Oct 25, 2013

Get ready for a busy weekend!

This weekend promises lots of fun! Here’s the scoop on what’s going on:

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon will host their Fall Harvest Family Days (Oct. 26-27, 9am – 5pm). This weekend event includes wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, a
straw maze, apple roasting, corn husk doll making and early American music. Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half price this weekend only. Another great event the entire family can enjoy!

Bring your little “monsters” for a day of Halloween surprises, mask making, Sesame Street character fun and much more at the National Children’s Museum! Make sure to wear your best Halloween costume!
Special storytimes will take place at 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. featuring The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey and Annie Was Warned by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
In the Center for Learning and Innovation, they’ll have a Monster Mash Workshop (Green Room) where kids will be able to make their own little monster!
In the Blue Room, children ages 3 and under will make paper bag pumpkins and flying bats. Other activities for NCM’s youngest visitors include fishing for apples, Jack-o’-Lantern tic tac toe amd pumpkin switch-a-roo!
See more at: http://www.ccm.org/events#sthash.K3ryU1hn.dpuf

Drop-in studio time at UpCycle Creative Reuse Center runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a $5 fee or a $15 maximum for a family to come in and craft.

If you are looking for something to do with the wee ones visit the Frog Pond Fall Festival. There will be games, food, face painting, pumpkin decorating, crafts, music, etc. all for a suggested donation of $5. It is also a great chance to check out this full-day nature-based preschool. (There are goats!!! That was the selling point for me, anyway.) 10AM to Noon, 7204 Harrison Lane

Old Town Theater’s Vaudeville Matinee for Kids will be from Noon-3 p.m.

Trick n treating with Shirlie on Saturday, October 26th from 2-4pm! http://villageatshirlington.com/events/upcoming-events/trick-or-treat-with-shirlie/
Dress in your Halloween costume and stroll through The Village and pick up treats at your favorite restaurants and shops.

Hooray For Book will have author Jennifer O’Connell in the store from 2-3 p.m., just in time for Halloween. Her book Ten Timid Ghosts is a delightfully spooky counting book that teaches children how to count backwards. Ages 3+

The Del Ray Montessori School’s Multi-Family Yard Sale, Sat., Oct 26 from 9:00 am – noon at 100 East Windsor Avenue, Alexandria

Head to Old Town Farmers’ Market tomorrow morning, Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 from 9-10 AM. Join a witch and a warlock at the bandstand in the reading of “Doggie Tails With Alex and Andria In Alexandria.” A local PTA fundraiser, proceeds from the book sales will go directly to area City of Alexandria Elementary School PTAs.

This Saturday is Trick or Treat with the Boutiques in Old Town Alexandria! Thirty-seven stores in Old Town will be handy out treats of all sorts to you and your little ones. The event runs during regular store hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


This coming Sunday is the Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade to be held on October 27th at 2 pm. In past years, more than 5,000 have participated in this annual event which included over 2,000 children, special dignitaries and elected officials; over 50 pets in Halloween costumes; and 25 decorated strollers.

Dust off that jogging stroller and join us for a morning of rocking and strolling at National Harbor. Check in begins at 8am and Run/Walk will begin at 9am. Rock on to Rocknoceros, the coolest band in the DC-area (and maybe even the world!) for kids of all ages

Harvest Days is continuing at George Washington’s Mount Vernon