716 Monroe Street, NE

From Brookland Pint:

“Bring your little ones in for a breakfast designed with them in mind. Featuring a free Pint Sized Breakfast for the kids, Storytime with Barnes & Noble, an interactive performance by Only Make Believe and Pint Sized Pumpkin Painting. Open seating: first come, first serve. Your $5 ticket purchases your child’s Pint Sized Pumpkin. The rest of the morning’s activities are included with the purchase of a pumpkin. Limited quantity available, purchase your pumpkin today!

Saturday morning Highlights:

9:00am: Story Time with Barnes & Noble
9:15am: Only Make Believe Performance
10:00am Breakfast is served! Pumpkin Painting will occur during and following breakfast.

Get there at 9am to enjoy all that the morning has to offer!”



Thanks to a reader for sending. H Street Organic Market closed back in August of ’15. Kiddie University’s website says:

“Kiddie University has found a way that we can work together with parents and community to open a brand new childcare facility and help solve the critical shortage of quality childcare in Washington, DC, particularly Capitol Hill. The premise will accommodate approximately 60 infant, toddler, and pre-school children.

You now have the first access to reserve your child’s space for this Fall/Winter. Exclusive to waitlist families for a limited time, you have the opportunity to join our tuition buy down program and secure your child’s space in the program now, before spaces are announced to the community. No need to join any more 1 yr+ long waitlists! This program allows us to provide a high quality childcare center and program, without the need to charge outrageous tuition prices.”

806 H Street, NE

Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota

“Dear PoPville,

For the past 3 seasons, my son has taken a soccer class at the Raymond Rec Center through DPR. He is now 4 and a half, and I was ready to sign him up for the fall. However, DPR appears to be offering no soccer classes for 3 and 4 year olds this fall (in the past there were several at different locations). I have emailed, called, and Tweeted DPR to find out why they are not serving this age group, but, unsurprisingly, I have gotten no response. I thought I would write and see if anyone else has any information about when or if they will offer classes for 3s and 4s again.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user psinderbrand

From Bloombars (3222 11th St NW):

“Harambee is still ON (Monday) at 9:30am…followed by Canta Conamigo (Spanish-language song/storytime) at 10:30am.

…as are morning programs for kids throughout the week:

Tuesday at 10am – Shadow Puppets
Wednesday at 10am – Little Treasures
Thursday at 10am – Harambee
Friday at 10am – Songs, Stories & Puppets”

1631 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Detroit-based manufacturer and outfitter Shinola will invite 14th St. trick-or-treaters to their DC flagship on Saturday, October 31 for free Halloween snacks and activities. From 1 to 3pm, the shop will offer complimentary face painting and treats from District Donuts to passerby patrons. All are invited to dress up, shop and enjoy the spooky occasion.”


From DPW:

“The public is invited to attend a free, citywide “Truck Touch” Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 8 am to 1 pm at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. A host of DC government agencies will present and demonstrate nearly 30 vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect refuse, clear snow, provide emergency services, administer mobile health care, and more.

This is the city’s eighth Truck Touch, which is coordinated annually by the DC Department of Public Works. Its popularity throughout the Washington metropolitan area over the years has led visitor attendance to grow from several hundred to several thousand. Last year, more than 3,000 residents came out to climb on packer, sweeper and boom trucks; sit atop MPD’s Mounted Unit’s police horse and maneuver the levers of a police chopper; ride Segways, and test drive electric sedan vehicles. Residents also learned how potholes are repaired, sewers are vacuumed, and received information about vital city services.

DC’s Citywide Truck Touch features vehicles from the District departments of Public Works, Transportation, Health, Employment Services, Parks and Recreation, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the DC Water and Sewer Authority. Other agencies will also be available to provide direct services and disseminate information about other DC government agencies.”