Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


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Do you have a local coffee shop that you frequent? Have you had an awesome experience with a birthday party venue? Does your pediatrician feel like a part of the family? Give back to the local businesses, men and women who give so much to our communities and our families by voting for them in our annual Best for FAMILIES survey! Click here for more information & for the survey! 
Click here for more healthy food tips, workouts and more!   
We recently asked our readers for their best kid's birthday party planning advice. We have some of our favorites below! For more birthday party ideas, check out our article, A Party for Every Personality and our party guide for some awesome, local party resources and venues! Click here for the advice!

Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth's natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset...This study... uncovered how renewable lifestyle choices - habits that help preserve natural resources - influence levels of happiness. 
Mark your calendars for Hoops Fest!

When: March 30th, 7 p.m.
Where: Hylton High School

Watch more than 60 of the area's top high school basketball players compete in a variety of skills competitions, including the high-flying slam dunk contest! All proceeds will be donated to help with medical expenses for 2-year-old Ayza Noor Qamar, daughter of Hylton High School teacher Sofhia Qamar, who has Down Syndrome and Hirschsprung's disease.

Spring Forward Family Fun Day

When: April 2
Where: Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Dr.
Fairfax, VA
Family Jazz Sessions

When: April 2
Where: Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD
 The Boys in the Band

March 26
Where: Gunston Arts Center
2700 S. Lang St.
Arlington, VA
Click here for events happening this week!

Spring Break Day Trips & Activities

Staying in town this spring break? Instead of spending every day around the house, try a day trip instead! We've compiled a list of great attractions and trips to keep the little ones busy while they're home from school!

Click here for the list!

Celebrate Youth Art Month!

March is Youth Art Month! We've compiled a list of 10 awesome art related events happening all over the DMV throughout the month, including concerts, workshops, films & more. We're sure you'll find an event perfect for you and your family! Click here for the list! 

Mom Review: "Let's Grow" Highlights Subscription Box
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak  
Subscription boxes for kids have become popular in the past few years, with themes such as healthy snacking, toys or crafting. They are great choices for children, and you can usually customize them based on age, gender and interests.
Highlights, the producer of the highly acclaimed children's magazine, has entered the subscription box market with their "Let's Grow" box. The importance of reading to your children, starting at a very early age, has been proven through many studies and is highly recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Geared toward children ages 0-2, each monthly "Let's Grow" box has an age-appropriate theme. The box contains... to read the rest, click here! 

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