Here’s the deal, fruit roll-up.
We’re onto you and your pals, preservatives and additives. They’re bad news. Plus they’re hard to spell and even harder to pronounce.
Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits, on the other hand, have ingredients that read like a worksheet for first-graders: organic freeze-dried apples, organic freeze-dried blueberries, organic freeze-dried strawberries. Get the picture? Nothing but familiar good stuff in bite-size pieces.
We’re not partial to hydrogenated anything. The only syrup we want is from a maple tree. So make room in the snack drawer.
And do us a favor. Mind your own beeswax.
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion
What: Take a few laps to squelch the postholiday blahs.
Why: Brush up on spins and tricks (good thing the Olympics are two years away).
When: Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1818 Discovery St., Reston (703-709-6300). Adults and teens, $9; children under 12, $7; skate rental, $5.
Peter and the Wolf
What: Kiddos get a crash course in musical instruments from the Russian tale.
Why: The Prokofiev classic never gets old.
When: Thru Feb. 19. Fri., 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: The Puppet Co., 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Tickets at 301-634-5380 or online at thepuppetco.tix.com. Adults and children, $10.
Flights of Fancy
What: Stop by for the free story time with interactive activities.
Why: Baby aviators listen to local author Tami Lewis Brown’s Soar, Elinor this week.
When: Ongoing. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Where: National Air and Space Museum, National Mall, Independence Ave. SW, at Sixth St. (202-633-2214).
Photo: Courtesy of Little Duck Organics