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October 2020

Jacob’s Birthday Bingo Bash

October 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$5

WHO: Come One! Come All! WHAT:  A Virtual Bingo Night for the whole community, in honor of Jacob Kulman's 6th Birthday! WHEN: Friday, October 9th at 5:00 PM - Jacob's 6th Birthday! Order deadline: October 8th WHERE: Cozy up by the computer with your family and join in the fun! We will have surprise guests and entertainment throughout the event. For each round of Bingo, you will have the chance to win prizes! $5 per card to play. We will play…

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DC Ghosts Presents Ghostflix: FRIGHTINGLY FUN GHOST TOURS – FROM HOME

October 22, 2020 - October 31, 2020
$13 – $15

This Halloween season, sit back, eat some snacks, and enjoy both live streaming and pre-recorded guided ghost tours at home. D.C. Ghosts has made their popular ghost tour of downtown historic Washington D.C. available across the country, launching GhostFlix, an on-demand streaming platform for haunted experiences across the country. Since launching in July, hundreds of viewers have tuned in to walk with local guides through over fifteen cities across the US to visit their most haunted locations and hear their…

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Go Green Design Challenge

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Free

What can you design to make your home more sustainable? Families, join us at the Go Green Design Challenge, and put your imagination and creativity to the test in this free, sustainability design challenge! At the virtual kickoff, on Saturday morning, October 24 at 10:00am, you’ll receive a rundown of the challenge guidelines, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center. Then use common household materials to come up with a prototype of an environmental-friendly invention that…

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November 2020

The Great Zucchini! – LIVE Virtual Magic Show

November 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$15

PRESENTING.... THE MARVELOUS... THE MAGICAL... THE AMAZING.... THE GREAT ZUCCHINI! Get Ready for Laughs and Giggles from the Local Legend! Join us for a Super Fun COTA Fundraiser! The Great Zucchini will be putting on a Magic Show, Live on Zoom, on Sunday, November 8th at 3:30 PM. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Children's Organ Transplant Association in Honor of Eli and Jacob Kulman! Tickets are $15 per family and will go on sale on October 10th.…

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January 2021

FREE Virtual Event ! “A Family Literacy Fiesta!” Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season Six

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until January 10, 2021

Free

InterAct Story Theatre presents A live interactive and FREE virtual program led by InterAct’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger. Join us as we launch Season 6 and celebrate the new year with a virtual online family fiesta of storytime fun! InterAct Story Theatre’s director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in exploring a favorite folk tale together online, through movement, drama, and song. Everyone’s part of the story in this literacy fiesta! Suitable for ages 3 and up. To get your…

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FREE Virtual Event ! “A Family Literacy Fiesta!” Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season Six

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - January 11 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until January 10, 2021

Free

InterAct Story Theatre presents A live interactive and FREE virtual program led by InterAct’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger. Join us as we launch Season 6 and celebrate the new year with a virtual online family fiesta of storytime fun! InterAct Story Theatre’s director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in exploring a favorite folk tale together online, through movement, drama, and song. Everyone’s part of the story in this literacy fiesta! Suitable for ages 3 and up. To get your…

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February 2021

Dancing With Change – Free Virtual Wheaton Family Theatre Series Event

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Free

InterAct Story Theatre presents A live interactive and FREE virtual program led by Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of Contradiction Dance Theatre. We all know how to dance with change--we dance with change with every single step we take. We adapt to the conditions of the ground, momentum, and direction with our every move. So let’s dance! Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of Contradiction Dance Theatre, brings us together online as a…

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Dancing With Change – Free Virtual Wheaton Family Theatre Series Event

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - February 8 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Free

InterAct Story Theatre presents A live interactive and FREE virtual program led by Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of Contradiction Dance Theatre. We all know how to dance with change--we dance with change with every single step we take. We adapt to the conditions of the ground, momentum, and direction with our every move. So let’s dance! Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of Contradiction Dance Theatre, brings us together online as a…

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March 2021

P&P Live! Susan Stockdale | BIRD SHOW

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join Susan Stockdale as she discusses her new picture book BIRD SHOW with Politics and Prose Live! With their decorative plumage patterns and rich hues, birds are truly the fashionistas of the natural world. From suits and gowns to headdresses and tailcoats, bird watchers enjoy spying the “clothes” of both the familiar and exotic birds around them. In lyrical prose, Susan Stockdale’s new picture book, Bird Show, introduces a new generation of children to 18 amazing birds including the magnificent…

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P&P Live! Lita Judge | THE WISDOM OF TREES

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join Lita Judge in a discussion about her new informational picture book THE WISDOM OF TREES, joining science and poetry with Politics and Prose Live! Trees have their own secret language. Ecologists have learned how to listen to their stories, and we can, too. Joining science with poetry, The Wisdom of Trees imagines what trees would say if they could speak our language. Readers learn how trees protect themselves from predators by releasing chemicals that warn other trees and make…

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P&P Live! Masuma Ahuja | GIRLHOOD with Neema Roshania Patel

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join Masuma Ahuja, Neema Roshania Patel and teen girl contributors as they discuss GIRLHOOD: TEENS AROUND THE WORLD IN THEIR OWN VOICES “How would the story of girlhood be told if girls were the ones to write it?”. This simple premise drives an intimate collection of diary entries and photos from a surfer living in the South Pacific to a chess champion in Haiti to a fan girl in Ireland. 30 young women from 27 countries share their dreams, fears…

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P&P Live! Ann McCallum Staats | THRILL SEEKERS

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join Ann McCallum Staats and extreme sportswomen as they discuss the new book THRILL SEEKERS: 15 REMARKABLE WOMEN IN EXTREME SPORTS with Politics and Prose Live! Calling all brave and bold adventurers! Thrill Seekers introduces 15 unconventional female athletes who compete in extreme sports including cave diving, wingsuit flying, and Formula 1 racing. Each profile explores pivotal moments in the athlete’s career, examining the risks and rewards of pushing past fear to achieve greatness. The profiles also include a brief…

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P&P Live! Janice Johnson Dias | PARENT LIKE IT MATTERS with Jacqueline Woodson

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join Janice Johnson Dias as she discusses her book PARENT LIKE IT MATTERS: HOW TO RAISE JOYFUL, CHANGE-MAKING GIRLS with Jacqueline Woodson A Parenting Series event How do we teach girls to change the world? Janice Johnson Dias encourages parents to begin within, seeking their own fulfillment and in turn becoming self-realized role models for young women. Drawing on her knowledge as a leading sociologist and experiences raising her own change-agent daughter, Marley, she offers strategies for discussing racism and…

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Maker Girls Special Event

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Calling All 4th-8th Grade Girls! In honor of Women’s History Month and in celebration of you — and all you can do — KID Museum is launching Maker Girls! Hear directly from innovative STEM leaders as they tell stories of their biggest failures — and how they persevered. Then, tell us what inspires you most! Play the role of “Shark Tank” decision-maker and choose the activities for new Maker Girl Workshops. Register for this free virtual event!

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April 2021

P&P Live! Brittney Morris | THE COST OF KNOWING with Roseanne A. Brown

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join YA authors Brittney Morris and Roseanne A. Brown as they discuss Brittney's new book THE COST OF KNOWING for a virtual event at Politics and Prose Bookstore! Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus feels like he’s always coming up short. He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice cream shop; the best boyfriend he can be to his amazing girlfriend, Talia; the best protector he can be over his little brother, Isaiah. But it’s hard to…

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P&P Live! Nate Powell | SAVE IT FOR LATER with Eleanor Davis

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Nate Powell and Eleanor Davis discuss his new graphic memoir SAVE IT FOR LATER: PROMISES, PARENTHOOD, AND THE URGENCY OF PROTEST in this virtual event at Politics and Prose Bookstore. As he was completing his work on the award-winning trilogy March, artist Nate Powell watched in dismay as the world around him fell apart. In this graphic memoir, Powell details his family’s experiences during the four year stretch between Trump’s election and the COVID-19 outbreak in heartbreaking detail, focusing on his effort…

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P&P Live! Suzanne Slade | MARS IS with Ari Espinoza

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Suzanne Slade discusses her new non-fiction book MARS IS: STARK SLOPES, SILVERY SNOW, AND STARTLING SURPRISES with Ari Espinoza of HiRise at Politics and Prose Bookstore In 2005 a rocket carrying the HiRise (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera was launched into space on a special mission. Seven months later the powerful camera reached the orbit around Mars capturing magnificent photos of the mysterious planet that amazed and intrigued scientists. The photos showed a dynamic place that is anything but boring…

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P&P Live! Jon Klassen | THE ROCK FROM THE SKY

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join Caldecott Medal winner Jon Klassen as he discusses his new picture book THE ROCK FROM THE SKY in this virtual event at Politics and Prose Bookstore. Author Jon Klassen’s newest offering, The Rock from the Sky, is a long-form picture book featuring five interconnected stories. Simple dialogue is offset by sly humor and a vague but unsettling sense of foreboding that will keep you turning pages at a brisk pace. The three main characters –animals bedecked with quirky hats, naturally – are…

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P&P Live! Laura Amy Schlitz | AMBER AND CLAY with Betsy Bird

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz in conversation with Betsy Bird as they discuss her new historic fantasy verse novel AMBER AND CLAY in this virtual event at Politics and Prose Bookstore. Rhaskos and Melisto, spiritual twins bound by magic and circumstance in a richly imagined ancient Greece, have little in common beyond the violent and mysterious forces that dictate their lives. Rhaskos, an enslaved stable boy “as common as clay,” secretly tends his passions for art and philosophy with…

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September 2021

Wheaton Family Theatre Series: Cantaré—MUCHA MÚSICA- A Musical Journey to Latin America

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Free

InterAct Story Theatre kicks-off The Wheaton Family Theatre series with a Free, Virtual program performed by Cantaré! Virtual Program! Cantaré, Latin American Music introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré performs songs in Spanish and Portuguese, while sharing the music’s cultural and historical background. All ages. Cantaré appears courtesy of Artivate. All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are FREE…

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Wheaton Family Theatre Series: Cantaré—MUCHA MÚSICA- A Musical Journey to Latin America

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - September 27 @ 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Free

InterAct Story Theatre kicks-off The Wheaton Family Theatre series with a Free, Virtual program performed by Cantaré! Virtual Program! Cantaré, Latin American Music introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré performs songs in Spanish and Portuguese, while sharing the music’s cultural and historical background. All ages. Cantaré appears courtesy of Artivate. All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are FREE…

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