Monday, June 6th    Babies in Backpacks

10am @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, N. Arlington

Join a park naturalist (and her child) into the woods.  You will load up your little one and head out on a moderate hike through the Gulf Branch and surrounding parks to enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. The hike will conclude with some “down time” for the little ones to have some closer encounters with nature.  For families with children who can ride in a back pack.  Cost is $5 per child.

Tuesday, June 7th    Harbour Kids entertainment series- Oh Susannah

10:30am @ Washington Harbour- Georgetown, Washington, DC

Every Tuesday morning from 10:30am – 12pm, a different local kid’s entertainer like Oh Susannah, Mr. Knick Knack, and Mr. Don will perform for the new Harbour Kids entertainment series.  Oh Susannah kicks off this is free concert series on the Plaza on Tuesday.  Location is 3050 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Wednesday, June 8th    World Oceans Day

3pm – 4pm @ Pottery Barns Kids, McLean, VA

Kids ages 3 and up can learn all about ocean creatures to to celebrate World Oceans Day with National Geographic and Pottery Barn Kids.  There will be face painting, quizzes, songs, and more.  There will also be a special appearance by scientist, inventor, and filmmaker Greg Marshall to teach the kids about his experience and how kids can help with ocean and wildlife preservation. 

Thursday, June 9th    Barcroft Sports and Fitness Playgroup

10am @ Barcroft Sport and Fitness, S. Arlington

It is going to be a HOT one on Thursday, so you may want to stay indoors.  This playgroup is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm.  The play area is 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, June 10th    Fabulous Foxes Campfire

7pm – 8:15pm @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, N. Arlington

The whole family is invited to the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This program will be filled with entertaining activities like stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores.  There is a $5 fee per person due at registration- $20 max per family. Register at #642851-E