There’s lots going on this weekend in Washington, DC. From the free Earth Day activities on the National Mall on Sunday, April 19, 2009 to some Big activities at the National Archives, there is plenty to keep a person busy.
- Go see State of Play. Starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, this thriller set in DC, had a Washington Post consultant to help with the veracity of the Crowe’s journalist character. Check-out movie theaters for times.
- Take the family to the Bethesda Literary Festival April 17-19, 2009. Mary Higgins Clark, E.J. Dionne, and many other authors will be on hand. For children, on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. check-out the Children’s Story Time
at Barnes & Noble (4801 Bethseda Ave). Join author R. M. Smith, author of An A to Z Walk in the Park, and Winnie the Pooh for children’s story time. Admission: Free.
- Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Come to the National Zoo for a pre-Earth Day cleanup. Zoo staff and visitors will work together to keep our ecosystem healthy, by picking up aluminum cans, snack food wrappers, and other litter that will be sorted into recyclables and trash. You can also bring cell phones, batteries, corks and dried Brita Filters along for recycling. Admission is free.
- Go on a Treasure Hunt at the National Archives (700 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20408 - (301) 837-1600). Family Day is here and is part of the Big Exhibit celebrating the Archives’75th anniversary. On Saturday, April 18, 2009 at noon to 3 p.m. families can enjoy activities created for all ages. From tale tales to giant puzzles, to signing a big petition to using a pantograph to make large-scale drawings, this free event offers fun for all.