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Posted on November 11, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, November 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , , , , , ,

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DC Thrifty Mom’s suggestions

FREE DMV Family Events for
Veterans Day Weekend 2017:
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

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.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

Veteran's Day Flag CaseVeteran’s Day Flag Case
Home Depot
Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE, RSVP Requested

Honor our local veterans at our Veterans Day Celebration of Services workshop. With guidance from a Store Associate, you will cut, stain and assemble a commemorative flag case that will be donated and on display in remembrance of those who have selflessly served our country.
Upcoming Hands-on workshop (Saturday, November 25 ∙ 9am): Christmas Tree Ornament – Hands-on workshop where you and your child can create a holiday picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or adding to the family’s holiday decor. Once the picture frame is built, your child can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers.
(Saturday, December 2 ∙ 9am): Gingerbread House – Hands-on workshop where you and your child can put together a wooden gingerbread house that will last year after year. No frosting required! Once the gingerbread house is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.    Mini-Maker-Faire

3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire
Barnes & Noble – participating locations
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 ∙ FREE!

Experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more! Throughout the day there will be creative activities for kids, demonstrations of the latest tools for STEAM education, and a chance to meet Makers from the community. The Mini Make Faire provides the tools, inspiration and hands-on experiences for Makers of all types-be it tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science club members, authors, artists, and students. Check your store here for details.

Pokémon.Pokémon Trade, Collect & Build Event
All Toys”R”Us stores*
Saturday, November 11 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free Admission

Trade with fellow collectors, plus receive a FREE collector’s album, Jangmo-o foil card and a buildable Mega Construx Poké Ball. Plus the first 50 attendees will get a FREE Togedemaru figure!
NOTE: *Includes selected Outlet locations. Excludes Express locations. Event open to kids ages 6-up and adult collectors. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

*** Washington, DC *** 

Veterans Day at Library of Congress 2017

Veterans Day - LOCWORKSHOP – Coming Home: Veterans Day Activities
Library of Congress

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am  ∙ Free!
Coming Home: Veterans Day at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center
Come learn about life as an American soldier… from American veterans.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., visit the Young Readers Center (room LJ-G29) on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a letter-writing activity to soldiers and to examine objects a World War I soldier needed on the front in our hands-on WWI Soldier’s Footlocker activity. (See more information about other Veterans Day events.)

Remembering World War I: Stories from the Great War
Air and Space Museum

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free!
The First World War transformed our world in profound ways that still affect us today. This family program explores a wide range of stories from WWI about technological advances that radically reshaped modern warfare, including aviation, and social experiences of the first large-scale industrial war that affected millions of people. The day will feature presentations, exhibition tours, and hands-on activities.

Color’s Garden: An Adventure with the Elements of Art
National Gallery of Art [East Building Auditorium]

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:30am and 12:30pm & Sunday, November 12 ∙ 11:30am and 2:00pm ∙ Free
For families with children ages 4 and up
Approximately 45 minutes in length
Inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, Color’s Garden is a play that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art. Color, who dreams of making something new all on her own, leads her friends Line and Shape on an imaginative adventure. By working and playing together in new ways, the friends discover that art can capture so much more than what we see with our eyes. Featuring projections, playful animations, and a lively jazz score, this theatrical fantasy brings the elements of art to life and offers new understandings about their expressive power.
Following each performance, families will be invited to make collages in our hands-on artmaking space and will be provided with self-guiding resources to explore the elements of art in the Gallery’s collection.
All performances are free and will take place in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 450 people. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required. Groups are welcome. Food and drink are not permitted. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.    Flamenco en Familia

Flamenco en Familia
GALA Hispanic Theatre

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am & 1:30pm ∙ Free!
Interactive demonstrations with castanets, fans, and zapateo for children and the entire family led by members of the Spanish Dance Society.

See Vietnam Through the Eyes of a Child
National Archives

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am  ∙ Free w/ RSVP
Bring the family and join award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell to explore her book Shooting the Moon, the story of 12-year-old Jamie, whose brother enlists in the Army and is sent to Vietnam. Learn how the author researched what life was like in an American military family during this time and how she brought this story to life.

Family Workshop: Celebrate Diwali
Freer and Sackler Galleries [Sackler, level B2, ImaginAsia Studio]

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am & 2:00pm ∙ Free w/ Registration
Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in this family workshop. Explore artworks from the Indian subcontinent on an educator-led tour. Then, return to the studio to create your own colorful book featuring a traditional rangoli design with teaching artist Sushmita Mazumdar from Studio PAUSE. This program is designed for children ages six to twelve and adults to enjoy together.
NOTE: Free registration required. Email AsiaWorkshops@si.edu with the following information:
name • session • number of registrants (include youth and caretakers)
ALSO – Teen Workshop: Celebrate Diwali on Sunday, November 12 at 1:00pm.

Swedish Art Workshops
House of Sweden

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE admission and no registration required
House of Sweden invites you to a Swedish Art Workshop with Swedish artist and art teacher Karin Lithell.
Next Art Workshop: December 9.
Don’t miss the Storytime Sessions – offered every Saturday at 2 pm for families to experience Swedish children’s literature. The sessions are held in Room for Children.

NNAVM_Logo_4Color

Celebrate Veterans Day with Programs Highlighting the National Native American Veterans Memorial
American Indian Museum [Potomac Atrium]

Saturday, November 11  ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
With a planned unveiling on Veterans Day 2020, the museum will honor Native American service members with a memorial on the National Mall, a place that draws nearly 24 million visitors annually to Washington, D.C. Please join the museum for a Veterans Day program featuring Charly Lowry (Lumbee) performing patriotic songs.

Portrait Story Days– Sequoyah
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
Young visitors and their families may drop in to read a story about the day’s subject, then complete a hands-on art project. NEXT WEEKEND: Portrait Story Days– Sitting Bull

Niko - The Way to the StarsMovie: Niko – The Way to the Stars
Embassy of Finland

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free, NO RSVP Required
Niko – the Way to the Stars (2008) is an adventure tale for the whole family about a young reindeer boy Niko´s quest to find his absent father, whom he believes to be a member of the world-famous Santa´s Elite Flying Forces.

Kids Club: Make a Box
DC Public Library – Chevy Chase Branch

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free
Learn how to make a square paper box, then decorate it.
Want a bigger challenge? Learn how to make a hexagonal box.
For children ages 3-12. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Girls Rock DCGirls Rock! D.C.: Instrument Share
DC Public Library – Tenley-Friendship Branch

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 3:30pm ∙ Free
Come learn and try out instruments with Girls Rock! D.C. (All genders are welcome!) Best for ages 6 – 13    The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band

The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free!
Join The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band in a Veteran’s Day tribute. The Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a New Orleans flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union, England, Japan, and Taiwan.

YAAS!: Young Adults Achieving Success in Careers, Trades, & Colleges
DC Public Library – Parklands-Turner Branch

Sunday, November 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free
Every month at Parklands-Turner, Ms. Auset guides teens (ages 13-19) and young adults (ages 20-24) through a specific steps toward realizing their goals; whether these goals are to receive a scholarship award to the college or university of choice; acceptance into a competitive and highly-coveted apprenticeship program; or a call-back after a series of successful job interviews.
This month – November 12: Universal Online Applications for Colleges & Jobs
Upcoming:
December 10: Financial Benefactors – Community, Database, & Internet Searches
January 14: Resumes for College & Job Applications
February 25: DCTAG & FASFA; SYEP
March 18: College & Career Interviewing: Smile & Breathe, Talk & Listen, . . . But Don’t Chew Gum
April 8: Dressing for Success, Attracting Access
May 20: Saving, Budgeting, & Financial Savvy: Part I (“In the Black”)
June 10: Making Summer Work Work for You; Farming Apprenticeships & Internships
July 1: Saving, Budgeting, & Financial Savvy: Part II (“Lit” on Little)
August 12: Creating Self-Employment Opportunities
September 2: Budgeting Time, Banking Options

Washington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy - Learn about the ViolinWashington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy: Learn about the Violin
DC Public Library – Tenley-Friendship Branch

Sunday, November 12 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ Free
Children, come learn about the violin. Young students from the Suzuki String Academy will play a short performance followed by an opportunity for children to try out the violin. The program will also include a reading of Little Rat Makes Music.
This fun program is presented by the Washington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy. Its mission is to foster joyful young violinists & nurture a high level of musical excellence in children beginning at age 4.

 

*** Maryland *** 

Tree Lighting Celebration & Street Party
Downtown Silver Spring

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free
Join the holiday fun with the unveiling and lighting this season’s exciting, one of a kind, holiday tree on the Fountain Plaza. Event highlights include:
Guest Host Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM
Performance by progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon
A capella performance by UMD’s PandemoniUM
Beer and Seasonal Sangria Cheer Stations
Fun grown up games: Giant Light Bright, Cornhole and more
Meet Maryland Youth Ballet dancers and Nutcrackers and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from Gaylord National Resort’s holiday attraction: ICE!
Food Tasting, Drink Specials and more!
#ChooseCheer

maryland-stem-festival3rd Maryland STEM Festival
Thru Sunday, November 12

The Festival’s mission is to encourage students of all ages, regardless of background and experience, to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM based job or career.
The Festival is a showcase for the State’s Organizations and Businesses to display their STEM successes. The Festival hopes to create a Culture of STEM and to bring all Marylanders together under the umbrella of STEM. Where ever you are in Maryland, there will be a Festival event near you.
Collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Festival displays Maryland’s STEM success and further connects the current and future leaders in STEM. Events include: Edible Structures for Snack Time! (Saturday, November 11  – Berwyn Heights Community Center ∙  11:00am ∙ Free) – What’s more fun than eating your snack? Playing with your snack too! When you are stuck indoors, snack time is a pretty big deal. Why not make it last longer and throw in some educational play at the same time. We will be using common snack foods such as apples, cheese, crackers and marshmallows (for fun). Join us for this super easy-to-setup activity as we will finally be doing what kids love to do- eat and play! All materials are supplied. Ages: 6-15.
Tennis Ball STEM Tower (Saturday, November 11  – Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex ∙  12:00pm ∙ Free) – Student teams will use the same material to build a tower that is both tall and strong using straws, tape, cups and tennis ball. Will yours be taller than your competitors AND strong enough to support the tennis ball? Only one way to find out! Ages: 8-12

national-harbor-holiday-performances

Tree Lighting Ceremony
National Harbor
Sunday, November 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free Admission*

The annual Tree Lighting & Fireworks show presented by DARCARS.
Schedule includes:
Noon-8:00: Shop & Spin
2:00: Santa’s Frosty Follies
2:00-5:00: Card making for our deployed troops
3:00: Holiday Movie: A Muppet Christmas
3:00: Dog pictures with Santa at The Black Dog
4:00: Santa at the Carousel
5:30: Radio King Orchestra
6:30: Tree lighting & fireworks program starts
7:00: Santa in the tent on the Capital Wheel pier
7:00: Radio King Orchestra
7:00: Holiday Harbor Eats at participating restaurants
*** Join the holiday fun with crafts, music, and fireworks at the Tree Lighting event on November 12. While you’re there, visit the DARCARS vehicle display to donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, Noon- 8PM: Shop & Spin. Spend $150.00 in Downtown Waterfront District Shops and receive a Free ticket on the capital wheel. *** Does not include restaurants or stores from Gaylord National Resort, Tanger Outlets, or MGM National Harbor. Receipts must be from November 12 only***
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7 PM- Close: Harbor Holiday Eats! Say “Harboor Holiday Eats” on Tree Lighting Night at the following locations and receive…
Bond 45 – Free Dessert with entree ∙ Chipotle – Buy one, Get one free ∙ Crab Cake Cafe – 10% Off ∙
Elevation Burger – 10% Off ∙ Harbor Cafe – 10% off ∙ McLoone’s Pier House – Free Kids Meal with adult entree ∙ Peeps – 10% Off ∙ Redstone American Grill – 10% Off

Fall Choral Showcase University Chorale, UMD Treble Choir & UMD Men’s Chorus
The Clarice
Sunday, November 12 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ Free, no tickets required

UMD’s popular choral ensembles present an evening of eclectic repertoire ranging from chant to Barbershop arrangements.

 

*** Virginia *** 

Free Crafts for Kids!
Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free, drop-in
Project: Patriotic Spinner
No Reservations Required
Ages: 3 and up

Celebrating Veterans - HyltonCelebrating Veterans and the Arts
Hylton Performing Arts Center

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free
An interactive day of celebration and arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community. This lively event kicks off its third year at the Hylton Center and features community-based resources, interactive music and visual art workshops, an exhibition of Veteran artwork, complimentary refreshments, and more. Free of charge to all.
NOTE: This celebration is followed by a patriotic concert at 4 p.m. by the American Festival Pops All-Stars, a family-friendly performance that is free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers. $15 general public.

Second Saturday Art Walk
Workhouse Arts Center

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free
From 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our galleries. Thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulgent classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works.

Big Band Veterans Day Celebration Concert
Brucker Hall on Fort Myer, Arlington, VA

Sunday, November 12 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ Free
Pay special tribute to Veterans of WWII with music you can dance to! Swing dancers of all levels are welcome to dance during the concert, with a free dance lesson at 2:30! Got two left feet? There will be plenty of seats for spectators, too!

Great Deals Look here

Veterans Day Freebies
Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate those who served and continue to serve and fight for the country. Check this list of deals and freebies for our honorees from Moms with Tots.

Veterans’ Day: Generations of Service
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Military families and veterans tour FREE
In honor of Veterans’ Day, guided house tours focus on stories and artifacts recalling six generations of an American family in wartime, abroad and at home. (Tours on the hour, starting 10 am; last tour at 3 pm.)

First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit Seminar
DC Public Library – Mt. Pleasant Branch

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don’t know how to get approved for credit? We can help!
University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development.
The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Basic information sessions for first-time home buyers are also given monthly. Dates for upcoming sessions here.

Toys R Us - Parents Night OutParents’ Night Out
All Toys”R”Us & Babies “R” Us stores*
Sunday, November 12 & Sunday, November 30 ∙ 8:00pm ∙ Free Admission
Holiday shopping made fun.
Jam & snack as you check out list-topping toy demos & score advice on the perfect gifts for the kids in your life. Play to win – toy raffles & a chance to win a grand-prize trip to NYC. Kids don’t get to have ALL the fun – games & activities just for grown-ups.
NOTE: *Includes selected Toys“R”Us Express and Outlet stores. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

Register Now – Young Portrait Explorers: American Indian Heritage Month – Sequoyah
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, November 13 ∙ 10:30am ∙ Free w/ RSVP
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month and learn about Cherokee writer and silversmith Sequoyah in a program that touches on art and history through storytelling. For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions. Registration is required. Class size is limited. Parents and guardians must remain with their children.

Giveaway Reminder

My Father’s Dragon Presented by Enchantment Theatre CompanyHylton Family Series Giveaway
My Father’s Dragon
Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company
Hylton Performing Arts Center -Merchant Hall
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2pm & 4pm
[Buy Tickets]

How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. Ticket Information and giveaway entry details here.     

Remember Our Veterans

 

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Free DMV Family Events: Veterans Day Weekend 2017

Posted on November 11, 2017 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2017 Calendar of Events, Family Fun 2017, November 2017 Activities and Events and tagged with , , , , , , , ,

FREE - Red and Moving

DC Thrifty Mom’s suggestions

FREE DMV Family Events for
Veterans Day Weekend 2017:
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

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.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

Veteran's Day Flag CaseVeteran’s Day Flag Case
Home Depot
Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ FREE, RSVP Requested

Honor our local veterans at our Veterans Day Celebration of Services workshop. With guidance from a Store Associate, you will cut, stain and assemble a commemorative flag case that will be donated and on display in remembrance of those who have selflessly served our country.
Upcoming Hands-on workshop (Saturday, November 25 ∙ 9am): Christmas Tree Ornament – Hands-on workshop where you and your child can create a holiday picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or adding to the family’s holiday decor. Once the picture frame is built, your child can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers.
(Saturday, December 2 ∙ 9am): Gingerbread House – Hands-on workshop where you and your child can put together a wooden gingerbread house that will last year after year. No frosting required! Once the gingerbread house is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.    Mini-Maker-Faire

3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire
Barnes & Noble – participating locations
Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 ∙ FREE!

Experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more! Throughout the day there will be creative activities for kids, demonstrations of the latest tools for STEAM education, and a chance to meet Makers from the community. The Mini Make Faire provides the tools, inspiration and hands-on experiences for Makers of all types-be it tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science club members, authors, artists, and students. Check your store here for details.

Pokémon.Pokémon Trade, Collect & Build Event
All Toys”R”Us stores*
Saturday, November 11 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free Admission

Trade with fellow collectors, plus receive a FREE collector’s album, Jangmo-o foil card and a buildable Mega Construx Poké Ball. Plus the first 50 attendees will get a FREE Togedemaru figure!
NOTE: *Includes selected Outlet locations. Excludes Express locations. Event open to kids ages 6-up and adult collectors. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

*** Washington, DC *** 

Veterans Day at Library of Congress 2017

Veterans Day - LOCWORKSHOP – Coming Home: Veterans Day Activities
Library of Congress

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am  ∙ Free!
Coming Home: Veterans Day at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center
Come learn about life as an American soldier… from American veterans.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., visit the Young Readers Center (room LJ-G29) on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building for a letter-writing activity to soldiers and to examine objects a World War I soldier needed on the front in our hands-on WWI Soldier’s Footlocker activity. (See more information about other Veterans Day events.)

Remembering World War I: Stories from the Great War
Air and Space Museum

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Free!
The First World War transformed our world in profound ways that still affect us today. This family program explores a wide range of stories from WWI about technological advances that radically reshaped modern warfare, including aviation, and social experiences of the first large-scale industrial war that affected millions of people. The day will feature presentations, exhibition tours, and hands-on activities.

Color’s Garden: An Adventure with the Elements of Art
National Gallery of Art [East Building Auditorium]

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:30am and 12:30pm & Sunday, November 12 ∙ 11:30am and 2:00pm ∙ Free
For families with children ages 4 and up
Approximately 45 minutes in length
Inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, Color’s Garden is a play that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art. Color, who dreams of making something new all on her own, leads her friends Line and Shape on an imaginative adventure. By working and playing together in new ways, the friends discover that art can capture so much more than what we see with our eyes. Featuring projections, playful animations, and a lively jazz score, this theatrical fantasy brings the elements of art to life and offers new understandings about their expressive power.
Following each performance, families will be invited to make collages in our hands-on artmaking space and will be provided with self-guiding resources to explore the elements of art in the Gallery’s collection.
All performances are free and will take place in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 450 people. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required. Groups are welcome. Food and drink are not permitted. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.    Flamenco en Familia

Flamenco en Familia
GALA Hispanic Theatre

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am & 1:30pm ∙ Free!
Interactive demonstrations with castanets, fans, and zapateo for children and the entire family led by members of the Spanish Dance Society.

See Vietnam Through the Eyes of a Child
National Archives

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am  ∙ Free w/ RSVP
Bring the family and join award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell to explore her book Shooting the Moon, the story of 12-year-old Jamie, whose brother enlists in the Army and is sent to Vietnam. Learn how the author researched what life was like in an American military family during this time and how she brought this story to life.

Family Workshop: Celebrate Diwali
Freer and Sackler Galleries [Sackler, level B2, ImaginAsia Studio]

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am & 2:00pm ∙ Free w/ Registration
Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in this family workshop. Explore artworks from the Indian subcontinent on an educator-led tour. Then, return to the studio to create your own colorful book featuring a traditional rangoli design with teaching artist Sushmita Mazumdar from Studio PAUSE. This program is designed for children ages six to twelve and adults to enjoy together.
NOTE: Free registration required. Email AsiaWorkshops@si.edu with the following information:
name • session • number of registrants (include youth and caretakers)
ALSO – Teen Workshop: Celebrate Diwali on Sunday, November 12 at 1:00pm.

Swedish Art Workshops
House of Sweden

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ FREE admission and no registration required
House of Sweden invites you to a Swedish Art Workshop with Swedish artist and art teacher Karin Lithell.
Next Art Workshop: December 9.
Don’t miss the Storytime Sessions – offered every Saturday at 2 pm for families to experience Swedish children’s literature. The sessions are held in Room for Children.

NNAVM_Logo_4Color

Celebrate Veterans Day with Programs Highlighting the National Native American Veterans Memorial
American Indian Museum [Potomac Atrium]

Saturday, November 11  ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
With a planned unveiling on Veterans Day 2020, the museum will honor Native American service members with a memorial on the National Mall, a place that draws nearly 24 million visitors annually to Washington, D.C. Please join the museum for a Veterans Day program featuring Charly Lowry (Lumbee) performing patriotic songs.

Portrait Story Days– Sequoyah
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free!
Young visitors and their families may drop in to read a story about the day’s subject, then complete a hands-on art project. NEXT WEEKEND: Portrait Story Days– Sitting Bull

Niko - The Way to the StarsMovie: Niko – The Way to the Stars
Embassy of Finland

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free, NO RSVP Required
Niko – the Way to the Stars (2008) is an adventure tale for the whole family about a young reindeer boy Niko´s quest to find his absent father, whom he believes to be a member of the world-famous Santa´s Elite Flying Forces.

Kids Club: Make a Box
DC Public Library – Chevy Chase Branch

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free
Learn how to make a square paper box, then decorate it.
Want a bigger challenge? Learn how to make a hexagonal box.
For children ages 3-12. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Girls Rock DCGirls Rock! D.C.: Instrument Share
DC Public Library – Tenley-Friendship Branch

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 3:30pm ∙ Free
Come learn and try out instruments with Girls Rock! D.C. (All genders are welcome!) Best for ages 6 – 13    The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band

The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free!
Join The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band in a Veteran’s Day tribute. The Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a New Orleans flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union, England, Japan, and Taiwan.

YAAS!: Young Adults Achieving Success in Careers, Trades, & Colleges
DC Public Library – Parklands-Turner Branch

Sunday, November 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free
Every month at Parklands-Turner, Ms. Auset guides teens (ages 13-19) and young adults (ages 20-24) through a specific steps toward realizing their goals; whether these goals are to receive a scholarship award to the college or university of choice; acceptance into a competitive and highly-coveted apprenticeship program; or a call-back after a series of successful job interviews.
This month – November 12: Universal Online Applications for Colleges & Jobs
Upcoming:
December 10: Financial Benefactors – Community, Database, & Internet Searches
January 14: Resumes for College & Job Applications
February 25: DCTAG & FASFA; SYEP
March 18: College & Career Interviewing: Smile & Breathe, Talk & Listen, . . . But Don’t Chew Gum
April 8: Dressing for Success, Attracting Access
May 20: Saving, Budgeting, & Financial Savvy: Part I (“In the Black”)
June 10: Making Summer Work Work for You; Farming Apprenticeships & Internships
July 1: Saving, Budgeting, & Financial Savvy: Part II (“Lit” on Little)
August 12: Creating Self-Employment Opportunities
September 2: Budgeting Time, Banking Options

Washington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy - Learn about the ViolinWashington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy: Learn about the Violin
DC Public Library – Tenley-Friendship Branch

Sunday, November 12 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ Free
Children, come learn about the violin. Young students from the Suzuki String Academy will play a short performance followed by an opportunity for children to try out the violin. The program will also include a reading of Little Rat Makes Music.
This fun program is presented by the Washington Conservatory Suzuki String Academy. Its mission is to foster joyful young violinists & nurture a high level of musical excellence in children beginning at age 4.

 

*** Maryland *** 

Tree Lighting Celebration & Street Party
Downtown Silver Spring

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free
Join the holiday fun with the unveiling and lighting this season’s exciting, one of a kind, holiday tree on the Fountain Plaza. Event highlights include:
Guest Host Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM
Performance by progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon
A capella performance by UMD’s PandemoniUM
Beer and Seasonal Sangria Cheer Stations
Fun grown up games: Giant Light Bright, Cornhole and more
Meet Maryland Youth Ballet dancers and Nutcrackers and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from Gaylord National Resort’s holiday attraction: ICE!
Food Tasting, Drink Specials and more!
#ChooseCheer

maryland-stem-festival3rd Maryland STEM Festival
Thru Sunday, November 12

The Festival’s mission is to encourage students of all ages, regardless of background and experience, to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM based job or career.
The Festival is a showcase for the State’s Organizations and Businesses to display their STEM successes. The Festival hopes to create a Culture of STEM and to bring all Marylanders together under the umbrella of STEM. Where ever you are in Maryland, there will be a Festival event near you.
Collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Festival displays Maryland’s STEM success and further connects the current and future leaders in STEM. Events include: Edible Structures for Snack Time! (Saturday, November 11  – Berwyn Heights Community Center ∙  11:00am ∙ Free) – What’s more fun than eating your snack? Playing with your snack too! When you are stuck indoors, snack time is a pretty big deal. Why not make it last longer and throw in some educational play at the same time. We will be using common snack foods such as apples, cheese, crackers and marshmallows (for fun). Join us for this super easy-to-setup activity as we will finally be doing what kids love to do- eat and play! All materials are supplied. Ages: 6-15.
Tennis Ball STEM Tower (Saturday, November 11  – Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex ∙  12:00pm ∙ Free) – Student teams will use the same material to build a tower that is both tall and strong using straws, tape, cups and tennis ball. Will yours be taller than your competitors AND strong enough to support the tennis ball? Only one way to find out! Ages: 8-12

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Tree Lighting Ceremony
National Harbor
Sunday, November 12 ∙ 2:00pm ∙ Free Admission*

The annual Tree Lighting & Fireworks show presented by DARCARS.
Schedule includes:
Noon-8:00: Shop & Spin
2:00: Santa’s Frosty Follies
2:00-5:00: Card making for our deployed troops
3:00: Holiday Movie: A Muppet Christmas
3:00: Dog pictures with Santa at The Black Dog
4:00: Santa at the Carousel
5:30: Radio King Orchestra
6:30: Tree lighting & fireworks program starts
7:00: Santa in the tent on the Capital Wheel pier
7:00: Radio King Orchestra
7:00: Holiday Harbor Eats at participating restaurants
*** Join the holiday fun with crafts, music, and fireworks at the Tree Lighting event on November 12. While you’re there, visit the DARCARS vehicle display to donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, Noon- 8PM: Shop & Spin. Spend $150.00 in Downtown Waterfront District Shops and receive a Free ticket on the capital wheel. *** Does not include restaurants or stores from Gaylord National Resort, Tanger Outlets, or MGM National Harbor. Receipts must be from November 12 only***
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7 PM- Close: Harbor Holiday Eats! Say “Harboor Holiday Eats” on Tree Lighting Night at the following locations and receive…
Bond 45 – Free Dessert with entree ∙ Chipotle – Buy one, Get one free ∙ Crab Cake Cafe – 10% Off ∙
Elevation Burger – 10% Off ∙ Harbor Cafe – 10% off ∙ McLoone’s Pier House – Free Kids Meal with adult entree ∙ Peeps – 10% Off ∙ Redstone American Grill – 10% Off

Fall Choral Showcase University Chorale, UMD Treble Choir & UMD Men’s Chorus
The Clarice
Sunday, November 12 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ Free, no tickets required

UMD’s popular choral ensembles present an evening of eclectic repertoire ranging from chant to Barbershop arrangements.

 

*** Virginia *** 

Free Crafts for Kids!
Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 11:00am ∙ Free, drop-in
Project: Patriotic Spinner
No Reservations Required
Ages: 3 and up

Celebrating Veterans - HyltonCelebrating Veterans and the Arts
Hylton Performing Arts Center

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 1:00pm ∙ Free
An interactive day of celebration and arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community. This lively event kicks off its third year at the Hylton Center and features community-based resources, interactive music and visual art workshops, an exhibition of Veteran artwork, complimentary refreshments, and more. Free of charge to all.
NOTE: This celebration is followed by a patriotic concert at 4 p.m. by the American Festival Pops All-Stars, a family-friendly performance that is free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers. $15 general public.

Second Saturday Art Walk
Workhouse Arts Center

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 6:00pm ∙ Free
From 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our galleries. Thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulgent classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works.

Big Band Veterans Day Celebration Concert
Brucker Hall on Fort Myer, Arlington, VA

Sunday, November 12 ∙ 3:00pm ∙ Free
Pay special tribute to Veterans of WWII with music you can dance to! Swing dancers of all levels are welcome to dance during the concert, with a free dance lesson at 2:30! Got two left feet? There will be plenty of seats for spectators, too!

Great Deals Look here

Veterans Day Freebies
Veterans Day is an opportunity to celebrate those who served and continue to serve and fight for the country. Check this list of deals and freebies for our honorees from Moms with Tots.

Veterans’ Day: Generations of Service
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 10:00am ∙ Military families and veterans tour FREE
In honor of Veterans’ Day, guided house tours focus on stories and artifacts recalling six generations of an American family in wartime, abroad and at home. (Tours on the hour, starting 10 am; last tour at 3 pm.)

First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit Seminar
DC Public Library – Mt. Pleasant Branch

Saturday, November 11 ∙ 12:00pm ∙ Free
Tired of renting? Want to buy your own home? Don’t know how to get approved for credit? We can help!
University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development.
The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Basic information sessions for first-time home buyers are also given monthly. Dates for upcoming sessions here.

Toys R Us - Parents Night OutParents’ Night Out
All Toys”R”Us & Babies “R” Us stores*
Sunday, November 12 & Sunday, November 30 ∙ 8:00pm ∙ Free Admission
Holiday shopping made fun.
Jam & snack as you check out list-topping toy demos & score advice on the perfect gifts for the kids in your life. Play to win – toy raffles & a chance to win a grand-prize trip to NYC. Kids don’t get to have ALL the fun – games & activities just for grown-ups.
NOTE: *Includes selected Toys“R”Us Express and Outlet stores. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

Register Now – Young Portrait Explorers: American Indian Heritage Month – Sequoyah
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, November 13 ∙ 10:30am ∙ Free w/ RSVP
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month and learn about Cherokee writer and silversmith Sequoyah in a program that touches on art and history through storytelling. For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions. Registration is required. Class size is limited. Parents and guardians must remain with their children.

Giveaway Reminder

My Father’s Dragon Presented by Enchantment Theatre CompanyHylton Family Series Giveaway
My Father’s Dragon
Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company
Hylton Performing Arts Center -Merchant Hall
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2pm & 4pm
[Buy Tickets]

How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. Ticket Information and giveaway entry details here.     

Remember Our Veterans

 

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