This weekend is going to be on fire! And we’re not just talking about the outdoor temps. Things will be heating up big time in the around town events department, including a fireman meet and greet, a cool county fair, a beach-themed railroad museum party, and more!

20228084294_29b8e9624e_zPhoto: Howard County Library System via Flickr


Firefighters Meet and Teach
At this fun, family-focused event, Lowes and fire officials will host fire and CO safety activities. Kids’ firefighter hats and activity worksheets will be provided, along with educational handouts for grownups. Kids will also build wooden fire trucks and score a fire safety patch. SatEvent details.


Olympic Celebration Family Day
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Come for an afternoon of crafts, games, and music that celebrates the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you can cheer on the red, white, and blue of Team USA! SatEvent details.


B&O Railroad Museum Beach Party Bash
Celebrate summer at the B&O Railroad Museum’s Beach Party Bash! Discover your end of summer adventure with fun hands-on activities–think: T-shirt making and potato sack racing–that keep kids entertained and engaged. FriEvent details.


Rides, Animals, and Treats at the Arlington County Fair
There’s something for everyone—from carnival rides and live animal shows to musical entertainment and craft exhibits—at this county fair. Another highlight of the fair are its super-interesting competitive exhibits. Ever wondered who has the best bees wax or flower arrangements in the county? You can find out here…or, just indulge in your once-a-year order of fried Oreos. Fri.-SunEvent details.


Kids Corner
Don’t worry, Kids Corner is also grown-up friendly. Grab you brood and enjoy reading, singing & fun with DC Public Library, and a special musical performance by Chris & Jenna! SatEvent details.

Fall’s Church

Mom’s Day Out: Yoga, Makeup, and Headshots
Craving a little bit of “me time”? This mama morning includes a trio of pampering activities, including a restorative yoga class, gorgeous custom makeup, and a flattering portrait session with three digital photos for you to keep. Bonus: A portion of the proceeds will go to Generation Hope, a local NGO supporting teen mothers. Sat.-SunEvent details.

What does your brood have planned for the weekend? Tell us in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady