Dear FAMILY Friend,

As the last month of summer begins, we have to ask, have your kids completed their summer reading assignments? It's easy to let these slip as vacations, camps, and the stresses of the every day get in the way. Even if your kids don't have a summer reading assignment, schools and libraries all over the DC metro area have implemented awesome summer reading programs to be involved in. Check out this article to see what some are doing and to view suggested summer reads for all age groups!

Grand Opening Week at  
The Pavilion at BeanTree!


Join educators at The Pavilion at BeanTree during their Grand Opening Week! Fully accredited by the prestigious AdvancED/SACS CASI organization, The Pavilion offers curriculum for Full Day Private Kindergarten, Half Day Kindergarten Enrichment, and Before | After School.

Registration fee waived for those who tour during Grand Opening Week - a value of up to $500!

Tours Daily August 13th - August 15th
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday August 16th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

43635 Greenway Corporate Drive
Ashburn, Virginia 20147


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Beach Party Family Festival


Enjoy fun for kids and the whole family with summer crafts, sports, and live music in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum


When: Saturday, August 9
Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum 
8th, F Street NW
Washington, DC 


 For more information, click here! 


Lauren's Family Jaboree


The talented Helen Hayes and Award winning actress/singer Lauren Williams will lead an evening of Disney song favorites.


When: Friday, August 8 - Saturday, August 9
Cost: Starting at $15
Location: Creative Cauldron
410 S Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA

Kidical Mass Family Ride  
Kidical Mass is a nationwide movement to get kids with their families out on bikes in their communities. This ride is a great chance for your family to ride together!
When: Saturday, August 9
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Croydon Creek Nature Center 
852 Avery Rd
Rockville, MD 
Mom Blog: Tiny Steps Mommy 
Title: We 'Deserve All Good Things Life Has to Offer'    
It took a long time to understand that I deserve everything life has to offer. That I deserve love, happiness, AND to feel fulfilled. A part of me - a sometimes big part nullof me - thought that since I had love and children and a roof over my head and food on the table, that wanting something more was too selfish to consider. I kept my head down and often dreamed of writing. I... to read the rest, click here! 
Thank you for reading!

If you have a great time at one of these events or have a story to tell, please share it with us! It is our mission to experience the great adventure of parenting with you!



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