Fairfax County Weekender


Saturday, March 24: Sounds Fishy!

Meet a live shark and other fish, and discover what makes some of these curious creatures well adapted to the Atlantic Ocean during Live Sharks, Rays and More. Participants age 4 and above are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 2:30 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For more information call 703-941-1065. 

Also on Saturday:

Reading- A Family Affair: Watch books come to life through performance art! See the pages of a book unfold. Watch Bob Brown Puppets, Groovy Nate and the Kalavaridhi Dance Company in the See a Book theater. Listen to storytellers Zurii Conroy, Barbara Effron and Gary Lloyd in the Hear a Book room. Interact with Jacqueline Jules and Now This! in the Become a Book room. Reading and writing activities will be available in the Read and Write a Book room. Visitors can also participate in family computer activities in the Click a Book room.  All kids get a free book to take home!  9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. James Lee Community Center.  Free.  For information call 703-534-3387.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sully: Children ages 3 to 7 bring their baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Participate in an egg roll and visit baby animals. Create an Easter craft to take home. Filled eggs are provided at the site. 1 to 3 p.m. Egg hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. Sully Historic Site. (Rain date is March 31.) $5/person. To register call 703-437-1794.

Beads of Courage Challenge: The Society of Glass Beadmakers, Mid-Atlantic and the newly formed Virginia Firebirds host a Beads of Courage "Play Day."  Glass artists from around the region will be working in Building W-7 to create one-of-a-kind glass beads to benefit children with cancer. The public is welcome to come and observe the artists working and learn about the Beads of Courage program. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.  Free.  For information call 703-495-0001.

PianoSunday, March 25: With an Oink, Oink Here...

Guess the identity of mystery animals by listening to their musical portraits during a Musical Camera Safari. This interactive concert is based upon the beloved classic orchestral work "Carnival of the Animals" by French master composer Saint-Saens, and will be fun for ages 5 and above. 2 to 3 p.m. Colvin Run Mill. $2/person. For information call 703-759-2771.

Also on Sunday:

Wagon Ride: Rock and roll on this fun wagon ride along the Rocky Run Stream Trail. Learn how the stream was harnessed for Cabell's Mill and explore plants and animals that call this valley home. 2 to 3 p.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $6/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For more information call 703-631-0013.

Snakes of Northern Virginia: Get a close-up look at a few of the area's year-long residents--snakes! Discover the unique natural history and evolution of these legless animals and watch the snakes eat. Adults and children age 6 and older. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. For information and reservations call 703-528-5406.

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  • 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 opportunities.  

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