Dear FAMILY Friend,

Did you know there is a real life princess living in Northern Virginia?! Princess Aliyah Pandolfi was born in Pakistan and has dedicated her life to helping others. Her nonprofit organization, Kashmir World Foundation, funds numorous education projects, while simultaneously reviving fine arts and master artisans of Kashmir. Through her research in these areas, she discovered another cause, redirecting her mission to stop poaching in South Africa! To learn more about this amazing local mother, click here!

Big Apple Circus
All new show! 

"America's Best Circus"  
September 18 - October 25
Where: Dulles Town Center, VA

For more information:  
Call: 888-541-3750  

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Attention Readers! 

Halloween is just around the corner and we want to hear your stories!

If you have a funny story about Halloween, a DIY costume "fail" or any other Halloween related photos/comments/stories featuring you and your family, send it our way for a chance to be featured not only on our social media, but ALSO in our print magazine!

Speaking of Halloween... click here to plan ahead and get great costume, party and recipe ideas! 
Bluemont Fair 

When: Saturday, Sept. 20 - Sept. 21
Cost: Free admission for kids under 9, $5 a person 
Bluemont Community Center
33846 Snickersville Pike
Bluemont, VA

For more information, click here!  


2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert


When: Friday, Sept. 19
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium 
730 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 

HELP 3rd Annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fun Run & Walk
When: Saturday, Sept. 20
Time: 1:00 pm
Bohrer Park
506 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD  
Colonial Market & Fair
When: Saturday, Sept. 20 - Sept. 21       
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA    
 For more information, click here!
Mom Blog: Teach Mama      
Title: Nighttime Reading with Elementary Schoolers: Make it a date     
We're back in business. School's in session, and we're all slowly but surely trying our best to adjust to our new fall schedules. And we're tired. I mean it. Tired. Kids are tired. Parents are tired. Everyone's tired.

I know it will get easier, but man.

There's nothing like
.... to read the rest, click here! 

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