Monday, March 1, 2010

Family-friendly events for the month of March.

Spring is approaching and with that comes Spring Breaks, warmer weather and restless kids. Are you looking for somewhere to take the family? Are you looking for something educational but yet still fun? Are you looking for something that you’ll be entertained at as well? Look no further!

Today Liz McConville, Resource Editor for FAMILY Magazine was on WUSA9 News Now with Peggy Fox discussing family-friendly events for the month of March.

Imagination Stage is presenting the new musical, Peter & the Wolf based on the Sergei Prokofiev story and music. Peter & the Wolf is currently running through March 21. Recommended for ages 5 and up. It is being performed in the Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Go to or call 301-280-1660 for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office at 4908 Auburn Avenue in Bethesda daily from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Tickets are $10-21 and group rates are available.

Big Apple Circus- Bello is Back! In Bello is Back! the playfully elegant Bello, with his gravity-defying hair, trademark tuxedo, white gloves and spats, returns to the one–ring intimacy of the Big Apple Circus after an absence of nine seasons. Bello is sure astound and delight one and all! On the “Welcome Back Bello” committee: their lovable star clown Grandma, the spirited Big Apple Circus Band, and winning new ringmaster Kevin Venardos, joined by spectacular acrobats from Italy, Russian wizards of the trampoline and the flying trapeze, a graceful flight on the aerial silks, fiery steeds and cavorting canines, playful Chinese contortionists, and Picaso Jr., the sensational Spanish juggler! With no seat under the Big Top more than 50 feet from the ring, even if you’re really small you won’t miss a thing! The show runs March 6-March 27 at the Dulles Town Center in Dulles, VA. For more information check out

McLean Storybook Festival is being held on March 13th. Come enjoy entertainment by special guest Barry Louis Polisar, stories, craft projects, books, and book-related materials, refreshments, and more! Children can meet some of their favorite storybook characters in person. For ages 3-8. The cost is $5 per person, free for children age 2 yrs and old. It is from 11:00:am to 12:30:pm. It is being held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101.

Looking for fun activities to do in March? Visit the FAMILY Magazine web site. Our calendar of events has many great activities. And, this month Liz McConvile will be posting a list of special March celebrations, parades and themed events in our “Web Extra.”

Have a fun March, and Happy Parenting!


1 comment:

  1. RAIN! Another weekend spent inside. Get out of the house this Saturday from 11- 12:30, check-out McLean Storybook Festival. Barry Louis Polisar will be entertaining. I will be there doing a craft
    Then you can grab lunch afterwards, and the day will almost be over.