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 Friday, June 13: Friday the 13th-Oh No!

Campfire Friday - Animal Superstitions: An evening campfire for the whole family. It’s Friday the 13th and we’ll explore the truth behind animal superstitions, concluding with a campfire and s’mores. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. $7/person. Register online. For information call 703-451-9588.


Also on Friday:

Mount Vernon Nights Concert:   Americana is how Ted Garber’s music is described. Hear him from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Mariachi: As part of the Spotlight by Starlight 2014 entertainment series, Mariachi Los Amigos bring their energetic show from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.


 Saturday, June 14: Across the Universe

The Moon and the Stars Campfire: Meet and talk moon and stars around a warm campfire, then head out into the meadow with a naturalist to learn how to identify the early spring constellations. Make s’mores around the campfire. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park’s Cabell’s Mill. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.


Also on Saturday:

Garden Sprouts - June Bug: Kids ages 3 to 5 meet some creepy, crawly friends as they explore for insects, create a bug friend from natural materials and sample a slimy snack from 11 a.m. to noon at Green Spring Gardens. $6/child. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Welcome Back Mother Goose: Children ages 2 to 5 join naturalists in Nature Playce to learn and act out traditional nursery rhymes with nature themes. Make mud pie patty cakes and enjoy other activities and live animals from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

Dinosaurs Galore: Children ages 3 to 7 follow a naturalist to dig into dinosaurs, make a fossil to take home, dig for buried “dinosaur” bones and explore this prehistoric world from 2 to 3 p.m. at Cub Run RECenter. $5/child. Register online. For information call 703-817-9407.

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.

Free Concert: Travel to Bavaria through the music of Alt Washingtonia, featured as part of the Mount Vernon Nights concerts from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

West African Cultural Heritage Night: The sights and sounds of West Africa come alive through dance and music from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.


 Sunday, June 15: Feeding Animal Friends

Snake and Turtle Feeding: Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by animal caretaker staff including a feeding of a snake, two turtles and a toad from 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.



Also on Sunday:

Antique Car Show: Celebrate Father’s Day at Sully’s Annual Antique Car Show. See more than 400 antique and classic cars, buy the car of your dreams at the Car Corral or search for the perfect accessory in the Flea Market with more than 100 vendors. Treat Dad to a delicious lunch and enjoy music reminiscent of the heyday of these classic automobiles by Jumpin’ Jupiter and the New Old Time String Band. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. A tour of the first floor of the 1794 house is included in the admission fee of $10/adult, $8/senior and $7/child; pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.

Concert Band: Take a musical journey to Russia with music by Washington Balalaika Orchestra from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.


  • 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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