Trains, Teddy Bears, and Something Just for Mom: Weekend With the Kids

Moms always deserve a break—make sure yours gets one this Mother’s Day

By: Monica Sakala

National Train Day

Saturday is National Train Day, so pack up the train lovers in your house and head to Union Station from 11 to 4 for free events for all ages. Kids and parents can climb inside the trains, tour historic locomotives and cars, or enjoy the model-train display. In addition to kid’s crafts and activities, Radio Disney and the Diggity Dudes will be performing.

Bears, Bears Everywhere at the Kennedy Center

On Saturday or Sunday, head to the Kennedy Center with the little ones for “The Teddy Bear Concert: Bears, Bears Everywhere,” a performance by National Symphony Orchestra musicians and storyteller Lynn-Jane Foreman. The concert, for ages three to five, incorporates the sounds of bears paired with the style of music from their homelands. Musical playtime starts a half hour before each performance. Tickets are $18, and there are two 45-minute shows each day.

Cupcakes and Cleavage

Believe it or not, Oprah has a bra whisperer. Susan Nethero says that odds are, if you’ve had a baby, you need a new bra. Nethero opened her first Washington-area store, Intimacy, this week in Tysons Corner Center. An estimated 85 percent of women wear the wrong bra size, so in honor of Mother’s Day, women can treat themselves on Thursday with Cleavage and Cupcakes from 4 to 7:30 PM. Get get a free fitting from a “bra boot camp”-trained specialist—or possibly Nethero herself—while enjoying some cupcakes, Champagne, and a $25 Intimacy gift card. The store features realistic mannequins and a range of sizes.

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