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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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Yoga in the Park

Apr 10, Mosaic District - Strawberry Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: Thursday, 7pm; Sunday, 9am
Admission: Free
Free community Vinyasa flow yoga outside in Strawberry Park taught by Spark Yoga.

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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Sep 27 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10am-6pm (5pm in November)
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Northern Virginia's largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor's Choice: Cox Farms is "the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia." Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award 'Family Friendly Event'. We are celebrating more than 40 years of business for Cox Farms - join the fun and new additions! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. 

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Kingstowne Striders Weeknight Run

Sep 30 - Oct 30, Tuesday Landsdowne / Thursday Kingstowne

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
Address: 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria, VA
Times: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Amelia Baldree
Phone: (202) 288-6221
Admission: Free with membership (Annual single membership just $20 and family membership is $35)
Kingstowne Striders hosts four weekly runs: two weekend runs and two weeknight runs. Tuesday runs start at Honest Soul Yoga (6470 Landsdowne Centre) at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday runs start on the plaza across from the Kingstowne Regal Cinema (5910 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315) at 6:30 p.m. We will have distances of approximately 3 and 5 miles. As the sun sets earlier please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

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Pumpkin Patch

Oct 11 - Oct 31, St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church

Recurring daily
Address: 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, VA
Contact: spwmain@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 503-9210
Admission: Free
For Fall Fun Join Us – St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church All our Welcome! Pumpkin Patch Sales October 11th – 31st Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes available for purchase St. Peter's in the Woods is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of proceeds will benefit community outreach. Our pumpkins sales support the a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (Corner of Burke Center Parkway and Route 123)

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"Sylvia"

Oct 23 - Nov 16, NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA
Times: Varies
Phone: (703) 481-5930
Admission: $28+

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Doug Wilder

From A.R. Gurney, one of America's greatest living playwrights comes a "howlingly funny" comedy about the joys and woes of owning a dog. Greg and Kate are happily married, comfortably middle class and blissfully empty nesting. That is, until Greg meets a stray mutt, by the name of Sylvia in the park and brings her home. Tempers quickly flare and sacred bonds are soon tested between man and wife, master and pet, pillow and stuffing.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 


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Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

Oct 24 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Evenings
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Varies
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed. Can you survive the Horde? Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail. Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/haunted-trail-workhouse

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Jim Brickman

Oct 29 - Oct 30, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Recurring daily
Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 8:00 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35-$40
Soothing, piano-driven melodies by inspiring singer/songwriter and celebrated radio show host who has collaborated with Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Donny Osmond, among others.

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Westfield High Haunted House and Carnival

Oct 29 - Oct 30, Westfield High School

Recurring daily
Address: 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 488-6439
Admission: $3 - $5
A carnival featuring kids activities and a traditional scary haunted house for older guests. The Westfield High students create this for the local community. Concessions available.

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Bedtime Stories: Halloween Fun!

Oct 30, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join us for bedtime stories, songs and activities about Halloween. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade. Age 3-6 with adult.

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BOOtique at Mosaic

Oct 30, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Courtney Quinn
Phone: (212) 759-2800
Join Mosaic for a fun-filled Thursday night of trick-or-treat, scary good cocktails and shopping. Costumes encouraged!

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Halloween Parade!

Oct 30, Centreville Regional Library

Address: 14200 St. Germain Dr, Centreville, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 830-2233
Come enjoy Halloween themed stories and activities. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume parade following the program. Ages 2-5 with adult.

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Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 30, Cafe Rio

Address: 13057 Lee J Mem Hwy, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am -10pm
Phone: (703) 774-1400
Trick or Treat this Year @Cafe Rio All kids who stop in to any Virginia Area or Maryland area restaurant on Thrusday October 30th or Friday October 31st wearing their Halloween Costume will receive a FREE KIDS meal!! For a complete list of Cafe Rio restaurants please visit: Caferio.com **Limit one free meal per costumed kid,per day. Kids must be under 12 yrs**

Meet The Artists: Klasinc & Loncar Duo

Oct 30, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: FREE
Klasinc & Loncar Duo Natasa Klasinc and Miroslav Loncar are classical guitarists who have performed throughout Europe and the United States.

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Meow-loween at Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Oct 30 - Nov 1, Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA
Times: Thursday & Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (703) 830-1100
Admission: See website.

The annual Adoptathon is BACK! Half off pet adoptions and other special seasonal activities at the shelter. Adoption fees half price for cats, dogs and small animals; adopt an orange and/or black cat and receive a goodie bag. 


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Night of the Living Zoo

Oct 30, National Zoo

Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Admission: $20 FONZ members, $30 non-members, $55 VIP

Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo's annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it's a wicked night of fun that you won't want to miss.


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Stroke Comeback Center's 10 Year Anniversary Gala - "The Art of Communicating"

Oct 30, USA Today Building

Address: 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA
Times: 6:00pm Reception only 7:30pm Dinner
Contact: Darlene Williamson
Phone: (703) 255-5221
Admission: $75 Reception only; $175 ReceptionDinner
Prepare to be amazed as nationally touring speed painter Tim Decker whips up masterpieces in minutes. This is more than a show, it is an experience as he blends music, humor, and audience interaction all while creating giant portraits of legendary icons within minutes. He has appeared on TV dozens of times and his work and performances have been seen by some of the biggest celebrities and companies in the country. Be ready to laugh and cry as you listen to the heartwarming comeback stories of resilience.

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The "Innovations in Transportation" Summit

Oct 30, Hampton Inn and Suites

Address: 5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
Times: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Contact: info@sfdc.org
Phone: (703) 360-5008
Admission: Free! Please RSVP to info@sfdc.org
The Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation is pleased to announce its Innovations in Transportation Summit! What’s happening in other parts of the country and the world? Three expert speakers will report on the newest, latest trends in transportation and review case studies. They will also discuss the feasibility of adopting these innovative approaches locally. This event is free, open to the public, and will include a light breakfast. (Donations are always gratefully accepted)

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On-Going Events

Thursday Mornings with The Great Zucchini

Oct 17, Jammin Java

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $5
The Great Zucchini, Washington's funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! Experience the excitement of the children when they get to learn a magic trick at the end of show! For over 12 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children as a magician and preschool teacher. He performs his hands-on, interactive magic shows to more that 250 groups a year. His experience, coupled with his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel comfortable and ready to laugh. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini's show keeps children on the edge of their seats. Watch your kids' faces light up as they see things disappear and reappear. Watch how animated and excited the children get when they yell "Wake up Zucchini," when he accidentally falls asleep during the show or when he turns tissue paper into colorful rainbow streamers, or when his puppet, Ruffles the Rabbit, keeps coming out of the hat without The Great Zucchini noticing. This is "eye candy" magic comedy at its best. Have your cameras ready. You'll get some terrific pictures of the kids laughing the entire 40-minute show.


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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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Annandale Farmers Market

May 1 - Nov 6, Mason District Park

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
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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Fairfax Farmers Market

May 1 - Oct 30, Fairfax County Government Center

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 3pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 642-0128
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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Herndon Farmers’ Market

May 1 - Nov 13, Historic Downtown Herndon

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 8am-12:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7380
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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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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Sushi Thursdays

Jul 10, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Thursday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Watch as our expert guest Sushi Chef creates savory maki, sashimi and specialty rolls for guests delight. Enjoy drink specials and the luxury of creating your own sushi experience that will leave guests asking for more!


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Historical Site & Wine Tasting Tour

Aug 7, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: M-F, 11:30am & 1pm; Sat & Sun, 11am, 12pm, & 2pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $25 for 40-minute tour & 9-wine tasting
The Winery at Bull Run is now offering a historical site tour and tasting 7-days a week. TWABR's roots are woven throughout monumental times in the Civil War and other parts of American history. Enjoy a full 9-wine tasting while exploring the remarkable Hillwood Ruins & our vivacious vineyard along with the stunning surrounding battlegrounds & vistas seen from the property. Get hands on with some of the recovered battleground relics and enjoy a true taste of our history... & of course our award winning wines!

 


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TrummerFest!

Sep 16 - Oct 30, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Our popular Austrian Oktoberfest pop up restaurant returns on Tuesday and will be open until October 30th! Join us for authentic Austrian dishes from Stefan Trummer's childhood in collaboration with chef Austin Fausett's experience cooking in Vienna, Austria. The menu features the ever popular Wiener Schnitzel served with Austrian potato salad and lingonberry jam
as well as a traditional Tafelspitz which is boiled beef served with spinach and apple horseradish cream and is known as the "National Dish of Austria". Reservations are recommended as we cannot guarantee a table without a reservation.

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5:30pm - 9pm.


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Halloween Music & Light Show

Oct 1 - Oct 31, Creepy Nights on Calamo

Recurring daily
Address: 7104 Calamo Street, Springfield, Virginia
Times: Sunset through 9:30pm (weeknights); through 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: Hauntmasters Chris or Catherine
Phone: (202) 744-8276
Admission: FREE, but any canned or non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted to support the food bank for local charity E.C.H.O.
For 2014:

Nightly during October - Back by popular demand - the Halloween Music & Light Show! Details on the light show here. Listen to the speakers out front or on your car radio on FM 91.1.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Friday October 31 7:00-10PM.

 

We're located on Calamo Street in Springfield Virginia; just south of DC and about a mile from the 395/495/95 "mixing bowl".


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"Side-by-Side in Europe: Two Artists, Two Views, One Subject" by Jerry Lewis & Mohsen Alashmoni

Oct 14 - Oct 31, Hunters Woods Exhibit

Recurring daily
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 9am-9pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Two artists, one from Reston and the other from Egypt, will approach the same subject from viewpoints influenced by different religions, culture, and nationalities.

Annual ArtReston Regional Fine Art Exhibit

Oct 14 - Nov 3, Jo Ann Rose Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA
Times: 9am-9pm
An exhibit of two-dimensional paintings and mixed media art from members of the League of Reston Artists.

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Fine Art Mosaics Exhibit: Anita Bucsay Damron

Oct 14 - Oct 31, Reston Corner One

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 120001 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA
Times: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Saturday, 8am-12pm
Beautiful glass mosaics are inspired by the tapestries of Gurut and Rajasthani India, and created with Italian glass, Czech and Austrian crystals, 24k gold and more.

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4th Annual La Sandia "Mole" Festival

Oct 15 - Nov 30, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen

Recurring daily
Address: 7852L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
Join us as we celebrate everything Mole. Offering bold sauces with rich, complex flavor profiles, this festival will soon be your new favorite. 

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Great Pumpkin Gathering

Oct 16 - Nov 1, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Follow up a visit to Tysons Harvest Festival with this inspired display. Artisan pumpkin carvers showcase a dazzling display of pumpkin art beyond your wildest imagining. Humorous, beautiful, terrifying, and just plain terrific, the dozens of different faces you'll see are sure to spark your creativity. Your kids are going to love these. Look out, Charlie Brown. These are some truly great pumpkins. Displays change daily. From Oct. 16-Nov. 1, 6 pm to 10 pm.

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Bach to Rock: Try a Rock N Roll class on Us!

Oct 20 - Oct 30, Bach to Rock

Recurring weekly on Monday, Thursday
Address: 1440 Emerson Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Contact: Nayan Bhula
Phone: (571) 830-6460
Bach to Rock in McLean is offering free drop in classes for Rock n Roll! Try out one class for free on us! Rock n Roll is a fun, high energy and stimulating music and movement class for caregivers and children aged 6 months through 3 years old. The class consists of four 10 week units, each with its own age appropriate theme and musical selection. Experience the developmental benefits of music through singing, dancing, exploring age appropriate instruments and more! Each class contains a variety of music and movement-based activities. Valid to new customers only at our McLean location only. For more information or questions please call 571-830-6460 or email McLean@b2rmusic.com.

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