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Magic awaits at this year's
Back To School Expo!

 WizardingUniverseExpo2019

Fredericksburg Parent's Wizarding Universe

 Join us at the Expo and enter to win a year's membership to the Children's Museum Fredericksburg!

Saturday, August 3
12:00pm - 4:00pm
at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre

    • Tax-free shopping

    • Sports and art demonstrations

    • Entertainment

    • Come in your wizarding robes, and bring your wand!

    • Join in the fun of the costume parade and contest!

    • Make a wand

    • Let the magic happen as you dance your heart out at the Yule Ball

    • Signup for your Sports/Quidditch team physical

    • Quidditch game

    • Use your “Up to No Good” Map to find prizes

    • Sign up for music lessons, rent your band instrument

    • Don’t want to go to FredWarts? Look at other local school options,

We solemnly swear you'll have a good time!

 

Don't forget... It's tax-free weekend!

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors who support Fredericksburg Parent and the community!

HEADMASTER SPONSORS:

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FRIENDS OF FREDWARTS:

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CM Fredericksburg RGBWin a family membership to the Children's Museum Fredericksburg!

On the day of the event, you can submit your name to win a family membership to the Children's Museum Fredericksburg! 

Here's what's included: 

  • Unlimited admission to all museum locations including all special events (except ticketed events) for 2 named legal guardians and up to 6 children (under 18) living in the same household.
  • Special pricing on birthday parties
  • Members can bring guests for $1.00 off
  • Latest museum and event updates with monthly electronic Infoflash
  • 10% discount in our gift shop!

 

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FredParent Join us tonight for Music on the Green in the Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre from 6:30pm – 8:30pm! Tonight's… https://t.co/opJz74x9UJ
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Pouches' Community Corner

Youth in Philanthropy

The Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program teaches young people the importance of serving their community, encourages their involvement in philanthropy and provides them the opportunity to champion causes that are important to them

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