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Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival Deal #Ad

Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival Deal #Ad

Converging in Oronoco Bay Park for one day, the Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival brings the area’s best wine producers together in one spot, along with many of the local restaurants and food purveyors. Admission to the festival is free, so visitors can walk around before purchasing something to eat or a full glass of wine from one of the many wineries.

Join us on Monday, 3/23 to Create & Play!

Join us on Monday, 3/23 to Create & Play!

Hope United Church of Christ 6130 Old Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22310 Monday, March 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT) Thank you, Hope UCC for hosting area families in their space for this brand new, secular, FREE program.  Join us every Monday. The children will enjoy hands-on activities, creative expression, social skill building, and [...]

Wonders of Science Special Tours and Programs Explore 18th-Century Science

Wonders of Science Special Tours and Programs Explore 18th-Century Science The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, is hosting a special day of 18th-century natural and medical science exploration and demonstrations. On Sunday, March 22, 2015, visit the Apothecary and discover curious objects, from poison bottles to dragon’s blood, and find [...]

Children’s Science Center Rolls Out Plans for Upcoming Summer Camps and Opens Applications for Family Science Night

Children’s Science Center Rolls Out Plans for Upcoming Summer Camps and Opens Applications for Family Science Night

Children’s Science Center Rolls Out Plans for Upcoming Summer Camps and Opens Applications for Family Science Night Northern Virginia (March 12, 2015) - The Children’s Science Center is proud to be embarking on our third year of our popular and successful Family Science Night program and unveiling our inaugural Adventures in STEM summer camp program. FAMILY SCIENCE [...]

It's worth the trip to Glen Echo MD to see Aladdin at the Puppet Co Playhouse!

It’s worth the trip to Glen Echo MD to see Aladdin at the Puppet Co Playhouse!

It is not too late to see Aladdin at The Puppet Co in Glen Echo Park! (Glen Echo MD) I took my boys to see this 50 minute puppet production, and I couldn’t be more glad I did. The phrase “puppet show” may or may not bring to mind a sophisticated theatrical performance, but productions [...]

Family Paint Night at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria

Family Paint Night at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria

I recently did some research on “Paint Night” activities for another post, and I found out that it can be hard to tell exactly what you’re getting. They all use pretty much the same language to describe the activity, but unless you actually go, you can’t know whether it’s one of the type that have [...]

ScoutStrong 5K Race and Fun Run-Walk

ScoutStrong 5K Race and Fun Run-Walk

ScoutStrong 5K Race and Fun Run-Walk 4/11/2015 09:00 Map this event » Camp William B. Snyder 6100 Antioch Road Haymarket, Virginia  20169 United States Contact:odd5k@oddbsa.org Registration Information Online registration is available until: 4/9/2015 Register / RSVP » Details The Old Dominion District is holding its third ScoutStrong run/walk at beautiful Camp Snyder on April 11, 2015. Check-in: 9:00 a.m. - [...]

Arlington Kids' Stuff Sale

Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale

Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale March 21, 2015 8am- Noon St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 4000 Lorcom Lane Arlington, VA 22207 The Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale is celebrating 25 years with another well-organized consignment sale that’s a proven reliable source of all kid-related items. Our sale features gently used items from 100 consignors including clothes, toys, books, [...]

Our Kids Discount

Our Kids Discount

Our Kids is offering you fine people a discount on an Our Kids membership.  For a limited time, take $4 off an Our Kids membership.  Click here to sign up today and get $4 off: http://bit.ly/1Ch6w5j (offer expires 2/28/15)  You’ve seen some of their guides in your newsletter recently, and here are some handy links to recently published guides: – Spring Consignment Sale Guide: https://www.our-kids.com/spring/spring-consignment-sale-guide [...]

Register your free Seaworld/Bush Gardens Preschool Pass

Register your free Seaworld/Bush Gardens Preschool Pass

Thank you Jen D. for this hot tip! Double your fun.
Introduce your little ones to their favorite characters at Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ or take them to Land of the Dragons® to discover a magical playland at Busch Gardens®. Splash over to Water Country USA® where kids can play in our interactive splash zones like H2O UFO® and Cow-A-Bunga®. Throughout both parks, you’ll find lots of KIDsiderate® rides, slides and attractions created for our youngest guests. The 2-Park Preschool Pass offers unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for children ages 3 – 5, through Sept. 7, 2015.
Hurry, passes must be registered and redeemed by May 31, 2015.

Is It Possible working to improve work/life balance

Is It Possible working to improve work/life balance

I’m passing along this request from local mom Ursula, who is working on the Is-It-Possible.com project. Work/family balance is an important issue for many of you, particularly since we live in an area where care options can be challenging. Please take a minute and help this along, if you can. —————– Disclaimer: I’m an Alexandria working mom and [...]

From My Email: Free children's Night Out at My Gym sponsored by Olive Garden

From My Email: Free children’s Night Out at My Gym sponsored by Olive Garden

On February 20th we’ve arranged for a special event for your family.

Reconnect over a romantic Four Course Festa Italiana dinner at Olive Garden.

And, all while the kids enjoy a night of fitness and fun with supervised active play at My Gym Sherman Oaks for free!

February's Kid Stuff Swap Meet may have been the biggest yet

February’s Kid Stuff Swap Meet may have been the biggest yet

Huge thanks to Danette and Dana for coming early to help get things in order- it really made things run smoothly to have a head start on setup! Thank you all very much for bringing things, for taking things, and for being such excellent company. As always, HOSTS ARE WELCOME! If you’re feeling inspired to host one of these yourself, contact me to set it up. If you have a charitable project that could benefit from the leftovers of future swaps, I am happy to do that if they will pick up. Please contact me to set it up.

Moms Only: Make your own jewelry!

Moms Only: Make your own jewelry!

Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Arlington, VA

First Create & Play Monday was a HUGE success! Thank you!

First Create & Play Monday was a HUGE success! Thank you!

Our very first Create & Play Monday event at Hope UCC brought together a very warm and friendly group of moms, and the kids had a great time! Trains, cars, blocks, musical instruments, coloring, and play dough activities carried the day, and they all used such nice manners at the table for snack time! Check the calendar for future dates.

Resurrection Children's Center Preschool accepting applications

Resurrection Children’s Center Preschool accepting applications

Looking for a local and loving preschool for your 2.5 – 5 year old child? Resurrection Children’s Center is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. RCC is a non-sectarian, non-profit, cooperative preschool. The school admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities. RCC is an inclusion preschool. Children with special educational needs or disabilities are included in each class. It is located at 2280 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

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Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival Deal #Ad
Join us on Monday, 3/23 to Create & Play!
Children’s Science Center Rolls Out Plans for Upcoming Summer Camps and Opens Applications for Family Science Night
It's worth the trip to Glen Echo MD to see Aladdin at the Puppet Co Playhouse!