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Singers Jenelle Lynn Randall and Nancy WilsonFriday, Feb. 24: The Power of Song

Join in Celebrating Black Women in American History and Culture with help from songstress (and George Mason grad) Jenelle Lynn Randall as she performs "You're Gonna Hear from Me," an homage to living legend of jazz Nancy Wilson. Choirs, dancers and a step team will also be featured. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served. 6 to 7:15 p.m. (reception) with program beginning at 7:30. Fairfax County Government Center.  Free. For information call 703-324-7483.


Bee on flowerSaturday, Feb. 25: The Buzz on Bees

Learn all about the fascinating lives of native bees in All Abuzz About Bees. Discuss the best plans for bee boxes and how to build and care for them. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person. Register online. For more information call 703-768-2525.


Also on Saturday:

Charlotte's Web: Based on E. B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte.Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman and ensure Wilbur's place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. 2 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.  $15/person ($10/McLean Community Center Tax District residents). For information call 703-790-0123.

An Afternoon of Traditional Music: Come in out of the cold and hear the Appalachian dulcimer played by Ralph Smith. Learn the history of the dulcimer and listen to songs from Smith’s new book, “Folk Songs of Old Virginia.” Ages 6 and above are welcome. 1 to 2 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $8/person. Register online. For information call 703-437-1794.

8th Annual EcoSavvy Gardening Symposium: Explore the world of birds, bats, bees and bugs and learn from Green Spring master gardeners how everyone can make a difference in the health of our environment. Learn about the importance of pollinators and practical tips to make your garden more pollinator-friendly. 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m.  Green Spring Gardens. $65/person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.


Sunday, Feb. 26: All About Energy

Learn about energy — of the most important challenges of our day, and have loads of fun as well during Energy in Our World. Ride the energy bike, see a new solar (and other) energy installation and learn about energy efficiency and conservation in your home and life. Age 9 and above are welcome. Participants will spend some time indoors and then take a walk to explore energy systems and energy in nature. 2 to 4 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free.  For information call 703-528-5406.

Also on Sunday:

Design in the Natural World: Nature inspires great design. Steve Robinson of Axios Architecture in Atlanta shares a reverence for nature and creates structures that have conversations with their natural surroundings. Robinson will share design process, actual projects (including the acclaimed 600' long canopy walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden) and ideas for the future. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens. $12/person. Register online. For information 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 opportunities.  
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