Friday, Feb. 28: Blossoms Bring
Basic Gardening – Gardening for the Birds:
Watching cardinals, bluebirds, wrens and other beautiful
birds is one of the best ways to enjoy your garden. Learn
which plants you should grow to create a habitat that
encourages these delicate beauties to visit your garden and
perhaps extend their stay. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Saturday, March 1: Merry Music
Caladh Nua: This tightly knit, vibrant and
talented band has its origins deeply rooted in the southern
counties of Ireland. Five versatile musicians and singers
play a wide selection of instruments — from banjo to fiddle,
guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion. The
band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish
music and balances it finely with an innovative contemporary
flair. From 8 to 10 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $27/person. Buy tickets
For information call 703-790-0123.
Also on Saturday:
Chat at Sully: After a house tour, sit by the fire in
the outdoor kitchen to enjoy refreshments and historical
tidbits in an informal atmosphere. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Sully Historic
Site. Canceled during inclement weather. Fireside chat is
included with the cost of the house tour: $8/adult,
$7/student and $6/senior or child. Pay at site. For
information call 703-437-1794.
Salamander Excursion: Witness the first signs of
spring by observing Jefferson salamanders, spotted
salamanders and red spotted newts breeding in vernal pools.
Visit a real fossil wall and climb Woodstock tower. Bring
flashlights and dinner to cook on a grill and dress for the
weather. Meet at
Elizabeth Furnace, Front Royal, Va. From 3:30 to 8:30
p.m. Participants must be at least age 8. $45/family or
online. For information call E.C. Lawrence Park at
Evening Woodcock Walk: Take an evening stroll
through the forest to one of the largest meadows, listen for
the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing
courtship dance and flight. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Huntley
Meadows Park. Bring a flashlight. Canceled during
inclement weather. Ages 18 and up. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Sunday, March 2: Oh, the Places
Dr. Seuss' Birthday Extravaganza: Naturalists
share the tales of "Yertle the Turtle," "Gertrude
McFuzz" and more to show that real woodland creatures
share some of the same talents. Meet live animals and make
crafts. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Archaeological Investigations – Old Colchester Park and
Preserve: Archaeologist Christopher Sperling shares
investigations into the Old Colchester Park and Preserve to
give a better understanding of life for Colonial Virginians
and Native Americans. Hear about discoveries unearthed and
new ways to think about Fairfax County's past. From 1:30 to 3
p.m. at Green
Spring Gardens. Ages 18 and up. $10/person. Register
online. For more information call 703-642-5173.
Leland Faulkner – World of Wonder: This
imaginative theatre piece charms audiences of all ages with
the actor's imagination, the mime's skill and the conjuror's
craft. Beginning with the amazing and lost art of
shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing
menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. Discover
classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician has
folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a
beautiful homage to Old Japan. Ages 5 and up. From 2 to 3
p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $15/person. Buy tickets
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.