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History Meets Style at an American Girl Fashion Show (+ Giveaway!)


Girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls are invited to celebrate the experience of being a girl as the Junior League of Northern Virginia (JNLV) hosts its 3rd annual American Girl Fashion Show. Themed “Styles of Today and Yesterday,” the colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions will take place this weekend, April 23-24, at the Sheraton Pentagon City.

A total of five fashion shows — three on Saturday and two on Sunday — will feature more than 200 girls from throughout the DC-Metro region. Guests at each show will enjoy elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles.

Individual tickets, ranging from $40-50, and seven different group packages starting at $119, are available for purchase through the JLNV website. Attendees may also pre-order exclusive American Girl merchandise for pick up on-site, including items exclusive to American Girl Fashion Shows®, as well as reserve a spot for their dolls at an American Girl Fashion Show® Doll hair salon.

Proceeds from the sale of both tickets and merchandise support the JLNV’s community initiatives focused on empowering families to make healthy eating and active living a priority. Their community programs offer hands-on leadership development opportunities for members and directly benefit the Northern Virginia community.

The American Girl Fashion Show will take place on April 23 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm, and on April 24 at 11am and 2pm. All shows will be held at the Sheraton Pentagon City located at 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Giveaway: Do you have an American Girl Doll fan who would love to attend this event? Here is your chance to win two free tickets (1 adult, 1 child). To enter, simply leave a comment telling me the name of your child’s favorite doll. To be eligible you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up near the top left). This giveaway will run until Wednesday, April 20, at 5pm, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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Strides for Success

Lace up those running shoes!  The Junior League of Northern Virginia is hosting it’s 6th annual Strides For Success 5K Run and Children’s 1K Fun Run/Walk to be held at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center on Sunday, April 10.

Proceeds raised from the race will benefit children’s community programs that the League supports.  Some of their current projects include:

  • The Children’s Science Center, a signature project partnership to create a hands-on science and technology children’s museum in Northern Virginia
  • Kids Can and My Life Shelter Programs , a program that empowers children in area shelters through educational and behavioral learning
  • Kids In The Kitchen, a national educational and advocacy program combating childhood obesity
  • School Readiness , a program that provides health fairs and school supplies for Northern Virginia uninsured children

The Strides for Success 5K begins at 8:30am, and the 1K starts at 8:45am.   This is a family-friendly event targeting novice to advanced-level runners with prizes for top male and female finishers in numerous age groups, completion prizes for all children, refreshments, T-shirts, goodie bags, and children’s entertainment. Strollers are permitted in the race, but no dogs are allowed.

Register online through April 8.  Advance registration is $30 for the 5K race until April 5 and increases to $35 after that date. Adult registration for the 1K is $20. Children 10 and under can register for the 5K or 1K for $15.  For more information about the race or registration, call 703.442.4163 or e-mail stridesforsuccess@jlnv.org.

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