Nature and America's Holiday
Here’s this week’s list of fun-filled events for the family.
Celebrate independence with a week of nature discovery, museum artifacts and a night off.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
• WILD TAILS WITH WILDLIFE AMBASSADORS
Where/When: Ashburn Library on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. and Cascades Library on Monday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: Learn how animals use their tales – from communication and climbing to protection and even child-rearing. Animal guests may include foxes, opossums, chinchillas, porcupines and others.
Pricing: Free. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the program.
• FROGSHACKLE OPEN HOUSE
Where/When: Frogshackle Nature Center at Claude Moore Park in Sterling on Wednesday, June 29, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Why Go: Bring kids of all ages to discover a treasure trove of nature’s objects.
• FIRST SATURDAY AT THE MUSEUM
Where/When: Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon
Why Go: Visit the Heritage Farm Museum for the debut of the “First Saturday at the Museum” event. In honor of Independence Day, a special temporary exhibit will feature World War II documents, and families will enjoy storytime with a flag-themed craft.
Pricing: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children $3, Kids under 2 are free.
• PARENTS’ SURVIVAL NIGHT
Where/When: The Little Gym in Ashburn on Saturday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Take a break while your kids have their own fun. Drop off your 3- to 12-year-old for an Independence Day-themed evening of physical activities, music and fun.
Pricing: $22 for members, $27 for non-members
• TINY TOTS MINI CAMP
Where/When: Jumping Jack Sports in Ashburn, Tuesday - Thursday, July 5-8, from 9 a.m. to noon
Why Go: Register your 3- to 6-year-olds now for Tiny Tots summer camp. This camp is designed to establish a foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle through games, sports and age-appropriate activities.
Pricing: $110 for the week, $30 daily, 10 percent discount for siblings.