11 things to do this week: March 26-April 1

A day of hiking and history, a performance by a U.K.-based band and an annual three-course Easter dinner.

The English Beat // wolftrap.org

SPECIAL EVENTS
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Monday, 7-8 p.m.
Discover the story of the brave women who filled a critical role during World War II, serving as pilots and yet denied military benefits. // One More Page Books: 2200 N. Westmoreland Ave., Arlington

TOTS
She Persisted: A National Women’s History Month Celebration
Tuesday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
After listening to a reading of Chelsea Clinton’s book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, children from kindergarten through fifth grade will use paint to make a related craft. // Central Community Library: 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas

ART
Paint Night: Frida Kahlo Still Life
Wednesday, 7-8:15 p.m.
Honor Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and, in so doing, bring home your own piece of art at this event for guests 18 and up.// Shirlington Branch Library: 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington

LITERATURE
Pop Up Literature Night: Young Adult Novel Writing Workshop
Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Join Martina Boone, author of the Heirs of Watson Island series, and Jodi Meadows, author of the Fallen Isles series, as they host a young adult literature workshop. These authors will work with guests to create their own stories in an interactive writing session. // 10427 N. St., Fairfax

TOTS
Egg-Streme Night Egg Hunt
Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Egg hunts aren’t only for young kids. At Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center, teens can hunt for eggs during this glow-in-the-dark-themed event. But it isn’t just an egg hunt, which is for ages 10-14; there will also be an obstacle course and a moon bounce. // Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

FITNESS
Fit History Hike: Ellwood, Parker’s Store Road and The Federal Line
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Join in on day of hiking and history hosted by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park, Historian John Hennessy will lead participants through several sites relating to the Union high command during the Battle of the Wilderness. Expect a two- to three-mile hike. // 36380 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove

TOTS
Cherry STEM Day at the Lab
Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Become a chemist as you learn about chemical reactions, solubility and grow your own crystals. Celebrate the beginning of spring by creating a representation of a cherry blossom. // Children’s Science Center Lab: 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax

HOLIDAY
BunnyFest 2018
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you like rabbits, you’ll feel right at home at this Easter eve event, loaded with bunny-themed arts and crafts, as well as adoptable rabbits. // Torpedo Factory: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria

MUSIC
The English Beat
Saturday, 8 p.m.
This U.K.-based band goes by The English Beat in the U.S. and The British Beat in New Zealand and Australia to avoid confusion with the Paul Collins’ band, The Beat. A band of the ’80s, The English Beat fuses ska, pop and punk. // The Barns at Wolf Trap: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

FOOD & DRINK
Easter Dining at Grandale Vitner’s Table
Sunday
For over a decade, the Grandale Vitner’s Table has been serving up an Easter meal, and this year is no exception. Groups of up to nine people looking to enjoy a three-course meal starring wine from 868 Estate Vineyards are encouraged to make a reservation in advance. // 14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville

HOLIDAY
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children can enjoy a fun day of easter egg hunting while parents enjoy their favorite Narmada wines. There will be additional activities and light refreshments for children. // Narmada Winery: 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville

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