Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls
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Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

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Ongoing

Senior Olympics. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics features more than 60 events that challenge the mind as well as the body. New games this year: jigsaw puzzle and line-dancing. The public is invited, free of charge, to all NVSO events. The games run Sept. 14-28. There will be no on-site registration for participants. Visit www.nvso.us.

Countless Shades of Black. Through Oct. 12, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Frame Factory Gallery, 212 Dominion Road N.E., Vienna. Countless Shades of Black features local artist Alfredo Milian and Discovery Graphics. Free. Visit www.theframefactory1.com for a slideshow.

Oak Marr Farmers' Market. 8 a.m.-noon at Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Every Wednesday through Nov. 13, rain or shine. Vendors include produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, pies, cured and smoked meats, popsicles, sorbet, bread, croissants, falafel sandwiches, humus, and pesto. Call 703-281-6501 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/oak-marr for more.

McLean Farmers Market. Fridays, through Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-noon at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Sixteen local farmers and producers will sell fresh produce and fruits; meats; breads and pastries; jams; dairy products and eggs; herbs; flowers, coffee, and more. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/mclean.

Great Falls Farmers Market. Year-round, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 778 Walker Road, Great Falls. Music, vendors, fresh produce, fresh prepared food, delightful bakery, spices from around the world, wild-caught fish, grass-fed, free-range meats, organic-fed poultry and eggs. Email kathleen@greatfallsfarmersmarket.org for more.

Oakton Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Year-round weekly farmers market in Oakton. Local produce, meats/eggs, dairy, baked goods, and more. Admission is free. Visit community-foodworks.org.

Mah Jongg Cards. Order cards through Jan. 15, 2020, from Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St. 2020 Mah Jongg cards are $8 for small cards and $9 for large cards. Official cards and will be sent directly from the National Mah Jongg League in late March/early April 2020. Go to bit.ly/mahjonggcards2020 or email iva.gresko@gmail.com to order.

Thursday/Sept. 12

Art Demonstration. 7:30-9 p.m. at Vienna Art Center, Windover Building, 243 Church St. NW, Suite 100 LL, Vienna. After a brief membership meeting, enjoy light refreshments while artist Bob Magneson describes his quick application techniques, using acrylics to create impressionistic/post-impressionistic paintings. An experienced plein air painter, Bob is a copyist for the National Gallery of Art and other Washington, D.C. museums. Open to the public. Free. Visit www.ViennaArtsSociety.org or call 703-319-3971.

Friday/Sept. 13

Great Decisions: Decoding U.S. - China Trade. 1-3 p.m. at Great Falls Public Library. Great Falls Senior Center is partnered with the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services in all ventures and events. Visit gfseniors.org for more.

Old Firehouse Friday Night Trip. 4-10 p.m. meet at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road. Old Firehouse Friday night trip to Dave and Buster’s, dining and entertainment attraction. Dinner and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play are included in the fee. $50; $40 MCC district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-448-8336.

Sept. 13-Nov. 3

Pop-Up Selfie Museum. Select dates and times at Tysons Corner Center, Lower Level near Lord & Taylor. The American Scream Selfie Museum will feature interactive exhibits that will make visitors laugh and scream and the star of eye-popping selfies. The museum will feature an array of custom-built Halloween themed sets individuals can interact with: sit on the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms, stand in an ancient Egyptian tomb and face the Mummy; visit a gruesome morgue; and more.$15-$18. Visit www.american-scream.com for timed tickets and schedule.

Saturday/Sept. 14

NVSO Opening Ceremonies. 9-9:30 a.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St., Arlington. Join the fun and cheer for athletes at the opening ceremonies of Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, featuring the carrying of the NVSO Olympic torch, Color Guard presentation and recognition of County officials and patrons. The public is invited, free of charge, to all NVSO events. For more information about events throughout Northern Virginia during the competition, Sept. 14-28, call 703-228-4721, go to www.nvso.us or email nvso1982@gmail.com.

Tea Seminar: ABC's of Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Learn about and taste teas from around the globe - white, green, oolong, black, and dark styles - their history; how they are similar to, and different from, each other; and how to best brew each style for optimum flavor. Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. $35 per person. Use ID Code 070.6BBA. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-222-4664.

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

American Feud Documentary. 2-4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals is the only non-partisan classroom friendly documentary that traces the American story of liberalism and conservatism featuring voices from many perspectives. Revised, updated and re-released in 2017, the new version explores the problem of dysfunctional government in light of a liberalism and conservatism that have become increasingly incoherent. Free. Call 703-938-0405 or visit librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5395442.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Breakfast Buffet. 8 a.m.-noon at Vienna American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St., N. Vienna. Get omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and more. Adults $10, children 12 and under $4. Call 703-938-6580.

Get Fired Up. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The mill’s blacksmith will be firing up his forge – watch as he works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. Free, no reservations are required.No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Escape the Daily Grind. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. See and hear 19th century technology at work at the historic mill. Grinding demonstrations will be taking place, if conditions permit. Call the site to confirm. $8 for adults; $7 for students age 16 and older with ID; and $6 for children and seniors. No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Monday-Tuesday/Sept. 16-17

Lunch ‘n’ Life. Noon-2:30 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Presented by Shepherd's Center of Oakton/Vienna, Elaine Flynn portrays Mary Pickford: America’s Sweetheart. The biggest star of the silent screen and first female star to earn $1,000,000 She performed in over 200 films. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 703-281-0538 or visit www.scov.org/events.

Tuesday/Sept. 17

2019 Virginia Climate Crisis Forum. 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard St., NW, Vienna. Join people of faith and community members across Virginia to engage in a deep conversation about environmental justice. The forum will feature expert panelists and is co-moderated by William Barber, III and Karenna Gore. Visit actionnetwork.org/events/2019-virginia-climate-crisis-forum/ to register.

Garden Wisdom. 7:30 p.m. at Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St. S., Vienna. Margaret Fisher, of Plant NoVA Native, will discuss the benefits of native plants while soil scientist Dan Schwartz, with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, will address “The World Beneath Our Feet.” Both presentations are designed to inspire residents to think about their own gardens in new ways. Free and open to the public. Visit viennava.gov for more.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

50th Anniversary Luncheon. 11:15 a.m. at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. McLean Newcomers and Neighbors celebrate the 50th Anniversary. $36 per person. To attend, pay at squareup.com/market/mclean-newcomers-club. Prospective and former members are welcome. No reservations will be accepted after Tuesday, Sep. 10. Visit www.McLeanNewcomers.org.

Learning at the Roll-Top Observatory. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Turner Farm, 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls. Learn about the planets, constellations, stars, galaxies, space missions and more at the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm Park. Turner Farm hosts a talk on an astronomy-related topic each month. Participants will have a chance to use the observatory’s telescopes, if the weather allows. Designed for participants age 8-adult. $8 per person. Visit www.analemma.org for more.

Friday/Sept. 20

Application Deadline: Halloween Parade. The 2019 Halloween Parade theme is “Famous Children’s Books and Fairy Tales Brought to Life.” To apply as a parade entrant, submit a completed registration form, narrative, waiver, and float policy form (if entering a float into competition) with a detailed sketch and description. Forms and additional information are available at viennava.gov/halloween.

Summer on the Green: Hard Swimmin’ Fish (funk-infused blues). 6:30 p.m. on Vienna’s Town Green. Friday nights through Aug. 23. Bring chairs and/or blankets. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Consider leaving pets at home. In the event of rain, check the weather line at 703-255-7842. Learn more at www.viennava.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3997.

Batty Myth-Busting. 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Separate fact from fiction with the “Let’s Get Batty” program at Lake Fairfax Park. Park staff will debunk some common myths about our friendly bat neighbors and provide information about a deadly fungus that is threatening their population. The program also includes a short naturalist-led hike. Designed for participants age 7-adult. $7 per person. Call 703-471-5414 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-fairfax.

Young Adult Game Night. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The Young Adult Ministry will be hosting its first Game Night of the program year. All young adults are invited to gather in the chapel for some games, snacks, and fellowship. Bring friends and games you are interested in playing. Newcomers welcome. Free. Visit www.lewinsville.org/events/young-adult-game-night/ or call 703-356-7200.

Saturday/Sept. 21

Annual Walk for Mental Health. 9 a.m. check in; walk starts at 10 a.m. Tysons Corner Center on the Plaza 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons. In addition to live music, face painting, interactive music and art stations and information booths, participants will be celebrating hope and raising mental health awareness. Visit www.nami-northernvirginia.org/ to register.

Global Hunger Banquet. 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road NE, Vienna. An intergenerational education event and meal, illustrating the global division of food portions and supplementing the Vienna CROP Walk. Free tickets at www.eventbrite.com – enter “hunger banquet” in the events button. Free, but there will be an opportunity to donate to the CROP Walk at the event.

Sunday/Sept. 22

Nature Nook-Turtles. 10-11 a.m. at Clemyjontri Park, 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Join a naturalist to learn about the region’s native turtles. In this program for children ages 3-5, participants will take a short park hike, meet a live turtle and make a turtle craft. $9 per child. Call 703-388-2807 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/clemyjontri.

Gyotaku at Lake Fairfax. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Get in the swim about “Gyotaku,” the ancient Japanese custom of fish printing, with a program at Lake Fairfax Park. Learn about the fish living in Lake Fairfax and give Gyotaku a try by practicing the technique on a T-shirt or fabric bag that you can take home. Designed for participants age 5-adult. $9 per person. Call 703-471-5414 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-fairfax.

Cider Fresh from the Press. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Learn about the distilling process, how ciders are made, and why these activities are mill-related. Watch the cider press in action and see how a still operates. This will be a water-only operation, no alcohol is involved. The mill will be open for tours during this event, and visitors can enjoy samples of non-alcoholic apple cider. $5 per person. Designed for participants age 3-adult. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

“Broadway Princess Party.” 3 p.m. at The Alden, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Brush off that tiara for this concert direct from NYC, featuring Tony-nominee Susan Egan (Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” voice of Meg in the movie “Hercules”), Grammy-nominee Courtney Reed (original Jasmine in Disney’s “Aladdin” on Broadway) and Christy Altomare (Anastasia in “Anastasia” on Broadway) singing every princess song in the book, sharing hilarious and heartfelt stories of their royal antics backstage, on stage and beyond. $50; $45 students and seniors; $35 MCC tax district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-9223.

Performance: Amadeus Orchestra. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Mendelssohn’s powerful and rarely-heard Overture in C ("Trumpet"), op. 101, raises the curtain on a new season. Four Amadeus veterans (oboist Wesley Nichols, clarinetist Anne Ament, bassoonist Eric Dircksen, and hornist Karin Berkley) step to the front with Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. And hear a foreshadowing of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year with his Eroica Symphony. A pre-concert lecture by Music Director A. Scott Wood will begin at 3:15 p.m. and a reception will follow the concert. $40 at the door or www.amadeusconcerts.com. Students 17 and under and active military are admitted free of charge.

Deeper than Skin. 7-9 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. A musical exploration of race: “Deeper Than the Skin” is an experience of singing and listening, of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry, and reconsider what you know about our history. $25. Email music@unityoffairfax.org or visit deeperthantheskin.eventbrite.com/.

Monday/Sept. 23

The Ayr Hill Garden Club Monthly Gathering. 12:45 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The meeting features Erica Carter, Fairfax County Recycling Coordinator. There is a lot of talk about recycling these days – what can be recycled? Where does it go? Is China still buying? What can one do to minimize the amount of waste created? Free and open to the public. Email emilielarson@rcn.com.

Wednesday/Sept. 25

Foreign-Language Film. 1 p.m. At The Alden, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free admission. Come enjoy foreign films selected by The Alden staff. All movies are shown in the original language with English subtitles. Foreign-language films will be shown at 1 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of the month through May. These movies are chosen for adult audiences and may contain mature content, language and themes. Free admission. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

NOVA ScratchEd Meetup. 4:45-7:45 p.m. at Thinkabit Lab, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church. In the first NOVA ScratchEd Meetup ever, educators will have the opportunity to make, learn, share, and connect with others around the topic of creative computing. Free. Refreshments will be served. Email james.h.koontz@gmail.com or visit www.meetup.com/ScratchEd-NorthernVA/events/263667456/.

Holy Happy Hour. 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. An “Autumn Leaves” Jazz themed program will feature Christopher Ziemba and Lena Seikaly, performing a piano and voice duet. The short concert begins at 6:15, followed by wine and cheese in Fellowship Hall. Free and open to the public. Visit www.lewinsville.org/events/holy-happy-hour/ for more.

Friday/Sept. 27

All That Jazz Dinner. 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Sunrise of McLean, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean. Food, fun, raffle ticket and All That Jazz. Proceeds of the dinner will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dinner: $25, adults; $15, children 12 and under. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 24 to McLean.Conc3@SunriseSeniorLiving.com or 703-734-1600.

After 7 Dance Party. 7-10 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. For 7th-10th Graders. The Old Firehouse presents After 7, a can’t-miss party that includes raffles, tournaments, catered food and drinks. With hip-hop, Top 40 and dance hall tracks plus requests. $5 admission. Preregistration is recommended. Visit www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-448-8336.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 27-29

ValeArts "Colorful Journeys." Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (reception, 7-9 p.m.); Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Historic Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. 27th ValeArts Fall Show will feature more than 150 original works by nine local artists in various media, styles, and sizes. Three days fine art exhibition, a family friendly neighborhood event. Free admission. Visit www.valearts.com or call 703-860-1888.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Harvest Happenings. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Come to this indoor-outdoor festival and enjoy live entertainment, crafts and activities. Children can buy their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch (with the help of a parent/guardian) to decorate at the crafts station. Free admission. Food will be available for purchase. Visit www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-0123.

Sunday/Sept. 29

Teddy Bear 5K. 9-11 a.m. at Falls Church-McLean Children's Center (for parking and check in), 7230 Idylwood Road, Falls Church. Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run in the Pimmit Hills neighborhood west of Falls Church City. 5K at 9 a.m., 1K at 10 a.m. Everyone receives a teddy bear when they cross the finish line. $20-$40. Register at www.athlinks.com/event/2019-teddy-bear-5k-1k-walkrun-86494.

Fundraiser: Rise And Thrive. 4-7 p.m. in the Nouvelle Clubhouse, 7911 Westpark Drive, Tysons Corner. Rise And Thrive Inc., an after-school mentorship program for young girls in the Northern Virginia, will hose a fundraising event and networking opportunity for young professionals. Featuring music, food, drinks, and casual conversation, attire for the event is casual. $10. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-and-thrive-inc-fundraising-launch-party-tickets-69819232203. Visit WeRiseAndThrive.com for more.

Saturday/Oct. 12

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Wednesday/Oct. 23

73rd Annual Halloween Parade. 7 p.m. The Town of Vienna’s 73rd annual Halloween Parade marches down Maple Avenue. The 2019 Halloween Parade theme is “Famous Children’s Books and Fairy Tales Brought to Life.” Kids are invited to walk in the parade in their Halloween costumes. No registration is required; meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot at United Bank, 374 Maple Avenue E. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit viennava.gov/halloween for more.

Sunday/Nov. 3

Gardening With Kids – Winter Planting. 1-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. Join the Ayr Hill Garden Club for the Winter Planting, featuring wreath making from harvest herb and planting next years’ flower bulbs. Free. RSVP to monica.anschel@hotmail.com to ensure enough supplies.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Monday/Dec. 2

Model Railroaders Open House. 6-9 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Saturday/Dec. 14

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Ongoing

Drop-in Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Players should have a basic understanding of the rules and should bring their current American MJ League card. For McLean District residents. Email emvarner@verizon.net for more.

Camp Grow Registration Open. Camp Grow at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, invites children to explore nature through hands-on activities, gardening, discovery walks, crafts, music, storytelling, and animal programs. Camp Grow is designed to engage, challenge, educate and encourage a sense of community. Camp Grow values and encourages inclusion of all campers in every activity. Visit www.novaparks.com/things-to-do/camps/ for more.

The Golden Girls of Northern Virginia, a senior women’s softball league, is looking for players. Any woman over the age of 40 is encouraged to join. All skill levels are welcome. Games are on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Vienna, April-October. Other activities during the year. Visit www.goldengirls.org.

Free Tai Chi. Through Oct. 26, Saturdays, 7:55-9 a.m., meet on the outdoor basketball court located directly behind the Dolley Madison Public Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean Central Park, McLean. Introduction and beginners’ practice. All are welcome. Moves indoors for fall and winter. Call 703-759-9141 or visit www.FreeTaiChi.org for more.

Trivia Night. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Lost Dog Cafe - McLean, 1690 Anderson Road, McLean. Trivia featuring multiple winners and fun door prizes. Free to play. Visit www.facebook.com/EarthTriviaDc/ for more.

The Freeman Store & Museum Wednesday through Sunday noon-4 p.m. 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. The Freeman Store & Museum is dedicated to Preserving and promoting Vienna’s heritage through the identification, preservation, and interpretation of history significant places, events, and persons. Historicviennainc.org

Bingo Night. Sundays. 4 p.m. Flame Room, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S, Vienna. $10. www.vvfd.org/bingo.html.

Gentle Yoga. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 E Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Gentle Kundalini Yoga, one free introductory session, senior discounts. Increase flexibility, improve breathing and health, reduce stress. Ravi Kaur has 15 years experience teaching yoga. $15 per session. Visit www.edimprovement.org or call 571-213-3192.

Colvin Run Mill open 11-4 p.m. daily, closed Tuesday. 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Fairfax County's operational 19th century water powered gristmill, offers recreational and educational activities for all ages through daily tours, school programs and special events. Fees: $7/adult, $6 students 16+ with ID, $5 children & seniors. Admission to park is free except for some special events.