Thursday, October 10
Science of Good Taste: Geology and Wine
USGS Geologist Lawrence Meinert discusses and illustrates the concept of terroir (how soil and geology affect the taste and quality of wine) by leading you through a blind wine tasting to educate your palate at Green Spring Gardens from 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments are included. The cost is $36 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Garden Stroll & Tea
Tour some of the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring’s past and present. Afterward, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. This program runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and the cost is $29 per person. Register online. For information, call 703- 941-7987.
Kids Korner: Mushrooms
Preschool children, ages three to six with an adult, explore nature at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. An outdoor activity and craft is included. This one-hour program is offered at 1 p.m. The cost is $5. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Jr. Farmer Family Fun
This family program from 4 to 5 p.m. goes behind the scenes to help the farmers at Frying Pan Farm Park. Come help with farm chores such as milking the cows, feeding the animals, and shelling corn. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $5 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-437-9101.