Monday, October 14
Before the Hula Hoop
Try your hand at old fashioned games including hoops and sticks, the game of graces, bean bag toss and much more at Sully Historic Site from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 703-437-1794.
Columbus Day Boat Race
Re-enact the historic seafaring journey by building your own mini-cardboard boat to float down Pohick Creek at Hidden Pond Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Supplies will be provided for building a boat. Then we will head down to the creek for a race to the finish. Small prizes and bragging rights will be awarded for the fastest and best decorated boats. The cost is $5 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Royal Lake Bird Walk
Discover the birds of Fairfax County’s Royal Lake on a walk from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Learn what to listen for and where to look for our local birds. Practice skills that help you identify the birds you see and hear. Bring binoculars. Meet at Kings Park West parking lot. The entire class is outside. Dress for hiking. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-324-8513.
Introduction to Animal Tracking
This hands-on mini-course from noon to 2 p.m. at Kings West Park introduces you to signs, tracks, and traces left by local forest animals. Discover how these signs can lead you to a better understanding of animals and increase the probability of seeing and even photographing them. Capture a track in plaster to take home. The entire class is outside. Dress for hiking. This cost is $8 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-324-8513.