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Make Holiday Memories in the Parks

The Fairfax County Park Authority offers dozens of affordable, fun events and programs to celebrate the season. Enjoy a magical ride through a park, take in a holiday show, find unique gifts or take a trip back in time to see how previous Fairfax County residents celebrated the holidays. If green is more your color this season, head to any of our eight golf courses before they are blanketed with snow.

 

Calendar of Events

Click a date from the calendar(s) to see what's happening on that date. BOLD indicates events are scheduled.

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Friday, December 1

Lakeside Campfire Fridays: FallClick to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for a campfire, símores and more at Lake Accotink Park. A different topic and a different area of the park will be explored each time. The program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Call 703-569-3464.

Animal Pajama Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-7 yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the centerís live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. The 45-minute program begins at 7 p.m. and costs $6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-941-1065.

Family Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Come to Huntley Meadows Park and discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes them excellent night predators and hike to hopefully hear or spot one. The program from 5 to 6:30 p.m. costs $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Saturday, December 2

 Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express! Take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowmanís Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook símores as you usher in your holidays at Burke Lake Park. Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Passes valid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $15 through the day before the event; $20 if purchased the day of event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event. No refunds, unless the event is canceled. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children younger than two ride free but must pay for other activities. Limited activity tickets will be available the day of the event at the park. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

 Audrey Moore RECenter Arts and Crafts Show
(2-Adult) Find that perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one, or for yourself, at one of Northern Virginiaís longest-running arts and crafts shows. Donít miss the 40th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter the first weekend in December. Shop for top-quality handmade arts and crafts offered by nearly 100 of the areaís finest artisans. Door prizes will be awarded. The show runs on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person; children age 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 703-321-7081.

 Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) See the magical winter light show at Lake Fairfax Park. Enjoy a wagon ride through the festive holiday lights, and afterward, warm yourself by the fire, sip on hot chocolate and make símores. Purchase three-hour passes for $8 at entrance times of 5, 5:20 or 5:40 p.m. each day. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

Lakeside Campfire Saturdays Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for campfires at Brookfield Park on December 2 and Royal Lake Park on December 16 to explore the woodlands and lakefront spots where wildlife hides and resides. The programs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. are guided by a naturalist and end with a cozy campfire. Símores are provided. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Childrenís Holiday at Frying Pan Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-16 yrs.) Join us as we assist your young holiday shopper with selections for their gift-giving needs. The country store at Frying Pan Farm Park has a wide selection of unusual gifts priced for a child-sized budget. To ensure a quality shopping experience, please register online to shop on the half-hour from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Adults must wait on site. The cost is $2 per child. Call 703-437-9101.

 Winter Wreath Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(14-Adult) Create a beautiful, winter wreath to take home for your front door after Green Spring Gardens staff members demonstrate the dazzling possibilities. Greens, forms, ribbon and cones are included in the $25 supply fee. The cost of the program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. is $38 per person. Please register for the program and supply fee. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

The Art of the Book: Calligraphy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(12-Adult) In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, we offer an introduction to different aspects of the art of making books. Calligrapher Mary Teichman says calligraphy is a great antidote to modern life. Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes from 1 to 2 p.m. at Historic Huntley. The cost is $7 per person. For more information about the program, call 703-768-2525.

Feeding Day Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Search for worms and insects and help feed the site display animals at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Make a birdfeeder to take home and use. The program from 10 to 11 a.m. costs $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For details, call 703-631-0013.

 Winter Wonder Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Bundle up and discover animal strategies for surviving winter. Meet some exhibit animals at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and discover their strategies. Enjoy símores. The program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. costs $8 per person. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Flying Squirrels: Gliding in Tonight Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center and look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes near the nature center. Learn how you can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. The program from 7 to 8 p.m. costs $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adults) These nocturnal raptors are pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites at this time of year. Prowl Huntley Meadows Park after dark to listen for and learn about our local owls and possibly see a barred owl. The program from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Meet at the visitor center and dress for the weather and standing off trail. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Sunday, December 3

 Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express! Take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowmanís Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook símores as you usher in your holidays at Burke Lake Park. Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Passes valid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $15 through the day before the event; $20 if purchased the day of event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event. No refunds, unless the event is canceled. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children younger than two ride free but must pay for other activities. Limited activity tickets will be available the day of the event at the park. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

 Audrey Moore RECenter Arts and Crafts Show
(2-Adult) Find that perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one, or for yourself, at one of Northern Virginiaís longest-running arts and crafts shows. Donít miss the 40th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter the first weekend in December. Shop for top-quality handmade arts and crafts offered by nearly 100 of the areaís finest artisans. Door prizes will be awarded. The show runs on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person; children age 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 703-321-7081.

 Christmas at the Farm Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Celebrate the holiday season with Santa and company at Frying Pan Farm Park. There will be cookie decorating, games, a craft and letter-writing to Santa. The one-hour programs begin at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at the Visitor Center. Call 703-437-9101.

 Gardenersí Holiday Open House & Puppet Show Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(All ages) Come to Green Spring Gardens from noon to 4 p.m. and treat yourself to a day of fun featuring holiday decorations and seasonal displays, live music, holiday breads and ornaments for sale, and free refreshments. Bring the children to a holiday puppet show by Bob Brown Puppets at 1 and 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, and advance registration is recommended. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Stream Side Salamanders Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Yes, even in winter we can find salamanders. Northern dusky and two-lined salamanders are active all year. Hike to a nearby stream at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to search for salamanders from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Monday, December 4

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult share natureís wonders at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, an outdoor exploration. Dress for the weather. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost of each program is $6 per child. Topics will be: 12/4-Animals Getting Ready for Winter; 12/11-Twirly Squirrels; and 12/18-Wily Woodpeckers. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month at Green Spring Gardens. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk, we explore a variety of topics. In December, the topic is animals. The program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Taux Trail for Homeschool Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-12 yrs.) Students at Huntley Meadows spend two hours immersed in the life of Virginia Indians 400 years ago. Grind corn, make a clay pot, master corn darts and take part in other activities from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Tuesday, December 5

Wednesday, December 6

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 1/2 yrs.) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals and habitats through songs, crafts and activities at Huntley Meadows Park. Sessions meet from 10 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $10 per child. Call 703-768-2525.

History Tots: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore history through sight, sound, smell and touch at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The 45-minute program includes indoor and outdoor activities, and adults must participate with children. Sessions begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Decemberís topic is warmth. Call 703-631-0013.

Hot Dog, Símores! Wagon Ride and Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy a turkey hot dog supper roasted over the campfire, and take a brisk wagon ride through Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as you learn about the areaís local and natural history. We provide hot dogs, buns, condiments and símores. Feel free to bring your own drinks and sides. The campfire program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. costs $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at Cabellís Mill. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Astronomical Seminar and Telescope Viewing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Turner Farm holds monthly classroom seminars and nighttime observing sessions on topics such as planets, open clusters, double stars, stellar color spectrum, globular clusters and galaxies. Telescopes are used to view the objects discussed in class (weather dependent). This program from 7:30 to 9 p.m. costs $15 per person. For more information, call 703-324-8618. Find monthly topics at at http://www.analemma.org.

Thursday, December 7

Astronomy for Family Fun Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Come to Observatory Park at Turner Farm and enjoy hands-on activities and looking through our telescopes to explore the universe. Learn about mind-boggling phenomena and celestial happenings. The monthly program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $10 per person. The topic in December is the Geminid Meteor Shower. For more information, call 703-324-8618.

Friday, December 8

Saturday, December 9

 Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express! Take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowmanís Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook símores as you usher in your holidays at Burke Lake Park. Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Passes valid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $15 through the day before the event; $20 if purchased the day of event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event. No refunds, unless the event is canceled. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children younger than two ride free but must pay for other activities. Limited activity tickets will be available the day of the event at the park. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

 Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) See the magical winter light show at Lake Fairfax Park. Enjoy a wagon ride through the festive holiday lights, and afterward, warm yourself by the fire, sip on hot chocolate and make símores. Purchase three-hour passes for $8 at entrance times of 5, 5:20 or 5:40 p.m. each day. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

 Holiday Horse Drawn Hayrides & Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy holiday music and merriment on a horse-drawn hayride through Lake Accotink Park. Warm up with seasonal treats available for purchase at our snack bar. Hayride ticket holders visit with Santa at no extra charge. The cost of the 15-minute ride and other events is $12. No charge for children age two and younger. Reserve a time at noon, 12:20, 12:40, 1, 1:20, 1:45, 2:25 or 2:45 p.m. Dress for the weather and plan on a brisk walk from the parking lot. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Pet Visits with Santa Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Bring your dog, cat or other furry friend to Lake Accotink Park for a visit with Santa Claws. Feel free to take photos. Pets must be leashed and well-socialized. The program from 3 to 3:40 p.m. costs $5 per registered person. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Family Fun: Excellent Evergreens Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Come to Green Spring Gardens and learn about the wonderful world of evergreens. From 10 to 11 a.m., enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and an evergreen craft to decorate your home. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

 Natural Holiday Ornaments Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(16-Adult) Horticulturist Nancy Olney and her volunteer team have been crafting nature-inspired holiday decorations for the Green Spring Historic House for years. Now you can copy them or create your own as Olney leads you through creating a few natural decorations and ornaments to take home. The program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. costs $38. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

 Santa at the Mill
(3-Adult) Enjoy old-fashioned holiday family fun at Colvin Run Mill. Visit Santa in the mill and see the Christmas tree trimmed with Victorian decorations. Roast marshmallows and make family crafts. Events run from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, and no reservations are required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

 Holidays at Walney Farm Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Celebrate the winter holidays at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park with the Machen family at Walney Farm. Learn about the gifts and foods on an 1850s farm, create your own historic holiday ornament, take a wagon ride along the trails, and enjoy hot apple cider and treats around a campfire. The program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. costs $10 per person. For more, call 703-631-0013.

 Santaís Critters and Craft Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Ages 2-12) Come one, come all to meet Santa and his merry band of critters at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Bring your camera to take a picture with Jolly Saint Nick, his elves, and their animal friends. Make a family wreath. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $8. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

 Christmas with the Lees Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) See the home of northern Virginiaís first congressman, Richard Bland Lee, decorated for a Federal Period Christmas. Tour the 1794 house at Sully Historic Site by candlelight and hear stories of Christmas celebrations past. Enjoy music and sample hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart regularly from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Register for a time slot. Outside festivities run until 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Astronomy for Family Fun: Stars Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Why are constellations different around the world? At Hidden Oaks Nature Center, learn about the natural and cultural science of stars. Learn how you can further explore constellations as a family. The program from 7 to 8 p.m. costs $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more, call 703-941-1065.

Campfire Stories and Songs Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Gather Ďround the campfire at Riverbend Park for storytelling, traditional campfire songs and making símores. Meet a live animal highlighted in one of the stories. The program from 6 to 7 p.m. costs $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Sunday, December 10

 Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express! Take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowmanís Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook símores as you usher in your holidays at Burke Lake Park. Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Passes valid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $15 through the day before the event; $20 if purchased the day of event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event. No refunds, unless the event is canceled. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children younger than two ride free but must pay for other activities. Limited activity tickets will be available the day of the event at the park. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

 Christmas at the Farm Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Celebrate the holiday season with Santa and company at Frying Pan Farm Park. There will be cookie decorating, games, a craft and letter-writing to Santa. The one-hour programs begin at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at the Visitor Center. Call 703-437-9101.

History for Small Fries Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-5 yrs.) Bring your child for a story and craft at Sully Historic Site to discover how things were in the olden days. Through their senses, children can experience how different things smelled, looked or worked. The program from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday costs $5 per child. Call 703-437-1794.

 Deck the Halls Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(12-Adult) Take a house tour at Sully Historic Site that focuses on holiday decorations -- the history, style and materials. Create a wreath to take home using cuttings from the historic property. Enjoy hot cider and cookies. The program from 2 to 4 p.m. costs $20 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

 Floral Workshop: Williamsburg Center≠piece Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adult) Join us at Green Spring Gardens and make a beautiful Williamsburg-style Christmas centerpiece complete with greens, fruit and dried material. Florist Chuck Mason leads you through the take-home project from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Please register for both the program and supply fee. For more information, call 703-642-5173. †

Squirrelís Nutcracker Tea Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Enjoy the sounds of the season at Hidden Oaks Nature Center as your family enjoys a puppet show starring a gray squirrel who dreams of a nutcracker. Learn about squirrels as you sip sugarplum tea and munch gingerbread treats at the sit-down tea. The party from 2 to 3:30 p.m. costs $15 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-941-1065.

Naturally Beautiful Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adults) At Huntley Meadows Park, learn the art of using essential oils to create your own natural beauty products. Learn about lip balms, hair care, lotions and scrubs from 2 to 4 p.m. Make and take your own creation. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Monday, December 11

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult share natureís wonders at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, an outdoor exploration. Dress for the weather. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost of each program is $6 per child. Topics will be: 12/4-Animals Getting Ready for Winter; 12/11-Twirly Squirrels; and 12/18-Wily Woodpeckers. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

History for Small Fries Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-5 yrs.) Bring your child for a story and craft at Sully Historic Site to discover how things were in the olden days. Through their senses, children can experience how different things smelled, looked or worked. The program from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday costs $5 per child. Call 703-437-1794.

Tuesday, December 12

Meteor Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(9-Adult) This class at Observatory Park at Turner Farm covers meteor basics such as what meteors are, best time to view, fireball reporting, and instrumental techniques used by amateur meteor observers. An outdoor observing session will be held after class, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair and warm cover/sleeping bag. The one-hour program begins at 7:30 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. Call 703-324-8618.

Wednesday, December 13

Nature Tots: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to explore nature with them through sight, sound, smell and touch. The 45-minute programs include indoor and outdoor activities and begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m. The cost is $6 per child. Call 703-631-0013.

Geminids Meteor Shower Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Stay out late with us at Lake Fairfax Park to view the king of the meteor showers. The Geminids can produce up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. The shower peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. Join us to skywatch from 9 to 11 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Call 703-471-5414.

Thursday, December 14

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 1/2 yrs.) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals and habitats through songs, crafts and activities at Huntley Meadows Park. Sessions meet from 10 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $10 per child. Call 703-768-2525.

Sky-watching and Meteor Shower Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Learn about the night sky at Riverbend Park during the Geminids meteor shower. Bring a lawn chair to relax and look for meteors and constellations. A naturalist will be available throughout the evening to answer questions. The program from 5 to 7 p.m. costs $10 per person. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Friday, December 15

Lakeside Campfire Fridays: FallClick to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for a campfire, símores and more at Lake Accotink Park. A different topic and a different area of the park will be explored each time. The program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Call 703-569-3464.

Astronomy Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Come to Riverbend Park and enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope and listening to ancient stories about the constellations Ďround the campfire. Enjoy activities and games from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase. This event will be canceled if itís raining or snowing. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Sunset Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy the sunset as we look and listen for animals at Riverbend Park on a wagon ride from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered for the program. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Saturday, December 16

 Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) See the magical winter light show at Lake Fairfax Park. Enjoy a wagon ride through the festive holiday lights, and afterward, warm yourself by the fire, sip on hot chocolate and make símores. Purchase three-hour passes for $8 at entrance times of 5, 5:20 or 5:40 p.m. each day. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

Lakeside Campfire Saturdays Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for campfires at Brookfield Park on December 2 and Royal Lake Park on December 16 to explore the woodlands and lakefront spots where wildlife hides and resides. The programs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. are guided by a naturalist and end with a cozy campfire. Símores are provided. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Christmas at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Learn about Christmas traditions people shared at Huntley over the years. Enjoy a glass of hot cider and shortbread cookies. Make a small gift for a loved one and help us illuminate the house and hill as the evening draws to an end. This program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Historic Huntley costs $8 per person. Call 703-768-2525.

 Christmas on the Homefront Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Get in the spirit of a 1940s Christmas with big band music and festive carols at Sully Historic Site. Learn about cooking with wartime shortages. Soldiers on leave and others in the know share the latest on the war and efforts on the homefront. Enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart regularly from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Register for a time slot. Outside festivities run until 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more, call 703-437-1794.

Boardwalk Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(12-Adult) Join naturalists at Huntley Meadows Park as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m., weather permitting. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Sunday, December 17

 Family Wreath Making Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(All ages) Make a wreath from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with naturalist Clara Ailes at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Please register one adult to reserve the supplies for yourself or your family. The cost is $15 per family; one wreath per registrant. If you want another wreath, please register another adult. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

Build Your Own Time Capsule Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Participate in a lively discussion about time capsules at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and add to the parkís historic record by creating objects for our time capsule. Inscribe your name in tin, create your own stamps and design your own money. The program from 1 to 2 p.m. costs $8 per person. For more, call 703-631-0013.

 Victorian Candlelight Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Enjoy Victorian-era traditions as you meet Sullyís Santa, take pictures near the old-fashioned sleigh and see the Christmas tree decorated according to an 1885 memory. Make a tree decoration based on a Victorian original. Enjoy music, and sample hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart every 10 minutes from 4 to 6 p.m. Register for a time slot. Outside festivities run until 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Call 703-437-1794.

Twirly Squirrels Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-5 yrs.) Why are squirrels so busy this time of year? Find out by joining us at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for some squirrelly activities, a song, nature walk and craft. The cost is $7 per child. For more, call 703-941-1065.

Monday, December 18

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult share natureís wonders at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, an outdoor exploration. Dress for the weather. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost of each program is $6 per child. Topics will be: 12/4-Animals Getting Ready for Winter; 12/11-Twirly Squirrels; and 12/18-Wily Woodpeckers. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Garden Buds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Childrenís Discovery Garden at Green Spring Gardens one Monday a month. Your child enjoys different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. The program from 10 to 11 a.m. costs $5 per child. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

 Snowman Fun Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-12 yrs.) Even if thereís no snow, we celebrate snow creatures from 2 to 3 p.m. by crafting our own, enjoying stories and sipping on snowman soup (hot chocolate with marshmallows). Hear the tale of Flakey the (naked) Snowman as read by the author, Amy Tubbs, at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. The cost is $7 per child. Children must come with an adult. Call 703-941-1065.

Tuesday, December 19

Wednesday, December 20

Kids Korner-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-5 yrs.) Children explore nature or history once a month, accompanied by an adult, at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. An outdoor activity and craft are included in the program from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 per child. Call 703-631-0013.

Thursday, December 21

 Snow Show Puppet Show Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Join master puppeteer Bob Brown at the Frying Pan Farm Park visitor center for a fun-filled romp through a dazzling winter wonderland. The 40-minute shows begin at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $5 per person. Adults and children age two and older must register for the program. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

 Winter Solstice Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Celebrate the winter solstice at Hidden Oaks Nature Center with a campfire, símores and a presentation on fact and fiction surrounding the winter solstice from 7 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The cost is $7. Call 703-941-1065.

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Tuesday, December 26

Beatrix Potter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-6 yrs.) Enjoy cupcakes and fruit punch or tea at Riverbend Park while hearing Beatrix Potter stories about a precocious bunny family. Meet our own white tail rabbit, and learn what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take home. The program from noon to 1:30 p.m. costs $15 per child. Children must come with an adult. Call 703-759-9018.

Wednesday, December 27

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Friday, December 29

 Holiday Concert Ė IONA Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) IONA, one of the top-rated pan-Celtic groups in the world, will treat its audience at Sully Historic Site to high-energy entertainment featuring Scottish fiddling, percussion and vocals. Seating is limited for the shows at 1 and 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. An optional house tour is included after the concert. Enjoy refreshments in the 18th century kitchen. Call 703-437-1794.

Astronomy Night at Riverbend Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(8-Adult) Meet at the visitor center at Riverbend Park to explore a variety of astronomy topics. End the evening around a campfire and roast marshmallows. The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and the cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Saturday, December 30

Snake and Turtle Feeding Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker staff at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. At least one snake, two turtles and a toad will be fed in this one-hour program that begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

 Holiday Animal Winter Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-12 yrs.) While sipping hot chocolate at Riverbend Park, celebrate the season by learning about our wintering animals. Make holiday ornaments of animals to take home. The program runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $15 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

 Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in Riverbend Park. Follow the hike with relaxing meditation exercises to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat. The program from 9:30 to 11:30 costs $12 per person. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Sunday, December 31

Wednesday, November 1

History Tots: FallClick to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 yrs.) Toddlers explore history through sight, sound, smell and touch at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The 45-minute program includes indoor and outdoor activities, and adults must participate with children. Sessions begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. The topic in November is Pilgrims. For more, call 703-631-0013.

Hot Dog, Símores! Wagon Ride and Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Roast a turkey hot dog over the campfire and take a brisk wagon ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Learn about the areaís local and natural history. We provide hot dogs and símores. Bring your own drinks and sides. The program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. costs $10 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult . For more, call 703-631-0013.

Thursday, November 2

Homeschool at the Lake Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(13-17 yrs.) This program at Lake Accotink Park focuses on the natural and historical world with hands-on activities from 1 to 2 p.m. The topics are: 11/2-Enviromental Study; 11/9-American Indian Life; and 11/16-Geology. The cost is $7 per session. For more, call 703-569-3464.

Homeschool at the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-12 yrs.) This program at Hidden Pond Nature Center is based on the Pohick Rangers series and meets some of the homeschool science requirements. Learn through hands-on activities and informal discussions with our naturalist. Topics vary at each session. The program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. costs $10 per child. Call 703-451-9588.

Friday, November 3

Rockhounders Ė Fall Series Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-12 yrs.) The popular Hidden Pond Nature Center summer camp is now a fall series. This hands-on approach to geology includes rock/mineral classification, plate tectonics, fossils and collecting. The program meets from 5 to 6 p.m. and the cost is $7 per child for each session. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

Campfire Fridays: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for a campfire, símores and more at Lake Accotink Park. A different topic and a different area of the park will be explored each time we meet . The program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Call 703-569-3464.

Nature for Tiny Tots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 1/2 yrs.) Children and their parents learn about plants, animals and habitats through songs, crafts and activities at Huntley Meadows Park. Topics vary in this monthly program. Sessions meet from 10 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $10 per child. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Animal Pajama PartyClick to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-7 yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and say goodnight to the centerís live animals. The 45-minute program begins at 7 p.m. and costs $6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-941-1065.

Campfire Fridays: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for a campfire, símores, animals and more each month this fall at Hidden Pond Nature Center. We cover a different topic and explore a different area of the park each night. The campfire program runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. Call 703-451-9588.

Saturday, November 4

Cocoa Wagon Rides Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy fall with a special harvest-themed wagon ride at Frying Pan Farm Park and hot cocoa and símores around the campfire. Programs begin at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-437-9101.

Campfire Saturday: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for campfires and símores at Brookfield Park on November 4. With a naturalist, explore woodland and lakefront spots where wildlife hides and resides. The programs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. cost $8. Call at 703-569-3464.

A Taste of Tea and History: Fashion Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(8-Adult) Journey through time in our new series: Tea and History. This session explores womenís clothing of the mid-19th century. Examine garments and accessories up close and enjoy a light afternoon tea with scones and jams. After tea, make your own fashionable accessory to take home. This program at Sully Historic Site runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $28 per person. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Feeding Day Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Join a naturalist at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as we demonstrate how we feed our site display animals. Search for worms and insects, and assist in the feedings. Make a birdfeeder to take home. The program from 10 to 11 a.m. costs $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-631-0013.

Tree Identification Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(8-Adult) Would you like to learn how to tell one tree from another? Attend this lecture/hike at Hidden Oaks Nature Center to work on your identification skills from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about leaf, twig, fruit and bark characteristics that will help you identify the trees around you. The cost is $7 per person. For more, call 703-941-1065.

Fall Color Snap Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(10-Adult) Whatís that chill in the air? How do plants and animals adapt to the coming seasonal change? Join us for a hike from 10 a.m. to noon at Huntley Meadows Park and learn how to draw a beautiful fall scene. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adults) These nocturnal raptors are pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites at this time of year. Prowl Huntley Meadows Park after dark to listen for and learn about our local owls and possibly see a barred owl. The program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Meet at the visitor center and dress for the weather and standing off trail. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Sunday, November 5

Tricky TurkeysClick to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-5 yrs.) Do you know a jake from a jenny? Baby turkeys and their grown-ups are surprisingly curious creatures. Find out about these birds through a story, song and craft from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. The cost is $6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

A Taste of History: Thanksgiving
(Adults) Food historian Joyce White explores changing Thanksgiving traditions, from the settlersí ďHarvest HomeĒ of 1621 to the present-day celebration. Hear about famous Americans who influenced the holidayís transformation, and enjoy samples of historic Thanksgiving food spanning four centuries. This tea and tasting program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardensí Historic House costs $42 per person; $18 for the program only. Reservations required. Call 703-941-7987.

Hardtack and Johnnycakes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Get a taste of a soldierís life at Historic Huntley as you sample hardtack and freshly made johnnycake. Join an interpreter in period dress from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to write a letter home with pen and ink and learn to sew a button as we share stories about wartime residents of Huntley. The cost is $7 per person. Call 703-768-2525.

Monday, November 6

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and parents share natureís wonders in this interactive class at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, outdoor exploration. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Topics will be: All about Autumn, Desert Discovery, Turkey Tales and Tricky Animals. Call 703-941-1065.

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and parents share natureís wonders in this interactive class at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, outdoor exploration. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Topics will be: All about Autumn, Desert Discovery, Turkey Tales and Tricky Animals. Call 703-941-1065.

Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month at Green Spring Gardens. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore a different topic each time. The program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Call 703-642-5173.

Tuesday, November 7

Animal Feeding at the Nature Center Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Itís dinner time at Hidden Pond Nature Center and worms and insects are on the menu. Help our naturalist care for and feed the nature centerís animals from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For more, call 703-451-9588.

Wednesday, November 8

Natural Science through Lenses Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-8 yrs.) Experience how magnifying glasses and microscopes enhance nature observation and study in this program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Learn about the nature of light, the power of lenses, the inner workings of plants and the marvels of insect adaptation. The five-part series meets from 4:15 to 5:10 p.m. and costs $44 per person. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Nature Tots: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-3 yrs.) Toddlers explore nature through sight, sound, smell and touch at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park with indoor and outdoor activities beginning at 9:45 and 11 a.m. An adult must participate with children. Topics vary. The cost is $6 per child. For more, call 703-631-0013.

Pohick Puddle Jumpers Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-6 yrs.) The youngest nature lovers explore the natural world with hands-on and up-close indoor and outdoor activities at Hidden Pond Nature Center. This series of programs includes exploration of the Pohick Stream Valley or areas surrounding the pond. Topics vary. Sessions meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the cost of each program is $7 per child. Call 703-451-9588.

Bobcat Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Bobcats have moved into Fairfax County. Learn to identify bobcat habitat, life cycles, sights and sounds and learn to be a good bobcat neighbor. Take home a paw print. This program at Burke Lake Park from 8 to 10 p.m. ends with a campfire and símores. The cost is $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more, call 703-323-6600.

Astronomical Seminar and Telescope Viewing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Turner Farm is hosting monthly classroom seminars and observing sessions on topics such as planets, open clusters, double stars, stellar color spectrum, globular clusters and galaxies. Telescopes are used to view the objects discussed in the classroom (weather dependent). This program from 7:30 to 9 p.m. costs $15 per person. Check the Analemma Societyís site for topics at http://www.analemma.org. Call 703-324-8618.

Thursday, November 9

Homeschool at the Lake Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(13-17 yrs.) This program at Lake Accotink Park focuses on the natural and historical world with hands-on activities from 1 to 2 p.m. The topics are: 11/2-Enviromental Study; 11/9-American Indian Life; and 11/16-Geology. The cost is $7 per session. For more, call 703-569-3464.

Predators of the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Discover and learn about the pond predators lurking in the Pohick Stream Valley at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Find out what they prefer to eat, where they live and how humans impact their environment. The program from 5 to 6 p.m. costs $7 per person. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

Friday, November 10

Saturday, November 11

Cocoa Wagon Rides Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy fall with a special harvest-themed wagon ride at Frying Pan Farm Park and hot cocoa and símores around the campfire. Programs begin at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-437-9101.

Family Fun: Letterbox Hunt Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Learn about the adventurous history of letterboxing. Make a personal stamp and book to use as we follow clues to find a hidden letterbox among the gardens of Green Spring Gardens. The program from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. costs $6 per person. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Goodnight Walk: Owls Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Learn to recognize the calls and features of local owls, make a craft and enjoy a night hike with a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Call 703-941-1065.

On Masonís Land Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Did you know that Huntley Meadows Park was once part of George Mason IVís land holdings? Discover this forgotten founding father for yourself by designing your own stencil to mark crops, writing with a quill feather, and hiking through the land he left us from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Call 703-768-2525.

Sunday, November 12

Eating and Fighting Like a Sailor in the War of 1812
(All ages) Colvin Run Mill welcomes the Shipís Company for the first time! Reenactors portraying U.S. Navy sailors from the War of 1812 will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to demonstrate how these sailors survived during the Age of Sail. There will be demonstrations on sailor nutrition and a cannon firing. This event is free. No reservations are required. There is an additional cost for mill tours. For more, call 703-759-2771.

Artistically Inspired Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(8-Adult) Gather friends and family at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to create beautiful crafts inspired by our history and natural world. Learn about the history of the crafts and natural resources we will be using. Light refreshments will be served. The program from 1 to 3 p.m. costs $12 per person. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Celebrate Centrevilleís Past Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Join us at Ellanor C. Lawrence Parkís historic Cabellís Mill to uncover artifacts, search newly discovered maps, decipher ancient documents and enjoy a lively and enlightening discussion of historical sites in old Centreville. This free program begins at 1 p.m. Call 703-631-0013.

Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(8-Adult) One out of every 10 humans has no access to safe, drinkable water. Only three percent of water on the Earth is fresh. Join a naturalist and visit a Fairfax County lake to learn what we can do to help. This program at Lake Fairfax Park from 10 to 11 a.m. costs $6 per person. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and parents share natureís wonders in this interactive class at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, outdoor exploration. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Topics will be: All about Autumn, Desert Discovery, Turkey Tales and Tricky Animals. Call 703-941-1065.

Monday, November 13

Nature Quest-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-7 yrs.) Come to Hidden Pond Nature Center and join the long-running naturalist program designed for the preschool-age explorer. From field to stream and everything in between, children learn about our local animal species, hands-on and in the field. Topics vary each week. Sessions meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of each program is $7 per child. Call 703-451-9588.

History for Small Fries Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-5 yrs.) Bring your child to Sully Historic Site for a story and craft to discover how things were in the olden days. Through their senses, children can experience how different things smelled, looked or worked. The program from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays costs $5 per child. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Tuesday, November 14

Homeschool at the Pond (6-12 yrs.) This program at Hidden Pond Nature Center is based on the Pohick Rangers series and meets some of the homeschool science requirements. Learn through hands-on activities and informal discussions with our naturalist. Topics vary at each session. The program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. costs $10 per child. Call 703-451-9588. Taux Trail for Homeschool (6-12 yrs.) Students at Huntley Meadows spend two hours immersed in the life of Virginia Indians 400 years ago. Grind corn, make a clay pot, master corn darts and take part in other activities from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Wednesday, November 15

Kids Korner-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-5 yrs.) Preschool children explore nature or history once a month, accompanied by an adult, at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. An outdoor activity and craft are included in the program from 10 to 11 a.m. The topic in November is Wooly Bear Caterpillars. The cost is $6 per child. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Intro to Telescopes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(9-Adult) This class at Observatory Park at Turner Farm covers astronomy basics and how to set up and use your telescope. Bring it along and observe selected objects in the sky, weather permitting. The program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Call 703-324-8618.

Thursday, November 16

Homeschool at the Lake Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(13-17 yrs.) This program at Lake Accotink Park focuses on the natural and historical world with hands-on activities from 1 to 2 p.m. The topics are: 11/2-Enviromental Study; 11/9-American Indian Life; and 11/16-Geology. The cost is $7 per session. For more, call 703-569-3464.

Turkey Cup
(Adults)† Join us at Greendale Golf Course at 9 a.m. for the shotgun start of our Sixth Annual Turkey Cup. Winners bring home Thanksgiving dinner and dessert!†The tournament is a two-player scramble. Prizes will be awarded for top finishes in each division, as well as closest to the pin. Registration closes November 9.†The cost is $90 per team and includes lunch, greens fee, power cart and prizes.†The fee is due at time of registration. Call 703-971-6170.

Homeschool Historians Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-12 yrs.) Bring your homeschool student or group to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park for hands-on learning designed to enrich your understanding of Fairfax County history. Learn how light reflects life through candle making, explore food production from garden to table, play historical games, and make a toy. The program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. costs $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-631-0013.

Homeschool Day Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-12 yrs.) Bring your home school student or group to Sully Historic Site for hands-on fun learning designed to enrich understanding of Fairfax County circa 1800. The two-hour program begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 per child and $5 for adult chaperones. Call 703-437-1794.

Astronomy for Family Fun Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Come to Observatory Park at Turner Farm and enjoy hands-on activities and looking through our telescopes to explore the universe. Learn about mind-boggling phenomena and celestial happenings. The monthly program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $10 per person, and thereís a different topic at each session. The topic in November is ďGalaxies.Ē Call 703-324-8618.

Friday, November 17

Rockhounders Ė Fall Series Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-12 yrs.) The popular Hidden Pond Nature Center summer camp is now a fall series. This hands-on approach to geology includes rock/mineral classification, plate tectonics, fossils and collecting. The program meets from 5 to 6 p.m. and the cost is $7 per child for each session. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

Campfire Fridays: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for a campfire, símores and more at Lake Accotink Park. A different topic and a different area of the park will be explored each time we meet . The program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Call 703-569-3464.

Coyotes Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Satisfy your curiosity and your sweet tooth with one howling campfire at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Listen to coyote calls, take a short hike, and make símores as you learn about this wily canine from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-631-0013.

Campfire Saturdays: Stargazing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join our astronomical naturalist at Burke Lake Park and stroll the lakeshore learning about constellations and other night-sky features. There will be telescopes on hand for you to use. The program from 7 to 9 p.m. concludes with a campfire. Símores ingredients are provided; hot dogs are welcome. The cost is $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Call 703-323-6600.

Saturday, November 18

Riverside Campfire -Terrific Turkeys Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Wild turkeys roam Riverbend Parkís meadows and riverbanks. Learn about these elusive and seasonal birds through games and activities. Bring a toasting stick; símores are provided. The one-hour program begins at 6 p.m. and costs $8 per person. Come early if youíd like to bring a picnic or hot dogs to toast. This event will be canceled if it rains. For more, call 703-759-9018.

Ride the Turkey Train at Lake Fairfax Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Enjoy a ride on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad at Lake Fairfax Park between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. See how Eastern Woodland Indians hunted and how their tools were made. Create your own Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home. The cost is $5, and the Fairfax County Park Authority will be collecting non-perishable food for a local food bank. Call 703-471-5414.

A Bountiful Harvest Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Wheat and corn were the two main crops grown at Sully. Stop by the kitchen at the historic site to see foods made with these two grains. Make a corn husk doll and a woven wheat ornament to take home. The program from 1 to 3 p.m. costs $10 per person. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Premium Tea and Cheese Pairing
(16-Adult) Experience the many flavor profiles of premium teas and cheeses as you learn a variety of pairing techniques. Taste tea- and cheese-infused treats and take home a tea sampler. The program from 1 to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill is presented by Certified Tea Specialist Chef Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden. The cost is $35. Reservations are required by November 15. Call 703-759-2771.

Park Paws Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(16-Adult) Calling all dogs! Bring your owners to learn park etiquette while exploring Hidden Pond Nature Centerís back trails. Dogs must play well with others and be accompanied by an adult. The one-hour program begins at 10 a.m., and the cost is $5 per person. Call 703-451-9588.

Sunday, November 19

Christmas Cookies: History and Tasting
(Adults) Chef and culinary historian Nora Burgan tells the story of the Christmas cookie. Enjoy a cookie-decorating demonstration at Historic Green Spring and learn simple tips to make your festive table pop. Tasting samples are included. The program includes a traditional English tea. Reservations are required for this event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $42 for the program and tea; $18 for program only. Call 703-941-7987.

African-Americans at Walney Walking Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) In this interactive tour at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, learn the names and stories of the many African-American families who lived here in slavery and in freedom. Learn about slave tenancy and stories of survival. The program from 2 to 3 p.m. costs $6 per person. Call 703-631-0013.

Afternoon Innovators Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(7-12 yrs.) Learn how the Machens used technology to make their lives easier many years ago at the site of todayís Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Hear from an historian, look at 19th century documents and try making prototypes to solve todayís challenges using technology. The program from 3:30 to 5 p.m. costs $10. Call 703-631-0013.

Princess Tea Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Celebrate happily-ever-after at Hidden Oaks Nature Center with fairytale princesses and their nature pals. Discover how wildlife help with happy endings! Dress as your favorite character and enjoy tea with cookies, crafts and photo opportunities on a flowered throne. The party from 2 to 3:30 p.m. costs $15 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call by November 10 with food allergies: 703-941-1065.

Monday, November 20

Garden Buds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Childrenís Discovery Garden at Green Spring Gardens one Monday a month. Your child enjoys different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. The program from 10 to 11 a.m. costs $5 per child. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and parents share natureís wonders in this interactive class at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, outdoor exploration. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Topics will be: All about Autumn, Desert Discovery, Turkey Tales and Tricky Animals. Call 703-941-1065.

Tuesday, November 21

Wednesday, November 22

Thursday, November 23

Friday, November 24

Discover the Desert Puppet Show Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-7 yrs.) Visit the Sonoran Desert in a puppet show about a coyote, jack rabbit, road runner and all of their neighbors. Take part in experiments, make a cactus craft, and meet live desert animals in this program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $7 per child. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Snake and Turtle Feeding Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker staff at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. At least one snake, two turtles and a toad will be fed in this one-hour program that begins at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-941-1065.

Sunset Wagon Ride Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy the sunset as we look and listen for animals at Riverbend Park. Dusk is an active time for animals, so come aboard for this evening adventure from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at the nature center. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Saturday, November 25

Turkey Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Discover the wild turkeyís habits and secret ways during a walk in the cedar forest at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Look for wild turkeys and their signs from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more, call 703-631-0013.

A Visit with Santa Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Bring your camera to Sully Historic Site and take a picture with Santa in front of an open-hearth fire. Make an ornament to deck your own halls and see a holiday puppet show. Take a wagon ride, weather permitting. This event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Santa visits and wagon-ride time slots will be based on arrival time. The cost is $7 per person. For more, call 703-437-1794.

Sunday, November 26

Slave Life at Sully Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Did the enslaved community at Sully Historic Site celebrate Christmas? Learn how the enslaved marked the holidays in this program from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Monday, November 27

Exploring the Moon Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(9-Adult) The moonís surface is marked by craters and lava flows billions of years old. Explore these features and see where the Apollo landings occurred through a high-powered telescope at Observatory Park at Turner Farm. The class meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. For more, call 703-324-8618.

Little Acorns-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and parents share natureís wonders in this interactive class at Hidden Oaks Nature Center through finger plays, stories, activities and, weather permitting, outdoor exploration. The 45-minute programs begin at 9:45 and 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per child. Topics will be: All about Autumn, Desert Discovery, Turkey Tales and Tricky Animals. Call 703-941-1065.

Nature Quest-Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-7 yrs.) Come to Hidden Pond Nature Center and join the long-running naturalist program designed for the preschool-age explorer. From field to stream and everything in between, children learn about our local animal species, hands-on and in the field. Topics vary each week. Sessions meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of each program is $7 per child. Call 703-451-9588.

Tuesday, November 28

Wednesday, November 29

Festive Sully
(All ages) See the main house at Sully decorated for an 18th century season of celebration and enjoy a special holiday exhibit. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Tours run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No reservations are required. The tour cost is: $7 for adults; $6 for students; and $5 for seniors and children. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Thursday, November 30

Festive Sully
(All ages) See the main house at Sully decorated for an 18th century season of celebration and enjoy a special holiday exhibit. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Tours run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No reservations are required. The tour cost is: $7 for adults; $6 for students; and $5 for seniors and children. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Monday, July 31

Monday, December 1

Tuesday, December 2

Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park

Story Telling at Sully

Wreath Making at Green Spring Gardens

Frying Pan Farm Park
Weekend Highlights

Wednesday November 22 through Monday, January 8

 The Nutcracker… Not the Ballet!
(All ages) Visit the special exhibit of nutcrackers at Sully Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and discover their fascinating history. No reservations are required. The exhibit is included with a tour of the 1794 house. The tour cost is: $7 for adults; $6 for students; and $5 for seniors and children. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Wednesday, November 29 through Friday, December 29

 Festive Sully
(All ages) See the main house at Sully decorated for an 18th century season of celebration. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Tours take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No reservations are required. The tour cost is: $7 for adults; $6 for students; and $5 for seniors and children. Call 703-437-1794 for details.

Saturday, December 9

 Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express! Take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowman’s Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook s’mores as you usher in your holidays at Burke Lake Park. Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Passes valid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $15 through the day before the event; $20 if purchased the day of event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event. No refunds, unless the event is canceled. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children younger than two ride free but must pay for other activities. Limited activity tickets will be available the day of the event at the park. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

 Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) See the magical winter light show at Lake Fairfax Park. Enjoy a wagon ride through the festive holiday lights, and afterward, warm yourself by the fire, sip on hot chocolate and make s’mores. Purchase three-hour passes for $8 at entrance times of 5, 5:20 or 5:40 p.m. each day. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

 Holiday Horse Drawn Hayrides & Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Enjoy holiday music and merriment on a horse-drawn hayride through Lake Accotink Park. Warm up with seasonal treats available for purchase at our snack bar. Hayride ticket holders visit with Santa at no extra charge. The cost of the 15-minute ride and other events is $12. No charge for children age two and younger. Reserve a time at noon, 12:20, 12:40, 1, 1:20, 1:45, 2:25 or 2:45 p.m. Dress for the weather and plan on a brisk walk from the parking lot. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Pet Visits with Santa Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Bring your dog, cat or other furry friend to Lake Accotink Park for a visit with Santa Claws. Feel free to take photos. Pets must be leashed and well-socialized. The program from 3 to 3:40 p.m. costs $5 per registered person. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Family Fun: Excellent Evergreens Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Come to Green Spring Gardens and learn about the wonderful world of evergreens. From 10 to 11 a.m., enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and an evergreen craft to decorate your home. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

 Natural Holiday Ornaments Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(16-Adult) Horticulturist Nancy Olney and her volunteer team have been crafting nature-inspired holiday decorations for the Green Spring Historic House for years. Now you can copy them or create your own as Olney leads you through creating a few natural decorations and ornaments to take home. The program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. costs $38. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

 Santa at the Mill
(3-Adult) Enjoy old-fashioned holiday family fun at Colvin Run Mill. Visit Santa in the mill and see the Christmas tree trimmed with Victorian decorations. Roast marshmallows and make family crafts. Events run from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, and no reservations are required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

 Holidays at Walney Farm Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Celebrate the winter holidays at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park with the Machen family at Walney Farm. Learn about the gifts and foods on an 1850s farm, create your own historic holiday ornament, take a wagon ride along the trails, and enjoy hot apple cider and treats around a campfire. The program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. costs $10 per person. For more, call 703-631-0013.

 Santa’s Critters and Craft Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Ages 2-12) Come one, come all to meet Santa and his merry band of critters at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Bring your camera to take a picture with Jolly Saint Nick, his elves, and their animal friends. Make a family wreath. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $8. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

 Christmas with the Lees Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) See the home of northern Virginia’s first congressman, Richard Bland Lee, decorated for a Federal Period Christmas. Tour the 1794 house at Sully Historic Site by candlelight and hear stories of Christmas celebrations past. Enjoy music and sample hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart regularly from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Register for a time slot. Outside festivities run until 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Astronomy for Family Fun: Stars Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Why are constellations different around the world? At Hidden Oaks Nature Center, learn about the natural and cultural science of stars. Learn how you can further explore constellations as a family. The program from 7 to 8 p.m. costs $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more, call 703-941-1065.

Campfire Stories and Songs Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Gather ‘round the campfire at Riverbend Park for storytelling, traditional campfire songs and making s’mores. Meet a live animal highlighted in one of the stories. The program from 6 to 7 p.m. costs $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Sunday December 10

 Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express! Take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowman’s Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook s’mores as you usher in your holidays at Burke Lake Park. Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and candy canes. Passes valid from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $15 through the day before the event; $20 if purchased the day of event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event. No refunds, unless the event is canceled. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children younger than two ride free but must pay for other activities. Limited activity tickets will be available the day of the event at the park. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

 Christmas at the Farm Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) Celebrate the holiday season with Santa and company at Frying Pan Farm Park. There will be cookie decorating, games, a craft and letter-writing to Santa. The one-hour programs begin at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at the Visitor Center. Call 703-437-9101.

History for Small Fries Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-5 yrs.) Bring your child for a story and craft at Sully Historic Site to discover how things were in the olden days. Through their senses, children can experience how different things smelled, looked or worked. The program from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday costs $5 per child. Call 703-437-1794.

 Deck the Halls Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(12-Adult) Take a house tour at Sully Historic Site that focuses on holiday decorations -- the history, style and materials. Create a wreath to take home using cuttings from the historic property. Enjoy hot cider and cookies. The program from 2 to 4 p.m. costs $20 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

 Floral Workshop: Williamsburg Center­piece Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adult) Join us at Green Spring Gardens and make a beautiful Williamsburg-style Christmas centerpiece complete with greens, fruit and dried material. Florist Chuck Mason leads you through the take-home project from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Please register for both the program and supply fee. For more information, call 703-642-5173.  

Squirrel’s Nutcracker Tea Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Enjoy the sounds of the season at Hidden Oaks Nature Center as your family enjoys a puppet show starring a gray squirrel who dreams of a nutcracker. Learn about squirrels as you sip sugarplum tea and munch gingerbread treats at the sit-down tea. The party from 2 to 3:30 p.m. costs $15 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-941-1065.

Naturally Beautiful Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adults) At Huntley Meadows Park, learn the art of using essential oils to create your own natural beauty products. Learn about lip balms, hair care, lotions and scrubs from 2 to 4 p.m. Make and take your own creation. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Saturday, December 16

 Starlight Express at Lake Fairfax Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(2-Adult) See the magical winter light show at Lake Fairfax Park. Enjoy a wagon ride through the festive holiday lights, and afterward, warm yourself by the fire, sip on hot chocolate and make s’mores. Purchase three-hour passes for $8 at entrance times of 5, 5:20 or 5:40 p.m. each day. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

Lakeside Campfire Saturdays Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-Adult) Join us for campfires at Brookfield Park on December 2 and Royal Lake Park on December 16 to explore the woodlands and lakefront spots where wildlife hides and resides. The programs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. are guided by a naturalist and end with a cozy campfire. S’mores are provided. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

 Christmas at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Learn about Christmas traditions people shared at Huntley over the years. Enjoy a glass of hot cider and shortbread cookies. Make a small gift for a loved one and help us illuminate the house and hill as the evening draws to an end. This program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Historic Huntley costs $8 per person. Call 703-768-2525.

 Christmas on the Homefront Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Get in the spirit of a 1940s Christmas with big band music and festive carols at Sully Historic Site. Learn about cooking with wartime shortages. Soldiers on leave and others in the know share the latest on the war and efforts on the homefront. Enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart regularly from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Register for a time slot. Outside festivities run until 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more, call 703-437-1794.

Boardwalk Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(12-Adult) Join naturalists at Huntley Meadows Park as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m., weather permitting. The cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Sunday, December 17

 Family Wreath Making Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(All ages) Make a wreath from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with naturalist Clara Ailes at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Please register one adult to reserve the supplies for yourself or your family. The cost is $15 per family; one wreath per registrant. If you want another wreath, please register another adult. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

Build Your Own Time Capsule Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) Participate in a lively discussion about time capsules at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and add to the park’s historic record by creating objects for our time capsule. Inscribe your name in tin, create your own stamps and design your own money. The program from 1 to 2 p.m. costs $8 per person. For more, call 703-631-0013.

 Victorian Candlelight Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(5-Adult) Enjoy Victorian-era traditions as you meet Sully’s Santa, take pictures near the old-fashioned sleigh and see the Christmas tree decorated according to an 1885 memory. Make a tree decoration based on a Victorian original. Enjoy music, and sample hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart every 10 minutes from 4 to 6 p.m. Register for a time slot. Outside festivities run until 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Call 703-437-1794.

Twirly Squirrels Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-5 yrs.) Why are squirrels so busy this time of year? Find out by joining us at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for some squirrelly activities, a song, nature walk and craft. The cost is $7 per child. For more, call 703-941-1065.

Saturday, December 30

Snake and Turtle Feeding Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker staff at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. At least one snake, two turtles and a toad will be fed in this one-hour program that begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

 Holiday Animal Winter Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-12 yrs.) While sipping hot chocolate at Riverbend Park, celebrate the season by learning about our wintering animals. Make holiday ornaments of animals to take home. The program runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $15 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

 Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in Riverbend Park. Follow the hike with relaxing meditation exercises to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat. The program from 9:30 to 11:30 costs $12 per person. For more information, call 703-759-9018.


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