Jan. 18: A Barrel of Laughs
Laugh your way through the winter blues when Cool Cow Comedy
Presents: Dan St. Germain. Seen on “Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon,” “John Oliver’s NY Standup Show” on Comedy
Central and MTV’s New Year’s Eve Bash, among many others, St.
Germain is sure to have the crowd in stitches. Due to
material, attendees must be 18 years or older. Tickets can be
or at the door (cash only). 8 to 9:30 p.m. and 10 to 11:30
p.m. Workhouse Arts
Center. $15/person. For information call 703-584-2900.
Also on Friday:
Winter Ponderings: Children ages 6 to 10 discover
the wildlife that lives in our region and the various
habitats that support them, particularly life under the
ice. Come and join the center’s naturalist for the next
adventure! 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hidden
Pond Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Jan. 19:
Musical Tribute to Dr. King
The Reston Community Orchestra will present its annual
Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This
year's presentation features the music of Reston resident
Brian Scarbrough with a wide range of compositions from
symphonic selections to upbeat original tunes for jazz
quartet. Also included in the program will be the premiere of
a work for a vocal soloist drawn from the writings of Dr.
King. 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Reston Community Center – Hunter Woods. Free. For
information call 703-476-4500.
Also on Saturday:
Take a Hike – A Winter Waterfowl Hike: Hike with a
Huntley Meadows naturalist to search for winter waterfowl
along the Upper Potomac River. Bring binoculars and spotting
scopes. Participants age 14 and above are welcome. 9 to 11
Meadows Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Garden Design: It’s not too early to be thinking
about your garden. In this session taught by Elin Haaga
and Betsy Washington, George Washington Landscape Design
instructors, learn how to assess and improve your garden’s
growing conditions, discover great plants, including natives,
and create a sustainable garden. This session is on
“Sun, Soil and Drainage and The Right Plants for the Right
Places.” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $35/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Ballroom Social Dance: Dancing,
food and fun! Led by an instructor (with a pre-dance
mini-lesson available, $5/person). Complimentary
refreshments and cash bar. All skill levels are welcome.
Dress is casual. Mini-lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and open
dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.
$10/person. Tickets available
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Sunday, Jan. 20:
A Little Squirrely!
Celebrate squirrels with
Squirrel Appreciation Day. Find out about the
survival strategies that make squirrels so successful in our
suburban environment through stories, games and songs. Plus
learn easy ways to make your backyard more attractive to
squirrels! Participants age 4 and above are welcome. 12:30 to
1:30 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Winter Lecture - Don’t Be a Drip: Water is essential
to a garden but using it wisely can be a challenge. Joe
Henderson, pond and creek gardener at Chanticleer, discusses
the use of water from ponds to tiny water features including
thoughtful storm water management and how to handle excess
water with rain gardens. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Music Friends Concert at the Alden - Trio Cleonice:
This Graduate Piano Trio-in-Residence at the New England
Conservatory has quickly established itself as one of the
most creative and exciting young ensembles in the U.S.
The group’s diverse repertoire spans early trios of
Mozart and Beethoven through romantic masterworks and new
pieces. Co-sponsored by the Music Friends of the
Fairfax County Public Library and the Alden. 3 to 5 p.m.
McLean Community Center’s Alden
Theatre. Free. For information call 703-790-0123.
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.
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TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.