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We're back with another Top Ten Tuesday! This week, the Fred Parent staff is sharing some of our favorite summertime activites to do in The 'Burg, for $5 and UNDER! We love a good deal, guys.


Top Ten Summer Activites For $5 And Under

 Paragon Village 12's FREE Summer movies! Movies start at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and run until August 20th. - Brenda, Social Media Manager



Fishing by the city dock!- Leigh Anne, Publisher



Watching the trains arrive and leave the station. - Leigh Anne, Publisher



Storytime With The Cow, of course! Bring your child for a story reading with Pouches and the Chick-Fil-A Cow, music, crafts with our friends at Wiggle Worms, and more! Event takes place every Wednesday over the summer and has a different theme for each week!  – Stephanie, Office Manager Event Planning



The USMC Museum has a Summer Concert Series on Thursday Nights, in August, at 7:00, on the parade deck.  It’s FREE! They also have Family Day events on Saturdays. -   Sheila, Advertising Sales Consultant



Shark tooth fossil hunting, at Westmoreland State Park! - Sheila, Advertising Sales Consultant



The Library has great and FREE programs happening throughout the summer like, Music On The Steps, upcoming LIVE animal presentations, and a really fun summer reading program.  - Leigha, Calendar Editor



Barnes & Noble has free storytimes and craft events. - Leigha, Calendar Editor



Government Island
in Aquia/North Stafford. It’s a pleasant walk/easy hike.  Pretty, serene and historical.  That’s where they quarried the sandstone for the Washington Monument. - Sheila, Advertising Sales Consultant


Turn on the sprinkler and invite all the neighborhood kids for icy pops and water fun. Draw a huge hopscotch board on your driveway. Buy a giant bouncy ball and draw a four square board in the street and invite the neighbors to come play. - Karen, Webmaster


Okay, so we kind of cheated with number 10...

What are some of your favorite summertime activites for under $5?

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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.