Need ideas to get out of the house this week?  Check these out!


Tuesday, March 15th    Bird House Storytime: National Zoo

10:30am – 11:00am @ National Zoo, Washington, DC

Families with young children are invited to the Bird Resource Room for a special story featuring our feathered friends.  This storytime takes place at the Bird House Resource Room.


Wednesday, March 16th    Special Storytime: Fairies, Fables & Funny Folktales–Columbia Pike

4:00pm @ Columbia Pike Branch Library, Arlington

Anything can happen with “Fairies, Fables & Funny Folktales.”There will be multicultural read-alouds, puppetry, readers’ theater or crafts.  No registration required.  For more information, call 703-228-5710.


Thursday, March 17th    Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson Visits Storytime–Central

10:30am @ Central Library, Youth Services “Rabbit Hole” Room, Arlington

Master silhouette artist Karl Johnson will be at Central Library to make a unique silhouette portrait of your child!  Karl’s silhouettes are all hand cut, original works of art.  Each one created live by simply looking at his subject matter and cutting out an exact likeness freehand with scissors. This event is free, but advance registration is required.  Call (703) 228-5946 to register, space is limited.


Thursday, March 17th Barcroft Sports and Fitness Playgroup

10am @ Barcroft Sports and Fitness, Arlington

Located in S. Arlington off Four Mile Run Dr. , this playgroup is located in the huge main gym and there are toys, balls, bikes, cars, and walkers available.  Because the area is so big, the older kids can run around and ride bikes, and the littler ones can still play without (too much) fear of  trike hit and run.  It can get hectic with older kids, but other moms and dads have always been pretty hands on when we have been there.  Cost is $3 per adult (free for members).  No registration is required!


Friday, March 18th    The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

7:30pm @ Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace, Falls Church

Creative Cauldron premieres a stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story, The Selfish Giant.  Oscar Wilde’s classic tale has inspired in our time, a rock opera, and an Academy Award winning animated short film. This stage adaptation will show us how a very special child can melt even a selfish giant’s heart.  The Selfish Giant features original music by critically acclaimed composer Matt Conner, and large-scale puppets created by scenic artist Margie Jervis.  The production is suitable for ages 4 and above.  The play is showing March 18th through April 10th- Friday & Saturday: 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday Matinees: 2:00 pm.  There is free parking.