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hawaiian dancersFriday, July 8: Aloha! 


McLean-based dance troupe Hui O Ka Pua `Ilima (The Group of the Ilima Flower) will bring the spirit of aloha and Polynesia when they perform as part of the Summer Entertainment Series. Hui O Ka Pua `Ilima perpetuates the history and unique culture of the Hawaiian islands and their Polynesian neighbors in song and dance. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park. (Weather permitting.) Free.  For information call 703-324-7469.

Also on Friday:

After Dark in the Park - Mammals: Bats are not the only wild mammal out as the sun begins to recede and dark sets in. Let a naturalist show you some of the wild mammals that could be out after dark. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center. $6/person ($8/non-county residents.) Register online. For information call 703-451-9588.



world war 2 campsiteSaturday, July 9: V for Victory!


Travel back in time at the World War II Living History event. Allied and Axis reenactors will be on hand for a weekend of demonstrations and memories. Get an up-close look at what life was like for soldiers and civilians and talk to them about their jobs, living quarters, food and life in the 1940s.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sully Historic Site. (Also on Sunday, July 10.) A house tour is included in the fee of $8/adult and $6/senior and child. Active duty military personnel and veterans are admitted free with ID. For information call 703-437-1794.

Also on Saturday:

Ice Cream Social: Support the Workhouse Ceramics Program at the 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social. Bring the family, set up a picnic on the Workhouse Arts Center Quad and enjoy a fun-filled, entertaining afternoon. Local band Backyard Blues will also be on hand to dish out their soulful classic rock and blues. Noon to 4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $15 admission includes a handmade ceramic bowl created by a student, instructor or resident artist. Tickets (required) are available online. For information call 703-495-0001.

Hidden Pond 101 - Butterflies and Insects: Butterfly species will be the main focus, but a look at other species that live around Hidden Pond will also be covered as participants search for insects in the wild. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Hidden Pond Nature Center. $6/person. Register (required) online. For information call 703-451-9588.



birdSunday, July 10: A Bird's Eye View

Learn about the birds in Huntley Meadows and some basic identification skills at Birding for Beginners. The program begins with an indoor discussion. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Children ages 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. 8 to 11 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person ($8/non-county residents.) Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

Also on Sunday:

Stars on Sunday - International Day: Enjoy a family-friendly program of ethnic music and dance, performed by some of the best area performing groups, part of Stars on Sunday at the Workhouse.  Experience the exciting cultures of India, Korea and Bolivia by performers in full costume! 2 to 4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free.  For information call 703-495-0001.

Reptile Photography: Join a naturalist for a nature walk to photograph reptiles and amphibians. Learn tips on camera angles in field situations. Bring a digital camera and hiking shoes. Participants must be at least 8. 10 to 11 a.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $5/person ($7/non-county residents.) Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703-631-0013.


  • 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.
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