Today is gorgeous, but the weekend is not supposed to be quite as warm.  Check out these fun activities this weekend.  Let me know what you plan to do!


Saturday, March 19th


Arlington Kids Stuff Sale

8am – 12pm @ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Arlington

Over 100 consigners participate in this sale, offering seasonal kids’ clothes and shoes, toys, books, movies, large and small equipment, strollers, bicycles, maternity clothing and lots more.  Due to stairs and tight spaces, strollers are not allowed at the sale.


Kinhaven 2011 KidStuff Sale

8am @ Fellowship Hall of the Central United Methodist Church, Arlington

Gently used clothing, toys, shoes, books, and other baby and kid related items. This is an indoor sale with plenty of street parking. Great deals on all your kid and baby related items. Come stuff a bag of clothes or shop their “dollar” table.


Reading: A Family Affair

9:30am – 2:30pm @ James Lee Community Center, Falls Church

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, sing about picture books with Emily Leatha Everson, watch The Reluctant Dragon performed by Bob Brown Puppets, listen to storyteller Diane Macklin, learn origami with Tom Angleberger, write and illustrate your own story, and every child receives a free book.  This is a free event.


Faith Lutheran Preschool Spring Festival

9:30am- 12:30pm @ Faith Lutheran Preschool, Arlington

There will be a cupcake walk, silent auction, games, prizes, arts & crafts, and a moon bounce in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church.  Proceeds benefit the Faith Lutheran Preschool Scholarship Fund.


Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime

10am @ Clarendon Market Commons Barnes & Noble, Arlington

Attend a reading of the popular, Very Hungry Caterpillar!


Green Living Expo

10am – 4pm @ Washington-Lee High School, Arlington

Featuring green vendors, products from local and national businesses, raffles, activities for children, and a special focus on greening our schools.


Trickster Takes- Barefoot Puppets
11am @ Dome Theatre, Artisphere, Arlington

Trickster Tales! is a 45-minute puppet performance of two traditional folktales from West Africa. The two stories feature the trickster character Anansi the spider.  In the first story, Tug-of-War, Anansi defeats both a hippopotamus and an elephant in a battle of Tug-of-War…or is it a battle of wits? The second, A Story, A Story, retells the mythic origin of the West African oral tradition of storytelling. In this tale, Anansi must complete a series of seemingly impossible tasks in order to win a box of stories from the powerful Sky-God.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Call 703-875-1100.  Tickets $8 / $6


Sunday, March 20th


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

1:30pm @ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale

Join Alice and her Wonderland friends at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.  Enjoy butterfly-shaped sandwiches, sip tea, and meet a live creature from the story. For ages 5 and up, and the cost is $15. 703-941-1065.

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Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th


The Brothers Grimm: Out of Order

March 19th at 3pm & 7:30pm and March 20th at 3pm @  Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, Arlington

When brothers Jake and Will Grimm can’t agree on a script, they end up in a fight – pages are swapped, plots intermingled… it’s a complete mess! What’s worse is that the principal is coming to see the show in less than half an hour! In this mixed up fairy tale, you’ll see familiar characters as you’ve never seen them before.  $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors.  Show is recommended for ages 4 and older for this show (but it really depends on a child’s attention span etc.).