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Weekend Planner: Comedy, Ice Cream and More

Local events in our area Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26.

Wondering what to do with your weekend? Patch has got you covered with a variety of local events happening this Friday through Sunday.

Cool Cow Stand-Up Comedy

  • Where: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton
  • When: Friday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Featuring comedians Randolph Terrance, Tim Miller and Andy Kline.  Hosted by Rahmein Mostafavi. For ages 18 and up.
  • Price: Tickets are $15

Ice Cream Making Demonstrations

  • Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Why Go: Watch costumed staff create one of George Washington’s favorite desserts using period tools and equipment.  Visitors will receive an adapted ice cream recipe to make at home.
  • Price: Estate admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids ages 6 – 11

  • Where: Inova Alexandria Hospital (Howard Street Parking Lot), Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Learn about emergency safety from local police, firefighters and medical personnel.  Activities will include petting zoo, moon bounce, video games, face painting, snacks and more.
  • Price: FREE

Free Performances:

  • at The Lyceum, Alexandria. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m.  FREE.
  • at Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria. Sunday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.  FREE.

Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series:

  • Mount Vernon Nights presents MAHALA at Grist Mill Park, Alexandria.  Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.  FREE.
  • Mount Vernon Nights presents Alexandria Kleztet at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton. Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.  FREE

Nature Highlights:

  • Mammal Mania – Weasels at Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield.  Friday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m.  For ages 6 – 8.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • Kayak Tour at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton.  Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m.  For ages 8 and up.  $30 per person.
  • Ranger Station Creations: Nature Crafting at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Saturday, Aug. 25 at Noon.  Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.
  • Sunday Morning Bird Walk at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Alexandria.  Sunday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m.  FREE.
  • Wagon Ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly.  Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.  For ages 2 and up.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • Freshwater Ecology at Mason Neck State Park, Lorton.  Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.  Weekend parking is $4 per vehicle.

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