Run for a Good Cause or Enjoy a New Kiddie Happy Hour: Weekend With the Kids

From Aviation Art to Family Day, ideas to help you plan your weekend

By: Monica Sakala

ART DAY
College Park Aviation Museum
On Saturday from 11 to 4, head to the College Park Aviation Museum to create aviation-related art. Kids of all ages can participate and enter their finished works into the museum’s art competition. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for kids ages two to 18 (kids under two are free).

FAMILY DAY
Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park’s annual Family Day celebration is Saturday from 11 to 4. Activities include magic shows, balloon animals, face painting, hula-hoop lessons, and art activities. Plus, the antique carousel will open for the season. While you’re there, stop by the Adventure Theatre box office for tickets to A Year With Frog and Toad, opening May 10.

Race for Hope
If you haven’t already registered, you can still do so on the day of Sunday’s Race for Hope, benefiting brain-tumor research. Brain tumors are now the number-one killer of young children. The kids’ quarter-mile Fun Run begins at 10 and is free. The start line is on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 13th streets, Northwest.

Kids’ Happy Hour at the Heights
As we’ve previously discussed, in Washington there aren’t very many kid-friendly happy hours at restaurants where adults might actually enjoy the food. So take advantage of the Kids Happy Hour planned for Sunday from 4 to 7 at the Heights in Columbia Heights. Bring the family to enjoy a variety of smoothies, “mocktails,” and snow cones. As an extra perk, kids will be treated to balloons, face painting, and prizes, so maybe parents can actually finish a conversation uninterrupted.

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