Friday, July 13: The Smell of the
California Sorority girl Elle Woods doesn't take
"no" for an answer. So when boyfriend Warner dumps
her for someone "serious" Elle puts down the credit
card, hits the books and heads to Harvard Law. Elle shows us
all that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
Legally Blonde, the Musical" is an
award-winning Broadway sensation. This all-singing,
all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy will be the highlight
of your year. This much fun shouldn't be legal! Appropriate
for ages 14 and up. 8 p.m. (Through July 29.) McLean
Community Center's Alden Theatre. $20 ($18/McLean Community
Center district residents.) For information call
Also on Friday:
Mammal Mania: Children ages 6 to 8 will
love Friday’s installment in this series about our furry
neighbors. Learn about foxes, coyotes and bobcats, and what
makes them such great predators. 4 to 5 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Pond Life Exploration: Exploring the pond at Bull
Run has become a park tradition. Participants have found
fish, tadpoles, frogs, turtles, snakes, mud and crayfish!
Wear shoes that can get muddy. Dip nets provided. Park in the
Atlantis Waterpark parking lot and meet at the Camp Store. 1
to 2:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional
Park. Free. For information and reservations call
Saturday, July 14: Digging in the
Gardeners develop a sentimental attachment to
certain plants that can blind them to
alternatives. Discard those sentiments and
Smart Gardening, using plants
that produce more with less! Karen Rexrode, local
horticulturist, leads the way. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Green Spring Gardens.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Second Saturday Art Walk: The
2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse
showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual
artists in a unique historic venue, creating an
atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse
themselves in the richness of this creative community.
Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and
mingle with artists and buy original works of art,
all while enjoying light refreshment and music. 6 to 9
p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. For information call
Making: Here’s the scoop...July is
National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate each Saturday in
July by helping crank a batch of homemade ice cream and
taste the cold, creamy results for $1.25 per cup.
Noon to 3 p.m. Colvin Run
Historic Site. Free. For information call
Composting: Join horticulturist Laurie Short
for a look into how to use worms to convert your
organic waste into black, nutrient-rich humus that can
be used to benefit your house and garden plants. 10
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. $5/person. For
reservations and information (required) call
Kayak Tour: Join volunteer trip
leader Scott Stewart for an exciting adventure on the
water of the Pohick Bay Marsh. Glide by kayak while
enjoying views of bald eagles, great blue herons and
other wildlife. No experience necessary. Appropriate
for ages 8 and above. Participants under
age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 6 to 8:30
p.m. Pohick Bay Regional Park. $30/person. For
information and reservations (required) call
Sunday, July 15: V is
Travel back in time with the World War II
Living History event. Meet reenactors
representing both Allied and Axis troops and get an
up-close look at what life was like for soldiers and
civilians. Interpreters will have authentic uniforms,
equipment, weapons and vehicles on display in their
camps. Demonstrations will be scheduled throughout and
there will be a tactical skirmish each afternoon. Also
tour the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee and find out
how things changed on the homefront during the war.
Children can play games and create a take-home craft
that highlights wartime recycling. Stop by the
vegetable patch and hear about victory gardens and
visit the kitchen to see ration books, popular
substitutions and canning equipment. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sully Historic Site. (Also
on Saturday, July 14.) $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 Sunday:
Summer Sunday Concerts in the
Park: The Alexandria
Kleztet takes the stage at this week's concert.
The band has been combining traditional Eastern
European/Jewish music with diverse influences for
more than a decade. New arrangements of
traditional melodies and original songs by members of
the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock
and other musical genres to create a unique and
entertaining sound. 5 p.m. McLean Central Park.
Free. For information call 703-790-0123.
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. Participants ages 8 and above are
welcome. Noon to 4 p.m. Colvin
Run Mill. Free. (A nominal fee is
charged for wood blanks.) For information call
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.