Safe and Fun Stuff to do with the Family: May 13-15
Spring Jam Fest with P.O.D.
The movement kicks off Saturday, May 14, at Bull Run Park – Special Events Center at 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville Virginia from 11am to 10pm! Doors open at 10:30am for General Admission. We have tried hard to put together the best possible lineup to complete our goal of outreaching through music, especially to youth and young adults, while keeping tickets at just $12 and $15! Top National and Local Bands, Games, Activities, Vendors, and an 11 hour party that everyone will enjoy.
Taste of Arlington
The restaurant bubble in Arlington these days translates into more choices than ever at this annual foodie street fair; among the restaurants serving up bites are Bayou Bakery, Rustico and Willow. Tickets include eight “tastes” (food can be purchased for one taste; beer and wine equal two tastes).Ballston Common Mall 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA | 703-528-3527
Herndon Junior Golf Clinic
Annual Herndon Centennial Junior Golf Clinic. Open to kids age 7 – 16. Clubs provided, or kids may bring their own. Registration required. Town of Herndon Centennial Golf Course 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA Admission: FREE
Korean Bell Garden Grand Opening 11am Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
This is a special event to celebrate the installation of a 3 ton bell that is the centerpiece of the Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark. It is the only Korean Bell Garden in the Western Hemisphere and the only Korean bell pavilion on the east coast. The event on the 14th will include free Korean food, free Korean/English cook books for the first 200, as well special traditional Korean artists flown in by the Korean government just for this occasion. 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA
History Comes Alive at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House
Celebrate the rich history and diverse culture of the Frying Pan Spring Meeting House, one of the oldest, racially-integrated churches in Virginia. Constructed in 1791, the simple white building located at Frying Pan Farm Park housed an integrated congregation, sheltered wounded Civil War soldiers and survived 200 years of community growth and change. The Victorian Society of Falls Church, dressed in period attire, will make history come alive with song and stories of the Civil War activity that took place at the Meeting House. Archaeologists will also be on hand to share historical artifacts found on the site and highlight cemetery restoration plans. Hear stories of the white and black 19th century parishioners who worshiped there and are buried on the church grounds. Enjoy light refreshments in the church yard, just as the orginial parishioners once did.Phone: (703) 437-9101 Times: 1pm-4pm Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA Admission: $5
Yoga on the National Mall
The big draw of Sunday’s afternoon of movement on the Mall will be a class at 3:30 led by California-based Shiva Rea, who is well-known among practitioners as the queen of the popular prana flow style of yoga. There will also be partner classes and demonstrations of acro-yoga, which, as the name suggests, is a gravity-defying blend of yoga and acrobatics.
Swashbuckling reenactors will explain what life was like for an 18th Century pirate. The event includes children’s activities, live music, a children’s pirate costume contest and a treasure hunt.
Darnall’s Chance House Museum | 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD | 301-952-8010
Kiddy Hop Swing Dance
Kids are invited to a family-friendly swing dance | Glen Echo Park | 7300 MacArthur Blvd | Glen Echo, MD | 301-634-2222
Butterfly Exhibit at Brookside Gardens.
Learn about the life cycle of butterflies, and be surrounded by hundreds of North American, Costa Rican and Asian butterflies flying freely inside the conservatory. Learn more about how to attract butterflies to your backyard. Brookside Gardens, Wheaton. Sunday, May 08, 2011, 10:00am – 4:00pm10 a.m.-4 p.m. All ages. $6 adults, $4 ages 3-12, under 2 years free. No strollers. montgomeryparks.org/brookside