NoVa Weekend Lineup Jan. 10-11

It’s looking like a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday with highs in the mid 40s, just partly cloudy on Sunday with highs in the mid 30s.

Thanks to Scottie of Ashburn, who pointed out that the Children’s Consignment Sale this weekend was a misprint on my part — sorry for any inconvenience!


Visiting Artist Series Presents: Playing with Paint
Shenandoah Discovery Museum
54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester
Saturday 10 am-3 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm
Bring the whole family to paint with a marble or a tooth brush! Make prints using bubble wrap. See what happens when you mix untraditional materials with traditional art forms. For more info, visit or call (540)722-2020. Admission is $6 per person, children younger than 2 years are free.

Wild for Waterfowl
Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Road, Lorton
Saturday 1-2 pm, Sunday 10:30 am-11:30 am
Come join us as we observe swans, ducks and other migrating waterfowl that reside in Belmont Bay during the winter months. We’ll have a spotting scope available for public use. Meet at visitor center. Call (703) 339-2385 to reserve. No charge for the program, but there is a $4 vehicle entrance fee.

Majestic Eagles
Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Road, Lorton
Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm, Sunday 3-4 pm
Look for majestic bald eagles with us and find out about their fascinating lives. Can you tell an eagle from an osprey in the distance? We’ll show you how. Call (703) 339-2385 to reserve. No charge for the program, but there is a $4 vehicle entrance fee.


The Prince and Troubadour
Charter Theatre, Theater on the Run
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington
Saturday shows 11 am and 1 pm, Sunday shows 1 pm through Feb. 8
When the Prince’s troubadour is kidnapped by a witch he must enlist the help of the princess who scorned him to save his friend! But with trolls and bandits blocking the path, will they make it in time before the Troubadour is served for dinner? Find out in this adventure-filled musical! Tickets are $11; buy online at

Saturday, Jan. 10

Birding the Banshee
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg 8 am FREE
Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks for the monthly bird walk. Because of its rich and varied habitat, this part of the county is a birding hot spot. Please bring binoculars. Questions: contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling 10 am-2 pm
The event for the tractor lover in your life. Explore the Philip and Wanda Marshall Collection of model tractors, cruise Loudoun County on our custom toy tractor mat, and see real antique tractors. Measure up to some really big tires. Enjoy wagon rides if weather permits. Children who bring their own model tractor for the tractor parade will receive free admission to the museum. Admission is $5 for visitors 13 and older, $3 for kids ages 2-12.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop
All participating Lowe’s stores 10-11 am FREE
In this children’s DIY project, Lowe’s provides kits for wooden time capsules are great at helping you to remember important events of the past year.

Family Day
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle 11 am-3 pm FREE
Make your own Marine Corps utility cover during this kids’ classroom activity.

Lovettsville Library 1 pm FREE
Play with your friends to construct and assemble structures. Bring your own lego bricks or use ours. Recommended for ages 6-11. Register online or call 540-822-5824.

Yoga for Children
Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria 1-2 pm FREE
Beginning yoga with Yoga Instructor Sueann Tupy. Age 8-12. Register online or call 703-765-3645.

Kids’ Book Club: Getting Ready to Read – Easy Reader Level 1
Purcellville Library 2 pm FREE
Wendy Helps Out by Alison Inches. Recommended for ages 5-6. Register online or call 540-338-7235.

Gustafer Yellowgold
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue 2pm
This unique blend of live music and moving images, geared to ages 4 and up, features original and catchy story-songs by Morgan Taylor. The story tells the tale of a friendly creature named Gustafer who has come to Earth from the Sun. Fun for the whole family! Cost is $8 for McLean Community Center district residents, $12 for non residents. Buy tickets online at

Indian Classical Dance-Bharatnatyam performance
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls 3 pm FREE
The Students of Kalavaridhi will perform Indian classical dance “Bharatnatyam.”
Recommended for all ages. Snow date, Saturday Jan. 24 at 3 p.m.

Cathy and Marcy’s Family Jamboree
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E., Vienna
Concert at 5 pm, audience jam session at 6 pm
Grammy Winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer launch a fun-filled new concert series that includes a 50-60 minute concert with the dynamic duo and special guests. The special guests are kids, parents, families who are making their OWN music. They will perform on their own and with Cathy & Marcy during the show. Then we clear away the tables and have a 45-minute jam session. Yup, bring your instruments and plan to strum along and sing along. Ukuleles, guitars, mandolins, basses, kazoos-all instruments are welcome. We’ll have a giant chord sheet & take the jam at whatever pace is required. Cost is $10 per person. Buy tickets online at

Laser Tag
Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Ave 7-11 pm
For children ages 12 – 17. Do you have the reflexes to out maneuver your opponents? This exciting interactive game lets you compete together on teams in a high-tech environment that gets your heart pumping and your pulse racing. Trip includes transportation, teen club staff member as your guide, and a minimum of 2 games. Cost is $25 for town residents, $25 for nonresidents. To register, call (703) 787-7300.

Sunday, Jan. 11

Wintering Animals
Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Road, Lorton 1-2 pm
Come and check out some furs and feathers of the animals that live in the park during the winter months and learn about how they survive in the colder environment. Meet at the visitor center. Call (703) 339-2385 to reserve. No charge for the program, but there is a $4 vehicle entrance fee.

Teen Reading Buddies Storytime
Purcellville Library 2 and 2:30 pm
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.

Tai Chi with Steven LaForce
Cascades Library 3 pm
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of mind-body-spirit exercise. Four sessions, attend as many as you like. Register online or call 703-444-3228.


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