Friday, Jan. 10: Winter Wonderland
Kyle's Corner — Winter Series: Children
ages 6 to 11 join naturalist Kyle for a fun perspective on
nature as he delves into the "winter wonder-pond"
with science, outdoor exploration and live animals. From 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature
Center. Six sessions (starting Jan. 10). $36/child.
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Jan. 11: Art to Admire
2nd Saturday Art Walk:Tour seven
studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, experience
ever-changing exhibits and meet featured artists, all while
enjoying light refreshments and music. From 6 to 9 p.m. at
Arts Center. Free admission. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Sketches in Nature (ages 15-Adult): Drawing
can be an important part of keeping a nature journal. Join a
park naturalist in the outdoor classroom to learn tips and
techniques for adding sketches to your observations. From
10:30 a.m. to noon at Huntley
Meadows Park. Participants must be at least age 15.
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Jazz Masters with John Eaton: Jazz pianist,
musicologist and humorist John Eaton conducts his popular
continuing education program with a look at “Irving Berlin –
The Founding Father.” Jazz Masters combines Eaton’s peerless
knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious
commentary and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of jazz
standards, both popular and obscure. You’ll learn about the
composer’s life, writing style and musical hallmarks. From 1
to 2:30 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free; no reservation
required. For information call 703-790-0123.
Sunday, Jan. 12: Plants from the
Pages and Ages
Plants of the Bible and the Quran:
Celebrate the plants of the Bible and Quran. Old Dominion
University Professor Lytton John Musselman shares fascinating
stories of the fruits, grains, grasses, trees, flowers and
fragrances of these texts, their uses and literary context.
From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Fiction: Facts and falsehoods often vie for
belief. Hear all about history in the faking – deliberate
hoaxes and accidental myths that have shaped our perceptions
of the past. We'll examine famous frauds, fakes and
forgeries, and discover why many popular fictions have gained
wide acceptance as historical fact. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Historic Green
Spring Gardens. $29/person includes a full English
afternoon tea. For information or to make a reservation, call
Bland Lee's 251st Birthday: "Be Ever
Mindful of the Future" is the motto on the Lee family
crest. During your house tour, discover Mr. Lee's important
political contributions that showed him to be concerned about
the future of our new nation. Stop in the east wing for a
piece of birthday cake. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic
Site. $3.50/adult, $3/student and $2.50/senior or child.
Pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.
The Gizmo Guys: Comedy jugglers Allan
Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences
around the world. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates
and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of
all ages. From 2 to 3 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $15/person. Buy tickets
For information call 703-790-0123.
Pooh Bear's Friends' Tea Party: Families
enjoy honey, tea and cookies in a Pooh-style tea while
learning about Virginia's brown bears and if heffalumps and
wuzzles are native to Fairfax County. Bring your favorite
stuffed animal to this fun program. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult. $15/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
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.