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SATURDAY, May 16th

**ArlingtonKids FAV’S**

B2R Battle of the Bands • Elementary School Division @ 9:30 Club (DC)

B2R brings you a public concert of it’s Elementary School age bands that encourage students to become seasoned performers.

Dragon Boat Festival @ Thompson Boat Center (Georgetown)

The ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing celebrates its return to the Potomac River with two days of exciting and colorful pageantry.

Clarendon Neighborhood Book Swap @ Clarendon United Methodist Church (Arlington)

FREE – Book Swap. Need Summer Reading Books for your family? Bring your children, teen and adult books in the week of May 11-15 between 3-5 or on Saturday May 16 and receive tickets to redeem on Saturday, May 16 (1-4 pm) to receive “new” books. Children’s activities including moon bounce on Saturday. Drop off at Ivy Street Entrance to church. 703-465-0341

Fun Time for Kids @ Chestnut Hills Park (Arlington)

The Yorktown Civic Association invites neighbors and friends to a youth-focused festival. Enjoy a moon bounce, face painting, balloons, free snacks and an Arlington County fire truck. dharing@yorktowncivic.com

Block Party @ Cupcakes Actually (Fairfax)

The recently opened gourmet bakery hosts an old-fashioned block party featuring family-friendly entertainment such as face painting, balloon artists, juggling, and cupcake eating contests as well as live entertainment provided by local bands.

Rocknoceros @ Hunter Mill Day School (Vienna)

Families are invited to explore the school’s five acres of play space, visit its friendly farm animals, hike to the creek, and enjoy an outdoor concert with Rocknoceros.

18th Century Spring Market Fair @ Claude Moore Colonial Farm (McLean)

Travel back to the 18th century and sample such fare as pork sausages, roast chicken, asparagus, artichokes, bread, cheese, fruit and meat pies, cookies and fruit; activities include fencing with the swordmasters, fortune telling by the Gypsy, a puppet show, a children’s game area, crafts, an artisan market and farm stand, contests, and more.

SUNDAY, May 17th

Taste of Arlington @ Ballston Commons Mall (Arlington)

Taste of Arlington is an annual event that transforms the Ballston area into a lively street festival, complete with noteworthy restaurants, live entertainment and children’s activities. Attended by over 10,000 people each year, it is the largest single day event in Arlington. Proceeds of the event benefit Community Residences, a local non-profit organization that assists people with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Family Night @ Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (Arlington)

Each Sunday the Old Arlington Grill offers a changing selection of family-friendly films on the Grill’s big screen, plus family menu specials during this time.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival @ Reston Town Center (Reston)

The Greater Reston Arts Center presents the 18th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, an outdoor, juried art exhibition and sale of fine art and fine crafts by more than 200 artists from across the nation, live entertainment, and a children’s art tent.

My Kissing Hands @ Hooray for Books (Alexandria)

A Kissing Hand starts with the imprint of a child’s hand or foot in soft clay. Each one is then kiln-fired and hand-finished and can be hung on a wall or displayed on an easel. Jennifer Stackpole is at the store to take the impression of your child’s hands, and orders for these wonderful keepsakes.

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