Fairfax County Weekender


 Friday, March 28: One Fish, Two Fish

Spring Trout Fishing Underway: 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 for fishing through May 4. Biweekly stockings run from February into April. A Virginia fishing license is required along with either a one-day or a seasonal trout fishing pass available at Lake Fairfax Park. There are one-pole and six-fish limits. Daily pass: $15/adult, $10/senior, $7.50/child. For information call 703-471-5415.

Also on Friday:

Death at the Devereux: This musical murder mystery comedy is set in the 1920s and guests (the audience) have been invited to the grand opening of Bobby Lyle’s speakeasy, The Devereux. With Bobby's obsession over his biggest competitor and nemesis, Johnny Bostello, owner of The Brigadoon, the stage is set for murder and confusion. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the W3 Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center. $25/person, $20/senior or military and $12/student with ID. Buy tickets online. Ticket price includes refreshments and soft drinks. A la carte cash bar available in venue. For information call 703-584-2900.

 Saturday, March 29: Aiming Arrows

Native American Archery: For food and defense, archery was an important part of life for Native Americans. Kids ages 8 to 12 learn how to make a bow and arrow and then take aim and shoot!  From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. $24/person for three 90-minute classes. Register online. For information call 703-451-9588.

Also on Saturday:

Wolf Trap Family Workshop: Explore the magic of dance with props, rhythm instruments and a wide variety of music with Rachel Knudson, Wolf Trap master teaching artist. Learn how to support and encourage your child’s growth through movement activities that engage all types of learners, focusing on fun and appropriate movements for building the body and the brain. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library (Room 104A/B). Ages 3-5 with adult. Free. Register online. For information call 703-768-6700.

Researching Your Veteran’s Story: Do you have family members who fought during World War I, World War II or the Korean or Vietnam wars? Military historian Tory Failmezger will show you how to use military records to research their service history. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library (Room 1/2). Free. Register online. For information call 703-689-2700.

“Miss Nelson is Missing: The comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher is based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. When Miss Nelson mysteriously disappears, she is replaced by substitute teacher Viola Swamp. With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their old teacher and they will do anything — including hiring a private detective — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. From 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at The Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. Ages 6 and up. $10/person. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-790-0123.

Swamp Stomp: Join naturalists on a night hike and search for fascinating amphibian life. Find salamanders, spring peepers, woods frogs and more. Rubber boots and warm clothes recommended. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park. Ages 6 and up. Free. For more information and to make a reservation, call 703-528-5406.

 Sunday, March 30: Moving Experience

Rhythm, Chants and Space Games – Movement for Memory: Presented by Wolf Trap master teaching artist John “Kinderman” Taylor, this highly energetic workshop integrates rhythm, movement and simple body part chants with spatial awareness games to demonstrate activities that help children identify and recall concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, community relationships and action verbs. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver(s). Please register child only online. For information call 703-502-3883.

Also on Sunday:

Sundaes in the Park: Bring the family for a Sunday stroll along the paths and stop by the campfire area for an ice cream sundae before or after your visit. Create your own confection with the toppings and enjoy a scoop of farm fresh vanilla ice cream while it lasts. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Sundaes $2; the walk and visit to Nature Playce are free. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

  • 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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