Learn how to protect those precious perennials with
Survival Strategies presented
by local horticulturist Karen Rexrode, guaranteed
to help you with placement and management of your
plants. Based on the studies of J.P. Grime of the
University of Sheffield, England, plants can be broken
down into three basic survival strategies and
understanding this helps immensely in placement and
care. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Green
Spring Gardens. $18/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Annual Tim Harmon 5k Run: This run
helps raise awareness about substance abuse and
Hepatitis C, with funds dedicated to helping those
served by the Community Services
Board. The race honors the memory of CSB employee
Tim Harmon. Over 100 awards, lots of prizes and fun for
all, including performances by the Sock Monkeys band.
8:30 a.m. Fairfax County Government Center. $25/person
registration fee. More information is available online.
Celebrate Summer Block Party: Kick off summer
with events for everyone at the Workhouse. Watch
archery demonstrations, sing karaoke, let the kids try
their hand at golf with help from county pros, enjoy
great music, delicious food and shop the wares of local
vendors. Watch Workhouse artists demonstrate and share
their creative talents, get information on community
resources and take part in great family activities
for all ages. 3 to 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free.
For information call 703-584-2900.
Daylily Exhibit, Sale and Tour: The Northern
Virginia Daylily Society will exhibit a wide variety of
daylily blooms with voting for the most popular.
Bare-root plants from Meadowlark’s collection will be
offered for sale. Group members will be available to
demonstrate division techniques and answer questions. A
10 a.m. daylily walking tour will be offered. 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free. For information
Sunday, June 24: Flying
Learn about the life cycle, behavior and
identification of Huntley’s many "flying
dragons" (and damselflies too!) during the
Dragonflies program. Venture to the
wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action.
Canceled if rain. 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Sunday:
Days Car Show: Over 200 cars will be on display
with 50 awards. Door prizes, games, raffle, t-shirts,
live music, food and more! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Occoquan
Regional Park. $3/person. For information call
Unmentionables: 19th Century Undergarments:
Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein displays and
discusses her collection of undergarments that
established the female silhouettes of the 19th century.
Learn about the outrageous hidden paraphernalia that
women were obliged to wear. Corsets, stockings,
bustles, hoops and other not-to-be-seen items will be
on view! Participants must be at least age 13. 1 to
3:30 p.m. Historic
Green Spring. $30/person with full English tea or
$10/person for program only. For reservations and
more information call 703-941-7987.
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
To request this information in an alternate format,
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.