Friday, May 9: Lush Lawn
Basic Gardening — Turf Talk and Lawn Tips: Master
gardeners teach you the basics of developing healthy turf.
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green
Spring Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Saturday, May 10: Down on the Farm
Spring Farm Day: Watch sheep shearing and antique
farm equipment demonstrations. Milk cows and goats. Enjoy
crafts, games and puppet shows. Get an up-close introduction
to the baby farm animals. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park.
$7/person in advance; $8/person at the door; walk-ins
online. For information call 703-437-9101.
Also on Saturday:
1812 Day at Sully: Hear Dolley Madison describe the
burning of Washington, D.C., and her daring escape from the
White House. Meet Washington Post writer Steve Vogel and
learn about his new book “Through the Perilous Fight.” From
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site.
$8/adult and $6/senior or child. Pay at site. For information
Jazz Masters with John Eaton: Jazz pianist,
musicologist and humorist John Eaton’s popular continuing
education program focuses on “Frank Loesser: A Most
Remarkable Fella.” Loesser was the composer of Broadway
shows "Guys and Dolls," "The Most Happy
Fella" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Trying." From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Alden
Theatre, McLean Community Center. Free; no registration
required. For information call 703-790-0123.
The Nicolo Whimsey Show: Meet Nicolo the Jester
with his hilarious theater skills, unique character acting,
amazing juggling, storytelling, poetry and music. Come
celebrate all children, literacy and tolerance. From 2 to
3:30 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly
Library. Free; register
online. Ages 5 and up. For information call 703-437-8855.
2nd Saturday Art Walk:Tour seven studio
buildings, mix and mingle with artists, experience
ever-changing exhibits and meet featured artists, all while
enjoying light refreshments and music. From 6 to 9 p.m. at
Arts Center. Free admission. For information call
Sounds of the Night Campfire: Learn to identify
nocturnal animal calls and enjoy stories of local denizens of
the night around a campfire. 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 11: May Flowers
Neighborhood Plant Clinic: Come for tips and
advice from the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association.
From 1 to 4 p.m. at Pohick Regional
Library. Free; no registration required. For information
Also on Sunday:
of the Potomac Valley Collection: Join garden
manager Keith Tomlinson every Sunday in May to learn about
the Potomac Valley Native Plant Collection. From 2 to 3 p.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free with paid
admission to the Gardens. For information call
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.