Monday – Take a drive out to Solomons, MD, to Annmarie Sculpture Gardens for artistic delights and autumn splendor. Tour beautiful works, both indoors and out, play in the Fairy Lolly, and create some of your own art with inspiration from all you see there. Even better, the grounds are gorgeous there now. Trust me, it’s worth the hour-plus drive. Hours are 9am – 5pm in the gardens, 10am – 5pm at the arts center. Admission is $5/adult, $3/ages 6-17, free for 5 and under.
Tuesday – Check out your local library. Drop in for story time, sing-a-longs, art & crafts, and other activities, or just go to browse for books. See this post from the early KFDC days for a little background and quick links to libraries around the area.
Wednesday – See a show especially for little ones at The Puppet Co. The lights stay on, and doors remain open during Tiny Tots performances for the youngest audiences. Old McDonald’s Farm is this week’s production. Showtime is 10am. Tickets are $5 for everyone, including babies.
Thursday – Bring girls ages 4-14 on a fundraising play date. Cookies and Confidence with Rosie will help support Rosie Riveters, a non-profit that aims to provide a fun space for girls ages 4-14 to imagine, create, and play while developing their skills in STEM. From 9:30-11:30am at Tea with Mrs. B, guests will use math skills to identify shapes and use them to build turkey puzzles, while gobbling down scrumptious cookies. A $5 donation per participating child is suggested. And you can find STEM fun for both girls and boys at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. Hours are 10am – 6pm. Admission is $12.
Friday – Go ice skating under the sky! All of our local outdoor rinks are open and welcoming folks to glide. Several offer push aids to help newbie skaters, and most are located in places with even more to do beyond the rink. This post has all the details on all of them.