Saturday, May 14: Farm Baaaabies!
Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment
demonstrations during Spring Farm Day! Participate in
hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy
crafts, games, puppet shows and meet baby farm animals. 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Frying Pan
Farm Park. $5/person. For information call
Also on Saturday:
and the Wolf: An adaptation of the traditional
Russian folktale set to music by Sergei Prokofiev. A charming
introduction to the world of music and musical instruments,
this is an enchanting tale about the adventure of growing up.
Danger becomes reality and creative innovation becomes
essential as young Peter meets the challenge of survival in
the outside world. Ages 5+. 2 p.m. McLean Community
Center's Alden Theatre. $12 ($8 McLean District
residents.) For information call 703-790-0123.
2nd Saturday Art Walk: Guests can tour
seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists,
buy original works of art, experience ever-changing
exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying
light refreshment and music.6 to 9 p.m. Workhouse Arts
Center. Free. For information call
Meet the Author: Meet local author Suzi
Weinert and hear her talk about her new mystery, "The
Garage Sale Stalker." 2 to 4 p.m. City of Fairfax
Registration Required. Free. For information call
Wreath: Join horticulturist Tammy Burke
in creating a wreath using annuals on a moss frame. Soil
mixes, fertilizers, maintenance requirements and appropriate
plants are the topics. Reservations are required. 10 a.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. $30 (includes all
materials and equipment.) BYO garden gloves if desired. For
information and to register call 703-255-3631.
15: Bloomin' Good Advice
Stymied by slugs? Find fertilizing a mystery? Members of the
Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association give tips,
advice, and strategies at
Neighborhood Plant Clinics throughout the week at
library locations around the county. Swing into the Pohick
Regional Library on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and get
advice from the masters! For information call
Also on Sunday:
Frying Pan Meeting House Homecoming: Song
will ring out again at the Frying Pan Spring Meeting House.
Celebrate the rich history and diverse culture of this
National Historic Register Property. Built in 1791, the
simple, white building housed an integrated congregation,
sheltered wounded Civil War soldiers and witnessed 200 years
of community growth and change. Hear the stories, tour the
grounds, and enjoy light refreshments in the church yard,
just as the parishioners did at their day-long meetings. All
proceeds will benefit cemetery restoration. 1 p.m.
Frying Pan Farm Park. $5 ($7/non-county residents.) For
information call 703-437-9101.
Music Friends Concerts at the Alden: The
2010-11 series highlights young performers destined for
classical music greatness. Don't miss this Sunday's
performer, Fifi Zhang, the grand prize winner of the Music
Teachers National Association competitions in 2008 and 2010.
3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. Free.
For information call 703-790-0123.
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.
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.