Power Tots Registration Opens Today and Tomorrow for Saturday Sessions at Sport and Health

Registration is open (today for some classes, and tomorrow for others) for the Saturday sessions of Power Tots held at the Capitol Hill Sport and Health. These Saturday Power Tots sessions are extremely popular and fill up fast, because Power Tots might be the best class for toddlers and preschoolers on the Hill.

What makes it great? For starters, Ms. Kyanna and Ms. Jamie are awesome instructors who handle the children with enthusiasm and sure … Read the rest

CHK Blog Update, April 23: Draft Summer Camp List and Other Updates

This week I am reporting exciting developments:

  • I released a Summer Camps on the Hill list! Although it’s in draft, I think it’s already the best and most complete list of Hill camps available. I want to make sure the list is totally comprehensive before I officially debut it. It is “under review,” as I await edits from some kid business owners.
  • I installed a new WordPress theme! This theme is Penscratch, and it looks
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Atlas Arts for Young Audiences Presents Aquarium, April 24-28

I just bought tickets for AJ and me to a Sunday performance of “Aquarium” at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Atlas’s Arts for Young Audiences features programming for young people including bilingual shows, music, puppetry and theater. “Aquarium” is described as best for ages 1-5 and as follows:

Enter a fantastical island world where fish soar through the air, lemons light up the sky, and sheep go parading by. With gentle music, puppets, Read the rest

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!

See more kids’ activities in our neighborhood:… Read the rest

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