Thursday, July 4

Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.

Friday, July 5

Dairy Days, churn butter, crank ice cream, play historic games and take a wagon ride. 1-4 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. $5; wagon ride, $2; house tour $7, students $6, seniors and children $5. 703-437-1794.

Field of Dreams,” watch the 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and Ray Liotta. 7 p.m. Fridays, Mosaic, Strawberry Park, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax. Free. 703-992-7765 or

Kings Park Band, big-band music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Pablo Antonia y La Firma perform salsa music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Sine Qua Non, American jazz music with elements of African, Caribbean and Latin music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

The Folsom Prisoners, country music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Saturday, July 6

Blue Sky Puppet Theater show, “Pig Tales” features audience participation and humor. 10-11 a.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Nicolo Whimsey Show, music and juggling. 10-11 a.m., Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. Free. 703-471-5415 or

Paul Hadfield, egg-juggling, unicycling, ladder-walking, rope-spinning, fruit-tossing, prat-falling, joke-cracking and general silliness. 10-11 a.m., Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6600 or

The Great Zucchini, comedy and magic for children. 10-11 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Amphitheater, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Historic house tour, tour Ratcliffe-Allison House and learn about the many former residents and owners, from 19th-century tradesmen to a 20th-century newspaper columnist. See the exhibition: “Dr. Kate Waller Barrett: Mother to Many.” 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

Dog adoption event, sponsored by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-817-9444 or

“Peter Pan And Captain Hook in the Fairies Land,” a live performance of playwright Vianlix Mestey’s original adaptation of the famous fairy tale. 1 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $12, age 11 and younger $8. 703-584-2900.

The Fretwalkers, alternative rock music. 5-7 p.m., Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, bluegrass music. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. 7-8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900 or

Turtle Survey, see turtles close up and learn how to identify the different species. Assist a naturalist in a search for them at the pond. 7-8 p.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. $5, registration required. 703-631-0013.

Country-western dance, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association. A DJ provides the music. Couples and singles welcome. Snacks and drinks available. Lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30-11 p.m., Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. $12; members, $10; age 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult, $5. 703-860-4941 or

David Akers and the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, jazz music from swing to Motown. 7:30-10 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. Free. 703-709-6300 or

Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night, Santi Budaya, music director of the Indonesian Embassy, presents a group of dancers and musicians from Java, Bali, Sumatra and other Indonesian islands. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Sounds of the Night Campfire, learn to identify nocturnal animal calls and listen to stories around a campfire, with s’ mores. 8-9 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $6, registration required. 703-941-1065.

Fireworks at the Workhouse, the City of Fairfax Band Swing Ensemble performs at 8 p.m., followed by a fireworks display. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900.

Sunday, July 7

Birding for Beginners, learn basic identification skills and about the birds in Huntley Meadows Park. 8-11 a.m., Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. $6, registration required. 703-768-2525.

Wood carving lessons, wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to help you create a creature from a block of wood. Noon-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Lesson, free; nominal fee for wood blanks. 703-759-2771.

Embracing Sound Energy, meditation with Tibetan bowls, facilitated by Rick and Susan Gallaher. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, 2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church. Offerings accepted. 703-560-2030 or

David Peterson, old-time country music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Springfield bingo, for age 12 and older, no smoking, youths 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays. Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$35. 703-975-1079.

Monday, July 8

Vacation Bible school, for ages 3 to sixth grade, stories, games, crafts, food and more. 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday-July 12, St. Athanasius Lutheran Church, 114 Kingsley Rd. SW, Vienna. Free, registration required. 703-455-4003 or

“Kids In Mission,” for children in third to seventh grade, activities including local service projects and the “Great Supermarket Race,” in which teams purchase food for the local food pantry. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-July 12, Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. $15; additional child, $10; family, $35; registration required. 703-256-8330 or

Falls Church City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of each month, Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave. 703-241-5014 or

Tuesday, July 9

Centering Prayer, for those who want to pray silently in the company of others. 7-7:45 p.m., St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean. 703-356-1881.

Kings Park Concert Band practice, open to adults who played in high school or college and want to continue playing, a nonprofit community band with a professional conductor that performs throughout Northern Virginia. No audition required. 7:30 p.m., White Oaks Elementary School, cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. Free. 703-580-8138, or

Mount Vernon Community Band practice, open to adult and youth musicians, the Mount Vernon Community Band has performed in the Mount Vernon area since 1978. No auditions required. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mount Vernon High School, band room, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Mount Vernon area. Free. 703-768-4172 or

Wednesday, July 10

The Grandsons Jr. perform music for children. 10-11 a.m., Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469 or

“Summer Stories and Sprinklers,” for Vienna area children and their parents, bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to stories at Vienna’s original one-room library and then take a run through the sprinklers on the lawn of the Town Green. 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE. Free. 703-255-6360.

Forum on creating an older adult friendly community, share ideas on how Fairfax County can continue to be a livable, lifelong community for its growing older population. 4-6 p.m., Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Free. 703-324-5411, or

Alexandria Kleztet, a combination of Eastern European and Jewish music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-324-7469 or .

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, bluegrass music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lee District Park, Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Practical prayer and spiritual healing service, listen to people share their inspiration, prayers and healing experiences. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Christian Science Church, 3725 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-591-2122.

Campfire with the constellations, talk about stars around a campfire, then head to the meadow with a park naturalist to learn how to identify the early summer constellations. 8:30-10 p.m., Cabell’s Mill, 5235 Walney Rd., Centreville. $6, registration required. 703-631-0013.

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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