Of course the rain forecast is for Saturday, when there are more activities, and only partly cloudy on Sunday!
Saturday, Nov. 15
Ashburn Craft Fair
Windmill Community Center
21400 Windmill Drive 9 am-1 pm FREE
Ashburn Farm’s 2nd Annual Craft Fair is a great opportunity to find some exceptional holiday gifts before the busy shopping season begins. This fair offers Ashburn’s talented residents the opportunity to sell some beautiful creations. Dozens of local crafters will be selling their wares including jewelry, baskets, quilts, wreaths, paintings, furniture, purses, handmade cards, photographs and much, much more.
Claude Moore Rec Center 10 am-5 pm FREE
Celebrate the mother in your life at this family oriented festival! Shop the local marketplace while enjoying raffle prizes, free entertainment, children’s activities, information sessions for moms, and meeting local organizations offering a wide variety of gifts. We will be collecting new and gently used maternity and infant clothing to donate to a local shelter.
Let’s Talk Turkey
Heritage Farm Museum
Claude Moore Park, Sterling 10 am-noon FREE
Straight talk about turkies and their lore; hands-on children’s activities, stories and games. Museum admission: $5 adults, $3 children.
Harry Potter Movie Marathon
Lovettsville Library 10 am-6 pm FREE
Catch up for the upcoming release of the new Harry Potter movie by coming down to the library and watching the last three movies, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Snacks and lunch are provided. Bring comfy cushions, bean bag chairs or the like to sit on. Register online or call 540-822-5824.
Roots and Shoots
Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly 10 am-Noon FREE
This program will focus on Recycling and Saving Energy. We will have an art contest with prizes and each participant will receive a free canvas grocery/tote bag donated by Walmart. All ages are welcome. For additional information on the Roots and Shoots program and to register, contact: Debbie Lodato, Volunteer Manager, 703-817-9423.
Bountiful Breads and Baking in the Open Hearth
Sully Historic Site, Chantilly 10 am to 2 pm
The smell of fresh baked goods fills the original kitchen as Sully’s cooks teach techniques used to prepare bread and pastry in the early 19th century. Learn about different leavening agents and cooking vessels that made baking a day-long process. At the end of the workshop, enjoy the foods you prepared. House tour included. Rerservations required; the cost is $40 per person. Call 703-437-1794.
Recipes for Readers: Let’s Eat!
Oakton Library 10:30 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. Call 703-242-4020 for more info.
Miss Belle’s Sing-Along
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Falls Church 10:30 am FREE
Enjoy old favorites and original songs. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. All ages. To register call 703-790-8088.
Woodrow Wilson Library, Alexandria 10:30 am FREE
Join a naturalist from Hidden Oaks Nature Center as she shares the wonders of Fairfax County wildlife using stories,live animals and more. Cosponsored by the Friends of Woodrow Wilson Library. Age 6-12. Call 703-820-8774 to reserve a space.
Cherokee Storytelling, Music and Dance
Reston Regional Library 11 am FREE
Stands With Many presents a traditional Cherokee storytelling, and interactive Cherokee drumming and singing. For ages 6-12. For more info call 703-689-2700.
Twilight Movie Release Party
Cascades Library 1pm FREE
Swap movie theories, discuss the books, and indulge in Twilight-themed fun.
Native American Theme
Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, Alexandria 1-3 p.m
Travel back to a time when Native Americans populated this country. Explore self-guided displays and hands-on activities for families working together at . The cost is $4 per child. Call 703-768-2525.
Felting Fun for Parent and Child
Round Hill Arts Center (Loudoun County)
6 W Loudoun St, Round Hill 1-2:30 pm
Make a little felted treasure box to keep something special in. Bring at least one object, about the size of an egg, to felt around; or purchase a wooden egg in class. All other materials will be provided and are included in the class fee. Ages 6-12 with an adult. Cost is $20 per child. For more info call 540-338-5050.
Apollo 11: Footprints on the Moon with Rob Cork
Ashburn Library 2 pm FREE
Learn about the technology and the people that helped get us to the moon. Recommended for ages 6 & up.Tickets are required and may be picked up one half hour before the program.
Natural Attractions: Flying Squirrels with Alonso Abugattas
Middleburg Library 2 pm FREE
A naturalist from Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington will bring a flying squirrel and share his knowledge of these nocturnal creatures.
A Teddy Bear Picnic
Sterling Library 2 pm FREE
Learn about the history and the many different types of these classic comfort toys. Recommended for ages 6-10. Register online or call 703-430-9500.
Potomac Overlook Heritage Program
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington 2 pm FREE
Come explore the relationship between our area’s human history and natural history. This program focuses on the influence of geography – particularly the Fall line – on the settlement of our area. Captain John Smith’s travels in our area, and what he found, will also be highlighted! Suitable for adults and children ages 8 and up.
Washington Korean Dance Company
Centreville Regional Library 2 pm FREE
Featuring Eun Kim, Grande Dame of Korean Dance. All ages. Call 703-830-2223 for more info.
Family Fun: Worm Workshop
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria 2:30 pm
Here’s a family-friendly way to help the environment! Explore the wonderful world of worms in the indoor compost bin. Then make your own worm bin with newspaper bedding, food scraps and real live wiggly worms to take home! The cost is $20 per project. Call 703-642-5173.
Astronomy for Fun and Families
Cub Run RECenter, Chantilly 5:30-6:30 pm
Sample the world of science through the beauty of the night sky at . Learn about the constellations, the visible planets, comets and other night sky phenomena. Try out fun activities to learn about the solar system. This program is suitable for all ages. The cost is $4 per child and $2 per adult. For information, call 703-817-9407.
Sunday, Nov. 16
Sunday in the Preserve
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg 1 pm FREE
Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks for a free informal, family walk around the preserve. Search for the many natural wonders that make this such a special place. For information call the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve at 703-669-0316 or visit www.bansheereeks.org.
Native American Theme
Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, Alexandria 1-3 p.m
Travel back to a time when Native Americans populated this country. Explore self-guided displays and hands-on activities for families working together. The cost is $4 per child. Call 703-768-2525.
Teen Reading Buddies Storytime
Purcellville Library 2 and 2:30 pm FREE
One-on-one reading time for your children as they buddy up with teen volunteers from Loudoun Valley High School’s Literary Guild. Recommended for ages 3-5.