Arlington Weekend Fun: July 10-12

Events in Arlington County this weekend.

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Fairfax: City of Fairfax Band Children’s Concert July 16

Each year, the City of Fairfax community band gives its youngest fans a chance to try their hand at the shiny, twisty and just plain loud instruments in the ensemble.

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Potomac Weekend Fun: July 10-12

Events near Potomac, Md. this weekend.

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Alexandria: Wine Cellar Needs a Little Help from Friends

Elizabeth and Rick Myllenbeck have a vision for 207 King St. They want to turn the historic 1810 Bartleman house in the heart of Old Town into the Sonoma Cellar, a wine-tasting room, bistro, and gift shop.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: Beer and Barbecue at Bilbo Baggins

In the Kitchen

Ancho chili pepper, garlic and onion powder are poured into the large aluminum pot already simmering with ketchup, vinegar and leftover pork drippings.

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City of Fairfax Theatre Company Presents “Hairspray”

Good morning, Baltimore. It’s 1962 and overweight white teen Tracy Turnblad is thrilled when her dancing talent lands her a spot on the Corny Collins TV show.

Fairfax: ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ Plus Magic

Robinson senior has title role in “Mary Poppins.”

Featuring a cast and crew of nearly 50, Westfield Summer Stage is bringing the beloved Disney musical, “Mary Poppins,” to life. And playing the lead role is a rising senior at Robinson Secondary School.

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Celebrating the Fourth in McLean

Despite the gloomy weather, around 1,000 people attended the annual fireworks celebration by the McLean Community Center on Saturday, July 4 at Cooper Middle School in McLean.

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Vienna Celebrates the Fourth

Fireworks on the third, Family Fun on the fourth.

Vienna celebrated the Fourth of July in the Town Green with family-friendly activities. Red, White and Blue on the Green was part of a two-day Independence Day celebration, which started Friday with Rocking Independence Eve at Yeonas Park.

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Great Falls Celebrates July 4th

5K run, parade attract hundreds on a rainy Saturday.

The rain wasn’t enough to keep people away from Great Falls’ Independence Day celebrations. More than 100 people lined up at the Freedom Memorial early Saturday morning to kick off the festivities with the annual 5K race.

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Chantilly: ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ Plus Magic

Westfield Summer Stage presents “Mary Poppins.”

Featuring a cast and crew of nearly 50, Westfield Summer Stage is bringing the Disney musical, “Mary Poppins,” to life. This production also marks 15 years of summer musicals for this local, theater group.

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Vienna Arts Society and Soldiers on the Mend Collaborate on July Exhibition

Volunteer artists work with soldiers suffering from PTSD to express themselves visually.

Art, says Vienna Arts Society (VAS) artist Shari MacFarlane, is very healing. The process of creating art from experiences is healing.

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Arlington: Rain Can’t Stop This Parade

Lyon Village hosts annual neighborhood parade.

It had been raining hard all morning. At 10:15 a.m. a Lyon Village e-mail bulletin went out: "July 4 Parade is On!"

"Flourishing After 55"

"Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for July 13-18

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Weekend Fun: July 3-5

Events in Alexandria and Mount Vernon for the July 4 weekend.