Fairfax County Weekender


Friday, Feb. 25: Aaaand Scene!

The Workhouse Film Institute presents the award-winning “Herb & Dorothy,” the extraordinary story of Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, a postal clerk and librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.  In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to minimalist and conceptual art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists.  Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free.  To reserve tickets (seating is limited) call 703-584-2900.

Also on Friday:

Just World Festival:  The Just World Interact Club of Annandale High School hosts its sixth annual Just World Festival .  Explore international exhibits by students, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and national figures alongside a fair trade marketplace; dance, music and yoga workshops; and a world café with food provided by Annandale High culinary technology students via the Annandale Bistro. Last year’s festival drew a crowd of over 1,000 students and community members. 2 to 7 p.m. Annandale High School. Free. 

Saturday, Feb. 26: Three More...Two More...

Don’t miss this year's Be Fit McLean Outdoor Adventure & Fitness Expo!  From the mild to the wild, this expo will have it all.  Ever wanted to learn how to kayak, rock climb, photograph nature, whitewater raft or cook outdoors?  The Be Fit Expo is where it’s at.  Additional activities include a Dutch Oven Cook-Off, cooking demonstrations and samples, a free rock climbing wall, adaptive sports and door prizes.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  McLean Community Center. Free. For more information call 703-790-0123.

Also on Saturday:

All About Bees: Learn all about the fascinating lives of our native bees, how they contribute to the human world and what you can do to attract them to your gardens. Discuss the best plans for bee boxes and how to build and care for them.  4 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person ($8/non-residents). Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call 703-768-2525.

Birds of Prey: Meet a naturalist for special look at the hawks, eagles, owls and falcons that call the area home. Learn winter habits, identification tips and where to find these amazing birds. Be ready to meet a live bird of prey up close. 2 to 3 p.m. Algonkian Regional Park. Free. For more information call 703-450-4655.

Sunday, Feb. 26: Rock On!

Learn the basics of geology, including rock and mineral identification, geologic time, fossils and landforms of the U.S. at an Intro to Geology lecture by Martin Ogle, chief naturalist with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. The program includes a slideshow, a firsthand examination of Potomac Overlook’s excellent rock, mineral and fossil collection and a short walk to look for fossils. This is part one of a two-part program sponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. 2 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park.  $5/person. For information and reservations call 703-438-6008.

Also on Sunday:

Bones!: Explore the world of bones. Every skeleton has a secret. Search clues left behind in animal skulls, teeth and bones. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-768-2525.

Going Green in the Garden: Welcome entomologist Dr. Mike Raupp from the University of Maryland, as he teaches how to deal with pests effectively, without hurting ourselves, our pets and our kids. What products are safe and effective, neutral or good for the environment? Dr. Raupp has plenty to say. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens. $10/person. A book sale and signing follow the program. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call 703-642-5173..

  • 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.

  • A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
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