Family activities this week

Not interested in any of the ongoing summer programs? Check these out:

Thursday, June 26

All Hands on Deck! Hands-on-History Tent   
Carlyle House Historic Park
121 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria
703-549-2997
10 am-1 pm FREE
Explore life on the high seas during Carlyle House’s Hands-on-History Tent: All Hands on Deck! Children and their families are invited to explore Alexandria’s maritime history through crafts and hands-on activities. A 30 foot scale model schooner, the Lion will be on site to demonstrate rigging and signal flags.  For a small fee, participants can build their own model sailboat and race it against others! Other activities include making a compass, designing a flag, writing with a quill pen and trying on colonial clothes. For children ages 3-12.

Poseidon, Zeus, Medusa and Others
Reston Regional Library
11 am FREE
Greek/Roman mythology stories and activities. egister by calling 703-689-2700.For ages 6-12.

Learn to Read, Read to Learn
Thomas Jefferson Library
11 am FREE
Presented by Magician John Carrington. Rgister by calling 703-573-1061. For ages 6-12.

Hansel & Gretel
Richard Byrd Library
2 pm FREE
This workshop explores how music communicates plot, character, and emotion through engaging activities and creative hands-on crafts led by Washington National Opera. Register by calling 703-451-8055.

Rainforests Alive!
Centreville Regional Library
3 pm FREE
Discover the dynamic world of tropical rainforests and meet unique creatures that call the jungle their home with Reptiles Alive. Register by calling 703-830-2223. Age 6-12.

Friday, June 27

Friday Flicks
Chantilly Regional Library
2 pm FREE
Favorite films and popcorn. For ages 5-8. No registration is required.

American Wildlife
Thomas Jefferson Library
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. Age 6-12.

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