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Cox's Farm Opening Weekend

Need something fun to do outside this weekend? Cox's Farm has it all to get you excited for Fall. Their Opening Weekend is this weekend, the 18-19th. From the zoo animals to numerous slides and hay rides and mazes, it's the place to be when the weather is great.

Cox's Farm gets extremely busy very early, so if you want to avoid waiting in line for rides or feeling like you're at a high time amusment park on a Saturday, then get there well before the place opens. There are two rides that are by far the best ones there. One is on the far left back corner of the farm. It's their biggest slide and gets the most attraction. The next one is when you walk in it'll be to the left. You have to go through a "barn" to get to the top. It's a short slide, but it's got a sidewinder feel to it.

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Downtown Leesburg to Host its 1st Girls' Night Out

Beginning September 16th, and every Third Thursday thereafter, merchants in Historic Downtown Leesburg will host Girls' Night Out.

Dulles Metro Rail Public Discussions

Tonight, September 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. a public meeting will be held for community members to discuss the second phase of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. The meeting tonight will be held at the Sheraton Reston, which is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, VA. A second hearing will be held tomorrow, September 14, at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA. Both of these public hearings are being hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Discussions about the future Metro rail stations will be open house-style.

Snails on a Plane at Dulles International Airport

This past Labor Day weekend, a traveler coming in from Ghana attempted to bring over a dozen Giant African Land Snails into the states. U.S. Customs agents see a vast array of unusual items coming through Dulles International Airport, but snails are up there on the list of out of the ordinary items. These snails could also have been devastating to American crops; these particular snails are one of the most invasive species and can cause a great deal of damage to crops.

These are not your average snails! Each Giant African Snail is about the size of a young child's balled-up fist, reproduces rapidly, and can grow to nearly 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. Customs had to dispose of the snails because they are illegal in the United States. The traveler was not fined because he declared the slimy creatures.

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Sterling National Weather Services Tracking Earl

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Hundreds of miles from the eye of the storm, meteorologists at the National Weather Service offices in Northern Virginia kept a close eye on Hurricane Earl. However, with the storm just giving the Delmarva a brush, the offices stayed fairly low-key Friday morning.

Meteorologist Chris Strong with the National Weather Service said the hurricane will be a "non-issue" for the immediate Washington area. He said after the morning clouds with the chance of a few sprinkles, it will turn into a sunny and warm day.

WUSA's Angie Goff shares how she's trying to stay fit during pregnancy

STERLING, VA (WUSA) Peggy Fox is following WUSA's Angie Goff's pregnancy and today they're talking fat and how to avoid gaining too much of it.

MEET MORE MOMS: Oh My Baby on Momslikeme

Angie has turned to Kathy Corbey's Mommy Bootcamp in Northern Virginia. Kathy explains why it's important for moms-to-be to stay active and continue to strengthen their upper bodies and even abs.

EXTRA: How to motivate when you feel too tired or nauseous