Friday, Jan. 20: Worth a Thousand Words
The inaugural season of Workhouse Theatre! debuts with,
"Art." How much would you pay for a white
painting? Is it art? Would it matter who the artist was?
Lines are drawn as three friends square off over the canvas,
relentlessly debating the nature (and definitions) of art,
beauty and friendship. 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.
$20/person ($15/seniors, military and students.) For
information call 703-495-0001.
Also on Friday:
Enjoy a relaxing evening featuring local community
talents. Musicians, dancers and poets share their arts with a
nature theme. 7 to 9:30 p.m. For information, call
Saturday, Jan. 21: Awww Nuts!
Celebrate National Squirrels
Day! Love them or hate them, squirrels abound in
suburbia. Learn what makes them such a neighborhood success
with stories, games and songs. Participants age 4 and above
are welcome. 2 to 3 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Also on Saturday:
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 available. All
skill levels are welcome. Dress is casual. Doors open at 7
p.m., 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 703-495-0001.
Sully: Play 18th and 19th century
games like checkers, ninepins, and fox and geese.
Participants must be at least 5. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sully
Historic Site. $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child.
Make an old-fashioned toy for an additional $2. For
information call 703-437-1794.
Rhythms around the World Concert: Take a magical
musical journey around the globe with the Virginia Virtuosi
string trio. Bring the whole family for this interactive
performance with music from countries including Kenya, Japan,
Spain and Argentina. Learn about the rhythmic elements that
make each nation’s music special and unique. Participants
age 5 and above are welcome. 2 to 3 p.m. Colvin Run
Mill Historic Site. $2/person. Register
online. For information call 703-759-2771.
Sunday, Jan. 22: Give a Hoot!
Search the cedar forest for barred owls and other winter
secrets concealed by the evergreen forest during a winter
Owl Hunt. Children must be accompanied by an
adult. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Also on Sunday:
Beyond Coal; Cleaner Energy, a Cleaner
Environment: Featured speaker Phillip Ellis,
field organizer for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, will
discuss how to move electricity generating plants to cleaner
energy sources. 2 to 4 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park.
Free. For information call 703-528-5406.
Just Jumpers Horse Show
Series: Watch local residents compete for a blue
ribbon in a variety of jumping classes. A food vendor is on
site for the duration of the show. Come show or just watch.
The show is held indoors rain or shine. 9 a.m. Frying Pan
Farm Park. Free. For information call 703-437-9101.
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
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.