Friday, July 20: An
Udderly Good Time
Get a taste of 18th century life at Sully during Dairy Days! Try your
hand at churning butter and cranking ice cream, plus play fun
historic games. 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 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $5/person. For
information or reservations call 703-437-1794.
Also on Friday:
2012 Summer Entertainment
Series: A summerlong calendar of shows, concerts and
movies appropriate for you and your family. Performances
range from children's puppet shows to big band, jazz,
bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. Events take place
Wednesday through Sunday. Friday's performances include the
Tommy Lepson Band at Grist Mill Park, The United States Air
Force Band's Strolling Strings at Lake Accotink Park, the
Will Gravatt Band at Mason District Park Amphitheater
and the Hot Seats at Royal Lake Park. More information and
performance details are available online.
July 21: Lights, Camera, Action!
Showcasing films made by the community, the
Clifton Film Fest (voted Best Film
Festival by Virginia Living Magazine) features
original films, including a collection of short
films new this year, workshops for students and
more. T-shirts and other goodies will be
available for sale. The event also features live
reggae from Jah Works, food and a cash bar. Doors
open at 7:30 p.m. Film at 8:30 p.m. Workhouse
Arts Center. $10/person. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Watercolor Workshop - Dunes & Sea Grasses:
Discover how to paint sand dunes and sea grasses with
artist and teacher Carolyn Grossé Gawarecki. A morning
demonstration is followed by an afternoon painting
workshop and critique. The class is geared to
intermediate and experienced beginners. Bring a bag
lunch. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens. $75
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
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 703-759-2771.
Summer Concert - Janine Wilson Band: A big
voice with a stage presence to match, Janine Wilson's
award-winning songs are full of love, heartache and
mischief. Her command of vocal styles ranging from
blues to Americana roots rock will leave audiences
wanting more. Picnic suppers are welcome. No
reservations required. 7 to 9 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park. $5 suggested donation.
Park Manager Walk and Talk: Join park manager
Kevin Munroe on a walk and find out about the wetland
restoration project and learn about the wildlife for
which the park is known. Canceled if rain. 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Huntley Meadows
Park. Free. For information call 703-768-2525.
22: Say Cheese!
Join an avid photographer and naturalist on a walk to
photograph reptiles and amphibians at
Nature Photography: Reptiles and Amphibians.
Learn tips including camera angles. Bring a digital
camera; wear hiking shoes. Participants 8 and above are
welcome. 10 to 11 a.m. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Also on Sunday:
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. 8 a.m. to noon. Pohick
Bay Regional Park. $30/person. For
information and reservations (required) call
Dressing - Make a Summer Splash: Learn how to
top your salads with delicious homemade dressings you
can make in a flash. Discover the secret to the perfect
vinaigrette and be inspired to create your own
signature dressings. Sample an assortment with fresh
foods from the garden.1 to 3 p.m. Historic Green Spring.
$27/person (includes an English tea program.) To
register call 703-941-7987.
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.