Four Weeks until Reading: A Family Affair!

February 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
WETA Kids' Clifford the Big Red Dog at LCNV's Reading: A Family Affair

WETA Kids’ Clifford the Big Red Dog at LCNV’s Reading: A Family Affair

You may know the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) for its great work at teaching English to adults.  However, in March, we have an event for families.  It’s called Reading: A Family Affair (RAFA). It’s only one month away so mark your calendars now for a fun-filled time on Saturday, March 1. This family event brings books to life through the amazing talent of local dancers, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and through interactive play. And there will be a very special guest – WETA Kids’  Clifford the Big Red Dog.  Your kids will love to have their picture taken with Clifford!

NEW! Pre-register to attend RAFA and you will be entered in a drawing to win a Nook HD®. Click here to pre-register.  (Only one entry per household. Must be present to win from 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the RAFA Welcome Remarks in the theater. Pre-registration closes at Noon on February 28, 2014.)

RAFA is being held at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The theater is transformed into Verizon’s ‘SEE a Book’ Theater where you will see performances by Mr. Knick Knack, Jane Franklin Dance, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre and Dean Alan: The Wizard of Reading.  In the ‘HEAR a Book’ Room, you will be entertained by storytellers – Sing Books with Emily, Barbara Effron and Gary Lloyd.  There is audience participation in the ‘BECOME a Book’ Room with Oh Susannah! and Marc Spiegel. If your children are into electronics, you can always visit the ‘CLICK a Book’ Room where there will be family computer activities to play. And lastly, the ‘READ & WRITE a Book’ Room is where kids can write or read a story (each child gets to pick out a book to take home).  There is something for everyone! All we ask is for a suggested donation of $5 per family to benefit the Literacy Council’s Student Scholarship Fund.

We look forward to seeing you on March 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center!  To make sure you see your favorite performer, check out the day’s schedule here:

Event sponsors: LCNV would like to thank Novel sponsors, Verizon, Porterfield and Carnes, Crystal City Pentagon Rotary Club and Chapter sponsor, KIHOMAC.

For more information about RAFA, contact Mary Tack, Development Assistant at or 703-237-0866.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042


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