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October 24, 2008

Weekend Watch: Kid fun in the District

Filed Under: Washington, DC

Several things happening in DC this weekend for the young ones: A Halloween magic show at the Smithsonian, a book fair in Georgetown, and an election-themed storytime and party at the DCJCC.

The lovely new Discovery Theater on the National Mall (on the lower level of the Ripley Center) will host "Halloween Magic" this Saturday at 12 noon. It's a holiday-themed magic show, plus face painting and other children's activities, to boot. Best for ages two to eight. Advance tix required: 202.357.3030.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Georgetown it's the St. John's Episcopal Preschool Book Fair and Family Fun, featuring storytime, music, games, face painting, and grilled lunches for sale. Plus the opportunity to shop a large selection of books and games for kids ages two to eight, including award winners and "teachers' picks." St. John's is located at 3240 O St., NW. For more info, call 202.944.2753.

Calling all future presidents on Sunday at 10 a.m. The DCJCC will host a FREE book event centered around a visit from Sue Pyatt, author of Call Me Madame President and President Amanda's Whistle-Stop Trip, who will read aloud and answer questions from the kids. PLUS a parade and election-related arts and crafts. No cost, but register here. For more info, contact Sarah Rabin Spira @ 202.777.3278 or: sarahr-at-washingtondcjcc-dot-org.

Posted by Sarah at 10:08 AM.