Fairfax County Weekender


Friday, April 1: It's History

Get a glimpse into the lives of Richard Bland Lee and his wife Elizabeth with the Sully Historic Site's Lee Mania tour. View rarely seen Lee family artifacts and learn about Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress and uncle to General Robert E. Lee. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $6/adults, $5/students, $4/seniors and children.  For information call 703-437-1794.

Also on Friday:

Garden Amphibian Hike: The lakes at Meadowlark provide a good habitat for many frogs and toads to lay their eggs at this time of year. Join a naturalist for a walk to see which amphibians are active in the lakes. 7 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free. (Reservations required.) Call 703-255-3631..

Saturday, April 2: Music Has Charms to Soothe...

Discover a soon-to-be superstar when Sarah Jarosz takes CenterStage! Jarosz’s first album, "Song Up In Her Head" was released in the summer of 2009 and earned her a Grammy nomination and three Austin Music Awards, all before her 19th birthday. Jarosz, whom Rolling Stone called “a contemporary bluegrass prodigy” is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter. 8 p.m. CenterStage at Reston Community Center. $30 ($15/residents of Small District 5.) For information call 703-476-4500.

Also on Saturday:

Dazzled by Dragonflies: This colorful presentation of local dragonfly photos includes a discussion on how to create the perfect dragonfly pond. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Huntley Meadows. $6. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-768-2525.

History Paddle Tour: Mayor Earnie Porta of the Town of Occoquan will lead a one-hour historical paddle between Occoquan Regional Park and The Town of Occoquan. Kayak rental available. Call to confirm. 10 to 11 a.m. Occoquan Regional Park. $10. For information call 703-690-2121.

Oh Deer: Deterring Damage in the Garden: Learn about home remedies, barriers, deer resistant plants and successful repellants that will help you defend your garden from unwanted deer browsing. 9:30 to 11 a.m. $15. Green Spring Gardens. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Sunday, April 3: Wash the dishes! Do the moppin'!

The heroine we all know and love brings to the stage three of her counterparts in other cultures in "Cinderella - The World's Favorite Fairy Tale." This is a charming retelling of the Cinderella story featuring the legends of Plum Blossom (China), Vasilisa (Russia) and Broken Wing (Native America).3 p.m. Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center. $10. (Also April 2, 9 and 10.)  Call 703-790-0123.

Also on Sunday:

Birding Equipment for Beginners: Learn about optics and field guides as you watch birds with a park naturalist. 8 to 11 a.m. $6. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-768-2525.

  • 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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