Friday, Feb. 21: Eyes See You
Campfire Friday – Eyeshine: Explore the park with a
naturalist in search of glow-in-the-dark eyes. Program
concludes with a campfire and s’mores. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
Hidden Pond Nature
Center. $7/person. Register
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Feb. 22: Heavens Above
Master Naturalist Lecture – Astronomy: This exciting
master naturalist lecture gives a deeper look into astronomy.
From 10 a.m. to noon at Hunter House at
Nottoway Park. Ages 16 and up. $15/person. Register
online. For information call 703-324-8513.
Also on Saturday:
EcoSavvy Gardening Symposium: Learn how to meet the
challenges of gardening in the suburbs where lots can be
small, views unattractive, conditions harsh and gardening is
limited. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. Lunch included in the $70/person fee. Call the
site for a vegetarian meal request. Register
online or call 703-642-5173.
Hands-On Nature: Drop off your child for an hour of
natural adventure to explore the worlds of animals and
plants, and enjoy games and craft activities. From 2 to 3
p.m. at E.C.
Lawrence Park. Ages 5 to 11. $5/child. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Grand Dérangement: The bow fires up the fiddle and
the sparks fly when this Acadian band ignites the stage. In
an explosion of lights, sound, contagious rhythms and amazing
step-dancing, Nova Scotia’s young, hip ambassadors defy you
to sit still. From 8 to 10 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $20/person. Buy tickets
For information call 703-790-0123.
Sunday, Feb. 23: Cry Fowl!
Winter Hike – Wetland Waterfowl: Hike the boardwalk
to the observation tower and look for green-winged teals,
pintails, swamp sparrows, winter wrens and hopefully a bald
eagle. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Huntley
Meadows Park. Ages 9 and up. Children must be accompanied
by an adult. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Sunday:
Boil-Down: 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. From noon to
2 p.m. at Colvin Run
Mill Historic Site. Sample the delicious combination of
maple syrup over fresh-baked cornbread while supplies last.
$3/person. Pay at site. For information call 703-759-2771.
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: Get to know Beatrix
Potter the gardener. Explore the plants and places that
inspired the classic children’s tales of Peter Rabbit and
Jemima Puddle Duck. Author Marta McDowell leads you through
the origins of Potter’s love of gardening and plants and how
this passion was reflected in her work. A book sale and
signing follow the lecture. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. Ages 18 and up. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Barred Owl – Stream Valley Hunter: Meet a live
barred owl and learn to recognize its call, as well as how to
spot them in our woods and how they are well-adapted hunters
of the night. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Young Soloists Recital: Spend a Sunday afternoon
with talented student musicians Victor Pan, Evan Hu, Kevin
Wang and Adam Heins on piano and Shankar Balasubramanian on
violin. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free admission. For
information call 703-790-0123.
Sunday Soirée Dance Series – My Funny Valentine: As
inexpensive and enjoyable dates go, they don’t get
better than this! Come hear the music of The Wayne Tympanick
Trio as you try out your favorite dance moves and enjoy
appetizers and other refreshments. From 3 to 5 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $5/person; pay at site.
For information call 703-790-0123.
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.