Saturday, October 5
Drop-off you child, ages 5 to 11, for an hour of natural adventure at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Explore the worlds of birds, animals, and plants from 2 to 3 p.m. Enjoy games and craft activities. The cost is $5 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Use a bat detector to hear bats communicate and locate food at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park from 7 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a night hike to learn about native bats and their habitats. Settle by the campfire and savor s’mores. Meet at Cabell’s Mill. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Fall Garden Day Plant Sale
Fall is a great time to plant and Green Spring Gardens is hosting more than 25 plant and craft vendors to satisfy your gardening needs. Live music and a silent auction add to the festivities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 703-642-5173.
It’s back by popular demand! The only celebration of slugs on the east coast oozes back to Hidden Pond Nature Center from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be slug racing, crafts, fortune telling, skin exfoliation, slime tossing, and the world premiere of The Life of Slime. The cost is $8. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Who-oo's at the Campfire?
Gather round the campfire at Hidden Oaks Nature Center to hear stories from different cultures of how owls came to be. Toast marshmallows. Learn how to recognize owl calls. This one-hour program starts at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Join Huntley Meadows Park Naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-768-2525.
Visit with a Carpenter
From 1 to 4 p.m. learn woodworking techniques handed down from the 18th century at Sully Historic Site. Work at the shaving horse and take a Forgotten Road tour at 2 p.m. The cost is $7 per adult, $6 per student, and $5 per senior or child. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Greendale Club Championship: Men's Division
Adult players compete in a one-day, 18-hole individual stroke play tournament at Greendale Golf Course starting at 8 a.m. Prizes awarded for first place low gross and net. A current Greendale handicap is required. Registration begins 30 days prior to event; advance registration is required by Sunday, September 29. The $65 per person fee includes practice round with power cart, tournament day greens fee, power cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Fee is due at time of registration. For information, call 703-971-3788.
Scarecrow Making Workshop
Make a new family member for your garden or lawn at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Bring pants and shirt, plus an old pair of pantyhose (for head and arms). We supply the stuffing and know-how. This 45-minute program is offered at 1 and 2 p.m. The cost is $6 per scarecrow. For information, call 703-759-2771.