Friday, Feb. 17: Some Like it Hot
More than seven decades after the innovations of the
Quintette du Hot Club de France featuring guitar virtuoso
Django Reinhardt, combos called “Hot Clubs” carry on the
gypsy jazz sound around the globe. None offers a fresher take
Hot Club of Detroit, led by fast-fingered Reinhardt
disciple Evan Perri. Special guest artist Larry Coryell, who
has been described by The New Yorker as “the most
innovative and original guitarist since Charlie Christian,”
will join Perri and crew. 8 p.m. Reston Community Center's
CenterStage. $30 ($15/residents.) Tickets available
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Saturday, Feb. 18: A Fowl Mood
Hike the boardwalk to the observation tower and look for
green-winged teals, pintails, swamp sparrows, winter wrens
and, hopefully, spot a bald eagle during
Winter Hike: Wetland Fowl. Participants age 10
and above are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an
adult. 2 to 4 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
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. 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
Consider Conifers: Conifers stand out in the winter
garden. Master Gardener docents lead a brisk stroll at Green
Spring to identify and describe some of the parks’
evergreen trees. Be inspired to consider conifers that
will brighten and define your winter landscape. Then
step into the warmth of the historic house for
refreshments.10:30 a.m. to noon. Green Spring
Gardens. $12/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Be Fit McLean: Ever wanted to
learn how to kayak or rock climb? Looking for outdoor
activities for the whole family? Searching for adaptive ways
to experience the outdoors? Then don't miss Be Fit McLean, a
day of fun, giveaways and information to get you geared up
for spring and a lifetime of adventure. Free interactive
demos and door prizes plus a free climbing wall! 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For information call 703-790-0123.
Pressed-Leaf Butterfly Workshop: Make lovely winged
creatures from vivid autumn leaves. Staff horticulturalist
Nancy Olney demonstrates creating a work of art using
recently pressed leaves. Take your ‘butterfly’ home in a
matted frame. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $25/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Sunday, Feb. 19: Tap Dance
The sap is rising and the maple trees are tapped. Now it’s
sugaring time! We all love maple syrup on our pancakes and
waffles, but most folks are not familiar with the unique
harvesting methods employed or preparation needed to get to
this sweet delicacy. Watch and learn as sap is boiled down
into sweet syrup over an open fire at the
Maple Syrup Boil Down. 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:
Winter: Are the lakes frozen over? Do the geese stay
or fly off? Explore Meadowlark in winter. We may even find
some early signs of spring. Dress for the weather. 2 p.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free. For information or to
make reservations (required) call 703-255-3631.
Raise the Rafters Music
Series: Rock & Roll music evolved with the social
change of the '60s. Hear selections that reflect the
political and musical influences of the era.
Performances by the talented duo Katy Benko and Julie
Crosson. 2 to 3 p.m. Frying Pan
Farm Park’s visitor center. Free. For information
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
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.