Weekend Guide: Jan. 10-13


Get to Know Girls on the Run of NOVA

Learn more about Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia (GOTR NOVA) and the meaningful GOTR programming you can bring to your school or community site. Enjoy a quick bite and the opportunity to chat with the staff! FREE, 10301 Democracy Ln., Ste. 100, Fairfax, VA.


Wake Up, Brother Bear

Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. $12, 11:15 a.m., Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD.

Child and Me Yoga

Breathing exercises, poses, music and story time will be used to guide you through a fun time together. Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel! Ages 1-5 with caregiver. FREE, 10:30 a.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, Woodbridge, VA.


Project Create Family Art Day

Come out to Project Create Studio for an artistic afternoon! During this all ages program, attendees can create art projects and crafts while enjoying refreshments and mingling with other families in the community. FREE, 1 p.m., Project Create Studio, 2028 Martin Luther King Junior Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.

Toddler Trailblazers: Polar Bear, Polar Bear

January is one of our coldest months and a perfect time to read Eric Carles’ famous Polar Bear, Polar Bear! This lesson will combine the classic book with the National Museum of Natural History’s collection of Arctic specimens. The class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. $43, 10 a.m., Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, 10th and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Enchanted Bookshop

During the day, A Likely Story looks like any other bookshop, but at night, the characters inside the books come alive. Classic characters including Dorothy Gale, Pollyanna, Tom Sawyer and more long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. When a pair of smugglers come looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters must find a way to rescue the bookshop without being seen. Join in on this magical mission to celebrate the enchantment and joy of reading. Ages 4+. $12-$15, 11 a.m., Gunston Arts Center Theater One, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington, VA.


Yoga at the National Building Museum + Museum Tour

Join in for a mellow, all-level yoga class under the colossal, 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns in the Great Hall of The National Building Museum, America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. $20, 10 a.m., National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

Me Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. Jane soon dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals — and, one day, she would go on to do just that. In this brand-new musical adaptation, join young Jane and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. $4-$7, 11 a.m. Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.

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