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Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
We will gather at:
The Infant & Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church
3750 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030.
Map and directions: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/csb/itc/ITC-FFCMap-English.pdf
We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
- Saturday, September 13 from 11 am – 6 pm.
- Set up is from 7-10 am. Tear down begins at 6pm.
- We will have a booth here and need volunteers to staff
- Saturday October 4, 9am - 6:30pm
- We will not have a booth, but will be meeting up to attend together as a group.
- November 8-9, 2008
- Saturday 10AM - 7PM
- Sunday Nov. 11AM - 6PM
- Washington D.C. Convention Center
- 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
- Washington, DC 20001
- We will be sharing a booth with Annapolis Chapter. Please help us staff the booth; this is VERY important!
Tuesday, August 19, 4-6pm
Van Dyck Park in Fairfax (3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030-1806)
*Please bring a healthy, labeled dish to share. We will provide plates and silverware.
Consignment Store Trip:
Thursday, 08/21/2008, 10:30 AM (Rainbow the Clown starts her show at 11am)
Small Change Consignments
1629 Washington Plaza
Lake Anne Village Center
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: (703) 437-7730
*Please join us for some fall shopping. The owner has agreed to a special 10% discount to all HMN members! We will take turns playing with the kids outside while other moms shop. Please RSVPto HMNofNOVA@gmail.com so that we know to expect you. See you there!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
There are LOTS of notes and resources on the local Yahoo loop under meeting notes. Check them out!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
May Meeting--Homeopathy at Home: Learning the basics of creating a homeopathic medicine chest with guest speaker Dr. John C. Reed MD, MD(H)
Tuesdays, 9:30 am: Meet Me at the Market
Van Dyck Park
3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030-1806
Meet under the pavilion to shop at the Fairfax Farmers Market and/or play on the playground.
Thursdays, 10 am: Walking at Walney
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA 20151
Meet at the pavilion next to the pond and walk either on nature trails or on gravel/paved paths. Wear your baby and bring the kids! (Trails are not great for strollers unless they are "all terrain" or jogging style.)
Sundays, 2 pm: Sunday Strollers
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia
Meet up with other mommas to do some walking with your babes in slings, carriers, or strollers. Trails are great for kids on bikes and dogs too! Enter the park through the main entrance. Continue straight, following signs towards the boat marina. Park in the parking lot at the marina and look for Laurie or Alexa (we both have HMN magnets on our cars). There is also a great playground if you are not interested in walking. Please note: they may charge an $8/car fee for non-Fairfax county residents.
Monday, May 5, 2008
From Red Lentil Roast or Fennel-Crusted Salmon on White Beans, to Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies and Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies, there are many delicious offerings to choose from - all from our fellow members and HMN friends!
Growing Healthy Families: Cooking With Holistic Moms is as diverse as our membership and embraces recipes from all nutritional philosophies. With nearly 300 recipes to choose from, you can't go wrong! Divided into helpful categories and packed with some great tips for other things you can make in the kitchen - such as All Natural Baby Wipes, Non-Toxic Playdough and Natural Drain Unclogger - this is one cookbook you will use again and again!
Cookbooks are just $15 and $5 of each sale goes DIRECTLY to our NoVA chapter! Please help us fund our chapter events by purchasing a cookbook at our next meeting (cash or check). If you would like to reserve a copy for a later pick-up, please email me at HMNofNOVA@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
If you're savvy about conservation, try taking this quiz — get 9 out of 10 questions right, and they will send you a free reusable shopping tote! http://www.ebfarm.com/AboutUs/Environment/ConservationQuiz.aspx
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Saturday, April 12th: Earth Day Festival, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Whole Foods Market means green! Fair Lakes is hosting an earth lover's festival in the store featuring a steel drummer, instructions on making your own reusable bags, great giveaways and great "green" demos! Also, we'll be giving away reusable bags from 1–2pm and our Whole Body department is hosting a (gently) used clothing drive. Bring in 5 items or more and receive a free bodycare gift!EcoStewards Alliance will be in the house raffling off an eco–tour and giving a demonstration of their worm bin, plus we'll show you how to make your garden grow in a a very green way – using brewed compost "tea" which is a great way to get the best out of your garden – pesticide free!
Thursday, April 17th: Canning Workshop, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The season's best is upon us, and to celebrate we're bringing in a local husband and wife team, Scott and Lisa, to show us how to capture the season by canning our fruits and veggies to preserve them year round! Learn how to take your garden's freshest and turn it in to winter's supply. This class is free, so please sign up at our customer service booth.
Wednesday, April 23rd: Kid's Club Puppet Show!, 3:00 p.m.
EcoStewards Alliance is teaming up with Gleemania to bring us a show called "Listening to Global Warnings" to teach children (and adults alike!) about global warming and the easiest ways to understand it. This puppet show is interactive, so the audience members get to become part of it. It should be a great time, and we could learn a lot from it too! Each child in attendance will get a little tree to take home and plant in honor of earth day.
Whole Foods has lots of great events posted on their calendar each month. We may pass on a few from time to time, but please check it out yourself. It would be great to show up as a group to any of these events. Please email us if you are interested in going together. See you soon!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
April Meeting: Organic, All Natural, Free Range...Oh My! How to decipher food labels so you can choose what to eat.
We discussed many food labelling buzz words and talked about how we all make food choices for our family. Full notes and resources will be posted on the local Yahoo email loop, but here are a few resources you many find helpful.
- Environmental Working Group's guide to pesticide concentrations in food.
- Local Harvest: find CSAs (and other places to get fresh and or local food) near you
We hope to see you May 6th for our next meeting!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
We are so thankful for all of the wonderful press we have been able to get for the new group!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Photo By Gerald Martineau -- The Washington Post
Photo By Annys Shin -- The Washington Post
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
- Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes
- Healthway Natural Foods
- Paragon Pilates
- The Kaplan Clinic
- Wegmans Fairfax
- Fairfax Chiropractic & Acupuncture
- zpizza Fairfax
- Panera Bread
- Janna Kirr, Independent Marketing Executive, Melaleuca Inc.
- Connie Kohler, Independent Marketing Executive, Melaleuca Inc.
We still have more coming in and will update as donations are received. Thank you!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
We are looking for toys to create a toy bin for our monthly meetings. We would like to have quiet toys for a variety of ages. Please let us know if you or someone you know might be able to help us out!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
We will hold meetings at the brand new, beautiful City of Fairfax Library. It is a great space and we hope that is will be convienent to all who want to attend. We tried to make sure it was centrally located and easy to get to from Rt 66. We hope to see you there!