Welcome week events


= Blue Star Families Event

= Partner Event

9/11 Heroes Run 5k Race

Each year, 9/11 Heroes Run events take place on or around September 11th, uniting 60,000 runners, walkers, ruckers, and volunteers in 90 communities nationwide. Organized by local volunteer leaders, the…

Little Critters: Nature Play

National Zoo , United States

Blue Star families, welcome to Little Critters: Nature Play at the National Zoo! Come play with us as we explore animals and nature with free-choice activity stations, water play, and story times. Connect with other local families and caregivers during this program geared for young children (ages 0-8) and their caregivers.

Canoe Lake Michigan with Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile – Blue Star Welco…

Waukegan Harbor 55 S Harbor Pl, Waukegan, IL 60085, USA, Waukegan, United States

Join Blue Star Families and Wilderness Inquiry for an afternoon of canoeing Lake Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 21st, which the first group will begin at 11 AM. This event is located at Waukegan Harbor but could change.   Each Canoe is 24-feet long, can hold 10 people, and is guided by a Wilderness Inquiry Boat Captain. There…

Portrait Gallery Kids

National Portrait Museum 8th St NW & G St NW, Washington, United States

Children and families are invited to learn, play and create at the Portrait Gallery! Join educators on select Mondays as we explore portraiture and history. Portrait Gallery Kids incorporates looking at art, hands-on activities, music and movement. This program is a fun way to engage with art and each other. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525

START Book Program (Serving, Thriving and Reading Together) – Severn Librar…

Anne Arundel County - Severn Library Branch Severn Library, Severn, MD 21144, USA, Severn, United States

You're invited to participate in Blue Star Families' START (Serving, Thriving, and Reading Together)! This is a free and unique humanities-based and family-focused program that builds community among military and civilian families with children ages 5 to 13. You'll enjoy four storytelling, reading, and discussion sessions led by a storyteller and story lover, covering award-winning children’s…

Chicago White Sox vs. LA Angeles – Blue Star Welcome Week

Guaranteed Rate Field 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA, Chicago, United States

You're invited to join Blue Star Families and the Chicago White Sox for their game against the L.A. Angels on Wednesday, Sept. 25th, at 6:40 PM, at Guaranteed Rate Field.   Blue Star Welcome Week is to honor and welcome military and veteran families (including Guard and Reserve) who have recently moved to our community,…

Fotos y Recuerdos: Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

National Portrait Gallery 8th St NW & G St NW, Washington, United States

Join the National Portrait Gallery, bilingual publisher Lil Libros, and local partners for the museum's Hispanic Heritage Month fiesta! This annual festival is free and for all ages. Visitors can enjoy gallery talks and live performances in the courtyard, participate in crafts and story times, and join in the celebration of art and culture. Register…

Experience Lambs Farm – Blue Star Welcome Week!

Lambs Farm 14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048, USA, Libertyville, United States

Join us for Blue Star Welcome Week as we visit the famous Lambs Farm on Saturday, Sept. 28th, from 11 AM – 2 PM!   The event includes a day pass to the farm yard (open until 4 PM). The event includes:   Petting Area (farm yard): Get ready to be greeted by over 40+ goats,…