Aug. 30: Mars Attacks!
Mars Rodeo: Mars Rodeo plays original, classic and modern rock with an extensive variety of songs spanning from the 1960s to today. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469.
Also on Friday:
River Fishing by Boat: Fish for smallmouth bass and sunfish from a canoe or jon boat. Get started with an introduction to boating and fishing basics. Previous experience rowing or paddling is not required. Boats, PFDs, fishing rods and bait provided. A maximum of three participants per boat; one must be 16 or older. Each participant must register. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 5 and up. $16 per person. Canceled in the event of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.
Aug. 31: Jazzy Belle
Also on Saturday:
JunkFood: If escaping reality is what you need then this is the perfect band for your night. JunkFood plays anything from classic to current hits from all genres as well as hook-filled originals. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Arrowbrook Centre Park. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469.
Saturday Family Storytime: Stories, songs and movement for children of all ages with caregiver. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-356-0770.
Kayak Tour-Wildlife of the Potomac: Watch for deer foraging on the islands and osprey and bald eagles searching for fish as we paddle through this wildlife-rich section of the Potomac River. This is not a whitewater tour; no previous experience required. Kayaks provided; one person per kayak. Download this waiver and bring completed to tour. Tour canceled in the event of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 14 and up. $41 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.
The Slocan Ramblers: Canada’s bluegrass band to watch is rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound. A leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. From 7 to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469.
Sept. 1: Altered Reality
Virtual Reality Station: Come try out our PlayStation virtual reality system and immerse yourself in your gaming experience. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Pohick Library. Ages 12 to adult. Free. For more information, call 703-644-7333.
Also on Sunday:
Blacksmithing Demonstration: Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. All ages. Free. No reservations are required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.