Fairfax County Weekender


Friday, March 4: Froggy Went A-Courtin'

The wood frogs are breeding in the vernal pools at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Assist in collecting and releasing frogs and recording data for an amphibian survey.  Participants ages 8 and above are welcome. Wear waterproof boots and bring flashlights. 7 to 8:30 p.m.  $5/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-631-0013.

Saturday, March 5: The Worms Crawl In...

Children ages 5 and above, with a paying adult, can explore the dark and wonderful world of worms in the indoor compost bin at Green Spring Gardens. Learn how to build a 10-gallon bin with newspaper bedding, food scraps and real live wiggly worms that will recycle your garbage into rich compost. Enjoy a wormy snack too! 2 to 3 p.m. $6/without a kit and $25/with a kit. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-642-5173.

Also on Saturday:

In the Key of She: A night of songs from classic opera and the Broadway songbook in an intimate cabaret-style setting. With a focus on the female voice and the interpretation of female characters from the stage, this performance will feature songstresses Priya Paranthaman and Autumn East, singing the best songs from many genres, from funny to thought provoking.  7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $25/non-members, $20/seniors and students, $15/members.  For more information call 703-495-0001.

Globe at Night: Learn how to measure and report light pollution by observing the constellation Orion at this free, hands-on family astronomy event. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cub Run RECenter. To register call the park, 703-817-9407.

Evening Wildlife Walk: Explore the hike/bike trail at Huntley Meadows Park in hopes of discovering calling frogs and owls, migrating waterfowl and displaying American woodcock. Bring optics and a flashlight. Meet at the park's South King's Highway entrance. 5:30 to 7 p.m. $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-768-2525.

Sunday, March 6: Sing, Sing a Song

Hear some of the best a capella groups from around the world at the SingStrong encore event. Enjoy a wide variety of styles from doo-wop to jazz, pop rock to barbershop and beyond! What you won’t hear are instruments. Past vocal groups that have participated include NOTA (Puerto Rican Jazz and winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”); Ball in the House (R&B from Boston, featured on “America’s Got Talent”) and many more! 3 p.m. Reston Community Center's CentreStage. $30 ($15/residents of Small District 5.)  For more information call 703-476-4500.

Also on Sunday:

Spring Wildflowers of the Potomac Valley: Check out some of the first signs of spring on a walk through Meadowlark Botanical Garden's native plant collection. 2 p.m. Free. Call 703-255-3631 for reservations.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Extravaganza: Naturalists share the tales of Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz and more. See similar talents of real woodland creatures on display and make crafts. Age 4 and above are welcome. 2 to 3:30 p.m.  Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Registration is required. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

Energy-Wise Landscape Design: Learn how to design your landscape to save energy and contribute to a healthier environment. Our landscapes are full of opportunities to reduce our energy consumption. Come find out how from Sue Reed, a landscape architect with years of ecological design experience. Reed will sign and sell books afterward. 1:30 to 3 p.m.  Green Spring Gardens. $10/person. 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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