Friday, June 17, 2011

Around Town Friday

As a cosmopolitan city, Washington D.C. offers an eclectic mix of cultural happenings every weekend.  Be sure to get your cultural fix this weekend with these varied and intriguing events:

Occoquan Regional Park History Paddle Tour and Tour Boat Rides  Occoquan Regional Park offers historic kayak and tour boat rides on Saturdays and Sundays.
• Address: 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
• Times: History Paddle Saturday 10am; Tour Boat Saturday noon and Sunday 1pm
• Admission: History Paddle Tour $10 (kayak rental available); Tour Boat Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, under age 4 are free
• Details: Get a lovely look at the river and the shore. Reservations required! Call 703-690-2121.

Lorton Farmers Market Sundays from May 1 - Nov 6

• Address: 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard, Lorton, VA
• Times: 9am-1pm
• Admission: FREE
• Details: The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects. Call (703) 642-0128 for more info.

Washington Jewish Music Festival  June 9th-26th

About the Festival
Established in 1999, the Washington Jewish Music Festival (WJMF) fosters a broader appreciation of Jewish culture and provides the greater Washington DC community with opportunities to connect through music. WJMF presents extraordinary performing artists working to preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture. Through collaborations, educational programming and free events, the Festival actively engages people from all walks of the greater Washington DC community in cross-cultural dialogue.
Bands such as Mama Doni will be performing live at the festival.

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