Kidriffic Events for November 9-10, 2013

Hope to see you all at the CASA event today!

2nd Annual World on Wheels Family Festival
DeMatha Catholic High School
4313 Madison Street, Hyattsville, MD
When: Saturday, 10am-2pm
Admissions: $5 Per Person, Children 2 and under FREE!
This family-friendly community event will feature cars, trucks of all sizes, cycles and more! Come out to see these many forms of transportation in person. Enjoy an assortment of activities for kids of all ages… Moonbounces, food and more! This year Batman will make an appearance from 11am-1pm with his Batmobile. Proceeds go to Court Appointed Special Advocate/ Prince George’s County.

Dumbarton Gardens
31st & R Streets, NW
When: November 1 – March 14, 2-5pm Tudesday-Sunday
Admissions: Free!
Did you know that it is free to visit Dumbarton Gardens from November to March? What a special treat. The gardens are gorgeous and your children will love roaming in them. However, please take note of the special hours.

Watkins Nature Center
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
When: Saturday, 10am–4pm
Admissions: Free
Join us for our 5th annual Trash to Treasure: A Green Craft Fair. This special event will feature vendors selling items made from recycled, organic, or sustainable materials. This indoor craft fair will feature local artists, non-profit environmental groups, and crafts for kids.

Raven Steals the Sun: A Family Celebration of Tlingit Culture
The American Indian Museum
4th St & Independence Ave
When: Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am-5:30pm
Admissions: Free
Meet Tlingit storyteller and writer Maria Williams, who shares stories about Raven Stealing the Sun from her children’s book of the same name. Gene Tagaban (Tlingit) will share stories about the trickster Raven and teach Raven’s favorite dance. Shelly Lawswill tell Tlingit stories, demonstrate weaving and show traditional drums, baskets and Chilkat robes. Divide into teams of “Wolves” and “Crows” – and learn games that teach about Tlingit clan structures, sing a familiar song in the Tlingit language, learn to weave a cedar bracelet, enjoy music and dance of the inland Tlingit, watch a food demonstration and much more.

Children’s Africana Book Awards and Book Festival
The African Art Museum
950 Independence Ave SW
When: Saturday 11am-2pm
Admissions: Free
The Outreach Council of the African Studies Association annually honors authors and illustrators of outstanding books published about Africa. Come meet authors and illustrators of the award-winning books for 2013. Other activities include:
Book signing outside the Museum Store
Face painting
Family art activity inspired by The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, based on a true story
Reading challenge and Africana Book Club (ABCs) passport
Creating your own Land Mark after viewing the related exhibition
Performance by E.L. Haynes PCS Marimba Ensemble, conducted by Premila Mistry


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