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This post is paid for by the The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.
This winter and spring, join Edlavitch DCJCC for in-person fun for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (with their grownups)!
The EDCJCC Parenting Center’s Child and Caregiver Classes are designed to meet the developmental and social needs of infants and toddlers — newborns through age 4 — and to provide meaningful and fun bonding experiences for parents and other caregivers. Class options include preschool playgroup, music, yoga, art, ballet, gymnastics, Getting Ready for Preschool, and many more.
Couples and single parents, LGBTQ and straight, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of any color or ability… all families are warmly welcomed.
Registration for Winter and Spring 2023 sessions is now open! The Winter 2023 session runs from January through early March and the Spring 2023 session runs from mid-March through late May. You can register for one or both sessions at the same time, but be aware that the spring classes often fill up early, since many people register for both sessions at the same time.
Visit the website for class descriptions and more details.
March is Women’s History Month, and the National Postal Museum is celebrating with its annual Women’s History Month Family Day! This Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, all ages are welcome to enjoy the event that highlights extraordinary women from the past to present and reflects upon their meaningful contributions through special programs and hands-on activities.
In a fun and engaging setting, discover the various postal roles typically held by women over the last two centuries and get to know the stories of pioneers who broke the mold, such as the first female postmaster, Mary Katherine Goddard.
Guests can explore the museum on a scavenger hunt as they locate relevant objects and exhibitions and stop at activity stations scattered throughout the galleries. Upon successful completion, they can take home a National Postal Museum airplane in the spirit of trailblazing pilot Amelia Earhart. In addition, through their participation in the scavenger hunt, Girl Scouts have the opportunity to earn their “Playing the Past” and “Detective” badges.
More event activities include:
Behind the Badge with USPS Postal Inspectors: The National Postal Museum proudly welcomes female representatives from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; visitors will hear about the responsibilities of the job and familiarize themselves with bulletproof vests, walkie-talkies, and other equipment.
Dead Letter Office Challenge: Try to make sense of actual examples of “dead letters” and decipher the undecipherable in this popular game.
Historic Printing Press Demonstrations: Watch a demonstration of how stamps were produced on a 19th century printing press, print your own postcard, and learn about the challenges of the job.
Meet Amelia Earhart and Friends: “Amelia Earhart” will be onsite to regale crowds with tales of her fascinating life and accomplishments. “Amelia” will also turn into many other renowned women throughout history, such as Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, and Harriet Tubman.
Story Time: Join interactive readings of Pam Muñoz Ryan’s delightful book, “Eleanor and Amelia Go for a Ride,” which chronicles the real-life friendship of Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, both legendary women in their own right.
Women In Military Service Meet and Greet: In conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition, “In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I,“ members of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation discuss the lives of the four women featured in the exhibition, and read heartfelt letters from over 100 years ago.
Women’s History Month Family Day
Where: National Postal Museum
Location: 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, WDC
When: March 10-11, 11am – 4pm
Surely, you guys know by now that we are fans of the Nats — and Nationals Park. I discussed it in a very early KFDC post, include ballgames in Weekend Round-Ups whenever they play at home, have endorsed the Jr. Nationals Kids Club for years, and know it all well enough to have plenty of tips for spending less on a day at the ballpark.
For us, catching a game at Nationals Park is an excellent way to spend a family day out. Not only is it a blast to watch the action on the field and enjoy fun in the stands, there are all kinds of programs and ballpark amenities that cater to kids. And even though we’re halfway through the season, and I mention these from time to time, here’s a round-up of all the features especially for families to help plan a day at Nats Park.
Nationals Park was designed for fans of all ages, and there are a few upcoming giveaways that young baseball fans will particularly enjoy:
* Sunday, July 30 | Nationals vs. Rockies at 1:35pm – Coloring Book presented by the Potomac Nationals (first 10,000 fans 12 & under)
* Tuesday, August 29 | Nationals vs. Marlins at 7:05pm – Bryce Harper Starting Lineup Action Figure presented by SAIC (first 25,000 fans)
Kids Run the Bases
All kids ages 4 through 12 have the opportunity to run the bases after Sunday home games – throughout the season. Jr. Nationals MVP members have access to an exclusive line that will go onto the field first (more info below). Weather permitting, subject to change.
Tickets: Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack
Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season, the pack includes a game ticket, hot dog, chips, Coca-Cola/Dasani beverage, and fans save up to 36% on a meal and game ticket!
Jr. Nats Kids Club
For all kids ages 12 and younger, the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, presented by Harris Teeter, is a great way to enjoy Nationals baseball. The Jr. Nats MVP Membership is just $20 for all fans ages 4-12! Benefits include:
* Membership Card and Lanyard, Coupon Book and Passport, MVP Book Bag, Exclusive Jr. Nats Baseball Cap, MVP Baseball Seam Bracelet
* Three Nationals Team Store Coupons
* One Welcome/Birthday Scoreboard Message
* One Promotional Item
* One FREE Meal at any NatsDog Stand
The Jr. Nats Rookie Membership is FREE for all fans ages 4-12! Benefits include a Membership Card and Lanyard, Special Meet and Greet Opportunities, and Exclusive Email Offers.
Family Fun Area
Children are invited to visit this kids-oriented play area inside Nationals Park, located inside the Right Field Gate, adjacent to the Team Store. Here guests will find a jungle gym and other activities suitable for kids.
Nationals Main Team Store
The Nationals recently modernized the Main Team Store in Center Field Plaza to create a better shopping experience for fans. The Nationals expanded the collection of available merchandise, including the Kids Section, which now includes products from Majestic Kids.
At Rookie’s (Food for the Little Slugger), the younger generation of Nat’s fans can get Jr. Nats Dogs, Uncrustables™, and Kids Meals. Located in Section 142.
Birthdays & Tours
Did you know that kids can celebrate their birthday at Nationals Park? Read more about what that entails in this post with ideas for parties in the DC area. Also, fans of all ages will root for a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark!
So, are you ready to take the kids out to the ballgame? If this doesn’t cover all the bases, the Washington Nationals website has more information.