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Fridays      DPR Summer Jobs

APPLY NOW! 2017 DPR Summer Jobs
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
What are you doing this summer? DPR is hiring summer lifeguards, camp facilitators, drivers and more. Click here for more information, including example of duties, qualifications (such as education or experience required), the pay rate, and start date.
NOTE: Become a DPR Lifeguard with the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP). DPR uses the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) to train and certified lifeguards to work at both indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities across the District.

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week 2017Northern Virginia Restaurant Week
Thru Monday, March 27
This week-long dining experience is taking place at a variety of local establishments – from fine dining to fast casual. Get ready to enjoy value pricing for lunch, dinner and/or specialty foods. View participating restaurants here.

 

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