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Red Shoe 5K

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington D.C.'s Red Shoe 5K Run & Walk helps children heal faster and better. Put your best foot forward on April 6 to help raise money for the children and families that benefit from Ronald McDonald House Charities. The race begins at 9 a.m., and kids can participate in a fun run at 8:45 a.m. The race starts at 2303 Dulles Station Blvd. in Herndon. Families can expect prizes, awards and surprises at this community event. $45 for adults; $25 for kids. Team & Family discounts. Kids in strollers free. Sign up at

It's Wild Out There

The brains behind Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom have released a new iPhone app just in time for their April 21 event at Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. Before you head out to hear host Peter Gros recount tales of his travel adventures, download the app and go wild adding virtual animals to your photos and videos. Have you always wanted a giraffe in the background of that family portrait? A hippo alongside baby's first steps? Now's your chance. Get the app for free in the Apple App store.

Real Food for Kids - Montgomery Seeks Members

Real Food For Kids - Montgomery is a recently established parent advocacy group that encourages whole, delicious, fresh foods in Montgomery County Public Schools. The organization is looking for parents from each of the county's 202 schools to work on a variety of topics, including opting out of school snacks, providing free water in the cafeteria and cutting sugar in the schools. If you are a parent with a passion for healthy eating, email to learn more.

Smart & Chic Storage

For city-dwelling families and anyone short on space, the P'kolino Storage Chest with Chalkboard Lid is the cure for your frustration over messy playrooms. This lightweight chest is large enough to store plenty, but small enough to conserve space. On top of that, the chest doubles as a bench and a chalk table, making it well worth the $72 price tag.

Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, and to help spread the word, Soft clothing brand has launched a limited edition Autism Awareness Tee. The colorful tee, made of organic cotton, flat seams and non-toxic dyes, is the perfect way to show your support at schools, fundraisers, Autism walks and beyond. Twenty percent of the profits will benefit Soft's network of Autism organizations, including Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America. Available starting April 1 for $25 at