Bring the kids to a fun and educational introduction
to chamber music. The Fairfax Symphony's "
Overture to Orchestra" is geared toward
young children from preschool through early elementary,
introducing them to different sections of the
orchestra. Children are encouraged to participate in
these exciting, educational shows, which introduce a
variety of musical concepts, including sound, rhythm,
the mechanics of each instrument and music of different
cultures and eras. 10 to 11 a.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Amphitheater. Free. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Sounds of the Night Campfire: Learn
to identify nocturnal animal calls and enjoy stories of
the night around a campfire and make s’mores! Children
age 4 and above are welcome, accompanied by a
registered adult. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Saturday Family Fun - Comedy with Mark
Lohr: A unique blend of
circus skills and physical comedy draws in audiences
and leaves them howling with laughter. He juggles,
he eats fire, he spins plates and he can leap tall
shrubbery in a single bound! Faster than a punch line,
more powerful than a 3 -year-old, it's Mark Lohr, Super
Vaudevillian! 10 to 10:45 a.m. Town Square Park
at Reston Town Center. Free. For information call
Sunday, July 1: Tea
Enjoy a sit-down tea reminiscent of elegant garden
teas without the heat and insects. At the
(Indoor) Garden Tea you'll meet
butterflies and ladybugs, which contribute to lovely
gardens. Make a flower crown and learn flower lore.
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 2
to 3:30 p.m. Hidden Oaks
Nature Center. $15/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Also on Sunday:
Art Reception at Green Spring Gardens: Come to
the art exhibit opening of local artists Marni Maree,
Sharon Safran, and Penny McGrath. Enjoy light
refreshments as you view local art and meet the
artists. 1 to 3 p.m. Green
Spring Gardens. Free. For information call
Carving Lessons: Skilled
wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to
help uncover your hidden artistic talent as you create
a creature from a block of wood. Noon to 4 p.m. Colvin
Run Mill. Free. (A nominal fee is charged
for wood blanks.) For information call 703-759-2771.
Celebrations are scheduled at Lake Fairfax Park,
Langley High School and the Workhouse Arts Center.
Concerts, picnics, pony rides, tasty treats and much
more are among the offerings. Get
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.