Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Great Falls Senior Center Celebrates National Park Service 100th Anniversary

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) event for Aug. 2 is to honor and celebrate the National Park Service 100th anniversary and the Great Falls Park 50th Anniversary . The Park Service was created with the mission of protecting and preserving some of the most awe-inspiring places in the country. Great Falls Park was established in 1966 and is situated on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac in northern Fairfax County. The Great Falls of the Potomac River are near the northern boundary of the park, as are the remains of the Patowmack Canal, the first canal in the United States that used locks to raise and lower boats.

The Aug. 2 event will be held at The Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The event sponsor is John Nugent and Sons, family owned and operated since 1975 providing residential and commercial services that include Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical. Reservations are a must. Contact Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or call 703-759-4345.

History Revisited at Claude Moore Farm

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm will host 18th Century Summer Market Fair Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17; 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Watch colonial Virginia tradesman such as the blacksmith and try crafts such as spinning and dyeing. Test your watercolor and writing skills. See heritage breed animals including turkeys, pigs and chickens. Enjoy music, games and dancing as well as interacting with colonial family members in costume and character. Savor grilled chicken, sausages, cheese and breads, seasonal vegetables, watermelon, roasted olives, fruit pies and more. Colonial Tavern offers cask ale, beers and authentic ginger ale. Period food, beverages and wares available for purchase. Fun, educational and affordable.

Adults: $8; Children 3-12 and Seniors: $3; Children under 3 complimentary admission. Free parking. Directions at www.1771.org. Weather permitting. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is located at 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean.