Dear FAMILY Friend,

Getting ready for back-to-school is always hectic, no matter how hard you try to plan ahead! We've put together a quick list of some of the essential back-to-school basics to prepare both you and your child to get everything ready these last couple of weeks. Don't worry- you've still got time! Read the article here to make sure your family can be as prepared as possible!
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In Remembrance of Robin Williams

Woodstock Community Theatre will be showing one of Robin Williams's movies each night August 18-21 for free at 4:00 P.M. Click here for showtimes and more information.

Where: Woodstock Community Theatre
136 N Main St.
Woodstock, VA
Phone: 540-459-2221

Cirque du Soleil Giveaway!
Popular DC bloggers It's Julien and Capitally Frugal are giving away 4 tickets to see Cirque du Soleil on Thursday,  August 28th at 8 pm! For more information and to enter the giveaway, click here!
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Event

When: Saturday, August 23
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Barstons Child's Play 
5536 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 


 For more information, click here! 


Brady Rymer


When: Saturday, August 23
Cost: $10
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Jammin' Java
227 Maple Ave. E
Vienna, VA

Friday Night Stargazing
When: Friday, August 8 - Friday, October 24
Cost: Free
Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 
A Matter of Worth
When: Saturday, August 23
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC  
 For more information, click here!
Mom Blog: Teach Mama   
Title: Get Kid Involved in Back-to-School Shopping      
Getting kids involved in back-to-school shopping can be fun and easy. And not surprisingly, there's a whole lot of learning that will happen along the way. There's a whole lot of reading. There's a whole lot of math. There's a whole lot of life skill learning. 

to read the rest, click here!  
Thank you for reading!

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