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Feb
15
Sat
Thumbelina @ Imagination Stage
Feb 15 – Apr 5 all-day
Thumbelina @ Imagination Stage

Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale
Best for ages 4+

What happens when a girl no bigger than a thumb finds herself lost in a great big world? She takes control of the story, of course! In this plucky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Thumbelina sets off to find her place in a world where she does not seem to “fit,” meeting a bashful toad, a bullying band of maybugs, a helpful field mouse, and many more friends along the way. But is her story written for her? OR can she control her destiny? Inspired by Kamishibai – a form of Japanese street theatre that uses illustrated boards to create the story-this production features live video projections, puppetry, dioramas, and other theatre magic. Thumbelina will dazzle audiences with an eye-catching celebration of individuality and friendship.

Mar
29
Sun
Israeli Dance Festival DC 2020 @ Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Israeli Dance Festival DC 2020 @ Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy

The 11th annual Israeli Dance Festival DC showcases nine DC area dance troupes comprised of young children dancing in their first festival to veterans of many performances. Over 180 dancers on stage!

Apr
4
Sat
Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm @ Green Meadows Petting Farm
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day
Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm @ Green Meadows Petting Farm | | |

Green Meadows Farm will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts on April 4-5 and April 9-12, 2020. We will have 3 hunts each day (11am, 1pm, 3pm) and will have the areas sectioned by age (1-3, 4-6, 7-12). Our Easter Bunny, Whiskers, will also be here! All children hunting must be signed up before the hunt begins so arrive early! Bring your own basket or buy one from us. No reservation is required, just buy a ticket at the entrance (and register your child at that time). Cost is $14.00 per person, ages 2 and above (this includes adults, too!). Admission includes the free hunt as well as our regular petting farm fun (cow milking, hayride, free goat feed, pig races). Our farm opens at 9:30am on weekdays and opens 10:00 am on weekends. Admission allowed on all days until 4:00 pm but we close at 5:00 pm. Please visit our website for more important details. Hope to see you there!

Spring Eye Spy Trains @ Cabin John Miniature Train
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm
Spring Eye Spy Trains @ Cabin John Miniature Train | | |

Back for 2020! Montgomery Parks’ Eye Spy Trains will be running at both Cabin John Train and Wheaton Train and Carousel through our April Weekends. Will you be able to find ’em all? An activity that is great for families, each child under 2 rides free with a paying adult. The trains will run from 10a-6p and tickets can be purchased online and in-person at Cabin John and just in-person at Wheaton for $4 during Weekends in April and the week of April 6-13 (MCPS Spring Break). Tickets can be purchased online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org or onsite the day of for Tickets for Cabin John’s Eye Spy Trains. Tickets for Wheaton’s Eye Spy Trains can only be purchased in-person.

The Doctor is In! April Office Hours with Dr. Stonestreet @ Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Doctor is In! April Office Hours with Dr. Stonestreet @ Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

Following the reopening and reinterpretation of our Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine in October 2019, Dr. Stonestreet (portrayed by Clarence Hickey) will be holding “Office Hours” the first Saturday of each month–each time following a different theme–from 12-4 pm.

April 4 | Dentistry in the 19th Century

The 19th century saw a transition in dentistry from from early tradesmen pulling and filling teeth, to the opening of the Baltimore School of Dental Surgery in the latter 1800s. Visit the Museum and see this transition in our museum’s displays of instruments. Learn firsthand from Dr. Stonestreet about the 19th century “STEM” process at work, improving dental and medical instruments, and general medicine in the second half of the 1800s.

These events are family friendly and open to the public free of charge. For questions about Office Hours, please contact us at 301-340-2825. For more information about Dr. Stonestreet and the Stonestreet Museum, visit our website, www.MontgomeryHistory.org.

Apr
5
Sun
Family Passover Party @ Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

“Let your babies go…to a Seder! Join us as we introduce your little ones to the key elements of a Passover Seder. Miss Ellie Music will be there to sing with us the explore the story, we will make afikomen covers and enjoy matzo pizza!

*This event is designed for families with children 6 and under.

Apr
9
Thu
Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm @ Green Meadows Petting Farm
Apr 9 – Apr 12 all-day
Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm @ Green Meadows Petting Farm | | |

Green Meadows Farm will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts on April 4-5 and April 9-12, 2020. We will have 3 hunts each day (11am, 1pm, 3pm) and will have the areas sectioned by age (1-3, 4-6, 7-12). Our Easter Bunny, Whiskers, will also be here! All children hunting must be signed up before the hunt begins so arrive early! Bring your own basket or buy one from us. No reservation is required, just buy a ticket at the entrance (and register your child at that time). Cost is $14.00 per person, ages 2 and above (this includes adults, too!). Admission includes the free hunt as well as our regular petting farm fun (cow milking, hayride, free goat feed, pig races). Our farm opens at 9:30am on weekdays and opens 10:00 am on weekends. Admission allowed on all days until 4:00 pm but we close at 5:00 pm. Please visit our website for more important details. Hope to see you there!

Apr
11
Sat
Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park
Apr 11 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park

Sign up to run in the Wish Hero 5K and make your miles count for wishes! Whether you are an avid runner or just enjoy a jog with friends, we want you to join us and support local wishes. In addition, family fun activities and pop up fitness classes will be offered during this community day in support of local wish kids.

Apr
12
Sun
Hike & Seek: Egg Hunt @ Locust Grove Nature Center
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hike & Seek: Egg Hunt @ Locust Grove Nature Center

Looking for a little adventure? Follow the clues as you hike around Cabin John Park to solve a new nature-themed puzzle each month.

This month, hunt for colorful eggs hidden along a trail through the woods. Exchange the eggs you find for a prize. Learn about the beautiful diversity of our native birds’ eggs through a special exhibit in our Program Room.

INSTRUCTIONS for this special edition of Hike & Seek: Due to the popularity of this program, you *must* be pre-registered; we cannot accept drop-ins. To help us manage crowds, please register for a specific time slot.

Natural surface trails are not stroller accessible. Severe weather cancels the program. Please register everyone in your group.

REGISTER NOW:
https://bit.ly/2OJN1Tr

All ages. $2 per person (adults and children over the age of 2). See Less

Apr
23
Thu
X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | | |

The USA Science & Engineering Festival kicks off with some of the greatest visionaries at X-STEM DC 2020 — an Extreme STEM symposium for students. Meet engineers, climate change scientists, astrophysicists, life science researchers, artificial intelligence experts and inventors. Listen in on a variety of mind-blowing talks on the hottest science topics. Space is limited and advance registration is required! Register at
https://usasciencefestival.org/agenda-registration-x-stem-2020-dc/.

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