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 Friday, Sept. 13: Fall Planting for Garden Allure 

Basic Gardening: Do you want plants that will be high impact but low care? Bulbs and their near cousins, corms, tubers and rhizomes produce beautiful flowers and foliage. Learn more about how they can add beauty to your home and garden. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. $10/per person. Register online. For information call 703-642-5173.


Also on Friday:

Riverside Campfire: Fishing Fun: Enjoy a relaxing evening fishing from the riverbank. Come early if you want to bring a picnic or hot dogs to toast. Bring a toasting stick, blanket, flashlight and fishing tackle; bait provided. Fishing rods are available for rent (limited availability). S'mores will be provided. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-759-9018.

Goodnight Walk: Abounding Bats: Search the skies for bats, learn how to attract them to your backyard and enjoy a story. From 7 to 8 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065.

Daline Jones in Concert: Come hear Daline Jones and Diego Ramirez perform their special combination of jazz, standards, vintage pop and Latin tunes. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rizer Pavilion on the Quad at the Workhouse Arts Center. $20/adult, $15/senior or military and $10/student with ID. A la carte cash beer/wine bar available in venue. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-584-2900. This outdoor concert may be moved indoors or canceled due to inclement weather. Please call 703-584-2954 for weather updates on the day of the performance.


 Saturday, Sept. 14: Up a Creek and Up for Fun

Creek Adventure Wagon Ride: Wear shoes that can get wet and bring an adventurous spirit to explore Rocky Run. From 2 to 3 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.


 

Also on Saturday:

Sketches in Nature: Join a naturalist in an outdoor classroom to learn tips and techniques for adding sketches to your observations. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Participants must be at least 15. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-768-2525.

2nd Saturday Art Walk: Tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibits and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music. From 6 to 9 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free; no tickets required. For information call 703-584-2900.

Cool Cow Comedy Presents Randolph Terrance:Have fun with this consummate comedian who has the ability to make any group of people laugh.A la carte cash bar, soft drinks and concessions sold before performance (no outside alcoholic beverages). Due to material, all patrons must be 18 to attend. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the W3 Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center. $15/person in advance; $20/person day of show. Buy tickets online. For information call 703-584-2900.


 Sunday, Sept. 15: Beginning Birders

Bird Watching Club: Look up and listen carefully to discover the amazing variety of birds around and develop awesome birding skills that will last a lifetime. From 3 to 4 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Ages 5 to 11. $5/child. Register online. For information call 703-631-0013.

 

Also on Sunday:

The Left Bank Quartet: Back by popular demand, these four musicians with diverse and colorful backgrounds have discovered the joys of a vibrant collaboration on which they weave their musical magic. Violinists David Salness and Sally McLain, violist Katherine Murdock, and cellist Evelyn Elsing have been a quartet since 1999, taking their name from the location of the Kennedy Center - their first regular venue - which is situated on the left bank of the Potomac. From 3 to 4 p.m. at CenterStage, Reston Community Center. $30/person. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-476-4500.


  • 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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