Fairfax County Weekender


Friday, June 22: Moonlight and Movies

Summer nights are even better when sitting outside watching a movie with friends and family. Pack your blankets and prepare for an unforgettable night of entertainment. Cinema Under the Stars presents "The Goonies." Dress as a pirate or your favorite goonie. Come early for Family Fun Hour featuring music, lawn and board games. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Family Fun Hour at 7:30 p.m.; movie at 8:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $5/person. (Children 6 and under admitted free.) For information call 703-584-2900.

Also on Friday:

Explore the Night: Explore Meadowlark at night, looking and listening for nocturnal animals. Bring a flashlight, hiking shoes and bug spray. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free. For information call 703-255-3631.

Saturday, June 23: Flower Power

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:

13th 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.

Meadowlark 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 call 703-255-3631.

Sunday, June 24: Flying Dragons

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:

Good Ol' 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 703-971-8455.

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 opportunities.  
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