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Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Life Illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights

Life Illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights

Experience life illuminated at Meadowlarks Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna, Va. Read »

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Holiday Bash, Lights Spectacular at Power Plant Live

Holiday Bash, Lights Spectacular at Power Plant Live

Baltimore's Power Plant Live is lighting the Inner Harbor with its lights spectacular after a family-friendly concert this Saturday... followed by a not-so-family-friendly Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

The future of science is within eyes view when you attend the Robotics Saturday event at the Virginia Air and Space Museum throughout Dec. 21. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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By Alana Wise

Annapolis Tree Lighting Ceremony Is Sat.

Annapolis Tree Lighting Ceremony Is Sat.

Are you having a little trouble getting into the holiday spirit, considering Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet? Fret not. Visit Annapolis for their town tree-lighting ceremony and jingle yourself right... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Like Etsy, in a Store

Mad Arts in Rochelle, Va., showcases works from more than 200 local artists, plus... View gallery »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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By Alana Wise

Harry Potter Fest: Yes, This Is Real Life

Harry Potter Fest: Yes, This Is Real Life

It's leviOsa, not LevioSAA.... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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By Alana Wise

An Equestrian Dreamworld Via Cavalia's Odysseo

An Equestrian Dreamworld Via Cavalia's Odysseo

What are the two greatest things in the world? If you answered horses and date night, you are correct. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Curbside Cookoff in Wheaton, Md.

Curbside Cookoff in Wheaton, Md.

Tired of not having the region's tastiest food trucks all in one spot? Saturday, Sept. 28's Curbside Cook Off in Maryland features 20 of them, plus craft beer, raffles, music and more. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

The Belvedere Plantation Harvest Festival in Fredericksburg, Va., might just be the ultimate fall festival. They had to fill the 600+ acres with something... and they chose fun. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Discover the quaint town of Berkeley Springs West Virginia--including the warm springs, George Washington's bathtub and a yummy Apple Butter Festival. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.