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New Year's Eve Stroll & Campfire

Still looking for something family-friendlying to do on New Year's Eve? Go on a $5 stroll and campfire in Arlington from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Here are the details...

From Arlington County:

Families. Register children and adults; children must register with an accompanying adult. Explore the park as the last night of the year settles in. Then ring out the old and bring in the new by tossing your resolutions into a "wishing campfire." Bundle up and bring a flashlight. For more information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington, VA 22207. Registration Required: Resident registration begins at 8:00am on 11/15/2011. Non-resident registration begins at 8:00am on 11/16/2011. Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 622852-I

Kids Connect with Nature at Winter Break Camps

Kids Connect with Nature at Winter Break Camps

From Fairfax County:

Kids may never admit it, but the winter break from school can get boring after a while. Parents looking for an activity to engage their restless children should consider a winter camp at Riverbend Park. Located along the Potomac River, the wooded park is offering three naturalistled camps for children to connect with the natural world. Each six-hour camp shares the wonders of nature through hands-on experiences, games, and activities.

Cost-Free Holiday Event at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

From USMC Museum:

WHAT:                       Santa and Mrs. Claus will travel from the North Pole to the National Museum of the Marine Corps to take last minute gift requests. Children will also have the chance to make ornaments and other holiday crafts. For a less hectic holiday experience, come to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

A tale of Thanksgiving kindness in our Nation's Capital

 

In the midst of the holiday shopping onslaught, it's good to remember the true meaning of the season. A friend of mine, Terence Tomlin, a chef and one-time front man of the phenomenal funk band The Mighty Heard, posted a story on Facebook that brought a tear to my eye. I think Terry's story deserves a bigger audience, so here it is, in his own words:

 

"Last Tuesday on my way to work I saw a lady struggling with her three kids. Looking at them reminded me of June 1980 when my mother took me, my brother and sister out of a abusive household leaving Bridgeport for California.

Northern Virginia Community College and Reunion Music Society present winter concert

Northern Virginia Community College and Reunion Music Society present winter concert

Northern Virginia Community College and Reunion Music Society present winter concert

The Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “A Winter Wonderland Concert” on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE GIVES THANKS with FREE COFFEE/HOT COCOA on BLACK FRIDAY

OCCASIONALLY CAKE GIVES THANKS with FREE COFFEE/HOT COCOA on BLACK FRIDAY

After Thanksgiving Day Treats Sold with Free Coffee and Hot Cocoa at Occasionally Cake
 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is discounting their holiday cookies, pound cakes and peppermint truffles on the day after Thanksgiving, Fri., Nov. 25 (Black Friday) and is serving free hot cocoa and coffee with all purchases that day. Patrons receive 20 percent off when treats are ordered and paid in full on Black Friday.  For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Occasionally Cake Sells Pumpkin Rolls in Nov.; 10 Percent of Sales to Benefit Mount Vernon, Va. Home

Occasionally Cake Sells Pumpkin Rolls in Nov.; 10 Percent of Sales to Benefit Mount Vernon, Va. Home

PUMPKIN ROLL SALES TO HELP MOUNT VERNON HOMELESS SHELTER