Friday, April 15: Fired Up
Enjoy a fun-flooded evening of stories and games. Learn
about otters, beavers and other animals who call the Potomac
home. S’mores provided. Come early if you want to bring a
picnic or hotdogs to toast. Bring a toasting stick, blanket
and flashlight. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Riverbend Park. $4/person.
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Also on Friday:
Café Cattail: Musicians, dancers and
poets are encouraged to share their arts with a nature theme
at this special coffeehouse. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Huntley
Meadows. Reservations required for performers only.
Free. For information call 703-768-2525.
Saturday, April 16: Love Your Mother
Join the 2011 Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration inside the
Fairfax County Government Center. This
year's festivities include a host of adventures,
workshops, entertainment and more. Community clean-up, tree
pruning demos and crafty fun for kids. More information
(including weather related updates Friday evening and
Saturday morning) can be found online
or call 703-324-5471.
Also on Saturday:
and the Bad Hat: An original musical by ArtsPower,
based on the much loved book, captures the blithe yet
touching spirt of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline series. Ages 4
and above. 2 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden
Theatre. Tickets available
online. $12/$8 McLean district residents. For information
Farm Baby Day: Greet the new babies at Frying Pan
Farm Park. The farm's sheep, goats and cows all may
have delivered during the cold winter months. For information
Gallery After Hours-Ballroom Dancing: Dancing food
and fun! Led by an instructor (with a pre-dance mini
lesson available, $5/person.) Complimentary
refreshments and cash bar available. All skill levels are
welcome. Dress is casual. Doors open at 7 pm, dancing at 7:30
pm. Workhouse Arts Center. $10/person. Tickets
online. For information call 703-495-0001.
Sunday, April 17: Am I Blue?
A brief slide show precedes this hike to see spring
ephemerals such as trout lilies, Dutchman's breeches, early
buttercup, spicebush and, of course, a fabulous stand of
Virginia bluebells. Bring field guides and hiking shoes.
Participants ages 10 and above are welcome. 1 to 3 p.m.
Lawrence Park. $6/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Mill Run Dulcimer Band: Welcome the band back to
Run Mill for the spring concert series. Enjoy
old-time favorite tunes during this free show. 2 to 4 p.m.
For information, call 703-759-2771.
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.