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One-Day Events

Live Music at Paradise Springs Winery

Dec 20 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: Fridays until 9pm, Saturdays 2pm-6pm, Sundays (most afternoons)
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: N/A
Enjoy your Friday evening or Saturday and Sunday afternoons with live music at Paradise Springs Winery, the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. After a hard week at work, relax with a picnic, good friends, and a great bottle of wine. Featuring live music every Friday evening until 9pm, and every Saturday from 2-6pm. Additionally, music is featured on most Sunday afternoons. Artists include acoustic acts, pianists, jazz bands, banjos, or other various forms. Check the website for the schedule of performing artists.

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"The Paradise Springs Winery Experience" Production Tour & Tasting

Jan 4 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Virginia
Times: Sat - 11am, 1pm Sun - 11am, 12pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25 per person
Join us on our signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of our entire flight of wines including our sparkling Viognier, Aprés. No reservations needed but can be taken over the phone (prepayment required). First come, first serve. Please check in at the main tasting counter. *We apologize but children are not allowed on the tour due to visitation of production areas. Groups of 8 or more will need to reserve a private time. Available group times include:

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Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm
Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This tour is available daily at 3:30 pm through March 14 (except February 14 - 17).


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am and 3pm (April-October); 12pm (November-March)
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April - October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.

 


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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

Feb 22 - Jan 10, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

Come explore Washington's design for his estate, highlighting the first president's interests and talents as a landscape designer.


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Through My Eyes Character Tour

Mar 1 - Jun 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission: adults, $17.00; children ages 6-11, $8; and children under 5 are admitted free.

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

 


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Live Acoustic Music Weekends

Mar 8 - Dec 28, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Live acoustic music throughout the day every weekend! Check calendar for artist line-up.

 


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Easter Bunny Photos

Mar 28 - Apr 19, Tysons Corner Center (Lord & Taylor Court)

Recurring daily
Address: 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm ; Sun: 11am-6pm [April 16-19: 9am-9pm]
Phone: (703) 847-7300
Visit the Easter Bunny for Photos and a Free Gift!
The Easter bunny is located in the Lord & Taylor Court, outside Lord & Taylor on level one.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Mar 28 - Apr 20, 1st Stage Theater in Tysons

Recurring daily
Address: 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Virginia
Times: Check website.
Contact: Carol
Phone: (703) 854-1856
Tony Award-winning McDonagh has created a quirky, sincere, and scathingly funny fable of the slender line between cruelty and kindness.

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Mestey Films Productions Presents: "The Little Mermaid"

Mar 29 - Apr 26, Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $12 adults, $9 children under 12
Presented by Mestey Films Productions.

LIVE onstage! Join us for an afternoon of adventure with Vianlix Mestey's original adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale! When a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human, will there ever be a way for them to find a happy ending to the story?

Running time 55 minutes with one intermission, appropriate for all ages. Concessions available before the performance and at intermission.

Show dates: Saturdays, March 29 - April 26
Show Times: 1pm (55 minute show, with one intermission)
Location: W-3 Theatre
Tickets: $12 adults; $9 children under 12 years old

*Limited seating, advance ticket reservations are recommended for this event. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to event, doors open for seating 15 minutes prior. Produced by Mestey Films Productions, this is a live-theatre performance for children and families.


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Garden & Landscape Tour

Apr 1 - Jun 30, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds around Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.

 

 


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

Apr 1 - Jun 30, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2pm - 3pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

Tours of slave life and gardens enrich the visitor experience by providing in-depth knowledge of these fascinating subjects during the 45-minute guided walking tours, included with admission. The Slave Life at Mount Vernon daily tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon.

 

 


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Carousel at Clemyjontri Park

Apr 5 - Oct 26, Clemyjontri Park

Recurring daily
Address: 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: Check website for open dates/times.
Phone: (703) 388-2807
Admission: $1.75/ride
Universal access to fun and enjoyment is a hallmark of Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, most notably showcased at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Va. This unique park features an accessible Liberty swing alongside an amazing two-acre playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. A fully-accessible carousel opens for the season on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , operating on weekends through May 25, then adding weekdays to the operating schedule on May 26. Complete with a picnic pavilion to make the day special, Clemyjontri earns high marks for its playground where every child is welcome and every child can play. *The carousel does not operate in conditions such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and temperatures less than 55° F

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Flea Market at Lake Fairfax

Apr 5 - Apr 19, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Times: 8am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 471-5416
Admission: Free for shoppers; $25 fee for vendors
You never know what you may find at a flea market. Gently used clothes, sports equipment, home furnishings, and other treasures may be discovered. This spring, shoppers are invited to peruse the flea market at Lake Fairfax Park on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Jun 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate's caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

 


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Spy Training at Mount Vernon

Apr 5 - Jun 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3pm (both days)
Phone: (800) 429-1520
Admission: Includded in Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

Delve into the 18th century world of double agents, invisible ink, and coded messages during Spy Training at Mount Vernon, but beware - you never know who might be a British spy! Learn about Revolutionary War concealment codes and work to decode a message from your fellow patriots. A select number of guests will have the chance to write a message in Washington's preferred concealment method, invisible ink!

Accept your first Spy Training at Mount Vernon mission on Saturdays and Sundays only at 3 p.m. through June 1. Capacity is limited for the Spy Training at Mount Vernon program. Recommended for visitors ages eight and up.

In Mount Vernon Spymaster Adventure, visitors ages 10 and above use a self-guided map to navigate the estate using clues to solve the identity of Agent 355. It is September 11, 1781, and Major Benjamin Tallmadge, an aide to Washington and the head of the Culper Spy Ring in New York City, must send a coded message to one of his spies. Writing under the name John Bolton, Major Tallmadge needs your help to code a letter to Agent 355. Discover the identity of Agent 355 and take home a prize (while supplies last).

The self-guided Mount Vernon Spymaster Adventure map is available at Mount Vernon's Ford Orientation Center.


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Ticonderoga Farms Spring Festival

Apr 5 - Apr 20, Ticonderoga Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 327-4424
Admission: $11.95/weekends
Ticonderoga Farms is hosting egg hunts every weekend, with candy- and toy-filled eggs, and a special golden egg with a prize.  Kids and adults can enjoy hillside slides, hayrides, visiting farm animals, and roasting marshmallows.  Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny and a basket for the egg hunts (some are also for sale).

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Walking Tour: All The President's Pups

Apr 5 - Jun 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission for humans. Dogs are free!

Dogs welcome! This special walking tour covers 1.25 miles of Mount Vernon terrain stopping at five historic locations, including the West Gate. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon, from the first president's dogs to the dogs that live at Mount Vernon today.

It is well documented that the first president loved dogs. After the Revolutionary War, Washington tried to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding. According to the American Kennel Club, Washington is the father of the American Foxhound.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission. Click here for tickets to the All the President's Pups Tour.

Note: extended walking on uneven terrain; 90 minutes. All dogs must be leashed with their owner at all times. Dogs are allowed around the estate but not in the historic buildings, movie theaters, Museum or Education Center exhibition galleries.

Meet at the Bowling Green Gate, Map #26

 


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Herndon High School Senior Juried Art Exhibit

Apr 8 - Apr 27, ArtSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Apr 9 - Apr 20, Patriot Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: Various

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Perfect Wedding

Apr 11 - Apr 26, The Alden

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Our theme for the season is "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."

In the Spring of 2014, the Players present the D.C. area premier of Perfect Wedding nicely filling the season's "blue" category. Titillating without being dirty, this comedy tour-de-farce begins with an awkward morning-of-the-wedding situation, spins out of control until culminating as the chaos reaches hysterical proportions. Book written by Robin Hawdon.


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Annual Congressional Art Competition

Apr 12 - May 3, Workhouse Arts Center, McGuire Woods Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
An exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition. One young artist from the Workhouse exhibit will have his/her work exhibited in the US Capitol.

 


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Reston Zoo's Annual Easter Event

Apr 12 - Apr 20, Reston Zoo

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA
Times: See website for hunt times.
Phone: (703) 757-6222
Admission: Adults, $12.95; Children 2-12, $11.95; Children under 2, $2.00
Join your friends for two weekends packed with Easter fun!. Feed baby lambs, goats and bunnies. Enjoy excellent photo opportunities with the Easter bunny and have your face painted with your favorite animal before venturing out to take part in an Easter egg hunt.

All Easter egg hunts will include eggs filled with candy, stickers, toys, and more! Children must attend the Easter egg hunts by age group. Safari Egg Hunts are for children 4-12 years old and Toddler Egg Hunts are for children 3 and under only. Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets for collecting eggs. Please plan to arrive early for this popular event. Last admission will be at 4pm each day of the event.


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Easter at Ted's Bulletin: Peep Tarts and Robins Egg Milkshakes

Apr 17 - Apr 20, Ted's Bulletin

Recurring daily
Address: 11948 Market Street, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 956-9510
From Thursday, April 17 until Easter Sunday, April 20, the family restaurant with a timeless bakery will serve up an Easter-basket inspired PeepTart and a frothy robin's egg milkshake for guests to enjoy at the counter, with a delicious meal, or on the road.The highly anticipated PeepTart is a homemade strawberry pop-tart with Ted's signature glaze covered with sprinkles and, of course, capped with a fluorescent Peep. This marshmallow topped pastry will have diners reminiscing of the days when the Easter bunny still existed and they woke up to baskets full of candy and yards full of hidden eggs waiting to be hunted. Along with the PeepTart, Ted's BULLETIN will continue to serve customary pop-tart flavors, such as strawberry, blueberry, brown sugar cinnamon and peanut butter bacon.

In true BULLETIN fashion, a special milkshake has been created to accompany the PeepTart. The creamy milkshake has a rich vanilla flavor with crunchy Robin's Egg malt candies mixed in and is topped with whipped cream and even more robin's eggs. Feeling saucy? Add Baileys Irish Cream for additional vanilla flavor and an adult take on this sweet treat.


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Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 18 - Apr 20, Lee-Fendall House

Recurring daily
Address: 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA
Times: Friday, 3pm; Saturday, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm; Sunday, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
Phone: (703) 548-1789
Admission: $5 - $12
The Lee-Fendall House 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt refers to Alexandria on April 18-20. Once again, we have made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to fill out garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs! Other activities include: games, crafts to take home, refreshments, photos with the Easter Bunny, and every participating child will receive an Easter Egg! 

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Vienna Theatre Company Presents: Roald Dahl's - Willy Wonka

Apr 18 - May 4, Vienna Community Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 8pm (Fridays/Saturdays); 2pm (Sundays)
Phone: (703) 255-6399
Admission: $14/adults
Music and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSE and ANTHONY NEWLEY

Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricuse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Book "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.


ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  

No performance on Easter Sunday, April 20th. 


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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Cherry Hill Park

Address: 312 Park Ave, Falls Church, Va
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Join us for this annual family celebration! Children dressed in their spring finest can hunt for candy and special eggs in Cherry Hill Park and have their photo taken with our special guest, the Easter Bunny!

Please bring a basket - we'll supply the candy, fun, and happy springtime memories!


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Antigone Rising + The Zen Monkeys

Apr 19, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 6pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15-$18
Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, the band played upwards of 280 shows a year in their early days. Whether it was an open mic on a Monday night or a jam packed New York City hometown show, the ladies and their infamous Vanna White (the band's beloved 15 passenger van) eventually blazed a trail straight to arenas alongside The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.

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Archaeology Seminar: The Archaeology of Slavery in the Chesapeake Region

Apr 19, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 9am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: $50

Archaeologists will discuss recent discoveries in the Chesapeake region of sites and artifacts associated with slavery. This seminar is open to the public and professionals.

$50 Fee includes program, light breakfast, lunch, and Mansion tour; $40 for Friends and Docents of Gunston, FOFA, and individuals registering before February 8. Register here The Archaeology of Slavery in the Chesapeake Region

Archaeologists will discuss recent discoveries in the Chesapeake region of sites and artifacts associated with slavery. This seminar is open to the public and professionals.

$50 Fee includes program, light breakfast, lunch, and Mansion tour; $40 for Friends and Docents of Gunston, FOFA, and individuals registering before February 8. Register here https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gunhal/event/47123/


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Ballroom Social Dance

Apr 19, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact: Moria Nisbet
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10-$15
Get on your dancing shoes and come out to the Workhouse for an evening of social ballroom dance led by one of our instructors. Bring a friend, a date or a group and enjoy a casual, fun night out. Start your evening by learning some new moves with a ballroom mini-lesson! Each month will feature a new style of dance ranging from the ChaCha to the Tango. Mini-lesson begins at 7:30pm and is $5 per person. Then take your new moves to the dance floor when open dancing begins at 8pm. Open dance is $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the gallery. There is no need to get fancy unless you feel like it—the dress code is casual. All skill levels are welcome--even if you have two left feet!

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Bunny Train Visits McLean Central Park

Apr 19, McLean Central Park

Address: 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Phone: (703) 324-8513
Admission: $3/person
Hop aboard the Bunny Train at Mclean Central Park! Take an interpretive tour on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. For information, call 703-324-8513.

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Combined Properties Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Van Dyck Park

Address: 3720 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10am-12pm
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Admission: Free
Fun activities from 10am to noon. Egg Hunt schedule for differing ages available on website. Bring your camera! The bunny will be present! Food items will be available for sale (cash only). Merchants from the following Combined Properties shopping center include: Courthouse Plaza, Fairfax Circle Plaza, Pickett Shopping Center, Turnpike Shopping Center. 

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Dahn Yoga Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 19 - Apr 20, Burke Dahn Yoga

Recurring daily
Address: 6218 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA
Times: Saturday 9:00, 10:30am, 12:30pm; Sunday 9:00 am, 2 pm
Contact: Burke Dahn Yoga
Phone: (703) 866-9642
Admission: Free
In celebration of Earth Day, all classes are free and open to the public this Saturday and Sunday. Dahn yoga is a unique and dynamic practice with simple exercises, suitable for all ages and body types. We provide guidance for healthy, mindful, and sustainable living to individuals, groups and communities.

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Date Night: Chef's Table cooking class

Apr 19, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $85 per person
Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered? Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center for Date Night cooking classes with Chef Kathleen Linton. The menu for Apr 19th features Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Wildflower Honey & Orange as the main course. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. Participants will be served a tasting portion of all the entrees and a pre-chef-selected drink of choice. No one will leave hungry! For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/date-night-chefs-table-16

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Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 9:30am-12:30pm (registration at 8:30am)
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $7 advance, $9 day of
A tisket a tasket, be sure to bring your basket for collecting eggs and other spring goodies at our old fashioned Easter celebration. Join the Easter Bunny and his helpers for an eggstraspecial event. Hands-on art projects, baby animal petting zoo, and egg hunts by age. 

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Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visits

Apr 19, Nottoway Park

Address: 9537 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA
Times: 9:30am through 12:30pm
Phone: (703) 324-8566
Admission: $8
On Saturday, April 19, kids can visit with the Easter bunny and hunt for candy, toys and eggs at Nottoway Park. Egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. (1-2 yrs.); 11 a.m. (3-4 yrs.), 11:30 a.m. (5-6 yrs.), and noon (7-9 yrs.). Walk-in registration starts at 9:30 a.m. (cash only). The cost is $8. Call 703-324-8566 for weather information.

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Eggstravaganza: 6th Annual Easter Egg Roll

Apr 19, Fairfax County Government Center

Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 1-3pm
Contact: Jubilee Christian Center
Phone: (703) 383-1170
Admission: FREE
For kids 11 and under. Grassy area behind Government Center building. All Activities are free. Door prizes given at 1:45pm and 2:45pm. Featuring moon bounces, face painting, carnival games, and door prizes. Sponsored by the Jubilee Christian Center and Brincolin Moonbounce.

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Fairfax County NAACP: Trip to Lancaster, PA to see "Moses"

Apr 19, Sight and Sound Theatre

Address: 300 Hartmen Bridge Road, Strasburg, PA
Times: Departure time is 9:00 am from Springfield and Fair Oaks Malls
Contact: Fairfax County NAACP
Phone: (703) 591-4488
Admission: $140/adults; $100/13-18 years old; $85/12 and under
Travel with us on Sat., April 19, 2014 as we head to PA to see the show "Moses." We will depart at 9:00 am and pick up passengers from Fair Oaks Mall and Springfield Mall. Tickets: $140/pp (adults); $100/pp (13-18); $85/pp (12 and under) Ticket price includes transportation, shopping, lunch, snacks on the bus, and the show. There are three ways to pay and payment plans are available. Show information: The parting of the Red Sea...the Burning Bush...the Plagues...the Ten Commandments...finally...the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on the Sight & Sound stage in Lancaster County, PA - Moses! Journey back through time and relive the golden splendor and pride of ancient Egypt, the poverty and oppression of the Hebrew slaves and the humble, broken man that God raised up to become their deliverer. Not only will you be completely immersed in the spectacular, epic events of the story, but you will experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. This incredible adventure is like none other for this is when God breaks into history and reveals who He is and that He has come to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free!

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Gardening Days

Apr 19 - May 18, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am - 6pm
Admission: Free

 

Garden like the General! Gardening Days, Mount Vernon's annual outdoor garden and gift sale, offers a wide array of garden-themed merchandise including tools, gifts, and decorations. Visitors can purchase packets of historic seeds collected from the Mount Vernon gardens and boxwood plants propagated from Mount Vernon plantings. Select heirloom vegetables including 27 varieties of tomatoes are also available!

The Gardening Days tent sale is located just outside the main gift shop in the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. No admission is required to shop.

 

 


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Herndon Centennial Golf Course Tee It Forward Tournament

Apr 19, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Mason Neck State Park Eagle Festival

Apr 19, Mason Neck State Park

Address: 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, VA
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Mason Neck State Park office
Phone: (703) 339-2385
Admission: Free
What do Eagles, sea urchins, ponies, and music have in common? The 2014 Eagle Fest at Mason Neck State Park! Please come join us for a free day of fun April 19th from 10 – 4p.m. It all about eagles and a day of fun for the entire family. Many of your favorite attractions are returning including live animal shows from Reptiles Alive! and The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. “Under the Sea” will have an exhibit of what kind of creatures live under the sea! Music by the Anthony James Band and food provided by the Mason Neck Loins Club. We will have hayrides and pony rides as well. Local and national environmental and nature organizations will have booths with activities for kids and adults. Participants include; The Friends of Mason Neck State Park, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, the Northern Virginia Park Authority-Pohick Bay, Dunstan Hall Plantation, The admission to the park and event are free! For more information on the festival, please contact the park office at Phone: (703) 339-2385 Email Address: masonneck@dcr.virginia.gov. Mason Neck State Park is located in Fairfax County Virginia just 20 minutes outside of the Washington D.C. area.

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Our American Girl Day at Mount Vernon

Apr 19, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: SOLD OUT

Bring your favorite doll for a special youth tour of the estate with Mount Vernon's own American girl, "Nelly Custis." Enjoy refreshments with "Lady Washington" and try a colonial craft.


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South Run RECenter Eggstravaganza

Apr 19, South Run RECenter

Address: 7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA
Times: 9:30am-10:30am ; 11am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 866-0566
Admission: $10/child
Get your picture with the Easter bunny and enjoy an egg hunt, field games, face painting, and arts and crafts at South Run RECenter. There are two egg hunts for children ages one to eight: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. until noon. Space is limited, so register early! There is no walk-in registration the day of the event, as this usually sells out in advance. Bring your own basket. Sign up at the South Run RECenter front desk. The event will be held rain or shine - inside the Field House if needed. The cost is $10 per child. Call 703-324-866-0566 for information.

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Southview Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 19, Southview Community Church

Address: 2620 Reston Parkway, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am - 11am
Admission: Free
Southview's annual community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 19, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. We'll start the Egg Hunt in the worship center with a time of celebration and the story of Easter with an experience designed for the entire family. The fun continues with an egg hunt! Younger kids will enjoy a traditional egg hunt while older kids (3rd-6th grade) will play fun games to earn their eggs. Friends and family are welcome.

There are plenty of opportunities to help with this event.

Bring filled eggs with wrapped candy and place them in the bin located in the main entrance. Please indicate whether the candy is for preschoolers (softer candy such as Hershey kisses) or for older kids by placing in the appropriate bin. Bags of empty eggs can be picked up in the downstairs lobby.


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Spring Blossom Garden Tour

Apr 19, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10-11:30am
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $12/person
Master gardener docents lead you through the gardens, highlighting cherry trees and other early spring bloomers. Hear stories of these harbingers of spring and learn how they grow. Afterwards, in honor of the cherry blossoms, enjoy Japanese tea and sweets in the Historic House. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register on-line with Code: 290 289 4401 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

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SUMC Spring Festival

Apr 19, Springfield United Methodist Church

Address: Corner of Spring Road and Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Va
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Admission: Free
Join SUMC for our Annual Community Spring Festival! The Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 1:00 PM! Don't arrive late. Games, crafts, bouncy fun, and more! Free fun for the whole family. Bring your neighbors and meet your church on the corner at Spring Road and Old Kene Mill Road.

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The Dreamscapes Project with ilyAIMY, Crooked Crow, Cassandra Syndrome, and SuperBob

Apr 19, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15 advance, $20 day of

After nearly two decades together rocking the DC scene, The State Theatre, bitter-sweetly, hosts The Dreamscapes Project final farewell show April 19. 18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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On-Going Events

Falls Church Farmers Market

Apr 12, City Hall Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA
Times: April-December, 8am-12pm; January-March, 9am-12pm
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Admission: FREE
Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Metro accessible from the East and West Falls Church Metro stations, Falls Church City's Farmers Market boasts over 50 vendors during peak season and 40 during the winter months. Unique to the Falls Church Market is the monthly Chef Series, which brings chefs from area restaurants in to develop recipes and share tastes using local, seasonal food.

The market strives to support local farmers while also helping protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands.


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Great Falls Community Farmers Market

Apr 19, Great Falls Farmers Market

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 750 Walker Road (next to Wells Fargo Bank), Great Falls, VA
Times: 9am to 1pm
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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