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Build A Military Appreciation Humvee

Saturday, November 4th, 9am -12pm; Home Depot Kid workshop–  Check your store for availability

Come build a build a custom wooden humvee to honor all those that have served our country. Once the humvee is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Please register because space is limited http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops


Saturday, November 4th; 11am – 2pm, Showplace Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Flex your superpowers building robots, engaging in roller coaster simulations, and testing the limits of gravity. Teens and kids will experience a day of interactive hands-on workshops related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math with over 80 activities and demonstrations.

Thanks for Giving

Saturday, November 4th; 11am – 2pm, The District Wharf, 690 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Thanks for Giving is today at the District Wharf from 11am to 2pm. Thanks for Giving will feature free, family-friendly activities, including live music from Jonny Grave and Voices of Service with a special performance by CAMMO Kids, and a patriotic crafts corner. There will also be an opportunity write letters to the troops at our letter-writing station, which will be mailed.

Gingerbread Man Boat Challenge

Saturday, November 11th; 10am – 11:30am, Darnall’s Chance House Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 301 952-8010

Run, run, as fast as you can.  You can’t catch me. I ‘m the Gingerbread man.  Help the Gingerbread Man escape the fate of the fox.  Learn how to create a boat that will float and carry a weighted gingerbread man across the water safety. The fee is 3 dollars per child

Maggianos Kids Cooking Class

Saturday, November 11th; 10am – 12pm, Maggianos, 2002 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD 21401

A kids cooking class creating their own Fresh Peach Crostadas!The class will begin with a small breakfast buffet that will include Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Crispy Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, and Fresh Made Muffins. Please call (410)266-3584 for cost information

Tree Lighting & Fireworks Show

Sunday, November 12th, 2pm – 8pm , National Harbor; 165 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745

Come out and enjoy the lighting of the tree and fireworks show at 6:30 and see Santa.  There also will be a showing of A Muppet Christmas on the Plaza Big Screen (movie will begin at 3pm). Free

Holiday Movie on the Plaza: Jack Frost
Saturday, November 18th, 2pm – 4pm , National Harbor; 165 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745

Come out and enjoy Jack Frost on the Plaza Big Screen (movie will begin at 2pm). Free

United States Botanic Gardens Roadside Attractions

Thursday, November 23, 2017–  January 1, 2018, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. daily , United States Botanic Gardens , 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
(202) 225-8333

Join us as we celebrate the season with festive decorations and iconic holiday plants.  Explore classic attractions like Texas’ Cadillac Ranch, Colorado’s hot-dog-shaped Coney Island Hot Dog Stand, South Dakota’s Corn Palace, New Jersey’s Lucy the Elephant, and many more. View thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly developed poinsettia varieties.


Friday, November 24th – Monday, January 1st, 5pm to 9pm; 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Come see the national zoo transformed into a winter wonderland by lights at night. It is free, but the rides will cost. They have a slide, train, and carousel along with tasty treats

 Reston Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Friday, November 24th; 11am – 10pm, Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Come enjoy the annual parade at 11am at Market Street & Freedom Drive. The parade will feature Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, dancers, antique cars, characters, community groups, dignitaries, Washington Nationals Racing Presidents, as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. The tree lighting and sing along starts at 6pm; 6 p.m. Market Street & Fountain Square. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on their horse drawn carriage to magically light up Reston Town Center and the holiday tree, followed by a chorus of traditional holiday music led by Reston Chorale and Brass Quintet. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 6:30 – 10 pm cost 5 dollars.

Bowling at Pinstripes

Weekday mornings from 10am to noon, Pinstripes; Georgetown Park 1064 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 2007, 202-625-6500

Kids bowl for $3 per hour with a $3 shoe rental and parents bowl for free. Please limit four kids 12 and under per adult.

Free Face Painting, Crafts & Ice Cream for Kids!

Every Tuesday at Texas Roadhouse in Bowie, MD, 6011 High Bridge Rd, Bowie, MD 20720, (301) 860-1728

Come experience  Kids Night every Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm for kids 12-years-old and younger at Texas Roadhouse in Bowie.  When kids come in for Kids Night, they get to enjoy:

– Face Painting with Michelle Johnson from 6:00pm-8:00pm – Balloon Artist making hats, animals, and more – Special Andy Armadillo appearances – Craft/Activity in the Corral – Kids receive a Free scoop of Ice Cream with the purchase of a Kids Meal that can be topped at our Sundae Bar

Butterfly Pavilion

Free Every Tuesday at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; 10th St. and Constitution Ave NW. The museum hours are from 10:00am and 5:30pm.

Come experience the butterfly experience; take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants.