Fairfax County Weekender


Saturday, March 19: Gardening for All!

Whether you have a townhouse garden or a small lot in the city, learn about creative ways to cope and maximize the space at a session on Urban Small Space Gardening. Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine's editor/publisher provides a glimpse at lovely gardens in the area, including ones in Alexandria, Georgetown, Capitol Hill and Falls Church, to provide you with ideas.10 a.m. Green Spring Gardens Park. $18 ($20/non-residents.) Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Also on Saturday:

Fishing at Walney Pond: Bring your fishing poles and bait. Fish with a naturalist while you learn about native fish and their habits. 9 a.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $6 ($8/non-residents.)  Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-631-0013.

Evening Walk: Join park naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark, listening for owls and frogs and watching for beaver activity. Register online or call 703-222-4664.  For more information call 703-768-2525.

The Audubon Quartet: For more than 30 years the award-winning Audubon Quartet has garnered critical acclaim for its performances around the world. Tom, Doris, Ellen and Akemi will return to the CenterStage along with scholar Dr. David Levy to continue the exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets that they began last season. Enjoy a concert filled with amazing music and a host of in-depth information about one of history’s greatest composers.  3 p.m. Reston Community Center's CenterStage.  $30 ($15/residents of Small District 5.)  For information call 703-476-4500.

Sunday, March 20: Take a Hike

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a naturalist-guided 2-mile Spring Equinox Hike.  See and feel the changes triggered by the lengthening days. Ages 6 and above. 2 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. For reservations call 703-528-5406. 

Also on Sunday:

Bluebirds in Your Backyard: Uncover the mysteries of these jewels of the spring through a short slide show and walk. Make a nest box for your own backyard. Bring a hammer. Ages six and above. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $15 fee includes nest kit. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call the park at 703-631-0013.

Make a Spring Scarecrow: Keep the birds and animals away from your vegetables! Bring old clothes and a pair of panty hose, we will provide the straw and a homemade hat. This one-hour program is offered at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-437-1794.

  • 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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