Friday, April 20: Amazing Amphibians
Get ready to get muddy on an
Amphibian Safari. Explore the bay area for frogs,
toads, and salamanders that are waking up for the breeding
season. Bring shoes that can get muddy, a flashlight and
your curiosity. Meet at Pohick Bay Marina. Reservations
required. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pohick Bay Regional Park. Free. For
information call 703-339-6104.
Also on Friday:
Swing into Spring: Take advantage of
half-price greens fees all day on Friday at Pohick Bay Golf
Course. Specials continue throughout the weekend. For
information call 703-339-8585.
Saturday, April 21: A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Learn about and celebrate Japanese art and culture as part
of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the 100th
Anniversary of the Gift of Trees during
Japanese Art and Culture Day. Enjoy a day of
interesting presentations, workshops, demonstrations,
hands-on activities and film for visitors of all ages to
engage in and enjoy. Festival attendees are also encouraged
to visit all seven of the studio buildings on the Workhouse
campus to see the artists’ studios, meet the featured artists
and enjoy the collective exhibitions in each building. 12 to
4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. More information,
including a complete schedule, is available
online or call 703-495-0001.
Also on Saturday:
Farm Baby Day: Visit with the
baby animals. Spring is a time of new arrivals and children
delight in watching the antics of these newborn creatures.
Find out which animals have just arrived and which animals
will be arriving shortly by visiting online. 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park.
Free. For information call 703-437-9101.
Alice Hoffman: Meet Alice Hoffman,
bestselling author of "The Dovekeepers,"
"Practical Magic," "Here on Earth," "The
Red Garden" and others. Books available for sale and
Registration required. 2 to 4 p.m. McLean Community
Center's Alden Theatre. For information call
Mother's Day Craft Show: Honor a hard-working mother
on her special day with a heartfelt gift. There's a little
something for every mom's taste at this show, featuring more
than 50 vendors spread throughout four rooms. Peruse
tables full of glittering jewelry, earthy pottery and
colorful glass art. Visitors will find everything from
cupcakes and candy to stunning photography, interesting
origami, and crocheted and knit items. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Providence RECenter. Free.
For information call 703-698-1351.
Beneath Ancient Seas: Digging Dinosaurs:
Meet amateur field paleontologists who describe how they have
unearthed fossils of triceratops, diplodocus and ancient
sharks. Find out what clues the professionals use to begin
their search. Participants 8 and above are welcome. Children
must be accompanied by a registered adult. 2 to 3 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Bonsai Basics: Designed to educate the
novice on the basics of bonsai. Jack FitzSimons shares
examples of different bonsai types and their ancient history.
He discusses styling methods, trees that are suitable for
bonsai in our area, proper care and suitable containers. 1 to
2 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $15/person. Register
online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Sunday, April 22: A Real Hoot!
Meet a live barred owl and learn to recognize their call
Barred Owl: Stream Valley Hunter. Learn how to
spot them in our woods and how they are well-adapted hunters
of the night. Participants age 4 and above are
welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult. 2 to 3 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register
online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Deathtrap: Nominated for the Tony Award for
Best Play, “Deathtrap” holds the record as the
longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. 2 p.m. (Also
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., through May 5.) McLean
Community Center's Alden Theatre. $16/person
($14/students, seniors and McLean Community Center District
residents.) For information call 703-790-0123.
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
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.