NoVa Upcoming Lineup Dec. 27-30

Very sorry for the delay, folks … I’m  halfway around the world on Guam, but that’s no excuse!  Not much going on that I could find, but I’ve posted what I can through Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Coming up: Northern Virginia First Night events!


Saturday, Dec. 27

Polar Bear Reading Club
Pohick Regional Library
6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke        All Day
Join the club. Read five books and get a prize from the treasure chest. Do it again and again! For ages birth-12. 

Scavenger Hunt in the Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road, Chantilly    10:30-11:30 am FREE
Join us for a scavenger hunt. Reservations are required for this free, all-ages program. Call 703-631-0013.

Snake and Turtle Feeding
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce St., Annandale   1-1:45 pm
Meet several local species of turtles and snakes up close. Prepaid reservations are required. Limit 20. The cost is $2 per person. Call 703-941-1065.

Sunday, Dec. 28

Holiday Treats for Wildlife
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce St., Annandale   1-4:30 pm
Make goodies for birds and squirrels. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $5 per child. Call 703-941-1065.

Monday, Dec. 29

Cartooning Basics: Holiday Workshop for Kids
Loudoun Academy of Arts
222 South King St., Leesburg    9 am-Noon
Cartooning Basics provides a fun and creative environment for students of all skill levels to experiment and improve their drawing through cartooning. Make comic strips, flipbooks, your own unique cartoon characters, or whatever your imagination can think of…it’s up to you! Cost is $110 per person, which includes supplies. For more information or to register, call 703-777-8043 or visit

Sophie, the Performing Dog!
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls  2 pm FREE
Sophie, a talented cairn terrier, will entertain you with amazing tricks and antics! Recommended for all ages.

 Family Movie Night
Ashburn Library
43316 Hay Road     7 pm FREE
Tonight’s movie showing is Horton Hears a Who, rated G, 88 minutes. Recommended for all ages.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

IONA in Concert
Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly 1, 2 and 3 pm
One of the top rated pan-Celtic groups in the world, IONA treats its audience to high energy entertainment featuring Scottish fiddling, driving percussion and strong vocals presenting the music of the Celtic countries. House tour included with both concerts. Refreshments served in the original 18th century kitchen. Prepaid reservations required. Limited seating. Tickets are $10.


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