Neighborhood Expert: Halloween hangovers, candy donations and more

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

Went to bed two hours later than normal and up at the same time this morning. Sound familiar? Hope your kids had a great Halloween evening trick-or-treating or hanging out with friends!

I have some random bits of information and advice to pass along on this sunny Monday morning!

Candy Donations

If you looked at the pile of candy last night and saw future cavities waiting to be drilled, fear not! Many of the local dentists, some PTAs, libraries and other organizations will collect the candy to ship off to troops stationed overseas. I know Merrifield Pediatric Dentistry and Ghaffari Orthodontics usually collect, but please call both before you show up.

Photo by Sebbi Strauch on Unsplash

Thanksgiving Catering

If you’re considering skipping the cooking the year, I highly recommend you make reservations for dining out or catering orders ASAP. Many restaurants are doing hot or heat-at-home to go orders for the big day, but they’ll book up fast.

Here’s a list of some places doing take out that I’m aware of at this time:

  • Founding Farmers
  • RPM Italian
  • Rose’s at Home (Rose’s Luxury)
  • Bazin’s on Church

Also, Holiday Light Show tickets start soon!

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights tickets are already on sale and the first night is November 11! They usually sell out and I’m sure with the warmer temps the earlier dates will go quickly.

Bull Run Festival Of Lights begins on November 11 also and you can buy tickets online now.

We’re lucky to have a lot of events that happen this time of year in Northern Virginia. My post next week will have a more extensive list of festive options, but I wanted to get these two popular events out to you now so you get a jump on ticket sales!

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