Savoring the last weekend of July!

Savoring the last weekend of July!
As we approach the end of July, it's hard to believe that another month has gone by in the blink of an eye. The summer days seem to be slipping away from us and soon enough, autumn will be upon us. But before we start getting lost in thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, let's take a moment to pause and truly savor this last weekend of July. It's time to soak up all that summer has left to offer – whether it's spending quality time with loved ones, indulging in delicious seasonal treats or exploring new adventures. So grab a cold drink, kick back and let's make the most out of these precious remaining days of July. 

Friday Flow Yoga at Parklawn

Friday, July 26 · 8:30 - 9:30am EDT
Parklawn Pool
6011 Crater Place Alexandria, VA 22312 United States
About the Event
Relax and recharge your mind and body with an all-levels yoga flow on the pool deck at Parklawn. This unique yoga experience is designed to help you reconnect with yourself and the tranquility of nature. You don't need any prior experience to join this yoga class, just bring your own mat and get ready to unwind with like-minded individuals. Taught by Erin Sonn, a swim mom and PLP sponsor, this yoga class is sure to be filled with love and laughs. Erin is an experienced and certified yoga instructor who brings traditional yoga practices to nontraditional spaces. For every $15 ticket purchase, $5 will be donated to the Parklawn Pool. By registering for this yoga class, you are accepting the eat.YOGA.drink., LLC., Liability Waiver for you and your guests. So come on out and enjoy an hour of zen on the pool deck!

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites: Summer Olympics

Friday, July 26 · 7 - 9pm EDT
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
614 Oronoco Street Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
About the Event
Get ready to flex your love for knowledge with bi-weekly trivia nights at Lee-Fendall House Museum! Combine the beauty of the gardens with the brilliance of random nerd knowledge, and you have an unforgettable experience this summer. From pop culture to history, there's a little something for everyone to challenge their intellects. And don't miss our July 26th event, where we'll be testing your knowledge of the Summer Olympics. Snag your spot on a team while you can – registration is first come, first served! The $12 admission also includes a drink ticket, so you can sip on something refreshing while you show off your trivia skills. Additional drinks are available from our cash bar. Don't wait until it's too late – sign up ahead of time to ensure your spot in a night of fun, laughter, and friendly competition!


Friday, July 26 · 2 - 8pm EDT
Cloverdale Park
15150 Cloverdale Road Dale City, VA 22193 United States
About the Event
Africa 2 the World is a movement that celebrates the rich culture and diverse talents of the African continent. From art and music to fashion and cuisine, Africa has so much to offer the world. The vibrant and colorful traditions of Africa have inspired artists and creatives from all over the globe, and the impact of African culture can be seen in everything from popular music to street style. Africa 2 the World is all about showcasing the very best of what Africa has to offer and bringing it to a worldwide audience. It's an exciting time for African culture, and we can't wait to see what the future holds.


Friday, July 26 · 7:30 - 10pm EDT
epiQ Food Hall
14067 Noblewood Plaza Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States
About the Event
Are you feeling bored and uninspired on a Friday night? Look no further than Good Fridays! This event is a perfect place to showcase your unique artistic talents, whether you're a comedian, singer, poet, or rapper. Even if you're not a performer, there are plenty of fun interactive games like karaoke to keep you entertained. Good Fridays is the perfect venue to let loose and express yourself, and you'll be cheered on by a supportive crowd. So mark your calendar for every 4th Friday and get your ticket to experience the ultimate open mic night. You won't regret it!

The St. James Summer 2024 Dinks N Drinks Pickleball Socials

Friday, July 26 · 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT
The St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex
6805 Industrial Road Springfield, VA 22151 United States
About the Event
Calling all pickleball enthusiasts! If you're looking for a fun and social way to improve your skills, look no further than the Dinks N Drinks Pickleball Social! Hosted every other Friday evening throughout July and August, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect with other players and enjoy some friendly matches with different partners. Best of all? The location couldn't be better! The St. James Courthouse provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of pickleball, and beverages and snacks will be on-site to keep your energy levels up. So mark your calendars for Friday, July 12th, grab your paddle, and get ready to meet your fellow pickleball enthusiasts!

2024 Spring Plant Camp: Where Green Thumbs and Creative Minds Blossom

Friday, July 26 · 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Oak Spring Garden Foundation 1776 Loughborough Ln Upperville, VA 20184
About the Event
Get ready for an exciting summer adventure at Oak Spring Garden Foundation with Plant Camp! This is the perfect opportunity for young green thumbs and creative minds to blossom and explore the wonders of nature. With a mix of plant-tastic activities, wild farm education adventures, and engaging farm-to-table projects, your child will learn while having fun! Imagine your child enjoying storytime in the garden, or extracting fresh ingredients from the farm to cook delicious meals. There's something for everyone! Plant Camp is available in three sessions each lasting from 9am to 3pm. Secure your child's spot today for the June, July, or August sessions according to their age - 6 to 9 or 9 to 12, and the camp fee of $225 includes a free camp t-shirt! Enrich your child's summer with educational outdoor learning and fun-filled activities at Plant Camp!

Discovering Treasures Specialty Tour

Friday, July 26 ·11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Morven Park 17195 Southern Planter Lane Leesburg, VA 20176
About the Event
Step back in time with Morven Park’s Collections Manager David Roettger and explore the magnificent Morven Park Mansion, home to unique and interesting treasures from around the globe. This 60-minute tour takes you on a journey through the history of the mansion and its magnificent collection. Discover the oldest artifact in the collection and admire the intricate details of the antique writing chests. Keep your eyes peeled for secret drawers and even peek inside the wardrobes to uncover the stories of the people who once lived here. As you wander through the mansion, you'll be transported to a bygone era, and feel the awe-inspiring grandeur of this beautiful landmark. So, grab your tickets today and join David Roettger for a tour that's sure to leave you mesmerized!

Summer Nights Sip and Paint

Friday, July 26 · 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT
la Madeleine
1833 Fountain Drive Reston, VA 20190 United States
About the Event
It's time to channel your inner artist and join us for a night of creative fun! Our Summer Nights Sip and Paint event is the perfect opportunity to unwind and let your creativity bloom. As the sun sets, gather with friends or make new ones and indulge in a glass of your favorite beverage as you paint your masterpiece. The warm summer air will be buzzing with artistic energy as you create your unique piece of art. So come on out, relax, and enjoy the magic of a beautiful summer evening while expressing yourself on canvas. We can't wait to see the beautiful and inspiring pieces everyone creates!

Summer NOTAcamp

Saturday, July 27 ·8 - 9am EDT
2901 South Randolph Street Arlington, VA 22206 United States
About the Event
Are you looking for a way to kick off your weekend with a bang? Our bootcamp class is the perfect way to get your body moving while having fun! This class combines cardiovascular exercises and strength training to give you a total body workout that will leave you feeling energized and invigorated. The best part? No equipment is needed, just bring a water bottle and towel and you're ready to go! Plus, all skill levels are welcome, so whether you're a fitness pro or just starting out, you are sure to get a great workout. Don't forget to bring your own mat, wear appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes, and check your weekly class email for any additional information. Lastly, we prioritize your safety above everything else. Our COVID-19 safety standards ensure that you can workout worry-free, and in case of rain, don't worry, we've got you covered! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and get your sweat on!

Mexican Dance Class for Children Ages 8 to 12

Saturday, July 27 · 1 - 2pm EDT
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
About the Event
Are you looking for a fun and lively way to introduce your child to Mexican culture? Look no further than our Mexican Dance Class for Children Ages 8 to 12! With no prior experience required, our experienced instructors will guide your child through the basics of Mexican Folklore, including exciting footwork techniques. Your child will become immersed in the vibrant and energetic world of Mexican dance while making new friends and learning a new skill. Sign up today for a dance class that is sure to get your child moving and grooving!

Composition in the Field - Photography Workshop

Saturday, July 27 · 11:30am - 2:30pm EDT
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court Vienna, VA 22182 United States
About the Event
The Digital Photo Academy workshop at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a photographer's dream. With 74 acres of natural beauty, there is no shortage of gorgeous scenery to capture. Even if you don't have a camera, the gardens are a visual treat in their own right. From the Bonsai Pavilion to the Lake Caroline Gazebo, every corner of the gardens presents an opportunity to practice your photography skills. The paths that wind through the gardens lead to two additional lakes, offering endless options for scenic shots. Your Digital Photo Academy instructor will guide you through various composition strategies to help you bring these stunning scenes to life. You'll leave the workshop feeling inspired and with a portfolio full of incredible images.


Saturday, July 27 · 2 - 10pm EDT
Clarendon Ballroom
3185 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201 United States
About the Event
Get ready, Clarendon! This summer is going to be one for the books. Clarendon Ballroom is taking over the streets, and we're bringing the party with us! This dance music inspired festival promises to be Arlington's only one of its kind, so don't miss out on the experience of a lifetime. Our rooftop vibe is coming down to the street level for a lavishly decorated beer garden, lounge sections, yard games, carnival treats, local vendors and so much more! With our state-of-the-art stage, lighting and sound system, the streets of Clarendon will never be the same. This 21+ event is the only way to kick off the summer in style, so join us for Arlington's hottest street fest!

LoCo Triathlon

Jul 27 at 7:30AM - 1:00PM
43003 Waxpool Road Ashburn 20148
About the Event
Ready, set, go! Join us for the first-ever LoCo Tri-athlon, taking place at the Broadlands Community Center on Saturday, July 27th at 7:30 AM. If you’re looking for a challenge, this is it. But don’t worry – this race is sure to be fun for all involved. The triathlon includes a 300-meter pool swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5k run through the lovely neighborhood streets of Broadlands. Not interested in tackling the full distance all at once? Build a relay team with two or three of your friends. Regardless of how you participate, all finishers will receive a commemorative soft blend t-shirt and a finishers’ medal at the end of the race. So, what are you waiting for? Lace up those sneakers and dive in – the LoCo Tri-athlon awaits!

Motorbike Riding

Sunday, July 28 · 3:30 - 6:30pm EDT
Potomac Mills Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Have you ever wanted to learn how to ride a motorcycle? Well, now is your chance! This adventure is perfect for you and it's time to scrape it off from your bucket list. The 3 to 4 Hour Course is all riding, so no need to worry about boring classroom lectures. Plus, motorcycles, helmets, and lightweight gloves are provided. You will even get one coach for every three students to ensure you are getting the attention you deserve. This course is designed for beginners who have always dreamed of riding a motorcycle but never had the chance. So, grab your eye protection, long sleeves, sturdy pants, and over the ankle shoes, and come experience the thrill and fun of motorcycle riding!

Summer Time Cake Pops and Cakesicles

Sunday, July 28 · 2 - 4pm EDT
Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Who doesn't love sweets? If you're looking to impress your loved ones with some adorable baked goods, look no further than this class! Join professional cake decorator Stephanie H to learn the art of making Cake Pops and Cakesicles. With assorted sprinkles and super fun toppings available, you can create 8 treats to take home and share with your friends and family (or keep them all to yourself, we won't judge!). This class is perfect for those who are new to baking or want to up their decorating game. And hey, if you love it enough to continue your baking journey, take advantage of the 5% discount on supplies and tools at Fran's Cake and Candy. Don't miss this sweet opportunity!

Pretty Pics Pool Party

Sunday, July 28 · 5 - 9pm EDT
Vienna Vienna, VA 22180 United States
About the Event
Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Vegas Meets DC-themed Epic Pool Party and Networking Event! This is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded business people while enjoying the sunny weather and letting loose. And let's not forget the highly anticipated "Sabotage Sundays" events - the ultimate way to unwind after a long week. Picture bottles popping, models strutting their stuff, and a lit DJ spinning tunes that will make you want to dance the night away. With celebrity models, sexy mermaids, and the constant sound of photography flashes, you'll feel like you've been transported to Vegas for the night. But don't worry, this is still a professional event, and there will be a diverse group of designers, hair/makeup artists, social media influencers, lawyers, bankers, investors, dancers, artists, and more in attendance. So gear up for a fun-filled night of networking and excitement - you won't want to miss out!

As we savor the last weekend of July, let's do it with intention and purpose. Let's create memories that will bring a smile to our faces for years to come. So go ahead and make plans for that hike you've been wanting to do, plan a picnic with your loved ones, or simply curl up with a good book and enjoy some quiet time. Whatever it may be, let's cherish this last weekend of July and start August on a high note. And always remember, life is meant to be savored, not rushed.
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