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Prince William Public Library January Highlights

Provided by Prince William Public Library System The Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) offers a number of programs throughout the year for all ages including families, children, teens and adults. PWPLS would like to highlight some of those programs and events below. Please visit our website (pwcgov.org/library) to learn more about all of the events offered for the month. Cozy Book …

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Be Kind to One Another

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity A saying made popular by Ellen DeGeneres, “Be Kind to One Another,” is something we should all adopt. While it can be hard during the holiday season…or while commuting in Northern Virginia traffic, being kind seems to have escaped us all. When I do encounter an act of kindness, I am so blown away that there are still amazing …

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Baking Mason Jar Pies with Your Children

Story and Photos by Amanda Causey Baity During the holiday season, our house is full of activity. Since it is usually too cold for long outside play time, like most families with small children, we do more indoor activities. Baking and crafting are always at the top of the list. My children are picky, so to make them all happy, there are times that I …

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IKEA Soft Toy Drawing Competition

Provided by IKEA IKEA U.S. is announcing the launch of its fourth annual Soft Toy Drawing Competition, inviting children ages 12 and under* to help create its next soft toy collection. From Oct. 23 – Nov. 7, 2017, children can share drawings of their very own imaginary creatures, with the chance of turning them into real soft toys. To enter, …

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Harvest Crafts

By Amanda Causey Baity   The fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I love when the weather starts to change; it reminds me of Friday night football and hot cocoa. I also love getting out the crafting supplies and making something beautiful for the fall season. Enjoy these harvest decor crafts and be sure to share them with us on …

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Vint Hill Fall Festival

Provided by MKD Strategic The Vint Hill Fall Festival (VHFF) will be held on September 23. Vint Hill’s signature annual event, now in its third year, has steadily increased its audience and vendor participation—a reflection of the community’s desire for an outdoor, family-friendly community event in the heart of New Baltimore. The 2017 festival will bring back a variety of entertainment, …

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Fall Festival / Brunswick Stew sponsored by Nokesville-Bristow Ruritans

Provided by Nokesville-Bristow Ruritans When: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 Windy Knoll Farm, 11602 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville, VA 20181 9:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m., Rain or Shine All-you-can-eat-stew and hotdogs will be available hot dog meal $5, (hot dog, chips and drink) stew (by the bowl) $5 each all-you-can-eat stew $10 pp Children’s activities! Lambert Bounce Parties will be on site. …

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Back-to-School Blues

By Amanda Causey Baity Back to school is often an exciting time for young people. Oftentimes kids can’t wait to reunite with friends that they missed over the summer. Many children experience the joys of back-to-school shopping where buying new clothes, shoes, back packs and supplies is all normal. However, for some kids, back to school is a very stressful and hard time. Here are some tips …

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Prince William County Fair Photos

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Fair started last Friday, August 11, and runs through Saturday, August 19. Here are a few photos from the first few days of the fair. For more information, visit pwcfair.com.

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Ice Cream Summer Dreams

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity Nothing says summer like the sound of an ice cream freezer whirring as it turns cream into frozen goodness. As a child, hearing that sound meant something good was on its way. My mom always made the best homemade vanilla ice cream, and as an adult I have followed in her footsteps, perfecting my vanilla and experimenting with a lot of different flavors along …

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