Safe and Fun Stuff to do w/ the Family: June 3-6
Race for the Cure
Saturday, June 4, be bold and use your power to make a lasting impact in your community. Register for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure® and be a part of the promise to end breast cancer forever.You can run or walk the 5K or the one-mile route, or if you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on June 4, register to Sleep In for the Cure®.
Kids ages 5 to 12 can register as Kids for the Cure® and participate in their own special race and activities. If you prefer to work behind-the-scenes, you can be one of our all-star volunteers. Click here for more information:
The Magic of Spying at International Spy Museum. Join professional magician, Peter Wood, as he demonstrates the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. International Spy Museum, Washington DC. 10:30-11:30 a.m. OR 12:30-1:30 p.m. Ages 7 and up. $12.50.spymuseum.org
Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn St.Herndon, VA Admission: FREE The Town of Herndon, Virginia, Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to host the 31st Annual Herndon Festival in historic downtown Herndon, Virginia June 2-5, 2011. This is a town-wide event and attracts over 80,000 people from the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. There is no admission fee to enter the Herndon Festival. There is a large array of activities to keep festival patrons entertained. Featured events include live entertainment on three stages, international foods, carnival rides and games, children’s entertainment, free children’s hands on art activities, business exposition, 10k & 5k races & Fitness expo, K-9 2k & doggie expo, model railway exhibit, and an arts & crafts show.Phone: (703) 787-7300
Kid Can Du
Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center8:30 AM10900 University Blvd Manassas, VAThis is a short distance duathlon for kids ages 5 to 10. We plan to have 2 waves with the participants divided by age (number of waves may be adjusted based on number registered). Race details on the Tri It Now website (www.triitnow.com). weekend t-shirts for all participants, finisher awards to all finishers. USA Triathlon requires that all youth participants in sanctioned events must have an annual USAT membership ($5 for those 17 & under). See their website to join: www.usatriathlon.org. THIS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION! Fees: $22 for registration prior to race Online registration will stay open until Friday morning June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. (local time).
Washington Folk Festival
The 31st annual festival will feature music, dance, storytelling and crafts from artists in the metro area. There will be performances on seven stages all day long. Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD
Oscar The Grouch’s Recycling Birthday Blow Out.
Design Oscar the Grouch trashcan lid hats, create recycled art out of a variety of repurposed materials, and maneuver through our recycle roundup. National Children’s Museum Launch Zone, National Harbor. Saturday, June 4 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All ages. ncm.museum
Ocean City Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer three-course meals for $30 and two-course meals for $20. Friday and Saturdays are excluded. Ocean City. Through June 19. oceancityrestaurantweek.com
Children’s Day On the Farm. Enjoy demos, hands-on activities, rides, games, live entertainment, food, and beverage. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. All ages. Free. 410-586-8501, jefpat.org
Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle Children’s Fair. Enjoy arts and crafts, musical entertainment, and animal friends at this annual fair inspired by the national observance of Stand for Children Day. Chesapeake Children’s Museum at Wheems-Whalen Memorial Athletic Field, Annapolis. 12-4 p.m. All ages. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 410-990-1993, theccm.org
Rejoice and Shout
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Rejoice and Shout” is probably the first documentary to look comprehensively at the 200-year musical history of African-American Christianity — which is to say gospel music — and may well be the last.
It certainly doesn’t seem as if director Don McGlynn or his producer, Joe Lauro, who owns a vast collection of old records and music film footage, missed anything significant. The documentary is exhaustive in its compilation of the major acts and personalities in gospel music — to the point the narrative thread almost gets buried under the weight of names, dates, musical styles and vintage performances.
For anyone with a keen interest in this unique American musical form, “Rejoice and Shout” is a must-see and see-again. It’s also a must-have for the home libraries of gospel-music enthusiast.