Dear FAMILY Friend,

Halloween isn't just for one night - We've compiled a list of the best chilling and thrilling Halloween events starting this week! The events range from mild scares to maximum terror, including events for all ages, adults only and some that may be a little scary for the little ones. Make sure you check the scare level to see if the event is appropriate for your kids' ages.

Trying to plan ahead for Halloween? Click here for costume ideas, party favors and other tricks and treats!
October Festivals and Fun

We've put together a master list of all things fall happening this month! It includes pumpkin patches, corn mazes, fall festivals, Oktoberfests, theater performances and more happening all month in the DMV!

to start planning your family's fall fun!
Howl-O-Ween Bash     

When: Saturday, Oct. 18
Time: 5 pm - 7  pm 
Lincoln Park Community Center
357 Frederick Ave.
Rockville, MD

For more information, click here!  


History, Heroes and Treasures Sleepover


When: Saturday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 19
Foundation for the National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  

Zoo Boo
When: Saturday, Oct. 18 
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Reston Zoo
1228 Hunter Mill Rd.
Vienna, VA  

Mom Blog: High-Heeled Housewife        
Title: Of Lice and Men        

It's been a lousy start to the school year. Literally.

And by "literally" I don't mean figuratively. Like the way people say "I literally died laughing" (and yet they're still alive!).

I mean it was literally lousy. 

Nothing quite says "welcome back to school" like a lice outbreak.  Natalie had been scratching her scalp for over a week before I saw the signs: red bites around the ears and nape of her neck.  A closer examination revealed lots of lovely little nits cemented to her hair shafts.  I didn't...
to read the rest, click here!  

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