Who’s Ready for a Halloween Haunt?

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First and foremost, be sure to RSVP early for this one folks! We’re planning on having a haunted outing at Kings Dominion on Saturday, October 5. Kings Dominion is famous for spreading thrills & chills. This year they’re rolling out even more Halloween and fall-themed fun with Howl-O-Fest.

Lunch will be provided; however, transportation and parking are not included. Please check the RSVP website for more information. We won’t be at the park during the evening hours, so it won’t be too scary for you and especially those young ones! In fact, our trip is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you’re not familiar with the Halloween Haunt, do yourself a favor and check out what it is they’re all about! Please, RSVP by Thursday, September 26, to ensure your spot to the haunting of the season. We can’t wait for all the spooky fun!

 

 

 

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Awareness and Fun Day at Sealston Complex in King George

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Head over to Sealston Sports Complex in King George for a free, family-friendly Awareness and Fun Day for wounded warriors and active duty military on August 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m. The day will include music, speakers, entertainment, resource materials, games for the kids, raffles and door prizes. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day.

A number of local organizations are teaming up to sponsor the event:

  • American Legion Post 8, Unit 89
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • King George County Parks and Recreation
  • King George Chapter 1616, and the UDC Virginia’s Deer Hunters Association
  • Northern Neck Chapter

Volunteers are needed to help with this event, so if you’d like to get involved contact Janice Jones at 703-887-2878. If you haven’t been to Sealston Sports Complex yet, you’re missing out on a gem. It’s a 45 acre park adjoining Sealston Elementary School that currently consists of a 10 acre multipurpose field and four baseball/softball fields.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss the The Liberty Cup–The Super Bowl of Jet Skis

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Colonial Beach, Virginia will be the place to be this weekend as jet skis and their people will take to the waters of the Potomac for an eventful 3 days! Labeled The Liberty Cup-UWP ISJBA Jet Ski Weekend, you won’t want to miss a minute of the thrashing fun–to say the least.

Along with all the on-water fun, there will also be plenty to do at Dockside Restaurant like eat and take in some live music. Full Steam Band takes the stage on Friday the 19th at 8:00 p.m. with Yoko Says No and Jerry Wimmer & Your Best Shot on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Check out a few of the scheduled events for the July 19-21 weekend:

Friday, July 19th

  • 10:30 Corporate Challenge races begin
  • 9-5 Arts & Crafts Vendors on the Boardwalk
  • Boyz Toyz Expo on Town Hill from 2-7pm

Saturday, July 20th

  • Jet Ski races from 9am-4pm
  • Boyz Toyz Expo on Town Hill 10-7pm
  • 9-5pm Arts & Crafts Vendors on the Boardwalk
  • The top two teams from Friday’s Corporate Challenge will compete again at some point in the day to determine the winner
  • Swimsuit Competition following the races at Dockside Restaurant

Sunday, July 21st

  • Races from 9-4pm
  • 9-5pm Arts & Crafts Vendors on the Boardwalk
  • Expo open 10-4pm
  • Awards ceremony at Dockside Restaurant following the races

Sounds like a great weekend, no!?

 

 

Don’t Miss Free Friday Flicks in King George County

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There’s nothing better than relaxing in the park on a summer evening  with the family. Well, I’ll take that back; it could only get better if you’re relaxing and watching a movie in the park at the same time. And like I was just granted a wish from a genie, Free Friday Flicks is back for 2013!

The movie series is taking place at Sealston Park in King George County (just a 30 minute or so drive) on designated evenings starting at 8:00 p.m. The movie schedule is as follows:

  • June 21 – Princess Bride  (Rated PG) at Sealston Park
  • July 5 – Hop  (Rated PG) at Sealston Park
  • July 19 – Escape from Planet Earth  (Rated PG) at Sealston Park
  • August 2 – Lincoln  (Rated PG-13 Recommended for older audience)
  • August 16 – Oz the Great and Powerful  (Rated PG)

Be sure to bring your lawn chair and/or blanket so you’ll be as comfortable as possible. Keep in mind that no coolers, alcohol, tobacco, and pets will be allowed. In case of rain, movies will be shown at King George Middle School.

So, who’s going?

 

 

 

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Potomac River Festival “Hometown Heroes”

 

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The 62nd Potomac River Festival is scheduled for the weekend of June 7 through 9, and is destined to be one of the best to ever take place. The weekend will be packed full of fun events that you won’t want to miss, including a Grand Feature Parade on Saturday at noon with Ravens Wide Receiver and Colonial Beach native Torrey Smith Grand Marshaling the parade.

This time honored festival in Colonial Beach will also include a Friday evening Fireman’s Parade and Fire Department sponsored Beauty Contest on Town Stage. Food and craft vendors will be present on Town Hill on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, plus live music on Town Stage. There will be radio broadcast coverage live Saturday morning from Town Hill, and be sure to stick around for a fireworks show starting around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.

On Sunday there is a scheduled Boat Parade commencing at the Town Municipal Pier followed by a Pet Parade on Town Stage. As you can see, there will be plenty to do and take in the entire weekend! Oh, and don’t forget about the carnival sponsored by the fire department held on the backside of Town Hill from June 5 to June 9!

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss the National Memorial Day Parade

usflagThe National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, is held annually in Washington DC, and is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

The event celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and seeks to educate the public about the meaning of this hallowed day. The parade is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, and will begin at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street and continue down Constitution Avenue to 17th Street.

In addition to the Parade, this is a great time to honor our veterans and famous Americans by visiting monuments this Memorial Day weekend. You can head to the National Mall and experience the amazement while spending time with family.

 

 

 

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Head to La Plata for the Grand Opening of Tilghman Lake

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At just about a half hour drive, the Town of La Plata will be celebrating something you don’t often get to take part in–the grand opening of a lake. Yes, a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land.

So, mark your calendars to join the Town of La Plata (MD) for the Grand Opening of Tilghman Lake on Sunday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Explore La Plata’s Largest Park, 61 Acres of nature, located off of Radio Station Road at 10598 Box Elder Road.

Free fun for the whole family! Activities will include a fishing derby for ages 15 & under, scavenger hunt, demonstrations by local boy scout troops and geocaching (be sure to bring your GPS). Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Colleen Wilson, Special Events Coordinator at 301-934-8421 or cwilson@townoflaplata.org. It’s going to be a fun time!

 

 

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Navy Ball Lunch Fundraiser at Parade Field Pavilion

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The Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee is selling lunch daily (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Parade Field Pavilion. This lunch service will be available until the new Subway opens at Cannonball Lanes. Please come out for lunch and support the Dahlgren Navy Ball Committee.

If you would like to be a part of the team, feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 in the meeting room between the MWR Liberty Center and Cannonball Lanes.

And let’s not forget that this year the NSASP Navy Ball Committee has made a couple upgrades. Not only can you make donations and ticket purchases using Paypal, but now you can pay by credit at all upcoming fundraising events!

So, not only can you help out the committee, you don’t have to go get cash to do so. We all know that we’re in a tech age where we don’t always have greenbacks in the pockets. We hope to see you all at Parade Field Pavilion!

 

 

 

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Get Dirty with the King George Lion’s Club

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The King George Lions Club is sponsoring a Dirty Lions Mud Run on June 29th at Eagle Bay off Rt. 218 in King George County. The event will feature both a 5k Dirty Lion Mud Run and a 1-mile Leo Mud Run. Both races will begin and end at the Eagle Bay subdivision.

Registration is open right now, so pre-register online at www.racetimingunlimited.org. The 5K Mud Run is $35 ($40 if postmarked after April 15th, $50 after June 1st, $55 day of the race) and the Leo Mud Run will cost you $15. For every one military (which should be all of you), there’s a $5.00 military discount.

You’ll be receiving a little swag as well; your T-shirt is included in registration, plus each adult participant will also receive 1 free beer coupon and 1 free food item coupon. You can’t complain about that!

We hope many of you take part in the runs because it’s definitely going to be a fun time.

 

 

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6th Annual Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation Polar Bear Plunge

While I don’t want to compare reality to a movie, one of the most tense scenes in The Hurt Locker involved the main character attempting to dispose of bombs. This scene gives us a visual of what those warriors that are wounded by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) have to endure while fighting for our freedom!

With that said, come on out to the 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit our Wounded EOD Warriors and their families if you think you’re brave enough to endure the frigid waters of the Rappahannock River in the height of winter. This good time is scheduled to take place on February 9th, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Fredericksburg City Dock.

In addition to awesome company and a wonderful cause, there will be opportunities to win the costume contest, with different categories such as: Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, Most Patriotic, Best EOD Themed, Funniest, and Crowd Favorite. So be prepared to go dressed to impress! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

 

 

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