Guess people want to take it easy on the 4th of July weekend, as there weren’t that many events to choose from … weather forecast is for about 30 percent chance of rain and T-storms…
Saturday, July 5
Garden Sprouts: Water, Water Everywhere
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria
Help us collect stream water from Turkeycock Run, learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed and make an ocean in a bottle. The cost is $6 per child. To register, call 703-642-5173.
Nothing but Netting
Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville
3-4:30 pm FREE
It’s time to find out what really lives in Bull Run stream. Our naturalist will lead a group into the stream in search of anything we can find. We may catch fish, insect larvae, and maybe even an illusive American Eel. Clothes and shoes that can get wet are a must for this program. Meet at Bull Run camp registration building. Please contact Bull Run Regional Park for reservations. Call 703-631-0550.
Wizard Rock Night
Patrick Henry Library
6 pm FREE
Come listen to four leading Wizard Rock bands, munch on some refreshments and participate in other fun wizard type activities. For ages 12-18.
Sunday, June 6
Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
11 am-3 pm FREE
Come watch a blacksmith in action. For information, call 703-759-2771.
Northern Virginia Carvers
Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls
The wood carvers lend their tools and expertise as you create a creature from a block of wood. This program is appropriate for ages 6 to 96. Tour the mill and see the larger-than-life wooden miller. The lesson is free. A nominal fee for wood blanks is charged. Tour cost is separate. For information, call 703-759-2771.
Occoquan Regional Park
3:30-5 pm FREE
All ages While enjoying the wonderful scenery along the Occoquan, join our naturalist for a live animal show! Turtles, snakes, frogs and more will be featured! Call 703-690-2121.