Friday, August 19:
Discover the whey of the dairy! Churn butter, crank ice
cream and play historic games for a taste of 18th-century
life. Ice cream and butter are made at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 to 4
Historic Site. $5/person. Wagon rides are $2/person.
For information call 703-437-1794.
Also on Friday:
Summer Entertainment Series: A summerlong calendar
of shows, concerts and movies. Friday night's concerts
Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition at Lake Accotink Park;
Atzilut at Grist Mill Park;
The ATOMIC Swing Club at Mason District Park
Andrew Acosta String Band at Royal Lake Park. More
information is available
Farmers Market Fridays: Pick up fresh fruit, produce,
baked goods, meat, eggs, cut flowers and much more at the
Fairfax County Park Authority's farmers markets.
Fridays feature the McLean Farmers
Market, from 8 a.m. to noon, and the Kingstowne
Farmers Market, from 4 to 7 p.m. More information
about all of FCPA's 12 farmers markets is available online.
20: Screen Scenes
Wholesome family fun on Saturday nights in August. Families
gather under the stars for children’s activities, food and
animated feature films on oversized screens at the
Starlight Cinema. The series continues with
"Shrek Forever After" featuring the voices of Mike
Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Jane
Lynch. A midlife crisis-burdened Shrek is tricked by
Rumpelstiltskin into letting himself be erased from existence
and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules
supreme. Gates open at 6 p.m., children's activities at 7:30
p.m. and the movie starts at dark. Trinity Center. Free.
More information is available online.
Also on Saturday:
Venomous Snakes and Poisonous Plants: Learn what you
need to watch out for in the fields and forests of Fairfax
County. See a live copperhead snake, learn to identify poison
ivy and a black widow spider. Find out what is easily
confused with our noxious neighbors. Children must be
accompanied by a registered, paying adult. 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online or call 703-324-4662. For information, call
Doctor Is In!: Medical care in the 18th and 19th
centuries was very different from today. Tour a 1794
kitchen and learn about the preparation of home remedies.
Tours are offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sully Historic Site.
$7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior and child. For information
21: Doggone Fun
Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake
pooch-friendly pontoon boat. Catch the last rays of the sun
as it dips toward the distant lake shore while your dog scans
for ducks, geese and other lake dwellers. Passengers must be
at least eight years old. Limit one dog per person. 7 p.m.
Lake Accotink Park. $6/person. For reservations call
Also on Sunday:
Wildlife!: Discover some of the native wildlife found
along the Occoquan River. See fish, turtles, snakes, frogs
and more. Look for the display near the boat launch. No
reservations required. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Occoquan Regional Park.
Free. For information call 703-690-2121.
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.
Additionally, the towns of Herndon and Vienna as well as the
city of Falls
Church offer many arts, entertainment and
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.