Events schedueled for NVRPA
Join our naturalist staff for a new program all about field guide applications that are available on smartphones and tablets. This program will mostly focus on iPhone’s and iPads. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/there-s-a-field-guide-app-for-that/388
Come join us at Carlyle House for an annual holiday tradition the first Saturday in December! Step back in time to enjoy colonial life in Alexandria during the holidays at the time of the American Revolution. The Soldier's Christmas program will feature re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment. Take part in festive activities, including live music, demonstrations of military drill, fife and drum, gaming, and cooking. Sample historic beverages and meet the regiment's surgeon as well as men and women of the American Revolution.
The program takes place on Saturday, December 5th from 1 PM until 4 PM, immediately following the annual Scottish Walk Parade in Old Town Alexandria. “A Soldier's Christmas” is a family-friendly event and will be held on the grounds of the museum while open house tours will be offered inside Carlyle House, located at 121 N. Fairfax St. in Alexandria. FREE Admission, suggested donations of $1 are welcome.
Carlyle House Historic Park is a property of NOVA Parks. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 703-549-2997 or visit www.novaparks.com.
Directions to the Park: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).
A perennial favorite! Come make your own wreath or centerpiece from local greens, pinecones and other natural materials. Cost is $20. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/holiday-crafts-workshop/375.
PotomacOverlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406
A series of family fun events throughout the Occoquan region. Free fireworks at 7 pm courtesy of Prince William Marina.
John Houser, 703-690-2121.
Come visit Santa during his only visit to Potomac Overlook this year! Take photos and make family memories! Light refreshments will be available. Reservations required. Call 703-528-5406 to reserve a time slot between 1pm and 4pm. The cost is $5 per Santa visitor.
Final Race in the Sportif ’Cross Cup Series! Last MABRA race/party of the CX season!
John Houser, 703-690-2121.
Are you interested in setting up a bird feeding station at your house? Learn about our feeding station at Potomac Overlook. Discover the pros and cons to setting up bird feeders and the maintenance of them. Cost is $5 per person. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
“Energerium”?? What’s that? Join us for a guided tour of the “Energerium” exhibit aspect of our Nature Center. Learn the story of energy and its impact on everything on Earth. Discover ways to be more energy efficient at home, work and school.
The environmental science merit badge comes to Potomac Overlook! Our expert staff will work with boy scouts to help them complete all the requirements needed to achieve their badge. This program is taught in two parts. Part 1 will focus on requirements 3a, 3b, 3c, 3f, and 4a. Requirements 5 and 6 must be completed by the scout before part 2. You will need to bring those requirements with you in class for part 2. The cost is $30 per scout for both sessions. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
Part 2 of this merit badge will focus on summarizing requirements 3a, 3b, 3c, 3f, and 4a. We will also cover requirements 1, 2, and go over pre-work requirements 5 and 6. The cost is $30 per scout for both sessions. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
Join us as we celebrate Groundhog’s Day Eve! Come learn about groundhogs and the traditions of Groundhog’s Day. Enjoy some groundhog snacks! Weather-permitting, we’ll even go on a groundhog hike! Reservations and a $5 per person donation are requested and appreciated. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
Love is in the air at the Potomac Overlook birds of prey house! Come on down for a special presentation about raptor love and how these amazing birds raise young. Meet several of our resident birds of prey up close and person as you learn about their amazing habits. The cost is $10 per person. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.
It’s turtle time at nature center. Come by and help prepare and feed a banquet feast for our snapping, painted, and box turtles! Learn about the feeding habits of these amazing reptiles in the wild. Cost is $5 per person. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks.