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Entertaining on a Budget in Metro DC

Entertaining on a Budget in Metro DC

It is possible to both entertain AND enrich your kids on a budget in the DC metro area. Living close to the nation's capitol offers a wide array of possibilities, including the always-popular Smithsonian Museums National Air and Space and the National Zoo are (or should be) at the top of your list. Here are five more for you to consider:

Manassas National Battlefield Park
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, VA 20109
703.361.1339
nps.gov/mana
Cost: Children 16 and under, free; Sixteen yrs. and up, $3 per person (good for three days)

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Wear Blue on Autism Awareness Day at Salon Daniel and Receive Discount

Wear Blue on Autism Awareness Day at Salon Daniel and Receive Discount

WEAR BLUE on AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, APRIL 2 at SALON DANIEL and RECEIVE DISCOUNT
Salon Daniel to Donate 10 Percent to Autism Speaks and Raffle Beauty Services

Hunting for Eggs this Easter

Hunting for Eggs this Easter

Easter Egg Hunts at Reston Zoo
2011 Dates to Be Announced
1228 Hunter Mill Road | Vienna, VA 22182
www.restonzoo.com

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Aurora Quilts Opens in Old Town Manassas

Aurora Quilts Opens in Old Town Manassas

Aurora Quilts, located at 9100 Church Street, Suite 101 in Old Town Manassas, Va., opened its doors to offer quilting classes, sell books and quilting fabrics. An avid quilter, Manassas resident, Jean Schachner is the owner of Aurora Quilts.   For more information, go to www.auroraquilts.com.

For more information about the Historic Manassas, Inc., call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Speedy Green Car Wash Donates More Than $300 to SERVE in February

With the help of their customers, Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. raised more than $300 for the local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of a February charity campaign. Customers selected the SERVE fundraiser code when making their car wash selections and 20 percent of their total car wash service went toward SERVE. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.