Friday, April 18: Time
Break Special: Go back in time as you tour the 1794
home of Richard Bland Lee, write a letter with a quill pen,
learn to make your letter into an envelope and read a
McGuffey’s Reader. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site.
$7/adult, $6/student and $5/senior or child; pay at site. For
information call 703-437-1794.
19: Early Earth Day Events
Earth Day at Cub Run
RECenter: Volunteers are needed to help clean the
water retention pond, weed, plant and mulch. Also enjoy fun
crafts and demonstrations. Bring a water bottle, hat,
sunscreen and bug repellent. Perfect for Scout groups and
others seeking community service opportunities. From 9 a.m.
to noon at Cub Run RECenter.
Rain date is April 26. For information call 703-817-9407.
Also on Saturday:
Earth Day at James
Lee Center: Come for a community cleanup, make Earth
Day crafts, plant seeds, enjoy storytelling featuring “The
Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, and take part in early registration for
summer RECQuest, Razorback football and cheerleading, as well
as a fun fitness activity. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center.
Free; no registration required. To volunteer or for more
information, call 703-534-3387.
Floral Design: Breaking With Tradition: Bring a
touch of spring into your home as we demonstrate floral
design and you make your own floral creation to take home.
From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens.
$38/person and $25/supply fee. Register and pay supply fee
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Spring Blossom Garden Tour: Master gardener docents
lead you through the gardens, highlighting cherry trees and
other early-spring bloomers. Hear stories of these harbingers
of spring and learn how they grow. Afterward, in honor of the
National Cherry Blossom Festival, enjoy Japanese tea and
sweets. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Historic Green Spring.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Wagon Ride - Birds, Butterflies and Blossoms: Take a
wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow to search for
birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close.
From 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverbend Park. $5/person.
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Visits McLean Central Park: Hop aboard the Bunny
Train! Take an interpretive tour on Engine #62 of the
Resources Railroad. From noon to 2 p.m. at McLean Central Park.
$3/person; pay at site. For information call 703-324-8513.
Nature’s April Foolers Campfire: With live animals
and stories, learn how animals use trickery to get a meal or
to keep from being a meal. From 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Ballroom Social Dance: Put on your dancing shoes and
join the monthly Ballroom Social Dance featuring
complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. All skill levels
welcome! Arrive early for a 30-minute mini-lesson on the
country two-step from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The social dance is led
by a professional ballroom instructor from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in
McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16), Workhouse
Arts Center. $10/person (Ballroom Social) and $5/person
(mini-lesson). Mini-lesson tickets sold only at the door.
Ballroom Social Dance tickets may be purchased
online, by phone or at the door. For information call
Sunday, April 20: Wild
the Potomac Valley Collection: Join garden manager
Keith Tomlinson every Sunday in April and May to learn about
the Potomac Valley Native Plant Collection. From 2 to 3 p.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free with paid
admission to the Gardens. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Environmental Film Festival: View short environmental
films produced by students as part of an initiative of the
Fairfax County Restoration Project, a public-private
partnership. Take part in the discussion and enjoy pizza.
Networking starts at 3:30 p.m. with films from 4 until 11:30
p.m. (through April 24) at the
Cinema Arts Theatre. Free. For information call
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 recreational
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.