Weekend Lineup June 21-22

 

Northern Virginia Brewfest
Morven Park International Equestrian Center, Leesburg 
11am-9pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday
This wonderful event brings together over 40 breweries from all over the world. Enjoy live music, beer tastings, wine, a sports viewing lounge, craft artisans, a climbing wall, a family fun area, and so much more! BrewFest will feature over 40 of America’s best breweries pouring their beers, and plenty of tasty food. Musical entertainment from great local and regional bands will provide a perfect backdrop to a great few days. The event is rain or shine so come on out and if we get some sprinkles we’ll just hide under some tents until the sun starts shining again! Tickets for the BrewFest purchased on the day of the event will be $25 for a sampling ticket. Tickets are available prior to the opening of the event for $20 through our online provider.

Saturday, June 21

Tops and Bottoms
Green Spring Gardens Park, Alexandria       10-11 am
Little ones ages 3 to 5 explore the vegetable garden to learn about the plants we eat ? roots, tubers, and shoots ? enjoy a healthy snack, then make a tops and bottoms garden of their own. Cost is $6; advance registration is required. Call 703.642.5173.

Barefoot Puppet Theater
Ellanor Lawrence Park Amphitheater, Chantilly      10-11 am FREE
“AFRICAN TRICKSTER” brings to life two traditional West African stories: Tug-of-War and A Story. These tales come from the Beluba and Ashanti peoples of West Africa. A high energy show with fun for all ages!

Redware Pottery Classes
Sully Historic Site  10-11:30 am
Join Grace Wolf from Clay Cafe Studios to make a plate, mug or bowl of American-style redware pottery at . Students learn the pottery-making process, create a piece of redware using modern (lead free) paints and see examples of local historic pottery. Fired and finished items will be ready for pickup one week later. This hands-on art activity is great for families and children, ages eight and older. A house tour is included in the $25 fee. Prepaid reservations are required. To reserve, call 703-437-1794.

Music Makers and Movers with Ms. Susan
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church        10 and 11 am  FREE
Music and movement. Cosponsored by the O’Shaughnessy Hurst Memorial Fund. For ages 8 months-5 years with adult.

Creatures Great and Small
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    10:15 and 11:30 am FREE
Presented by Rainbow Puppets. A musical review of animal songs and stories. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show
Lorton Library      10:30 am FREE
Nicolo the Jester shares his juggling, clowning and comedy. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. For ages 6-12.

Saturday Stories
Chantilly Regional Library 10:30 am
Fun stories for the whole family to enjoy. All ages. No registration is required.

Cool Devices, Wild Gizmos
City of Fairfax Regional Library     10:30 am FREE
Try the most current devices for those with visual impairments. See your name in Braille; sample the newest in phones, alarm clocks & more. Cosponsored by The Dr. Barry & Velma Berkey Library Series for Visually Impaired. Open to all. For ages 6 and older.

Butterflies at Banshee Reeks
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Leesburg     10:30 am-Noon FREE
Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Mona Miller, the “Butterfly Lady,” for one of our free, family butterfly walks. We will investigate some of the many diverse natural areas at Banshee Reeks and identify all of the butterflies we can find. If you own binoculars, please bring them. Questions: contact Nicole Hamilton at nhamilton@loudounwildlife.org or 540-882-9638.

Balloon Day
Fair Oaks Mall    11 am-5 pm  FREE
Li’l folks can meet Rainbow the clown and get a free balloon in the mall’s Grand Court.

Candy Bingo
Purcellville Library   1 pm FREE
Children ages 7 and older can join us for a game of candy bingo! Register online or call 540-338-7235.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
S. Walter Reed Drive at Columbia Pike           1-8 pm FREE
The 13th Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival brings a wide array of traditional and contemporary blues talent to local fans. This year the headliner will be Roomful of Blues , with bands Danny Blew & the Blues Crew, Karl Stoll & the Danger Zone, Melanie Mason Band, Tom Principato and Memphis Gold Band. Selling delicious food will be Big Daddy’s Barbecue, Bob and Edith’s Diner and Rincome Restaurant, and others. There will also be arts and crafts, kids activities and community information.

Professional Bike Stunt Show
Cascades Library     2 pm FREE
X-Games Meadalist, number one flatland rider in the U.S., Universal Studios show rider, Grand Prize winner on 30 Seconds to Fame, magna cum laude graduate and more! Matt Wilhelm shares all these unique experiences to help kids discover their potential! Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation.

Play Ball!
Kingstowne Library, Alexandria         2 pm FREE
Bring a camera for a photo with Potomac Nationals mascot Uncle Slam, and an item for him to autograph. Hear a baseball story. Cosponsored by the Potomac Nationals.

Microsoft Access
City of Fairfax Regional Library   2:30 pm FREE
Introduction to creating, modifying and mastering your own databases using Microsoft’s Access program. For ages 13 and older.

Juggling and Other Amazing Tricks
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna      2:30 pm FREE
Learn to juggle, walk on stilts and more in this workshop with Nicolo Whimsey. For ages 12-18.

American Wildlife
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church    2:30 pm FREE
Meet and learn about live animals from your own backyard and beyond with Animal Ambassadors. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. For ages 6-12.

Creatures Great and Small
George Mason Regional Library    3:30 pm FREE
Ppresented by Rainbow Puppets. A musical review of animal songs and stories. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages.

Goodnight Walk: Who-oo is in the Forest at Night?
Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale 7-8 pm
Sounds of the night fill our ears with delight! Children ages 4 and older with an adult will learn about the summer solstice and nocturnal animals at , and then take a night-time stroll on the Old Oak Trail. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $5 per person. To reserve, call 703-941-1065.

Sunday, June 22

Bird Watchers Walk!
Prince William Forest Park 7:30 am
Beginner and expert birders alike will enjoy the chorus of birds that awaken each spring morning in Prince William Forest Park. Bird Walks are 1.5 – 2 hours in length and require a moderate amount of walking over uneven ground. Please bring walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and binoculars. Meet at the Oak Ridge Campground parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Walk is free, but there is a $5 per vehicle entrance fee.

Canoe the Marsh
Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton 8 am-Noon
Explore of one of the area’s finest wildlife habitats while gliding over the water on a canoe! Experience the beauty of Pohick Bay’s marshes and see bald eagles, osprey, fish and other wildlife. These trips are for adults and youth sage 16 and older. Cost is $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 people per trip. Call 703-528-5406 for reservations (required), directions and other information.

Professional Bike Stunt Show
Ashburn Library    11 am  FREE
Purcellville Library  3 pm  FREE
X-Games Meadalist, number one flatland rider in the U.S., Universal Studios show rider, Grand Prize winner on 30 Seconds to Fame, magna cum laude graduate and more! Matt Wilhelm shares all these unique experiences to help kids discover their potential! Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation.

Magician Joe Romano: Books The Magic is Real!
Arlington Cinema ‘N Drafthouse            Doors open at 11:30 am
An exciting production that brings books to life through the art of magic and illusion. The show features dynamic music, dazzling illusions, and outstanding literature. Audiences witness breathtaking feats of magic using characters and plot lines from Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, How to Eat Fried Worms, and more. For ages 4-12. Cost is $10. Call 703.241.8281

Live! In Concert – Furnace Mountain
Purcellville Library   1:30 pm FREE
 The music of Furnace Mountain ranges from the lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around powerful rhythms of the bass and bazouki, to the poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies. Recommended for the family.

 

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