The summer is quickly coming to an end, but there's still a ton of events going on in the area. Here's what you need to know in Kingstowne this week.
- National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6. Multiple neighborhoods in the Franconia District have signed up to participate in this annual event to meet new people in their communities and to support crime and drug prevention in Fairfax County.
- Take songwriting lessons from an NPR Award Winner. This year's International Folk Alliance Showcase Artist Grace Pettis is hosting a workshop series to DC.
- Best known as Screech from TV sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” Dustin Diamond is back to make you laugh with a dose of comedy at Alexandria’s Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Aug. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Enjoy these flowers that fly at Brookside Garden in Wheaton as part of its Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens Conservatory. The display is open through Sept. 22 at 1500 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, Md., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
- Ahoy! Get on board the Boomerang Pirate Ship on the Georgetown Waterfront for a family fun treasure hunt cruise along the Potomac. Shiver your timbers at 3100 K St., NW in Washington, DC, 202-650-7005. Most cruises last for 45 minutes to an hour although some weekday evening cruises last longer. The Boomerang Pirate Ship also offers other cruises for 21 and older with a full bar.