Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Find that "just right" summer camp for your kids! Come to the Washington FAMILY Summer Camp and Activities Fair! Bring the whole family for entertainment, activities, giveaways and more!

Saturday, March 28th 
Where: Springfield Town Center
6500 Springfield Mall
Springfield, VA
Spring Break Day Trips and Activities

Do you have the kids at home for Spring Break? There's no need to go away for the week when there are so many fun, local attractions to enjoy! We've compiled a list of fun day trips AND ideas of what to do if you're staying home! 

Click here for the list!
Do you know a Mom who's making a difference?

The DMV is chock-full of talented, hard-working and creative moms doing amazing things, and we want to celebrate them! Our Local Mom Profiles feature authors, activists, entrepreneurs, leaders and more!

Nominate a deserving mom today by emailing info@thefamilymagazine.com with subject line "Mom Profile."   
Click here for more desserts!

How many times have you heard someone say (or even said yourself), "I don't have a creative bone in my body?" In a culture that values practicality, order, logic and analytical thought, it's easy to grow up strengthening these abilities, while other equally vital talents remain underdeveloped, even stunted...

Summer camp is a place where kids are able to explore, mature and grow. They learn to work together with others in community and communicate thoughts and feelings in their own creative way. Summer arts camps help kids discover their own unique voice, vision and inspiration. Here are three of the many reasons to send your child to an arts camp.


When: Sunday, March 22
Time: 10 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Leesburg Volunteer Fire Station 1
215 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg, VA

Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Fire Trucks, Free Movies, Pop Corn, Activities for Children, Baked Goods for sale and more! 

Visit www.LeesburgFire.org or call 703-728-9549 for more information
Totally Red!

March 21, 22
 McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean, VA

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Until March 22
Where: Verizon Center
601 F St. NW
Washington, DC
When: Runs until May
 Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Blog: Kid Trips
Title: Camping Hacks for Families

Packing for the family camping trip has to be done strategically; otherwise you'll end up needing two cars to transport everything! Use our camping hacks in order to keep everything as simple as possible. 


While packing, try to make sure the bulk of the items you pack can serve two purposes, like air mattresses, which can be used to sleep on, and also float on while at the lake. Sometimes...  to read the rest, click here!



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