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Elmo and Friends are Coming to Town

Just because it’s the holiday season, that doesn’t mean every children’s activity has to be holiday-themed.  Besides, there’s another guy in red that many kids will be thrilled to see.  Elmo is coming to town with his crew of furry friends for seven performances of Elmo’s Healthy Heroes.  Tickets are still available for all of the shows taking place at the Patriot Center from this Thursday evening, December 16, through Sunday, December 19.

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

The time has finally arrived – almost. After months of learning, writing, re-writing and practicing, DC SCORES’ 800 poet-athletes are making final preparations for the culminating highlight event of the fall season.

The 13th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

DC SCORES is an after-school program that uses the unique combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire students ages 8-15 to live healthy lifestyles and be engaged in school and their communities.

On consecutive nights, 400 of the District’s public elementary and middle school students will take the stage during the citywide competition to vie for the coveted Golden Mic trophy that goes to the elementary school winner. The Slam! showcases original works of poetry written and performed by the students at DC SCORES' 25 schools.

Boo at the Zoo Returns to Woodley Park!

Trying to let the little ones milk Halloween for all its worth?  Why not celebrate the week before as well?

October 22-24, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. each day, the National Zoo will host their annual Boo at the Zoo event.  Kids get to walk through the National Zoo and go trick-or-treating, see animals, and experience spooky trails.

Tickets are required and you can get them at the Zoo's Visitor Center or online.