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We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box.
Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
Flag Football Registration
Where/When: Prince George's Plaza Community Center, Hyattsville, daily.
Why Go: Boys and girls ages 6-14 can register for this county-sponsored football team at various community centers. Practice begins April 4, games start May 7.
Nature Center Safari Party
Where/When: Mt. Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, Mount Rainier, Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m.
Why Go: Live animals and a virtual jungle set the tone for this safari-themed party. Rock your safari gear as you dance under LED lights.
Bowling Trip to AMF
Where/When: AMF College Park, College Park, Friday, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Depart from the Berywn Heights Community Center for a night of duck-pin bowling. Permission slips and a center ID required.
Price: $12 per person (includes shoes and games)
Blossom Kite Festival
Where/When: The grounds of the Washington Monument, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Bring your own kites or build one at an activity station (while supplies last).
Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day
Where/When: National Building Museum, Washington, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: Make paper creations like hats and kirigami flowers, decorate a miniature kite or enjoy a performance by a Japanese dance troupe.