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Events February 22, 2017 at 7:40 am

Finding the Magic – Special Event for Children & Adults

There is magic in our world … but as we grow older and the wonder gloss fades from our eyes it can become harder and harder for us to see this magic. No matter how old or young you are, join us for this special family event as we learn to restore our youthful vision and find the magic that is waiting for each of us. Nothing will be quite the same again. Real magic is contagious. (This program is recommended for adults and children age 8 and older, Children must be accompanied by an adult).

Saturday, February 25th, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD. Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at

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Announcements August 29, 2016 at 10:53 am

Creating Sound Beginnings for DC Area Children!

All children deserve a Sound Beginning. According to the CDC 1.6% of all students are diagnosed with hearing loss. Imagine life not being able to hear your teachers or classmates, music or car horns, or your mother say “I love you.”

There are nearly 50,000 students in the public school system in Washington DC. Do you want to make a difference for those who are deaf or hard of hearing? Ideas, connections, strategies and help is needed to develop:

free hearing clinics to diagnose and help kids hear,
a hearing aid recycling program for kids and parents in need,
and classroom sound amplification systems for kids to learn.
Bring a friend and join us for a come and see strategy meeting at the MLK Library, 901 G Street NW, at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 7th.

For questions regarding Sound Beginnings contact Quota International at [email protected] or call 202-331-9694.

Children June 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Summer Program @ Gala Theatre (Ages 3-7) Fit Kids Hit the Stage!

Are you looking for a fun-filled summer experience for your little ones?! Check out Fit Kids Hit the Stage @ This adventure-filled camp focuses on arts infusion and nutrition in a fun and interactive way. Geared towards children ages 3-7, our program is conveniently located in Columbia Heights! Sessions 1 & 2 are almost filled and there are about 10 spaces available for Sessions 3 & 4. If you have any questions feel free to email [email protected] for more information!

Children April 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm
Events June 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm

FREE! Young Playwrights' Workshop Presents: The Art of Understanding

YPT’s 2014-15 season ends with The Young Playwrights’ Workshop Presents: The Art of Understanding!

This original play, written and performed by YPT’s after-school theater ensemble, addresses issues of mental health through a variety of genres and perspectives. Consisting of three vignettes woven together with poetry and monologues, The Art of Understanding explores mental illness via pieces ranging from the confessional to the theatrical and from the comic to the romantic.

Monday, June 15
Source Theater – 1835 14th St NW
*Recommended for ages 13 and up.*

Part of the 2015 Source Festival, presented by CulturalDC.

What is the Young Playwrights’ Workshop?

Young Playwrights’ Theater’s award-winning student theater ensemble! Members work together to create, develop, rehearse and perform an original play. A professional teaching artist helps the ensemble develop a foundation of theater skills that form the basis for creating new work. Students learn a diverse set of skills: improvisation, stage combat, clowning, solo performance and playwriting. The resulting performance is held at a professional theater in the DC area and attended by a public audience.

For more, visit!

To RSVP on Facebook:

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Events April 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Free Performance at Busboys and Poets

Weird phobias, Bigfoot and the i-Pocalypse descend on Busboys and Poets in STAGE FRIGHT, the new original play from Young Playwrights’ Theater’s Student Advisory Council!

Wednesday, May 6, at 7pm
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
FREE and open to the public!
Recommended for ages 13 and up due to strong language.

Written and performed by the nine talented young playwrights of the Council, STAGE FRIGHT explores the topic of fear through a series hilarious and poignant vignettes. The show culminates in a Choose Your Own Adventure-style piece, where the audience decides the ending!

STAGE FRIGHT is presented by the Student Advisory Council as a fundraiser for Young Playwrights’ Theater.

For more information, visit or check out the facebook event here:

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Events April 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

FREE! YPT's 2015 New Play Festival

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices.

April 20, 21 and 22
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Performance
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW

Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of DC’s elementary, middle and high school students in a production that celebrates the playwright’s craft. Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater. This year the Festival will feature 15 brand-new plays over three nights, ranging from touching tales of family love to the hilarious story of a bacon strip’s revenge!

YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers.

(Plays on April 21 rated PG; plays on April 22 rated PG-13)

Children December 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Newborn photographer

We’re looking for a newborn photographer for our first child. Does anyone have any recommendations for someone who will come to us? Thanks!

Schools and Education May 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Support School Within School

School Within School (SWS) is a Reggio-inspired program D.C. public school. The mission and philosophy of SWS is to support and develop children’s potential through a child-centered, collaborative teaching and learning environment inspired by the philosophy and practice of the Reggio Schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Not everything we provide in our programs is covered by DCPS budgets. This is where we need your help. Our annual fundraising auction helps supplement technology, teacher development, allows us to hire teaching assistants and covers the cost of basic classroom supplies.

We have opened up our After Auction Online Auction

Announcements October 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

Wangari Garden Fall Fest – Call for Volunteers and Local Businesses

Wangari Gardens is a local community garden dedicated to preserving green space for local community members to use and enjoy, for growing healthy food, learning more about gardening, or to just use the green space for relaxation. You can check out more about us on our website:

We’re hosting a Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19th from 11 AM to 6 PM ( We plan to have games, food, music, and fall fun for everyone and the entire event is completely open to the public. We’re also inviting local businesses and groups in the area to also come, either just to attend and enjoy, or to show off their stuff – be it food, art, live music, fitness, pumpkin carving skills, or whatever!

We’d love for you to come out and participate in this event for the community, and also continue to promote your business and who you guys are! If you know of others in the community who might like to come or volunteer, send them our way!

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