NoVa Weekend Lineup Nov. 8-9

Current forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday, partly cloudy but cooler on Sunday (high of 54 degrees).


Native American Heritage: Showcase Weekend
Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-4 pm
On Saturday, visitors take in native storytelling and wonderful displays as they learn from Native American performers about this great culture. On Sunday, children and parents try their hand at heritage crafts, visit special displays in the visitor center and explore the land of Leesylvania’s ancestors through a short historical program. There is a $3 per participant craft fee.

Family Days
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle
Saturday and Sunday    9 am-5 pm FREE
This weekend, come participate in the many fun activities for visiting families to learn about Continental Marines and their uniforms, weaponry and gear. There will be a USMC Uniforms Pageant in the Leatherneck Gallery at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. NMMC Marines represent Marines from WWI, WWII, Vietnam and GWOT in a uniform pageant presenting the history of our Corps.

November 8

Customer Appreciation Day
Patrick Henry Library, Vienna   10 am-3 pm FREE
Come Celebrate the new look of the library and participate in activities such as free Starbucks coffee, donuts and juice, a children’s treasure hunt, free books and a family puppet show. All ages. No registration is required.

Christopher’s Little Airplane
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center    10 am -4 pm
Author Mark James will sign copies of his book Christopher’s Little Airplane, the children’s picture book about a young boy and a little balsa wood toy airplane. Admission is free, but parking is $12.

Value Tour
Whole Foods Arlington
2700 Wilson Blvd    10 am FREE
Learn how to milk your dollar for all it’s worth! Let us show you how to go organic, without going broke. We’ll meet at Customer Service for a fun and informative shopping lesson and then tour the store stopping in each department for money saving tips, recipe ideas and great tasting food. All tours are free of charge, but pre-registration is required. To register, please contact

Reading Program for 1st and 2nd Grade Boys
Oakton Library   1  0:30 am FREE
Reading program for 1st and 2nd grade boys ages 6-7 years who need extra help. Small group activities with Thomas Jefferson High School volunteers. On Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at Oakton Library. Please register for all sessions. Register by calling 703-242-4020.

Swordsmen’s Rendezvous
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 North Royal Street, Alexandria  11 am-4:30 pm
En garde! Experience this unique living history program as you learn a skill all 18th-century gentlemen must know – swordplay! The program includes re-enactment of 18th-century swordplay and a display of 18th-century weapons. This popular family event is suitable for all ages and will include some audience participation as you practice your newfound talents. Price is $5 per person, ages 5 and up. Reservations are required; call  703-838-4242.

American Indian Stories
Reston Regional Library   11 am FREE
Life as an American Indian child includes games and stories. Presented by the Riverbend Nature Center. Register by calling 703-689-2700. Age 5 & up.

Colonial Day at Sully
Sully Historic Site, Chantilly  11 am-4 pm
Discover life along Cain’s Branch before Richard Bland Lee made this land his country seat in 1794. Hear stories of America’s early wars while interpreters show battles tactics from the 18th century. Help with the labor experienced by the enslaved African Americans and make a take-home craft. House tour included. The cost is $7 per adult and $5 per child. Call 703-437-1794.

ArtsPower National Touring Theatre – Madeline and the Bad Hat
Ashburn Library   1pm FREE
ArtsPower’s Musical production of Madeline and the Bad Hat, based upon the much-loved book, captures the touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelman’s classic Madeline series.

LIVE Radio Disney
IKEA Woodbridge
2901 Potomac Mills Circle    1-3 pm FREE
Join us for live entertainment and kids can register to win 2 free tickets to the Cheetah Girls Concert at the Verizon Center in DC on Nov. 9.

Young Music Makers
Centreville Regional Library    2 pm FREE
Come for fun-filled crafts and a sing-along! Cosponsored by Ear Candy to Help Others (ECHO). Register by calling 703-830-2223. Age 7-11.

Family Movies
Lovettsville Library    2 pm FREE
Madagascar. Rated PG, 86 minutes.

Getting Ready to Read: Easy Reader Level 1
Purcellville Library    2-3 pm  FREE
What’s That, Mittens? by Lola M. Schaefer.
Recommended for ages 5-6. Reserve online or call 540-338-7235.

Family Outdoor Movie Night
Occoquan Regional Park
9751 Ox Road, Lorton 7-9 pm
The movie Surf’s Up will be shown on a large outdoor screen; concessions will be available. Cost is $15 per car. For more info call 703-690-2121.

Sunday, Nov. 9

Serve the Nation: The Lees
Sully Historic Site, Chantilly 1-3 pm
Learn how the Lee family loyally served the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. Sign the Declaration of Independence like Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee; learn about the two Generals Lee from the Revolutionary War and Civil War; and finally, how the District of Columbia became the capital while Richard Bland Lee served in Congress. The cost is $6 per adult, $5 per student, and $4 per senior or child. Add $2 for a souvenir quill pen. For information, call 703-437-1794.

Tassels and Tea
Historic Green Spring, Alexandria 1-3 pm
Find out about the art of tassel-making and make a simple tassel. Use your new tassel-making skills to embellish your holiday gift-wrap this year! The $25 fee includes a traditional English Tea. Call 703-941-7987.

Etiquette Tea for Young Ladies
Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls 2-3:30 pm
Young ladies, ages 8 to 11, enjoy a lesson in table etiquette and practice what they have learned during tea. Prepaid reservations required by 11/4. The cost is $18 per young lady. To reserve, call 703-759-2771.

Autumn Evening Walk
Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria 4-5:30 pm
Bring the family to visit the wetland in search of nocturnal residents like elusive, busy beavers. Children, ages six and older, must be accompanied by adults. Reservations are required. Canceled if rain. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child. To reserve, call 703-768-2525


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