Thursday, April 17
Friday, April 18
Celebrate National Library Week with A Whale of a Tale!
Ashburn Library 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy the extremely exaggerated antics of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and other larger-than-life legends. Then create your own colorful character and “tall” snack! Recommended for ages 7-10. Register online or or call 703-737-8100.
Ponderings – Arboreal Animals
Hidden Pond Nature Center 4-5:30 p.m.
The naturalist shows folks the animals that call the treetops, tree limbs and trunks home. He will even climb a tree in search of the camouflaged gray tree frog. Reservations are required. The cost is $4 per person. To reserve, call 703-451-9588.
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna 6 p.m.
Runescape, DDR, Wii, pizza and soda at the library. Age 10-18. No registration is required.
Riverside Campfire – Raptors
Riverbend Park 6 :30-7:30 p.m.
Meet Emmylou, ’s resident red-tailed hawk, and explore the world of raptors. S’mores provided. Come early if you want to bring a picnic or toast hotdogs. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $3 per person. To reserve, call 703-759-9018.
Nature Night Hike
Lake Accotink Park 8:30-10 p.m.
Join us for a nighttime hike over wooded terrain as we try to encounter some of the “nightlife.” Participants will learn about nocturnal activities of forest residents. Dress for the weather. Meet at the park’s Visitors Center. Adults bring a flashlight. The hike is appropriate for children ages seven and older. The cost is $5 per adult and $3 for children under 16. Prepaid reservations are required. To reserve, call 703-569-0285.