Fairfax County Weekender


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 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 welcome. Register online. For information call 703-437-9101.


Also on Saturday:

War of 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 call 703-437-1794.

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 the Workhouse Arts Center. Free admission. For information call 703-584-2900.

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 call 703-644-7333.

 


Also on Sunday:

Wildflowers 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. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free with paid admission to the Gardens. For information call 703-255-3631.


  • 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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