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9 Best Children’s Books of 2019

best children's books of 2019

We asked our friends at the Baltimore County Public Library to pick the best children’s books of 2019. These wonderful tales, all published this year, are perfect for gift-giving and library-borrowing. BOARD/TODDLER “Baby Play” by Skye Silver A wide variety of babies, caregivers and families are featured dancing, laughing, splashing …

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Is Our Smartphone Addiction Making Us Depressed?

Smartphone addiction is making adults and adolescents depressed

It’s that time of year when we all resolve to be better. Perhaps in 2020, you’ll resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or be more kind. These are good resolutions. But I believe an important New Year’s resolution you can make is this: Look up! Put down your phone and …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 26-29)

Family-friendly activities around DC, including a production of Squeakers and Mr. Gumdrop at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Our picks for family-friendly activities around DC this weekend include a fun assortment of children’s plays, end-of-the-season holiday performances, a pre-New Year’s Eve dance party and “Bomb Squad Science” for kids. Thursday, December 26 “The Velveteen Rabbit” Disappointed by her Christmas gift, a girl grows to love her toy Rabbit …

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Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events Around DC

Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Events Around DC Include Noon Yards Eve

If your kids are excited to welcome 2020 but won’t be able to stay awake to watch the ball drop, don’t worry! The DC area offers a variety of daytime activities to ring in the New Year before bedtime, including dance parties, concerts, and a cruise down the Patapsco River. …

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SkySquad provides parents a helping hand at Dulles Airport

SkySquad wants to improve the airport experience for families traveling with young children

If you’ve ever wished for an extra set of hands at the airport, you’re in luck. SkySquad, a new concierge service, launched earlier this month at Dulles Airport to make it easier for families who have their hands full to navigate the airport. SkySquad assistants can help with ticketing, preparing …

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Local 6th Grader Flies in “Peter Pan and Wendy”

Chauncey Chestnut in Peter Pan and Wendy at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Wendy Darling and her bothers. Peter Pan. The Lost Boys. In Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) new production of Peter Pan and Wendy, the characters are mostly children, but the actors who portray them are mostly adults. The exception: Chauncey Chestnut, who plays the littlest Darling sibling, Michael Darling. Chauncey, a …

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Talking To Your Kids About Politics

How to talk to your kids about politics during this tumultuous new era of politics

After the contentious 2016 elections, every one of Alison Bomba’s clients brought up the topic of politics and how fearful it made them. Bomba is a Frederick-based psychologist who specializes in child and adolescent anxiety — the clients who were feeling so overwhelmed were actually kids. “It came up in …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 19-22)

Family-friendly activities in DC this weekend include Ferris wheel rides with Santa

  Thursday, December 19 Wiggle Time Guided movement and play enhance comprehension for little ones at this engaging story time. Francis A. Gregory Library, Washington, DC at 10:30 a.m. FREE Santa Technology Workshop Design and decorate your very own 3D-printed ornament! All proceeds benefit Enable Alliance, a local nonprofit that uses …

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Where to Find the Tastiest Hot Chocolate in DC

Take the whole family for hot chocolate in DC

Looking for the yummiest hot chocolate in DC? You’re in luck! There are quite a few restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the district serving delicious hot cocoa, and we found four that use indulgent ingredients and unexpected toppings. So put down your mug of instant cocoa, grab your parka and …

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July 31, 2021

Potomac Falls Cars and Coffee – Every Saturday
at Calvary Temple in Sterling

Cars & Coffee
at Parking lot. in Arlington

"Discover Maryland" Exhibition & Free Museum Admission for Students
at Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore

"Family Arts & Play: Letter of the Day" for ages 1-5 with Soaring Starts
at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington

Cherry Blossom Community Market
at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton