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Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage with a look-see at caber tossing (what?), stone putts (...what?), dancing and fiddling (OK). Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

U.S. Junior Speedskating Championship

U.S. Junior Speedskating Championship

Put on your snow tire chains (OK maybe not, they might be illegal here) and find your way to the U.S. Junior Short-Track Speedskating Championship with weekend in Woodbridge, VA. Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

New Year's Hike at Black Water Falls

New Year's Hike at Black Water Falls

Spend New Years in the mountains and wake fresh (we hope) with your first hike of 2013 at Black Water Falls State Park. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Top 20 Holiday Day Trips

Get outta town -- but not too far! These ideas for holiday fun range from the... See Full Gallery »

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A S'More Trolley to Toyland

A S'More Trolley to Toyland

The Winter Lights Festival in Gaithersburg puts you in an open-air trolley where you can make S'Mores en route to Toyland. Read »

Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Trash to Treasure Fair

Trash to Treasure Fair

Saturday's Trash to Treasure Fest in Upper Marlboro, Md., will be selling organic, recycled goods and offering hands-on crafts for kids. Read »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Killer Zombies Await Your Arrival at the Lorton Prison

Killer Zombies Await Your Arrival at the Lorton Prison

In life, you need to stay away from two main things: prison and zombies. Unfortunately, if you attend the Run from the Zombies 5k/1k race, you'll get your dose of both. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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By Jocelyn Rubin

Howl-O-Ween With the Fur Kids

Howl-O-Ween With the Fur Kids

A local animal rights organization promotes a good cause with a fun Halloween activity. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

980-Pound Pumpkin Lurks in Virginia

980-Pound Pumpkin Lurks in Virginia

The Corn Maze in The Plains, Va., now has another reason to visit... a really big reason. Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fall Foliage Bike Tour

Fall Foliage Bike Tour

Enjoy the fall foliage this year with a bike tour of the Shenandoah Valley. 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 as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.
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