Fairfax County Weekender


 Friday, May 23: Tracks and Trails

Campfire Friday — Animal Tracking: Bring the whole family for a campfire and to learn how to recognize and follow wildlife tracks. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. $7/person. Register online. For information call 703-451-9588.


Also on Friday:

Campfire and Meteors: Scientists are predicting a significant meteor shower in May. Comet 209p/LINEAR, discovered in 2004, may create up to 100 meteors an hour to view. From 8 to 9 p.m. at Cub Run RECenter. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-817-9407.

 Saturday, May 24: What's Nest for Birds

Kid’s Korner: Preschool children (ages 3 to 6) with an adult learn about nesting birds. From 10 to 11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.

Also on Saturday:

Floral Design — Grocery Bunch Makeovers: Get tips and tricks to turn that grocery floral bunch into a beautiful arrangement. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens. $38/person plus a $25 supply fee. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Cures from the Quarter: Learn how enslaved African Americans maintained their health. Tours offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. $7/adult, $6/student and $5/senior or child; pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.

Zombie Invasion: May is Zombie Awareness Month! Come join the herd and compete for prizes by creating your own Zombie look, doing your best Zombie shuffle and testing your zombie knowledge. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Ages 13 and up. Free. Register online. For information call 703-790-8088.

Nocturnal Senses Campfire: Learn how animals of the night use their keen sense of smell, sight and hearing to get a meal or to keep from being a meal. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Make s’mores. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

 Sunday, May 25: Sock Hop, Sundaes and Soloists

The Sixth Generation 1960s Sock Hop: Award-winning rock-n-rollers, The Sixth Generation, perform live with plenty of room to dance the night away. Their crowd-pleasing performances bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music for younger generations. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the W16-McGuireWoods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center. $10/person in advance; $15/person at the door. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-584-2900.

Also on Sunday:

Sundaes in the Park: Bring the family for a Sunday stroll along the paths around the nature center and stop by the campfire area for an ice cream sundae. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Sundaes are $2; the walk and visit to Nature Playce are free. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

Young Soloists Recital at The Alden: Come hear talented young musicians including Kenneth Ryu Naito on violin as well as David DiMeglio, Eric Lin, Ann Liu and Miyabi Saito on piano. From 3 to 4 p.m. at The Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free; no registration required. 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 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 opportunities.  
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