The holiday season has ended but you can still enjoy outdoor winter programs in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park this January.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is offering a S'more Wagon ride and campfire on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone two and older can attend the hour-long program, which meets at Cabell's Mill in the park.
Participants will take a wagon ride through Rocky Run Stream Valley while they learn about the park and watch for wildlife. Then they can make S'mores around a campfire. It costs $7 (more for those who don't live in Fairfax County).
And on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m., the park is offering a paper boat race in the stream around the mill, which was used to produce cornmeal until 1916. The program also features a lesson on mills and this one's history. For ages seven and up. Adults must be registered with a child.
The mill is located at 5235 Walney Rd., Centreville, VA. Cost is $5 per person.
To register for either program, see http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ or call (703) 222-4664.