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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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Fairfax County: National Cherry Blossom Festival Central

Mar 20 - Apr 13, Fairfax County Visitors Center (Tysons Corner Center, Nordstrom wing)

Recurring daily
Address: 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA
Times: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
Phone: (703) 752-9500
Admission: Free
The official Fairfax County Capital Region Visitor Center in Tysons Corner Center (on 2nd level outside Nordstrom) is "Festival Central" in Fairfax County. The public is invited to stop in for free gifts, Festival schedules and information on activities throughout the region. The visitor center will also host a special event on April 5th from 12pm to 2pm with craft demonstrations and more!

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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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National Cherry Blossom Festival Exhibit

Mar 28 - Apr 13, Tysons Corner Center (Macy's Court)

Recurring daily
Address: 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 847-7300
Tysons Corner Center is proud to be a new addition to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in 2014. From March 20th through April 13th, Tysons Corner Center will feature an explosion of culture dedicated to traditional Japanese and urban art forms; honoring the celebration of the beauty and culture that is the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Located in Macy's Court at Tysons Corner Center, Cherry Blossoms will come alive and surround the spectacular works of art by Voyo Woo in her paper cutting exhibit entitled ‘Blossoming Paper'. Tysons Corner Center will be in full bloom as we create new traditions in tandem with a century-old, cultural staple in the Washington, D.C. area.

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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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Ben Lomond Civil War Encampment

Apr 11 - Apr 13, Ben Lomond Historic Site

Recurring daily
Address: 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: (703) 367-7872
Admission: $5 per person; children six and under FREE

Join living historians as they interpret the life of Confederate soldiers from 3rd Regiment ANV. This event will allow visitors a unique glimpse into a camp setting where they can watch soldiers, conduct picket duty, drill, and learn the school of the soldier.


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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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Spring Garden Market

Apr 11 - Apr 12, River Farm

Recurring daily
Address: 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, Va
Times: Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm
Contact: American Horticultural Society
Phone: (703) 768-5700
Admission: $5; AHS Members free
Vendors from across the Mid-Atlantic region will offer a large selection of edible and flowering plants, along with garden art, tools, and other accessories. Other highlights of the market include a Small Standard Flower Show hosted by the National Capital Area’s District II Garden Clubs, and an exhibit of garden-themed paintings by local artists, both on display in River Farm’s Estate House. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions, and fresh food and drinks will be available from Doug the Food Dude’s gourmet food truck. AHS Members Preview Sale on 4/10 3 pm - 7 pm.

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2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center

Apr 12, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079, showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community. Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girls' night out, as well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/2nd-saturday-art-walk-17

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3rd Annual TEDx Event

Apr 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Times: 10:15am - 4pm
Admission: Adults, $20; Students, $15
TEDxGeorgeMasonU has showcased Mason Professors on the international TED stage since 2012. Presenters give short, 18 minute, TED-style talks about their research, creative ideas, and stories. These events hope to spread awareness of the great work happening at George Mason University, as well as bring in the community and allow students & faculty to interact with their local area's movers & shakers. Speakers from the local community will be featured for the first time at this year's event. Further event information will be posted on www.TEDxGeorgeMasonU.com as the event approaches.

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Apr 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $48, $40 and $24
Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis returns to Fairfax with his acclaimed quartet for an evening of unsurpassed jazz music. An Evening with Branford Marsalis comes to George Mason University's Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 p.m. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center's Grand Tier III and is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts.

Performing with his tightly-knit quartet of musicians - longtime members Joey Calderazzo on piano and Eric Revis on bass, with rising star Justin Faulkner on drums - Branford Marsalis offers up an impressive collection of original compositions, as well as modern and classic jazz standards.


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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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Aqua Egg Hunt

Apr 12, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 1:30-3:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $10
Join us for our Aqua Egg Hunt where children will collect as many floating and sinking eggs as possible in the time allowed. Everyone will receive a prize. A special prize will be awarded to whomever collects the most eggs in each group. Please be aware of the group selected when registering and arrive early to sign in and receive your mesh bag. After your hunt, stay for an open swim. Swim attire is required. No mesh shorts are allowed in the pool. Children 6 years & under must be accompanied by a parent in the water. This event is popular, so it is highly recommended that you preregister. Each group is limited to 30 children. $10 fee includes one parent and one child.

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Arts N Crafts Fair

Apr 12, The nZone

Address: 14550 Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA
Times: 9am - 3pm
Admission: Please bring can of food or other non-perishable item.
This is the 2nd Annual Arts N Crafts Fair which will be held indoors at the nZone in Chantilly. This year, FitFest is happening at the same time, so come and shop and check out FitFest too! Lots going on. There will be concessions and a kids area. All proceeds from registration fees go to support Passion for Community, which helps out local families in need. Please bring a canned good as your admission fee to help stock our church's pantry. :)

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Bear Hunt Productions presents "We're going on a Bear Hunt"

Apr 12, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15
Ages 4+. Michael Rosen's award-winning book "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure - plus a few special surprises!

 


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Bluebells at the Bend Festival

Apr 12, Riverbend Park

Address: 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA
Times: 10am - 2pm
Phone: (703) 759-9018
Admission: $5/person
Join us on April 12, 2014 as we celebrate an annual rite of spring at Riverbend Park, the return of Virginia bluebells. The second annual Bluebells at the Bend Festival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. features live music, wildflower walks, live animals, face painting, wagon rides, and other family-friendly activities. Admission is $5 per person.

Hear singer-songwriter Andrew McKnight perform his award-winning folk and Americana music. Take a tour of Riverbend's authentic longhouse, a traditional eastern Native American dwelling. See demonstrations on how Native Americans used spring plants. Park naturalist Jim Dewing will lead live hawk and owl demonstrations. Kids will enjoy a moon bounce and puppet shows, and everyone will enjoy walking among the bluebells and wagon rides. The sight of the forest floor covered in purplish-blue blossoms is one you won't forget!

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia Virginica) is a species of wildflower named after German botanist Franz Karl Mertens (1764-1831). The species name refers to Virginia, where the plant was first identified. Bluebells thrive in rich floodplain soils that are replenished each year by floods, such as the banks of the Potomac River at Riverbend Park. For more information, call Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018.


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Bull Run Bluebell Walk

Apr 12, Bull Run Regional Park

Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: 2pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 528-5406
Admission: Free
A spectacular show of bluebells, spring beauties and other spring wildflowers along a 1 ½ mile path! Join us for this 30+ year tradition. This year the walk will be self-guided with naturalists stationed along the trail to identify wildflowers, trees, wildlife signs, and much more! Start your walk anytime between 2pm-3:30pm. Meet at the Atlantis Waterpark parking lot. All ages. No reservations required. Call the nature center or Bull Run Regional Park directly at 703-631-0550 for more info.)

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Clifton Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12, Town of Clifton

Address: Main Street, Clifton, VA

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Town of Clifton.


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Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Apr 12 - Apr 13, Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Recurring daily
Address: 7701 Royce St., Annandale, VA
Times: 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm - both days
Phone: (703) 222-4664
Admission: $7/child
Enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting dinoland in Nature Playce. Make a dino craft. Cancelled in case of rain.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 22033
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $5/child
(Children 2-7 yrs.) Bring your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Participate in an egg roll, visit baby animals and make an Easter craft. Egg hunts at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. Reservations required. $5/child, adults free. Wagon rides available, $5/person. Rain date 4/13.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 12, Franconia United Methodist Church

Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM noon
Contact: Ese
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, invites you and your children (2 years old - 6th graders) to our free Easter Egg Hunt and Bake Sale on April 12, 9 am to Noon. We are located at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us at 703 971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org, and http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Colvin Run Mill

Apr 12, Colvin Run Mill

Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22033
Times: 10am - 12:30pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $6/child
Children ages 2-9, hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures on the grounds of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Separate hunts by age group. Before the hunt, make egg-cellent crafts to take home. Bring your own basket; program will be held rain or shine.

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Eggnormous Egg Hunt

Apr 12, Brown's Chapel Park

Address: 11300 Baron Cameron Ave, Reston, VA
Times: 10am - 11:30am
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Admission: Free
Come enjoy a great community tradition, the Eggnormous Egg Hunt, at beautiful Brown's Chapel Park. Carnival games, entertainment, moon bounces, prizes and a strolling magician will be featured along with our ever-popular egg hunt.

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Family Easter Festival and Egg Hunt

Apr 12, Floris United Methodist Church

Address: 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 2-4pm
Phone: (703) 793-0026
Admission: Free
Grab the kids, bring an Easter basket and head to Floris for an awesome family event! Your children will enjoy egg hunts (with various age groupings), activities, games, crafts, inflatables, food, entertainment and much more! The whole community is invited and welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there! This event will happen rain or shine! So mark your calendar, invite your friends and we'll see you at Floris! 

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Jammin w/The Smithsonian: Gustafer Yellowgold

Apr 12, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30AM
Contact: Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10
Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a unique blend of live music and moving image. The minimally animated illustrations are accompanied by illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor's catchy and original story-songs for a truly different multimedia experience that is entrancing children, teens and adults alike.Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Illustrator/songwriter/musician Morgan Taylor developed the "musical moving book" Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook.

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Japanese Taiko drum group TAO presents "Phoenix Rising"

Apr 12 - Apr 13, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $38 and $30

Japanese drum ensemble TAO has brought its explosive Taiko drumming to more than six million spectators worldwide in the last decade, and now it makes its Hylton Performing Arts Center debut when it brings its spectacular new show, "Phoenix Rising," to Manassas on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. In this electrifying new production, athletic bodies, innovative choreography and traditional Japanese drumming combine to create a mind-blowing experience that will enthrall the entire family. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, begins 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Hylton Center's Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Novant Health is the 2013-2014 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor.





 


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Jimmy's Easter Party for Kids

Apr 12, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 12:30pm - 3pm
Phone: 703-435-JIMS
Admission: $13.95
Join us Saturday, April 12th from 12:30 to 3:00pm for our 17th Annual Easter Party for Kids!

Featuring a performance by Turley the Magician!

Coloring, arts & crafts, TeGee's Dance Party and choice of Kid's Meal!

Just $13.95 per child! Space is limited. Reservations suggested. All children must bring a grownup.

Please call 703-435-JIMS.

Happy Easter & Happy Passover!


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Kids in the Kitchen Children's Health Fair

Apr 12, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Ave, Merrifield, VA
Times: 9am - 1pm
Admission: Free
The Kids in the Kitchen Children's Health Fair is an event that encourages kids to live a healthy lifestyle by providing resources for child-based exercise and nutrition education and recipes for healthy eating habits. The event will include fitness demonstrations (martial arts, hula hoop, yoga), nutritional education, and interactive booths.

 


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Masters Chip Off

Apr 12 - Apr 13, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring daily
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am - 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463

Join us for our annual "Masters Chip Off". Every year during Masters weekend, we build a small golf hole at the winery and host a closest to the pin contest. The AT&T National (Tiger Woods Tournament) sponsors the event and will provide great prizes!


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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC

Apr 12, Constitution Avenue

Address: Constitution Avenue – From 7th to 17th Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 10 AM – Noon
Phone: (877) 442-5666
Admission: Starting at $20 for Grandstand Seating. Standing along the Parade route from Constitution Avenue between 9th and 15th streets, NW is FREE and open to the public. Arrive early for the best views.
One of DC's largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW, and is televised live. Vibrant costumes and blossom-inspired décor create the look of nation's premier springtime parade. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, and performers burst down Constitution Avenue in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival.  Purchase Grandstand seats here.

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Nina Persson (of The Cardigans) "Animal Heart" Album Release + White Prism

Apr 12, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 10pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $22-$28
Nina Persson came to fame with Swedish pop group The Cardigans, known world wide for such hits as ‘Lovefool’ – the group’s first international hit single which topped the #1 Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and #1 Billboard Top 40 Mainstream charts, selling an excess of 2.5 million with overall album sales for the group exceeding 15 million world wide. Recently Nina has completed a reunion tour with The Cardigans and is looking forward to scheduling a US tour in support of her new album in 2014.

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Old Fashioned Egg Roll and Easter Fun

Apr 12, Freeman Store

Address: 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna, VA
Times: 10:30AM
Phone: (703) 938-5187
Admission: FREE
Join Historic Vienna, Inc. and Vienna Parks & Rec on Saturday, April 12 for a jointly sponsored Old Fashioned Egg Roll on the lawn of the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street, NE.  Children 12 and under and their parents can visit with the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs and enjoy a hunt and a real egg roll.  This one-hour event begins at 10:30 am and participants are strongly encouraged to arrive promptly so as not to be disappointed.  The Egg Roll is free and open to the public. 

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Once Upon A Time... Costume Ball

Apr 12, Workhouse Arts Center, McGuire Woods Gallery

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm - 10pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $40
Special Engagement Costume Ball
Proceeds to Benefit Performing Arts Programming at the Workhouse

Join us in a celebration of the Performing Arts at the Workhouse in a "Most Festive Manner" with our Fairy Tale themed Costume Ball! The evening includes music, social dancing, unique silent auction opportunities, food, laughter and special live performances by our cabaret vocalists! Admission includes entertainment, light refreshments and two beverage tokens. Tokens may also be used for voting for the "Queen" of the night! Additional tokens may be purchased on site. Costumes are not required for entry, but do we encourage all to find some fairy tale inspiration for their attire- there will be a 'door prize' or two for the most imaginative costumes! Limited admission, early reservations strongly recommended.


 


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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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Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival

Apr 12, Downtown DC

Address: 12h Street & Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 10:30am - 6pm
Phone: (202) 833-2210
Admission: $10; children under 12 are free. $8 for limited time when purchased online.

Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States, featuring food, arts and culture, merchandise, and live traditional and J-Pop performances on four stages, including martial arts demonstrations.

Attendees can buy tickets online at http://www.sakuramatsuri.org/, or pay cash at any of the entrances on the day of the festival.


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Spring Awakening: A Seasonal Burlesque Adventure

Apr 12, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $12 advance, $15 day of
Let the sultry ladies of Twisted Knickers Burlesque help you celebrate what we've all been craving....springtime. Burlesque style.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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Spring Wildflower Walk

Apr 12, Hidden Pond Park

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 10:30am - 12pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $6. Children under 10 are free.
Join naturalist Clara Ailes for a leisurely walk in the Pohick Creek stream valley to see the display of spring beauties, trout lilies, wild ginger and other early spring wildflowers. Ages 10 and under free! All Ages welcome.

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Super Science Saturdays - Astronomy

Apr 12, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 10am-3pm
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration.

Made possible by the generous support of FBR.

 


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Tasting Party: Umami Means 'Delicious'

Apr 12, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 10am-noon
Phone: (703) 941-7987
Admission: $30/person
Sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with the fifth taste that’s fundamental to Japanese cuisine. Explore the savory taste of umami, its history, health benefits, and the taste research science behind it. Sample umami-rich foods and learn how to use its attributes to enhance your cooking. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register on-line with Code: 290 285 7901 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call Historic Green Spring 703-941-7987.

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Tournaments for Turf: All Star Mini Golf Competition

Apr 12, Jefferson Falls Mini Golf Course

Address: 7900 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA
Times: 5pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 324-8759
Admission: $20
The All-Star Mini Golf Competition will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Jefferson Falls Mini Golf Course located at 7900 Lee Highway in Falls Church, Va. School-age players will compete in four age groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-3, and 14 and older. The $20 entry fee per contestant includes a food item from the Park Grill and admission to an after-party. Top scores in each age group will receive prizes. For details and online registration, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/tournamets-for-turf.

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Wine Tasting at Il Fornaio

Apr 12, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 3pm - 5pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $25
Taste samples of 10 wines and enjoy an appetizer or pizza of your choice.

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Workshop: Leaf-Stenciled Dyed Eggs

Apr 12, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Va
Times: 2pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 642-5173
Admission: $38/person
Celebrate spring by decorating eggs with botanic leaves at Green Spring Gardens from 2 to 4 p.m. Use bright dye, leaves, and stencil paint on hand blown eggs for lush, leaf-patterned eggs for home for decoration or to give as gifts.

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On-Going Events

"A Gracious Evolution" - Virginia Ballet Company and Impact Dance

Apr 11 - Apr 13, Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: Friday, 6:30pm; Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (703) 249-8227
Admission: $30 adults; $20 children, students and seniors; plus $3 ticket fee
VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY AND SCHOOL and IMPACT DANCE will present their spring program, A Gracious Evolution, on April 12-13, 2014. The program includes Firebird, Tarantella and La Sylphide, Act II excerpts. The performances are at 2PM and 7PM on Saturday, April 12, and 2PM on April 13, at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per each ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Group pricing for these 3 performances is available for groups of 10 or more for the same performance. For additional information and group rates please call 703-249-8227. A limited number of general admission tickets is available for the Working Stage Rehearsal on April 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 plus a $2 fee per each ticket and must be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org in advance. For additional information call 703 249-8227.

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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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