Harrisonburg Playgroup

Halloween in the Burg (and out of)

Is it already Halloween week!? I can’t believe how fast it got here! Here are some events going on in and around Harrisonburg to keep you busy this week and weekend! Did I miss some? I’m sure I did so please share them in the comments!

Halloween in the Burg

Monster Mash 
Valley Mall, Harrisonburg, VA
Thursday, October 29th, 5pm-8pm

Halloween on the Square 
Downtown Harrisonburg
Saturday, October 31st, 10am-2pm

No Tricks, Just Treats
Sunny Slope Farm
Saturday, October 31st, 5pm-10pm
1825 Sunny Slope Farm, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801


Halloween out of the burg

Broadway Hometown Halloweenfest 
Thursday, October 29th, 4-7pm
Main Street, Broadway

Costume Parade Halloween and Hullabaloo
Friday, October 30th, 6:30-7:45
Pufferbellies Toys & Books
15 W Johnson St, Staunton, Virginia 24401

Halloween at the Market 
Saturday, October 31st, 8am-12pm
Broadway, VA, Farmer’s Market
S Main St & Rock St, Broadway, Virginia 22815

Happy {Healthy} Halloween 
Saturday, October 31st, 3pm-6pm
Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic
1600 N Coalter St, Ste 302, Staunton, Virginia 24401

Green Valley Book Fair 2015 Dates

After years of telling my sister about the Green Valley Book Fair I was finally able to take her. She was in book heaven. If you love books, especially good books for cheap you’ll be in heaven when you go to the Green Valley Book Fair too!

green valley book fair

As I was looking at the schedule I couldn’t believe how close to the end of the year we already are! The fair will only be open two more times! The next opening is a little less than a month away!

Oct. 3 thru 25
Nov. 27 thru Dec. 16

See you at the book fair!

Green Valley Book Fair Opens Today

I LOVE the Green Valley Book Fair and I’m so excited that it’s finally open and will be open for a FULL three weeks. If you’re new to town and haven’t been yet you’ve gotta go! They have a ton of great books for everyone in your family.

2014 Schedule

March 22nd thru April 13th

May 10th thru June 1st

June 28th thru July 20th

August 16th thru September 7th

October  4th thru October 26th

November 28th thru December 17th


Mon-Thur 10am – 5pm

Fri-Sat 10am-6pm

Sun 12noon-5pm


2192 Green Valley Lane, Mount Crawford, VA 22841



I have a list a mile long of books I hope to find! Last time it was open I got two Bestsellers The Light Between Oceans and Age of Miracles for under $4.00 each! Not to mention the countless books I got for my kids including numerous Karen Katz classics!

Let me know if you go and what you find in the comments below!

Village Closet Spring Event

Have you been to a Village Closet Event yet?

If not now’s your chance! I absolutely love the Village Closet Events and always find a ton of great stuff for my little ones!

This event will be held on:

Friday March 28th 3-9 pm

Saturday* March 29th 9a- 1 pm

* Starred Items Go Half Price All Day Saturday *




You’ll be able to find:

Name brand clothing, shoes, + accessories in all sizes for Baby,KidsJRsWomens, + Maternity

Baby equipment like swings, high chairs, exersaucers & strollers

Children’s toys, from puzzles to bikes to books

Home decor and much, much more!

If you’re a first time expectant Mom you can sign up for Thursday Evening New Mom Pre Sale Passes. You MUST register for this here to make sure you qualify!

If you would like to sell there are only a few days left to register! Sign up here.

Want of Volunteer?

Volunteers earn a pass to our private Thursday evening Pre-Sale. Sign up here.

Workers who are not consignors MUST complete their shift BEFORE Thurs pre-sale

Win a Gift Certificate

Check out the Village Closet Facebook Page!

Harrisonburg La Leche League March Meetings

Breastfeeding or Pregnant? The Harrisonburg La Leche League is a great resource for all things breastfeeding!

March Meetings

The night time meeting was scheduled for Monday March 3rd from 6:30-7:30pm at Brookhaven Natural Birth Center however it has been CANCELED.

The morning meeting will be on Wednesday March 5th from 10-11 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

You can find a link to their calendar here.

In the case of bad weather they follow the Rockingham County School system.  If they are delayed or closed on the day of a meeting, we will not have our meeting.

The scheduled topic for this month is:

The Art Of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties/ What To Expect: The First Few Weeks and Months.

Even if you’re an experienced Breastfeeder this would be a great meeting to attend to help new moms and share your insight!

Here is some great information to get your started: http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

More Info:  https://sites.google.com/site/lllofharrisonburg/Home

Snow Cream Recipe

Weather got you down? Make some Snow Cream!

Snow Cream Recipe

Easy fun and delicious this kids will get a kick out of making this especially if you had some sprinkles!

You can make chocolate snow cream by using chocolate milk instead of regular milk and vanilla extract.

Or add the Vanilla extract when you make the chocolate ice cream and it will almost taste like a frosty!

I got the sprinkles at Sharp Shopper they have a GREAT supply of sprinkles!

Full recipe here.

Make Your Own Shaped Crayons

This is such a fun way to use up those broken or dull crayons, and it’s incredibly easy (and cheap!)

Get the full tutorial from My Sister’s Suitcase: Kids Craft Shaped Crayons

Kids pillow art

Probably one of my favorite craft ideas ever! Turning your children’s artwork into pillows.

Get the tutorial here: There was a Crooked House: Children’s Drawing Turned Cushion Cover

Painting with flowers

Another fun and colorful way to incorporate nature into your art activities!

Another fun and colorful way to incorporate nature into your art activities!

Get the full post from Putti’s World: Printing with Flowers.



Salt sprinkled art

Here's another fun playgroup project! Salt sprinkled art. The best part is you probably already have everything you need for this.

Here’s another fun playgroup project! Salt sprinkled art. The best part is you probably already have everything you need for this.

Get the full post here: The Joy of My Life, and other things: Salt Sprinkled painting