Fairfax County Weekender


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 call 703-824-3900.

Saturday, April 9: Bargain Shopping

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 703-790-0123.

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 703-476-4500. 

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 online.

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) 495-0001.

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.

Spring 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 703-255-3631.

  • 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.
  • To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
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