Fairfax County Weekender


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 Independence Day 2013 

Independence Day 2013: Celebrations are scheduled at Lake Fairfax Park, Langley High School and the Workhouse Arts Center. Concerts, picnics and much more are among the offerings. Get details.

 


 Friday, July 5: What's on the Menu? 

Strange Nature: Disgusting Diets: Nuts and berries aren't the only things wildlife will munch on. Find out what weird food sources animals find appetizing. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Ages 6 to 12. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-451-9588.


Also on Friday:

Dairy Days: Make Ice Cream and Churn Butter: Discover the dairy whey! Churn butter, crank ice cream and play historic games. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Ice cream and butter made at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $5/person. Tour cost separate: $7/adult, $6/student (16 and up with student I.D.), $5/senior (65 +), $5/child (age 5-15).Wagon ride/$2. Pay at site. For information call 703-437-1794.


 Saturday, July 6: Strike a Pose

Free Yoga on the Quad: Enjoy free, early-morning, drop-in yoga classes the first and second Saturday of July. Bring your own yoga mat. Classes open to all and held outside, so please dress accordingly. From 8 to 8:45 a.m. on the Quad at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free, no registration required. For more information contact Art of Movement program manager Lesley Spalding at lesleyspalding@workhousearts.org.

Also on Saturday:

Arts in the Parks: Spend your Saturday morning with a variety of acts at one of four parks. From 10 to 11 a.m. at Mason District Park for the Blue Sky Puppet Theater; Burke Lake Park Amphitheater for Paul Hadfield “General Foolishness” (juggling/comedy); E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater for The Great Zucchini (comedy/magic); and Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater for the Nicolo Whimsey Show (music/juggling). Free, no registration required. More information.

Turtle Survey: See turtles close up and learn how to identify different species. Search for them at the pond from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 2 and up. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.

Free Concerts: Experience the bluegrass sound of Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center or Santi Budaya for Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park. Free, no registration required. Note: fireworks will follow the concert at the Workhouse Arts Center. If there’s a threat of bad weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the start of the concert for updates. More information.

Sounds of the Night Campfire: Learn to identify nocturnal animal calls, enjoy stories of local creatures of the night around a campfire and make s’mores. From 8 to 9 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 4 and up. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.


 Sunday, July 7: It's for the Birds

Birding for Beginners: Interested in birding? Learn some basic identification skills from 8 to 11 a.m. in Huntley Meadows Park. Ages 12 and up. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

 

Also on Sunday:

Wood Carving Lessons: The wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to uncover your hidden artistic talent as you create a creature from a block of wood. From noon to 4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. The lesson is free; a nominal fee is charged for wood blanks. Pay at site. For information call 703-759-2771.

Sunday Summer Concert in the Park: What happens when you distill the ‘30s sound of Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms to its purest form? You get the Palmettos! Doc, Chou Chou and a pint-sized band kick off a musical time warp. From 5 to 6 p.m. at the McLean Central Park Gazebo (Route 123 and Old Dominion Drive); parking available at the McLean Community Center. Free, no registration required. For information call 703-790-0123.

Spotlight by Starlight: Come hear the country sound of David Peterson Oldtime Country. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park. Free, no registration required. If there’s a threat of bad weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the start of the concert for updates. More information.


  • 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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  • A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
  • To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187.
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