Friday, Feb. 22: Be Amused
Fun Flicks: Watch movies based on children’s books
(call for titles). Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Pohick
Regional Library. All ages.10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library,
Meeting Room 1/2. Free but registration required. Register
online.(Sign up each child and adult separately) For
information call 703-644-7333.
Also on Friday:
Woodcock Watch: Woodcocks breed in early spring
through beautiful night courtship flights. Learn about this
breathtaking annual ritual from an Ellanor C. Lawrence Park naturalist. 6
to 7:30 p.m. at Elklick Woodlands Nature Preserve in western
Fairfax County. Participants must be at least age eight.
online. For information and directions call
Saturday, Feb. 23: Be
Entertained and Amused
Live Onstage: Sleeping Beauty – The Broken Spell:
When the prince learns he is to marry the princess known as
Sleeping Beauty, he has a right to worry! She falls asleep
every chance she gets. Little does he know that a mysterious
spell has been cast upon her and he must soon find a cure
before it is too late and she falls asleep forever. 3 to 4:30
p.m. in W3
Theater at Workhouse
Arts Center. $12/adults and $8/children under 12. Buy
online. Limited seating; advance ticket reservations
recommended. For information call 703-584-2900.
Also on Saturday:
Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra: Put
on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with Doc, Chou
Chou and the rest of the gang. Doc’s band knows and plays
just about everything but focuses on the works of Cab
Calloway, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. 8 to 10 p.m. at
the Alden Theatre, McLean
Community Center. $30/person. Buy tickets online.
For information call 703-790-0123.
Live Stand Up Cool Cow Comedy: Jermaine Fowler
performed as a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity and
is currently on tour with Comedy Central. He is on SyFy's
brand new series "Insane or Inspired," Adult Swim's
"The Eric Andre Show," and the reboot pilot of
"In Living Color." Due to material, all patrons must
be at least 18. Line-up of performers subject to change
without notice. Two shows: 8 and 10 p.m. in W3
Theater at Workhouse
Arts Center. $15/person (advance reservations strongly
recommended as previous performances have sold out). Buy
For information call 703-584-2900.
Sunday, Feb. 24: Be Enlightened
Winter Lecture: Herbs in the Landscape: If you
already have a garden or are just starting out, herbs make a
great addition to the landscape to add color and texture,
while adding fragrance and flavor for the kitchen and many
winged friends. Learn how to add herbs to your landscape to
lower maintenance and watering needs. Presentation includes
photos. 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Barred Owl: Stream Valley Hunter: Meet a live barred
owl and learn to recognize its call. Learn how to spot owls
in our woods and how they are well adapted hunters of the
night. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
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. Sample the
delicious combination of maple syrup over fresh baked
cornbread for $3, while supplies last! Noon to 2 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. No
registration required. For information call 703-759-2771.
Readers Theater Live! Stories for All!: The
Chantilly High School Drama Department will present humorous
stories and fairy tales featuring acting, audience
involvement and Readers Theater. Sure to entertain the entire
family! All ages. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Chantilly Regional Library
Meeting Room. Free. Register
online. For information call 703-502-3883.
Recital: Free classical music series includes a Young
Soloist recital to showcase the talents of local school-age
musicians. Pianists Andrew Zhang, Felix Fei, Luke Alexander
Ratcliffe, Clara Guo and Alan Wei (Clara and Alan are a piano
duo) are joined by violinists Sam Panner and Aiden Kane who
also plays the viola. 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean
Community Center. No tickets required. 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 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.