Friday, July 29: Hoo Goes There?
Explore the world of predators at Bull Run Regional Park
during Predators of the
Night. Discover the habits of foxes, coyotes,
owls and many other animals out hunting after dark.
Reservations required. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park.
Free. Meet at the Bull Run Camp Store. For information
Also on Friday:
Entertainment Series: A summer-long calendar of
shows, concerts and movies. Friday night's concerts feature
Billy Coulter at Lake Accotink Park; Pablo Antonio y La Firma at Grist Mill
Park; Little Red & The Renegades at Mason
District Park Amphitheater; and Washington Toho Koto Society at Royal
Lake Park. More information is available online.
Saturday, July 30: Hot Stuff
Listen to old-fashioned tall tales during
Campfire: How and Why Summer Stories. Toast
marshmallows over the embers. Participants ages 4 and above
are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult. 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
Also on Saturday:
in the Gardens: Join a naturalist and learn the
basics of identifying birds by sight, sound and behavior.
This month features a special tour of the gardens before they
open to the public. Some field guides and binoculars
available, but feel free to bring your own. Reservations
required. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free.
Meet in the Visitor Center. For information call
Ready to make a loveable feline friend part of your
family? The Fairfax County Animal Shelter may have just
the right one for you. During Extravacatza the first 100 cats
adopted from the shelter during July and August will receive
a free spay or neuter at the shelter’s veterinarian. There
will also be no adoption fee for cats who are seven years or
older. Drop by and meet the loving animals looking for new
homes. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Saturday. (And from 12 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
For information call 703-830-1100.
Sunday, July 31: I Spy...
Hear fascinating stories of Civil War spy craft and the men
and women who served as agents for the Blue and the Gray. Get
acquainted with two important Civil War spies who
had close connections to Green Spring and whose
undercover exploits changed the course of the war. 1 to 3
p.m. Green Spring Gardens Historic House. $27/person includes
full English tea. To make a reservation or for more
information call 703-941-7987.
Also on Sunday:
Sunday Concerts in the Park: Enjoy the song stylings
of The Reagan Years at this week's concert. This band
of musicians recreates the sounds of the music of the
1980s, when Ronald Reagan was president, MTV hit the
airwaves, CDs hit the scene and acid-washed jeans were
cool. 5 p.m. McLean Central Park. Free. For
information call 703-790-0123.
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
pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
703-324-3187, TTY 711.
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.