Friday, May 17: Songs Under
Sixth Generation Concert: The Sixth
Generation is a dynamic rock ‘n’ roll band at the forefront
of musical style from the late ‘60s. The band was inducted
into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2011.
Playing remakes of ‘60s hits, as well as original songs, the
band performs across the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions.
Their crowd-pleasing performances bring back fond memories
for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music
for younger generations. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Rizer
Arts Center, weather permitting. $10/person in advance,
$15 at the door. Buy tickets
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
18: Wetland Wonders
Nature Buddies: Parent and child take a
walk to the wetland to look at real-world 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.
Ages 3 to 5. $10/person (no charge for accompanying adult).
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Saturday:
A Propensity to
Dig: Visit the garden of Richard Bland Lee,
Northern Virginia's first congressman, and learn about plants
and their uses in the Federal Era. While many plants were
grown for daily sustenance and commerce, others had medicinal
or decorative uses. Hear about Mrs. Lee's "propensity to
dig" and her brother, Zaccheus, a merchant and noted
botanist in Philadelphia. A guided tour is included in the
fee. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site.
$7/adult, $6/student and $5/senior or child; pay at site. For
information call 703-437-1794.
McLean Day 2013: Celebrate McLean’s biggest
annual community party with fun, rides, entertainment,
exhibitors, food and more. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Free. No
Map. For information call 703-790-0123.
Golf Open House
Extravaganza: Want to learn more about golf?
Stop by open houses at two of Fairfax County’s golf courses.
Club demonstrations, door prizes, free golf tips, skills
contests and kids events. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burke Lake Golf Course and Oak Marr Golf Course. Free.
No registration required. For information call Burke Lake GC
at 703-323-1641 or Oak Marr GC at 703-255-5390.
Frog Chorus at Eakin Pond: Celebrate
National Frog Month! Join a Hidden Oaks Nature Center
naturalist on a walk to Eakin Pond to identify frogs by sound
and features. Bring one flashlight per family. From 7:30 to
8:30 p.m. at
Eakin Community Park in Fairfax. Ages 4 and up.
online. Canceled if raining. For information call
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 swing
dancing 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 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, May 19: Nature
by the Book
Eric Carle's Storybook Party: Enjoy popular
stories by author Eric Carle and act out being hungry
caterpillars actually munching through some of the storybook
treats. Meet not-so-grouchy ladybugs and more. Miss Spider
will join us for tea! From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Mill Run Dulcimer
Band Concert: Take a relaxing musical journey
to the past. Welcome the band back for a spring concert
featuring your old-time favorite tunes. From 2 to 4 p.m. at
Colvin Run Mill.
Free. No registration required. For information call
Young Soloist Recital at the Alden:
Enjoy the music of violinist Jehshua Karunakaran, an
18-year-old rising star in the concert world. He has
performed at several embassies, the United Nations and Weill
Recital Hall in New York as well as at the opening ceremony
of the Spivakov Foundation in Washington, D.C., broadcast
over Russian radio and TV.Sponsored by the Music Friends of
the Fairfax County Public Library and the McLean Community
Center. From 3 to 4 p.m. at the Alden
Theatre. Free. No registration required. For information
Tree Trek: Trees make a special place. Join
expert naturalist Jim Dewing on a search for the biggest,
oldest, most rare and most important trees in the park’s
forest. Discover what makes a forest habitat home and how
parks care for them. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 10 and
up. $6/person. Register
online. For more information call 703-631-0013.
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.