Jessica Claire Haney

Nat Geo Gender Revolution documentary is a must-see

Nat Geo Gender Revolution documentary is a must-see

Posted February 6th, 2017 by Jessica Haney in documentary, Entertainment

National Geographic has a new documentary called Gender Revolution that is airing this month, following the National Geographic January 2017 magazine special issue on gender. In the film, Katie Couric leads herself and the viewer on a journey to understand the concept of gender addressing from many angles how gender identity […]

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Mary Poppins Soars at Encore

Posted July 19th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Mary Poppins Soars at Encore

The wind blew Mary Poppins into Arlington last weekend, and she’ll be returning for four more shows July 21 through July 24. Encore Stage & Studio is “theatre by kids for kids,” but in the summer, they do a production that includes professional actors. So this show has a different feel than the ones […]

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New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Fitness, Health

New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

If you have ever wished your gym would turn off the TV in its childcare facility and actually get your kids to exercise while you are exercising, the new TRUE Health & Wholeness in Arlington is worth a look. Owned by Nina and Christian Elliot, parents of four children, the […]

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How Shrek: The Musical saved my summer

Posted October 17th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

How Shrek: The Musical saved my summer

Taking my kids to see Shrek: The Musical at Encore Stage & Studio saved our summer. It’s three months later, and I am still humming along and sending up gratitude for such a fun show. We have attended loads of performances with Encore, and my kids have done some of their […]

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Summer song and dance at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Posted July 21st, 2015 by Jessica Haney in concert, Entertainment, Green, music, Uncategorized

Summer song and dance at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Seeing the Native Pride Dancers perform at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods was a delightful way to inaugurate the first post-camp week of summer break. The Theatre-in-the-Woods truly is a gem I was glad to get back to this year. At nine years old, my son fondly remembers seeing Steve Songs when I was pregnant with his […]

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Vivid Alice in Wonderland comes to Encore Stage & Studio

Posted June 10th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater

Vivid Alice in Wonderland comes to Encore Stage & Studio

Describing what Alice in Wonderland is about can be challenging in terms of storyline, but the lush production at Arlington’s Encore Stage & Studio was a feast for the eyes. If all dreams and fantasies could be so fanciful and colorful, who would ever want to wake up! My almost five-year-old daughter […]

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A Peek Inside the First Indoor National Book Festival

Posted August 30th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Uncategorized

A Peek Inside the First Indoor National Book Festival

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is still going until 10 p.m. this evening, so I’m no expert about how many people are attending this year, but I present this scientific estimate: A lot. I know that many folks — including one of this year’s top readers, Alice McDermott, […]

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