Books, books, books! Great readers are made by GREAT BOOKS, and there is no better time for great books than summertime. Find your nearest summer reading program and get your kid excited to build good reading habits all summer long. Here is your roundup of NOVA summer reading programs. They are all FREE, they are all FUN, and they almost all include incentives to reward your kiddo’s accomplishments!
A friend of mine posted an “Introvert’s guide to the cherry blossoms” on her Facebook page. It said: Step 1- plant your own cherry tree. Step 2- stay home.Redbud trees and camellias in bloom at the National Arboretum
My personal favorite insider tip is the National Arboretum. It sees much less traffic than the tidal basin, but is easily as beautiful. And the blooms there do not stop when the notoriously fickle cherry blossom peak time is over, either. Last weekend, the cherry trees were at peak bloom, and the red buds weren’t far behind. This weekend, you should see some gorgeous dogwoods, more spectacular performance from the redbuds, and there may also be apple blossoms.
Through Sunday April 19. $2 entrance fee. Get full details including times and prices for ride tickets here. The rides are all clearly marked as to who can ride them- some restrict how tall a child must be to ride at all and some how tall to ride without an adult. There are rides appropriate [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED For Children’s Sake of Virginia is seeking families and individuals who are interested in fostering local children in need of loving homes. If you are interested in fostering or would like more information, please contact Mary Anna Edmonds (703) 817-9890 or email to forchildrenssakeVA@yahoo.com
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, [...]