Squirrel Appreciation Day
Celebrate National Squirrels Day! Love them or hate them, squirrels delight or vex us. Learn what makes them such a neighborhood success with stories, games and song at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $5. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Drop off your kids (ages 5 to 11) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and let them travel back in time with a costumed interpreter to explore the lives of 19th century children. Various activities include games, penmanship, washing clothes, and making a food item such as butter, ice cream, cheese or applesauce. The cost is $10 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Smithsonian: Archives of American Gardens
Be a part of history. Discover how the Smithsonian is conserving American garden history with over 60,000 photographs and documents and how you can participate. Smithsonian Gardens' Cindy Brown will share the interesting work that is being done and how you can help with the Mystery Gardens Initiative and your own garden tales. This 90-minute at Green Spring Gardens starts at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Tea Program: The Story of Shoes
Step back in time and learn about shoes at Historic Green Spring from 1 to 3 p.m. Throughout human history shoes have reflected gender, class, personality, taste, and even politics. The story of shoes from the sandal to the stiletto will entertain and inform the casual and the passionate shoe-shopper alike. The cost is $29 per person and includes a full English afternoon tea. To register, call 703-941-7987.