2011 Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap Summer Schedule

Dreading the summer break and wondering how to keep your kids happy? Wolf Trap Foundation announced the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2011 summer schedule.From Tuesdays through Saturdays, you and your little ones can enjoy family-friendly shows on a stage nestled between 117 acres of woods.

What’s new for summer 2011 Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

For summer 2011, enjoy two shows for the price of one. The cost of the ticket is only $8. Enjoy 70 performances and partake in a summer time adventure of storytelling, puppetry, music, dance and theater, ideal for kids in Kindergarten through sixth grade.


Tuesdays through Saturdays


10 am and 11:15 am


Tickets are needed for all performances for adults and children ages 3 and up. You may buy tickets by visiting, call 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Discounted rates and special pricing are available for groups of 10 and more. Call (703) 255-1851.


Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods is located behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

1551 Trap Road, Vienna VA 22182.



Cancellation Policy

Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performances are cancelled if it rains. Tune your radio to 870 AM for updates. For rain cancellation/refund exchange policy, click here.

For the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2011 summer schedule click here.


4th Annual Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest, June 25 & 26, 2011

Join thousands in the annual Northern Virginia Brewfest on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26, 2011 and partake in beer samplings from over 40 of America’s best breweries. Along with the best libations, learn all about the process of brewing your own beer!

 The festival will have a kids-friendly area for young adults. Enjoy food from local restaurant vendors, musical performances and a display of crafts from local artisans.


The Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest will be held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA, just north of Leesburg on Route 15 at Tutt Lane.

Address: 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, VA, 20176


June 25th: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

          June 26th: 11a.m to 7 p.m.

 Admission Fee

Advance purchase: $20/adult, $15/designated driver. At the gate: $30/adult, $20/designated driver, free/child under 16 years of age accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets being sold at their official website.

Important FAQs

  • Valid identification is required for admission to the event.
  • Ticket is good for one day only,
  • The DD program is available for attendees 16 and older. Free water and soda is included in the price of this ticket.
  • Outside food and beverage is not allowed.
  • Four beer sampling tickets are included with the price of admission and additional samping tickets are available for $1.00. Food is purchased separately from vendors.
  • No pets allowed.

2011 July 4th Events & Fireworks in North Virginia

North Virginia celebrates Independence Day with several events across the counties. Check out the following July 4th celebrations and stay tuned for more.

Independence Day in historic Mount Vernon

The hometown of America’s first President, Mount Vernon hosts a vibrant event for July 4.The Independence Day celebrations include patriotic fireworks over the Potomac River, wreath laying ceremony, visit from the “first” first couple, General and Mrs. Washington.

Admission: Adults, $15.00; children ages 6-11, $7.00; and children under 5 are admitted free. All events are included in regular Estate admission.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22309
Monday, July 04, 2011 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (703) 780-2000
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Pet Friendly Hotels in Arlington, North Virginia

If your pet is an integral part of your travel plans to Arlington, Virginia -fret not! Arlington, offers an array of logding options, including several pet friendly hotels in the area.

Hotel Palomar Arlington

Hotel Palomar Arlington allows pets of all size and shapes! Guests
are required to sign a “Pet Pawlicy” accepting responsibility of
any damage and extra cleaning costs. Hired pet care services can be arranged on request. Note: Pets are not allowed on certain floors.

Hotel Palomar Arlington
1121 N. 19th St.
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (866) 505-1001
Hotel: (703) 351-9701
Fax: (703) 351-9175

Westin Arlington Gateway

The Westin Arlington Gateway allows one dog up to 40 pounds per room. Dogs over 40 pounds may be allowed at the hotel’s discretion. No other pets are permitted. Guest is required to sign a pet waiver.

801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 717-6200

Other pet-friendly hotels in Arlington

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 S. Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 415-5000/(800) 241-3333
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
2850 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 415-1300


Free Yoga at DC Yoga Week: May 15 to May 21 2011

Yoga enthusiasts are in for a treat during the DC Yoga week that commences May 15, 2011 to May 21, 2011. For a week, D.C residents can enjoy yoga at all participating studios for $5 or for free.

To kick start the event, partake in a fun-filled gathering called the Yoga on the Mall (YOTM), near the Washington Monument, on the grounds of the National Mall on Sunday, May 15 between 1:30-4:30 pm. Led by talented instructors from participating DC Yoga Week studios, the YOTM is a free event that caters to yogis of all skill sets, including families and young children.

The Yoga on the Mall will feature live drumming by the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project, Acro-Yoga demonstration and interactive partner class and Special Appearance and class lead by Shiva Rea, accompanied by drumming from Unified Vibrations.

Also, participate in the “Yoga Swarga”, the first Yoga Flash Mob in conjunction with the Asian Heritage Foundation on Saturday, May 21, 10-11 am at John Marshall Park. Bring your own mats and indulge in a series of self-paced sun salutations. Be a part of more festivities that includes cultural parade, craft activities, martial arts, interactive displays and more.

Participating Studios

 For more details, LIKE “DC Yoga Week” on Facebook or check out their website.


Visit CurvyGirls Bridal~ The New Plus Size Bridal Salon in Northern Virginia

If you’re a plus-size bride looking for a wedding dress, you’re in luck! CurvyGirls Bridal, the first bridal salon opened in Fairfax, Virginia. Offering designer  bridal gowns, accessories, bridesmaid dresses and collections for proms and quinceanera, the salon is a one-stop shop for all your bridal shopping needs. To top it all, the salon has tied up with Sarno & Son to offer stylish and designer tuxedos for men. Continue Reading


Bed & Breakfasts in Alexandria

Alexandria in Northern Virginia beckons travelers with rich history, colonial charm and contemporary grandeur. Lodging options ranges from an array of quaint bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and budgeted motels. However, nothing surpasses the hospitality of the bed and breakfasts in Alexandria.

Bed & Breakfasts in Alexandria

216 A City Bed & Breakfast

Newly renovated, 216 is a 1889 townhouse located in the Old Town of Alexandria.

Three bedrooms  that includes two queen bed rooms and one with twin brass beds, two full and one half bathrooms, living room, dining room, reading room, terrace, and garden.


  • Continental Breakfast
  • High-speed Internet
  • Free parking

$225 per night for up to two people sharing the same bedroom, and $50 per night for each additional person traveling with you. Also an additional 5% Virginia sales tax is charged.

216 S. Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria Almost Heaven Bed and Breakfast

Located minuted off the Old Town Alexandria, Almost Heaven bed and breakfast is a featured lodging option with modern amenities.

Large sitting area, hard wood floors, antiques, large
bedrooms with new plush pillow top beddings, full kitchen.


  • Private in ground pool/jacuzzi
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot tubs/whirlpool tub
  • Private Baths
  • Library
  • Free parking

$129 and up

6339 Brocketts Crossing
Alexandria, VA 22310