Friday, July 6: Test the Waters
Get ready for an exciting adventure on a Moonlight
Kayak Tour of the Pohick Bay Marsh. Glide by
kayak while enjoying views of bald eagles, great blue herons
and other wildlife. No experience necessary. Ages 8 and above
welcome. (Participants ages 8 to 15 must be accompanied
by an adult.) Pohick Bay
Regional Park. $30/person. For information and
reservations (required) call 703-339-6104.
Also on Friday:
Dairy Days at
Sully: Churn butter, crank ice cream and play
historic games for a taste of 18th-century life at Sully.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are
suggested. 1 to 4 p.m. (ice cream and butter made at 1, 2 and
3) Sully Historic Site.
$5/person. For information call 703-437-1794.
Saturday, July 7: I Scream, You Scream...
Bring the family, set up a picnic on the
Workhouse Quad and enjoy a fun-filled,
entertaining afternoon at the
4th Annual Ice Cream Social. You won’t
want to miss a visit by Fairfax County Fire
Department Station #441 and pony rides by
Tamarack Stables. For a $15 donation, you get
your very own handmade bowl, created by a
Workhouse student, instructor or resident artist.
Local band, "State of Mind" also on hand
to dish out their tunes. Noon to 4 p.m. Workhouse
Arts Center. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Lively Ladybugs: Join the fun and
learn about a ladybug’s life. Activities and games
reveal the ladybug’s secrets. Suited for ages 2 to 4.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1:30 to 2:30
p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. $5/child. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Summer Concert - The Taters: Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds
of The Taters, an eclectic mix of roots rock, power
pop, country and Americana, a sound that's been
described as "Country roots-pop with the genius
songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop, …a curious
mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and
Beatles." Billboard magazine calls it "American
roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip
sensibilities." 7 to 9 p.m. Potomac Overlook
Regional Park. $5 donation requested. For
information call 703-528-5406.
Sunday, July 8: To a Tea!
Local musician Jody Marshall returns to Green Spring
to delight listeners with the hammered dulcimer’s
mellow tones at a Sweet Summer
Music Tea Party. Marshall will play and
speak about this traditional and unique stringed
instrument that has traveled the world and goes back to
the days of early America. 1 to 3 p.m. Historic Green Spring. Ages 13
and up. $27/person includes an English tea program. To
make a reservation call 703-941-7987.
Also on Sunday:
Birding for Beginners: Interested
in birding? Here's a great way to get started!
Learn about the birds of Huntley Meadows and some
basic identification skills. The program begins with
an indoor discussion. Children ages 12 to 16 must be
accompanied by a registered adult. 8 to 11
a.m. Huntley Meadows
Park $6/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Aloha Boys: Born and raised in
Hawai'i and transplanted to the Washington, D.C., area,
the Aloha Boys met in 1996 while playing music for
their children at Halau O 'Aulani, a school of
Hawai'ian culture in Maryland. Enjoy their performance
as part of the Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
series from the McLean Community Center. The Aloha Boys
love to "kanikapila" or play an acoustic
down-home, backyard-style Hawai'ian music - a style
that includes everything from the very traditional to
contemporary songs and styles. 5 to 6 p.m. McLean Central Park
gazebo. Free. For information call
**Some events and facilities may continue to be
impacted by last Friday's storm.
Please call ahead to confirm your program will be
held as scheduled.**
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
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.