Saturday, October 12
Park Manager Walk and Talk
Join Huntley Meadows Park Manager Kevin Munroe on a walk from 4 to 6 p.m. to find out about the wetland restoration project and to learn about wildlife. For information, call 703-768-2525.
Garden Sprouts: Ghost Tree
Three to five-year-olds listen to a not-too-spooky story at Green Spring Gardens, then decorate a miniature ghost tree to take the Halloween spirit home. The cost is $10 per child. This one-hour program starts at 11 a.m. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Family Fun: Pumpkin Magic
Explore the role of pumpkin in fairy tales and Halloween lore at Green Spring Gardens from 2 to 3 p.m. Create a customized pumpkin decoration with paint and jewels to bring magic to your festivities. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Join us for an all-out pumpkin fest! Enjoy pumpkin games and crafts at Hidden Pond Nature Center from 10 to 1:30 a.m. The fastest-rolling pumpkin will win a prize. One pumpkin is included per registrant. Bring extra pumpkins for decorating if you like. The cost is $5 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Live Owl and Hawk Fest
Meet birds of prey presented by wildlife rehabilitator and artist Lois Auer at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Explore how these birds’ adaptations make them agile hunters. Find out which species live in Fairfax County and what is inside of an owl pellet. The cost is $7 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.