The Fund for Alexandria’s Child invites the public to help children in foster care or at risk of abuse or neglect keep warm this winter through the annual Fall Coat Drive, October 1 through November 26. Donations of coats, hats, scarves, and gloves will help ensure that all Alexandria children can stay warm during the cold months.
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Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN has added another showtime to their Patriot Center schedule due to high demand. To celebrate, they are offering another giveaway. To enter, interact with the Facebook post below by clicking “like” and adding a comment! I’ll select the winner at 5 pm on Tuesday 10/21. Please be prepared to respond promptly and let me know what name to put your tickets under at will call!
Winner will receive four tickets to the 3:00pm show at the Patriot Center on Monday, October 27.
Plenty of space for the kids to run and have fun! Great photo ops! About just over a dozen choices of apples: pre-picked and you pick available. And you can drive through the orchard! Pumpkins also available (pre-picked). Family owned and operated farm, just don’t feed the livestock! Great for children of all ages! They even have a country store with fresh baked items and canned items. Free to go in! About 45 min west of Alexandria. Closes 1st week in Nov. also, 1/2 price grounders! So we picked 2 bushels $40
The Cox Farms 2014 Fall Festival opens on 9/27! Here’s what to expect, and what to know before you go!
Forgive me, this is a little farther afield than normal, but Baltimore is a good weekend family day trip, so I’m passing this deal along. (We like to make a stop at The Book Thing.) Believe It or Not!, Ripley’s is now located at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Come see over 15,000 square feet of [...]
The Cox Farms Fall Festival is coming! Here’s your chance to enter to win tickets to this “don’t miss” family event. Everyone over 24 months needs a ticket, so enter to win, and you could be one of TWO lucky winners who receive two free passes for opening weekend, September 27-28! (Read my post about what to know before you go. The festival is BIG. I scratched the surface so you’ll have some idea what to expect.) Get more information on this year’s festival here- word is that there are lots of new, fun things to check out this year!
Frozen fans, here is your opportunity to win a family four pack of tickets to see Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN at the Patriot Center. Speaking from experience, the Disney on Ice performers always do an INCREDIBLE job of bringing these characters to life, and you’ll be thrilled that you took your kids to see this show.
Cox Farms Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014 Cox Farms eagerly awaits the start of the Fall Festival and Fields of Fear seasons! The DC area’s most famous fall festival will open its gate this Saturday, September 20-21 for Preview Weekend before being open daily September 27-November 4. It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Barn [...]
I am SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that we have another giveaway for you. Win a family four pack to see Marvel Universe Live before it leaves town for national tour dates through 2016.
Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale September 20, 2014 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, [...]
LEGO KidsFest is a hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks, not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Friends, LEGO Chima, LEGO Star Wars, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space. Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. The show only makes seven North American appearances each year.
Would you like to win two tickets to see Big Apple Circus Presents Metamorphosis in Dulles on 9/18/14 at 7 pm? (Sounds like a pretty good date night to me!)
Show information and discount code for Big Apple Circus!
After much anticipation, Marvel Universe LIVE!, featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, will be flying into the nation’s capital with performances at the Verizon Center starting September 4 and at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia starting September 12 through September 21.
Thrifty Mamas LOVE a good deal, and we don’t care how we get it. To answer a question from a member, I’ve compiled this (partial) list of area FB yard sale groups. Do you have a favorite that’s not on the list? Use that comment box, down there, at the bottom, and spread the word! I’m sure there are more. I bet there are TONS more. But here’s 20+, to start you off:
Joy Makin’ Mama Danette Z took her family to the Lake Fairfax Pirate Fest, and she has written a review so you know what to expect- and so you can put this one on your family calendar for next year!
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- Help Alexandria’s Children Keep Warm This Winter
- Cox Farms 2014 Fall Festival Preview
- Coupon for Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Baltimore
- WIN Tickets to Cox Farms Fall Festival! through 9/24
- Cox Farms Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014