Dear FAMILY Friend,

Thanksgiving is so close we can almost taste the pumpkin pie! Whether you're the host this year or going to a relative's house for dinner, there's no doubt that cooking is a huge part of this holiday and we've got a proposition for you! How about trying a new spin on the classic recipes this year? We've got a few for you to try and here's the real bonus - they're all healthier than the traditional dishes!

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Over the next couple of months we have a lot of great contests set up where you can win tickets to fun and local events at venues across the DMV! Be sure to "Like" us so you don't miss out!
Holiday Treasure Fiber Arts Show        

When: Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Sunday, January 4
Cost: Free 
Torpedo Factory Art Center Studio 18
105 North Union St. Studio 18
Alexandria, VA

For more information, click here!  


B&O's Magical Holiday Express- The Giving Train


When: Saturday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Jan. 4
Cost: $12 - $16
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 
For more information, click here!
Hansel and Gretel with the Capital City Symphony
When: Saturday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 23 
Cost: Free for kids, $25 for adults 
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H. St. NE
Washington, D.C.   
14th Annual The Enchanted Forest Holiday Extravaganza
When: Saturday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 23 
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA     

Mom Blog: Clarendon Moms         
Title: Kombucha: My Healthy New Addiction    
Kombucha is a fermented tea created by adding probiotics, gut-healthy bacteria, yeast, natural sugars and sometimes fruit juice and vitamins sometimes called "mushroom tea". I've been hearing about Kombucha for almost ten years, but was hesitant to try it because there were some brands that listed "mold" and "bacteria" as the ingredients inside the bottle of kombucha. (What? I'm highly allergic to mold!)


However, after doing some research on the popularity of drinking kombucha, I discovered that it is not...
to read the rest, click here!   

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