Friday, Sept. 21: Sooo Streamy!
Discover what wildlife lives in our region and the various
habitats that support them on a naturalist-led adventure.
Live animals and field studies are the reason the
Ponderings series is so popular. This week's
session will offer participants a chance to conduct a stream
study. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hidden
Pond Nature Center. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Saturday, Sept. 22: Culture and Community
The Reston Multicultural Festival celebrates the
area's rich medley of cultures. Come and share with family,
friends and neighbors music, entertainment, dress, food and
cultural treasures from all over the world, which can be
found right here in your own backyard! Demonstrations, dance,
music, arts and crafts and a global cafe and market are just
some of the highlights. Attendees are encouraged to dress in
attire from their own cultural roots and share their stories.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza. Free. For
information call 703-476-4500.
Also on Saturday:
Northern Virginia: From Native Americans to modern
day anglers, fish such as striped bass, shad and catfish have
long been a draw for humans in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Together we will learn how to identify native fishes and
discuss how the culture and landscape of the Washington
D.C-area has been altered by these fascinating creatures. 10
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park.Free. For information and
reservations (required) call 703-528-5406.
Harvest Happenings: A fun and exciting day
for the family is right in your backyard. Come to this
indoor/outdoor festival and enjoy activities, entertainment
and games for children ages 3 to 8. All activities are
included in the entrance fee with the exception of pumpkin
decorating; pumpkins can be purchased for $3. Food and
beverages will be for sale. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. McLean Community
Center. $5/person (free for children up to age 3.) For
information call 703-790-0123.
Day: More than 25 plant and craft vendors
descend on Green Spring to help fill your fall gardening
needs. This is a FROGS (Friends of Green Spring) sponsored
fundraiser with family activities and a silent auction.
Proceeds help acquire plants for the garden and support Green
Springs’ educational efforts. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greenspring Gardens. Free. For
information call 703-642-5174.
Sunday, Sept. 23: Foxy!
Learn about foxes through activities and practice yipping
like a fox during the
Furry Foxes program. These wild members of the dog
family are a common sight in our neighborhoods. Learn about
their lives through activities and practice yipping like a
fox. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature Center.
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
for Beginners: Optics: Learn about the birds
in Huntley Meadows and try out different optics. A park
naturalist helps you sharpen your bird identification skills.
Participants age 12 and above are welcome. 8 to 11 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park.
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
the Urban Forest: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Manager Keith Tomlinson will lead this hike and discussion
of current issues with invasive plants, the survival of
native plants and efforts to maintain ecosystem balance in an
urban forest setting. 2 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park. Free. For information call
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.