4: A Girl's Best Friend
Just in time for Valentine's Day, don't miss the
Fifth Annual McLean Jewelry Showcase.
This jewelry-lovers paradise features 40
juried artisan jewelers who hand craft unique and
beautiful jewelry. At the show you can put your child's
fingerprints on a bracelet, design a piece with birthstones
from your family, make a modern charm bracelet with a theme,
work on a custom design, or get a favorite piece repaired.
Refreshments available on-site. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. McLean
Community Center. $3/person (save a $1 with printout of
this page.) For information call 703-790-0123.
Also on Saturday:
7th Annual Seed Exchange: This event
includes lectures, face-to-face seed swap and more. Bring
your extra seeds to swap with other gardeners. Leave with a
bag of seeds, new garden friends and expert planting advice.
Fee includes lectures, goody bag and seed swap. 12:30 to 4
Spring Gardens. $15/person ($10/Washington Gardener
subscribers and Friends of Green Spring). To register, or for
ArtNotes Concert - The U.S. Navy Band Brass
Quintet: Since 1971, the Navy Band Brass Quintet has performed at
libraries, museums, colleges and high schools throughout the
metropolitan Washington area. The quintet's repertoire
includes works from the 16th through the 20th centuries, with
many of the compositions arranged by its members. 7:30 p.m.
Workhouse Arts Center. Free. (Tickets required.) For
information call 703-495-0001.
Work Day: Spend a morning with park staff and
volunteers helping with indoor and outdoor projects in your
favorite park! Reservations NOT required — meet at the nature
center. 10 a.m. to noon. Potomac Overlook Regional Park.
Free. For information call 703-528-5406.
February 5: By George!
For more than 150 years, people have studied, researched and
dug the earth for clues helping to make George Washington’s
home one of the most accurately restored 18th-century estates
in America. The beauty, use and importance of Mount Vernon’s
gardens and landscape will be discussed with a focus on the
most recently restored pleasure garden, during the Harry Allen Winter
Lecture Series: George Washington’s Garden.
Horticulture Director Dean Norton’s presentation is not a
history lesson but an informative yet entertaining look at
the gardening world of George Washington. Afterward, meet
Norton and enjoy refreshments. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call
Also on Sunday:
Just Jumpers Horse Show
Series: Watch as horse and rider teams try to
complete a jump course as quickly as possible without
knocking a rail down. 9 a.m. Frying Pan
Farm Park. Free. For information call 703-437-9101.
Overlook Anniversary: Help
Potomac Overlook Regional Park kick off its 39thth year with
exhibits, music, birthday cake, games, door prizes and a
brief program about special 2012 activities. Find out about
Potomac Overlook’s 2012 - “The Story of the Woods” and the
many sustainability activities promoted by the park. 2 to
3:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library. For information
and directions call 703-528-5406.
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.