Friday, May 25:
Wild (Night) Life
Explore the wildlife that inhabits the Pohick Bay area at Campground
Wildlife, a naturalist-led campfire and hike.Meet at
the campfire circle in the main field of the campground for a
nocturnal animals talk. Then enjoy roasting complimentary
marshmallows and making s'mores. After the sugar rush, come
along for a hike into the woods.Reservations required. 7 to 9
p.m. Pohick Bay Regional Park. Free. For information call
Saturday, May 26: On
the Old Banjo
Randy Barrett is a three-way standout: top-shelf
songwriter, award-winning vocalist and master of guitar and
banjo. Barrett's rich, soulful baritone has earned him
several Wammie Awards for Best Male Vocalist in Bluegrass and
Traditional Folk as well as the 2002 Bluegrass Album of the
Year for "Lights of Home." His songwriting has also
won numerous awards. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy
Barrett's song stylings on the outdoor stage as part of the
Potomac Overlook Summer Concert Series. 7 to 9 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park.There is no admission fee, but $5
donations are welcome to help offset the cost of the series.
For information call 703-528-5406.
Also on Saturday:
Copperheads and Black Racers: Assist a
naturalist with a reptile survey. Search for, capture,
identify and release snakes. Learn the habits and preferred
habitats of our native snakes. Participants ages 8 and above
are welcome. 9 to 11 a.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Pond Life Exploration: Exploring the pond at
Bull Run has become a park tradition. Participants can find
fish, tadpoles, frogs, turtles, snakes, mud and crayfish.
Join in on the first exploration of the year! Wear shoes that
can get muddy. Dip nets provided. 11 a.m. to noon. Bull
Run Regional Park. Free. For information and
reservations (required) call 703-631-0550.
Sunday, May 27:
Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by animal
caretakers and see four snakes and four turtles plus other
Snake and Turtle Feeding . At least one snake, two
turtles and a toad will be fed. Learn to identify the
county's only venomous snake, the northern copperhead, and
find out what makes a reptile different from an amphibian.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5, children must be accompanied by a
registered, paying adult. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Recital: Now in its 37th season, the Music
Friends Concerts series showcases professional musicians and
the talents of local school-age musicians. This week
enjoy music for piano and violin from some of the area's
gifted young artists. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden
Theatre. Free. For information call 703-790-0123.
Naturalist-Guided Canoe the Marsh Trip:
Explore one of the area’s finest wildlife habitats while
gliding over the water on a canoe. Experience the beauty of
Pohick Bay’s marshes and see bald eagles, osprey, fish and
other wildlife. For adults and youth age 16 and older. 8 a.m.
to noon. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. $30/person. For
reservations (required) and information call 703-528-5406.
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
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.