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The Family Listings

Friday/April 21

Children’s Discovery Hour. This bi-weekly after-school program for children, ages 6-11, features outdoor hikes, games, crafts, live animals, science experiments, and more. The fee for materials is $2. Children, 4-5 p.m., Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave.

Saturday/April 22

Eagle Festival. Live animal shows, pony rides, hay rides, canoe tours, nature walks, music, refreshments, magic shows and more. There’s something for all ages, and parking is free on this day as well. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, 703-339-2385.

Ford Nature Center Open House. A day of family events that includes live bluegrass music, ongoing nature-oriented activities for children, hourly Heritage Walks on the history of Dora Kelley Nature Park, and a special presentation by EcoVoce. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Families, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave.

Saturday/April 29

“The Lorax” (Video). “I speak for the trees!” Watch this animated tale from Dr. Seuss while enjoying fresh popcorn and lemonade. An outdoor conservation project will follow. There will be a supply fee of $2. Children, 2-3:30 p.m., Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave.