The September Guide


September 6 through 12


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 Sounds of Summer with Love Cannon
Sept. 6, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The Sounds of Summer Concert Series brings people from all walks of life together to enjoy an equally diverse range of music. This Friday, get groovy to the 80-tinged music of Love Canon alongside the bluegrassy Sounds of Summer! The museum opens for extended hours and provides activities to kids. / Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg; 540-371-3037;; free.


National Capital Cat Show
Sept. 7-8 The east coast’s premier CFA cat show is back to show up to 450 cats as they compete in Championship, Premiership, Kittens and Household Pet classes. The Cat Show also gives you the opportunity to shop for your loved feline at many vendors. Rescue shelters and organizations will also be at the show giving you the opportunity to help meet your new best friend! / Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly;

The Diggity Dudes
Sept. 7 @ 10:30 AM. Mixing skits, comedy, dance and music, The Diggity Dudes provide a morning of hip tracks and grooves for both the little ones and parents. / Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna;; $10 

Doggie Paddle & Dog Days of Summer
Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Is your dog in love with being in the water? Here’s the perfect opportunity to let your pup splash around in his water oasis at Signal Bay Water Park. This annual event also has a variety of vendors for owners to check out, too! Remember, only 2 dogs per handler. / Signal Bay Water Park, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas; 703-335-8872; $5/dog.

3rd Annual Fall Fair Animal House
Sept. 7, Noon – 3 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to meet the many adoptive animals at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington shelter. There will be different organizations with giveaways and there will be staff to help you with the adoption process if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to bring your own friendly dog on a flat leash. / 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington; 703-931-9241;; free.