Friday, Oct. 5: Dirt Nap
There is plenty to do this fall before Old Man Winter
arrives. During "Basic Gardening: Put
the Garden to Bed Master Gardeners share suggestions
for ensuring that your plants are well prepared for the cold
weather ahead. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens. $10/person.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Friday:
Fun Night: Hit the links with the family for an
evening of fun. Cost includes driving range balls, gift bag,
dinner, mini-lessons, putting contest and nature activities.
Adult and child golf clubs will be available for use. 5 to 7
Bay Golf Course. $5/person. Reservations
required by 2 p.m. For information call 703-339-8585
Saturday, Oct. 6: All that Jazz
The smooth sounds of jazz will be in the air all day as
6th Annual Lake Anne Plaza Jazz Festival
returns.This family-friendly event will showcase a variety of
talented local emerging artist and national jazz performers.
Singer-songwriter Rashida Jolley headlines the event. Jolley
spent the past year on world tours with international mega
stars performing in major arenas across the world. She fuses
various elements of R&B, hip hop, classical, and pop
music together to produce a melodic and creative
ground-breaking style that is all her own. Taylor Jones,
Ashley Danemann, the Myke Lyons Quartet and others will also
perform. Noon to 8:30 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza. Free. For
information call 703-476-4500.
Also on Saturday:
Whooos at the Campfire?: Gather round the campfire
to hear stories from different cultures of how owls
came to be. Toast marshmallows. Learn how to recognize
different owl calls. Participants age 4 and above are
welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 7:15 to
8:15 p.m. Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
McLean 5k Run with the Warriors: Benefits the Navy
Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation’s Wounded Warrior
Transitional Housing Project at Vinson Hall. Service members
(active duty, some training for the Army 10-miler and some
having just competed in the Wounded Warrior Olympics) retired
military, ROTC members, families, students and community
members will all run alongside each other in a spirit of
camaraderie in support of the Wounded Warrior Transitional
Housing Project. 8 a.m. McLean Square. Registration prices
vary. More information is available online.
Sixth Generation CD Release Concert: Join The Sixth
Generation for a CD release party and concert. Formed in
Michigan in 1966, this dynamic rock and roll band is
at the forefront of musical style from the late 1960s. A
Michigan Rock 'n' Roll Legends Hall of Fame inductee, whose
specialty is playing hits from the 1960s as well as original
songs about the era throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic
regions, The Sixth Generation is a sure crowd-pleaser
that will bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a
surprising appreciation of good music for younger
generations. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts
Center. $10/person in advance, $15/person at the
door. For information call 703-584-2900.
Feather, Hook and Line - An Introduction To Fly Tying And
Lure Making: Learn the art of mimicking nature with
naturalist and fly tyer John Burke. Enjoy a hands-on
fly-tying lesson with step-by-step instructions and explore
what makes fish bite. 1 to 3 p.m. Potomac
Overlook Regional Park. $6/person (helps cover cost of
materials). For reservations (required) and more information
Sunday, Oct. 7: The Wheel Deal
Take a 90-minute
Wild Side Wagon Ride with a park naturalist to parts
of the wetland that are difficult to reach on foot. Look for
songbirds, wildflowers, butterflies and waterfowl, and then
stop for a snack at the observation platform. Ages 4 and
above are welcome. Meet at the South Kings Highway park
entrance. Rides depart at 2 and 4 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park. $6/person.
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Also on Sunday:
Demonstrations: The miller will be grinding,
conditions permitting from noon to 3 p.m. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site.
Tours are $7/adults, $6/students 16 and up with ID and
$5/child and senior. For information call 703-759-2771.
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.