Currently all clear for the weekend!
SPOTLIGHT EVENT: World War II Living History
Travel back to the World War II era as Sully Historic Site hosts Allied and Axis re-enactors for a weekend of demonstrations, memories and music. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. get an up-close look at what life was like for soldiers and civilians throughout the war and talk to them about their jobs, living quarters, food and life in the 1940s. A house tour is included. The cost is $7 per adult and $5 per senior and child. Call 703-437-1794.
Jefferson District Park & Golf Course 9 a.m. FREE
Teams of two compete in this alternating shot format at Jefferson Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m. Teams are divided into three age groups: 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17. Prizes awarded and lunch is provided. Reservations are required. Rain date is July 19. The cost is $40 per team for Junior Program members and $50 per team for non-members. Call 703-573-0444.
Can You Canoe?
Lake Accotink Park 2-3:30 pm
Learn the basic mechanics of canoeing with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment at . This program is suitable for children ages eight and older and perfect for beginners. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Canoes and life jackets provided. Bring a water bottle and snack if desired. The cost is $12 per person. Call 703-569-0285.
Pique niques, Picnics and Pic-a-nics
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria 10:30-11:30 am
Peek into picnic baskets and discover how the menus, service ware and traditions have altered through the ages. Crafts, games and family-friendly food samples will turn our picnic program into a party. The cost is $12 per adult and $5 per child with an accompanying adult. Place an order for a picnic from our caterer or bring your own. Picnic menus include non-vegetarian, vegetarian and child-friendly selections. Place order by 7/9. A picnic for two costs $40. Call 703-642-5173.
George Mason Regional Library 10:30 am FREE
Call for film title. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages.
Mr. Brian and the Boppets
Martha Washington Library 10:30 am FREE
Reston Regional Library 2:30 pm FREE
Puppet fun and high energy music! Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages.
What’s the Matter?
Oakton Library 10:30 am FREE
Kingstowne Library 2:30 pm FREE
Chemistry with fizz, foam and flash presented by Maryland Science Center. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12.
ER Favorite Book Discussion
Purcellville Library 1-2 pm FREE
Come tell us about your favorite book and learn about other books you may enjoy reading. Snacks provided. Recommended for ages 5-7. Register online or call 540-338-7235.
Family Dig Day
George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria 1-3 pm
Help City archaeologists and trained volunteers screen excavated soil for artifacts from a real “dig” located on the grounds of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Wear comfortable clothes, protect yourself from the sun, and bring a water bottle. Please, no sandals. All necessary equipment will be supplied. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.838.4399 to save your spot!
Make and Take a Model! with the International Plastic Modelers Society
Cascades Library 2 pm FREE
Each child will receive a model kit and they will assemble it in the class. This is a great opportunity for wannabe builders! Child must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Register online or call 703-444-3228.
Stage Makeup & Special FX
Kings Park Library 2:30 pm FREE
Scars, wounds and other stage makeup techniques are revealed in this hands-on workshop with Lois Walsh. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18.
J Favorite Book Discussion
Purcellville Library 3-4 pm FREE
Come and tell us about your favorite book and learn about other books that you might enjoy. Snack and drinks provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Register online or call 540-338-7235.
USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria 4-10 pm FREE
The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 259th and the USA’s 232nd birthday at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton and Madison Streets. The main event features Maestro Kim Allen Kluge and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra presenting an explosive night of fun and fanfare featuring “Big Band Sound” followed by a grand finale fireworks display.
Goodnight Walk: Firefly Fun!
Hidden Oaks Nature Center 8-9 pm
Discover the wonder of fireflies then hike to find these amazing creatures of the night. Enjoy a story and make a craft. Prepaid reservations are required. This program is suitable for children ages four years and older with an adult. The cost is $5 per person. To reserve, call 703-941-1065.
Snakes and Turtles
Roundtree Park, Falls Church 2-3 pm FREE
Meet at Roundtree Park’s shelter for a close-up view of live reptiles that are indigenous to Fairfax County. Reservations are requested for this free, all-ages program. Call 703-941-1065.
Read Aloud to Lloyd, a Therapy Dog
Centreville Regional Library 4-5 pm FREE
Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12.