Friday, Mar. 8:
Amphibians: IDiscover the amphibians that live in
our region and the various habitats that support them. Live
animals and field studies are the reason this program is so
popular. Come and join the park naturalist for the next
adventure. Ages 6 to 10. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Mar. 9: Life on
the Home Front
History Symposium: Find out what was happening over
here while war was being waged over there. Hear about
rationing, victory gardens, wartime fashions and more from
distinguished guest speakers. View wartime newsreels and
enjoy 1940s music, exhibits and a special appearance by Rosie
the Riveter. Learn why 1942 is a pivotal year in Green
Spring’s history. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at historic Green Spring Gardens.
$75/person; lunch included, call the site to request a
vegetarian option. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Raggedy Ann and Andy: A new doll, Babette, has
arrived in the playroom only to be whisked away by Prince
Leonard-the-Looney-Hearted. Raggedy Ann and Andy spring to
action and climb out the playroom window into the deepest,
darkest woods to rescue Babette. In this hilarious and
free-wheeling romp for ages 5+, the dolls encounter numerous
crazy characters on their quest. Based on the Bobbs-Merrill
book, this is an adventure for the child in all of us. From 3
to 5 p.m. (also Sunday) at the Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $10/person. Buy tickets
For information call 703-790-0123.
Flying Squirrels: Gliding in Tonight: Join the
naturalist to call in these amazing night gliders and look
for flying squirrels at roosting boxes. Learn how you can
encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. Participants
must be at least age 4. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
2nd Saturday Art Walk:
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the
Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual
artists in a unique historic venue. Guests can tour seven
unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy
original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions
and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light
refreshments and music — the perfect destination for a date
night or girls night out, as well as for art collectors
and art appreciation groups. From 6 to 9 p.m. at the Workhouse
Arts Center. No tickets or registration required.
For information call 703-584-2900.
Festival: This Saturday the moon approaches its “new”
phase, which means it won’t be bright and the sky will be
dark — perfect conditions for an astronomy festival. As long
as it’s not raining or snowing, gather for an evening of
stargazing, stories and snacks. Jupiter, the largest planet
in our solar system, is the highlight. Study the gaseous
giant and its Galilean moons through the park’s powerful
Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Naturalists will point out
constellations and share ancient stories around a warming
fire. Crafts and games for children. Hot chocolate and snacks
are available to purchase. From 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Reservations
only required for groups of 10 or more. $5/person. For
information or group reservations, call 703-759-9018.
Sunday, Mar. 10: Catch Some
Winter Lecture: American Top 40: By planting more
natives in your managed landscape, you support and encourage
an abundance of life. Learn how to pamper pollinators,
beguile butterflies and boost birds – all while enjoying a
beautiful garden yourself. Ages 18+. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at
Green Spring Gardens. $10/person.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Hands-on History: Drop off your children (ages 4 to
11) and let them travel back in time with a costumed
interpreter to explore the lives of 19th-century
children. Activities include games, penmanship, washing
clothes, churning butter or making a food item such as
butter, ice cream, cheese or applesauce. From 1 to 3 p.m. at
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
online. For more information call 703-631-0013.
Brass 5: Brass 5, one of America’s most successful
educational ensembles has been an active part of the
Mid-Atlantic arts scene for 29 years. The “5” offer a
repertoire from Renaissance, classical, Dixieland, swing,
jazz and rock to country and more. Something for everyone,
young and old alike. Brass 5 performances have been featured
on TV and broadcast live on National Public Radio. Cash bar
and concessions available for purchase. From 4 to 5:30 p.m.
in W16 – McGuireWoods
Arts Center. $25/person general admission, $20/senior or
military and $12/youth/student. Buy tickets
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
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.