Upcoming classes and events for the green and healthy family!

Saturday, February 1: Planning meeting for the second Grow Your Health conference, 2-4 p.m., Reston, VA. See Northern Virginia Whole Foods Meetup Group for details. Event will take place March 23, 2014.

Thursday, February 20: Garden Planning presentation by Love & Carrots, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 7:00-9:00

Monday, February 17: Schools Out Nature Camp, Audubon Naturalist Society, 8:30-4:30, $70. Register at

Saturday, February 22: Open House at Frog Pond Early Learning Center, 7204 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, VA, 9-11 a.m.

Saturday, March 1: Everyday Health & Wellness Conference, Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks, Fairfax, VA. Register at before December 31st for early bird pricing.

Thursday, March 20: 5-Year Anniversary Party, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter. Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, March 23. Grow Your Health festival. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax, VA. Time TBA.

Saturday, March 29: Fredericksburg Health & Wellness Expo, Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg VA, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets online at or at the door

Sunday, March 30: Pathways Magazine Natural Living Expo. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20852. $10. 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 10: NoVA Outside Schools Environmental Action Showcase. George Mason University.

Thursday, April 24: “Siblings and Birth Order” presentation by Dr. Rene Hackney of Parenting by Dr. Rene, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22206, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 26: Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment Green Living Expo, George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. Free.

Saturday, April 26: Alexandria Earth Day, Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria, VA, 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 26:  NoVA Outside‘s Early Childhood Education conference: Early Childhood Outside: The Arts in Nature,”
Westlawn Elementary School, 3200 Westley Rd. Falls Church, VA. Details TBA at

Saturday, May 3: Campbell Elementary School Wetlands Festival. 737 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA. Details TBA.


Past events

Sunday, September 15: A Baby Affair expo of resources for new mothers and mothers-to-be including yoga demonstrations. 1:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in National Harbor, MD. Tickets at!tickets. Expo hall includes green vendors.

Sunday, September 15: Tenley Health and Wellness Open House, co-hosted by lil omm yoga. 12:00-3:00. 4708 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC. Register here for free Intro to Yoga class beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, September 15: Taste and Tour at Organic Vegetable Garden 1:30-3:30 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Park in the lot and walk past the Nature Center to the garden.

Thursday, September 19: “Green Home, Healthy Home” presentation by Greenproofer Michelle Winters and holistic health coach Beth Donnelly of The Regal Fig, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19: “Creating a Fair Food System for All” talk with Dr. Oran Hesterman of the Fair Food Network and author of Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. Presented by Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th Street, Arlington. 7:00-8:30. Free but email for details and to register.

Thursday, September 19: Parent Nutrition Support Group: Meetup sponsored by the Northern Virginia Whole Food Nutrition Meetup Group, 7:15-9:00 p.m. Beloved Yoga. 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Ground Floor, Reston, VA

September 20-22: Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA

September 21-22: Green Festival, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5. Enter free with a receipt of $25 or more from MOMs Organic Market, or see for ticket information.

Sunday, September 28-29: I Can Do It! Hay House conference, National Harbor, MD

Wednesday, October 2: “Building Healthy Immune Systems” presentation by holistic health coach Robin Shirley, founder of Take Back Your Health Conference. Special daytime meeting of Holistic Moms Arlington/Alexandria chapter. Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22204, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (doors open at 10:15). Children and quiet toys welcome.

October 4-5. Stress-Less Living Expo. Sponsored by Gainesville Holistic Health Center, Tony Robbins Company, Spa Day Empire, Xoçai Healthy Chocolates and launching Whole-Iistic Children’s Foundation. Exhibits, services, and workshops. Free. Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA

Saturday, October 5: Green Springs Garden Park Fall Plant Sale, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 4603 Green Springs Road, Alexandria, VA

October 5-6: 23rd Annual Metro DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes. Tour homes throughout DC, MD and VA. See Tour books available online or for $5 at MOMs Organic Market

Sunday, October 6: Pathways Magazine Natural Living Expo, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA

Tuesday, October 8: Holistic Living Month Open House, Holistic Moms Northern Virginia Chapter, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

Saturday, October 12: Holistic Moms Natural Living Expo and 10th anniversary evening gala celebration. Mahwah, NJ. Tickets at

Thursday, October 17: Experiences with Cancer panel discussion, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter meeting. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

October 19-20: Movement and Meditation Workshops with Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen and Hand Wash Cold. At lil omm yoga studio, 4708 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC. Registration info online for one or both days.

Saturday, October 26: Potomac Crescent Waldorf School Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $15 per child or $40 per family. 923 South 23rd Street, Arlington, VA

Saturday, October 26: Frog Pond Early Learning Center Fall Festival, 10 a.m. – 2, 7204 Harrison Lane, Alexandria VA 22306. Suggested donation $5

Sunday, October 27: Screening of Breastmilk: The Movie sponsored by Birthing Hands of DC, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tickets $20 available at

Monday, October 28: Real Food for Kids third annual Food Day celebration. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Hollin Meadows Elementary School, 2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria, VA. Meet local celebrity chefs as they show and share delicious, nutritious kid-friendly fare. Learn about worm farming. Compete in a sack race. Pet a chicken. Help toss a really giant salad. Taste samples from Chipotle, Noodles & Company, Sweetgreen and Whole Foods Market. Family-Friendly. Fun. Free.

Friday, November 1: Summit to Enhance Newborn Outcomes Through Skin to Skin Care – DC: A Day with Nils Bergman. Sponsored by JM Birth Consultants 900 23rd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037. $150. Register at

Saturday, November 2: Homemade Probiotics Workshop: Fermenting FUNdamentals sponsored by DC Healthy Bites: 11:00am-12:30pm, Arlington Oaks Community Center, 4490 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA. $55 Register at

November 8-11: Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions annual conference, Atlanta, GA. Theme: Curing the Incurable: Holistic Therapies for Chronic Disease. Registration at

Saturday, November 9: Kirtan Kids Songs and Stories with Jai Uttal, 2:00-3:15 p.m. Willow Street Yoga, 8561 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD.Ticket prices vary depending on number of children and adults. See

November 9-11: National Parks Entrance is free! See

Tuesday, November 12: “Immune System Makeover” Presentation by holistic health coach Robin Shirley, Holistic Moms Network Northern Virginia Chapter,, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax, VA

Thursday, November 14: Nature Play Space Workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. Keynote by Rusty Keeler of EarthPlay. Registration is $30 at

Thursday, November 21: “Postpartum Healing: Getting Your Body Back” presentation by physical therapists Marisa Alonso and Ann Udofia of Body Connect Health and Wellness, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter meeting. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 7:00-9:00 p.m. RSVPs appreciate at jessicahmnarlalex (at) gmail (dot) com

Saturday,  November 23: Washington Waldorf School Fall Bazaar. Crafts, vendors, puppet plays. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD  20816

Friday, December 6: Moms Night Out: An Evening of Self-Care at Lil Omm Yoga Studio, 4708 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC. $20 includes aromatherapy, wine and chocolate. Information and registration at

December 7-8 and 15-16: Washington Revels perform “Christmas Revels in Celebration of the Winter Solstice.” Eight performances December 7-8 and 15-16 (matinees and evenings) at GW Lisner Auditorium at 21st and H Streets NW, Washington, DC. Tickets at

Monday, December 9: “Tantrums, Whining and Backtalk” presentation by Dr. Rene Hackney of Parenting by Dr. Rene, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria chapter special daytime meeting, 10:30 a.m.-12:00. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA. Doors open at 10:15. Children welcome but please bring quiet toys to keep them occupied.

Saturday, December 15: Family Fun Winter Solstice Workshop, Green Springs Garden Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA 703-642-5173.  2:00 p.m. $10-12. Register for program 29004485001 at

Sunday, December 15: Rescheduled from December 8 Take Back Your Health Holiday Market, Cooper Middle School, 12 – 6 p.m. 977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA. Free. RSVP to register to win a Vitamix at

Sunday, December 15: Rescheduled from December 8 ICAN of Montgomery County meeting on the topic of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). 3:00-4:30 p.m, Kadin Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center , 6212 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD. Free.

Thursday, December 19: “Paleo Eating for the Holidays… and every day!” presentation by bloggers and Eat Like a Dinosaur authors Stacy Toth and Matt McCarry, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter meeting. 7:00-9:00 p.m. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. Location subject to change; please visit for updates

Friday, December 20: Healthy Holiday Cooking: Gluten-Free Baking Class & Workshop, Reflective Wellness, 11:30-2:30 in Cascades/Sterling, VA. Information at . Email info (at) reflectivewellness (dot) com or call 703-342-2148

Saturday, December 21: Words & Moves, Numbers & Grooves: Solstice Showcase of dance, music and poetry by Boundless Creativity. Requested donation of $10/adult and $5/kids; 5 & under free. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier MD, Studio 3. 5:00 p.m. Information at

See nature center programs and other holiday delights in the Washington Post Weekend section, grab great deals on tons of holiday events (and more) from Certifikid, and find more at the other kid-focused events sites listed here.

December 26-January 3, Winter Wonderland Science Camp at School for the Future in Great Falls, VA. Ages  7-11. Information at

January 4-5, Holistic Health Summit. Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.

Thursday, January 16: Meal-Planning workshop and discussion with a panel of moms/holistic health coaches, Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28: NoVA Outside Winter Networking and Professional Development Meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library. Register (includes dinner) at


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