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Weekend Guide: Nov. 16-18

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 Occoquan’s Holiday Open House and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Enjoy an evening of shopping, refreshments, caroling, specials and more! The Holiday Open House rings in the holiday season as the town is decorated with an array of holiday decorations and the town’s unique businesses stay open late …

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Run, Turkey, Run! 12 Local Turkey Trots

Before you sit down to gobble up a decadent Thanksgiving feast, lace up your shoes, get moving and help support a good cause! These community races offer a variety of distance runs, plus walks and kids’ events to get the family outside burning off that extra slice of pumpkin pie. …

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Weekend Guide: Nov. 2-4

FRIDAY, NOV. 2 Shrek the Musical Award-winning Main Street Theater Productions presents Shrek the Musical based on the DreamWorks’ film Shrek. This is an event for the whole family! $15-$20, 7:30 p.m., Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Ln., Purcellville, VA, www.franklinparkartscenter.org/full-season-performances/. SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Pumpkin Chucking Weekend  Clark’s Elioak Farm has …

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7 Apps to Get Kids Outside Exploring this Summer

For kids, summer means one thing: freedom. For most parents, this freedom begs the question: “How am I going to keep the kids entertained all break?” You can only plan so many summer activities and trips to the pool before it becomes an exhausted effort. And it’s unrealistic to think …

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16 Tasty Spots to Enjoy National Empanada Day

Coat anything in a doughy crust, and it’s pretty magical. Empanadas are no exception. Empanada fillings can be sweet or savory, and the dough is typically folded over meat, cheese or other tasty fillings. Every country seems to have their own kind of empanada — think Italian calzones or Jamaican …

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14 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

From decadent chocolate tastings and baking to heart-themed dances and festivals, here’s a list of the best family-friendly Valentine’s events happening around the D.C. area. 1. Chocoholic at Sur La Table Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sur La Table, 326 King St., Alexandria, VA Put on your baking hat and …

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20 Local Turkey Trots

Before you sit down to gobble up turkey with all the trimmings, lace up your shoes and get moving! These community races offer a variety of distance runs, plus walks and kids’ events to get the family outside burning off that pumpkin pie! Maryland 1. The Great Pumpkin Run Nov. …

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