event: Children's Holiday Shopping at Colvin Run Mill 12/04-12/05/09 - 12/04/09 03:59 AM
The best thing about getting a gift from your child is the delight on their face when you open it. This weekend at Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls, Virginia, take your children to shop for gifts for you, friends and family. Volunteers will help them navigate the store and pick out just the right gift to make their face light up. I took my kids to this event when they were small and they loved it!
Most gifts are $10 or less and Free Gift Wrapping is available.  Adults are requested to wait outside while the little ones make their … (0 comments)

event: WolfTrap Sing-Along, Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm - 12/03/09 03:01 AM
This Sunday is the Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long at The Wolf Trap Filene Center featuring, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and members of local choirs and vocal groups. Music for Christmas and Hanukkah will be played during the event. This amazing event is free to the public. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and participate in the Toys-For-Tots program (this is strictly voluntary) to drop off at the entrance. During the performance, there will be a  'jing-a- long' during the playing of Jingle Bells, so bring an bell and play along. Bring a candle, too, and  join the candlelight processional during … (0 comments)

event: Celebrate Reston! Founder's Day 2009, Saturday, April 18 - 04/13/09 02:19 AM
This Saturday, April 18, Reston, Virginia will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a Founder's Day Celebration at Lake Anne Plaza.

It is hard to believe that this planned community, one of the most successful in history, will be turning 45 this year!  Reston, Virginia's founding father, Robert E. Simon, will be turning 95, too, so this celebration will celebrate both events with a community party from 12 noon to 3 at Lake Anne Plaza. There will be entertainers, performers and surprise guests.

Those attending the party  will also have a chance to participate in Reston's “Video Story Telling … (0 comments)

event: Things to Do: Let's Go Fly a Kite...on the National Mall - 03/19/09 11:44 PM
One of my favorite Spring traditions in the Washington D.C. area is the Smithsonian Kite Festival on the National Mall. Picture hundreds of kites flying simultaneously against a (hopefully) bright blue sky. It is a sure way to celebrate the beginning of Spring!
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Saturday, March 21, and want to prepare your family for next weekend's Kite Festival , the Kites of Asia Family Day is tomorrow at the National Air and Space Museum's National Mall Building. The events are free and include lessons on how to fly kites, indoor kite-flying demonstrations, … (2 comments)

event: Even if you don't want to--GO TO YOUR REUNION! - 10/16/08 07:22 AM
Last weekend my sister-in-law called to tell me that my brother did not want to go to their 20 year reunion.  They were high school sweethearts.  She, however, had been long making plans with friends and was very excited about the prospect of catching up with old high school buddies.

They live out of town and had made plans to come and stay with us. We could watch their kids while the went to the different events.
Friday night arrived and they did, too.  My sister-in-law went off with a girl friend to the pre-party party. My brother stayed back … (9 comments)

event: The NIGHTMARE Begins October 10...The Haunted Forest - 10/05/08 09:16 AM
Beginning Friday, October 10, 2008  Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia (Loudoun County) is hosting The Haunted Forest. Get in the Halloween spirit by going to their website, www.halloweenwoods.com. Here you can see pictures, read the story behind the event and get the schedule.

The first night will be a bargain with a $10 admission fee. It opens each day at 7:00 pm and the last ticket will be sold at 10:30 pm (9:30 on Thursday and Sunday).
The dates are:
Friday, October 10 ($10) Saturday, October 11 ($10) Friday, October 17 ($13) Saturday, October 18 ($13) Friday, October 24 … (0 comments)

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