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What to do with Halloween Candy?

Do you dread the pillowcases full of candy that will be coming home with your munchkin on Halloween? Instead of having them chalked up on a sugar high for the next 11 months, persuade them to watch some really cool experiments! This site has some really cool ideas of experiments you can do with Halloween candy that are sure to delight your little ones. Whether it's watching a warhead dissolve into bubbles or seeing an "S" from the word Skittles float to the top of the water, you must try a few of these!

Check out the website HERE.

The Arlington Community Tries to Save the Westover Beer Garden

A year ago, the Westover Market opened a small beer garden that has been embraced by the community. On weekend nights, it is the best place to meet your neighbors; a family friendly place where kids dance to live music and neighbors share drinks and stories. It is one of the places that make the town of Westover such a unique and tight-knit community. Unfortunately, after receiving a noise complaint, the county zoning commission forced the Beer Garden to go silent.
 

Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse Appeals to All Ages

Arlington Drafthouse continues to host affordable, fun nights with its $5 Standup Comedy Thursdays and its Friday “Wine Night at the Movies.” However, you may not know about the family friendliness of the Drafthouse. Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is hosting “Mommy & Me Movies” every Tuesday. Adults are $5.50 and children are free. Strollers can be brought into the theatre and the movies start at 1:30 p.m.

Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is located at 2903 Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA. For more details about any Drafthouse event you can check out http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/.

 

Free Fun at the 2010 Arlington County Fair

The 2010 Arlington County Fair will be held from August 18-22. Some highlights of this year’s fair include a program to highlight rainforest conservation and the return of the racing piglets.

There will be shuttle services available to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center site. Thousands of visitors are expected to come enjoy the carnival rides, food, games and outdoor movie nights. There will be hundreds of vendors and exhibits.

Admission is FREE (making it one of the largest free events on the East Coast), so you don’t want to miss out! For more details about this year’s fair visit: http://www.arlingtoncountyfair.us.