Friday, May 30: Slithery Serpents
Campfire Friday — Snakes: Learn about
snakes of the stream valley and venture out to find a few.
Enjoy a campfire and s’mores. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Also on Friday:
Kids Night Out: Kids only! Ages 5 to 12 are
invited to come for an evening of fun, food, hikes and
adventures. Each month has a different theme with activities,
night hikes and games planned around that theme. From 6 to 9
p.m. at Riverbend Park.
Pizza and drinks served. $25/child. Register
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Saturday, May 31: Music to Your Ears
McLean Symphony Ultimate Mix — Palette Pleasers:
Treat your ears to a wonderful sample of symphony music
including “Overture to Der Freischutz,” “Piano Concerto No. 8
in A Flat” and “Rumanian Rhapsody.” From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. $25/person, $20/senior
and $15/student with ID. Buy tickets online.
For information call 703-790-0123.
Also on Saturday:
River Monsters: Explore Bull Run stream to
discover river monsters. Fish the deep pools for giant
catfish and search the banks for Northern water snakes. From
10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hemlock
Overlook. $6/person. Register
online. For information call E.C. Lawrence Park at
Civil War at Home and in Camp: At this new
living history event, learn not only about fighting tactics,
but about soldiers’ training, discipline, health care and
food. Also learn what civilians were doing to support the
troops. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sully Historic Site
(Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) $8/adult and $6/senior or child.
Pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.
Raul Midón at CenterStage: Raul Midón's
singular timeless soul/pop/jazz sound garnered him a standing
ovation during his television debut on David Letterman. This
talented, mesmerizing genre-defying artist has travelled the
globe from India to Indiana. From 8 to 9 p.m. at
CenterStage, Reston Community Center. $40/person. Buy
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
Campfire with the Constellations: Meet and
talk stars around a warm campfire. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at
Cabell’s Mill at E.C. Lawrence
Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call at 703-631-0013.
Sunday, June 1: Don't Rock the Boat!
Regatta — A 25-Year Tradition:Witness this
one-of-a-kind spectacle of epic cardboard creations racing
for glory across Lake Accotink. Cheer on courageous crews and
watch to see whether they sink or float. Judging starts at
noon and races begin at 2 p.m. at Lake Accotink. Registration
information. Parking is $4/vehicle. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Demonstrations: The miller will be grinding
grain. From noon to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic
Site. Tours are $7/adult, $6/student and $5/child or
senior; pay at site. For information call 703-759-2771.
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.