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Jan
5
Sun
‘A Tale of Four Cities’– New York, Paris, Venice and Washington, Photographs by Frank Van Riper @ Waverly Street Gallery
Jan 5 – Feb 8 all-day
‘A Tale of Four Cities’-- New York, Paris, Venice and Washington, Photographs by Frank Van Riper @ Waverly Street Gallery |  |  |

Journalist and documentary photographer Frank Van Riper has spent decades traveling across the country, and many parts of the world, telling stories: first in words and now in words and photographs. Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda will host a retrospective solo show for this award-winning artist: ‘A Tale of Four Cities’ featuring his images and text from the past 50 years of New York, Paris, Venice as well as Washington, DC.

Jan
17
Fri
ABC’s of Art: Storytime and Art-Making for Toddlers @ CREATE Arts Center
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – Feb 7 @ 10:30 am
ABC's of Art: Storytime and Art-Making for Toddlers @ CREATE Arts Center |  |  |

Art is for everyone, no matter how young! Join us for this 4-week daytime class designed especially for babies and toddlers, and their caregivers. Each week we’ll read a fun new story and work on a complimentary art project. Bring your tot and your imagination, and prepare to get creative as we explore the ABCs of art! Class meets for 4 sessions. $50 for 4, one-hour classes.

Jan
19
Sun
Hike & Seek: Snow Birds @ Locust Grove Nature Center
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hike & Seek: Snow Birds @ 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 it’s a sky-high scavenger hunt with colorful feathered creatures, both real and artificial, hidden in the trees. Visit the Program Room for a special exhibit on bringing winter birds to your backyard.

Check-in at the front desk any time between 2 pm and 5 pm for the clues. Then work together with your family to find hidden objects in the park along the trails.

$2 per person. Please register both adults and children over the age of 2. Natural surface trails are not stroller accessible. Severe weather cancels the program.

Register by Friday, January 17 to receive a prize for completing the hunt.
Register Now: https://bit.ly/39Ak6d2

Jan
26
Sun
Washington Parent’s MoCo Camp & Summer Fun Expo @ Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Jan 26 all-day
Washington Parent's MoCo Camp & Summer Fun Expo @ Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

Plan your 2020 Summer on Sunday, 1/26 from 10-4. Meet with camp directors. Win prizes. Play games. Gather resources. Jump on the moon bounce. Get your face painted and more.
Day and overnight camps represented.

Jan
31
Fri
Rock the Rink @ Rockville Town Square
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rock the Rink @ Rockville Town Square  |  |  |

Rockville Town Square will host Rock the Rink Skates on Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and March 5 at 6 p.m.

The skates will feature an appearance by Slapshot, giveaways, a DJ and Capitals-themed specials at surrounding restaurants and eateries. In addition, Rockville native and Capitals hockey ambassador Haley Skarupa will be in attendance on Jan. 31.

Capitals fans who attend Rock the Rink Skate in Capitals jerseys or gear will receive a complimentary skate rental during the event.

The Capitals games on Jan. 31 and March 5 will be available for viewing at select surrounding bars.

Feb
2
Sun
Groundhog’s Day Tea @ Locust Grove Nature Center
Feb 2 all-day
Groundhog's Day Tea @ Locust Grove Nature Center

You are invited to an English tea party with our woodland friends!

We will learn about the tradition of using hibernating animals to predict the weather from a live special guest.

Snacks and tea provided for all participants. Please contact Locust Grove Nature Center (301-765-8660) at least one week prior to the program with any dietary concerns.

Each registration is for one child and one adult.
Ages 4 and up. $15 per parent / child pair.
Register: http://ow.ly/hdGD30q4oWd.

The Ultimate STEM Event @ The Primary Day School
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Ultimate STEM Event @ The Primary Day School

See what our budding scientists and mathematicians are up to at this hands-on afternoon of exploration. Please RSVP by November 4th to a.collins@theprimarydayschool.org

Feb
8
Sat
Zomo The Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth @ Imagination Stage
Feb 8 – Mar 22 all-day
Zomo The Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth @ Imagination Stage

By Psalmayene 24
Music by Nick “tha1da” Hernandez
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell
Best for ages 4+

Zomo- one hip-hoppity rabbit- is taking on Washington, DC. When Zomo is dissed and dismissed by the other tricksters in town, he turns to the Sky God for more power. The Sky God sends him on an impossible quest taking him from the breakdancing fish on the DC Waterfront, to the graffiti artist cow at the National Zoo, and finally to the DJ Leopard in Adams Morgan. Will Zomo find the power he’s seeking? Or will he wise up? This high-energy hip-hop adaptation of a Nigerian folktale, originally commissioned by Imagination Stage in 2009 (Helen Hayes-Nominated Outstanding Production- Theatre for Young Audiences), puts a local spin and lots of silly humor on the global tradition of trickster tales.

Feb
9
Sun
Japan Day @KID Museum, Bethesda @ KID Museum
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Japan Day @KID Museum, Bethesda @ KID Museum |  |  |

Japan Day – Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

In partnership with the Japan Information & Culture Center, the Embassy of Japan, and Table for Two, KID Museum presents “Ume Matsuri,” the plum blossom festival that marks the end of wintertime.

Bring your family and enjoy hands-on, maker activities all day long. Build a communal Zen garden, create a Kendama toy, take part in interactive performances, make your own Japanese rice balls, and much more!

Come hungry and taste an array selection of Japanese food sold by the popular Fuji Japan food truck!

ASL interpretation will be available from 11am to 2pm.

Purchase day-of tickets at the front desk:
General Admission: $12 (includes 1 child and 2 adults)
KID Museum Members: FREE

I ❤ Nature @ Locust Grove Nature Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
I ❤ Nature @ 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 work together with (or challenge!) your Valentine to nature trivia in a heart-themed scavenger hunt.

Check-in at the front desk any time between 2 pm and 5 pm for the clues. Then work together with your family to find hidden objects in the park along the trails.

$2 per person. Please register both adults and children over the age of 2. Natural surface trails are not stroller accessible. Severe weather cancels the program.

Register by Friday, February 7 to receive a prize for completing the hunt.
Register Now: https://bit.ly/2tkBSk2

Photo from Flickr Creative Commons, “nature love” by Jerald Jackson.

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