Black History Month Family Day at National Museum of American History: Power of the Word

To honor Black History Month, the Smithsonian is hosting a full day of activities inspired by the exhibition “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963.” ...

Splash Into Summer in Arlington

With Summer inching closer and closer, Kelly Mountain, Tersa Gordon, APS School Psychologists and Arlington Parks and Recreation, will host an event to assist you in finding ways to keep ...

Friends of the Planetarium Takes a Kid-Oriented Approach to the Theme of Dinosaurs & Fossils

The Friends of the Planetarium organizes and hosts public programs for one weekend each month. They’ve chosen themes for each month, and all the activities or presentations for a given ...


A Night of Adventure Awaits Children at the National Museum of Natural History

One of our favorite events of the year, the Smithsonian presents a ...

Creative Kids Kitchen Summer Camp Registration is Open

              Creative Kids Kitchen in Arlington ...

Arlington Public Schools Closed on Monday, October 29th Due to Hurricane Sandy

Arlington Public Schools announced this afternoon that all APS Schools and Offices ...

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APS Note on Avoiding the Sickies

              Marian D. Harmon, School Health Bureau Chief and Samuel Stebbins, Public Health Physician of APS sent a note home to families today of how not to get sick during these cooler months.   Dear APS Families: We hope you and your children are having a productive and healthy school year.  […]

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1st Annual Douglas Park Haunted Trail of Terror

              The Wakefield High School Girls Basketball Team will be at the First Annual Douglas Park Haunted Trail of Terror. Saturday, October 27 from 7-9 pm in Douglas Park in the ladies will be in costume assisting younger children with face and pumpkin painting! The trail begins at the […]

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Arlington County Public Schools College Night Wednesday

              Colleges from all over the United States will be at Ballston Common Mall to meet students and their parents. This is College Fair will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Ballston Common Mall from 7-9pm. Bring the whole family. This is a great opportunity to learn […]

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Volunteer Fair for Arlington 6th-12th Grade Students

              A Teen-Only Volunteer Fair for 6th-12th graders will be held at the Arlington Central Library on Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 1pm. Many different organizations will have information on how teens can get involved in volunteer work. This is a great opportunity for high school students to […]

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Chilly Morning Breakfast Idea | Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal | Recipes

                Prep time: 1 min | Cook time: 5 mins | Total time: 6 mins | Serves: 1 The perfect oatmeal with all of the flavor of pumpkin pie Ingredients 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 1/2 […]

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Fall Heritage Festival at Gulf Branch Nature Center Today

              Enjoy Good Old-Fashioned Fun at the Fall Heritage Festival on Sat., Oct. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m., at Gulf Branch Nature Center. For just $5 per person (children under three enter for free), families can participate in activities such as scarecrow-making and cornhusk doll-making and view demonstrations […]

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Arlington Fire Department Hosting Open House Events Throughout the County Today

“Have 2 Ways Out!” is the theme of fire prevention week. The Arlington County Fire Department will host Open House events October 13th from 10-4. Unfortunately due to renovations Station 2 located at 4805 Wilson Blvd and Station 4 located at 3121 N 10th St will not be hosting Open House.  All are welcome to […]

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Dogtober Day this Saturday at Lacey Woods Park

                How much does your dog love you? You’ll find out if you participate in tomorrows best kisser contest at Dogtober Day. Saturday, October 6, 2012 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lacey Woods Park 1200 N. George Mason Drive Show Categories Best Kisser – How much does your […]

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Artisphere to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary this Weekend: Music and Art for Arlington Families

CRAIG COLORUSSO: SUN BOXES Thurs., Oct. 4 – Sat., Oct. 6 / FREE See website for locations around Rosslyn Sun Boxes is comprised of twenty speakers, each equipped with solar panels, which transform outdoor spaces into a walk-through sonic landscape. FORRO IN THE DARK + ALMA TROPICALIA Sat., Oct. 6 / 8 p.m. / $20 […]

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Festival Latinoamericano This Weekend

Head to Kenmore Middle School during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latinoamerican countries to Arlington. Sun., Sept. 30, 1-5pm. You can also enjoy live music, delicious, authentic food and fun for the whole family. FREE Admission! More info:

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