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 Saturday, March 8: Music to Your Ears

Annual Spring Family Concert: Spring may seem far off, but celebrate its coming with music featuring concertmaster Irene Ilchyshyn and student concerto winners and composers. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Alden Theatre. $25/person, $20/senior and $15/student with ID. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-790-0123.


Also on Saturday:

Victorian America — Glimpses into a Gilded Age: Explore this period of transformation and innovation in American life through lectures, living history performances and exhibits. Distinguished guest speakers will present different aspects of the late Victorian era, including social movements, fashion, art, gender and more. Hear how Green Spring's historic legacy springs from the Gilded Age. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Lunch is included in the $75/person fee. Call ahead for vegetarian requests. Register online. For more information call 703-642-5173.

Family Woodcock Walk: Come for an evening walk through the woods to one of the park’s largest meadows. Listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship display and flight. Bring a flashlight. Ages 8 and up. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.


 Sunday, March 9: Leapin' Lizards!

Reptile and Amphibian Club: Join the Reptile and Amphibian Club and explore the amazing world of turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs and salamanders. Learn new facts, encounter live animals and discover their habitats. From 1 to 2 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Ages 6 to 15. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.


Also on Sunday:

Birding for Beginners — Waterfowl: Sharpen your waterfowl identification skills while birding with a naturalist.From 8 to 11 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Meet in the visitor center parking lot. Ages 18 and up. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

Conservation — Downspout to the Chesapeake: Whether your landscape is large or small, there are actions you can take to green up your own backyard, starting at the downspout. Learn the five things every resident should know about their land and five things we all can do to create a healthy landscape to have a positive impact on streams, rivers and the bay. Whether you've just begun to explore these ideas or you've been trying them for years, there is something new for you to learn at this program. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. $10/person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge: Take a journey through the woods to Poohsticks Bridge, listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge. From noon to 1 p.m. at Riverbend Park. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-759-9018.

Music Concerts at The Alden — Stern/Andrist Duo: James Stern is associate professor and chair of the String Division at the University of Maryland School of Music. Audrey Andrist thrills audiences with her amazing dexterity as a recital soloist, soloist with orchestra and her collaborative musician skills. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Alden Theatre. Free admission. For information call 703-790-0123.

RHAW — Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Work: Downplaying the abstract while pushing a dramatic aesthetic, RHAW forges new paths for young hip-hop hopefuls and will present hip-hop in its "RHAW-est" forms as these dancers take it back to basics. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at The Centre Stage, Reston Community Center. $30/person. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-584-2900.


  • 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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