Events

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Upcoming Events

KeeKee in Amsterdam Launch Party!

Sunday, November 6, 1:00-3:00pm, European Union Delegation, RSVP here

Amsterdam has landed…it’s time to celebrate!! Join us for this exciting event AND it’s part of the 2016 Kids Euro Festival!

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Summer Saturday at Old Town Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 16, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA

We LOVE Saturdays at The Market! We had Saturday summer fun with friends, story times, coloring, shopping for local produce and eating fresh Poptarts!

keekee_s-big-adventures-photosSmall Business Saturday at Old Town Farmers’ Market

Saturday, November 28, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA

We kicked off the holiday shopping season at the Market on a balmy Small Business Saturday.

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Junior League of Washington’s 57th Annual Holiday Shops’ Family Fun Day

Sunday, November 8, Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel

We kicked off the season with this great event AND Santa and Mrs. Claus!!

Jnr League Holiday Shops

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece 1st Birthday Bash

Saturday, November 7 at The Embassy of Greece

Efcharistó to The Embassy of Greece for having us to celebrate KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece 1st Birthday and to all the great people that joined us!

1st Birthday Bash

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Halloween at Old Town Farmers’ Market

Saturday, October 31, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA

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KeeKee Visits Sea Island’s The Cloister

Monday, June 29

KeeKee_s Big Adventures at Sea Island

Thank you to Sea Island for having us back this year to share KeeKee’s Big Adventures at your wonderful Kid’s Club and new Kid’s Store!! Look forward to next time! >^..^<

Reading at Kinder Haus Toys

Saturday, June 6, Arlington, VA

Thank you Kinder Haus Toys and everyone who came out for the fun afternoon!KeeKee at Kinder Haus

 

Festa Italiana of Frederick

Saturday, May 30

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A celebration of Italy all day in Rose Hill Manor Park! We had KeeKee story times with Author Shannon and fun KeeKee activities! The event benefited Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, Maryland.

Annual European Union Embassies’ Open House

Saturday, May 9

EU Embassies Open House 2015

We were thrilled to be part of The European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States annual EU Embassies’ Open House: a day of family fun, food, culture and more, including KeeKee’s Big Adventures readings! Looking forward to next year!

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital Open House

It was a fun Sunday at our favorite vet hospital (also real life KeeKee’s vet) for their Open House. Lots of activities for the kids and pets…hospital tours, face painting, book signings, KeeKee tattoos and activities!

DC Travel & Adventure Show

Author Shannon was thrilled to meet two of the people that inspired her to create KeeKee’s Big Adventures at the DC Travel Show…Samantha Brown and Rick Steves! Check out our article on all the great tips they shared.

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Read Across America Week & World Read Aloud Day

We celebrated both at Sleepy Hollow Elementary! Author Shannon shared KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome and Athens with students.

KeeKee on World Read Aloud Day & Read Across America Week

Italian Holiday Festival with the Embassy of Italy

Saturday, December 13 at Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC

Embassy of Italy Holiday Festival

44th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, December 6 at The Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA

It was a fun, festive marketplace featuring a unique collection of regional artists, crafters and boutique businesses in conjunction with all of the festive Scottish Christmas Walk Activities.

Barnes & Noble Reading & Book Signing

Saturday, November 29 at Barnes & Noble Lake Sumter Market Square, The Villages, Florida

KeeKee at Barnes & Noble

Junior League of Washington’s 56th Annual Holiday Shops

Sunday, November 23 at The Sphinx Club, Washington, DC

It was a great event with Santa & Mrs. Claus benefitting the JLW’s empowering literacy efforts in the community.

Junior League of Washington Holiday Shops

MONA Sip ‘n Shop

November 6 in Arlington, VA

Thank you to Mom’s of North Arlington for having us at their annual shopping night!

MONA Sip n Shop

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece Launch Event

Saturday, October 25 at The Embassy of Greece

The official launch event was a HUGE success! See all the details here.

Athens Book Launch Poster

American Red Cross Shopping Extravaganza

Sunday, October 5 in Alexandria, Virginia

We shared KeeKee’s Big Adventures at a shopping event benefiting the American Red Cross!

Book Reading & Signing at Sea Island’s The Cloister

Wednesday, July 16

We were thrilled to be invited to one of the US’s #1 Resorts…Sea Island’s The Cloister for a book reading in the Beach Club Theater followed by KeeKee activities and a book signing in The Kids Club! Looking forward to our next visit to this fabulous destination!

Sea Island Book Signing

KeeKee at Sea Island Sea Island Resort Reading

Book Expo America

Book Signing on Saturday, May 31

Jacob Javitts Center, New York City

Book Expo America is the #1 book and author event that offers the book and education/librarian industry access to new titles, authors, and education about the publishing industry. Shannon gave away and signed copies of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy. We ran out of books in less than an hour!

BEA Autograph Signing

2nd Annual Festa Italiana Frederick

Saturday, May 17 in Frederick, MD

The 2nd Annual Festa Italiana Frederick featured fabulous homemade Italian food and beverages, kids’ activities, entertainment, contests, exhibitors, special evening concert with Roberto Pomili String Orchestra, and so much more! We read KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy, sold books (40% of all books sales were donated to Frederick Habitat for Humanity) and had a KeeKee tattoo and coloring page station.

Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana Readings

Verrado Elementary School

Thank you to Mrs. Campbell’s Class at Verrado Elementary School in Buckeye, AZ for having Shannon to share KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France! Thank you Morgan & Mom Jenn for inviting us!!

Mrs Campbells Class

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital Open House

Sunday, April 27 in Alexandria, VA

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the gorgeous Spring day!!

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Costco Leesburg Book Signing

Saturday, April 12 in Leesburg, VA
We had a great time at our first Costco book signing in Leesburg and made a ton of new friends! >^..^<

KeeKee at Costco

Bologna International Children’s Book Fair 2014

WOW! It was incredible to attend the biggest international children’s book fair in the world in Bologna, Italy AND have KeeKee’s Big Adventures part of the show. Our books on display with Combined Book Exhibit!

KeeKee_s Big Adventures

Viers Mill Elementary Author Night

Our Viers Mill Elementary Author Night Visit was SO much fun! Thank you to everyone who came out for the fun, to the PTA for having Shannon and to Mrs. Hlavka for sharing KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France book with all the students in advance!!

Viers Mill Elementary School

Sleepy Hollow Elementary

We celebrated Read Across America Week at Sleepy Hollow Elementary’s Guest Author Day. Here’s our art director, Paul, sharing the making of KeeKee’s Big Adventures. Thank you to all of our new friends in Ms. Clarke’s and Ms. O’Connor’s classes!

Read Across America

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

The first school visit of 2014 was Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Falls Church, Virginia. The Second Grade welcomed Shannon for readings of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome and How A Book is Made! Thank you for having us! >^..^<

TJ Tigers 2nd Grade

American Red Cross Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, December 14 in Alexandria, Virginia

Get your holiday shopping done while while benefiting the American Red Cross! There will be a great selection of vendors and raffle prizes donated by each!

Red Cross Alexandria

Catoctin Elementary School

Wednesday, December 18 in Leesburg, Virginia

Shannon visited Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, VA…her elementary school. She was so excited to share KeeKee’s Big Adventures in two assemblies with the whole school including The Making of KeeKee’s Big Adventures and How YOU Can Be an Author! Thank you Catoctin so much for having us! It was fun to make so many new friends!

Catoctin Elementary Assembly

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy Launch Party

Sunday, December 8 at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, Alexandria

The weather was bad but we said the show must go on! Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to join us at our local launch party! We’ll do an encore party in the spring!

Rome Launch

Breaux Vineyard’s Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 7

Thank you beautiful Breaux Vineyards for having us at your Holiday Open House!

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Crossfield Elementary School’s Winter Wonderland

Saturday, November 23

We shared KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris and a sneak preview of Rome! Thank you Crossfield Elementary for having us and everyone who came out!

KeeKee_s Big Adventures

Hamilton Elementary School’s Bedtime Stories

What a great event! As the culminating event of Book Fair Week, Hamilton Elementary held Bedtime Stories with Lincoln Elementary! Shannon was the featured author at the closing reading of the event. The kids came in pjs for story times then joined Shannon for KeeKee, cookies and milk! Thank you for having us!!

Bedtime Stories

Leesburg’s First Friday

Friday, October 4
6:30 to 8:30 pm
At Joylyn Hannahs Photography Studios
Market Station, Leesburg, VA

First Friday was a ton of fun! Leesburg is Shannon’s hometown so she saw a lot of old friends and introduced their kids to KeeKee! Thank you again Joylyn Hannahs Photography for hosting us!

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4th Annual Alexandria Story Festival

Saturday, September 28
10 am to 1 pm
at T.C. Williams High School
3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA

We had a great time sharing KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris at Alexandria Story Festival! with new friends and old! Thank you Wright to Read for a fun Saturday!

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BookNuts BookStore June Author Reception

Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 2pm
4469 Crain Highway, White Plains, MD  20695

BookNuts Book Signing

Mount Daniel Elementary

Readings to all First Grade Classes
Falls Church, VA
June 11, 2013

Mount Daniel First Graders

Meriweather Lewis Elementary

First & Third Grade Classroom Readings
Charlottesville, VA
June 7, 2013

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

Mount Daniel Elementary

Readings to all Kindergarten Classes
Falls Church, VA
June 5, 2013

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Evergreen Elementary

Reading with all First Graders
Leesburg, VA
June 4, 2013

Evergreen Elementary

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Reading & “How KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris Was Made” to 175 Fourth Graders
Falls Church, VA
June 4, 2013

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Readings & “How KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris Was Made” to all Second Grade Classes
Falls Church, VA
June 3, 2013

2013 Author S Jones visits TJ

Mason Crest Elementary

Kindergarten & First Grade Readings
Book Fair Sales, Signings & Tattoos
Annandale, Virginia
May 9, 2013

Mason Crest Elementary

Oregon Launch Event

Sarver Winery
Eugene, Oregon
April 22, 2013 Sarver Winery Launch

West Coast Launch Event

Seattle Public Library
Seattle, Washington
April 21, 2013

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris Launch Event in Seattle! | KeeKee_s Big Adventures

East Coast Launch Event

PetSage
Alexandria, Virginia
April 6, 2013

Casey and Shannon signing books | KeeKee_s Big Adventures

Sleepy Hollow Elementary

Read Across America Week First and Third Grade Class Readings & “How KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris Was Made”
Falls Church, Virginia
March 26, 2013

KKBA Reading

2 thoughts on “Events

  1. What a GREAT visit and the school was still buzzing with the excitement you stirred up…… Fabulous presentation that really spoke to the students. We are so very glad that you came back to your OWN elementary school to share your success with the students and set them on a course of their own dreams. Beautifully done! Thank you!

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