NoVa family events this week

The last week before school begins shows signs of cooling, according to the latest forecast on Sunday, with chances of rain during the week.

 

Monday, Aug. 25

School Bus is Here for Kindergarteners
Cascades Library       10:30-11:30 am FREE
All new Kindergarteners are invited to take a tour of a Loudoun County school bus. Recommended for kindergarteners only!

Mother Goose Time
Herndon Fortnightly Library      10:30 am FREE
Interactive story time session for you and your child. Birth-23 months with adult.  Call 703-437-8855 to reserve.

Mason Matinee
George Mason Regional Library, Annandale   2 pm FREE
Call for film title. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-256-3800 to register.

Family Story Time
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria    2 pm FREE
Let your imagination soar with stories and then enjoy an activity. Discover how you can participate in the Summer Reading Program. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Oakton Kids Read!
Oakton Library       2 pm FREE
Best books of summer. Come and share your favorite book. Suggest titles for next year’s Summer Reading Program. Age 6-12.  Call 703-242-4020 to register.

Game On Afternoon Edition
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna   4 pm FREE
Come play DDR and Wii and have some snacks. Age 10-18. No registration is required.  

Knitting Group
Chantilly Library      7 pm  FREE
Meet new friends while you learn to knit. Beginners welcome. Age 9-12.  Call 703-502-3883 to register.

 

 
Tuesday, Aug. 26

School Days
Centreville Regional Library     1:30 pm FREE
Stories and activities about starting school. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Centreville Regional Library. Age 4-6 with adult.  Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.

School Bus is Here for Kindergarteners
Cascades Library     2-3 pm FREE
All new Kindergarteners are invited to take a tour of a Loudoun County school bus. Recommended for kindergarteners only!

Chess Club
Woodrow Wilson Library, Falls Church    3:30 pm  FREE
Learn to play the game. Age 6-12. Call 703-820-8774 to register.

20 Minutes til’ Bedtime
Pohick Regional Library, Burke    7  pm FREE
Join us for stories and activities about bedtime. Age 3-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register. 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Mother Goose Time
Chantilly Library      10:30 am FREE
Stories, rhymes, music and fun for children. Birth-23 months with caregiver. Call 703-502-3883 to reserve.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria      10:30 am FREE
Nature stories and activities presented by a Huntley Meadows Park naturalist. Age 6-12.  Call 703-765-3645 to register.

Alphabet Adventures
Dolley Madison Library, McLean    10:30 am FREE
Fun with letters. Age 2-5 with adult.Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Bushey Point Trail
Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge   11 am-2 pm
Get to know the different kinds of habitat in Leesylvania. Beginning with a walk through the woods, this trail leads you past a sandy beach, tidal marshlands, and a pond. Meet at Bushey Point trail head next to the marina parking lot. Call (703) 583-6904 to register. No charge for the program, but there is a $5 vehicle entrance fee. 

Game Zone
Centreville Regional Library    7:30-9 pm FREE
Air hockey, Rock Band, DDR and more! Bring a friend and play all evening. Refreshments. Age 12-18. Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space. 

 

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mommy and Me Class
Tysons Whole Foods    10-11 am FREE
We will be making farm animals with the art of Japanese paper folding and as always, sing a longs, and snacks will be included! For ages 5 and under.

Fun-Lovin’ Fours & Fives
Centreville Regional Library     10:30 am FREE
Stories and activities about hands and feet. Age 4-5 with adult. Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.

Old Favorites
Marth Washington Library, Alexandria    10:30 am FREE
Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult.  Call 703-768-6700 to reserve a space. 

Busy Bee
Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge   11 am-1 pm
Bees spend their days flying to and fro. They gather up nectar, pollinate plants, and make honey. Explore the fascinating world of these busy insects with us at the Visitor Center. Call (703) 583-6904 to register. No charge for the program, but there is a $5 vehicle entrance fee. 

Matinee with Mommy
Oakton Library       11:30 am FREE
Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee every Tuesday in July and August. Call for titles. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5 with adult.  Call 703-242-4020 to register.

Time for School
Kingstowne Library, Alexandria     1pm FREE
Stories and activities about starting school. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Ride the Wind
Centreville Regional Library     2 pm  FREE
Hear stories and fun facts about kites flown in countries all over the world and make your own kite. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Centreville Regional Library. Age 8-12.  Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.

Duct Tape Mania
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna   3 pm FREE
Come ready to make duct tape roses, wallets, and other things. Age 12-18. Call 703-938-0405 to register. 

Kids Taste Test
Reston Whole Foods     3-5 pm FREE
Our young visitors will pick up a blank report card and get to try lots of different foods—veggies, cereals, snacks, etc. Then they will grade our foods and turn in the report card. Their report card will be used as their entry into a prize drawing. This year’s grand prize will be announced soon. 

 

Friday, Aug. 29

Half Pints: Mommy and Me Class
Vienna Whole Foods       10-11 am FREE
Looking for something to do with your little ones? Come on in for our Mommy and Me class. Celia Cantor, musician and early childhood educator, will lead this class. Ages 2-6 recommended. We will be creating a craft, enjoying a sing-a-long and reading stories. Class size is limited, please sign up at the Customer Service desk.

Sophie, the Performing Dog
Centreville Regional Library     10:30 am FREE
Sophie, a cairn terrier, performs a show full of tricks. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Centreville Regional Library. All ages.  Call 703-830-2223 to reserve a space.

Backyard Habitat
Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge   11 am-1 pm
The Backyard Habitat is an eco-friendly movement which uses native plant species and animal friendly features to help support wildlife. Come to the Visitor Center to learn about this revolutionary form of gardening. Call (703) 583-6904 to register. No charge for the program, but there is a $5 vehicle entrance fee. 

Friday Flicks
Pohick Regional Library, Burke   11:30 am FREE
Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 1-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register. 

Chantilly Cinema
Chantilly Library      2 pm FREE
Favorite films and popcorn. Ask for title. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library. Age 8-12. No registration is required.

Pokemon League
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna   3 pm FREE
Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required.

Ponderings – Local Geology
Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield  3:30-5 pm
Try panning for gold and use a microscope to spy on micro minerals. This program is suitable for children ages 6 to 10 years. Reservations are required. The cost is $6 per child. To reserve, call 703-451-9588.

After Dark in the Park – Eels
Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield  7:30-9:30 pm
Explore creek life at Hidden Pond Nature Centerl; The program ends with a campfire and s’mores. Wear shoes that can get wet. This program is for children ages 6 years and older. Reservations are required. The cost is $8 per child. Call 703-451-9588.

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