Kids & Family

02/09/2016 - 12:00am
Families are invited to enjoy a wide range of innovative film programming that includes classics, recently produced shorts, and foreign features. Selected to appeal to both youth and adult audiences, age recommendations assist parents in selecting the most emotionally and intellectually stimulating films for their children. Feature films are in English, unless otherwise noted. All children’s films are shown in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 500 people. Seating is offered on a... >>more
02/08/2016 - 7:48pm
In response to the growing problem of bullying, which sometimes leads to truancy, failing grades and even suicidal thoughts, local not-for-profit organization, Do The Write Thing of DC (DTWT), has developed an anti-bullying program that is currently being implemented in a public charter school. DTWT has published two books to encourage youth to pledge not to bully others--Be A Superhero by Saying No To Bullying (third to fifth graders) and Stand Up Against Bullying Like a Superhero (Pre-K to... >>more
02/08/2016 - 8:22am
The 14th annual Capitol Hill Boy Scout Troop 500 Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, Feb. 20, 8 to noon, at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth  St. and Independence Ave. SE. The breakfast features four kinds of pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, milk, and unlimited seconds. Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Additional donations appreciated.   Troop 500 supports the Capitol Hill neighborhood through numerous... >>more
02/07/2016 - 10:02am
Are you a fan of Beatrice or Ophelia? What about Viola, Juliet, or Kate? On Saturday, March 5, 10 to 11 a.m. (ages 5 to 7) and 11 a.m. to noon (ages 8 to 14), in honor of Women’s History Month, explore your favorite heroines from the works of Shakespeare. Register to attend at folger.edu/family-programs. >>more
02/07/2016 - 10:01am
Are you a fan of Beatrice or Ophelia? What about Viola, Juliet, or Kate? On Saturday, March 5, 10 to 11 a.m. (ages 5 to 7) and 11 a.m. to noon (ages 8 to 14), in honor of Women’s History Month, explore your favorite heroines from the works of Shakespeare. Register to attend at folger.edu/family-programs. >>more
02/04/2016 - 9:15am
On Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., see Baltimore Aerial Dance (BAD)'s own quirky fusion of modern day music and Japanese rendition of Alice in Wonderland called Wonder. Featuring Alice, The White Rabbit, Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts Army. Tickets are $5 to 20. Joe's Movement Emporium is at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier, MD. 301-699-1819. joesmovement.org.   BAD is a 12 person dance company that showcases aerial dance feats ranging from ground motion to flight. BAD... >>more
02/02/2016 - 12:42pm
Kids Smiles, a non-profit dental center, will provide free comprehensive dental care to uninsured children on Friday, Feb. 5 for Give Kids a Smile Day. Located at 4837 Benning Rd. SE, Kids Smiles provides a dental home for children ages 0-18 in the Benning Ridge neighborhood of Ward 7 and surrounding areas, and accepts all children regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Parents of uninsured children can schedule an appointment with Kids Smiles for Friday, Feb. 5 by calling 202-650-5238. All... >>more
02/01/2016 - 12:40pm
Online registration is open for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop summer camp program, CHAW Summer: Arts Exploration Camps. For almost 45 years, CHAW has offered high quality arts programming in a safe and dynamic space that encourages confidence, creativity, and community.   CHAW offers a variety of programming through their half-day Jr. Arts Camp (for PreK, ages 4 and 5) and full-day Arts Adventure Camp (for Grades K-5).  Jr. Arts Camp takes place 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Arts... >>more
01/29/2016 - 3:19pm
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation has announced revised policies and procedures for DPR’s Summer Camp Reduced Rate Policy. Federal household income guideline changes went into effect on January 1, 2016.  These new income guidelines will be in effect for the 2016 summer camps season. DPR's mission is to offer equitable access to high quality, recreation programs. For this reason, DPR offers a reduced rate for qualified District residents to ensure that summer camps are... >>more