Friday, Sept. 7: Snug as a Bug
Get ready to discover the wildlife that lives in our region
and the habitats that support them during
Ponderings- Bugs Galore, one in a series of
Ponderings workshops to be offered this fall. Live
animals and field studies are the reason this program is so
popular. Come and join the naturalist for a new adventure!
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hidden
Pond Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Also on Friday:
Concert: Janine Wilson Band: Janine Wilson's
name carries with it certain expectations. A big voice with a
stage presence to match. Award-winning songs full of love,
heartache and mischief. A command of vocal styles from blues
to Americana roots rock. But don't let the familiar face on
the cover fool you. It's time to wake up to a very different
Wilson. Her third album "Wakin' Up" is Wilson's first
album of all-original material, making it her most personal
artistic statement to date. 7 to 9 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park. $5 donation suggested. For
information call 703-528-5406.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Gathering of
Meet Native Americans from the Chickahominy, Mattaponi,
Pamunkey, Rappahannock, Tauxenent, Upper Mattaponi tribes and
the Monacan Nation, watch performances and learn about these
cultures at the
Virginia Indian Festival. See tribal dances, learn
about early Indian skills through the dug-out canoe
demonstration and try throwing a spear or shooting a bow. The
festival will feature a craft sale, including pottery,
jewelry, flutes and dream catchers, plus CDs and T-shirts as
well as lunch and snacks.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riverbend Park. $5/person. For
information call 703-759-9018
Also on Saturday:
2nd Saturday Art Walk: Showcasing 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 studio buildings,
mix and mingle with artists and buy original works of
art, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. The
social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the
perfect destination for a date night or girls night out, as
well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups.
6 to 9 p.m. Workhouse
Arts Center. Free. For information call 703-495-0001.
Flourishing, Flowering Salvias: Staff
horticulturist Nancy Olney shares propagation and growing
tips. Salvias include plants with fragrant leaves, culinary
uses and flowers that attract hummingbirds. Take home a
sample. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $22/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
McLean Fall Community Flea Market: Shop for
treasures at this popular annual sale from commercial vendors
and flea market dealers as well as homeowners selling excess
household items. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1420 Beverly Road, McLean.
Free. For information call 703-790-0123.
Family Fun: Autumn is for Apples: Listen to
the story of Johnny Appleseed and take a walk through the
orchard. Try some applesauce and leave with an apple-inspired
decoration. Participants age 5 and above are welcome. 2
to 3 p.m. Green Spring
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Dog Days: Take your best friend for a swim
in any of the Northern
Virginia Regional Park Association's five waterparks - Algonkian, Bull Run, Cameron Run,
Hill, from noon to 4 p.m. $5/dog. Benefits
Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART). For information call
Sunday, Sept. 9: Wagons Ho!
Take a 90-minute tractor ride with a park naturalist to
parts of the wetland that are difficult to reach on foot
during a Wild Side
Wagon Ride. Look for and learn about songbirds,
wildflowers, butterflies and waterfowl, then stop for a snack
at the observation platform. 2 and 4 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. Meet at South King's Highway park entrance.
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
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 online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.