Feb. 15: Gone Fishin'
The spring trout season begins with the stocking of 1,000
pounds of rainbow trout. Season or daily passes must be
displayed at all times; fishermen age 16 and older must also
have a state fishing license. Six fish daily limit per
person. This is the first of five spring stockings including
March 1, 15, 29 and April 1 at Lake Fairfax Park . Season
passes for 2013 available at the main office, valid for the
entire calendar year. Season passes: $60/Adult, $45/Senior
(65+), $30/Child (ages 6-15). Daily passes also
available. For more information call 703-471-5415.
Feb. 16: Jazzy Piano
Gerald Clayton Trio: The New York Times saluted
his "Oscar-Peterson like style" and "huge,
authoritative presence," while DownBeat Magazine's 2008
readers' poll named him one of the top up-and-coming pianists
to watch. As a composer, Gerald Clayton's work has been
commissioned by the Jazz Gallery in New York City and
performed overseas by the BBC Orchestra. 8 to 9:30 p.m.
CenterStage, Reston Community Center. $30/person
($15 for Reston residents). Buy tickets
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Also on Saturday:
Bird Banding: See hand-held birds
close up. Discover how they are captured, examined, banded
with numbered rings and safely released as part of a park
naturalist wildlife project that contributes to federal bird
migration studies. Participants must be at least age 6. 1:30
to 3 p.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Barred Owls Campfire: Enjoy an evening hike
and campfire to learn about owls including the resident
barred owl. Return to a warm campfire to roast marshmallows.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park; meet at Cabell’s Mill. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
and Political Trivia: Celebrate George
Washington's Day weekend by rediscovering the
Declaration of Independence and early American presidential
and political trivia. Play fun games including Preamble
Scramble. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sully
Historic Site. Tour included in fee of $7/adult,
$6/student and $5/senior or child. No registration required.
For information call 703-437-1794.
Ghost Trackers at Cabell's Mill: Meet at
Cabell’s Mill to see a mysterious gravestone and visit the
200-year-old miller’s house in the dark of night to track the
ghosts of Centreville’s past. Hear chilling local history and
folklore tales. 9 to 10 p.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $15/person. Participants must be at least
age 16. Register
online. For more information call 703-631-0013.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Valentine’s
Day is over but you can still give a gift from the heart. 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Herndon
Fortnightly Library. Adults only. Appointments preferred;
call 1-800-733-2767 or online.
Cecil Ray Comedy Club: Come out and get
your laugh on at the Cecil Ray Comedy Club. Live music, food,
fun and laughs. On stage comedian TJ Reed, who is the
Michelangelo of Clean Comedy, has been on TCT Network and
Hancock Gospel Show. Veteran comedian Miss Clarees has been
on “Bobby Jones Gospel” and featured in “God Aint No Joke.”
Local comedian, Angela Moore from Manassas also appears. Club
owner Cecil Ray adds his comedic flavor. In celebration of
Valentine's Day, all ladies will receive a complimentary
rose. Limited seating, advance reservations recommended.
Doors open for seating 15 minutes prior. A live performance
for adults and families. 7 to 9 p.m. W3
Theatre at the Workhouse
Arts Center. $20 in advance (general admission); $25 at
the door (general admission); $30 VIP Seating. Buy tickets
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Dance the Night Away: Put on your dancing
shoes and join the monthly Ballroom Social Dance featuring
dancing, complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. All skill
levels welcome! Arrive early for a rumba mini-lesson; (7:30
to 8 p.m.) The social dance will be led by a professional
ballroom instructor beginning at 8 p.m. and the music, dance,
food and fun continue through 10:30 p.m. in the McGuire-Woods
Gallery (second floor of W-16), Workhouse
Arts Center. $10/person (Ballroom Social) and $5/person
(mini-lesson). Mini-lesson tickets are only sold at the door.
Ballroom Social Dance tickets may be reserved
online, by phone or at the door. For information call
Feb. 17: Predatory Plants
Winter Lecture - Carnivorous Plants:
Explore the fascinating world of carnivorous plants from
around the world as Michael Szesze presents a variety of ways
to grow these enchanting plants easily in the home and
garden. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Homemade Bird Feeders: Bring your empty
milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to make bird feeders.
Get tips for feeding birds and learn to identify common birds
that visit home feeders. Dress for the weather and bring
binoculars. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Ellanor
C. Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-437-1794.
What the Butler
Saw: Back by popular request, this program
takes you behind closed doors to see the risqué side of
Victorian life depicted in prints, postcards, photographs and
magazines. Those Victorians wore tight corsets, but they
weren’t always straight laced! 1 to 3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens.
$28/person; includes a full English tea. Ages 13 and
up. For information and reservations call 703-941-7987.
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.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.