Is everyone out there as busy as I am? There’s always rom for some fun- here are some ideas to get you out of the house!
Tuesday, November 15th Recess at the Rink
9:20am – 10:50am @ Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington
This special public skating session is a great opportunity for young children to get acclimated tothe rink before summer skating camps and lessons! An instructor will be available throughout the session to assist skaters as needed. Kids can play hockey with foam hockey pucks, mini-nets, and mini-sticks, use buckets, and write on the ice with special markers! All young skaters must wear gloves. Helmets are recommended. Adults not required to be on ice with children, but they do skate for free with children. Beanie Babies, buckets, ice markers, and foam hockey pucks will be provided for kids to play with while skating! Plus free hot drinks!* Kids ages 2 to 8 skate for $7. Parents and caregivers skate free with child! Includes skate rental for all! Limit one adult per child.
Wednesday, November 16th Kids Club
10:30am @ Aurora Hills Branch Library, Arlington
Come and listen to stories by Dav Pilkey and Mo Willems! There will be an egg toss and children will go home with balloon animals created by Antoine from the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs department. For more information, call 703-228-5715.
Wednesday, November 16th Special Drop-In Holiday Storytime “Off Campus”
10:30am @ Giant Supermarket, Arlington
A special holiday storytime. Drop-in, no registration. Daycare classes are welcomed to attend. At the new Giant supermarket off Columbia Pike, 2501 9th Rd. S. For more information, call 703-228-7761.
Wednesday, November 16th Fairies, Fables and Funny Folktales
4pm @ Columbia Pike Branch Library, Arlington
Storytime includes multicultural folktales, puppetry, readers’ theater and crafts. A drop-in program for grades K-5. No registration required. For more information, call 703-228-7761.
Wednesday, November 16th Wild Ones: On the Turkey Trail
4pm – 5pm @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington
Your child is invited to join our exciting nature club which meets twice a month. Choose just a few programs or attend them all! Gobble gobble? Trace the tracks of the turkey as we trail this big bird through the woods. Learn to tell a Tom from a Hen, where they can be seen in our area, and more! For more information: 703-228-3403. Ages 6 – 10.
Thursday, November 17th Nature Detectives- Turkeys
10am @ Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria
Learn about these impressive birds through an activity, and a craft. Reservations required
Friday, November 18th ‘Tis the Season
7:30pm @ David M. Brown Planetarium, Arlington
This annual holiday favorite, where you learn how people throughout time dealt with the shortened days of winter. The show equates the darkness of the winter solstice with the multi-cultural practice of using festive lights to celebrate the holiday season.