1/23/2018

Beatrix Potter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Tue
(3-Adult) Learn about the famous author. Nibble on cupcakes and sip fruit punch or tea while enjoying stories about that precocious bunny family. Meet our own Sabrina and Blossom white tail rabbits. Learn what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take home.
 

1/23/2018

Beatrix Potter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Tue
(3-Adult) Learn about the famous author. Nibble on cupcakes and sip fruit punch or tea while enjoying stories about that precocious bunny family. Meet our own Sabrina and Blossom white tail rabbits. Learn what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take home.
 

1/27/2018

Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in the park, followed by a relaxing series of meditation exercises. to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat.
 

1/27/2018

Tree ID: Bark & Buds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(14-Adult) You may know how to identify tree species in the spring, summer and fall. But how about when the leaves and fruit are gone? Join us as we flex our tree ID muscles this winter and get to know a different side of our local trees.
 

1/30/2018

Once in a Blue Moon Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5:30pm Tue
(3-Adult) Meet at the Visitor Center to observe the second and last supermoon of the year, a Blue Moon. Also get information on seeing tonight's total lunar eclipse.
 

2/2/2018

Winter Folk Tales & Music Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(3-Adult) Join us as we learn about winter folk tales and local winter wildlife. We take a wildlife hike, sing nature-themed campfire songs accompanied by a guitar, and eat s'mores around the fire.
 

2/3/2018

Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in the park, followed by a relaxing series of meditation exercises. to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat.
 

2/3/2018

Valentine's Day is for the Love Birds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(3-Adult) Join us for a lovely time learning about birds in the park. We take a bird walk, make Valentine's bird crafts and watch a romantic bird-themed puppet show.
 

2/10/2018

Valentine's Day is for the Love Birds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(3-Adult) Join us for a lovely time learning about birds in the park. We take a bird walk, make Valentine's bird crafts and watch a romantic bird-themed puppet show.
 

2/10/2018

Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in the park, followed by a relaxing series of meditation exercises. to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat.
 

2/10/2018

Astronomy Night at Riverbend Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Sat
(8-Adult) Meet at the Visitor Center to explore different astronomy topics then stick around for a campfire and roast marshmallows. Topics: 12/30 & 2/24 Comets and Meteors; 12/23 & 3/10 Moon Phases and Eclipses; 1/20 Tools and Tech to observe the sky; 2/10 Constellations and Star Charts.
 

2/14/2018

Valentine's Day is for the Love Birds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Wed
(3-Adult) Join us for a lovely time learning about birds in the park. We take a bird walk, make Valentine's bird crafts and watch a romantic bird-themed puppet show.
 

2/16/2018

Winter Folk Tales & Music Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(3-Adult) Join us as we learn about winter folk tales and local winter wildlife. We take a wildlife hike, sing nature-themed campfire songs accompanied by a guitar, and eat s'mores around the fire.
 

2/17/2018

Tree ID: Bark & Buds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(14-Adult) You may know how to identify tree species in the spring, summer and fall. But how about when the leaves and fruit are gone? Join us as we flex our tree ID muscles this winter and get to know a different side of our local trees.
 

2/23/2018

Winter Folk Tales & Music Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(3-Adult) Join us as we learn about winter folk tales and local winter wildlife. We take a wildlife hike, sing nature-themed campfire songs accompanied by a guitar, and eat s'mores around the fire.
 

2/24/2018

Astronomy Night at Riverbend Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Sat
(8-Adult) Meet at the Visitor Center to explore different astronomy topics then stick around for a campfire and roast marshmallows. Topics: 12/30 & 2/24 Comets and Meteors; 12/23 & 3/10 Moon Phases and Eclipses; 1/20 Tools and Tech to observe the sky; 2/10 Constellations and Star Charts.
 

2/24/2018

Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in the park, followed by a relaxing series of meditation exercises. to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat.
 

2/27/2018

Beatrix Potter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Tue
(3-Adult) Learn about the famous author. Nibble on cupcakes and sip fruit punch or tea while enjoying stories about that precocious bunny family. Meet our own Sabrina and Blossom white tail rabbits. Learn what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take home.
 

3/3/2018

Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in the park, followed by a relaxing series of meditation exercises. to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat.
 

3/9/2018

Winter Folk Tales & Music Campfire Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Fri
(3-Adult) Join us as we learn about winter folk tales and local winter wildlife. We take a wildlife hike, sing nature-themed campfire songs accompanied by a guitar, and eat s'mores around the fire.
 

3/10/2018

Astronomy Night at Riverbend Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Sat
(8-Adult) Meet at the Visitor Center to explore different astronomy topics then stick around for a campfire and roast marshmallows. Topics: 12/30 & 2/24 Comets and Meteors; 12/23 & 3/10 Moon Phases and Eclipses; 1/20 Tools and Tech to observe the sky; 2/10 Constellations and Star Charts.
 

3/10/2018

Tree ID: Bark & Buds Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(14-Adult) You may know how to identify tree species in the spring, summer and fall. But how about when the leaves and fruit are gone? Join us as we flex our tree ID muscles this winter and get to know a different side of our local trees.
 

3/10/2018

Winter Wonderland Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in the park, followed by a relaxing series of meditation exercises. to find our inner winter calmness. Bring a mat.
 

3/20/2018

Beatrix Potter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Tue
(3-Adult) Learn about the famous author. Nibble on cupcakes and sip fruit punch or tea while enjoying stories about that precocious bunny family. Meet our own Sabrina and Blossom white tail rabbits. Learn what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take home.
 

3/24/2018

Build your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
(3-Adult) Bats help eat mosquitoes, and pollinate plants, but they are having a hard time. Help these important animals thrive by building a bat house to hang in your yard. Everyone must register, $15 fee per bathouse paid to instructor on the day of the program.
 

4/1/2018

Bluebells and Bloodroots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sun
(Adults) Meet at Visitor Center. Learn to identify Riverbend's beautiful spring ephemerals, and discover the folklore that has grown up around them, as we walk along the banks of the Potomac River. Canceled if rain.
 

4/7/2018

Spring Wildflowers of Scott's Run Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(13-Adult) Meet at Scott's Run Nature Preserve and walk the trails in search of spring beauty, Dutchman's breeches and other spring ephemerals in these rich woods. Meet in west parking lot. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Canceled if rain.
 

4/7/2018

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10:30am Sat
(2-Adult) Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

4/14/2018

Riverbend Park Bluebell Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(Ages 3-Adult) A great event for the whole family! See the first signs of spring's arrival - the carpet of Virginia Bluebells throughout the forest. Enjoy wildflower walks, face painting, live animals, moonbounce, music and more.
 

4/21/2018

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10:30am Sat
(2-Adult) Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

4/21/2018

Bluebells and Bloodroots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Sat
(Adults) Meet at Visitor Center. Learn to identify Riverbend's beautiful spring ephemerals, and discover the folklore that has grown up around them, as we walk along the banks of the Potomac River. Canceled if rain.
 

4/21/2018

Build Your Own Bee House (3-Adult) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
(3-Adult) Have fun learning about local pollinators and using some invasive plants to build homes for native pollinators. The bees this house attracts are mason bees, pollinators and solitary bees that rarely sting.
 

5/12/2018

Build your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  3pm Sat
(3-Adult) Bats help eat mosquitoes, and pollinate plants, but they are having a hard time. Help these important animals thrive by building a bat house to hang in your yard. Everyone must register, $15 fee per bathouse paid to instructor on the day of the program.
 

6/16/2018

Build Your Own Bee House (3-Adult) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Sat
(3-Adult) Have fun learning about local pollinators and using some invasive plants to build homes for native pollinators. The bees this house attracts are mason bees, pollinators and solitary bees that rarely sting.