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Inauguration events for the family in Washington

Presidential InaugurationLooking for events and information on the 2013 Presidential Inauguration? Here’s the scoop on events going on in Washington D.C. as well as a few other family friendly ideas to celebrate the big day.

Saturday, Jan. 19

A National Day of Service will kick off the 2012 Presidential Inauguration with a Service Summit on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 19. The public is invited to participate in service projects and special programming from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Speakers and performers at the Service Summit will include Honorary Chair Chelsea Clinton, PIC Co-Chair Eva Longoria, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, the Washington Children’s Choir and many more. The event will be emceed by 94.7 Fresh FM host Tommy McFly.

A local volunteer event, A Day On Not a Day Off, for the whole family will be held at the Banneker-Douglas Museum in Annapolis Saturday, Jan. 19. There will be the opportunity to volunteer for several nonprofit organizations in one place.

The American Indian Museum in Washington D.C. will hold an “Out of Many Festival.” In honor of the Presidential Inauguration, the museum hosts this festival featuring music, dance, and storytelling. The event is free and will be Jan. 19-20 form 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20

The Official Swearing-in actually occurs on Sunday, Jan. 20 in accordance with the United States Constitution. Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because courts and other public institutions are closed.
Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In will be held at the Naval Observatory at 8:15 a.m.
President Obama’s Official Swearing-In will be held at the White House – Blue Room at 11:55 a.m.

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