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Fairfax, VA is a fantastic place to raise kids! Between local history, fantastic libraries, an amazing local and regional park system, and all the other cool places to go, it’s hard to think of anyplace better to be a kid! Join us for some good friends and good times. We’ll explore all the area has to offer together while our kids make their first friends!

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  • 2015 Summer Reading Guide to NOVA child reading flickr John MorganBooks, 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 ...
  • Summer Entertainment: Free Shows, $1 movies, and more drive-in movie monkeywing flickrThe beauty of summer is that no school activities means more time for family fun. Here’s a roundup of free- or mostly free- summer entertainment for your family. Outdoor movies, music, puppets, and more! Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint
  • FREE Summer Bowling for your kids all summer long! bowling eyeliam flickrSUMMER IS COMING. What’s better than indoor fun? Free indoor fun. You can sign your kiddo up for some free bowling this summer. All it takes is an email address and a couple of minutes, and you’ll be hooked up with free games DAILY. Talk about a backup plan! Bowl America (2 free games per day for ...
  • National Arboretum offers all the beauty with fewer crowds 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, ...
  • Children’s Science Center Rolls Out Plans for Upcoming Summer Camps and Opens Applications for Family Science Night Children's Science Center Herndon VAChildren’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 NIGHT The Family ...
  • ScoutStrong 5K Race and Fun Run-Walk 5k race & Family fun run Haymarket VA The Joy Troupe NOVAScoutStrong 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. - 9:45 a.m. Start/Finish: The Race begins at 10 a.m. Open for competitive runners and kids, scouters, scouts, family and friends. Course: The cross-country course through the beautiful Boy Scout Camp Snyder over various terrains – ...
  • Our Kids Discount Family Fun in Northern VA Joy Troupe NOVAOur 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 - Spring Break ...
  • Everybody deserves a family. It's how you care that mattersFOSTER 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 http://youtu.be/1frm3OAqwlM Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint
  • Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! Frozen Header image for postDisney on Ice presents Frozen surprised me by being even MORE visually spectacular than other Disney on Ice presentations I’ve seen. From the incredibly detailed costumes to the incredibly vibrant color palette, the show was eye candy from start to finish. The iconic costumes were, obviously, interpreted for freedom of movement, so if you have ...
  • Get Your Summer Read on In NOVA Your Weekly Family Event Planner from The Joy Troupe NOVALaura 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. Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint
  • Fairfax VA Family Event & Activity Picks 5-26-14 Fairfax VA Playgroup and Moms GroupMember picks from Playmates & Playdates of Fairfax VA Playgroup & Moms Group and a chance to share your local picks. Please spread the Joy!FacebookStumbleUponPinterestTwitterGoogleMoreLinkedInEmailRedditTumblrDiggPocketPrint
  • Giveaway: Four weeks of classes at Great Play of Fairfax! (ends 6/30) Great Play of Fairfax giveaway ends 6/30The winner of this giveaway will receive one month of award winning classes for ages 6 months – 5th grade, and a free family membership. This package is valued at $138! Here’s how it works: You use the giveaway widget below to enter to win. The more entries you collect, the better your chances. Please spread ...
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