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WIN Tickets to Cox Farms Fall Festival! through 9/24

WIN Tickets to Cox Farms Fall Festival! through 9/24

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!

Win a family four pack to see Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN

Win a family four pack to see Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN

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 Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014

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 [...]

WIN four tickets to #MarvelUniverseLive (ends 9/14.)

WIN four tickets to #MarvelUniverseLive (ends 9/14.)

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 2014

Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale 2014

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 coming to Richmond, VA

LEGO® KidsFest coming to Richmond, VA

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.

WIN Big Apple Circus Tickets! ends 8/28

WIN Big Apple Circus Tickets! ends 8/28

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!)

Big Apple Circus coming to Dulles

Big Apple Circus coming to Dulles

Show information and discount code for Big Apple Circus!

<b><i>Marvel Universe Live! </i></b><b>Arrives in D.C. Area Sept. 4 - 21 </b></p>

Marvel Universe Live! Arrives in D.C. Area Sept. 4 - 21 

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.

NOVA Facebook Yard Sale Group Roundup

NOVA Facebook Yard Sale Group Roundup

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:

Pirate Festival at Lake Fairfax

Pirate Festival at Lake Fairfax

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!

Great Play of Fairfax

Great Play of Fairfax

Great Play of Fairfax was too much fun to fit on one page, and I didn’t worry about whether we would need the first aid kit even one time. Coming from the mother of my hooligans, that is high praise!

Get Your Summer Read on In NOVA

Get Your Summer Read on In NOVA

Laura Ingalls Wilder and I spent a lot of time together on summer afternoons. I think we should all encourage this… so I’ve rounded up all the area library reading programs, in case our kiddos need extra incentive to pick up a book.

Got Plans? Your Joy Troupe NOVA Planner for 5/30/14

Got Plans? Your Joy Troupe NOVA Planner for 5/30/14

A four day week is not enough time to pack in all the fun stuff we want to do! I’m looking forward to a full week of good times- and even more so to SUMMER! Bring back our big kids! check out new events, reminders, and a great giveaway, inside.

Arlington VA Family Friendly Event & Activity Picks 5/30/14

Arlington VA Family Friendly Event & Activity Picks 5/30/14

See our Arlington VA Family fun picks and add your own.

Woodbridge Family Fun: Kid friendly Events & Activities 5/30/14

Woodbridge Family Fun: Kid friendly Events & Activities 5/30/14

Please join our Woodbridge, Lorton, Lakeridge, Montclair, and other PWC families in sharing your favorite upcoming area events.

Joy Troupe NOVA Playgroup News

Got Plans? Your Joy Troupe Weekly Planner for 1-31-14
WIN Tickets to Cox Farms Fall Festival! through 9/24
Cox Farms Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014
Arlington Kids' Stuff Sale 2014
Get Your Summer Read on In NOVA
Got Plans? Your Joy Troupe NOVA Planner for 5/30/14