Friday, April 26: Green Thumbs Up
Basic Gardening: Easy Makeover Tips: Tired
of your current landscape or lack of one? This “do-over”
class will help you determine your needs so you can create a
garden that matches your style. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 18
and up. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Friday:
Sounds of the Night Campfire: Sounds of the
night fill our ears with delight. Learn to identify nocturnal
animal calls and enjoy stories of local denizens of the night
around a campfire with s’mores. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 4 and up.
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Saturday, April 27: Celebrate Earth
2013: Clean Fairfax, in partnership with
Fairfax County, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority,
Fairfax County Park Foundation, Fairfax County Park Authority
and the Workhouse Arts Center present SpringFest
2013, a celebration of Earth Day, Arbor Day and a
Cleaner, Greener Fairfax! Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo,
Reptiles Alive, a farmers market, games, music, crafts,
environmental workshops, art demonstrations and much more!
Kayak and bike rentals as well as family fishing at Occoquan
Regional Park. Free shuttle service between sites all day.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Workhouse
Arts Center. Free, no registration required. For
information call 703-584-2900.
Also on Saturday:
Nature Buddies: Children ages 3 to 5 with
an accompanying adult take a walk to the wetland to look at
examples of seasonal happenings. Following the walk, there
will be activities and a craft. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park.
$10/child (accompanying adult does not pay). Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Be Fit: McLean Outdoor Expo: Back and
better than ever, the Be Fit McLean Outdoor Expo is in its
third year and promises to be the best one yet! Come to the
Old Firehouse in downtown McLean to try out the latest trends
in the outdoor industry and get geared up for spring at the
gear swap. Live mountain music and a 30-foot rock wall. From
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd,
McLean. $5/person; kids 12 and under free. Food available for
purchase on-site or visit a local restaurant within walking
distance. For information call 703-790-0123.
Trout Fishing in America – The Show: Trout
Fishing's infectious mix of folk/pop and family music is
enriched by the diverse influences of reggae, Latin, blues,
jazz and classical music. Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet have
been playing music together since the 1970s when they met up
in Texas. Now, 15 albums and four Grammy nominations later,
they still get up every day looking forward to playing music
together. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the
CenterStage, Reston Community Center. $30/person. Buy
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Cool Cow Comedy Presents Big Al: Live
stand-up comedy featuring Big Al Goodwin, hosted by Rahmein
Mostafavi of Cool Cow Comedy. Big Al connects with his
audiences – getting them to appreciate the lighter side of
their own lives by relating his observations and experiences.
A winner on America's Funniest People, he has been
interviewed on “The Billy Bush Show” and was a finalist in
HBO's Lucky 21 Contest, representing the East Coast in the
Las Vegas Comedy Competition. Two shows: 8 to 9:15 p.m. and
10 to 11:15 p.m. in the W-3
Theatre at the Workhouse
Arts Center. $15/person (must be 18 years or older). Buy
For information call 703-584-2900.
Sunday, April 28: Sights and Sounds
Fashion: Flowers draw bees, birds and fashion
designers! Hear the history of personal adornment with
flowers and interconnections between botany, garden
aesthetics and clothing design. View fabulous floral motifs
in fashion to see how their shapes and meanings have inspired
designers through the ages. Participants must be at least age
13. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Green
Spring Gardens. $28/person fee includes an English tea.
For information and to make a reservation, call
Also on Sunday:
Sunday Soirée Series Dance: As
inexpensive and enjoyable dates go, they don’t get any better
than this. Come hear the music of The Wayne Tympanick Trio as
you dance and enjoy appetizers and other refreshments at the
April in Paradise soirée. From 3 to 5 p.m. at the McLean
Community Center. $5/person at the door. For information
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.