Saturday, March 24: Sounds Fishy!
Meet a live shark and other fish, and discover what makes
some of these curious creatures well adapted to the Atlantic
Live Sharks, Rays and More. Participants age 4 and
above are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a
registered adult. 2:30 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For more information call
Also on Saturday:
Reading- A Family Affair: Watch books come to life
through performance art! See the pages of a book unfold.
Watch Bob Brown Puppets, Groovy Nate and the Kalavaridhi
Dance Company in the See a Book theater. Listen to
storytellers Zurii Conroy, Barbara Effron and Gary Lloyd in
the Hear a Book room. Interact with Jacqueline Jules and Now
This! in the Become a Book room. Reading and writing
activities will be available in the Read and Write a Book
room. Visitors can also participate in family computer
activities in the Click a Book room. All kids get a
free book to take home! 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. James
Lee Community Center. Free. For information call
Easter Egg Hunt at Sully: Children ages 3 to 7 bring
their baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Participate in an egg
roll and visit baby animals. Create an Easter craft to take
home. Filled eggs are provided at the site. 1 to 3 p.m. Egg
hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. Sully
Historic Site. (Rain date is March 31.) $5/person. To
register call 703-437-1794.
Beads of Courage Challenge: The Society of Glass
Beadmakers, Mid-Atlantic and the newly formed Virginia
Firebirds host a Beads of Courage "Play Day."
Glass artists from around the region will be working in
Building W-7 to create one-of-a-kind glass beads to benefit
children with cancer. The public is welcome to come and
observe the artists working and learn about the Beads of
Courage program. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts
Center. Free. For information call 703-495-0001.
Sunday, March 25: With an
Oink, Oink Here...
Guess the identity of mystery animals by listening to their
musical portraits during a Musical Camera Safari.
This interactive concert is based upon the beloved classic
orchestral work "Carnival of the Animals" by French
master composer Saint-Saens, and will be fun for ages 5 and
above. 2 to 3 p.m. Colvin Run
Mill. $2/person. For information call 703-759-2771.
Also on Sunday:
Wagon Ride: Rock and roll on this fun wagon ride
along the Rocky Run Stream Trail. Learn how the stream was
harnessed for Cabell's
Mill and explore plants and animals that call this valley
home. 2 to 3 p.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence
Park. $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664.
For more information call 703-631-0013.
Snakes of Northern Virginia: Get a
close-up look at a few of the area's year-long
residents--snakes! Discover the unique natural history and
evolution of these legless animals and watch the snakes eat.
Adults and children age 6 and older. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park. For information and reservations call