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Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Silver Spring Throws Tree-Lighting Bash

Silver Spring Throws Tree-Lighting Bash

On Saturday, downtown Silver Spring will light up its 35-foot-tall Christmas "tree" -- actually a public art installation made from chimes, bells, pinwheels and ribbons. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

World of Color Expo: Pop-Up Painting Classes

World of Color Expo: Pop-Up Painting Classes

Make your world a little brighter with a splash of pastel, oils or acrylics. The World of Color Expo is coming to Herndon. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Wine Fest at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Wine Fest at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Wines from 19 Virginia vineyards will be available for tasting during the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Chocolate: The Exhibit in Philadelphia

Chocolate: The Exhibit in Philadelphia

Philly is home to some of the best chocolate in the nation. Let the Academy of Natural Sciences prove it to you with their Chocolate: The Exhibit open now through January. Read »

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The Maryland Irish Festival Returns

The Maryland Irish Festival Returns

The Maryland Irish Festival has returned. Read »

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Free Admission at Va. State Parks on Veterans Day

Free Admission at Va. State Parks on Veterans Day

Virginia's state parks are offering free admission to all visitors on Veterans Day. Read »

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Manassas Hosts Veterans Day Parade

Manassas Hosts Veterans Day Parade

The city of Manassas will be having a Veterans Day Parade. Read »

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Virginia Festival to Showcase More Than 100 Films

Virginia Festival to Showcase More Than 100 Films

More than 100 films will be showcased during the 2014 Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville. Read »

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Richmond Road Trip: Graze on Grace Food Fest

Richmond Road Trip: Graze on Grace Food Fest

The Graze on Grace food festival is coming up Nov. 9. Read »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was a... See Full Gallery »

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