Friday, 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
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
Saturday, 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.
Registration is required. For information call
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,
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.
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.
Sunday, June 5: Row, Row, Row Your
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:
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
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.