Gift Guide (and Giveaway!) 2020


This year, perhaps more than ever, I know that I personally want to shop as local as possible. The shutdown has been hard on everyone, and I want to spend my dollars where they help my neighbors and friends the most. With that said, I did the gift guide this year very differently than I […]

Holiday Fun 2020


In-County Events Event: Tree Lighting in Occoquan Date: 11/20/2020 Time: 8:00 PM (End time: 8:15 PM) End Date: Fee: Free Town Hall, Occoquan A full HolidayFest schedule of events will be announced soon. Find up-to-date details at! Virginia Phase 3 restrictions are still in effect. The health and well-being of our residents, patrons […]

Grinch’s Grotto 2020 + Giveaway


(Giveaway at bottom of post) I. Am. So. Excited. This. Is. An. Option. (That was really annoying to type- so you know I mean it.) 2020 has  not made me feel joyful or triumphant, and I do not feel like faking it. I know a lot of you have hauled out the holly and put […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Help 2020

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Takeout Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

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Why cook when you can support a local business? (Okay, I happen to like to cook- but if you don’t, here are some options!) The Bone BBQ Zandra’s Taqueria Firebird’s Woodfired Grill Turkey OR Prime Rib Feast Give the Cook a Break Catering Dyvine BBQ Cracker Barrel Tidewater Grill Mofongo Steakhouse and Grill Uptown Alley […]

1/2 Price National Aquarium Dates!

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Need a field trip? On Fridays after 5 pm, the National Aquarium, home to more than 20,000 fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and marine mammals, invites you to enjoy half-price admission!   Upcoming dates include: • Nov 13, 2020 • Nov 20, 2020 • Nov 27, 2020 • Dec 4, 2020 • Dec 11, 2020 The National […]

Come Away Virtual Screening

We’re giving away 20 logins to the event. To enter, shoot us a Facebook message with your email. We’ll pick winners at 1pm. Those who RSVP will receive an email with a link to join the virtual event. You may join the Waiting Room for this event up to one (1) hour prior to showtime. […]

America Recycles Day 2020

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In recognition of America Recycles Day 2020, Prince William area residents can have recycling questions answered by experts. The Prince William County Solid Waste Division and community partner, Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB), will host this “wonky” event. Join the Solid Waste Division staff and their Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William County Schools and George […]

Register Your Holiday Fun!

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Hey Everyone! We know that winter festivities are going to look a little different this year, so help us out! We’ll be posting this on Thanksgiving Day, so you have plenty of time to get your activities and events in!! Fill Out The Form!

Children’s Science Center

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The Children’s Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs. We serve over 70,000 visitors a year at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall and through our […]

Meet Lightning Athletics

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This week, we’re excited to feature Lightning Athletics. We’ve been working with Coach Monte and Coach Shanel for a few years under another label, and they are amazing people. I personally love how hard they work to lift up youth in our community. Meet Lightning Athletics on our Facebook Page! Let’s jump in! How long […]