The Family Listings

The Family Listings

Thursday/May 25

Curiosity Club. Stories, activities and an age- appropriate science experiment. Age 4-6 with adult. 4 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call 703-971-0010 to register.

Off We Go! Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Call 703-768-6700 to register.

Friday/May 26

Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Noon, John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call 703-971-0010 to register.

Saturday/May 27

Just Me and My Dad Storytime, 11 a.m. at A Likely Story children’s bookstore, 1555 King St., 703-836-2498.

Sunday/May 28

Wheel Day. 3 p.m. at Beverley Circle located at Chalfonte and Old Dominion. Wheel Day is a parade of children of all ages on wheels that starts at the Circle and proceeds down Old Dominion to Beverley Hills Methodist Church. Most wheels, baby carriages, wagons and bikes are gaily decorated by the children and are judged in groups by age and most original or most colorful. Everyone who participates is a winner.

Thursday/June 1

First Thursdays in Del Ray. Family-oriented street festival on Mount Vernon Avenue, 6-9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month through September. This month – wear Hawaiian shirts for Luau on the Avenue. Carbon Copy performs at the corner of Mount Vernon and Oxford Avenues, 6-8 p.m. Free., or 703-683-2570.

Friday/June 2

Summer Kick Off. A Likely Story Children’s Bookstore hosts a kickball game and picnic at Blue Park on Commonwealth Avenue, behind the King Street Metro station.

Saturday/June 3

Soldier-led tours of the Fort. Learn about the history of Fort Ward, the construction of Civil War forts and soldier life in the Defenses of Washington. Walking shoes and water bottles are recommended. Admission is free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 West Braddock Road. Call 703-838-4848 or visit

History program. City Naturalist Mark Kelly presents “John Smith’s 1608 Exploration of the Potomac”, an illustrated program for children (ages 8 and older) and their parents. The event is free but reservations are required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street. Call 703-838-4399.

Family Dig Day. Be part of a fascinating archaeological investigation and discover the hidden clues that people have left behind. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration required; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person. or 703-838-4399.

Sunday/June 4

American Youth Philharmonic Concert. 3 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Program includes Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Respighi. Tickets: Adults $14, Student/Senior $10 Visit, call 703-642-8051, ext. 22, or purchase at the door.