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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.

Apr
4
Sat
Glen Echo Park Rentals Open House @ Spanish Ballroom & Bumper Car Pavilion Glen Echo Park
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Glen Echo Park Rentals Open House @ Spanish Ballroom & Bumper Car Pavilion Glen Echo Park | | |

Join us for a Rentals Open House! Learn about our unique venues, view table settings, sample caterers’ specialties.

Learn about our unique venues, view table settings, sample caterers’ specialties, and meet vendors in the historic Spanish Ballroom & Bumper Car Pavilion. For individuals or businesses seeking a unique, historic, and inspiring venue, Glen Echo Park will make your special event a memorable one for you and your guests!

Vendors in attendance will include:
Bialek’s Music, Dazzle Party Girls, Equinox Restaurant Catering, Fingers In Ink, Henry’s Sweet Retreat, High Point Catering, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Infinity Artistry, Little Acre Flowers, Main Event Caterers, Mixing Maryland DJs, Petalos DC, Ridgewells, Simply Fresh Events, Soul & Ink, Styled for Elegance, Flowers by Suzann, Talk of the Town, The Chef’s Table, Under the Moon Events , Wendy Hickok Photography, with more to be announced!

Glen Echo Park is just minutes from DC, and there’s plenty of free parking.

Register/RSVP in order to be entered into a drawing to win 20% off a newly booked 2020 or 2021 event!

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
Stories About Belonging @ Busboys and Poets Takoma
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stories About Belonging @ Busboys and Poets Takoma | | |

Join PCC and Story District for a night of storytelling. Patients, providers, and health care administrators overcome their stage fright to tell personal stories about their experiences in the health care system.

Proceeds support PCC in “making health happen.”

Apr
25
Sat
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park
Apr 25 all-day
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park | | |

Join us for a family and dog friendly 5k run/walk. Every dollar goes directly to the Oral Cancer Foundation that raises and money for this awful disease. There will be raffle tickets sold on site for your chance to win autographed items from Caps/Wizards/Nationals, gift certificates to local hotels/restaurants, tickets to Nats/Caps game, teeth whitening, etc. Coffee and light fare will be available. Photobooth. Bathrooms on site. Playground close by. Come out and get those steps in for a GREAT cause. We can’t wait to see you!
*If you would like to volunteer and run/walk for free please email megan@bccoralsurgery.com

May
3
Sun
2020 Race for Hope-DC @ Freedom Plaza
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
2020 Race for Hope-DC @ Freedom Plaza

Race for Hope DC, a 5K course in the nation’s capital, is a fun and inspiring way to join forces in the fight against brain tumors by raising funds for research. It is one of the largest fundraisers in the country benefiting the brain tumor community and the proceeds support the National Brain Tumor Society. Through generous gifts from individuals and company sponsorships, the Race for Hope DC has raised $33 million in its history. Join thousands of runners and walkers supporting the brain tumor community on May 3, 2020 by participating in the 23rd Annual Race for Hope DC at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.

Registration Fees: Reduced fees for early 2020 registrants! Online Registration is $5 for children 5 and under, $35 for walkers and untimed runners and $40 for timed participants until February 29, 2020. Effective March 1, fees return to $40 for walkers and untimed runners and $45 for timed participants through April 27, 2020. Participants who register at packet pickup and on Race Day will be charged $50. Registration fees for children 5 and under will remain at $5.

May
9
Sat
Spring Native Plant Sale @ Locust Grove Nature Center
May 9 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 2:00 pm
Spring Native Plant Sale @ Locust Grove Nature Center | | |

Beautify your backyard with native plants! Explore the gardens of Locust Grove to see these plants in action. Ask the experts your questions about growing low-maintenance and pest-resistant varieties that help attract wildlife to your garden. Shop a unique selection of the highest quality plants and seeds. Free Admission. No Registration Required.
* Sales support educational programs at Locust Grove Nature Center.

Sale Dates and Times:
Saturday, May 9 from 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday, May 10 from 10 am – 2 pm

May
17
Sun
Hike & Seek: Kindness Rock @ Locust Grove Nature Center
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hike & Seek: Kindness Rock @ Locust Grove Nature Center

We’re hiding hand-painted “kindness rocks” around the park for you to find. Kindness rocks are little hidden treasures intended to inspire people and bring them joy. They are fun to find and even more fun to paint and hide for others!

Check-in at the front desk any time between 2pm and 5pm for a few hints, and receive all the supplies you need to paint and hide your own rocks. Then take a hike on one of our beautiful trails to play a game of rock hide and seek.

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

Learn More About the Kindness Rocks Movement:
http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/home

REGISTER NOW:
https://bit.ly/2vojlo8

May
31
Sun
Books in Bloom @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Books in Bloom @ Merriweather Post Pavilion | | |

This year marks the 4th Annual Books in Bloom, bringing together the country’s best and brightest literary minds for a daylong festival celebrating the joy of books and reading. The event is free and open to the public and features panels of authors from a variety of genres, outdoor games and activities, food from local vendors, and more.

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