Events schedueled for NVRPA



Butterflies, Bees and Birds! - How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

09/05/2015 10:30 AM to 09/05/2015
Cost: Free with paid admission to the Gardens
Reservation Required: Yes

Butterfly and bee populations have dropped significantly which is a great concern as these animals play important roles in our gardens.  The good news is that we can help!  Join Senior Horticulturist Tammy Burke on a guided tour through the Pollinators Gardens and discover ways to attract nature to your home garden.  This program is free with paid admission to the Garden ($2.50-$5.00).  Reservations requested:  703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org.

Contact Details:
Please call Meadowlark at 703-255-3631 for more information. Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182



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SUMMER CONCERT: Second Wind - Southern Rock

09/12/2015 07:00 PM to 09/12/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: a requested donation of $5 per person
Musical performances by local groups are held at our open air stage area on selected Saturday evenings during the summer. There is no admission fee, but donations of $5+ per person are requested to help fund our concert series. Picnic suppers are welcome (no alcohol, please). No reservations required

Contact Details:
Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org


5th Annual Spirited History: A Tasting of Whiskeys & History

09/12/2015 07:00 PM to 09/12/2015 10:00 PM
Cost: $105 per person

Join us for a unique & intimate evening with old friends and new as we taste extraordinary whiskeys paired with delectable food, all in the historic 19th century Aldie Mill. Our meal for the evening will be a multi-course affair, pairing special foods with each of the whiskeys, and prepared by Great Blue Heron Catering. Courses will include cheeses, appetizer, salad, main course, & dessert. For those who choose, you may end the evening with a cigar to accompany your final dram. This event will be made even more special with the addition of a tour and grinding demonstration of Aldie Mill by award-wining miller Mike Devine. Loudoun County’s own Catoctin Creek Distillery owner Scott Harris will provide commentary on each of the whiskeys, and local historian Rich Gillespie will share stories throughout the evening of the area around the village of Aldie and Loudoun County.

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Dog Day 2015!

09/12/2015 10:00 AM to 09/12/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $5 per Dog

Bring your furry friend to the waterpark for a day full of swimming, splashing and fun in the sun! All dogs must be accompanied during this event. Dog swim only.

Contact Details:
7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121 (703) 631-0552

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Dog Day 2015!

09/12/2015 10:00 AM to 09/12/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $5 per Dog

Bring your furry friend to Great Waves waterpark for a day full of swimming, splashing and fun in the sun! All dogs must be accompanied during this event. Dog swim only.

Contact Details:
4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 960-0767

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Dog Day 2015!

09/12/2015 10:00 AM to 09/12/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $5 per Dog

Bring your furry friend to Ocean Dunes waterpark for a day full of swimming, splashing and fun in the sun. All dogs must be accompanied. Dog swim only!

Contact Details:
6060 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205 (703) 534-3437

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Dog Day 2015!

09/12/2015 10:00 AM to 09/12/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $5 per Dog

Bring your furry friend to Pirate's Cove Waterpark for a day full of swimming, splashing and fun in the sun. All dogs must be accompanied. Dog swim only!

Contact Details:
6501 Pohick Bay Dr, Lorton, VA 22079 (703) 339-6102

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Dog Day 2015!

09/12/2015 10:00 AM to 09/12/2015 02:00 AM
Cost: $5 per Dog

Bring your furry friend to Volcano Island Waterpark for a day full of swimming, splashing and fun in the sun. All dogs must be accompanied. Dog swim only!

Contact Details:
47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165 (703) 430-7683

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Wounded Warriors Benefit Car Show

09/13/2015 09:00 AM to 09/13/2015 03:00 PM
Cost: $3.00 a person
Over 200 cars will be on display with 50 awards, dash plaques to the first 125 registrants. Door prizes, games, raffle, t-shirts, live music, food and more! Vendors welcome! Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Program. For more information please visit www.princewilliamcruisers.com or contact Steve Shifflet, 703-971-8455.

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A Tour and Taste of the Garden

09/13/2015 01:00 PM to 09/13/2015 03:30 PM
Cost: Free

As part of our weekly Meet Me on a Sunday event, join our Master Gardener volunteers for an enjoyable – and TASTY – late summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden. No reservations required.

 

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org



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Preschool Nature Nuts: A Seed Grows

09/18/2015 10:30 AM to 09/18/2015 11:30 AM
Cost: A program fee of $10 includes one preschooler and one adult. (Garden members pay $5.)
Reservation Required: Yes

Preschoolers, ages 2 to 4 years old, will learn how fruits and vegetables grow through stories, crafts, and garden exploration.  Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket and a bag lunch as we will picnic at the end of the program. A program fee of $10 includes one preschooler and one adult.  (Garden members pay $5.)  Reservations and prepayment are required as space is limited to 10 children: 703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org

Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182

Contact Details:
Contact Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: 703-255-3631 x103 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org. - Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182


10 Champions For The Autumn Garden

09/19/2015 10:30 AM to 09/19/2015 11:30 AM
Cost: Free with paid admission to the Gardens
Reservation Required: Yes

Spring has sprung and summer gone by; it is time now for the late bloomers to shine.  Join Horticulturist Carol Miranda for a tour of 10 great plants to carry the gardens until winter’s frost.  Plant list will be provided.  Garden admission ($2.50-$5.00) applies for this one-hour tour. 


 

Contact Details:
Reservations requested: 703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org. Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182



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Animal Feeding 101 – Snakes

09/19/2015 01:00 PM to 09/19/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
Reservation Required: Yes

A mouse may not sound like a good meal to us, but many of our nature center snakes love them!  Slither on down to the nature center and learn how and what we feed our snakes.  Cost is $5 per person.  Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/animal-feeding-101-snakes/376

 

 

 

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org



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A Scottish Heritage Weekend: Outlander Style!

09/19/2015 to 09/20/2015
Cost: Check our website for fees for various programs during the weekend! Some will be FREE
Reservation Required: Yes

September 19

  • Fashion Show featuring the Appin Regiment: 10am-11am
  • Granfling School of Highland Dance: 11:15am-12pm
  • The Devil’s Tailors Concert: 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • City of Alexandria Pipe and Drums: 1:45pm-2:15pm

 

September 20

  • Outlander Tea (and Tour): 11am

 

 

 

Contact Details:
Carlyle House, 703-549-2997, carlyle@nvrpa.org Directions to the Park: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).



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Forestry Merit Badge

09/26/2015 01:00 PM to 09/26/2015 05:00 PM
Cost: $25 per person
Reservation Required: Yes

Explore Forestry at Potomac Overlook Regional Park!  This program will cover all requirements needed to obtain the Forestry Merit Badge.  The requirements covered in class will be 1, 2c, 3a, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5a, 6a, 6b, and 6c.  Requirement 7 will need to be completed prior to the program date and brought in for approval of the merit badge counselor.  The cost $25 per scout.  Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/forestry-merit-badge/370

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org



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ArabFest

09/26/2015 12:00 PM to 09/26/2015 08:00 PM

$10 per person advance online tickets

$15 per person at the door

ArabFest is an Arab cultural festival, celebrating the culture through food, life, music, folk dances, and kids activities.  We are welcoming everyone to attend, Arab communities, non-Arab and Americans.

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ArabFest

09/27/2015 12:00 PM to 09/27/2015 08:00 PM

$10 person advance online tickets

$15 per person at the door

 

ArabFest is an Arab cultural festival, celebrating the culture through food, life, music, folk dances, and kids activities.  We are welcoming everyone to attend, Arab communities, non-Arab and Americans.

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Northern Virginia Pride Festival presented by NOVA Pride

10/03/2015 12:00 PM to 10/03/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: Free

The purpose of this festival is to celebrate the history, progress, and diversity of the Northern Virginia LGBTQ community and its straight allies, provide entertainment, a forum for local LGBTQ groups to network, and showcase pro-equality businesses and organizations in the community.  The event is family friendly with field games, picnic tables, a photo booth, karaoke, prizes and games for the whole family.  For more information please contact Kyle Rohen at info@novapride.org.

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Naturalist Guided Trail Sniff

10/10/2015 10:00 AM to 10/10/2015 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Reservation Required: Yes

EVENT COMPLETION FORM

Join our naturalist for a look into the park from your dog’s perspective. We’ll explore several of the trails and areas of the park where your dog might like to nose around! Learn about other wildlife your pup might encounter in the park, and many of the scents that attract and interest canines. Dogs must be well socialized with people and other dogs and leashed.  Meet at the nature center.  Sign up online at https://registration.arlingtonva.us/wsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxactivitynumber=612945&xxmod=ar&lang=CUSTM&xxtype=NCTR&xxsearch=yes&tv.

 

 

 

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org



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Preschool Nature Nuts: Fall Leaf Fun

10/16/2015 10:30 AM to 10/16/2015 11:30 AM
Cost: A program fee of $10 includes one preschooler and one adult. (Garden members pay $5)
Reservation Required: Yes

Preschoolers, ages 2 to 4, will learn about autumn leaves through stories, crafts, and garden exploration.  A program fee of $10 includes one preschooler and one adult.  (Garden members pay $5.)  Reservations and prepayment are required as space is limited to 10 children: 703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org

 

Contact Details:
Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182


Fall Color Tour

10/17/2015 02:00 PM to 10/17/2015 04:30 PM
Cost: $30.00 with boat rental and equipment
Reservation Required: Yes
Join us for a tour on the marsh of Pohick Bay while we experience nature as the seasons are changing. No experience necessary! Guided tours range from 2.5-3 hours discussing the wonderful nature, aquatic vegetation, native animals and beautiful scenery found on the Bay. For more information please call the park at 703.339.6104. Registered guests will meet at the boat rental facility 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Life jackets will be fitted and participants will be equipped with their boat and paddle prior to the tour.

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Animal Feeding 101 – Amphibians

10/17/2015 01:00 PM to 10/17/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
Reservation Required: Yes

Frogs, toads and Salamanders love a good meal on feeding day!  Come along and watch as our amphibian friends munch on their banquet of crickets, roaches, and worms!  Cost is $5 per person. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/animal-feeding-101-amphibians/377.

 


 

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org



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NOVA BrewFest

10/17/2015 11:00 AM to 10/18/2015 07:00 PM

11:00am-7:00pm both days.  Beer pouring stops at 6pm.

For tickets visit http://www.novabrewfest.com/fall


Contact Details:
For more information please contact manager@novabrewfest.com



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Fall Color Hike at Seneca Wood in Great Falls

10/18/2015 01:00 PM to 10/18/2015 03:30 PM
Cost: $5
Reservation Required: Yes

EVET NAME -      Fall Color Hike at Seneca Wood in Great Falls

START DATE -        Sunday, October 18, 2015

START TIME -        1:00 p.m.

END DATE –           

END TIME -            3:30 p.m.       

COST –          $5.00

 

WEBSITE URL –     http://www.nvrpa.org/park/meadowlark_botanical_gardens/

                                                                        http://www.nvrpa.org/park/meadowlark_botanical_gardens/events

 

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http://www.nvrpa.org/park/main_site/events  (Main event listings for NOVA Parks)

 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION – Fall Color Hike at Seneca Wood in Great Falls

Join Meadowlark Botanical Garden Manager, Keith Tomlinson on this 2.5 mile hike in the Seneca Woods. This woodland contains mature upland hardwoods and low riparian forest along the Potomac. Our hike will negotiate hills, hollows and streams. In addition to investigating the forest we’ll discuss the sites unique hydrology and geology. Wear durable shoes, bring a snack and water.

-Ages 10 and up.

-Cost- $5.00.

-Directions: Get to Seneca road off Georgetown Pike near the intersection with Route 7. Turn onto Seneca Road and drive to the very end (about 4.5 miles).

-Reservation recommended. Call Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 703-255-3631 X 102.

 

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Fall Color Hike at Seneca Wood in Great Falls

10/18/2015 01:00 PM to 10/18/2015 03:30 PM
Cost: $5
Reservation Required: Yes

Join Meadowlark Botanical Garden Manager, Keith Tomlinson on this 2.5 mile hike in the Seneca Woods. This woodland contains mature upland hardwoods and low riparian forest along the Potomac. Our hike will negotiate hills, hollows and streams. In addition to investigating the forest we’ll discuss the sites unique hydrology and geology. Wear durable shoes, bring a snack and water.

-Ages 10 and up.

-Cost- $5.00.

-Directions: Get to Seneca road off Georgetown Pike near the intersection with Route 7. Turn onto Seneca Road and drive to the very end (about 4.5 miles).

-Reservation recommended. Call Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 703-255-3631 X 102.

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Blood and Guts Run

10/24/2015 09:00 AM to 10/24/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $25-49 entry fee
The Blood and Guts Run is an all ages 5k fun run. There are 15+ obstacles and hundreds of blood squirting zombies that will be attempting to infect you with blood filled water guns.

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Fall Color Tour

10/24/2015 02:00 PM to 10/24/2015 04:30 PM
Cost: $30.00 with boat rental and equipment
Reservation Required: Yes
Join us for a tour on the marsh of Pohick Bay while we experience nature as the seasons are changing. No experience necessary! Guided tours range from 2.5-3 hours discussing the wonderful nature, aquatic vegetation, native animals and beautiful scenery found on the Bay. For more information please call the park at 703.339.6104. Registered guests will meet at the boat rental facility 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Life jackets will be fitted and participants will be equipped with their boat and paddle prior to the tour.

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Illumination

10/24/2015 07:00 PM to 10/24/2015 08:30 PM
Join us at the battlefield at night for a solemn walk to the National Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff. More than 250 luminaries will light the path along the walk; and a rendition of taps and various poems and narrations about the battle will create a memorable evening. For more information on this free event or to sign up, please email John Lewis at jlewis@nvrpa.org or call 703-779-9372.

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Annual Halloween Party!

10/24/2015 06:30 PM to 10/24/2015 09:30 PM
Cost: $12 per participant
Reservation Required: Yes

Join us at the park for a grand Halloween party, including live music, food, games, arts and crafts, storytelling, and guided hikes through the woods.  People of all ages are welcome!  Advanced reservations and payment required.  Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/annual-halloween-party/378.

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406



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Animal Feeding 101 – Raptors

11/07/2015 03:00 PM to 11/07/2015 04:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
Reservation Required: Yes

Visit our Birds of Prey house and explore raptor feeding habits.  This program will focus on how and what we feed our four permanently injured birds of prey. Meet at 3PM in the Nature Center. Cost is $5 per person.  Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/animal-feeding-101-raptors/389.

 

 

 

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org



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Getting Creative With Winter Planters

11/21/2015 01:30 PM to 11/21/2015 02:30 PM
Cost: Free with Paid Admission to the Gardens
Reservation Required: Yes

Containers aren’t just for summer anymore.  Join Horticulturist Carol Miranda for a tour of the winter containers outside the Visitor Center and the Atrium.  Anything goes, for winter interest, from dried plants to spray paint.  Plant list will be provided.  Garden admission ($2.50-$5.00) applies for this one-hour tour.

Contact Details:
Reservations requested: 703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org. Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182


Holiday Crafts Workshop

12/06/2015 01:00 PM to 12/06/2015 04:00 PM
Cost: $20 per person
Reservation Required: Yes

A perennial favorite!  Come make your own wreath or centerpiece from local greens, pinecones and other natural materials.  Cost is $20. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/holiday-crafts-workshop/375. 

Contact Details:
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406



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