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Weekend Guide: June 13-16

Weekend Guide: June 13-16

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THURSDAY 13

Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

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Show Dad how appreciated he is by taking him out to one of these special Father’s Day events! From 5K runs to brunches and fishing fun, these …

Summer Fest: Top DMV Festivals For Food, Fun, Family and More

Summer Fest: Top DMV Festivals For Food, Fun, Family and More

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Summer is here, the kids are home from school and it is time to go out and make some sunny memories before the fall. With all of this free tim…

Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

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From lemonade stands to underwater adventures and beachside explorations, these newly-released children’s books will transport your kids into …

Weekend Guide: June 6-9

Weekend Guide: June 6-9

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THURSDAY 6

Weekend Guide: May 30-June 2

Weekend Guide: May 30-June 2

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THURSDAY 30

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    Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

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    Summer is here, the kids are home from school and it is time to go out and make some sunny memories before the fall. With all of this free time, a summer festival is the perfect place to take the family for good food, live music or a dive into a new culture. Our list of the must-hit festivals features everything from bacon to the Smithsonian, and is sure to provide every member of your family with a day (or night) to remember!

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    Maybe it’s the fresh blooms and new growth, or the idea of thawing out after winter, but springtime always means cleaning out closets, attics, crawl spaces and other dark recesses of the home that seem to gather unwanted junk.

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    Like most young girls, my 7-year-old daughter is obsessed with American Girl and similar doll lines such as Target’s Our Generation and Wal-Mart’s My Life brands. She loves to dress each doll up for the day, change them into pajamas and tuck them into doll beds at night.

  • Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

    Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

    From lemonade stands to underwater adventures and beachside explorations, these newly-released children’s books will transport your kids into full-on summertime fun. 

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    Celebrate Dad: 10 Father's Day Events

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Upcoming events

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Kidz Korner

    Every Saturday, beginning June 8, there will be family programming.  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  All performances and programs begin at10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Square, 10415 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. There is ample parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at either side of the park. There will not be any activities on June 22. 

  • Feeding Body & Soul at Pamplin Historical Park

    Feeding Body & Soul programs will include several 30-minute cooking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive.

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Feeding Body & Soul at Pamplin Historical Park

    Feeding Body & Soul programs will include several 30-minute cooking demonstrations at both the Tudor Hall Plantation and the Military Encampment areas. These programs will occur multiple times daily, so that visitors will have several opportunities to view them regardless of when they arrive.

  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Funday Monday

    Every Monday, beginning the second Monday in September, there will be family programming.  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more! All performances and programs begin at 10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. There is ample parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. 

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

    During this three-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that clandestine agents exploited during the war. By the end of the experience, not only will campers have a better understanding of spying during the Civil War but, they will also have had a hands-on experience pretending to be spies and complete a group spy mission. The camp is open to ages 8-11. Campers must pre-register and make payment. Camp cost is $150 per camper. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information and to pre-register for the camp    

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

    During this three-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that clandestine agents exploited during the war. By the end of the experience, not only will campers have a better understanding of spying during the Civil War but, they will also have had a hands-on experience pretending to be spies and complete a group spy mission. The camp is open to ages 8-11. Campers must pre-register and make payment. Camp cost is $150 per camper. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information and to pre-register for the camp    

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Kidz Korner

    Every Saturday, beginning June 8, there will be family programming.  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  All performances and programs begin at10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Square, 10415 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. There is ample parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at either side of the park. There will not be any activities on June 22. 

  • Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Funday Monday

    Every Monday, beginning the second Monday in September, there will be family programming.  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school. There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more! All performances and programs begin at 10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. There is ample parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. 

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Independence Day

    On Wednesday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. The Haversacks & Hardtack String Band will also perform Civil War era songs and ballads from 12:00 -1:00 pm in the Battlefield Center

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Kidz Korner

    Every Saturday, beginning June 8, there will be family programming.  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  All performances and programs begin at10:30am. All performances and programs - unless otherwise noted - will be held at Old Town Square, 10415 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. There is ample parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at either side of the park. There will not be any activities on June 22.