Filed under Family Fun in the Area

My Kids Music PLAYlist

Thanks to all the people who entered So Very Vienna’s contest to give away two tickets and a CD for this past weekend’s Alastair Moock show at Jammin Java. The show was fun: a few dozen kids, a guitar and banjo, and parents downing cups of coffee has the makings of a good time. For … Continue reading

Where to Find Halloween Laughter

Last night, at the 65th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade, I laughed harder than I have in recent memory. I mean really laughed, with my whole body, almost so I couldn’t breathe. Why? Two reasons. One, I was with my daughter, who, as a friend put it, “has personality to spare”. At 19 months, our 30 pound … Continue reading

Music for the Fall

For nearly a month I’ve been jamming in my car to the tunes of the wonderful children’s group, The Laurie Berkner Band. You know you’re a parent when kids music CDs overrun your own in your car. But thankfully, Laurie’s music is silly, smart and musical. We saw her band at the incredible Life Is Good Music Festival, … Continue reading

Four Fall Festivities for Families Near Vienna

The seasons seem to change more quickly than ever these days – no transition, just the new season. So good-bye summer and hello crisp, humidity-free Fall. We kicked off the unofficial start to Fall over Labor Day Weekend with a visit to the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival. About 45 minutes away off Route 66 … Continue reading

Arts and Antics at Wolf Trap

(Check out my Viva Tysons Magazine article on Education Programs at Wolf Trap, in the current July/August issue!) It’s hard to live in Vienna and not know about the tremendous cultural resource that is the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, nestled near the Dulles Road toward Tysons. I first went to Wolf Trap … Continue reading