National Donut Day

National Donut Day is upon us.

A History: Celebrated exclusively in the United States, National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year. The annual event originated in 1938 as a Great Depression fundraiser by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers in World War I.

Places to get your Free Donut

Dunkin Donuts: Get a FREE classic donut with any beverage purchase

Krispy Kreme: Get a FREE donut of your choice

Duck Donuts: Free sugar donut

Fractured Prune: Each customer gets a FREE donut of your choice

Creek Critters Blitz

Ever wonder what lives in the Little Falls creek? For all you nature lovers, here’s another activity to add to your list – macro-invertebrate watching!

Join Little Falls Watershed Alliance for a fun family activity identifying critters in the creek.  They will have all the tools you need to capture and ID the bugs that live under water.  Bring your smart phone (if you have one) as they will be using a new app created by the Audubon Naturalist Society for this activity.  They have smart phone covers so don’t worry about it getting wet.  Wear water shoes or they also have boots to lend.

Attendance is limited to 20, so please sign up at http://www.lfwa.org/event/who-living-creek-creek-critters-blitz-1

They will be monitoring the creek about 1/4 mile below Massachusetts Ave. You can park at the gravel parking lot at Little Falls and Mass Ave and walk to the site.

Hands on History Tent in Alexandria for Kids

Step through the doors of the Mansion House Hospital for their annual Hands on History Tent! Children and their families are invited to explore the history that inspired Mercy Street through various crafts and hands-on activities. Visitors will have the chance to meet a Union Army surgeon and learn about medical tools and equipment from the era. One brave volunteer will have the opportunity to have an operation performed on them! This event is designed for children ages 3-12 but all are welcome!

Petworth Jazz Project

The Petworth Jazz Project is preparing to begin its 6th successful season! The initiative showcases the best in local jazz talent and feature a children’s performance before all jazz sets.  All shows take place on the lawn at the Petworth Recreation Center at 8th and Taylor Streets N.W., in Washington D.C. and are free to attend.

Full Summer Schedule

APRIL 30th SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY KIDS PERFORMANCE!

11:3oam-12:15pm ROCHELLE RICE PRESENTS: Da Capo! A children’s performance and interactive class that will lead the kids on a journey through the life and music of latin jazz legend Tito Puente.

 

May 28

Sponsored by Phil and Fruzsina Di Ruggiero of GreenLine Real Estate

YOGA

5pm-6pm: Lighthouse Yoga Community Yoga Session, all ages and abilities!

KIDS

6pm-6:30pm: Emily Crews

6pm-7pm: Marsha Goodman Wood

DANCE

7pm-7:45pm: Petworth Dance Project presents

Kalanidhi Dance

Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group,

Countess Winfrey

JAZZ

8pm-9pm: Veronneau w/Company Danzante

FOOD

5pm-8:30pm: Hardy’s BBQ Truck

 

June 25

Sponsored by The Swift

KIDS

6pm-6:45pm: Beside Ourselves, Banjo Man Frank Cassel and Katy Morse

DANCE

7pm-7:45pm: Petworth Dance Project presents Moveuis Contemporary Ballet

JAZZ

8pm-9pm: Heidi Martin and Moon in Scorpio

FOOD

6pm-8:30PM: Nom Nom SE Asian Indonesian

 

July 30

Sponsored by Safeway

KIDS

6pm – 6:45pm: BABA RAS D

JAZZ

7pm-8:30pm: Lena Seikaly

FOOD

6pm-8pm: Bibi Ja Korean

 

Aug 27

Sponsored by Slash Run

KIDS

5:30pm-6:15pm TBA

JAZZ

6:30pm-7:45pm: Cecily Bumbray

FOOD

6pm-8:30pm: Crepe Love

 

SEPT 24

Sponsored by WARD 4 Councilman Brandon Todd

KIDS

5pm-5:45pm TBA

DANCE

6pm-6:45pm:Petworth Dance Project Presents

Classical Ballet Theatre

National Hand Dance Association

JAZZ

7pm-8pm Rochelle Rice w/ Mark Meadows

FOOD

5:30pm-7:30pm: Chik’s Chik’n

2015 Season Schedule

May 30th

6pm: Kids Show: Joe Kennedy

7pm: Donvonte McCoy Quintet

June 27

6pm: Kids Show

7pm: Corey Wallace DUBtet

July 25

6pm: Kids Show

7pm: Mark Meadows Quartet

August 29

5:30pm: Kids Show

6:30pm: Butcher Brown

September 26 Presented By Ward 4 Councilman Brandon Todd

Food Truck: Timber Pizza Brick Oven Pizza

5pm: Baba Ras D

6pm: Petworth Dance Project

7pm: Dave Kline Band

The 2014 season of the Petworth Jazz Project is upon us!

Free and on the lawn at 8th and Taylor Street N.W.

All Shows: Kids performance first, then jazz!

May 31

6pm: The Uncle Devin Show

7pm: Akua Allrich

June 28

6pm: Baba Ras D

7pm: Washington Bach Consort

8:15pm: Integriti Reeves

July 26

6pm: Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres

7pm: Herb Scott and Friends

August 30

5:30pm: The Singing Lizard

6:30pm: Braxton Cook

September 27 Season Finale Double Header!!

5pm: Baba Ras D

6pm: Frank Mitchell Trio

7pm: Nappy Riddem

AND CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!

https://www.facebook.com/PetworthJazzProject

 

2013 SCHEDULE 

MAY 25TH

6-7 pm  Baba Ras D

7 – 9 pm   The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

JUNE 29TH

6-7 pm The Singing Lizard

7 -9 pm Corey Wallace Dubtet

JULY 27TH

6-7 pm Iya and the Kuumba Kids

7-9 pm Feedel Band

AUGUST 31ST

5:30 – 6:30 pm Baba Ras D

6:30-8:30 pm  Kenny Rittenhouse Quartet

SEPTEMBER 28TH

5-6 pm Iya and the Kuumba Kids

6-8:30 pm Double Header!: Nappy Riddem  / Integriti Reeves

Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.

Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its quaint, park-like setting in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

 The event was conceived and introduced by Gaithersburg Council Member Jud Ashman, with the support of the Mayor and City Council and the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee. The Festival is produced by a core committee comprised of city staff and a dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and talent.

 Funded almost entirely by generous sponsors and supported by the City of Gaithersburg, the Festival is free to attend, offers free parking and is open to everyone.

FOR KIDS

Award-winning children’s and teen authors will speak about their recent books and interact with audiences in the Jim Henson and Willa Cather Pavilions throughout the day. Each presentation will be followed by a book signing. All books will be available for purchase in the Politics and Prose Book Sales Tent. We encourage you to support this fabulous independent book store.

In the GBF Children’s Village, you will also find a literary sea of activities, workshops and performances brought to us by multiple sponsors. They are designed to engage and stimulate your child’s book curiosity and interest in reading and writing.

 

PopUp Havdalah at Stead Park for Kids!

Havdalah is a fun, family experience for the senses. Bring a (vegetarian or dairy) picnic dinner and blanket and join us for play time, a Shabbat-friendly craft, story time, desserts and the Havdalah ceremony.

The traditional Havdalah ceremony marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week. The ritual involves lighting a special Havdalah candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine or grape juice and smelling sweet spices.

Please bring a vegetarian or dairy dinner (no meat, pork or shellfish).

RSVPs requested so that we can have enough desserts and drinks for everyone! RSVP here: http://www.shalomdc.org/popuphavdalah/ Havdalah 2
Cosponsored by PJ Library Greater Washington, Federation’s Jewish Food Experience, InterfaithFamily/DC, Love and Religion – An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners, Washington DCJCC, Temple Sinai DC, Adas Israel Congregation – Washington, DC and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

RAIN PLAN (if needed): Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street N

Free Cone Day at Haagen Dazs

  • Come get a free scoop of ice cream from 4-8pm at one of the below participating locations in the DC Metro Area
     
    TYSONS CORNER CENTER
    1961 Chain Bridge Road
    McLean, VA 22102
    (703) 712-0882

     
    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    DOWNTOWN BETHESDA

    7237 Woodmont Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 652-939

     
    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    SPRINGFIELD TOWN CENTER

    6500 Springfield Mall,
    Springfield, VA 22150
    (703) 924-7174
     
    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    UNION STATION

    50 Massachusetts Avenue
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 789-0953

     
    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    GALLERY PLACE

    703 7th Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 783-4711

     

    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    FASHION CENTRE AT PENTAGON CITY

    1100 South Hayes Street
    Arlington, VA 22202
    (703) 415-5540

    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    POTOMAC MILLS MALL

    2700 Potomac Mills Circle
    Prince William, VA 22192
    (703) 491-0095
     
    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    MONTGOMERY MALL

    7101 Democracy Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 469-4767

     
    HÄAGEN-DAZS® SHOP
    GEORGETOWN

    3120 M. Street N.W.
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 333-3443

DISCOVERY DAY: Trains!

Celebrate Gaithersburg’s long and storied history with the railroad. View BANTRAK N-Gauge model train displays, explore a caboose and RDC rail car, visit and take a photo with the 1918 steam locomotive on display in the adjacent History Park, and discover hands-on learning centers in the museum. With any luck visitors can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the actual CSX and Amtrak trains that frequently rumble past the Museum.
• BANTRAK N-gauge working train display
• Train-themed crafts
• Old Time & Train Songs – Music by Claude & Erica at Noon & 1 p.m.