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ViVa Vienna!
  Saturday 24 May - Monday 26 May
Cost: FREE!
Where: 245 Maple Ave. W 
Vienna, VA
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Herndon Festival
When:  Thursday 29 May - Sunday 1 June
Downtown Herndon, VA
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When: Thursday, May 1 - Sunday, June 8
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD
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Watson Adventures' Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt
When: Saturday, May 24
When: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: National Gallery of Art
6th Avenue and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC
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Spring Night Sky
When: Saturday, May 24
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: Rock Creek Park Nature Center
5300 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC

Science Saturdays: Egg Drop
When: Saturday, May 24
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Hagley Museum and Library 
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, VA
MOM BLOG: Tiny Steps Mommy 
The Dandelion Seed Waits With Hope

The billowy fluffs float on the breath of my little girl's secret wishes. I watch her spread the dandelion seeds and smile. Who decided these were weeds anyway? I love dandelions. They are vibrant and stand alone until it's time to change into impossibly soft wisps. Then they wait until the wind slowly carries them away- to land where they may. No plans. No set path. The dandelion seed waits with hope. Recently, this is how I have felt. Like a dandelion seed floating. Waiting to land and bury myself into the soil. Waiting to grow. Waiting to change. Waiting for what comes next. I don't know why I feel this way, but it's where I am right now. On the cusp of a transformation I still don't understand. A future I can't yet see. An uncertainty that feels scary and confusing, but exciting at the same time. Some days I think I know what is in store for me and my family and then everything becomes unclear. I sat with my mother... to read the rest, click here!

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