Fairfax County Weekender


Fairfax County Weekender

FilmFriday, June 24: Showtime! 

Cinema Under the Stars is back!  Summer nights are even better when sitting outside to watch movies with friends and family. Pack your blankets and prepare for an unforgettable night of entertainment. Kicking off the 2011 film series is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules." Before the movie enjoy Family Fun Hour with music, games and a special "Wimpy Kid" trivia contest - all while the sun sets.  Pizza, snacks, drinks will be available for purchase beginning at 7:30 pm. Film screening begins at 8:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $5 (children 6 and under admitted free).  For information call 703-495-0001.

Also on Friday:

Ponderings - Animal Care: Taking care of the exhibits at Hidden Pond takes a lot of work. Become a naturalist helper and learn how it is done. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 4:30 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center.  $4/person ($6/non-county residents.) Register online or call 703-324-4662. For information call 703-451-9588.

Snakes in Northern Virginia: Join a naturalist for an informative program about local snakes. Be prepared to meet live snakes and discover the important role they play in our environment. 7 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park. For reservations (required) or more information contact the park, 703-631-0550.

birdSaturday, June 25: Breakfast with the Birds

Adults search for eagles, waterfowl and other birds at Lake Accotink. Bring binoculars and a field guide and check out the area's impressive bird population. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments at the visitor center. 8 to 11 a.m. Lake Accotink Park. Free. To register call 703-569-0285.

Also on Saturday:

Occoquan River Fest Day: Celebrate the Occoquan! Family activities including hiking, paddling, fishing, kite flying, historical tours and much more. Daylong round tables on river conservation, recreation and history.Community tent with over 30 exhibitors, a children's play area and food for sale. Free boat taxi service to the town of Occoquan for its street festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occoquan Regional Park. Free.  For information call 703-690-2121.

Life Made Easier with Trees and Shrubs: Learn about the trees and shrubs suitable for wet, dry, sunny and shady habitats. 10 a.m. to noon. Green Spring Gardens. $15/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-642-5173.  

Daylily Exhibit, Sale and Tour: The Northern Virginia Daylily Society will exhibit a wide variety of daylily blooms. Vote for your favorite. Bare-root plants offered for sale. Group members will be available to demonstrate division techniques and answer questions. A daylily walking tour is offered at 10 a.m. Event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free.  For information call 703-255-3631.

teapotSunday, June 26: Fancy a Spot of Tea?

Step back into Regency England and be entertained with a treasury of tea-drinking quotations, anecdotes and recipes from Jane Austen’s novels. Discover that tea was not merely a beverage, but a sign of social standing and fine hospitality. 1 to 3 p.m. Greenspring Gardens. $27/person. To make a reservation call 703-941-7987.

Also on Sunday:

Dragonflies: Learn about the lifecycle, behavior and identification of the many dragonflies and damselflies found within Huntley Meadows Park. From 9 to 11:30 a.m., venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. $6/adult. Registration required. For information, call 703-768-2525.

Good Ol’ Days Car Show: Over 200 cars will be on display with 50 awards, dash plaques to the first 125 registrants. Door prizes, games, raffle, T-shirts, live music, food and more! Vendors welcome. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Occoquan Regional Park. $2. For information call 703-971-8455.

  • 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.
  • 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.


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