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Register for the IMDC Freedom Firecracker 5K & Sparkler 1 Mile

Athletes take off from the finish line at the start of the Freedom Firecracker 5K race. The race has become a Prince William County Independence Day tradition.

Fun Run Racing is pleased to announce the rebranding of your favorite July 4th race. It is now the IMDC Freedom Firecracker 5k and Sparkler 1 Mile!

Be a Lifeguard this Summer at SplashDown Waterpark

Be a Lifeguard this Summer at SplashDown Waterpark. Free training is offered.

Silver Eagle Stable Announces 4th Annual Show Series

Riders demonstrate their posture while riding in the Silver Eagle Show Series.

Silver Eagle Stable Annual Show Series will return this April with shows running one Saturday a month through November.

A Story To Sing About

Travel the world with a new book and album to discover why people sing—to have fun and share stories; to pass the time and remember times past; and to come together and celebrate.

(NAPSI)—The next time you listen to a lullaby, a love song, carols or karaoke, consider this: Why do people sing? A charming answer to that intriguing question comes from YouTube creators and …

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Kids & Family

Add getting vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia to your summer checklist

(BPT) - Did you know we have less than 100 days to enjoy the summer season?Summertime is here! The season we all know and love — and one that tends to go by way too quickly. Let’s be sure …

5 ways technology can help your family unplug this summer

(BPT) - Looking for ways to help your family unplug this summer? With smartphones and tablets and social media in the palms of everyone's hands, it can seem like a nearly impossible task. But there's …

9 tips for applying for FAFSA as new, simplified form rolls out this year

Applying for FAFSA became more uncertain this year. Bold.org pulled together the latest tips for applying to set you up for success.

What are family engagement liaisons, and why do fewer than half of US schools have one?

HeyTutor analyzed National Center for Education Statistics data to illustrate the importance of family engagement liaisons in the U.S.

Scouting America instills values, traditions and skills

(BPT) - After 114 years, the Boy Scouts of America has changed its name. More than five years after welcoming girls, it has become Scouting America, a name that is more welcoming to anyone who wants …

Curious Kids

Is Earth really getting too hot for people to survive? A scientist explains extreme heat and the role of climate change

Many countries have seen extremely hot weather lately, but in most of the inhabited world, it’s never going to get “too hot for people to live here,” especially in relatively dry climates. Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If …

Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on what life is like on Earth?

Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on how life is on Earth? Couldn’t there be totally different kinds of life on other planets?

Why do feet stink by the end of the day?

When I was a kid, our family would end the day by relaxing in front of the TV after dinner. Everyone would have a seat, take off their shoes and put up their feet. Before long, a strange and unsavory aroma invaded our noses. Sometimes our feet smelled so bad that my dad would joke, “Who cut the cheese?”
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Preschool is popular, and more school districts are adding it

Chalkbeat reports on how preschool has expanded into Colorado's elementary schools.

Home-schooled kids face unique college challenges − here are 3 ways they can be overcome

The Conversation looks at the growing trend of home-schooling and offers ways to better prepare those students for college.
5 great tips for hosting your summer golden hour gathering
(BPT) - Summer is the season for spending your nights outdoors, whether by a cozy bonfire, in the backyard with a movie projector, or gathered around the porch table with family and friends. With a …
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Outdoor play each day will help to keep the screens away
(BPT) - It’s difficult to distance ourselves from screens; they follow us everywhere — in the car, into stores, at restaurants and all around our houses. Children often become reliant on …
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