Category Archives: Professional Service

Get Your Car Ready to Hit the Road this Summer with Roda!

 

Summertime often means more car time.  Whether it’s a big family road trip or just driving the kids around to various activities more frequently, your vehicle will likely be getting a lot more use.  So, it’s a good time to get it serviced and make sure your wheels are ready to take on the extra mileage.

Who has time for that as the school year is wrapping up and days are busier than ever, you may be wondering.  With Roda, a new car maintenance and repair company, you do!

Roda brings together the ease of online ordering with the quality and trust of vetted factory-certified service centers and technicians.  And they do it all at your convenience.  Not only can you request services online, they offer free valet pick-up and drop-off on every appointment to save you time and stress.

I had the opportunity to try Roda a couple of weeks ago, and it was the best car service experience I’ve had…maybe ever.  I simply created an account on their website, then selected their Summer Special — that includes an oil change, tire rotation, and front wiper change for $150 — and scheduled a date and pick-up time.  Easy as that, and I immediately received a text confirming my appointment.

The day of the appointment, I received a text about 30 minutes ahead of my car pick-up saying they were on the way.  After they photographed my car from all angles, and I gave them my keys, they drove it to the service center.  I didn’t have to bring it anywhere, wait around, or arrange for transportation.  I received another text letting me know it arrived safely and they were getting started on the service.

A few other things to note about Roda:

  • They have flat, competitive pricing on repairs, maintenance, and detailing on all makes and models of vehicles.
  • Unlike other mobile mechanics, they can do any repair or maintenance needed.

  • Roda never recommends work that they wouldn’t recommend to their own friends and family.

  • You get a complimentary video inspection of your vehicle.

  • There is a 12,000 mile/12-month warranty on all work performed.

  • Roda has over 800 5-star Google reviews.

 

A couple of hours later, I received another text with a link to a safety report on my car.  It included what looked good, what should be monitored, and what I should consider taking action on now and estimates for the work, and they included photos and video to show me.  If you opt to have any of the work done, they can add it on to your service and do it right then.  Otherwise, they will wrap it up and return your car to you at home.  I was actually out when they brought my car back, but just requested that they put my keys through the mail slot.

 

 

My car came back oil changed, tires rotated, and new wipers in place, plus I know what to keep an eye on for service soon. Not only is my car is good to go for summer driving, there was no disruption to my schedule to get it done.

Now is a great time to try Roda, as they’re offering a Summer Special! Take care of your car before your summer travel and bring it back to normal/clean up the mess left behind by the sand, sun, and outdoor time. They will provide a pre-travel tune-up through August and a discounted detail in the fall. The Summer Special includes an oil change, windshield wiper replacement, and tire rotation for $149 and a free multipoint inspection. Then, at the end of summer, you can receive 20% off detailing, too.

Get your car servicing started now!

 

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This post is sponsored by Roda, however, I only promote services, products, and businesses that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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Virtual Hand Cut Portrait Sessions with Master Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson!

 

Master Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson is once again hosting hand cut portrait sessions just for KidFriendly DC readers!  Timed to be ready for Mother’s Day, they make great gifts for the occasion in May (or Father’s Day… or anytime, for that matter).  Whether this is your child’s first session, or your kids have their portraits done annually, it’s such a great way to capture their sweet faces through the years.

Silhouette portrait sessions are being offered on Wednesday, March 2o, and Friday, March 29, from 12-7pm EST virtually via Zoom by appointment.  Each one takes about 10 minutes, and all ages are welcome — even the youngest, squirmiest ones!

 

Sign up here, and be sure to reserve a time slot for each child. (Note that they are listed as Pacific Time, so be sure to add three hours for EST when you put it on your calendar.)  Silhouettes are $35, and duplicates and frames are also available.  Portraits will be shipped for free well in time for Mother’s Day.

 

 

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Host Your Next Party or Event at the National Children’s Museum!

 

This post is paid for by the National Children’s Museum, however, I only promote places, programs, services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Fun for FALL at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage has been a beloved and trusted theatre for 43 years! Their fall classes provide an ideal setting for nurturing creativity, exploring the arts, and making new friends and great memories.  Registration is now open for 6- and 10-week classes as well as one-day workshops in acting, musical theatre, performance, dance, and filmmaking for ages 1-18. They are conveniently located in Bethesda, just minutes from the Metro.

The skilled and fun-loving teaching artists are dedicated to the Imagination Stage mission of empowering all young people to discover their voice and identity through the performing arts. Financial aid is available.

For full class information, visit the website.

 

Early Childhood Classes
Check out some of the classes and workshops for children ages 1-5, which focus on providing fun and developmentally-appropriate experiences!

You & Me: On the Farm (12-23 months)

Saturday Song Circle: We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (ages 1-5)

Sunday Fun Day: Not Quite Narwhal (ages 1-5)

You & Me: Creating with Color (24-36 months)

Heroes, Royalty, & Dragons (ages 3-4)

NEW Drama & Music/Drama & Música (Bilingual) (ages 4-5)

Broadway Boogie (Ages 4-5)

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Elementary School Aged Classes
Kids can embrace the fun, whether they’re dancing to Disney tunes or learning comedic timing 101!

Creative Drama: Star Wars Adventures (grades K-1)

Drama and Music: Jungle Tales (grades K-1)

Mini Broadway Song & Dance (grades K-1)

Creative Drama: Myths and Magic (grades 2-3)

Comedy Kids (grades 2-3)

Dance: Newsies (grades 2-3)

FUNdamentals of Musical Theatre (grades 4-5)

Improv Theatre Games (grades 4-5)

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Teen Classes
Middle and high school aged students have a chance to hone their skills and have some fun in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre, Training and Performance, Filmmaking, or Access classes!

NEW Freedom Choir (grades 5-12)

FUNdamentals of Filmmaking (grades 6-8)

“Have at Thee!” – Shakespeare Scenes & Combat (grades 6-12)

Dance Academy: Technique and Flexibility (grades 6-12)

Voice & Dance: Rock/Pop Musicals (grades 7-9)

Musical Theatre Performance (grades 9-12)

Access Voice Acting (ages 13-21)*

*Imagination Stage provides equitable access to all programming, from added inclusion supports to peer-group access classes in order to provide the most successful experience for each student.

 

This post is sponsored by Imagination Stage, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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Reserve Your Spot for Hand Cut Portraits by Master Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson!

 

Plan ahead for a perfect Mother’s Day gift!  Master Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson is once again hosting hand cut portrait sessions just for KidFriendly DC readers — timed to be ready for moms’ big day.  On  Monday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 30, from 12-7pm EST, he will be creating silhouette portraits virtually via Zoom by appointment.  Each one takes about 10 minutes, and all ages are welcome — even the youngest, squirmiest ones!

 

 

Sign up here, and be sure to reserve a time slot for each child. (Note that they are listed as Pacific Time, so be sure to add three hours for EST when you put it on your calendar.)  Silhouettes are $35, and duplicates and frames are also available.  Portraits will be shipped for free well in time for Mother’s Day — but, of course, they make sweet gifts for many occasions.

 

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