13: Author! Author!
Meet the author of "Quaking," "Mockingbird"
and "The Absolute Value of Mike" at
An Evening with Kathryn Erskine, sponsored by the
Fairfax County Public Library. Erskine won the National Book
Award for Young People's Literature for
"Mockingbird." Books will be available for sale
and signing. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Chantilly Regional Library.
online. For information call 703-502-3883.
Also on Friday:
Café Cattail: Welcome to Huntley Meadows' very
own coffeehouse! Enjoy a relaxing evening applauding
community talent as musicians, dancers and poets share their
arts with a nature theme. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. Free. For information call
Saturday, April 14: A
Bird in the Hand...
Create your own bird sanctuary with help from the experts at
Best Bird Gardening Tips workshop. Learn all the
secrets to planting for birds through slides, a garden tour
and planting demo. The fee includes a native wildflower and
seed packet for every participant. Additional bird-attracting
plants will be available for sale. 3 to 5 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. $8/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Saturday:
Second Saturday Art Walk:
Showcasing 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. Tour seven unique studio buildings,
mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art,
experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured
artists, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. 6 to
9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For
information call 703-495-0001.
Fish: With her lovely coloring and shimmering
scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful
creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for
some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the
one thing that makes her so unique? Will some good advice
from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share
her gifts with those around her? Find out in this
delightful musical performance. 2 p.m. McLean Community
Center's Alden Theatre. $15/person. ($10/McLean
Community Center district residents.) For information call
Watershed Cleanup at Lake Accotink: Be part of the
24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup to beautify the
park and surrounding roadways. Meet at the marina. Bring a
water bottle and dress to get dirty. 9 a.m. to noon. Lake
Accotink Park. Free. For information call 703-569-0285.
Mill Run Dulcimer Band Concert: Take a relaxing
musical journey to the past and welcome the Mill Run Dulcimer
Band back for old-time favorite tunes at this spring concert
series performance. 2 to 4 p.m. Colvin Run
Mill Historic Site. Free. For information call
15: Hit the Ground Running
Experience excitement, sweat and uncertainty as you go on
the lam from the Lorton Workhouse correctional facility
Prison Break 5k. Fear not dogs, prison guards and
gunfire - fear your fellow runners. You will be chased,
hounded and tracked through 5 kilometers of the historic
reformatory workhouse complex while taking to the road, train
route and park trails. Your goal is the ultimate prize -
freedom at the finish line! All proceeds benefit the Lorton
Arts Foundation. 8 a.m. Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.
$35/person. For information call 888-554-6665.
Also on Sunday:
Pooh Bear's Friends Tea Party: Families
enjoy honey, tea and cookies in a Pooh-style tea. Learn about
Virginia's brown bears and if heffalumps and wuzzles are
native to Fairfax County. Bring your favorite stuffed animal!
Participants age 4 and above are welcome. Children must be
accompanied by a registered adult. 2 to 3:30 p.m. $15/person.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Bluebell Walk: A spectacular show of
bluebells, spring beauties and other spring wildflowers along
a mile and a half path. Join in this 30+ year tradition.
All ages. 2 to 4 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park. Free. For
information call 703-631-0550.
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
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.