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Learn to Swim!

The British Swim School offers year-round classes for learn-to-swim and survival programs from the age of three months to adult. Highly trained instructors teach fun, gentle methods in small class settings. Warm-water, indoor pools ensure comfort in a safe learning environment. britishswimschool.com

Free Library Books!

Interested in receiving free Jewish-themed books for your younger child? Sign up with PJ Library in Greater Washington and enjoy lots of family events, and free kid-approved books every month! Learn more about PJ Library, made possible by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Visit pjlibrary.org to find the library near you!

Pew-Pew-Pew

Castle Laser Tag, the DMV’s premiere laser tag and family entertainment center is opening a new state-of-the-art facility in Gaithersburg this fall. In addition to the area’s top laser tag arena, Castle also features a full complement of arcade games and a newly designed ropes course. With a snack bar and designated party areas, Castle is perfect for family outings, birthday parties and group events. castlelasertag.com

Keep it Cool

Enjoy more than two million pounds of hand-carved colorful ice sculptures kept at a chilly nine degrees as you celebrate cultural holiday traditions from the United Kingdom, Germany and more! Experience a two-story ice slide, a   Parade of Toys and larger-than-life ornaments. Visitors also can travel through the North Pole, sit inside Santa’s sleigh at Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac. Nov. 19, 2016 – Jan.1, 2017. christmasonthepotomac.com

Get Your Holiday Shopping Started!

It’s Northern Virginia’s grand opening celebration of the holiday season! This spectacular, award-winning holiday show features 250 fine artisans from more than 20 states. November 11 – 13 at the Dulles Expo Center. Click on over to emgshows.com/anvcm for prices and times.

Applying for College?

Potomac Education Advisory helps students and parents navigate the university admissions landscape. For students in grades nine to 11, we offer college readiness planning, focusing on building a compelling educational résumé. For students ready to apply, we research best-fit colleges and can coordinate the entire application process. Email info@peadc.com for more information.