Friday, March 11: The Pool Is Open!
Ponderings: Vernal Pools, offers a trek
through the Pohick Stream Valley forest to see what is
happening at its various vernal pools. The importance of such
habitats will be examined through field study and more. 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. Hidden Pond
Nature Center. For ages 6 to 10. $4/person.
Registration is required.
Register online. For information call
Saturday, March 12: Splendid Stroll
2nd Saturday Art Walk showcases the diverse work of more
than 150 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating
an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves
in the richness of this creative community. Guests can tour
seven studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists
and buy original works of art, all while enjoying light
refreshment and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly
art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or
girl's night out, as well as for art collectors and art
appreciation groups. 6 to 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free.
For information call 703-495-0001.
Also on Saturday:
Birds and Bagels: Enjoy the end of winter during
this morning search for waterfowl. Following the walk, warm
up with hot drinks and fresh bagels. 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Huntley Meadows Park. $8/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Cages Open: The batting cages open this weekend at
various Northern Virginia Regional Parks, including Occoquan
Regional Park in Lorton. More information is available
Workshop: Tammy Burke, horticulturist, will show how
to start annuals and perennials from seeds and cuttings.
Various techniques, potting media and resources will be
presented.10 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Register
(required) by calling 703-255-3631.
Storybook Festival: Tons of fun for kids throughout
the event with roaming princess characters by Joy of Dance,
puppet shows by Rainbow Puppets, as well as crafts and face
painting by Abrakadoodle. Kids can play fun games and win
prizes. Popcorn, cookies and juice for the kids. 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. McLean Community Center. $5/person.
Registration required. For information call
Sunday, March 13: A Garden of History
History comes alive as you meet the
King's Gardener and America's first botanist, John
Bartram, a traveler, collector and father of the nursery
industry in the original 13 colonies. Kirk Brown, as John
Bartram, takes visitors back to a time when the new field of
plant discovery and identification led to the development of
America's first public gardens. Bartram's humor, passion and
achievements are on display as he shares his historical
perspective and hopes for the future.
Registration (online) required. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Raise the Rafters and Game
Day: Who’s on first bass? Find out how music and
sports can go together. 2 to 3 p.m. Frying Pan
Farm Park. Free. Participants must be at least
age 6. For information call 703-437-9101.
in the Gardens: Join a naturalist for a tour of the
gardens in search of the many bird species that call
Meadowlark home. Learn basic bird identification and general
birding tips. Some field guides and binoculars are available,
but feel free to bring your own. Meet at the visitor center.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free. For information call
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.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
703-324-3187, TTY 711.
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.