Weekend lineup March 15-16

Current forecasts call for a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday, partly cloudy on Sunday. Lots of great activities indoors and out, particularly in Loudoun’s libraries!  

  

SATURDAY

Hands on Science Workshops with the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Traveling Science Shows
Ashburn Library  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Come on a wild journey through the Human Body, turn yourself into a molecule, watch a hydrogen balloon explode and enter astronaut training – all in one afternoon! For ages 6-13. Click here for a schedule of classes.

Early Readers Book Discussion
Purcellville Library  2p.m.
We will read aloud Minnie & Moo: The Case of the Missing Jelly Donut and enjoy a related activity. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library. Register online or call 540-338-7235.

LIVE! in Concert: Brendan’s Voyage, Celtic Folk Music with Fergus Kennedy, Brian Gaffney & Steve Morris
Purcellville Library    2 p.m.
Brendan’s Voyage’s music runs the gambit from classic rock and roll to country, to traditional Irish music and is sure to bring any crowd to its feet as audience members revel in their diverse and lively performances.
For the whole family.

The Nature Nook with a Book
Hidden Pond Nature Center  10:30-11:30 a.m.
The naturalist visits the Richard Byrd Library for a free program on the amazing Red Spotted Newt. Librarians recommend relevant books. Call 703-451-8055.  

Dinosaur Egg-xtravaganza
Riverbend Visitor Center 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.
Hunt for dinosaur eggs, dig for dinosaurs in our sand pit, and participate in other dino activities at  This program is suitable for children ages three and older. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $8 per child. To reserve, call 703-759-9018.  

Creature Feature:Amazing Amphibians
Woodrow Wilson Library  10:30-11:15 a.m.
Join a naturalist from Hidden Oaks Nature Centeras she gives a free presentation on amazing amphibians, using stories, demonstrations, specimens and live animals. To reserve aspace, call 703-820-8774.

Wood Frogs!
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park 6-7:30 p.m.
Watch a short film, then head outdoors to look for breeding frogs in vernal pools.  Assist in collecting and recording important data, plus releasing. Wear waterproof boots and bring flashlights. Prepaid reservations are required. For children ages 8and older; cost is $5 per person. Call 703-631-0013.

SUNDAY 

LIVE! in Concert – From Ireland to Appalachia to Woodie Guthrie and Beyond, with Acoustic Solo Musician, Mary Dailey
Rust Library  3 p.m.
Join Mary Dailey as she shows you a glimpse of her musical journey. Come and share her music, songs, stories and laughter! For the family.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band Concert
 Colvin Run Mill  2-4 p.m.
Welcome the band back for the first free concert of the season. Call 703-759-2771.

Animal Tricksters
Hidden Oaks Nature Center  1-2:30 p.m.
Animals fool their predators or prey in the daily struggle for survival. Through live animals, specimens, a slide show and activities at discover how different animals, especially babies, are equipped to get a meal or prevent them from becoming someone else’s feast. For the entire family. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $4 per child. To reserve, call 703-941-1065.

Weekend Lineup appears on Wednesdays on this blog. Do you have a recommendation for weekend lineup or would like to promote an upcoming family-oriented event in Loudoun or Fairfax? If so, e-mail SuperNoVa Mom

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