Friday, March 28: One Fish, Two
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
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.
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
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.