Saturday, November 23
Turtle Trot 5K/1K
Run or walk through the surrounding neighborhood from 9 to 11 a.m., finishing along the paved path through Hidden Pond Park. Join the turtle pace group or set your own speed. Register by Nov 9 to receive a turtle cap. Sign up for fun, fitness and to help your park and its turtles. The cost is $30 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Hike with Mike
Join Hidden Pond Park Manager Mike McCaffrey for a free walk through the park from 3 to 5 p.m. to learn about the plants and animals at home in the Pohick Stream Valley. For information, call 703-451-9588.
These nocturnal raptors are pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites at this time of year. Prowl Huntley Meadows Park after dark from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to listen for and learn about our local owls and possibly see a barred owl. Meet at the visitor center and dress for the weather and standing off trail. The cost is $6. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Create a beautiful floral arrangement to take home for your Thanksgiving table. A floral designer will demonstrate the dazzling possibilities and walk you through the process at Green Spring Gardens from 1 to 3 p.m. Floral material, greens, and container are included in the $20 supply fee. The program cost is $35. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Guided Bird Walk
9am-11am. The perfect complement to the extraordinary gardens at Green Spring Gardens Park are birds. Join us for a guided bird walk on November 23 at 9am with Master Gardener and local bird enthusiast Harry Glasgow. Look for migrants on their way to southern wintering grounds as well as familiar year-round birds. Bring binoculars, dress for the weather and the walk, and stay for refreshments as we review the walk and compile our bird list. Please RSVP to Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173. FREE.