Friday, April 19: Owls - Whoo's
Local Owls: Learn to recognize local owl calls and
their features, make a craft and enjoy a night hike with a
naturalist. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Saturday, April 20: How
Does Your Garden Grow?
Native Plants: Stroll through the gardens with
horticulturalist Brenda Skarphol and discover beautiful
native plants with spring interest for both shady and sunny
sites. Learn how to care for them to keep your garden looking
great. Ages 18 and up. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
50th Anniversary Celebration: The John
Marshall Library first opened in a storefront at the Rose
Hill Shopping Center on April 22, 1963 and moved to its
present location in 1975. Come for a day of festivities to
celebrate 50 years. Sign up for special events
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, music and dance from Latin
America at 10:30 a.m., and David Mamet’s play for children
“The Poet and the Rent” by Travelers Player Ensemble at
1:30 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library. All
ages are invited. For information call 703-971-0010.
Earth Day Celebration: Learn about the changing
environment, composting and other green practices. End the
celebration by recycling household materials into fun new
items. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Gustafer Yellowgold: Meet Gustafer Yellowgold, a
friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is
living an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version
of the Minnesota woods. A multi-media performance of live
music, animated illustrations and storytelling for ages 4 and
up. From 2 to 3 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $15/person. Buy tickets
For information call 703-790-0123.
Park Manager Walk
and Talk: Join Manager Kevin Munroe to learn about
the wetland restoration project and go for a walk to look for
plants and animals in the park’s 50-acre marsh. From 4 to 6
p.m. at Huntley
Meadows Park. Free. No registration required. For
information call 703-768-2525.
Cecil Ray Comedy Club: The “Ladies of Comedy” brings
local talent Valena Metcalfe, who performs all over Virginia
and up and down the East Coast. Come for laughs, fun and
dancing to the sounds of “Jason & The Crew.” From 7 to
8:30 p.m. at the W3
Arts Center. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the
door (general admission); and $30 VIP. Limited seating,
advance ticket reservations recommended. Purchase tickets
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
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
salsa from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The social dance will be led by a
professional ballroom instructor. From 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the
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 21: The Early Bird
Birding for Beginners: Interested in birding? We can
get you started! Learn about birds and try out different
optics. A park naturalist will help you sharpen your bird
identification skills. Seasonal topics emphasized.
Participants age 12 and above are welcome. 8 to 11 a.m. at
Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Sunday:
Bluegrass Barn Concert: Junior Sisk and Ramblers
Choice: From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
comes one of bluegrass music’s most honest voices in the
genre’s history. The band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice,
is enjoying great success with its latest Rebel Records CD,
“The Heart of a Song.” Hear the band perform from 7 to 8:30
p.m. at Frying Pan Farm
Park’s visitor center. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12/person.
Purchase your ticket
online or by phone at 703-222-4664. All sales are final.
For information call 703-437-9101.
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.