5 family-friendly events happening in NoVA this weekend

Get out with the kids this weekend and have some fun. Here, we share the best events around the region that your children will love.

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Fill your weekend calendar with events the whole family can enjoy. Here are five great ones to consider.

Paint, Build, Create
Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Arlington’s Paint, Build, Create event will feature STEM-based projects for all ages. Come learn about science with your kids, and enjoy local vendors selling food on-site. // Fairlington Community Center & Park: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington; free

Kids & Family Yoga
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-3 p.m.
Get your kids moving, and teach them about self-expression, self-confidence and the power of movement in a family yoga class, styled for children to learn math, reading skills, scientific facts and more as they bend and stretch. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $25

Nerf Games
Saturday, Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m.
Head to Michael & Son Sportsplex for a fun nerf battle. Bring your own nerf blasters and let your kids run off their extra energy before indulging in the provided snacks. // The Michael & Son Sportsplex at Dulles: 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling; free

Family Yoga
Sunday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-noon
Even the kids need to find their Zen sometimes. Bring your mats to Family Yoga, where you’ll start the new week off with relaxing stretches and bonding time with your children. Organic snacks and fruit-infused water will be provided after class. // 10250 Akhtamar Drive, Great Falls; donations encouraged

FRESHFARM Mosaic Winter Farmers Market
Sunday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Every Sunday morning, Mosaic District holds its farmers market, perfect for shopping locally with the whole family. Roam the market as you teach your kids about the importance of nutrition, how to pick out produce and even let them sneak a baked good or two. // Mosaic District: 2910 District Ave., Fairfax; free

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