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What to do with Halloween Candy?

Do you dread the pillowcases full of candy that will be coming home with your munchkin on Halloween? Instead of having them chalked up on a sugar high for the next 11 months, persuade them to watch some really cool experiments! This site has some really cool ideas of experiments you can do with Halloween candy that are sure to delight your little ones. Whether it's watching a warhead dissolve into bubbles or seeing an "S" from the word Skittles float to the top of the water, you must try a few of these!

Check out the website HERE.

Great Country Farms Cider Fest

Great Country Farms is doing their annual Cider Fest and Antique Tractors event this Saturday/Sunday from 12-4. Enjoy tasting freshly pressed cider and demonstrations with 1800's antique presses. Enjoy Cider Slushies and apple pies while taking a tour of the farm and their antique tractors.

For the kids, there is a Corn Maze, a 2800 sqft Jumping Pillow (this is a MUST while there!), Putt Putt Golf, Wagonrides to U-Pick produce, farm animals to visit and feed, rope swings, giant slides, tire mountain and more. Admission price is $10-12 and those with Military ID are free.

Their official Fall Harvest Festival start September 25th and goes until October 31st. Find more information by clicking here.

6th Annual Autumn Apple Festival

It's almost apple picking time again! Come out for the 6th Annual Autumn Apple Festival at Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA on Saturday, October 23. You can visit the exhibit "Viriginia Apples for Flavor: The Story of Hill High Orchards" and see historic orchard tools at work! Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum is located at 21668 Heritage Farm Lane.

For just $3-5 a person you can learn how to make cider and apple butter and meet local farmers and learn how to buy fresh and shop local for your family!



Cox's Farm Opening Weekend

Need something fun to do outside this weekend? Cox's Farm has it all to get you excited for Fall. Their Opening Weekend is this weekend, the 18-19th. From the zoo animals to numerous slides and hay rides and mazes, it's the place to be when the weather is great.

Cox's Farm gets extremely busy very early, so if you want to avoid waiting in line for rides or feeling like you're at a high time amusment park on a Saturday, then get there well before the place opens. There are two rides that are by far the best ones there. One is on the far left back corner of the farm. It's their biggest slide and gets the most attraction. The next one is when you walk in it'll be to the left. You have to go through a "barn" to get to the top. It's a short slide, but it's got a sidewinder feel to it.

A.V. Symington Aquatic Center Changes Hours of Operation

As summer comes to an end, the days are beginning to get shorter. Due to the shortening hours of daylight, the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center in Leesburg, VA has begun to close down earlier. From Monday, August 16 through Friday, August 27, the center will close at 7:45 p.m instead of the usual 8:00 p.m. Then beginning on Saturday, August 28 through September 6, the center will close at 7:30 p.m.

The A.V Symington Aquatic Center is closing down completely on September 6. You have a few more weeks to visit the pool before the summer is over! Some features of the pool include the lazy river, a large slide tower with two body flumes, a drop slide, a large “beach” area with bubblers and water fountains, concession stands, grass picnic area, and much more!

Leesburg's First Friday

Be sure to head downtown on the first Friday of each month to historic downtown Leesburg. The “Leesburg’s First Friday” events offer live music performances, art exhibits, lectures, comedy shows, wine tastings, yoga happy hours and even more! Stroll around South King Street, Loudoun Street, Market Street and North King street because the fun is all around downtown Leesburg.

The art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops and antique shops will be open until 9:00 p.m. or later and many will be offering special discounts. For more information you can visit www.LeesburgFirstFriday.com or you can become a fan of “LeesburgFirstFriday” on Facebook!

Here is a list of upcoming First Friday dates:

Friday, September 03, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Friday, October 01, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Friday, November 05, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Friday, December 03, 2010 (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)