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Weekend Guide: Nov. 22-24

Friday, November 22 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Just in time for holiday shopping, more than 450 talented artisans will be selling their wares, including jewelry, home décor, clothing and more, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Check out the specialty food vendors and entertainment for kids. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets: $8 …

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Support System

Beth Tober’s motivation to run derived from entering and training for races. But after amassing an entire drawer full of medals and race T-shirts, she felt her motivation flagging. “Why am I still just running?” she remembers thinking. “There’s got to be something more to it than this.” Her longtime …

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Juul of Denial

Vaping, Juuling, e-cig(arette)s … whatever the name, at this point, experts and doctors all agree that it’s not something kids should be doing. It’s been more than a year and a half since Baltimore’s Child looked at vaping in this column, and we’re sorry to report the situation has grown …

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Keep calm and kava in D.C.

We didn’t know we needed it until it got here: For those in search of a refreshing alternative to their current social scene, grab a friend and share a kava shell at sPACYcLOUd, D.C.’s only kava bar/streetwear store/skate shop. The shop, located in Adams Morgan, has been serving up kava …

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Hammer Time

The doors opened at 6 for Canton Ace Hardware’s 6th Annual Ladies’ Night. But Monica Baker and Betsy Laucks, both of Upper Fells Point, arrived at 4:40 to be the first in a line of 100 eager shoppers. Nearly all were women, with a stray male or two trying not …

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Winged Beauty

Since last month, a garden in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History has been aflutter with hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world. Through the spring, the AMNH’s Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds will be home to as many as 500 butterflies from farms in both Americas, …

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What’s Your Child’s Study Personality?

Mid-year exams, unit assessments and chapter tests — what does it take to ace them? It’s not just the time that’s put in, it’s also the method of studying that produces the best results. It’s often that bright students don’t get the grades they are hoping for on these types …

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How to Choose the Right Child Care + Strategies for Separation Anxiety

Maybe you’re dreading your child’s first day in someone else’s care. Or maybe you’re excited to interview nannies or check out child-care facilities. Either way, finding someone to care for your child can be stressful. Kids’ brains grow rapidly during the early childhood years, and childhood experiences set the foundation …

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A Full Menu for All-day Holiday Festivities

When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes.  To help keep your crowd fueled …

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2021 Virtual Tours

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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