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Calendar

One-Day Events

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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National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon

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

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

This one-hour walking tour goes behind-the-scenes to areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place and explores how these locations were used during George Washington's time.

 


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Sightseeing Water Tour at Mount Vernon

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

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $10 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

 


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"Flights of Fancy" - Stories for Children

Mar 11 - Dec 18, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11:00am
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. Afterwards, visitors ages two through eight-years-old will take part in a hands-on activity. Story time will take place at 11:00 am and 11:30 am. Location changes depending on the book to provide the proper atmosphere for each story-telling experience, so ask at the Welcome Center for the day's Flights of Fancy location.


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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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Stories from Strawberry Park

Apr 8, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 10am
Admission: Free
Enjoy a live interactive performance each week taught by a group of unique storytellers. For ages 10 and under.

Held outside in Strawberry Park. In inclement weather story time will be held in Angelika Film Center.


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Seafood Shack at Trummer's on Main

Jun 3 - Aug 7, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623

It's time to say goodbye to Burger Bar and say hello to summer, salt and sea with the new Trummer's Seafood Shack, popping up in our Gallery Room from June 3rd to August 7th!  

Our third floor is transforming into a casual seaside shack just in time for Summer! The restaurant will feature chef Austin's take on some popular dishes such as:

- Chicken Fried Oysters with Andouille Sausage Gravy

- Rock Shrimp Po'Boy with Fries

- Lobster Roll with Diablo Sauce

- Port City Pils Battered Codfish with Malt Vinegar Chips

The drink menu includes "Buckets o' Beer" to share, a

Seaside Margarita featuring a sea salt finishing spray and light crisp wines by the glass. 


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Heart

Jul 29, Wolf Trap – The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $35-$60
Power ballads and melodic hard rock—including “Barracuda” and “Alone”—from ultimate “Magic” women who’ve released 20 unforgettable Top 40 singles

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Krug Wine Dinner

Jul 29, Bazin's on Church

Address: 111 Church St, NW, Vienna, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 255-7212
Admission: $150/person
Join Bazin's on July 29th, 2014 for an evening of decadent food and unparalleled Champagnes from the highest rated House of Champagne for over nineteen consecutive years - The House of Krug.

The House of Krug illustrates the amazing adventure of a visionary, Joseph Krug, a determined man with an uncompromising philosophy, who understood that the essence of Champagne is pleasure itself. He wanted to offer his clients the ultimate pleasure experience in Champagne every year, regardless of the annual changes in climate. Joseph Krug founded the first and only House with Champagnes that are all of equal, undisputed quality and distinction.


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Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

Jul 29 - Jul 30, Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30 am
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $10
Fusing the rhythms of hip-hop, funk, reggae, and rock with family-friendly lyrics, this cool group creates rock-star level excitement. Families "are going to absolutely adore the beats and rhymes and very palpable sense of love that pervades these dance tunes" (Zooglobble).

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Taylor Berrett + Tiffany Thompson + Angel Snow

Jul 29, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$15
Taylor Berrett is a breakout, innovative singer/ songwriter signed to the production team of Sturken and Rogers (responsible for signing and developing global superstar, Rhianna.) Sturken and Rogers sent Taylor's music to iconic songwriter Kara DioGuardi who quickly recruited Taylor to her publishing company and presented Taylor to Warner Brothers Records Chairman and super-producer, Rob Cavallo. He immediately signed Taylor to Warner Brothers--home of Taylor's favorite artist, Paul Simon. Currently in the studio recording his debut album with superstar producers such as Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction) and Eg White (Adele, James Blunt) among others, Taylor's music ranges across a music spectrum, from acoustic guitar to catchy pop hits.

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Taylor Berrett + Tiffany Thompson + Angel Snow

Jul 29, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java - Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$15
Taylor Berrett is a breakout, innovative singer/ songwriter signed to the production team of Sturken and Rogers (responsible for signing and developing global superstar, Rhianna.)

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On-Going Events

Garden and Landscape Tours

Apr 1 - Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, 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, 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.

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George and Martha Washington.

 

 


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Tour George Washington's Library

Jul 2, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring daily
Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - Check website for specific available dates.
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

This one-hour guided tour takes visitors through the main floor of the Fred W. Smith National Library. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.


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Signs of Summer: Painters and Photographers

Jul 12 - Oct 11, League of Reston Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 10780 Parkridge Blvd (Parkridge 5), Reston, VA

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) invites artists and photographers to enter works for the "Signs of Summer" exhibit. The show runs from July 12 through October 11 and will include original painting, mixed media, two-dimensional hangable art, and photography. The exhibition will be at the Parkridge 5 Building, 10780 Parkridge Blvd., Reston, VA 20191.


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WGMU Summer Radio Camp

Jul 21 - Aug 1, George Mason University

Recurring every week day
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
WGMU, George Mason University's radio station hosts a summer camp every year designed for students in grades 6-12 to experience hands on training in a professional radio environment. Students will: -get a chance to be a deejay and play music over WGMU, broadcasting around the world from our web site! -learn from broadcast professionals how radio works! -learn how to write and produce a commercial and newscast. -attend a field trip to an area radio station to give students a "behind the scenes" look at radio. · Dates and times: July 21-25 and July 28-August 1, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. Cost: $280 For more information or to enroll, call Rodger Smith at (703) 993-2874

Jeopar-Tea Trivia

Jul 29, Mosaic District - Capital Teas

Address: 2910 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

Join us for trivia night at Capital Teas! Sign up at Facebook.com/CapitalTeas


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