Fairfax County Weekender


Saturday, March 26: A Little Off the Top

Learn how and when to prune and the proper tools to use, at a pruning demonstration with horticulturist Laurie Short. Demonstration will include removal of dead, damaged and diseased wood. 10 to 11 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. $5.  Registration required.  Call 703-255-3631.

Also on Saturday:

Invasive Management Area Workday: Work with other volunteers to help reduce invasive plants in our parklands, through the Invasive Management Area Volunteer Program. Connect with people while taking care of the natural resources around us.  Wear sturdy shoes, gloves, long pants and long sleeves and bring water. Tools are provided. Nottoway Park, 9 a.m. to noon. Pohick Stream Valley, 10 am. to noon.  Call 703-324-8681 for more information.

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" with Special Guest Tom Teasley: Percussionist Tom Teasley performs live accompaniment to a screening of the film "The Adventures of Prince Achmed." This story is taken from "Arabian Nights" and features the amazing hand-cut silhouettes of Lotte Reiniger.Teasley will recount his recent trips to the Middle East and discuss the creative process following the film. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Tickets are $15 ($10/members.) Call 703-495-0001 for more information.

Sunday, March 27: Art, Two Ways

Local watercolor artist Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki and photographer Stephen Gawarecki hold a reception for their watercolor and photography exhibit, "Artistic Duo III." 1 to 3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens. Call 703-642-5173 for more information.

Also on Sunday:

Electric Sunday: Spring cleaning on your weekend to-do list? Recycle televisions, computers and peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and tubes on Electric Sundays. The Electric Sunday recycling program is a free service to Fairfax County residents.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-95 Landfill Complex, Lorton. Call 703-324-5230 for more information.

  • 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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