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Summer Fun – By Date – 2011

Here is the page most of you love!  The by-date page!  Note that I may add more to this plus I will blog about more fun things on the main blog page at http://caffeineandaprayer.com.  I include full details in every listing because you’ve told me you like to cut and paste and create your customized version of this.  Feel free to link, and share the link, I just ask that it not be cut and pasted and posted as a document elsewhere as I put a ton of work into this.

6/15/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks – The GoodLife Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/15/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – The Fabulous Shpielkes Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Klezner music. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm  

6/15/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Veronneau Free concert! Soft jazz. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

6/15/2011 12:00 AM Fairfax Corner Little Tots – John Henry England! Every other Wednesday at Fairfax Corner is all about the little tots! Bring the kids and enjoy kid-friendly programming on the Plaza Stage! A NEW act every week! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

6/16/2011 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies – Cravin’ Dogs Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Rock. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm  

6/16/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Sir Alan and the Calypso Ponzi Schemers Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Calypso. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

6/16/2011 8:00 PM Father’s Day Campfire Begin Father’s Day weekend with a hike, campfire and s’mores. Moms are invited too. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 2 years and up Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

6/17/2011 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Friday Night Live! – Burnt Sienna Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.available for purchase.The band is known for covering a wide variety of genres, such as modern and classic rock, ’80s, and dance/party tunes. It is a Dewey Beach/DC favorite. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

6/17/2011 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM Braddock Nights – The United States Army Band Blues Jazz Ensemble Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

6/17/2011 7:30 PM-8:30 PM Braddock Nights – Elvis Tribute Band, Jed Duvall Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

6/17/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Chester River Runoff Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Bluegrass. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

6/17/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Celtibillies Free concert! Celtic. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

6/17/2011 12:00 AM Taste of Reston – Taste of Reston Taste of Reston is Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival featuring delectable samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music both days, beer and wine gardens, fun and games at The Family Fun Zone, the Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-Off, and a 3 day carnival. Reston Town Center Market Street Reston, VA Ages: All Cost: Admission to Taste of Reston is free of charge, but Taste Tickets and Carnival Tickets are necessary to sample food or take a spin on your favoirte ride. Taste Tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for a sheet of 24 tickets! Each sample ranges from 1-5 ticket http://www.restontaste.com/

6/18/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Woodwind Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/18/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Rocknoceros Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/18/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO String Quartet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/18/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Ryan Buckle & Friends Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.Science you can sing to with awesome experiments. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/18/2011 – 6/19/2011 2:00 PM Camping – Mountain Wildlife Camping Trip Meet naturalist Tony Bulmer on Saturday at Big Meadows campground Visit the unique Appalachian Cove forest habitat and learn about it‘s black bears, snow shoe hairs, white tailed deer and seal salamanders among others. Big Meadows Campground, Shenandoah National Park Ages: 4 years and up Cost: $32/family. NPS entry and camping fees additional ($30). To make camping reservations go to www.recreation.gov www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

6/18/2011 6:50 PM- 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series – Against Grace Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

6/18/2011 7:30 PM- 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town – Texas Chainsaw Horns Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Blues-based rock Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

6/18/2011 8:30 PM Flicks in the Sticks – Movie: Despicable Me Bring a picnic dinner and stake out a spot on the lawn of the Broadlands of the Nature Center lawn — coolers, lawn chars and picnic blankets are allowed. Free popcorn and drinks are available. Movies begin shortly after sundown. Check website in the event of inclement weather. Cost: Free Broadlands Nature Center 21907 Claiborne Pkwy Broadlands, VA Ages: all – check moving rating Cost: Free http://www.broadlandshoa.org/node/68

6/18/2011 12:00 AM Taste of Reston – Taste of Reston Taste of Reston is Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival featuring delectable samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music both days, beer and wine gardens, fun and games at The Family Fun Zone, the Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-Off, and a 3 day carnival. Reston Town Center Market Street Reston, VA Ages: All Cost: Admission to Taste of Reston is free of charge, but Taste Tickets and Carnival Tickets are necessary to sample food or take a spin on your favoirte ride. Taste Tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for a sheet of 24 tickets! Each sample ranges from 1-5 ticket http://www.restontaste.com/

6/19/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Washington Balalaika Orchestra Free concert! Russian. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

6/19/2011 12:00 AM Father’s Day Fish-a-Rama Bring a pole and papa to our Annual Father’s Day Fishing contest. Prize for largest fish caught over the day and most fish caught during the power hour from 1:30-2:30pm. Wine tasting at Bluemont Vineyard is included with $10/adult and $8/child admission Great Country Farms 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA 20135 540-554-2073 Ages: All Cost: http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/

6/19/2011 12:00 AM Taste of Reston – Taste of Reston Taste of Reston is Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor food festival featuring delectable samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music both days, beer and wine gardens, fun and games at The Family Fun Zone, the Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-Off, and a 3 day carnival. Reston Town Center Market Street Reston, VA Ages: All Cost: Admission to Taste of Reston is free of charge, but Taste Tickets and Carnival Tickets are necessary to sample food or take a spin on your favoirte ride. Taste Tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for a sheet of 24 tickets! Each sample ranges from 1-5 ticket http://www.restontaste.com/

6/19/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Japanese Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Japanese dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

6/21/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/21/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/21/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

6/22/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the xylophone and other instruments lead children on a journey through “Percussion Around the World.” With music ranging from Mozart to Ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/22/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/22/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/22/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – The Pietasters Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Ska. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm 

6/22/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Carolyn Malachi Free concert! Jazz/Pop/R&B. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

6/22/2011 7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Explorations – Fishing at Walney Pond Join a naturalist at the pond and go fishing. Learn about our native fish and enjoy an evening of fishing. Receive tips on equipment and techniques. Beginners welcome. Bring your own fully rigged fishing poles; worms provided for bait. Ellanor Lawrence Park – Walney Pond 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 2 years and up, must register an adult with your child Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

6/23/2011 2:00 PM Kids Korner – Water Snakes Preschool children explore a different nature or history them once a month. Class is one hour long, outdoor activity and craft included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meets at Walney Visitor’s Center unless noted otherwise. MEET AT WALNEY POND. Wearing muck-friendly shoes such as rain boots advised. Learn about Northern Virginia’s water snakes and explore the edges of Walney Pond. Ellanor Lawrence Park – Walney Pond 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 3-5 years old Cost: $5 per child registered. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

6/23/2011 2:00 PM Kids Korner — Chipmunks, Bluebells, Watersnakes Preschool children explore a different nature or history them once a month. Class is one hour long, outdoor activity and craft included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meets at Walney Visitor’s Center unless noted otherwise. Preschool children learn about chipmunks, bluebells and water snakes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. An outdoor activity and craft included. No older siblings please; space is limited. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 3-5 years old Cost: $5 per child registered. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

6/23/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - The United States Navy Band Cruisers Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm

6/23/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Seldom Scene Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Bluegrass. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm 

6/24/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - 2U (U2 Tribute) + Rise & Fall Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.available for purchase.2U – The U2 Tribute Band & THE world’s second best U2 band – this is a full-time occupation for all of 2U’s band members. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

6/24/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - MAHALA Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Township Jive music. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

6/24/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Mariachi Los Amigos Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Mariachi Los Amigos, founded in 1979, is the Washington DC area’s longest existing mariachi ensemble. As its name implies, it was formed by a group of friends who shared a passion for the lively, extraverted sound of the mariachi and for the wide range of music that it plays. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

6/24/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Rick Franklin & His Delta Blues Boys Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

6/24/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Free concert! Family music. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

6/24/2011 9:30 AM Kids Korner — Chipmunks, Bluebells, Watersnakes Preschool children explore a different nature or history them once a month. Class is one hour long, outdoor activity and craft included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meets at Walney Visitor’s Center unless noted otherwise. Preschool children learn about chipmunks, bluebells and water snakes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. An outdoor activity and craft included. No older siblings please; space is limited. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 3-5 years old Cost: $5 per child registered. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

6/25/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Ryan Buckle & Friends Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.Science you can sing to with awesome experiments. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/25/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Woodwind Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/25/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Rocknoceros Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/25/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO String Quartet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

6/25/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - The Merchants of Cool Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

6/25/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - David Akers & the Epitome Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Hits from the 40s to now Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

6/26/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – National Concert Band Free concert! Big band. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

6/26/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Bolivian Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Bolivian dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – City Dance: The Dreaming Tree New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

 Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/28/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: The Tale of Desperaux (G) or Despicable Me (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/pdf/11_free_summer_movies.pdf

6/28/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Music with Milkshake New this year — 2 shows for the price of 1! Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the footbridge leading to the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. Day of show tickets—IF available—may also be purchased at the footbridge with exact change, check, or cred Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

 Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/28/2011 Sunday, August 13, 2011 12:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Theatre-in-the Woods at Wolf Trap (general description) 70 family-friendly shows late June – early August at 10 am and 11:15 am on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Amidst 117 rolling wooded acres and nestled in a shady grove, the stage is set for lively adventures in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and theate Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/28/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – City Dance: The Dreaming Tree New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

 Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Astro Boy (G) or Megamind (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

6/29/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: The Tale of Desperaux (G) or Despicable Me (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

6/29/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – Guy Mendilow Band Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). World music. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm 

6/29/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Squeeze Bayou Free concert! Cajun. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

6/29/2011 12:00 AM Fairfax Corner Little Tots – Blue Sky Puppets! Every other Wednesday at Fairfax Corner is all about the little tots! Bring the kids and enjoy kid-friendly programming on the Plaza Stage! A NEW act every week! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

6/29/2011 Theatre-in the Woods – Music with Milkshake New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

 http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/30/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – City Dance: The Dreaming Tree Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/30/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Music with Milkshake Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

6/30/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - Scythian Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Irish music. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm 

6/30/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Howard Jennings Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Rock/pop. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

7/1/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – City Dance: The Dreaming Tree Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/1/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - HyJinx Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.HYJINX is a 6 member group out of DE/MD. They rock-n- roll up and down the east coast from NYC to the Florida Keys. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

7/1/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Billy Woodward & The Senders or Hangover Royale (flyer and website have conflicting info) Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=14&mh=1

7/1/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Hangover Royale or Billy Woodward and the Senders — flyer and web site conflict — one will be at Lake Accotink and one will be at Royal Lake Park. Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Either band is rockabilly. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/1/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Cake for Dinner Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Irish – Family show. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

7/1/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Last Train Home Free concert! Country. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

7/1/2011 Theatre-in the Woods – Music with Milkshake Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/2/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – City Dance: The Dreaming Tree Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/2/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Music with Milkshake Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx 

7/2/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Ivy Rose Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/2/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - Radio King Orchestra Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Swing, Big Band, jazz Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

7/3/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Kings Park Band Free concert! Big band. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

7/3/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Nepalese Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Nepalese dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/4/2011 5K Run – Let Freedom Run 5k Start the 4th of July right – the healthy way! This family friendly 5k race is appropriate for the competitive runner as well as the beginners! Join us for a day of fun and show your patriotism! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Ant and the Grasshopper, and More! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9 AM, seating is based on first come, first served basis. Usually one G-rated and one PG-rated movie is shown in separate theaters. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/5/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Doogal (G) or Monsters vs Aliens (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/5/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/5/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/6/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - DinoRock Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.This DinoRock musical fossil fantasy opens in the bedroom of a little boy named Nelson: “I saw that scary movie about dinosaurs and now I have nightmares.” Nelson is afraid to go to sleep, but with the encouragement of the Dream Weavers (Ingrid Crepeau, Michele Valeri and Matt Holsen) he does. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Ant and the Grasshopper, and More! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Despicable Me (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/6/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Doogal (G) or Monsters vs Aliens (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/6/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/6/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – The Grandsons Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Rockabilly/swing/lounge. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm 

7/6/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Robbin Thompson Free concert! Blues. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

7/7/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Ant and the Grasshopper, and More! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/7/2011 10:30 AM 11:15:00 AM Farmer’s Market Fun Days – The Shazam Magic Show A witty, magical, interactive show that parents and kids will enjoy together! Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Performing_Arts/Farmers_Market_Fun_Days.aspx

7/7/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/7/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - The United States Army Band Blues Jazz Ensemble Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm 

7/7/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Project Natale Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Jazz. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm 

7/8/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Ant and the Grasshopper, and More! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

 7/8/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

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7/8/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - Drop Dead Sexy Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.Often imitated but never duplicated, Drop Dead Sexy has been entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast with their over-the-top stage show and their creative and extensive song repertoire. They have established themselves as THE premier party band with their plethora of stage props – Drop Dead Sexy uses anything and everything they can get their hands on to ensure that a long-lasting and memorable experience is had by all. In any particular set at a Drop Dead Sexy show, you can hear songs from Abba to Journey to Queen to Twisted Sister. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

7/8/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - The Taters Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. The Taters play eclectic roots-pop, a mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Mavericks and Nick Lowe. CD Baby describes it as “Country roots-pop, dashed with the genius songwriting of 60′s & 70′s power-pop, like a curious, accidental mix of the Mavericks, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and the Beatles”. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=16&mh=1

7/8/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Janine Wilson Band Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Roots/Rock. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/8/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Hui O Ka Pua `Ilima Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Polynesian dance. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

7/8/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Claire Lynch Free concert! Bluegrass. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

7/8/2011 8:30 PM Filene Center – NSO: – Play! A Video Game Symphony Award-winning music from Super Mario Brothers, World of Warcraft, FINAL FANTASY®, the Legend of Zelda, Halo, Battlefield 1942, and many more. Outstanding visuals on huge screens in-house and on the lawn highlight memorable moments from these blockbuster video games. Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 Ages: N/A Cost: $20 – 52 see site for details http://www.wolftrap.org/Find_Performances_and_Events/Performance/11Filene/0708show11

7/9/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO String Quartet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/9/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Ryan Buckle & Friends Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.Science you can sing to with awesome experiments. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/9/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Woodwind Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/9/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Rocknoceros Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/9/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Ant and the Grasshopper, and More! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/9/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

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7/9/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Spivey’s Corner Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/9/2011 8:25:00 PM Flicks in the Sticks – Movie: Megamind Bring a picnic dinner and stake out a spot on the lawn of the Broadlands of the Nature Center lawn — coolers, lawn chars and picnic blankets are allowed. Free popcorn and drinks are available. Movies begin shortly after sundown. Check website in the event of inclement weather. Cost: Free Broadlands Nature Center 21907 Claiborne Pkwy Broadlands, VA Ages: all – check moving rating Cost: Free http://www.broadlandshoa.org/node/68

7/10/2011 10:00 AM Reptile and Amphibian Nature Photography Join a naturalist for a nature walk to photograph reptiles and amphibians. Learn tips on camera angles in field situations. Bring a digital camera and hiking shoes. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 8 years and up Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/10/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra Free concert! Summer Pops. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

7/10/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Indonesian dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Baba Jamal Koram: Under The Griot’s Tree: Stories of Wonder and Wisdom Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/12/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/12/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Steve Rosionek: SteveSongs Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/12/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/13/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Woodwind Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Baba Jamal Koram: Under The Griot’s Tree: Stories of Wonder and Wisdom Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Barnyard (G) or Chronicles of Narnia (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/13/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/13/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Steve Rosionek: SteveSongs Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/13/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – David Bach Consort Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Jazz Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm

7/13/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Thrillbillys Free concert! Rockbilly. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

7/13/2011 8:00 PM Wednesday Evening Explorations – Reptile Campfire Join a naturalist for a night hike to learn about our native reptiles that become nocturnal during the warmer months. Return to our campfire to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: Families Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/13/2011 12:00 AM Fairfax Corner Little Tots – Wildlife Ambassadors! Every other Wednesday at Fairfax Corner is all about the little tots! Bring the kids and enjoy kid-friendly programming on the Plaza Stage! A NEW act every week! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/14/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Baba Jamal Koram: Under The Griot’s Tree: Stories of Wonder and Wisdom Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/14/2011 10:30 AM 11:15:00 AM Farmer’s Market Fun Days – Ryan Buckle & Friends Science you can sing to with awesome experiments. Cost: Free Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Performing_Arts/Farmers_Market_Fun_Days.aspx

7/14/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Steve Rosionek: SteveSongs Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/14/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - Slightly Something Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Acoustic/pop. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm 

7/14/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Alice Gu Zheng Ensemble Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Chinese music and dance. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm 

7/15/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Baba Jamal Koram: Under The Griot’s Tree: Stories of Wonder and Wisdom Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/15/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Steve Rosionek: SteveSongs Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/15/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - Love Seed Mama Jump Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.Love Seed Mama Jump is a six-piece rock band from Dewey Beach, Delaware. Their music is described as guitar-driven pop rock — a blend of modern beats and melodic hooks delivered with powerful, impassioned vocals. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

7/15/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Night Music Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Vintage rock. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=19&mh=1

7/15/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - The Damnwells Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Roots/blues. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/15/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – The David Kitchen Band Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Pop rock/American roots. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

7/15/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – John Eaton Free concert! Jazz/Blues/Broadway. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

7/16/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Blue Sky Puppet Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/16/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Brass Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Brass Quintet” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the family of brass instruments. Children are encouraged to participate and join the ensemble on a musical journey around the world. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/16/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Great Zucchini Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/16/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the xylophone and other instruments lead children on a journey through “Percussion Around the World.” With music ranging from Mozart to Ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/16/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Baba Jamal Koram: Under The Griot’s Tree: Stories of Wonder and Wisdom New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/16/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Steve Rosionek: SteveSongs Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/16/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Second Wind Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/16/2011 12:00 AM Green Tree Frog Excursion Meet at Mason Neck State Park, Woodbridge VA, to look for green tree frogs. Learn about these awesome amphibians and find out why scientists believe they can predict weather. All family members must register. Mason Neck State Park, VA Ages: All ages Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/17/2011 9:00 AM Reptile Survey: Northern Virginia Water Snakes Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey. Learn the habits and habitats of the aggressive but misunderstood water snake as we search for them and document their size, gender and location. Wear shoes that can get wet. Cost: $10/person Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 8 years and up Cost: $10/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/17/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - Bucky Pizzarelli & Chuck Redd (with others) Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Note – this will be concert format, no dance floor like other Reston Concerts on the Town Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

7/17/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The United States Army Band Downrange Free concert! Rock. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

7/17/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Taiwanese dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/19/2011 9:00 AM Queen and King Snakes Walk the creeks and streams in search of queen and king snakes. Learn about these two unique species while having fun. Soft shell crayfish is on the queen snake’s diet, and the queen snake is on the king snake’s diet. Wear shoes that can get wet. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 8 years and up Cost: $10/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Bob Brown Puppets: Teddy Bear Picnic Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/19/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Wallace and Grommit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (G) or Megamind (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/19/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Recess Monkey: Flyin! Kid-driven Dance Songs About Superheroes New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/19/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/20/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Rocknoceros Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Bob Brown Puppets: Teddy Bear Picnic New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts

 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/20/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Wallace and Grommit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (G) or Megamind (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/20/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Recess Monkey: Flyin! Kid-driven Dance Songs About Superheroes Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

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7/20/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Family music. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm 

7/20/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Free concert! Chorale. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm 

7/20/2011 8:00 PM Wednesday Evening Explorations – Night Creek Walk Explore Big Rocky Run Stream at night! When the park shuts down, nocturnal animals come out. Bring flashlights and wear good hiking shoes for this hike to locate and identify local nocturnal critters. Register with an adult/ Ellanor Lawrence Park – Cabell’s Mill 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 8 years and up Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/21/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Bob Brown Puppets: Teddy Bear Picnic Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/21/2011 10:30 AM 11:15:00 AM Farmer’s Market Fun Days – Spinny on the Ball Join us with this rock star of a basketball performer for some fun! Cost: Free Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Performing_Arts/Farmers_Market_Fun_Days.aspx

7/21/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Recess Monkey: Flyin! Kid-driven Dance Songs About Superheroes Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/21/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Traditional bluegrass. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm 

7/21/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual Seven Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. African-American gospel. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

7/22/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Bob Brown Puppets: Teddy Bear Picnic Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

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7/22/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Recess Monkey: Flyin! Kid-driven Dance Songs About Superheroes Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/22/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - B2B (Jimmy Buffett Tribute) + South Bay Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.B2B is a Jimmy Buffett Tribute band located in Richmond, Virginia. Most of the band members are also long standing members of the Parrot Head Club of Richmond. B2B’s main musical inspiration, of course, is Jimmy Buffett, but they also play a wide variety of music that ranges from The Beatles to Kenny Chesney. With B2B, you will find yourself “wasting away in Margaritaville”.. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

7/22/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Celtic Marc Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. The group name draws from the Irish word “marc” meaning a sign or an impression, besides it being the letters of the founding band members’ first names. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=22&mh=1

7/22/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Cathy Ponton King Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Blues. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/22/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – The Justin Trawick Group Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Urban folk rock. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

7/22/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Hot Society Orchestra of Washington Free concert! Jazz. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

7/23/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - DinoRock Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.This DinoRock musical fossil fantasy opens in the bedroom of a little boy named Nelson: “I saw that scary movie about dinosaurs and now I have nightmares.” Nelson is afraid to go to sleep, but with the encouragement of the Dream Weavers (Ingrid Crepeau, Michele Valeri and Matt Holsen) he does. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/23/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The GoodLife Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/23/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Blue Sky Puppet Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/23/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Great Zucchini Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/23/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Bob Brown Puppets: Teddy Bear Picnic Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/23/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Recess Monkey: Flyin! Kid-driven Dance Songs About Superheroes Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/23/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - The Resistance Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/23/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - Incendio Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Latin fusion, Spanish guitar, Afro-Cuban and more! Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

7/23/2011 12:00 AM 8th Annual Asian Festival – 8th Annual Asian Festival A free, two-day cultural event, moves to a new location this year, allowing the festival to expand the theme from one country to four! This year’s theme is “Destination Asia” and in addition to diverse vendors and exhibitions, will have four showcase villages: HERITAGE INDIA, WOW PHILIPPINES, IMAGE OF CHINA, and AMAZING THAILAND. It will include 35 multi-cultural food and 150 product vendors, among them Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian and Philippine cuisine and handicrafts. A tennis tournament goes on in conjunction with the event. See site for more details. George Mason University (Main Campus) 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA Ages: All Cost: Admission and parking are free! http://www.asianfestivaldc.com/index.php

7/24/2011 10:00 AM Painted Turtles Walney Pond. Meet a naturalist at Walney pond to learn about painted and other native turtles. See turtles close up and then search for them at the pond. Ellanor Lawrence Park – Walney Pond 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: Families Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

7/24/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The Capitol Steps Free concert! Satirical Revue. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

7/24/2011 12:00 AM 8th Annual Asian Festival – 8th Annual Asian Festival A free, two-day cultural event, moves to a new location this year, allowing the festival to expand the theme from one country to four! This year’s theme is “Destination Asia” and in addition to diverse vendors and exhibitions, will have four showcase villages: HERITAGE INDIA, WOW PHILIPPINES, IMAGE OF CHINA, and AMAZING THAILAND. It will include 35 multi-cultural food and 150 product vendors, among them Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian and Philippine cuisine and handicrafts. A tennis tournament goes on in conjunction with the event. See site for more details. George Mason University (Main Campus) 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA Ages: All Cost: Admission and parking are free! http://www.asianfestivaldc.com/index.php

7/24/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Chinese Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Chinese dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Seashore Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/26/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Charlotte’s Web (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

7/26/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Monumental Brass Quintet: Textures and Brass Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/26/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/27/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Ryan Buckle & Friends Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.Science you can sing to with awesome experiments. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Seashore Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Marmaduke (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Ramona and Beezus (G) or Shrek Forever After (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

7/27/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Charlotte’s Web (G) or How to Train Your Dragon (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/pdf/11_free_summer_movies.pdf

7/27/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Monumental Brass Quintet: Textures and Brass Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/27/2011 7:30 PM 1/7/1900 Lee District Nights – The United States Army Band Blues Jazz Ensemble Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm  

7/27/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – L’Tanya Mari’ Free concert! Jazz. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

7/27/2011 12:00 AM Fairfax Corner Little Tots – Oh Susanna! Every other Wednesday at Fairfax Corner is all about the little tots! Bring the kids and enjoy kid-friendly programming on the Plaza Stage! A NEW act every week! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/28/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Seashore Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/28/2011 10:30 AM 11:15:00 AM Farmer’s Market Fun Days – Nicolo the Jester Variety show. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Performing_Arts/Farmers_Market_Fun_Days.aspx

7/28/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Monumental Brass Quintet: Textures and Brass Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/28/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Rockabilly. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm  

7/28/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Incendio Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Latin guitar world fusion. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

7/29/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Seashore Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/29/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Monumental Brass Quintet: Textures and Brass New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts

 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/29/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - Lloyd Dobler Effect Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.The Lloyd Dobler Effect (LDE) has been around for more than 8 years, having toured over forty states and thirteen countries. The band has an impressive list of accomplishments including headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours. LDE’s multi-layered and upbeat music showcases their universal appeal to both modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences. The new single “Meet Me In London”, which is the title cut from their latest album, highlights the group’s debut onto the mainstream music scene. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

7/29/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Billy Coulter Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Roots/Rock. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/29/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Washington Toho Koto Society Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Japenese band. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

7/29/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Pablo Antonio y La Firma Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Salsa. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

7/29/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Little Red & The Renegades Free concert! Zydeco. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm   

7/30/2011 9:00 AM Bluemont BBQ Bash First Annual Bluemont BBQ Bash. This KCBS and State certified competition will have something for everyone! Check out the competitors equipment and chat with some of the best BBQ competitors on the east coast. They cannot provide samples but there will be plenty of Pork BBQ sandwiches for sale in the Roosteraunte. Live Entertainment Featuring: Lloyd Dobler Effect (LDE) from 11am to 3pm. Farm has acres of fun for the kids — see site for more details. Great Country Farms 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA 20135 540-554-2073 Ages: Cost: Admission for children is $10 and adults are $12. And BONUS, if you arrive after 4:00 PM on Friday, your ticket is good for Saturday entrance as well. http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/index.php/annual-events/bluemont-bbq-bash.html

7/30/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The GoodLife Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/30/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Great Zucchini Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/30/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - DinoRock Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.This DinoRock musical fossil fantasy opens in the bedroom of a little boy named Nelson: “I saw that scary movie about dinosaurs and now I have nightmares.” Nelson is afraid to go to sleep, but with the encouragement of the Dream Weavers (Ingrid Crepeau, Michele Valeri and Matt Holsen) he does. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/30/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Blue Sky Puppet Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

7/30/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Seashore Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

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7/30/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Monumental Brass Quintet: Textures and Brass Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

7/30/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Naked Blue Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

7/30/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - The Verny Varela Band Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Spicy Salsa, Mernegue, Rumba and more Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

7/30/2011 8:20:00 PM Flicks in the Sticks – Movie: Shrek Forever Bring a picnic dinner and stake out a spot on the lawn of the Broadlands of the Nature Center lawn — coolers, lawn chars and picnic blankets are allowed. Free popcorn and drinks are available. Movies begin shortly after sundown. Check website in the event of inclement weather. Broadlands Nature Center 21907 Claiborne Pkwy Broadlands, VA Ages: all – check moving rating Cost: Free http://www.broadlandshoa.org/node/68

7/31/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Falls Church Concert Band Free concert! Big Band. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm   

7/31/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Irish Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Irish dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Secreat Agent 23 Skidoo Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/2/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: The Rugrats Movie (G) or Kung Fu Panda (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

8/2/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Wolf Trap Opera Company: Instant Opera! New this year — 2 for the price of 1! Tickets for both performances in one day are only $8 (the cost of a single performance last year)! Tickets may be purchased at Tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP, or at the Filene Center Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts

1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com or by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.   http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/2/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/3/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO String Quartet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Alpha and Omega (PG) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/3/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: The Rugrats Movie (G) or Kung Fu Panda (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

8/3/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Wolf Trap Opera Company: Instant Opera! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

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8/3/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Bluegrass. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm  

8/3/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Tom Principato Free concert! Blues. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm   

8/4/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Secreat Agent 23 Skidoo Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  tp://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/4/2011 10:30 AM 11:15:00 AM Farmer’s Market Fun Days – The Unicycle Lady Show A one-woman wheelie, witty, wacky, suitcase show with her dog Enzo! Cost: Free Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Performing_Arts/Farmers_Market_Fun_Days.aspx

8/4/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Wolf Trap Opera Company: Instant Opera! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/4/2011 7:30 PM 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Nights – CAISO Steel Band Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Steel drum band. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

8/4/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – John McCutcheon Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Folk. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

8/4/2011 8:30 PM Filene Center – NSO – Disney in Concert The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, and more come to life with video clips and songs from your favorite Disney movies on giant screens in-house and on the lawn. 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 Ages: N/A Cost: $20 – 52 see site for details http://www.wolftrap.org/Find_Performances_and_Events/Performance/11Filene/0804show11

8/5/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Secreat Agent 23 Skidoo Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/5/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Wolf Trap Opera Company: Instant Opera! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/5/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.Tripp Fabulous is a hard-hitting, female-fronted Cover/Original band based out of Philadelphia with an excellent range of various songs working together to master and create great tunes to dance, sing along or just rock out to – Tripp Fabulous is all the party you can handle! Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

8/5/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. “OTO Brass Quintet” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the family of brass instruments. Children are encouraged to participate and join the ensemble on a musical journey around the world. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=28&mh=1

8/5/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Trio Caliente Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Since 2003, Trio Caliente’s inimitable blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian Jazz has been enjoyed by political luminaries stateside and abroad; notable Fortune 500 companies; and venerated international organizations, festivals, and concert venues around the world. Royal Lake Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/5/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Swing Shift Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

8/5/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Swing Shift Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Swing Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

8/5/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Tom Paxton Free concert! Folk. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

8/6/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the xylophone and other instruments lead children on a journey through “Percussion Around the World.” With music ranging from Mozart to Ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/6/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - DinoRock Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.This DinoRock musical fossil fantasy opens in the bedroom of a little boy named Nelson: “I saw that scary movie about dinosaurs and now I have nightmares.” Nelson is afraid to go to sleep, but with the encouragement of the Dream Weavers (Ingrid Crepeau, Michele Valeri and Matt Holsen) he does. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/6/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Brass Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Brass Quintet” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the family of brass instruments. Children are encouraged to participate and join the ensemble on a musical journey around the world. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/6/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The GoodLife Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/6/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Secreat Agent 23 Skidoo Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/6/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Wolf Trap Opera Company: Instant Opera! Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/6/2011 Sunday, August 27, 2011 6:00 PM Starlight Cinema – Starlight Cinema Drive-In Movie (general description) Outdoor movies with pre-movie entertainment. Gates open at 6 pm, come in and enjoy music, food and children’s activities. When it gets dark, the movie will begin. Movie, games and rides are free — food and drink are for purchase to help support the prorgram. 5875 Trinity Parkway Centreville, VA 20120 Ages: All – but note movie rating Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase) http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/starlight.htm   

8/6/2011 6:00 PM Starlight Cinema – Despicable Me (PG) Outdoor movies with pre-movie entertainment. Gates open at 6 pm, come in and enjoy music, food and children’s activities. When it gets dark, the movie will begin. Movie, games and rides are free — food and drink are for purchase to help support the prorgram.Despicable Me (PG): When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. 5875 Trinity Parkway Centreville, VA 20120 Ages: All – but note movie rating Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/6/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Hanging with Stogie Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/6/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - Jambulay Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Reggae, calypso, soca and zouk Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

8/6/2011 12:00 AM 4-H – Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Park Farm Show This is old-fashioned fun – horse show, home economics contests, pie-eating contests, livestock, carnival rides and so much more. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Admission to the farm show and fair is free, but there is a $5 parking fee, and the rides cost money, there is a wristband deal if you are going to ride a lot of rides. Naturally there is the usual carnival fare for sale as well. http://www.4hfairfax.org/Visitors.html

8/7/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Radio King Orchestra Free concert! Big band. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm   

8/7/2011 12:00 AM 4-H – Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Park Farm Show This is old-fashioned fun – horse show, home economics contests, pie-eating contests, livestock, carnival rides and so much more. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Admission to the farm show and fair is free, but there is a $5 parking fee, and the rides cost money, there is a wristband deal if you are going to ride a lot of rides. Naturally there is the usual carnival fare for sale as well. http://www.4hfairfax.org/Visitors.html

8/7/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Peruvian dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/9/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Dinorock and Friends at the Dew Drop Inn Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851. http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/9/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9 AM, seating is based on first come, first served basis. Usually one G-rated and one PG-rated movie is shown in separate theaters. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/9/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/9/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/9/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/9/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/9/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Kinderman and Friends: Celebrating 30 Years of Imagination and Learning Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/9/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/10/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Blue Sky Puppet Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/10/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Dinorock and Friends at the Dew Drop Inn Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/10/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/10/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/10/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/10/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Tale of Desperaux (G) or Karate Kid (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/10/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/10/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Kinderman and Friends: Celebrating 30 Years of Imagination and Learning Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/10/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – Lyuti Chushki Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Bulgarian fold music. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm   

8/10/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Alexandria Kleztet Free concert! Jazz. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/10/2011 12:00 AM Fairfax Corner Little Tots – Mad Science! Every other Wednesday at Fairfax Corner is all about the little tots! Bring the kids and enjoy kid-friendly programming on the Plaza Stage! A NEW act every week! JavaMom says: My kids LOVE Mad Science — science experiments that are simple yet have a “wow” factor! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/11/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Dinorock and Friends at the Dew Drop Inn Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/11/2011 10:30 AM 11:15:00 AM Farmer’s Market Fun Days – The Funny Magic Dude Show Comedy magic show full of audience participation and mad skills. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Parks_rec/Performing_Arts/Farmers_Market_Fun_Days.aspx

8/11/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Kinderman and Friends: Celebrating 30 Years of Imagination and Learning Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/11/2011 7:30 PM 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Nights – King Teddy Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Swing band. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

8/11/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Glass Onion Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Classic rock. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

8/12/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Dinorock and Friends at the Dew Drop Inn Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/12/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Kinderman and Friends: Celebrating 30 Years of Imagination and Learning Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

 8/12/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - Dr FU + Herr Metal (80′s hair band tribute) Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.Dr. FU is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and high-octane-rock versions of hits from the 80′s through today. Herr Metal is a full-costume 80′s hair rock tribute act playing your favorites from Poison to Guns N Roses. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

8/12/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - The United States Navy Band Commodores Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. The Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, the Commodores, presents the finest in America’s truly original music. A specialty unit of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., the group features 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and “big band” musicians. Under the leadership of Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin, the Commodores combine the best of jazz and popular music. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=31&mh=1

8/12/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - The Capital Focus Jazz Band Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/12/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – The Reunion Music Society Jazz Orchestra Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Jazz. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

8/12/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Orquesta Tropikiimba Free concert! Afro-Cuban orchestra. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/12/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm   

8/13/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Great Zucchini Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/13/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the xylophone and other instruments lead children on a journey through “Percussion Around the World.” With music ranging from Mozart to Ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/13/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The GoodLife Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/13/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Brass Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Brass Quintet” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the family of brass instruments. Children are encouraged to participate and join the ensemble on a musical journey around the world. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/13/2011 10:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Dinorock and Friends at the Dew Drop Inn Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.

http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/13/2011 11:00 AM Theatre-in the Woods – Kinderman and Friends: Celebrating 30 Years of Imagination and Learning Pre-purchased tickets recommended. Behind the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Wolf Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 255-1868 Advisable to buy tickets in advance as they often sell out. Free parking is available in the Filene Center lot — be prepared for quite a hike to the woods up a hill! There is a bathroom mid-hike. No food or drink other than water allowed in the theater Ages: K – 6th grade is target audience Cost: $8 for BOTH shows in the morning, pre purchased is recommended, via tickets.com, by calling 1(877)WOLFTRAP or at the Filene Center Box Office. Children UNDER 3 are free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more by calling the Group Sales Office at (703) 255-1851.  http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

8/13/2011 6:00 PM Starlight Cinema – How to Train Your Dragon (PG) Outdoor movies with pre-movie entertainment. Gates open at 6 pm, come in and enjoy music, food and children’s activities. When it gets dark, the movie will begin. Movie, games and rides are free — food and drink are for purchase to help support the prorgram.How to Train Your Dragon (PG) A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. 5875 Trinity Parkway Centreville, VA 20120 Ages: All – but note movie rating Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase) http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/starlight.htm  

8/13/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Bicycle Thieves Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/13/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - US Army Band Downrange Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Pop, R&B and more. Note, concert format, no dance floor. Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

8/13/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm  

8/14/2011 10:00 AM Lizards Watch a brief movie on our native lizards and see our lizards up close. Join a naturalist on a short hike to find these elusive reptiles. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: All ages Cost: $5/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

8/14/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Cartoon Johnny Free concert! A cappella. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/14/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Korean Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Korean dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/14/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Half-price day at Prince William County Fair! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm   

8/15/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm  

8/16/2011 9:00 AM Snake Search Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey. Head to the outback of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to search for, capture, identify and release reptiles. Learn the habits and preferred habitats of our native snakes. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: 8 years and up Cost: $10/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

8/16/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/16/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/16/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/16/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/16/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/16/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Wizard of Oz (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 Centreville Road/Elden Street & Worldgate Drive Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/pdf/11_free_summer_movies.pdf

8/16/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Two dollar day at Prince William County Fair! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm

8/16/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/17/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Great Zucchini Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/17/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/17/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/17/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/17/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax 11380 Bulloch Drive Mannassas, VA 703-366-2842 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/17/2011 10:00 AM Worldgate 9 Free Summer Movie Series – Movie: Wizard of Oz (G) or Yogi Bear (PG) Free summer movies at Worldgate 9 every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August. Free Admission, special snack pack combo available for sale. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Worldgate 9 4110 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 703-318-9290 Ages: All – note movie rating Cost: Movie is FREE! Food is not! http://www.worldgatecentre.com/events.asp

8/17/2011 7:00 PM Wednesday Evening Explorations – Nocturnal Hunters Join a naturalist for a night hike to learn about the park’s nocturnal animals. Catch and release fireflies, locate bats with a bat detector and search for other live animals. At the campfire roast marshmallows and make s’mores Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: Families Cost: $10/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

8/17/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – The United States Navy Band Country Current Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm  

8/17/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The Joe Rathbone Band Free concert! Indie rock. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/17/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm  

8/18/2011 7:30 PM 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Nights – The Winstons Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Motown band. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

8/18/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – OCEAN Celtic Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Irish/Celtic. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

8/18/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm   

8/19/2011 Sunday, August 20, 2011 9:00 AM Dog Days Peach Festival Bring Fido on out the the farm for this annual weekend of fun! They have an agility course for you and your dog to try out. A doggie Olympics with fun competitions for fido and all our family fun on the farm activities to enjoy with your favorite four-legged companion including hayrides to the Peach orchard for u-pick and retiever fun in the big farm pond. Great Country Farms 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA 20135 540-554-2073 Ages: Cost: http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/index.php/annual-events/sunflower-fest.html

8/19/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - The Benjamins Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.Performing over 200 shows and events per year, The Benjamins’ high-energy act cover songs from every genre and every era, with a specific focus on the most current and popular songs out today. Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

8/19/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=34&mh=1

8/19/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - Andrew Acosta String Band Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Folk/bluegrass. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/19/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – Atzilut Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Middle Eastern. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

8/19/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The ATOMIC Swing Club Free concert! Swing. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/19/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Cost: See site for details Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm  

8/20/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Brass Quintet Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Brass Quintet” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the family of brass instruments. Children are encouraged to participate and join the ensemble on a musical journey around the world. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater 7115 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-6601 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/20/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - Blue Sky Puppet Theater Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily. E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/20/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the xylophone and other instruments lead children on a journey through “Percussion Around the World.” With music ranging from Mozart to Ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater 1400 Lake Fairfax Park Reston, VA 20190 703-471-5414 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/20/2011 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Arts in the Parks - DinoRock Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. JavaMom says: come early as people parking and seats fill up fast. Consider bringing towels or blankets to soften up hard amphitheater seats as well as to “reserve” space in case you need to get up from your space temporarily.This DinoRock musical fossil fantasy opens in the bedroom of a little boy named Nelson: “I saw that scary movie about dinosaurs and now I have nightmares.” Nelson is afraid to go to sleep, but with the encouragement of the Dream Weavers (Ingrid Crepeau, Michele Valeri and Matt Holsen) he does. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22033 703-941-1730 Ages: All Cost: Free!

8/20/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) or Open Season 3 (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fox Stadium 16 22875 Brambleton Plaza Ashburn, VA 703-957-1027 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/20/2011 6:00 PM Starlight Cinema – Shrek Forever After (PG) Outdoor movies with pre-movie entertainment. Gates open at 6 pm, come in and enjoy music, food and children’s activities. When it gets dark, the movie will begin. Movie, games and rides are free — food and drink are for purchase to help support the prorgram.Shrek Forever After (PG) Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme. Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase) 5875 Trinity Parkway Centreville, VA 20120 Ages: All – but note movie rating Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase) http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/starlight.htm  

8/20/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - Swingin Swamis Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Each week we bring you a new band! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/20/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - Mo’ Sol Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. Motown, Soul R&B Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

8/20/2011 8:20:00 PM Flicks in the Sticks – Movie: Tron: Legacy Bring a picnic dinner and stake out a spot on the lawn of the Broadlands of the Nature Center lawn — coolers, lawn chars and picnic blankets are allowed. Free popcorn and drinks are available. Movies begin shortly after sundown. Check website in the event of inclement weather. Cost: Free Broadlands Nature Center 21907 Claiborne Pkwy Broadlands, VA Ages: all – check moving rating Cost: Free http://www.broadlandshoa.org/node/68

8/20/2011 12:00 AM County Fair – Prince William County Fair Horse shows, car shows, livestock, crafts, home ec, carnival rides and more! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10524 Dumfries road Mannassas, VA 20112 703-368-0173 Ages: All Cost: See site for details http://www.pwcfair.com/fair.htm   

8/21/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The United States Army Band Blues Jazz Ensemble Free concert! Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

8/21/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Russian Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Russian dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/23/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/23/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/23/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/23/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/24/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Ballston Common Stadium 12 671 Glebe Road Arlington, VA 703-527-9730 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/24/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road Fairfax, VA 703-591-4994 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/24/2011 10:00 AM Regal Theaters Summer Movies Express – Movie: Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G) or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG) See select movies for $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for these movies and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Usually you have your choice of a PG or G movie. I recommend visiting http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to read up on movies to see if they are appropriate for your children not just in terms of age but their personality. Kingstowne Stadium 16 5910 Kingstowne Center Alexandria, VA 703-719-0784 Ages: all- note moving rating Cost: $1 for the movie. http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

8/24/2011 7:00 PM Wednesday Evening Explorations – Night Creek Walk Explore Big Rocky Run Stream at night! When the park shuts down, nocturnal animals come out. Bring flashlights and wear good hiking shoes for this hike to locate and identify local nocturnal critters. All family members must register. Ellanor Lawrence Park 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: Families Cost: $2. 50/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

8/24/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – Brothers + 1 Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Motown. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm  

8/24/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Ted Garber Free concert! Blues Americana Rock. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/24/2011 12:00 AM Fairfax Corner Little Tots – Reptiles Alive! Every other Wednesday at Fairfax Corner is all about the little tots! Bring the kids and enjoy kid-friendly programming on the Plaza Stage! A NEW act every week! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/25/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hunter Mill Melodies - Mystic Warriors Outdoor concert — bring a picnic! Andean band. Frying Pan Farm Park – Kidwell Farm 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/huntermill.htm

8/25/2011 7:30 PM Nottoway Nights – Daryl Davis Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. Swing. Nottoway Park 9537 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/nottoway-nights.htm  

8/26/2011 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday Night Live! - Gonzo’s Nose Free outdoor concerts. No pets allowed. Rarely cancelled due to weather forecasts, only actual rain — see website, Twitter feed and Facebook page for weather cancellations. See web site for list of rules. No alcohol may be brought in, but alcohol is available for purchase.As Gonzo’s Nose likes to say, they’ve been playing other people’s music since 1996. Gonzo’s is a dedicated party/cover band with a monster set list of almost 250 songs – they pick high-energy songs, spanning three decades and many genres Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA Ages: All – be aware alcohol is sold on site Cost: Free! http://www.herndonrocks.com/

8/26/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - City of Fairfax Band Alte Kameraden German Band Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Lake Accotink Park 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22152 703-324-7469 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=37&mh=1

8/26/2011 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Braddock Nights - No Second Troy Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Indie/pop/rock. Royal Lake Park 5344 Greenborough Drive Fairfax, VA 22032 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/26/2011 7:30 PM Mount Vernon Nights – The English Channel Free concerts – bring a picnic dinner and a blanket. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6pm to check for cancellations if the weather looks iffy. British music from 60′s and 70′s. Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Alexandria, VA 22309 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/documents/2011_mount_vernon_nights_concert_series.pdf

8/26/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – The Aloha Boys Free concert! Hawaiian folk music and dance. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm

8/27/2011 10:00 AM Pond Life Meet a Naturalist by Walney pond. Bring boots that can get wet and get ready to find out who is living under the water at the ponds edge. Tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, water scorpions and what else we catch will be talked about. All family members must register. Ellanor Lawrence Park – Walney Pond 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, VA 20151 703-631-0013 Ages: Families Cost: $2. 50/person www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl

8/27/2011 6:00 PM Starlight Cinema – Megamind (PG) Outdoor movies with pre-movie entertainment. Gates open at 6 pm, come in and enjoy music, food and children’s activities. When it gets dark, the movie will begin. Movie, games and rides are free — food and drink are for purchase to help support the prorgram.Megamind (PG) The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man… but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight. 5875 Trinity Parkway Centreville, VA 20120 Ages: All – but note movie rating Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase) http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/starlight.htm  

8/27/2011 6:50PM – 8:30 PM Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series - A+ Dropouts Every Saturday join Fairfax Corner for a fabulous night of live music! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the music under the night stars! Fairfax Corner 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: N/A Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/27/2011 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Reston Concerts on the Town - Scythian Free outdoor concert, bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Alcohol permitted at restaurants only. High-energy Celtic and World music Reston Town Center Pavilion Reston, VA 703.912.4062 Ages: All Cost: Free http://www.restontowncenter.com/iframe/documents/2011RTCConcertsontheTownSchedule.pdf

8/28/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Melodime Free concert! Country/rock. Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

8/28/2011 12:00 AM Braddock Nights – Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night Free concert in the park — acts vary by the week and by the park. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) to check for cancellations if there is threat of bad weather. Parks are not lighted, bring a flashlight for safe exit. Vietnamese dance, music and movie Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive and Four Year Run Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free http://208.43.47.109/cgi-bin/db.cgi?db=concertsdb&uid=default&ma=0&sb=0&view_records=1&DISCIPLINE=*&PERFORMANCE_SERIES=Braddock+Nights&PERFORMANCE_DATE=&PERFORMANCE_DAY=&keyword=&view_records=Search&nh=25&mh=1

8/30/2011 Fairfax Corner – Fairfax Corner Farmers Market Shop and purchase your weekly fresh produce and specialty food items! Find locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh baked bread and much more! Fairfax Corner, 4100 Monument Corner Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcorner.com/events.cfm?id=6

8/31/2011 7:30 PM Lee District Nights – Sock Monkeys Free outdoor concerts, bring a blanket and a picnic! Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) in case of inclement weather to check for cancellations (after 6pm). Rock and roll/cover band. Lee District Park Amphitheater 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, VA 22310 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-nights.htm  

8/31/2011 7:30 PM Spotlight by Starlight – Le Hotclub de Biglick Free concert! 30s gypsy jazz Mason District Park Amphitheater 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Ages: All Cost: Free! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/spotlight.htm  

9/3/2011 – 9/4/2011 9:00 AM The Big Dig Potato Harvest Join us for our annual potato harvest and find some buried gold (yukon gold potatoes that is!) We start the day off with hearty pancake breakfast and then take a hayride out to the potato field. Be sure to bring a shovel to do some digging! Great Country Farms 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA 20135 540-554-2073 Ages: Cost: $10/child; $12/ Adult Includes pancake breakfast from 9am to 12 noon, hayrides to dig potatoes and wine tasting at Bluemont Vineyard. Potatoes are $.89/lb. http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/index.php/annual-events/the-big-dig.html

9/10/2011 8:30 PM Flicks in the Sticks – Movie: Tangled Bring a picnic dinner and stake out a spot on the lawn of the Broadlands of the Nature Center lawn — coolers, lawn chars and picnic blankets are allowed. Free popcorn and drinks are available. Movies begin shortly after sundown. Check website in the event of inclement weather. Broadlands Nature Center 21907 Claiborne Pkwy Broadlands, VA Ages: All – check moving rating Cost: Free http://www.broadlandshoa.org/node/68

9/17/2011 – 9/18/2011 Cider Festival September may mean back to school for many, but at Great Country Farms it means back to the farm for freshly pressed cider and apples! To celebrate everything apple, the farm will have cider pressing demonstrations with the family’s antique cider press, which was built in 1865 and purchased by the first Zurschmeides in Indiana. Demonstrations take place at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm. Visitors are encouraged to try giving the press a crank to see how cider used to be produced. See site for more details. Great Country Farms 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, VA 20135 540-554-2073 Ages: All Cost: N/A http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/index.php/annual-events/cider-festival.html