Fairfax County Weekender



Trillium FlowerFriday, June 3: Ready for Their Close-Up 

Photographer Lauren DiPerna will exhibit stunning color close-ups of unusual flower features at a Macro Flower Photography exhibit at Meadowlark Gardens. A dozen of her popular insect identifiers continue on display in the Meadowlark Visitors Center education area. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. (Exhibit continues through June 30.) For information call 703-255-3631.   

Also on Friday:

Sounds of the Night Campfire: Learn about animal sounds and take a nighttime stroll along the Old Oak Trail. Practice your new listening and identifying skills. Each family should bring one flashlight. 8 to 9 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $5/person, ages 4 and above. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For information call 703-941-1065.

Treasure MapSaturday, June 4: X Marks the Spot

Ahoy matey! Prepare for an adventure as you follow your map to collect clues to treasures along half a mile of woodland and stream trails at the Hidden Oaks Treasure Hunt. Treasures include meeting live woodland creatures, learning fun facts about native plants and rocks, and feats of daring. Groups leave every 15 minutes. 2 to 4:15 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center.  $5/person. Registration is required. For information call 703-941-1065.

Also on Saturday:

Party in the Park and Outdoorfest: Take a hayride, join naturalists on a native plant and animal walk, play historical games and get up close with some of the area's woodland residents during OutdoorFest, part of Springfield Days.  Cool off at the pool party and then enjoy the fun, family-friendly movie "Kung-Fu Panda" on a giant, inflatable screen behind the RECenter. Food will be available for purchase. 4 to 10 p.m. (Movie at 8 p.m.) South Run RECenter.  Free. ($3 per person/wagon rides.)  For information about OutdoorFest, call 703-437-9101.

Workhouse Urban Art Film Series - "Toys Are Us": During the "Urban Decay II" opening reception, the Workhouse will present "Toys Are Us: A Revolution in Plastic." The film, which looks at the weird and wonderful world of designer vinyl toys through interviews with the artists who make them and the people who collect them, will screen throughout the month of June. 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Tickets (required) are available online. For information call 703-495-0001.

Cub Run Creek Walk: Explore one of Bull Run Regional Park’s best natural features, the Cub Run stream. Join a naturalist on a netting excursion to the creek. Learn about the stream life, catch crayfish, aquatic insects and fish! 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bull Run Regional Park. (Meet at the Bull Run camp store.) Free.  For reservations (required) and more information call 703-631-0550.  

Boat RegattaSunday, June 5: Row, Row, Row Your (Cardboard) Boat

The Cardboard Boat Regatta is back! Cheer on race contestants as they sink or float in their cardboard boat on Lake Accotink. To enter the race, register your boat(s) in advance: $15 per boat up until noon on June 3; after that, $25 until noon on June 5. Boat judging at noon, race at 2 p.m. Free. Parking is $4/vehicle. For more information, call 703-569-0285.

Also on Sunday:

Click, Clack, Moo: "Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing?!" Farmer Brown cries. When his grandaughter Jenny comes to visit, Farmer Brown declares a "tech-free zone." This hilariously "mooooo-ving" new musical is about negotiation and compromise. For ages 4 and above. 3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.  $12 ($8/McLean District residents.)  For information call 703-790-0123.

  • 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.
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