Five Things for Today: October 12, 2021



1. You don’t need a special event to get into the spirit of the spooky season.  Here are some ongoing activities perfect for the Halloween lead-up:  A hike at Prince William Forest Park, where you might happen upon old, small family grave sites; a stroll through Congressional Cemetery; a visit to the National Museum of Health & Medicine (best for older kids); a tour of Ford’s Theatre.


2. The Capital Art & Craft Festival is coming to Northern Virginia this weekend, October 15-17, and will feature art in more than a dozen mediums — jewelry, paintings, prints, glass, leather, photography, pottery, wearable art, and wood, and more.  (Think early holiday shopping!) Even better, I’ve got five pairs of entry tickets ($24 value) to give away.  If you want a chance to win one of them, simply leave a comment below by noon (12pm) on Thursday,  October 14.  Admission to the festival is free for kids age 12 and under.


3.  Loads of ideas for DIY Halloween costumes for kids.  (And all kinds of ready-to-wear options if you aren’t so crafty.)


4. This round-up of the 40 Best Movies on Netflix You Probably Haven’t Seen looks bookmark-worthy.


5. Every now and then he nails it.

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Filed under 2021, All ages, DC, Five Things for Today, Maryland, Virginia

8 Responses to Five Things for Today: October 12, 2021

  1. Nicole

    Love the Dude with Sign! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. Alyssa

    Thank you for compiling such an awesome list for us! The craft festival sounds fantastic!

  3. Amanda H

    Love the costume ideas!

  4. michelle ellner

    Thanks for this blog! I visit this page every day!!! I would love to visit the arts and craft festival with my daughter 😊

  5. Doug

    Always love the KFDC blog (esp. weekend round-ups!)… and definitely interested in checking out the Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend!

  6. Zina

    Would love to attend Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend!

  7. Eemahni

    This is a great resource. I’ll be visiting the area this weekend with my daughter and this blog has given us so many ideas. The Arts & Crafts Festival is definitely on our to do list!

  8. Solomon Shin

    I missed the deadline for the tickets but would love a pair if someone doesn’t claim theirs!

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