Happy 5th birthday to the nZone in Chantilly! To celebrate, we will be giving away a 5 month membership to one of our readers ($150 value). THIS WEEK ONLY, you can sign up to be a member at nZone for ONLY $5. The nZone will also be offering all sorts of in-house promotions and giveaways when you visit their location.
If you haven't been (I'm sure you've heard everyone talk about it!), the nZone isn’t just a sportsplex -- they aim for more. They provide safe, fun opportunities for athletes of all ages to develop athletic skills across a variety of sports in a family-friendly environment.
The athletic programs include, but are not limited to: adult leagues (adult dodgeball!), kids camps, classes, physical training, and wellness programs. Oh, and they even offer "Parents Night Out" events! You can find a full list of their programs on their web site.
Enter the giveaway below to win a 5 month membership to celebrate their 5th Anniversary!
The nZone is conveniently located near the Rt 28 and Rt 50 intersection in Chantilly, VA. For details or more information about The nZone, please visit www.thenzone.com.
Santa is all about the experience and this year Tysons Corner Center has partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience.
This engaging new version of a visit with Santa uses digital tools to offer an augmented reality environment and a thoroughly new, enhanced social mediaexperience for families. At Santa HQ, kids will be “scanned” as they arrive to determine if they’ve been “naughty or nice,” enter an observatory where they will use special tablets to view Santa’s magical world - the night sky or Santa’s elves at work, for instance – be able to take an “ELFIE” (a photo opp as a dancing elf) and much more.
Photo packages are also available starting at $34.99. As an added bonus, guests can start to make reservations with the man of the hour starting mid-September by visiting www.santa-hq.com. Shoppers also are invited to bring in an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving. Tysons Corner Center hopes to gather 1000 toys to be donated to a local non-profit organization.
Be sure not to miss any holiday events at Tysons Corner Center! Follow @shoptysons on Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter and find them on Facebook at Tysons Corner Center. Check out www.tysonscornercenter.com/events for other festive events and promotions this season.
Friday morning, I pulled B from school for a special breakfast to welcome Santa and his Elves as they arrived from the North Pole to spend the holiday season at Fair Oaks Mall.
Exclusive to our readers -- you can use the coupon below for $3 off your photo packages now through Dec 10th!
In addition to Santa's Flight Academy, Fair Oaks Mall will offer pet parents a chance to celebrate the holiday season and visit with Santa starting Sunday November 13th.
For Santa Paws dates and more information on holiday events and promotions visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com/events.
We're hosting a VIP advanced screening of Disney's new movie: MOANA which will be in theaters on November 23rd. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Regal Majestic, 900 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
*This screening will be in 3D.
This is a special advanced screening. Please arrive early to reserve your seats as the theater is often slightly overbooked. To download your tickets, please visit: www.seeitfirst.net and enter the code: 342686.
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. For more information, visit http://disney.com/moana.
Genre: Animated Comedy/Adventure
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 23, 2016
Maimah Karmo always knew that that she wanted to be a servant leader in some way; and do something more meaningful than "just make money to acquire things." As CEO of Tigerlily Foundation, she has made a stunning impact on the lives of young women with breast cancer. "After my diagnosis with breast cancer, I found my passion and my 'eyes were opened.' Taking the leap into entrepreneurial non-profit leadership was inevitable. It wasn't a choice really - I was giving 'birth' to another child - almost literally. Creating Tigerlily and nurturing her was like having a baby. We were filling a niche gap and helping so many women. We are excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary this year!"
Tigerlily Foundation is one of the only organizations in the nation providing assistance to young women (15-45) before, during and after breast cancer. More than 18,000 young women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, and approximately ten percent die of the disease. Even though they get breast cancer less often than older women, younger women tend to have more aggressive breast cancers, so education about the risk factors and early detection is key.
"When I saw how many lives were being touched, I was propelled more and more; and I'm driven by my passion. I will accept nothing less than success; and I love seeing how our work is transforming the breast cancer landscape. I love what I do, so it's not work"
Describe yourself in three words:
Full of faith, fearlessness and love!
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Building my organization, Tigerlily Foundation, which impacts so many young breast cancer survivors; and working to pass two critical pieces of breast health legislation.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To have more fun... seriously! :-)
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I love all my jobs! Right now, in addition to Tigerlily Foundation, I'm a single mom, an author, a blogger, I'm building a magazine and have a busy social and philanthropic schedule. I am good!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I schedule in time for me that is non-negotiable. It's on my calendar - like an appointment. I call those my Maimah days, where I don't book any appointments. I also make sure I practice my morning rituals daily - of exercise, meditation, prayer and reading. In addition, I treat myself often, and let "me" know how much I appreciate who I am and who I'm becoming. I make time for friends and I also love spending QT with my daughter.
What websites do you visit every day?
Tony Robbins', Neale Donald Walsh, Gabrielle Bernstein, Oprah, Marie Forleo
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Favorite restaurant in Tyson's - Eddie V's. Favorite drink - apple martini, favorite person - my daughter, Noelle. I also have so many wonderful friends I love spending time with!
What is your goal for retirement?
I will be a travelling, soul-purpose seeking gypsy, who makes creates joy, makes friends, writes and brings people together.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Ask yourself whether this is your passion. Have a vision, create a "foundation" for your business first, study your business and know every aspect of it, and know that it's a long term commitment. Make sure to have other business owners who are part of your tribe, who can mentor, support, uplift you and help you pick up the pieces after hard times - mentally and through offering resources. Lastly, make sure you find ways to nurture yourself on a regular basis.
Fair Oaks Mall Hosts 5th Annual Sensory-Friendly Santa Event
Reserved for Children with Special Needs
Reserve your space now for the 5th annual Sensory Friendly Santa event at Fair Oaks Mall's Santa's Flight Academy! Fair Oaks Mall will create sensory-friendly adaptations to Santa's Flight Academy to allow for a softer environment with lower lights and sounds for children with special sensory needs. This private event will be hosted outside of traditional mall hours and will allow your family to avoid the lines this holiday season.
This year, we'll be hosting 3 sessions. Space is limited. Thanks to our sponsor, Reston Hospital Centers, each family that attends will receive $10 off their photo package during this special event.
Register your family:
Friday, November 18: https://sensoryfriendlynov18.eventbrite.com
Saturday, November 19: https://sensoryfriendlynov19.eventbrite.com
Sunday, November 20: https://sensoryfriendlynov20.eventbrite.com
About Santa's Flight Academy: Santa’s Flight Academy is a wholly interactive and magical hero’s journey that transforms children into key members of Santa’s Flight Crew. Create memorable and sharable moments for families, including the Flight Suit Visualizer and the Flight Navigation Station. Experience a powerful and magical snow and light show inside Santa’s sleigh, and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus. Now through December 24th in Center Court. For more information about Fair Oaks Mall, visit http://www.shopfairoaksmall.com.
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