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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Seizures?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids with Seizures? A Maryland family looks for answers.

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 12-15)

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 12-15)

Thursday, December 12 “Fiddler on the Roof” Directed by Tony-winner Bartlett Sher, this heart-warming tale focuses on family, faith and timeless traditions. Ideal for ages 8 and up. National Theatre, Washington, DC at 7:30 p.m. $54-114 Friday, December 13 Vienna Boys Choir Experience the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys …

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10 DC-Area Holiday Events for Kids with Special Needs

The train show at the U.S. Botanic Garden makes our list of DC-area holiday events for kids with special needs

December in the DMV is packed with holiday attractions! But families with special needs children may struggle with accessibility or sensory overload, so planning is a must. To save you time, we’ve done the research for you! Here are some of our favorite DC-area holiday events for kids with special …

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“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on ICE!

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" on ICE!

ICE! is back at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with an all-new theme featuring the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Holiday revelers should grab their cozy parkas for this family outing! Enter a colorful wonderland of sculptures, scenes and slides all hand-carved by artisans …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 6 – 8)

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend - CSI: Christmas Scene Investigations

  Friday, December 6 Light Yards: Featuring an interactive light installation on the waterfront curated by international award-winning artists, this annual nighttime holiday festival returns for the fifth year at The Yards Park. Washington, DC; FREE; Through December 23; 6 – 10 p.m. “CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators”: Christmas is soon …

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Santa’s Ride 2019 Rolls in Fairfax County

Santa's Ride 2019 will deliver holiday cheer to Fairfax County children in hospitals

Among the many things that children look forward to during the holiday season is discovering whether Santa has rewarded their “nice behavior” with a favorite toy (or two!) under the Christmas tree. But what happens when a child is hospitalized during the holidays and unable to be home on Christmas …

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Got a kid to buy for and no clue what to get? Steven Aarons is your guy. As owner of Barstons Child’s Play, which has stores in Chevy Chase, Arlington, McLean and Rockville, Aarons gets as excited as any child about toys. “We believe in a lot of open-ended play,” …

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Holiday Happenings 2019

Holiday Happenings around DC includes visiting Santa at Enchant Christmas

There’s never a shortage of family-friendly events happening in the DMV, and that’s especially true during the holiday season. From festive lights and icy adventures to enchanting ballets and (believe it or not) a waterskiing Santa, December around the district is a magical time for children of all ages. Whether …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Nov. 28-Dec. 1)

Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz Cats at AMP

Friday, November 29 “The Nutcracker” Virginia National Ballet School students dance alongside international professionals in this classic holiday production. Watch the Nutcracker come to life in a performance full of mesmerizing choreography and gorgeous sets. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Tickets: $25-$37, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Native American Heritage Day The …

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July 31, 2021

Potomac Falls Cars and Coffee – Every Saturday
at Calvary Temple in Sterling

Cars & Coffee
at Parking lot. in Arlington

"Discover Maryland" Exhibition & Free Museum Admission for Students
at Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore

"Family Arts & Play: Letter of the Day" for ages 1-5 with Soaring Starts
at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington

Cherry Blossom Community Market
at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton