Friday, May 27: Animals Abound
Take a ride on the wild side in search of animal babies,
animals waking from hibernation and other animals just flying
in from sunny Florida at
Wagon Ride: Animals Abound. 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Riverbend Park. $5/person; children under age 2 ride for
Registration is required. For information call
Saturday, May 28: Movie Magic
In conjunction with its Urban Decay II exhibition opening
in June, the Workhouse Arts Center presents an
Urban Art Film Series. The first film
is "Beautiful Losers," focusing on the careers
and work of a collective group of artists who, since the
1990s, have been involved in a movement in the art world
using D.I.Y. aesthetics from skateboarding, graffiti and
underground music such as punk rock and hip-hop. The artists
discussed and interviewed in the film include Thomas
Campbell, Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine.
7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. Limited
ticket reservations recommended. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Wild Side Wagon Ride: Take a 90-minute tractor
ride with a park naturalist to wetlands that are difficult to
reach on foot. Look for and learn about songbirds,
wildflowers, butterflies and waterfowl, then stop for a snack
at the observation platform. 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Huntley Meadows Park. Meet at South King's Highway park
entrance. $6. For information call 703-222-4664.
People, Places, Things: Enjoy a an evening of
classical music with a performance from the McLean Symphony,
an all-volunteer orchestra with over 70 players. 7:30
p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.
$25/adults, $20/seniors, $15/students, free for
children under 12. For information call 703-790-9223.
Wildlife: Meet a naturalist at the campfire circle in
the Pohick Bay campground for an exciting introduction to the
wildlife one might encounter while camping in Northern
Virginia. Complimentary s’mores will be provided at the
campfire ring. After the talk and s’mores join in on a hike
led by the naturalist in search of some nocturnal animals.
Pohick Bay Regional Park. Free. Reservations required.
For information call 703-339-6104.
Sunday, May 29: For the Birds
Tour Meadowlark Gardens in search of local bird species
during Birding in the
Gardens. A naturalist will help the group identify
birds by sight, sounds and behavior. All experience levels
are welcome. Some binoculars and field guides will be
available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. 2
p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Visitor’s Center.
Free. Reservations required. For
information call 703-255-3631.
Also on Sunday:
Lorton Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, cheeses,
meat, pastries and much more at the Fairfax County Park
Authority's Lorton Farmers Market. Master gardeners are also
on-site to answer your questions about plants in your
landscape! 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is available
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.