WAMU 88.5 : Community

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Arts Festival

On Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m., take a solar journey with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra as they present their 2012 Children’s Arts Festival, Cosmic Quest, at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria. Choose from one of two concerts at 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., featuring selections from Holst’s Planets symphony. Children are also encouraged to participate in various art, music, and movement projects including an instrument petting zoo, yoga, art stations, reading centers, and hand bell demonstrations. The whole family can join in for $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at www.alexsym.org or by calling 703-548-0885.

NPR

Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
NPR

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
NPR

Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
NPR

When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.