Friday, 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
Saturday, 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.
online. For more information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Saturday:
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.
online. For information call 703-437-1794.
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
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
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.