Plenty of activities going on in the area to get you out of the house with your families.  So grab your red, white, and blue, and get into something fun.  Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Saturday, July 2nd

Archery!
10am – 11:30am @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington

Bows and arrows and fun!  Stop by, rent a bow for 30 minutes, and enjoy some archery practice in the shady woods.  Nature center staff will supervise for safety, and provide a little guidance if needed. For more information call 703-228-3403.  For children ages 6 and up- kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. There is a $5 fee per 30 min bow rental.  Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us.  Program #: 642821-G

 

Hunting Herons Hike
4pm – 6pm @ Chain Bridge, Arlington
Search for all three species of these amazing birds, and other denizens of the Potomac Floodplain, as the heat of the day passes. Bring water and a snack, and dress to get muddy for off-trail exploring. Participants will receive directions to the meeting spot near Chain Bridge.  For more information call 703-228-3403.  For ages 8 and up.  Cost is $3 due upon registration.  Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us. Program #: 642851-B

 

Bald Eagles Campfire
7:30pm – 8:45pm @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington

The whole family is invited to the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun.  There will be many entertaining activities, to include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, treats like s’mores. Cost is $5 fee per person- $20 max for the whole family.  Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us.  Program #: 642851-G

 

Sunday, July 3rd

Sue Pyatt Book Signing 

10am – 2pm @ Kinder Haus Toys, Arlington

Sue Pyatt will autograph and personalize her books, “Call Me Madame President” and “President Amanda’s Whistle-stop Trip” just for kids.

 

Meet Me on a Sunday at Potomac Overlook

1:30pm – 3:30pm @ Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington

“Meet me on a Sunday” activities will include refreshments, games and hands-on nature exhibits, and a fun place to meet and enjoy the outdoors.

 

Snake & Turtle Feeding: Behind the Scenes

2pm @ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale

Assist the naturalist feeding and caring for the nature center’s live amphibian and reptile exhibits animals. Meet turtles that are not on public view. Children must be accompanied by a registered, paying adult.

 

Monday, July 4th

Lots going on on the 4th in our area.  Check out this post for details.

 

 


Saturday, July 2nd – July 4th

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
11am to 5:30pm @ National Mall, Washington, DC

The Folklife Festival is an international festival of living cultural heritage.  This year, the focus is on Colombian culture, the accomplishments of the Peace Corps, and the history of Rhythm and Blues.  Each day includes music and dance performances on the mall, as well as evening concerts.  Weavers, potters, wood carvers and others will demonstrate their crafts. Others will show the importance of gold mining and coffee in Colombia. Regional foods will be cooked using an oven built on the mall. Dishes for sale include plantains, beef empanadas, chorizo with corn cakes and rice pudding.  The Folklife Festival offers a variety of activities for kids, including crafts and food demonstrations, as well as music and dance performances.  Check out Kid Friendly DC’s post for more info and tips.

 

Charlotte’s Web

7/2- 2pm & 4:30pm, 7/3- 11am & 2pm, 7/4, 11am @ Adventure Theater, Glen Echo, MD

E.B. White’s popular tale of love and devotion, takes theatergoers to Zuckerman’s Farm, where the delightful runt pig Wilbur appears headed for the dinner table — as main course, not as guest. Yet he is saved by the remarkably crafty spider, Charlotte, and the whole town begins talking about it. Some pig!  For ages 3 and up, and run time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

 

Wind in the Willows

1:30pm & 4:00pm @ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD

Mr. Toad, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Badger go on a wild musical ride based on the book by Kenneth Grahame.  Appropriate for ages 4 and older.

 

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