Saturday, April 7: Great Egg-Spectations!
Easter egg hunts abound throughout the county! Hop on
over to Nottoway Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt
Celebration. Children will be divided by age group to
hunt for treats and special prizes, and enjoy a visit from
the Easter Bunny. Walk-in registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Admission is $7/child. An Easter Egg Hunt at the
South Run RECenter will take place rain or shine in
the field house from 10 to 11 a.m. The fun will also include
arts and crafts, face-painting and pictures with the Easter
Bunny. Admission is $10/child. To register (required)
call 703-866-0566. The
Easter Egg Hunt at Mason District Park includes a
traditional egg hunt, a moonbounce, snacks and
more. Hunts are separated by age group with staggered
start times beginning at 10:15 a.m. Register
online or walk-in.
Also on Saturday:
Shakespeare Center on Tour: Called “shamelessly
entertaining” by the Washington Post, ASC doesn’t just make
Shakespeare accessible, it makes it engaging and, yes, even
fun. ASC’s endlessly energetic, tremendously talented casts
draw the audience into their performances — you can even snag
a seat onstage to be truly a part of the action. Come early
and hear the cast play everything from The Beatles to Weezer
in a musical pre-show. "The Winter's Tale" at 2 p.m.
$30/person ($20 McLean Community Center district residents.)
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 8 p.m. $30/person
($20/McLean Community Center district residents.) For
information call 703-790-0123.
Green Spring Garden Markets: Local growers will offer
shrubs, native plants and wildflowers, ornamental grasses and
unusual perennials and annuals. Friends of Green Spring
(FROGS) receive 10 percent off in the Garden Gate Plant Shop.
The Green Spring Master Gardeners are available at each
Garden Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Also April 14, 21.) Green Spring
Gardens. For information call 703-642-5173.
Spring Wildflowers of Scotts Run: Walk the
trails in search of spring beauty--Dutchman’s breeches
and other ephemerals in these rich woods. Meet in the west
parking lot. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Scotts
Run Nature Preserve. $6/adult. Register
online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.
Sunday, April 8: A Walk in the Park
Through an indoor timeline and a short walk through the
park, the Potomac Overlook
Heritage Program brings history alive by
highlighting the seamless ties between our area’s human and
natural history. How did geology influence the settlement of
Washington, D.C.? Why are some trees found only to the west
or east of Arlington? Learn the answers to these and other
questions at this program suitable for adults and children 10
and above. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional
Park. Call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation or for
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
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
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.