Sunday, October 6
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.
Bird Watching Club
Look up and listen carefully and discover the amazing variety of birds that inhabit Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Kids, age 5 to 11, meet from 3 to 4 p.m. to develop awesome birding skills that will last a lifetime. The cost is $5 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Explore the Bull Run stream to discover river monsters from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fish the deep pools for giant catfish and search the banks for northern water snakes. Bring fishing pole and bait. Meet at Hemlock Overlook. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
What's Behind the Door?
Enjoy a one-hour white glove tour at Sully Historic Site. Go behind the furniture doors and see items visitors usually don’t get to see. Peek into the tall case clock, the side board, and other cupboards to view collections pieces and inner-workings. This program starts at 1 p.m. and the cost is $8 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Stories in the Sand
Explore the woods at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park from 2 to 3 p.m. to identify forest animals by the tracks and signs they leave behind. The cost is $5. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
Grain Grinding Demonstrations
See and hear 19th century technology at work at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site from noon to 3 p.m. The miller will be grinding, conditions permitting. Tour costs are $7 per adult, $6 per student 16 and up, and $5 per child or senior. For information, call 703-759-2771.