Little Squirrel Art Adventures at Makeshift Starts Monday

Makeshift is offering new sessions of Little Squirrels Art Adventures starting this Monday, April 29. With Little Squirrels, children ages 2-5 create engaging art projects in Makeshift’s light-filled space.

A 10 a.m. class has two spots left and an 11 a.m. class is open for registration. Makeshift is located at 1321 Linden Court NE (in the alley behind Atlas Performing Arts Center). See Makeshift’s current schedule and register!

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A Payne Play Date and Fundraisers for JO Wilson, Waterfront Academy

A play date is coming up soon for new Payne Elementary families. J.O. Wilson and Waterfront Academy have fundraisers.

Payne Play Date

The Payne Play Date for new Payne Elementary families is happening Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m., at Spielberg Park (17th and Massachusetts Ave SE). Current parents will be there to answer questions. Snacks will be available. All entering grades are welcome.

JO Wilson Auction, April 26

J.O. Wilson Elementary PTA is holding an … Read the rest

Free and Awesome: Story Time at Southeast Library

One of AJ’s favorite neighborhood activities is free, which makes it one of my favorites too. But there are many more reasons to love Family Story Time at Southeast Library, which happens every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

This story time has turned my little guy into a library lover, which makes my heart happy, because I love libraries too. It was our go-to activity over the winter months–so much so, that every Saturday morning, … Read the rest

EGGstravaganza Was an EGGstremely Good Time

We attended National Community Church’s Eggstravaganza at Lincoln Park this afternoon. It was a very nice event. AJ enjoyed getting his face painted, seeing the donkeys and goats at the petting zoo, and dancing to the music.

We didn’t get to spend as much time there as I would have liked. The event started at noon and I like to get AJ down for nap by 1 p.m. So we cut it short and didn’t … Read the rest

Zumbini at Union Market Starts Next Week!

Are you looking for an activity for a little one who loves to move to the music? Register for Zumbini with Bouncing Bambini at Union Market, which starts next week, Tuesday, April 24.

Zumbini is a music and movement class for infants to 4-year-old kids with their caregivers. The class combines Zumba-style music with dancing, singing, instruments, scarves and more. Children have fun, socialize and develop bonds with their big people.

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Free Karate for Kids and Adults With Capital City Karate

Capital City Karate is offering free (for D.C. residents) karate classes for ages 9 to adult at Arthur Capper Recreation Center, 1000 5th St SE. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights, 6-7 p.m. Registration is required.

Capitol City Karate has taught at Capitol Hill Sport and Health (formerly Results) for 10 years. The dojo hopes to reach more Hill families with this opportunity.

Weekend Roundup: EGGstravaganza at Lincoln Park, April 20

For this weekend, I have just one thing to round up: The EGGstravaganza at Lincoln Park. The National Community Church organizes this annual event, which is happening on Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. There will be 20,000 eggs, a petting zoo, face painting, music, raffles and photos with the Easter Bunny. No registration required–just show up.

The EGGstravaganza in the only Easter show in town this year. As noted last week, there is no … Read the rest

CHK Blog Update, April 17

Hi, neighbors! I am continuing to work to make Capitol Hill Kid a trusted resource for information on Capitol Hill kids’ activities. I’m doing weekly updates about the blog to track my own progress and to let you know what’s new.

Here’s what I accomplished in the past week:

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Moms in the House – They’re Just Like Us!

A group of moms, many of them new to Capitol Hill, have formed a pretty exclusive club. Just like us, they are concerned with finding D.C. summer camps for their kids. Caitlin Gibson of the Washington Post provides the details in her article, “A Record Number of Congresswomen Are Mothers. Here’s a Glimpse Inside Their First-Ever Caucus.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.) invited the moms of school-age kids in the House–there are 25 of them– to … Read the rest