Weekend Guide: Feb. 7-10


Maple Sugaring Days

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Experience an American tradition — maple sugaring! Have some family-friendly fun while you learn about the entire maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch them boiled down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat! $6, 1 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton, MD.


Huckleberry Finn’s Big River

World premiere co-production with The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma based on the classic by Mark Twain. Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. $20, 7 p.m., Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

Family Game Night

Let loose with board games and more at open play community game nights. Families can play together, challenge new opponents or explore giant games. Concessions will be available for purchase. Ages 3+. $2, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center, Gaithersburg, MD.


Anatole: Mouse Magnifique

In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole, the best cheese-taster in France, and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory. Yet, they discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! Ages 4+. $17-$35, 1:30 p.m., Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

Disney Sing-Along

Join in for a fun and interactive sing-along for ages infant to 8 years old. Sponsored by Disney on Ice, this fun event includes live music and tons of Disney songs! FREE, 11 a.m., Nordstrom Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD.


FREE Discovery Days: Coins & Stamps

Spend the afternoon learning about stamps, coins and currency. These are magical things to both collectors and non-collectors. They are art in miniature, providing a window to another place and telling us about the past. The International Society of World-Wide Stamp Collectors will be on hand to answer questions and will have stamps and information about collecting to take home. Volunteers from the National Postal Museum will demonstrate how to prepare stamps for collecting albums. FREE, 11 a.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg, MD.

Valentine’s Truffle Making Class

Create exquisite hand-made truffles for your sweethearts! Your truffles will be crafted from fine cacao hand-picked at the chocolatiers’ farm in the Dominican Republic, then roasted and refined in Maryland. Head chocolatiers will be there to guide you through the process, while sharing some insightful history and knowledge on cacao growing. $40-$60, 11 a.m., The Watergate Hotel, D.C.

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