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  • Halloween Events 2018

    FEATURED EVENTS Fiddlestix Halloween "SPOOKTACULAR"!  Oct 27. 3 - 5 pm. The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra presents a Fiddlestix Halloween "SPOOKTACULAR"! Come meet the instruments of the orchestra starting at 3pm followed by a Halloween concert at 4pm! Free! Costumes are encouraged! Where: UMW, Read More
  • Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Apple Picking - 2018

    Miller Farms Market Sept 29 - Oct 30. Weekdays: Market hours: 8 am - 6 pm. Pumpkin Patch Hours: 4 - 6 pm. Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm.  Free Parking. Free Admission. Free Hayrides. Free fresh air! Jack O' Lanterns, Heirloom pumpkins, mini pumpkins, Read More
  • 13 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Movie Classics the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together

    Feeling haunted by the sugar surges of Halloweens past? Why not gather up your little brood of goblins for a sweet movie marathon sure to get you in the hallowed mood—no candy required. These not-too-spooky flicks are a festive way Read More
  • 5 Fall Trends to Try

    Can you feel—no, not the love tonight, but that ever-familiar chill in the air? Fall is here, and it’s my favorite season. Nothing makes me happier than changing leaves, pumpkins in the field and candy in my kids’ Halloween buckets—except Read More
  • A Hungry Girl in Europe

    Many years ago, I crossed the Atlantic alone for the first time to study abroad in Switzerland, something I had always dreamed of doing. Although I instantly fell in love with the country, I had a harder time feeling comfortable Read More
  • Ask the Expert - Fredericksburg Area Builders Association

    The Fredericksburg Area Builders Association’s (FABA) Parade of Homes is back! This is a once-a-year opportunity to meet local builders, tour the latest style of homes being built, and get answers to your home building/remodeling questions straight from the source. Read More
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IMAGE Fall Memories
“Two o’clock,” the customer service representative muttered. “Two o’clock?” I questioned. “Two o’clock,” he echoed. “That’s the... Read More...
IMAGE The Scarecrows Are Coming!
Welcome to Fredericksburg's 4th annual ScarecrowFest! It's time to vote for your favorite scarecrows! You can pick up a paper ballot at participating... Read More...
IMAGE Going to Grandma's: 6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Entertain the Grandkids
A sleepover at grandma’s house excites my kids. They stay up late, eat junk food and don’t have the same rules they do at home. They especially... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert - Fredericksburg Area Builders Association
The Fredericksburg Area Builders Association’s (FABA) Parade of Homes is back! This is a once-a-year opportunity to meet local builders, tour the... Read More...
IMAGE Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Apple Picking - 2018
Miller Farms Market Sept 29 - Oct 30. Weekdays: Market hours: 8 am - 6 pm. Pumpkin Patch Hours: 4 - 6 pm. Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm.  Free... Read More...
IMAGE Halloween Events 2018
FEATURED EVENTS Fiddlestix Halloween "SPOOKTACULAR"!  Oct 27. 3 - 5 pm. The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra presents a Fiddlestix Halloween... Read More...
IMAGE Pumpkin Decorating Made Easy: 10 No-carve Approaches For Halloween
Maybe you grew up carving Jack-o-lanterns and you want your kids to follow in your footsteps. Who could blame you? Carving pumpkins is a... Read More...
IMAGE Tackling the Costume Conundrum
Ask my 4-year-old daughter Ellie what she wants to be for Halloween and she’ll tell you a cat. Ask her the next day and she’ll tell you a witch.... Read More...
IMAGE 13 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Movie Classics the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together
Feeling haunted by the sugar surges of Halloweens past? Why not gather up your little brood of goblins for a sweet movie marathon sure to get you in... Read More...
IMAGE BE KIND at Home and Abroad
At Home: Kindness Day and Kids Fair Pouches is looking forward to a KIND October. She will be attending the Kindness Day Pancake Breakfast,... Read More...
IMAGE A Hungry Girl in Europe
Many years ago, I crossed the Atlantic alone for the first time to study abroad in Switzerland, something I had always dreamed of doing. Although I... Read More...
IMAGE 5 Fall Trends to Try
Can you feel—no, not the love tonight, but that ever-familiar chill in the air? Fall is here, and it’s my favorite season. Nothing makes me... Read More...

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FredParent RT @SCPSchools: Attention: All Stafford County Public Schools will open two hours late on Friday, October 12, 2018.
FredParent RT @SpotsySchools: All Spotsylvania County Public Schools are on a 2-hour delay, October 12, 2018.

FredParent on Twitter

FredParent It's Fall Festival Time in VA - https://t.co/KVWqqm3bOb
FredParent RT @SCPSchools: Attention: All Stafford County Public Schools will open two hours late on Friday, October 12, 2018.
FredParent RT @SpotsySchools: All Spotsylvania County Public Schools are on a 2-hour delay, October 12, 2018.
FredParent BE KIND at Home and Abroad - Fredericksburg Parent and Family https://t.co/Il9ftqiqkN

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Pouches' Community Corner

Be KIND at Home and Abroad

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This month, Pouches highlights two community events and one international aid opportunity for families to support. 

On October 13, there will be a Kindness Day pancake breakfast at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. On the 20th, the Happy and Healthy Kids Fair is at the Children's Museum Fredericksburg.

Also in October, Pouches is preparing for a trip to Ecuador to bring used orthotics and prosthetics to people in need in that country. 

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