Friday, 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
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
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,
Saturday, 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
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
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.
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
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.
Sunday, June 26: Fancy a Spot of
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
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.
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
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.