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Friday, Feb. 10: Sing, Sing a Song

With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances around the globe, the Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 16 years, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag artistry have earned a diverse and devoted following. 8 p.m. Reston Community Center's CenterStage. $30/person ($15/residents.) Tickets available online. For information call 703-476-4500.

Also on Friday:

Basic Gardening: Tree and Shrub Pruning: Intimidated by the thought of pruning trees and shrubs? Master Gardeners present basic pruning techniques and tips on tool selection. Gain the confidence to tackle those pruning tasks in your landscape.1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Green Spring Gardens. $10/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-642-5173..


Saturday, Feb. 11: (Bird) Band on the Run

See birds being handled close-up and discover how they are captured, examined, banded with numbered rings and safely released during a Bird Banding session, part of a park naturalist wildlife project that contributes to federal bird migration studies. Participants age 6 and above are welcome. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $6/person. For information call 703-631-0013.

Also on Saturday:

DinoRock: DinoRock is the missing link in children's entertainment, featuring lively original music, giant dinosaur puppets and sing-along lessons about dinosaurs, ecology and natural history. 2 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.  $15/person ($10/McLean Community Center tax district residents.) Tickets available online.  For information call 703-790-0123.

Second Saturday Art Walk: Showcasing the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community. Tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. 6 to 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.  Free.  For information call 703-495-0001.

Animal Sweethearts Dance: This year’s program features dancing, Valentine craft making, an informative nature presentation, “Wildlife Harmony,” plus the short drama “Forest Grump or Nobody Loves a Grouch,” starring Justin Beaver and Selena Gopher. Refreshments are provided. For ages 3 to 8. 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center. $8/child. Register online. For information call 703-451-9588.

Riverbend Night Sky Festival: Enjoy guided star gazing, looking through the telescope and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around the campfire. Jupiter is this event’s featured planet. Enjoy activities and games throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase. 6 to 8 p.m. Riverbend Park. $5/person. For information call 703-759-9018.


Sunday, Feb. 12: Maple Madness

The sap is rising and the maple trees are tapped. Now it’s sugaring time! Watch and learn as sap is boiled down into sweet syrup over an open fire. Sample the delicious combination of maple syrup and cornbread. Noon to 2 p.m. Colvin Run Historic Site. $3/person. For information call 703-759-2771.

Also on Sunday:

Sunday Soiree Dance - My Funny Valentine: Come and practice your steps with plenty of room to move about or just have a bite to eat and hear the band! The Wayne Tympanick Trio has been well-received by our attendees for their excellent musicianship and the way they make each event special. A great way to meet your neighbors on a chilly afternoon. 3 to 5 p.m. McLean Community Center. $5/person. For information call 703-790-0123.

Homemade Bird Feeders: Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to make bird feeders for your home. Tips for feeding birds and identifying common birds that visit the home feeder will be discussed. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Ages 2 and above are welcome. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-631-0013.


  • 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 opportunities.  
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