Friday, April 8: A Frog's Life
Assist naturalists with an amphibian survey and learn how to
identify frogs and toads by their calls during the
Amphibians After Dark pond tour. Children (7 and
above) must be accompanied by a registered adult. 7:30 to 9
p.m. Riverbend Park. $7/person. Register
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Also on Friday:
"The Music Man": An evening of family
entertainment featuring the story of unscrupulous traveling
salesman Harold Hill and Marian, the River City
librarian who sees right through him. 7 p.m. J.E.B.
Stuart High School. $10 ($8/students.) For information
Saturday, April 9: Bargain
Ready to start your weekend bargain-hunting? Spring into
savings and find great deals on a wide variety of items
at the McLean Community Center
Spring Garage Sale. This popular event features
gently used wares from 60 vendors. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Business Bank Parking Garage. Free. For information call
Also on Saturday:
First Annual RCC Pet Fair: Pet care
professionals and volunteers from local non-profit
organizations will discuss the benefit of vaccinations,
spaying, and neutering. CPR and other pet emergency measures
will be demonstrated, and advice and tips on pet grooming and
training will be provided. 1 to 4 p.m. Reston Community
Center Hunters Woods. Free. For information call
Potomac Watershed Cleanup: Help clean up
streams in your community's parks during the 23rd Annual
Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day. Individuals, students,
families, scouts and other groups can help remove tires, bed
springs, bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways.
Boots with sturdy soles are recommended. Wear old clothes and
bring gloves. Trash bags and appreciation will be
provided. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Various sites. More
information is available
Second Saturday Art Walk: The
2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases
the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists in a unique
historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages
visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this
creative community. Guests can tour seven unique studio
buildings, mix and mingle with artists and buy original
works of art, all while enjoying light refreshment and music.
6 to 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. For information call (703)
Sunday, April 10: It's Easy Being Green!
Local experts and staff provide shade-gardening tips, rain
garden plant lists, wildlife brochures and information about
attracting local native wildlife at the Eco-Savvy
Expo. Native plants, bee boxes, bird houses and
wildflower seed mixes will be available for purchase. Noon to
4 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Sunday:
Colvin Run Mill Bicentennial Gala:
Celebrate 200 years of Fairfax County history at Colvin Run
Historic Site. Watch the miller as he grinds the
year’s first batch of cornmeal. Tour the miller’s house, see
costumed military re-enactors, enjoy children’s activities
and a blacksmith demonstration. During a short ceremony at 1
p.m., local dignitaries and historians will highlight the
importance of the mill's past, present and future. Noon to 3
p.m. Free. For information call 703-759-2771.
Wildflowers of the Potomac Valley: See some of the
region’s most beautiful spring wild flowers in this
internationally recognized conservation collection. 2 p.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. For information call
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.
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
703-324-3187, TTY 711.
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.