NoVa Weekend Lineup April 4-5

Sorry for the delay folks, busy week! This week’s lineup doesn’t include this weekend’s Easter Egg hunts in Northern Virginia; you can find them at the new page, NoVa Easter Egg Hunts.

Saturday, April 4

Bird Walk at Blandy
Blandy Experimental Farm/Virginia State Arboretum     8 am FREE
Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a free bird walk for all ages. This is a beautiful area for both hiking and birding. Please bring binoculars. We will meet in the main parking lot near the Quarters Building. Directions can be found at Questions: contact Andy Rabin at

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Window Birdhouse
Participating Home Depot stores    9 am-Noon FREE
The Home Depot’s Kids Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children. No registration necessary.

Sully Storytime
Sully Historic Site, Chantilly    10-11 am
Come for stories for children age three to five plus hands-on crafts. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $3 per child. Call 703-437-1794.

Dinosaur Egg-xtravaganza
Riverbend Visitor Center , Great Falls    10-11:30 am or 12:30-2 pm
Hunt for dinosaur eggs, dig for dinosaurs in our sand pit and participate in other dino activities. Egg hunts will be divided by age groups. Children must be at least 3 years. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $8 per child. To reserve, call 703-759-9018.

Sing-Along With Miss Belle
Reston Regional Library     10:30 am FREE
Songs and hugs for everyone. Birth-5 with adult.*

Burke Centre Renaissance Festival
Burke Centre Library    11 am FREE
Join us and the Virginia Renaissance Faire for a festival! Enjoy story-telling, songs, sword play and much more. All ages.

Teatro de la Luna Children’s Theatre Festival
Rosslyn Spectrum
1611 N Kent St, Arlington     11 am-4 pm
Teatro de la Luna presents a full day of bilingual theatre activities, including a performance of Hansel and Gretel (11:30 am); The Box of Surprises (1 pm); Children’s Talent Show(2:30 pm), and Abe:A Dream Fulfilled (4 pm). In addition, there will be puppet making, painting and drawing, singing and much more! Cost is $10; children 4 & under are free. For more info call 703-548-3092 or visit

Dinosaurs Galore
Cub Run RECenter    Noon-1 pm
Follow a naturalist as you and your child dig into dinosaurs and explore their prehistoric world. Children make a fossil to take home and dig for buried dinosaur bones. Reservations are required. The cost is $5 per child. To reserve, call 703- 817-9407.

Kite Flight
Three Fox Vineyards
10100 Three Fox Lane, Delaplane    Noon – 5pm
There were the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, Chuck Yeager,
and now there could be YOU, letting your kite and your spirit soar from the top of the
highest point at Three Fox Vineyards! Come take part in our 1st Annual “Kite Flight”.
Have fun, win prizes, and help charity (Women Build – Habitat for Humanity) Bring your
own kite or get one of ours on-site when you come. Fun for all ages and a great way to
relax and just live life! For more information call (540) 364-6073 or visit

Storytime Matinee
Ashburn Library     2 pm FREE
Stories, songs, video storybook and a craft. For ages 3-6.

Celebrate Poetry!
Ashburn Library     2 pm FREE
Ashburn Library’s Teen Council invites you to share poems you have written, and poets you love. Bring poems, select them from anthologies in the library, or create them on the spot! For ages 12-18

Teen Wii Day
Lovettsville Library     2 pm FREE
Play a variety of Nintendo Wii games. For ages 12-18. Register online or call 540-822-5824.

Shirlington Screens: Shakespeare in Love
Shirlington Branch Library
4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington    2-3:30 pm FREE
(1998) Rated R, 122 minutes. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench and Geoffrey Rush. William Shakespeare, a struggling young playwright, suffers from writer’s block in this witty, fast-moving romantic comedy set in London in 1593. When Shakespeare meets and falls instantly in love with the startlingly beautiful Viola, his creative powers are unleashed as Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest and most tragic love stories of all time.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Briar Woods High School
22525 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn    3 pm
Chocolate Mania hits Briar Woods High School! The fun family show, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, features musical moments with the glowing neon Oompa Loompas and miniature squirrel puppets from the Black Forest Productions Puppeteers. Authentic Wonka chocolate bars will be available for purchase during the each intermission, with the chance of finding the one bar per show that will include a special prize! Admission is $5 per student, $7 for adults. For more info call 703-957-4400 or click here.

Goodnight Walk: Nature’s April Foolers
Hidden Oaks Nature Center,  Annandale  7:30-8:30 pm
Are nighttime animals especially tricky or do they fool us with their keen senses? Discover the trick to seeing better when it’s dark. Participants must be at least age four with an accompanying adult. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. To reserve, call 703-941-1065.

Sunday, April 5

Dinosaur Egg Hunt and Adventures
Hidden Oaks Nature Center 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 pm
Explore Dinosaur Land and Nature Playce as you enjoy a dinosaur-themed outdoor egg hunt. Discover how you measure up to dinosaurs, make a craft and meet a reptile that looks prehistoric. Separate egg hunts are available for children age 2-4 and 5-7. Some eggs contain real fossils! Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $8 per child. To register, call 703-941-1065.

Family Movie Matinee: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Shirlington Branch Library
4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington 2-3:30 pm FREE
(2008) Rated G, 101 minutes. Featuring Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci and Jane Krakowski. Based on the American Girl series of dolls and books, Kit Kittredge is a young girl in the struggles of the Great Depression. Living in a boarding house with her parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kit has a passion for writing and dreams of having her work published someday.


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