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Five Things for Today: May 13, 2020

Exploring the grounds at Wolf Trap during younger, pre-corona days


1. Planet Word, the museum dedicated to language and words, was supposed to open at the end of this month, but that has been postponed. However, they are still sharing their love of words through online channels, including this fantastic idea for an at-home activity — for kids and adults!

2. Code Switch, the NPR podcast about race and culture in our lives and communities, has compiled a playlist of their best episodes for kids.

3. Did you know the grounds at Wolf Trap are a national park? While their concert season has mostly been canceled or postponed, you can still visit the outdoor spaces as they remain accessible to the public, and they’re great to explore with kids. Hike the family-friendly 1.5-mile Wolf Trap TRACK Trail through the Meadow or the longer 2.5-mile Wolf Trap Trail to see the woodlands.

4. The Washington Post has a round-up of 19 scary movies to take your mind off real-world horrors. (Is it weird I’m delighted to realize I’ve seen almost all of them?)

5. For his 60th birthday, Bono shared the 60 songs that saved his life. (Sidenote: Whoa, Bono is 60?!)

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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Nats vs. Braves this Wednesday, August 8!



There have been some pretty exciting Nats games lately, and we’ve been lucky to be there for some of them. Like that franchise record-setting 25-run doozy against the Mets last week… wowza! When the the kids and I were on our way to the game, I actually gave them a heads-up that we’d probably be leaving early, since 1) they had camp the next day, 2) it was supposed to rain, and 3) they were playing the Mets (sorry, Mets fans). But when we were up 7-0 after just the first inning, I had a feeling we’d be sticking around longer, and indeed we stayed through the rain and all nine innings for one awesome display of baseball.

Anyway, we have four tickets for the match-up against the Braves this Wednesday evening that we can’t use, and I would love to give them away to some KFDC reading Nats fans. So, I thought a quick giveaway would be fun. And, hopefully, whoever wins gets to enjoy some thrilling baseball action, too!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win four tickets (section 133) to see the Nationals vs. Braves this Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 7:05pm, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite baseball moment this season. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run until Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 8pm, then a winner will be picked and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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Giveaway: Make New Year’s Eve Magical with Michael Carbonaro…Live!



Magician Michael Carbonaro has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV. Now, Michael Carbonaro is taking his show on the road and will be stopping in Washington, DC, for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve show. Even better, you have a chance to win a 4-Pack of Tickets to see him perform!

If you have ever wondered what it must feel like to be on the other side of the charmingly devious Michael Carbonaro as he works his magic to make people believe the unbelievable, now is your chance to find out. You will not just “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.” Michael Carbonaro Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious videoclips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. See for yourself why Michael was named “Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Art.

Michael Carbonaro is performing his family-friendly show at DAR Constitution Hall on December 31 at 7pm. Ticket prices range from $17 to $83+ and are available through Ticketmaster. You can also try to win them through the giveaway below.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a 4-Pack of Tickets to see Michael Carbonaro…Live! at DAR Constitution Hall on December 31, simply leave a comment below telling me your current favorite TV show (I’m doing a little personal research here 🙂 ). Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through December 22, 2017, then a winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Outback Concerts, however, I only promote events, programs, and places, that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway! All Aboard the Magical Holiday Express at the B&O Railroad Museum


Trains are magical during the holidays, and at a venue dedicated to locomotives, you know the seasonal exhibition is going to be extra special.

The B&O Railroad Museum invites all aboard the Magical Holiday Express! The spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse is devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes with holiday festivities and a winter wonderland of family fun and activities. There is something to see and do every day at this annual holiday event!

Magical Holiday Express at the B&O Railroad Museum
Where: 901 West Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD
When: Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm/Sun 11am – 4pm through December 31
Admission: $20/adult, $17/senior, $12/age 2-12

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Giveaway: For a chance to win Admission for 4 to the B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite holiday song. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through Wednesday, December 13, then TWO winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

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