Friday, Jan. 4: A Long Winter's Nap
Learn all about hibernators during the next Ponderings - Winter
Session. Discover the wildlife that lives in our
region and the various habitats that support them. Live
animals and field studies are the reason this program is so
popular. Come and join our naturalist for the next adventure!
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hidden
Pond Nature Center. $8/person ($6/county residents).
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Jan. 5: Life's a Cabaret
Kick off 2013 in style with a fun and spirited evening of
music selected to inspire at the
Cabaret Series at the Workhouse: Songs for the New
Year! Talented performers will entertain with
selected pieces by Cole Porter, the Gershwin brothers
and more. Cash bar available. 8 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at
7:30 p.m.) Workhouse
Arts Center. $25/person (includes complimentary hors
d'oeuvres.) Tickets available
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Also on Saturday:
Geology Rocks!: We use rocks and minerals
every day - we even use them to brush our teeth! Discover fun
facts about rocks, local earthquakes and the rock cycle, and
handle real fossils. Stroll through the park to see erosion
and bedrock. For children ages 6 to 12. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $8/person ($6/county residents).
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Sunday, Jan. 6: Tippity Tappity
Enjoy an amazing afternoon of tap dance and song in a unique
cabaret setting. The
Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble's Tap Jammin'
Cabaret features Capital Tap, Soles of Steel, Maud Arnold
and Jason Holley, along wiht rising star vocalists Gabi
Stapula and Brianna Latrash with Abbey Smith on keyboard.
Cash bar, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres plates available for
purchase. 4 p.m. Workhouse
Arts Center. $15/person. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Bluegrass Concert: The members of the Town
Mountain Band share an easy-going, friendly bond that
translates to their music. 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Frying Pan
Farm Park visitor center. $12/person in advance;
$15/person at the door. Tickets available
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Friends' Concerts at the Alden:
This classical music series, now in its 38th season, began in
1974 when the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public
Library bought a Steinway concert grand and began to hold
recitals in local library branches. This concert is
a Young Soloists Recital, featuring flute, cello, piano
and violin, showcasing the talents of local school-age
artists and giving them experience in auditioning and
performing. 3 p.m. McLean
Community Center's Alden Theatre. Free. For information
Information was correct at time of publication.
Please contact individual event sites to confirm
programs are being held as scheduled.
The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of
county events taking place each weekend. Many more events
and activities can be found at the Parks and Library pages, and elsewhere on the
Fairfax County website. Additionally, the
towns of Herndon
and Vienna as well
as the city of Falls Church offer
many arts, entertainment and recreational
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.