Dear FAMILY Friend,
The lazy days of summer can sometimes be just that- lazy! While having lazy days can be relaxing, for kids they can get old quickly. If you're looking for a new activity to try to stop the "I'm bored!"s, you should try making your own chalk! Not only is it fun and creative, but it will keep your kids entertained and playing outside. It's much easier than it sounds! Find out how, here! Show us how your masterpieces turn out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Evening King Farm Rides


Join the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee for a neighborhood ride for about an hour. Suitable for families! No one gets left behind.


When: Tuesday, July 22
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: King Farm Farmstead and Farm Site
1101 Grand Champion Drive
Rockville, MD

Bethesda Outdoor Movies
The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents the ninth annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Movies include Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Citizen Kane, Pitch Perfect and more!
When: Tuesday, July 22 - Saturday, July 26
Cost: Free
Location: Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle 
Corner of Auburn and Norfolk Avenues
Bethesda, MD 
Summer Concert Series at One Loudoun 
One Loudoun invites the community to come relax on the second Saturday of each month during the summer for an evening of local music.


When: Saturday, June 14 - Saturday, August 9
Time: 7 pm
Location: One Loudoun
20626 East Hampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA

Village at Leesburg 5th Annual Summer Block Party


Join us for this free family event with live bands, entertainers, inflatables, food, sidewalk sales, and fun activities throughout the entire center.


When: Saturday, July 26
Cost: Free
Time: 3pm - 8 pm
Location: Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd.
Leesburg, VA


For more information, click here! 


School's Out for Summer!

Are you looking for an exciting day trip for your kids this summer?

Why not plan a visit to Washington, D.C., a city brimming with tons of fun things to see and do? Everyone knows the grand monuments and well-known historical spots that cover the city, but there's more to D.C. than just that. If you're looking  for something a little off the beaten path, why not visit Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C.?

More than just a wax museum, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear historical icons and celebrities like never before. You can meet all 44 presidents and brush shoulders with your favorite celebrities and sports stars!

Sound like your kind of fun? Book your tickets online and save up to 40% off here!

Mom Blog: The Music Momma 
Title: Noticing the Music Around You
I can't remember who said it, but someone was making the argument that it's virtually impossible to go a whole day without hearing music. In our modern lives, this seems essentially true. Between the commute, television, any retail store, maybe some loud neighbors, music is everywhere. Most of the time, we tune it out- it's just ambient white noise.

It can be an exercise to tune back in, though- what do you hear at the gym? What's playing in the produce section when you're picking out strawberries for... to read the rest, click here!   
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The results are in! Our "Best for FAMILIES" winners and finalists list can be found here and in our July 2014 issue, out now! We hope you enjoy and keep a look out for next year's survey!

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