The Lessan’s Family Annual Book Festival at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington at 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville opens Friday, Nov. 8 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 17. This year’s 44th annual show will feature more than 20 authors (many of whom are local) with books covering all aspects of Jewish life as well as topics of general interest to families and children. Check out the calendar of all the authors and events.
The JCCGW asked me to highlight two special events of particular interest to local families and parents.
On Sunday, November 10 at 3:30pm, author Pamela Mayer of Don’t Sneeze at the Wedding is hosting a Children’s Tea Party. The author of the adorable story of a Jewish wedding told from the perspective of the flower girl invites kids to join her for an elegant reception and dress in their fancy clothes. Tickets are a reasonable $7.50 per child 10 and under, and the target age range is 4-8 years. Adult tickets are $9. RSVP.
One lucky reader will win two tickets to attend as well as a book by Pamela Mayer!
On Thursday November 14 at 6:30pm, Scary Mommy Jill Smokler of Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) gives a reading from her best-selling book. Smokler debunks common myths about motherhood with hilarious brutal honesty, saying things most mothers have thought but few have the courage to admit. Wine and cheese will be served. Tickets are $15 for JCCGW members and $20 general public. RSVP.
One lucky reader will win two tickets for herself and a friend to attend, as well as a book by Scary Mommy!