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PUBLISHER’S NOTE A Note from the Publisher: Welcome to The Metro D.C. Kids’ Directory. As a busy wife and mother of two, I certainly appreciate any resource that saves me time & offers me valuable information. The Kids’ Directory is designed to be just that – a resource guide for parents & grandparents in the Metro D.C. area. Our intent is to present businesses that offer a wide range of products and services for children and parents. We are certain you will find that each advertiser is committed to offering exceptional value & dependable service. When visiting or calling upon these businesses, please tell them you found them in The Kids’ Directory. We thank you for your interest & welcome your comments and suggestions. Please address all correspondence to: PO Box 55278, Washington, DC 20040 jinean@metrodckidsdirectory.com • www.metrodckidsdirectory.com Published by All About Babies -N- Kids, LLC

Thank you, Jinean L. Car ter, Publisher

Call (202) 723-2433 for advertising information.

The Kids’ Directory 2008. This directory, in part or whole, is not to be reproduced or copied without written permission. The Kids’ Directory® and its publishers are not responsible for typographical errors, the accuracy of information supplied by advertisers or the action of the advertisers. The Kids’ Directory is a registered trademark of Hidden Values, Inc. 214-559-7283. We are expanding our network of Kids’ Directories. If you are interested in having your own Kids’ Directory in your city, call 1-800-960-6788. National Publisher: Hidden Values, Inc. P.O. Box 600607 Dallas, TX 75360 214-559-7283

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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BUSINESS

CONTACT

AGE

Abrakadoodle j h o l l a n d - c h a t m a n @ a b ra k a d o o d l e . c o m www.abrakadoodle.com (202) 636-4020 Washington, DC & Maryland 2 yrs. – 12 yrs. Abrakadoodle is a remarkable arts education program that combines quality crayola brand paints, pastels, and other products with fun, imaginative, learning activities designed by notable artists and educators to ignite your child’s imagination. Abrakadoodle - Virginia s w a l i a @ a b ra k a d o o d l e . c o m www.abrakadoodle.com (7 0 3 ) 53 8 - 4 2 7 8 Virginia Art classes, camps, workshops, playdates and parties.

20 months – 12 yrs.

All Fired Up allfiredupquestions@yahoo.com www.allfiredupdc.com (202) 363-9590 3413 Connecticut Ave, NW 6 yrs. – 18 yrs. (301) 654-3206 4923 Elm Street, Bethesda Enjoyable “paint your own pottery” activities available for after school visits. Select from over 170 items. Helpful instructors will suggest different painting techniques for kids. American Youth Chorus david.simmons@congressionalchorus.org www.americanyouthchorus.org (202) 441-6167 The Atlas Performing Arts Center 8 yrs. – 14 yrs. 1333 H Street, NE The students will improve their musical skills and perform at The Kennedy Center and the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Call or email for an audition. ALL2DANCE dance@ALL2DANCE.COM WWW.ALL2DANCE.COM (202) 829-0647 6925 Willow Street, NW 3 yrs. and up Fall Semester classes start the third Tuesday or third Sunday in Sept. Little Dancers (3-5), Tiny Tap (4-6) Pre-Ballet (4-6), Ballet (5-7), Tap (7-13), Ballet (7-13), Ballet Stretch (16-Adult), Cotillion Classes (9-16) The B.E.E. Academy www.beeacademy.com ( 30 1) 38 6- 25 8 3 5 yrs. – 12 yrs. 1813 Brightseat Road, Landover Our afterschool achievers program offers academic support and enhances school day efforts. Give your child the edge they need to compete academically in school and excel in life! Catriona’s Castle catrionascastle@comcast.net www.catrionascastle.com (301) 972-7549 Serving DC/MD/VA 2 yrs. – 12 yrs. We offer 45 minute interactive children’s theatre After School Enrichment Programs brought to schools and day care centers, 15 stories with costumes/props/scenery. $25 discount for back-to-back shows. A C l a s s Ac t mar y@actingfor youngpeople.com www.actingforyoungpeople.com (703) 307-5332 Fairfax, VA 5 yrs. - Adult Celebrating 10+ years of fun, challenging acting classes taught by theater professionals. After school programs, weekend classes, Summer Arts Camp. New this year: School tour productions! Color Me M in e www.adamsmorgan.colormemine.com 2439 18th Street, NW www.silverspring.colormemine.com 823 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring

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4 yrs. – 13 yrs. 4 yrs. – 13 yrs.

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AUGUST 2008 TM

Please submit your family friendly events for the September issue on our online calendar at www.metrodckidsdirectory.com by

Au gu st 5th V i s i t u s o n l i n e f o r o u r l i s t o f e ve n t s !

EVENT/LOCAT IO N

DATE/TIME

PRICE

Au g . 1 – A ug . 24

$25-$150

Au g . 1 1pm – 3pm

FREE

Au g . 3 1pm – 4pm

FREE

Aug. 16 1 0a m – 4 :3 0 pm

FREE

N o w – September 21 10am – 4pm

$4 – Ages 3-12 $5 - Adults 2 & under FREE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Lion King The Kennedy Center 2700 F Street, NW For more information call: (202) 467-4600 Explorator y Post: Owney and Friends National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave, NE For more information call: (202) 633-5533 Festival of Books Nat Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave NW Reservations required - call (202) 783-7370 Age: 8-12 Family Day: One Planet – Ours! United States Botanic Garden Maryland Ave & 1st Street, SW For more information call: (202) 225-8333

MARYLAND Wings of Fancy: Live Butter fly Exhibit Brookside Gardens 1500 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton For more information call: (301) 962-1453

Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue Aug. 1 - 2 Downtown Bethesda 9pm Norfolk & Auburn Aves. For more information call: (301) 215-6660 Y M C A T h i n g a m a j i g I n v e n t i o n C o n v e n ti o n Prince George’s County Equestrian Center 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro For more information call: (202) 232-6700

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EVENT/LOCAT I ON 1st Annual Summer Safari Gaithersburg City Hall Pavilion 31 S Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg For more information call: (301) 309-2FUN x 3 Saturday Morning at the Movies Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly For more information call: (301) 277-1710 Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda For more information call: (301) 816-6958 www.filmfestnih.org – restaurants open 6:30pm

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DATE/TIME

PRICE

A ug . 9 3pm – 6pm

Call

A ug . 9 11am

$5

A ug . 15 - 2 4 8:30pm

FREE (donations requested)

A u g. 1 - A u g . 9 10am & 1 1:1 5am Tues – Sat.

$5/person – 1 show $8/person – 2 shows

A ug . 2 9a m – 2pm

FREE

VIRGINIA Wolf Trap Theatre-in-the-Woods Wolf Trap 1551 Trap Road, Vienna For more information call: (703) 255-1900

Friendship Firehouse Festival Friendship Firehouse Museum 107 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria For more information call: (703) 838-3891

Sully District Starlight Cinema – Drive in Movies A ug . 2 , 9, 16 , 2 3 & 3 0 Brookside Gardens 7:30pm 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville For more information call: (703) 324-SHOW Arlington County Fair Thomas Jefferson Community Center 3501 S. Second Street, Arlington Pop Go The Wiggles Live! Patriot Center 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax For more information call: (703) 573-SEAT

FREE

Aug. 6 -10

FREE

A u g . 20 3pm & 6:30pm

$18 - $38

N ote: The Kids' Director y is not responsible for dates, times, or event changes. Please call the contact number for details.

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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BUSINESS

CONTACT

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Get creative at your location. We offer age-appropriate, engaging ceramic workshops for your afterschool enrichment program serving grades Pre K through 8. We’ll come to you! Communikids www.communikids.com 3920 Alton Place, NW

(202) 363-0133 – DC (703) 534-2221 – Fall Church

1 yr. – 8 yrs.

Dawn Craf ton Dance Center i n fo @ d c d c da n c e . c o m www.dcdcdance.com 7601 C Airpark Road, Gaithersburg (301) 840-8400 2 yrs. – Adult We offer professional teachers with National and International experience. A team approach provides students with a well rounded dance education in a nuturing creative and supportive environment where dance and the dancer can flourish. Funfit Family Fitness Center ce lia @fu nfit.u s www.funfit.us (301) 975-0099 17511 Redland Road, Rockville Infant - 13 yrs Healthy, active fun for one low monthly fee includes circuit & Personal Training, Nutrition, Kung Fu, Yoga, Sports & Games, Drop-ins and Special Needs. Jabberu – Foreign Languages for Kids i n fo @ j a b b e r u . c o m www.jabberu.com 1 yr. – 10 yrs. (3 01) 9 51-1 101 – B et hesd a Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Ashburn, (240) 252-5693 – Gaithersburg Great Falls (703) 232-1616 – Virginia Full-immersion/activities based language classes taught by experienced native speakers. Call to schedule a free trial class. A valuable and fun activity for your child. Jonah’s Treehouse V i c k i @ j o n a h s t re e h o u s e . c o m www.jonahstreehouse.com ( 30 1) 29 8 -6 8 05 2121 Wisconsin Ave, NW C-1 Level 6 months – 5 yrs. Morning play and movement classes for toddlers & twos; afternoon preschooler “camp” from 1-3pm with weekly themes, social skills & cooperation games, art projects, stories & more! Immaculate studio with bridges, slides, trapeze, art room…birthday parties too! JW Tumbles rockville@jw tumbles.com www.jwtumbles.com 130 Rollins Avenue Ste. H, Rockville (301) 770-5151 4 months – 9 yrs. We offer fit and fun tumbling classes and gymnastics classes. We are brand new to the Rockville Community and have a state of the art facility. We also offer amazing birthday parties, Kid’s Night Out programs and CAMPS!! Call for a FREE Trial Class! KidSpanish registration@kidspanish.org www.kidspanish.org ( 7 03 ) 21 2- 8 9 08 Virginia Elementary School Interactive curriculum designed to motivate students to learn Spanish at the prime of their linguistic development. T h e L it t l e G y m of C lin to n tlgclint on md@th elittlegym.com www.tlgclintonmd.com (3 0 1 ) 8 7 7 - 3 0 0 2 8887 Woodyard Road, Clinton Karate, Gymnastics, Birthday Parties and Fields Trips. T h e L i t t l e G y m o f S i l ve r S p r i n g t l g s i l ve r s p r i n g m d @ t h e l i t t l e g y m . c o m www.tlgofsilverspringmd.com 1386 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring (301) 681-7005

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10 months – 12 yrs.

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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BUSINESS

CONTACT

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L a n g u a g e Fu n d a m e n t a l s info@language fundamentals.com www.languagefundamentals.com (301) 312-8847 4823 Fairmont Avenue, Ste. A, 3 yrs. – 12 yrs. Bethesda Students learn the language with a method that is designed to stimulate different learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic.) Higher level of retention guaranteed! Mar yland Youth Ballet info@mar ylandyouthballet.org www.marylandyouthballet.org (3 0 1 ) 6 0 8- 2 2 3 2 926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring 2 yrs. -19 yrs. Introduce your child to the wonders of dance. Boys and girls will gain self-awareness and physical confidence. My Gym - Potomac m y g y m p o t o m a c @ ve r i z o n . n e t www.mygym.com/potomac (3 0 1 ) 9 8 3 - 53 0 0 11325 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac 6 weeks – 13 yrs. Beginning gymnastics, sports skills and enriching activities. Come jump, tumble, learn and grow with our enthusiastic and experienced teachers. My Gym – B urk e mygymburke@comcast.n et www.mygym.com (703) 425-5327 9566 Burke Rd, Burke 4 yrs. – 10 yrs. We will be offering an After School Program that will run Mon-Fri – 3pm – 6pm. Call for details. M y G y m - Wa l d o r f mygymkids@msn.com www.mygym.com ( 3 0 1 ) 9 3 2 - 8 0 00 1148 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf 6 weeks – 13 yrs. Join us for our open house! Saturday, August 23rd, Sunday, August 24th and Saturday, August 30th – 11:30am – 4pm. Take advantage of our many give-aways and deals. Piano Adventure School of Music www.pianoadventure.org 1835 University Blvd Suite #320, ( 3 0 1 ) 4 0 8 - 3 67 6 Hyattsville 3 yrs. and up Fundamental musical training, which provides a solid foundation for piano lessons and instrumental lessons through a series of exciting, innovative and educational activities R e d d em e ad e E q u e st r ia n Ce n t er www.reddemeade.com ( 3 01 ) 4 21 - 4 4 8 1 1701 Ednor Road, Silver Spring 3 yrs. - Adults Year round lessons for children and adults. Well-trained, safe horses, professional instructors, low staff/student ratio, indoor/outdoor arenas, miles of trails, family discount. Studio of Ballet Ar ts balletar t s @c o m c a s t . n e t www.studioballetarts.com 17810 Meetinghouse Road Ste. 350, (301) 260-2626 2 yrs. - Adults Sandy Spring SBA has been dedicated to creating the love of dance for all ages in a caring atmosphere. Classes include “Let’s Pretend” Preschool Program. Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Tap. Also available are “Mommies & Me, Yoga, Ballroom and Swing Dance Workshops as well as Ballerina/Hip Hop Birthday Parties. The Studio Theatre Acting Conser vator y conser vator y@studiotheatre.org www.studiotheatre.org (202) 232-7267 1501 14th Street, NW 12 yrs. – 17 yrs. The Young Actors program provides disciplined process-oriented training for young actors with or without previous experience or training. Please say, “I found it in the Kids’ Directory.”

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