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HAGERSTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK AUGUST 2-8

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Hagerstown Restaurant Weeks offer diners the opportunity to try a new place, enjoy a sought-after specialty restaurant, or revisit their favorite dining establishment. Most of the participating restaurants source their foods locally to showcase the agricultural richness of Washington County, Maryland. Local restaurants are offering three-course meals at three attractive price points: $15.15, $20.15, $30.15 (not including beverages, tax or gratuity).

This year’s Restaurant Week includes fifteen select restaurants; some long-time institutions in Hagerstown and others who are new to the scene.

Dates: August 2-8, 2015

CLICK HERE for Tips for Getting the Most out of Hagerstown Restaurant Weeks

Happy eating!

FREE Outdoor Movie Festivals in the DMV

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School is out, and if you’re one who has children, you know it gets a bit challenging trying to find inexpensive activities to keep them busy. This is especially hard when you have multiple children.
One year I discovered this little activity that is absolutely
FREE <– (one of my favorite words)

The outdoor movie festivals in my local area provide a way for families to gather under the stars and enjoy a night out at the movies FREE of charge. Now don’t get me wrong… there are some festivals that double as fundraisers but you don’t have to participate to be able to enjoy the movies. In addition most places allow you to bring your own snacks. I started a little tradition for my children and we’re going to recreate it for my Grandchildren. Here is how we prepared for the Outdoor Movie Festival!

1. We make various sandwiches (every kid has their fav)
2. Pop microwave popcorn and put it in ziplock bags (1 bag per child)
3. Pack movie candy ( Dollar Tree) has a good selection
4. Pack the cooler with their favorite drinks
5. Pack 2 blankets to lay out (little ones WILL fall asleep)
6. If they can carry their chair they can bring it
7. Enjoy!!!

PHOTO ASSIGNMENT- send me a picture of your family at the outdoor movie festival to: look4thefro@gmail.com

 

 

The World Of nOvaDose…. Pre-Birthday at The “Yard Party”

Happy Birthday to nOvaDose
Yes Thanksgiving Day is my birthday…. and what a way to “Novabrate”….

The World of nOvaDose will be blogging live at the last Yard party of 2014….

The best way to bring in my 42nd!

I will be in the house blogging live at my very 1st Yard Party… If you can come out and show me some love on my birthday and party with 2 awesome bands!

2 weeks ago, for the first time in 24 years, I had the pleasure of checking out The Junkyard Band at Maxwell’s in Manassas.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a fan for at least 30 years. I’ve purchased PA tapes and CD’s but it’s been that long since I was in the presence of the mighty, mighty Junk!  The sound of Junkyard, I mean they always cranked…and when I say every part of the band was on point.. I mean EVERY part. They did their thing! It was so nice I said I’m going to do it twice….

11/26 Pre Thanksgiving Yard Party!

11/26 Pre Thanksgiving Yard Party!

Junkyard, their sound is timeless, for me it never gets old, ever! I look forward to hearing the classics in addition to their covers. I’m looking forward to hearing Buggs (I’ve followed his voice for at least 3 decades) so to reconnect with the person…I’m in my own heaven..and only true GoGo fans would know what I’m talking about!

Backyard, I was introduced to them in 1995 by way a PA tape in my car…and the rest is history! I can’t wait to hear “Big G’s” voice live! I’m so excited I’m going to hush so I don’t pluck people’s nerves about it.

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The Best Of…. Things To Do in DC, Maryland and Virginia for Halloween 2013!

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As a child I loved Halloween, as a parent not so much and rarely participated in it. Despite my dislike for this particular day, my children always found a way to participate in the Halloween festivities…by way of their Dad! No harm no foul, my favorite holiday is Christmas anyway 🙂

For those who do like to partake in the festivities here is a list of all things Halloween in DC, Maryland and Virginia! Have a Spook-tacular time

10 HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS!!!

Tips to help keep the little and big kids safe on Halloween

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KINGS DOMINION- Halloween Haunt (tickets as low as $32.99)

Dates and Hours:
Halloween Haunt – September 27-October 27, 2013.

Fridays, 7 p.m.-Midnight , Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-Midnight, and Sundays 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Planet Spooky and Trick or Treat with the Dinos at Dinosaurs Alive! – New this year! September 28-October 27, 2013, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

The amusement park features ten mazes, six scare zones and more than 20 thrilling rides. While the attractions of Haunt bring out the scares at night, families and children will enjoy the all-new Planet Snoopy during the day, featuring Halloween family-favorite activities, including a hay maze, pumpkin painting, the chance to get behind the wheel of a pedal tractor, live entertainment and more.

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BOO AT THE ZOO- ( tickets starting at $34.25)

Dates and hours:  

October 25-27, 2013  5:30-8:30 p.m

Princesses, mythical creatures, kid-wizards, and other costumed guests are invited to join us at our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. There’s no safer or more exciting way for families with children ages 2 to 12 to trick or treat. A ticket is required for all attendees 2 years and older.

Enjoy animal encounters and festive decorations along with your tasty candy and delicious snack foods from more than 30 treat stations throughout the Zoo. Take a ride on our Conservation Carousel! Tricks optional.

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO- (tickets start at $30)

Dates and hours:

October 30, 2013 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Baaaaack. Join us at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for a wicked night of fun. With a live band, costume contest, and mind-boggling performance art—including fortune tellers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionist, it is a Halloween party you won’t want to miss.

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MAP TO THE BEST PUMPKIN PATCHES IN THE DC AREA

Find the best pumpkin patches and fall festivals in the DC area, including Maryland and Virginia. Enjoy family-friendly farm activities and enjoy the Halloween and fall harvest season.

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CORN MAZES IN MD AND VA

Here is a guide to corn mazes in Maryland and Virginia within a short drive from the Washington, DC area. Corn Mazes have become a popular fall activity and are great fun for the whole family.

Stroll through a giant corn maze and work together to find puzzle pieces that will complete your own maze map.

The corn mazes are all located on large farms that offer a variety of fall activities on site.

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GHOST TOURS IN THE D.M.V

Take a guided walking tour and hear ghost stories and find out about infamous haunted places such as

Lafayette Square Park, Historic Alexandria or downtown Annapolis. Find ghost tours around the region.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTIES FOR ADULTS

Halloween is not just for kids! The Washington, DC area has some great costume parties for adults (most are for ages 21 and over). So gather your friends and get creative and dress up for a night of fun and frolicking.  If you still need a costume check this out –> HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

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HIGH HEEL DRAG QUEEN RACE- DUPONT CIRCLE

Date: October 29, 2013 – follow link for details

The DC Drag Queen Race is one of the Washington, DC area’s more unique Halloween events. Each year on the Tuesday before Halloween, thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate outfits and race down 17th Street.

The informal block party lasts a few hours and attracts a diverse crowd.

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HALLOWEEN PARADES IN THE DC AREA

Halloween parades are a tradition for many communities in the Washington DC area. Children enjoy showing off their costumes and it’s a great photo opportunity for families.

These events are a fun way to get in the spirit of the holiday and to check out the season’s most popular and creative costumes.
I try to attend my hometown Halloween parade every year with my friends…I will miss it this year due to a previous commitment, but if you don’t have anything to do, check out good old  Hagerstown, for their Alsatia Mummers Parade! Dress up…everyone else will be!

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GUIDE TO HALLOWEEN MOVIES IN THE DC, MD AND VA AREAS

See a great horror movie and get spooked by werewolves, vampires or axe murderers

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Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

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Step ‘n Stride Breast Cancer Walk

STEP ‘n STRIDE AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK 

                               When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 8:30am
                  Where: Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC)                                             Hagerstown Community College

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Join concerned individuals and breast cancer survivors and support the Step ‘n Stride; the largest one-day breast cancer walk in the Cumberland Valley.

We have all been touched by breast cancer in some way; whether through a personal experience, a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker. The Step ‘n Stride Against Breast Cancer Walk gives you the power to make a difference and while helping to continue the FREE programs and services offered by Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. The Step ‘n Stride has a $100 minimum pledge donation required per participant and/or team member 13 years or older to receive the event sweatshirt. There is no fundraising minimum as many other walks do. – FOR  MORE INFO ABOUT THE WALK <—–CLICK THERE!

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