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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Spring Wildflower Viewing in Shenandoah Valley

Spring Wildflower Viewing in Shenandoah Valley

Get on the road and explore one of Virginia's best spots for wild flower views. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:19 PM

Annapolis Film Fest Is March 26-29

Annapolis Film Fest Is March 26-29

Explore a world of creativity at this year's Annapolis Film Festival, March 26-29. The fest features 70+ films and celeb guests. Read »

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Craft Faire

Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Craft Faire

Despite the snow expected Friday, this weekend's shaping up to be springlike -- so make a trip to the Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire this weekend, where you can get one-of-a-kind goods just in time... Read »

Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Cherry Blossom Festival Kicks Off March 20

Cherry Blossom Festival Kicks Off March 20

We're inching ever-closer toward spring, and that means we have a lot to look forward to: blue skies, short sleeves, ridiculously long lines at car washes... and, of course, the National Cherry Blossom... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Wolf Trap Announces Summer Lineup

Wolf Trap Announces Summer Lineup

Some big names are heading to Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia this summer. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Philly Flower Show & Magic Gardens

Philly Flower Show & Magic Gardens

Philadelphia: home of the Liberty Bell, brotherly love, cheesesteaks and... gardens? Yes, gardens. Philly also houses the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Magic Gardens. Be sure to visit both...after grabbing a... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Bringing Back the Taste of Frederick

Bringing Back the Taste of Frederick

The annual Taste of Frederick event used to dish up seriously delicious food and fun for the community -- at least until the recession hit in 2008. But it's returning this summer with a grand slam event... Read »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Find D.C.-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Grab your friends, family or special date and lace up your skates! We've picked out the top ice skating rinks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for you to explore. Read »

Friday, Mar 6, 2015 at 1:36 PM

National Harbor Restaurant Week

National Harbor Restaurant Week

Release your appetite and ditch the takeout, restaurant week at The National Harbor is back again. This year’s restaurant week features more than 12 restaurants with prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Prince George's Restaurant Week Underway

Prince George's Restaurant Week Underway

The weather isn't exactly warming up just yet, but at least some delicious dishes are, thanks to Prince George’s County’s Restaurant Week (now through March 8). Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.