Friday, Jan. 21: The Play's the Thing
Start your weekend at the theater, as the Spot-Lyte Company
presents "End Days." Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is
having a bad year. Her father hasn't changed out of his
pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal
relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a 16-year-old
Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the
Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen
Hawking will save them all. 8 p.m. (Also Jan. 22 and 28-29.)
Workhouse Arts Center. $15/non-members, $12/members. Call
Also on Friday:
Little Acorns: Preschool children 2 to 3 years old
and their adults begin sharing the wonders of nature in
this interactive program. Stories, activities and, weather
permitting, an outside exploration will stimulate
children's natural curiosity. 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 to
11:45 a.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. For reservations, call
Ponderings-Springs, Seeps and Swamps:
Sure they may still be frozen, but what better time to take
a look for them, and perhaps see what is going on under the
ice. Just getting out in the forest is fun enough! Children
ages 6 to 10 are invited to explore the woods. 4:30 to 6
Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For more information, call
Saturday, Jan. 22: ...Was His Name-O!
Enjoy a family fun-filled afternoon of bingo, win awesome
kid-friendly prizes, play guessing games, enjoy light
refreshments and more. It's a great way for families to spend
quality time together! Space is limited, advance registration
is recommended. 2:30 to 4 p.m. $10/person ($5/McLean District
residents). McLean Community Center.
Register online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
Also on Saturday:
Winter Chores at the Slave Quarter: Cold
weather meant less outside work during January and
February, but chores done by the slave community at Sully
Historic Site still carried on. It was the season to catch
up on work left undone during the growing season and to
patch and mend in anticipation of planting time. Learn
about mending and making shoes, darning stockings,
sharpening and repairing tools. 1 to 3 p.m. $6/adults,
$5/students, $4/seniors, children. Sully
Historic Site. Call 703-437-1794.
Sunday, Jan. 23: Trees Glorious Trees
Tree Essentials is the subject of this installment of
the Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series. Everything you always
wanted to know about trees, but were afraid to ask. Arborist
and author Richard Murray, aided by samples, presents a fresh
look at trees. Learn why trees have been so successful and
how we can help preserve them. 5 to 7 p.m. $10/person. Green Spring
Register online or call 703-222-4664. Call 703-642-5173
Also on Sunday:
Birding for Beginners: Winter is a great time to begin
birding. Discuss field guides and optics, and then take a
walk to look for resident birds. 8 to 10:30 a.m. $6/person.
Register online or call 703-222-4664. For more
information, call 703-768-2525.
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
pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.
A complete list of county calendars is also available
To request this information in an alternate format,
call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.