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Kids can learn to create their own nature journals Saturday at the National Museum of Natural History.
Kids can learn to create their own nature journals Saturday at the National Museum of Natural History. (Exitstudio)

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Friday, September 11, 2009

FOR FAMILIES

Prices listed where available.

Performances

THE BANJO MAN Friday at 10:30. The Banjo Man performs folk- and bluegrass-inspired children's songs accompanied by his five-string banjo. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. $5 for children, free for adults.

CATHY FINK, MARCY MARXER AND CHRISTYLEZ BACON Saturday at 11. Folk artists Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer team up with hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon for a kid-friendly show. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. $10.

MILKSHAKE Saturday at noon. The Baltimore-based, kid-friendly rock band performs. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-752-2490 or http://www.borail.org/kidsfest.shtml.

MISS BELLE Monday at 10:30. Isabelle Chester plays guitar and sings original children's songs and favorites in English and Spanish. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. $5 for children, free for adults.

MR. DON Tuesday at 10:30. Gratitude, caring for the Earth and forgiving others are some of the themes that run through his music. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. $5 for children, free for adults.

OH SUSANNAH Tuesday 6 to 8. Susan McNelis performs familiar favorites and original works. Austin Grill, 36 Maryland Ave. Unit A, Rockville. 301-838-4281. Best for ages 1 to 9. Free.

ROCKNOCEROS Wednesday at 10:30. A three-man show that features original children's songs as well as standards. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. Best for ages 1 to 9. $5 for children, free for adults.

OH SUSANNAH Thursday at 10:30. Susan McNelis performs familiar favorites and original works. Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com. Best for ages 1 to 9. $5 for children, free for adults.

Special Events

DORA THE EXPLORER Saturday and Sunday 10 to 2. Nickelodeon's famed character visits aquarium-goers. National Aquarium in Baltimore, Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-576-3800 or http://www.aqua.org. Included with paid admission.

GALLERY DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES: AMAZING MAYANS AND MORE Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3, through Sept. 27. Learn about ancient artworks of Central and South American by making animal vessels and shell mosaics and turning ordinary objects into golden treasures. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000 or http://www.thewalters.org. Free.


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