NoVa Weekend Lineup June 28-29

Couldn’t find any Sunday events in my usual sources; if you’ve got one to add, please leave a comment and let me know! Weather forecast is for thunderstorms and 50 percent chance of rain both Saturday and Sunday, unfortunately….


Saturday, June 28

Birding the Blude Ridge Center
Meet at the Neersville Volunteer Fire Station on Rt. 671 
8 am FREE
On the fourth Saturday of each month (except December) the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancyleads a bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES). This beautiful 900-acre preserve is located on Harpers Ferry Road, Rt. 671, in northwestern Loudoun County. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Loudoun
Meet at Bles Parkin Ashburn
10 am-4 pm FREE
(Bad weather date: Sunday, June 29). Registration Required; limit 12 participants. Join Andy Rabin and Kevin Munroe on a free, fun, and informative day of “dragon-hunting” as we visit some of the best dragonfly and damselfly habitat in the county. We will learn how to catch, handle, identify, and release these insects, so bring an insect net if you have one (some extra nets will be provided). Other things to bring include a hat, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, water, and binoculars. We may be walking off-trail through some tall vegetation. To get the most out of this trip you will want to be an active participant, so be prepared to get your feet wet and muddy. Adults and interested children are welcome.To register and for questions e-mail Andy Rabin at (preferred), Sign Up Online or call 703-723-6926.

Mr. Knick Knack
Ashburn Library      11 am FREE
Join us for an energetic family concert with Mr. Knick Knack! Recommended for all ages. Tickets are required and may be picked up 1/2 hour before the program.

Read Aloud to Lloyd, a Therapy Dog
Centreville Regional Library     10:30-11:30 am FREE
Sign up for a 15-minute session. For ages 6-12. Call 703-830-2223.

On The Ball!
Oakton Library  10:30 am FREE
Lorton Library     2:30 pm  FREE
Spinny Johnson, former Harlem Globetrotter, performs fun and amazing basketball tricks. Cosponsored by the Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library. For ages 6-12.  

Sleeping Beauty Puppet Show
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church      11 am FREE
Stevens Puppets presents the classic fairytale. Cosponsored by the Friends of Woodrow Wilson Library.

Celebrate Zoo and Aquarium Month!
Herndon Fortnightly Library     11 am FREE
Make a zoo or aquarium with stickers. Cosponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Fortnightly Club. For all ages. Call 703-437-8855

“Princess for a Day” Ice Cream Social
Heritage Farm Museum, Sterling
Noon-2 pm   Free with admission
Celebrate “dairy month” with an old-fashioned ice cream social. The court of the Virginia Dairy Princess Program will be on hand to serve ice cream and answer questions. The Virginia Dairy Princess Program helps promote awareness of the Virginia dairy industry and creates relationships between rural and urban citizens of the Commonwealth. The first 100 participants will receive a complementary tiara and be crowned Princess for a Day! Pre-registration required.

Paws to Read: Certified Therapy Dogs and their Handlers
Purcellville Library    2pm  FREE
What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read! Register your child to come in and read to a Therapy Dog! Recommended for ages 5-10. Sign up online or call 540-338-7235. 

Movies @ the Library!
Lovettsville Library       2 pm FREE
Bring your own snacks and enjoy a movie on the library’s big screen! We will be showing “Ratatouille.”

American Wildlife
Chantilly 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. For ages 6-12.  

Lucketts Rodeo Extravaganza
Chapel View Farm, 14290 Chapel Lane, Leesburg
Gates open 5 pm; show starts at 7 pm
Bring the family out to Lucketts to enjoy the life of a cowboy! Lucketts Rodeo Extravaganza will include bull riding, barrel racing, a performance by a trick rider, best dressed cowboy/cowgirl contest, children’s entertainment, live music, food and much more! Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; free for kids 6 and younger.

From Water to Land: Amphibians of Northern Virginia
Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville   7:30-9 pm FREE
Meet live amphibians up close and personal. Then venture out into the woods for a short walk and exploration into the world of amphibians in Northern Virginia. Please contact Bull Run Regional Park for reservations.Call 703-631-0550

Campfire Program – “Red, White, and Bird!”
Oak Ridge Campground, Prince William Forest Park
8 pm    Free with entrance fee
Join Ranger Kelly for a closer look at the bird that stands as one of America`s most recognizable symbols and the bird who was first runner up! Learn fun and fascinating facts about both of these birds who call the park home. Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle, valid for seven days.


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