Friday, March 22: Gone
Fairfax: Although fishable year-round, spring is the
premier time for fishing at Lake Fairfax. Thousands of
pounds of safe-to-eat rainbow trout are stocked in the lake
with bi-weekly stockings running from February into April. A
Virginia fishing license is required along with either a
one-day or a seasonal trout fishing pass available at the site.
There are one-pole and six-fish limits. The lake is very
accessible for shoreline fishermen. For information call
Saturday, March 23: Egg-stra Special
Easter Egg Hunt: Openings remain for three Easter
egg hunts, each lasting 45 minutes, but register soon as
these fill fast. Children ages 2 to 3 start at 12:15 p.m.
Four and 5-year-olds start at 10:45 a.m. Six to 8-year-olds
start at 11:30 a.m. At Colvin Run Mill
Historic Site. $6/child. Register
online. For information call 703-759-2771.
Also on Saturday:
Spring Eggstravaganza Puppet Show: Celebrate spring
with an egg-cellent puppet show, stories and crafts. Meet
live animals while learning about the spring awakening of
many woodland creatures. Naturalists highlight the history of
eggs. Suited for children ages 4 to 8. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Nature Buddies: Spring is finally here, we hope, so
here’s a chance for a parent and child to take a wetland walk
to look for seasonal happenings. Following the walk are
activities and a craft. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park.
$10/child. Accompanying adult does not pay. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
A Walk through Time at Walney: Step back in time
with Emmeline Machen and tour Walney, her family farm. Learn
about early settlers, hear about Civil War adventures, see
historic buildings and remains and finish with light
refreshments. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $5/person.
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company: Count on
lots of laughs with the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring
Company. The cast is hand picked from the best improv
comedians in New York City and Los Angeles. These are the
"next wave" of comedy superstars. The group's comedy
has been called "twisted and uproarious" by
Entertainment Weekly and "witty and
irreverent" by the renowned comedy site The Onion.
Rated PG-13. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at The
Alden, McLean Community Center. $30/person. Buy tickets
For information call 703-790-0123.
Drumroll Please: Tom Teasley, described in the
Washington Postas “a percussionist in the widest and most
exuberant sense of the word,” maintains a unique career as a
solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. In an unusual
performance/installation of German Dadaist filmmaking masters
Hans Richter and Viking Eggeling, Tom will perform original
compositions that both complement and transform the original
art. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at W3
Arts Center. $25/general admission, $20/senior or
military and $12/youth or student. Cash bar and concessions
available for purchase. Buy tickets
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Fly Me to the Moon: Enjoy an intimate evening of
lush, smooth, jazz-infused standards from the Great American
Songbook paired with mid-20th century jazz and Broadway
favorites featuring classically trained vocalist Merissa
Driscoll and pianist Vladimir Gabay. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. in
McGuireWoods Gallery, Workhouse Arts
Center. $25/general admission and $20/senior or military.
Complimentary refreshment plate provided with ticket; cash
bar available in venue. Buy tickets
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Sunday, March 24:
Tea: Jane Austen set her novels in the natural beauty
of the English countryside when England was becoming a nation
of gardeners. Explore the Regency-era gardens and landscapes
depicted in Austen’s novels and learn about Jane’s own
passion for gardening. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 13 and up
welcome. $28 fee includes a full afternoon tea served at the
Historic House. For more information and to make a
reservation, call 703-941-7987.
Also on Sunday:
Build Your Own Bluebird Box: Uncover the mysteries
of bluebirds through a slideshow and walk. Make your own nest
box for your backyard. Bring a hammer. Ages 6 and up welcome.
From 2 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence
Park. $15/person. For information call 703-631-0013.
Deeds Not Words: Hear the compelling story of the
suffragist movement including the stories of Alice Paul, Lucy
Burns and other brave women at the forefront of the struggle
to gain the right to vote. This concert-style preview is not
a full production, but gives a sneak preview into a
theatrical work in development. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the W3
Center. While the event is free, a $5 donation is
encouraged but not required. For information call
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.