Friday, October 25
This program at Hidden Pond Nature Center from 7 to 9 p.m. covers nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, and s’mores. Scary stories will be told in the last 30 minutes. The cost is $7 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween adventure from 5 to 7 p.m. A festive wagon ride, complete with scarecrows, sweets and stories will be followed by more stories and s’mores around the campfire. The cost is $7 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-759-9018.
Pumpkins by the Campfire
Families bring a small pumpkin to decorate and join in pumpkin-related games and activities at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Roast marshmallows at the campfire as we share stories about pumpkins that aren’t scary. The cost is $7 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Basic Gardening: Eco-Savvy Gardening
Gardeners and homeowners can create healthy, sustainable and beautiful gardens. Green Spring Master Gardeners are committed to showing them how from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn to work with nature’s resources to develop a beautiful, low maintenance, urban retreat. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.