Dear FAMILY Friend,

October has so much to offer with Halloween, fall festivals, new fashions, great weather- the list goes on and on. It's the perfect time to explore nature and take the family hiking! Finding a great place to hike can sometimes be tough, so we've compiled a list of hiking locations and trails here!

We'd love to hear about your hiking adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to be in our November issue!
Big Apple Circus
All new show! 

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

For more information:  
Call: 888-541-3750  

Fall Family Festival    

When: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 11:30 am - 3 pm 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

For more information, click here!  


Saturday Story & Hike


When: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 10 am - 11 am
Croydon Creek Nature Center
852 Avery Rd.
Rockville, MD 

Sterling Fest 2014
When: Saturday, Oct. 11 
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Sterling Community Center
120 Enterprise St.
Sterling, VA  
Corn Maze in the Plains
When: Saturday, Sept. 27 - Nov. 9 
Cost: $10 
4501 Old Tavern Rd.
The Plains, VA       
For more information, click here! 

Mom Blog: PWC Moms       
Title: 8 Easy Steps to Save Money, Help the Environment and Our Community       
Being green is a big buzzword these days. Everyone has heard of being eco-friendly and helping to reduce the environmental footprint, but many don't know what they can do, or think their one contribution won't make much of a dent.

At home, you can help protect the environment in so many ways. Every small step helps our community to become cleaner and helps make an impact on the environment.

Everyone can...
to read the rest, click here!  

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