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Friday Finds

By Potomac Local July 30, 2010 9:00 am

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Fresh fruit and vegetable stands are popular attractions at the Dale City Farmer’s Market. (File photo)

In this week’s Friday Finds: It’s your chance to adopt a cat from “Purr-sey Shore,” see live music at one of the most popular open-air markets in the area, and if you’re active-duty military, get in for free to see some of the items that once belonged to this nation’s fifth president.

ExravaCATza

Saturday is the final day of Fairfax’s “ExtravaCATza!” adoption event, where every cat adopted comes with a free spay or neuter.

The kittens and cats from “Purr-sey Shore,” a name similar to a popular TV show, will also be on hand for adoption, like The Kit-uation, Kitty-D, J-Meow and Snoo-Kitty will all be available for adoption from noon until 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

It’s located at 4500 West Ox Road. Call 703-830-1100 for more information.

Live music at farmers market

It’s Virginia Farmer’s Market week and the Dale City Farmers Market will feature live music from 10 a.m. until noon Sunday. Special prize drawings will also be held throughout the day.

The market is held each Sunday from now until Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the commuter parking lot between Center Plaza and Comcast Cable off Dale Boulevard.

It’s a popular open air market that features a wide variety of “producers only” products, ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, home-baked breads, fresh roasted coffee, roasted nuts and everyone’s favorite, kettle corn.

You can also find some meats, cheeses and salsas at the market.

See Monroe

Active duty military members and their immediate families can get in free this weekend at the James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg. Opened in 1927, it has become the place for the Monroe family to house and showcase many of their family’s personal collections, with many items belonging to Monroe, the nation’s fifth president.

The museum is open to everyone during the week, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children.

The museum is located at 908 Charles Street in Fredericksburg.

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