Saturday, March 2
Witness the first signs of spring by observing Jefferson salamanders, spotted salamanders and red spotted newts breeding in vernal pools. Visit a real fossil wall and climb Woodstock tower. Bring flashlights, your dinner to cook on a grill, and dress for the weather. This program runs from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person or $45 per family. Meet at Elizabeth Furnace, Front Royal, Va. Participants must be at least age eight. Register online. For information, call Ellanor C. Lawrence Park at 703-631-0013.
Plants that you grow indoors to brighten your gloomy winter days may also add spectacular interest in the summer garden. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, Carol Miranda leads you on a journey to discover the plants that work best in both locations and gives you design ideas to use in your garden. Participants must be at least age 18. The cost is $15 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Tea and Cheese Pairings
Wine isnít the only beverage that complements cheese! Experience the many tea and cheese flavor profiles from around the globe in this fun and interactive class at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site from 1 to 3 p.m. Take home tea samples to create your own pairings. Presented by certified tea specialist and chef Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden. Participants must be at least age 16. The cost is $25 per person. For information, call 703-759-2771.
Fireside Chat at Sully
After a tour, sit by the fire in the outdoor kitchen to enjoy refreshments and historical tidbits in an informal atmosphere. Tours take place at Sully Historic Site from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per adult, $7 per student, and $6 for seniors and children. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Naturalists share the tales of 'Yertle the Turtle', 'Gertrude McFuzz' at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. See real woodland creatures that share some of the same talents, and make crafts. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Participants must be at least age three. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
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