Friday, April 26, 2013
It's springtime — get out and have some fun!
The weekend is upon us in Northern Virginia and it's time to start making plans for some fun. Patch has compiled a list of events that the whole family can enjoy. Have a great weekend! All About Bats Campfire Several species of bats flit in the late summer sky. Look for them Saturday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center at a campfire where you learn fun bat facts and lore plus enjoy an American Indian story of how bats got their wings. Toast marshmallows over the embers. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065. 'The Drowsy Chaperone' at West Springfield High School West Springfield’s annual spring musical! A frothy, fun send-up of musical comedies and their inherent silliness. …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Fun happenings in and around Northern Virginia Friday, March 29-Sunday, March 31.
It's Easter weekend, and still spring break for many in Northern Virginia. Time to have a little fun! We've rounded up some area weekend events — be sure to get out there and play! Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale: Easter Bunny at Fair Oaks Mall: George Mason University, Fairfax: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton: Farther Afield: Know of another event this weekend in Northern Virginia others should know about? Feel free to tell other readers about it in the comments box below.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Fun things to do in and around the area Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24.
Looking to get out and about and have a little fun this weekend? Patch has you covered — there are lots of events for every interest. Know of something else neat going on around town? Tell all of our readers by adding it in the Comments box below. Have a great weekend! Kite Festival - A Celebration of Spring Come fly a kite in the pastures. Write with a quill pen, play 18th-century games, sample hearth cooking, climb on a modern fire truck, purchase colorful kites and spring plants. Bring a picnic or buy one here. Rain Date: Saturday, March 30. Saturday noon to 5 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton; for more information, call (703) 550-9220 Admission: $10 adults, $6 ages 6-18, $2 ages 2-5, $25 family admission Piccadilly …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Fun things to do Sunday, March 10
The weekend is here and there are all sorts of fun things to do in Northern Virginia. Here's a sampling of events taking place in and around the area. Frying Pan Farm Park With this weekend's beautiful weather be sure to get outside! If you haven't already been (or even if you have) check out Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Road in Herndon. The park preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County. Admission is free to Frying Pan Farm Park and Kidwell Farm. Mini-Golf at TopGolf in Kingstowne Located at 6625 S. Van Dorn St., miniature golf is available at TopGolf on Sundays from 9…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Events scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24
Looking to get out and about this weekend? Here are some choices, courtesy of Fairfax County Weekender and other local sources: Friday, Feb. 22: Signature Tour of Mount Vernon. See more of George Washington's Mansion with the new Signature Tour, offered daily at 2 p.m. for an additional $5 per person, in addition to estate admission. Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement! Ticket information here. Hours and directions here. Fun Flicks: Watch movies based on children’s books (call for titles). Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. All…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
What's there to do this weekend around Northern Virginia? Plenty!
The weekend is almost here — got plans? There are lots of things to do for the whole family. We've gathered up some suggestions here from indoor swimming to jazz concerts. TGIF! Escape to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras! Join the “second line” (a New Orleans brass band parade tradition!) as the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra celebrates the birthplace of jazz. These first-rate jazz musicians from the D.C. area bring audiences to their feet in enthusiastic ovations whenever they perform their swinging interpretations of the great jazz classics. Artistic Director Jim Carroll has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Apollo Theatre, and the White House. A versatile …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Fun things to do this weekend: Friday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 3.
The weekend is finally here and it's time to get out and have a little fun. Here's a mix of events from around the area: Washington Golf Show Winter Ponderings: Animal Homes Paco Pena: Flamenco Vivo The Washington Auto Show Green Spring Gardens Seed Exchange Groundhog Day Celebration Know of more fun events taking place around town? Tell us about it in the comments box below.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Lots to do Sunday, Jan. 27.
Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest" Through the Camera’s Eye: Winter Wildlife Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Not Groundhog Day Again!:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 23
Making plans for the weekend? Check out our list of local events happening this Friday through Sunday. Christmas at Mount Vernon Bull Run Festival of Lights Bingo Cool Cow Comedy Indoor Ice Skating Crafts for Kids Children’s Theatre: A Magical Christmas American Festival Pops Orchestra – Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season GSVFD Bingo Library Events: Nature Highlights:
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Things to do Sunday, Dec. 16
Take a look at Patch’s list of local events happening Sunday. International Gem and Jewelry Show Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre presents A Christmas Carol The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents A Christmas Carol Colonial English Handbell Ringers: 12 Ringers Ringing Peace & Harmony Ladies Tea Leahy: A Leahy Family Christmas Holiday Shops and Craft Fairs: Library Events: Nature Highlights: