Friday, March 9: Can I Get a Definition?
Six young outsiders compete for the championship in the
"effortlessly endearing" musical "
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."
Overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood
themselves, these young people learn that winning isn't
everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a
loser. The show is a 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Book of
a Musical and a nominee for Best Musical and Best Score. 8
p.m. (The show runs through May 6.) Workhouse Arts Center's
Building W-3. $20/person ($15/students, military, seniors.)
For information call 703-495-0001.
Also on Friday:
Wood Frogs!: The wood frogs are breeding in the
vernal pools. Assist in collecting and releasing frogs and
recording data for an amphibian survey. Wear waterproof boots
and bring flashlights. Participants 8 and above are welcome.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Saturday, March 10: A Little Off the Top
How does your garden grow? Fast or slow, pruning is
essential to maintaining a healthy, vigorous plant, shrub or
tree. Learn how and when to prune and the proper tools
to use at a Pruning
Demonstration led by horticulturalist Laurie
Short. Demonstration will include removal of dead, damaged
and diseased wood. 10 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
$5/person. Reservations required. For information
or reservations call 703-255-3631.
Also on Saturday:
Birding with Andy - Waterfowl: Search for
waterfowl with veteran birder Andy Higgs. Meet in the visitor
center parking lot. 8 a.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Second Saturday Art Walk:
Showcasing the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists
in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that
encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of
this creative community. 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 refreshment and music. 6 to
9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For
information call 703-495-0001.
Sunday, March 11: Picture This!
Learn clues on how to date your old family photos along with
photo preservation and storage techniques and how to identify
historic photographic processes in Vintage Photos:
Preserving Your Past. Preservation challenges and how
to avoid them will also be discussed. This program is
presented by Gina McNeely, who has 16 years of experience as
a professional photo editor and picture researcher.
Participants 13 and above are welcome. $15/person.
online. For information, call 703-759-2771.
Also on Sunday:
Sunday Soiree Series: Wear your green and
come practice your steps with plenty of room
to move about or just have a bite to eat and enjoy
the band during another entry in this fun music and dance
series. The always popular Wayne Tympanick Trio will
have you on your feet or tapping your toes. Refreshments
served. 3 to 5 p.m. McLean Community Center.
$5/person. For information call 703-790-0123.
Concerts at the Alden: This series features
professional musicians who have won international recognition
for their artistry. Violinist Hidetaro Suzuki, for 25 years
concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony, and his wife,
pianist Zeyda Ruga Suzuki,will present a program of
violin-piano music and will be joined by clarinetist Nancy
Genovese in the beguiling Khachaturian trio for piano, violin
and clarinet. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.
Free. 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
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.