June 14: Summer Serenade
Come for an evening of fun, friends, good music and a chance
to mingle with the cast, crew and volunteers who support and
celebrate the Workhouse Arts Center’s Performing Arts
program. Performers from the popular cabaret series will
entertain in a concert featuring the music of Rodgers and
Hammerstein. From 7 to 10 p.m. on the Quad at
Arts Center. Free, suggested donation of $20/person. No
tickets required. Raffles for future tickets and activities
at the Workhouse will be available for purchase. Cash bar and
light refreshments available. For information call
Also on Friday:
Markets in McLean and Kingstowne: Enjoy the
freshest of summer’s bounty from 8 a.m. to noon in
McLean’s Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road and
from 4 to 7 p.m. at 5935
Kingstowne Town Center. A wide variety of fresh produce,
flowers and other items are available for purchase. For
information call 703-642-0128.
June 15: Plants, Produce, Parks and More
Look at creative ideas for plant labels from frugal to
decorative and then use your creativity to make some stylish
ones to take home during
DIY Plant Markers. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Green
Spring Gardens. Ages 18 and up. $35/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Markets in Burke and Reston: Purchase
fresh-from-the farm produce, flowers and other items from 8
a.m. to noon at the
Burke VRE parking lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway and in
Reston at Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore
Drive. For information call 703-642-0128.
Park Manager Walk and Talk: Join the park
manager on a walk to find out about the wetland restoration
project and learn about the park’s wildlife. From 5 to 7 p.m.
Huntley Meadows Park. Free, no registration required. For
information call 703-768-2525.
Mount Vernon Nights 2013: Enjoy the gypsy
music of Black
Masala, an eclectic nine-piece group that draws its
inspiration from Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans
jazz, Latin grooves, indie rock riffs and a bit of
Appalachian twang. Bring your
picnic, lawn chair or blanket (outside alcohol not
permitted). From 7 to 8 p.m. on the Quad at
Arts Center. Free, no tickets required. For information
Cool Cow Comedy: Comedian Bengt Washburn is
featured. His credits include Comedy Central and Late Night
with Conan O'Brien. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10:30 p.m.
in the W3
Theatre at the Workhouse
Arts Center. $15/person. Buy tickets online.
For information call 703-584-2900.
16: Celebrate Dad
Celebrate Father’s Day at the
Antique Car Show at Sully Historic Site. More than
400 antique and classic cars fill the grounds. 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 get your toes tapping to
music reminiscent of the heyday of these classic automobiles.
From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
Sully Historic Site. Tour of the first floor of the 1794
house included in the fee of $10/adult, $8/senior and
$7/child, pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.
Also on Sunday:
Father’s Day at Colvin Run Mill: Treat dad
to a free woodcarving lesson with the Northern Virginia
Carvers (nominal charge for wood blanks). Free tours of the
mill given to dads accompanied by their children. Hand-crank
ice cream and sample your efforts for $1.50 a cup. From noon
to 4 p.m. at Colvin
Run Mill Historic Site. Mill tour cost is separate:
$7/adult, $6/student and $5/seniors and children; pay at
site. For information call 703-759-2771.
Market in Lorton: Savor the sights and smells
of this wondrous display of nature’s best and pick your
produce and other items at the
Lorton market. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Virginia
Railway Express parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard.
For information call 703-642-0128.
Grinding Demonstration: The miller will be
grinding from noon to 3 p.m., conditions permitting, at Colvin
Run Mill Historic Site. Tour is $7/adult, $6/student and
$5/seniors and children; pay at site. For information call
Snake and Turtle Feeding: Enjoy a
presentation and demonstration by animal caretaker staff; see
four snakes and four turtles plus other reptiles. Learn what
makes a reptile different from an amphibian and learn to
identify the county's only venomous snake, the northern
copperhead. At least one snake, two turtles and a toad will
be fed. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by a
registered adult. Ages 4 and up. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
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.