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 Friday, Aug. 22: One Fish, Two Fish-I Fish, You Fish

Fishing by the Stream: Go fishing along Rocky Run. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. $5/person. Meet at Cabell’s Mill. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.

 


Also on Friday:

Summer Wagon Ride: Look for butterflies or hunting bats on a tractor ride to the wetland. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

Family Nature Night: Reconnect with nature through activities, crafts, games and walks. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. $7/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

Spotlight by Starlight Concert: Kayhan Kalhor showcases Persian music. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Braddock Nights: Take in some indie-rock by The Sidley’s Family at Royal Lake Park or jazz by the United States Army Blues at Lake Accotink Park. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert: If you like swing music, come hear Hang-Over Royale. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.


 Saturday, Aug. 23: A Bounty of Beautiful Begonias

31st Annual Begonia Show and Sale: Feast your eyes at this show sponsored by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society. Expand your plant palette! Be tempted with splashes of color for homes and greenhouses that last long after frosts have put outdoor gardens to bed. A wide variety of begonias, including subtropical species, for sale. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Green Spring Gardens. Free admission. For information call 703-642-5173.

 
Also on Saturday:

Arts in the Parks: Enjoy the last week of this summer’s Arts in the Parks program providing fun family entertainment. From 10 to 11 a.m. at Mason District Park for Rocknoceros (songs); Burke Lake Park Amphitheater for The GoodLife Theater (puppets); E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater for The Great Zucchini (comedy/magic); and Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater for The YOJO Show (comedy). Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Growing Beautiful Begonias: Begonia expert Johanna Zinn will educate you on types, soil needs, feeding, terrariums, containers and winter care. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. $18/person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.

Dairy Farming at Walney — Ice Cream: Explore the dairy farm history of Walney while touring the ice house and ice pond. Try your hand at ice-making tools and pick up an ice block as well as make and eat hand-cranked ice cream. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. $8/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.

Starlight Cinema: One of the blockbuster family movies from the past year, “Frozen,” will be shown free, along with free children’s games and rides. Food and drinks available for purchase. Watch from your car or bring your own lawn chairs and blankets; alcohol not permitted. Gates open at 6 p.m.; movie starts at dark at Trinity Centre. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Welcome to the Workhouse Party: Open to all, this is a great introduction to the Workhouse Arts Center. Come and enjoy a cash bar, live entertainment and get a taste of all that the Workhouse has to offer. Chef Kathleen will be doing a cooking demonstration and some of the Workhouse Farmers Market vendors will have food for purchase. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the Quad at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free admission. For information call 703-584-2900.

Free Chorale Concert: Presenting the United States Air Force “Singing Sergeants” and their chorale. From 7 to 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night: Enjoy traditional Peruvian dance and music. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

Fireflies in the Meadow: Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch and release fireflies. From 8 to 9 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Meet at Cabell's Mill. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.


 Sunday, Aug. 24: Jammin Jazz

Spotlight by Starlight: If you like jazz from the ‘20s and ‘40s, come hear The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mason District Park. Free admission. For information call 703-324-7469.

 


Also on Sunday:

Canine Cruise at Lake Accotink: Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard a pooch-friendly pontoon tour boat. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. $6/person; dogs ride free. Register in advance by calling 703-569-0285.


  • 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 opportunities.  
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