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Weekend Guide: June 27-30

THURSDAY 27 Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: Ragtime This sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. 8 p.m., $20, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester, Va. FRIDAY 28 Main Street Theater Productions Camp: Disney’s Mulan Jr. Young campers aged …

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Engaging Our Kids Outside the Home

By Kathryn Streeter Summer is greeting us with her cheerful grin, but parents who couldn’t come up for the air needed to plan for her grand entrance are not doing a happy dance. It looms instead like an epic black hole, begging for definition. Camp registration deadlines came and went …

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Measles: The Return of This Vaccine-Preventable Virus

Across the nation, at least 20 states have reported measles cases this spring in a widespread and somewhat unexpected outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This spring, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed a third measles case in the Pikesville area, and DMV parents started taking notice, too. …

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When a Child Won’t Speak … Shyness or Selective Mutism?

If a young child talks freely and enthusiastically at home but has difficulty verbalizing with non-family members in public or social settings, she may be classified as a child who is shy, reluctant to speak or one who has special needs. However, there’s another possibility. The non-speaking child may have …

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Weekend Guide: June 20-23

THURSDAY 20 Reptiles Alive This popular live reptile show is a great introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at our lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa or python, tortoise, lizards and other amazing animals. 11 a.m., FREE, Twinbrook Library, Rockville, …

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What to Do When Your Child Wants to Be an Influencer

Looking at the back-to-school pictures this past September, I noticed many included kids holding chalkboard signs with categories such as teacher’s name, grade year and favorite subject. The part that stuck out for me was under the headline “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A majority …

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2021 Virtual Tours

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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