Friday, October 7: Di-Vine!
Discover the wonderful world of vertical plant
life with "Vine Gardening." Master gardeners
show you how to add height and structure to your garden with
vines. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Friday:
P is for Pumpkin: Stories about autumn and pumpkins.
Attendance is limited to 20 children, ages 2 to 3 with an
adult. Tickets available 30 minutes before, first come, first
served. 11 a.m. to noon. Burke Centre Library. For
information call 703-249-1520.
Saturday, October 8: Brains Not Included
Make a friend for your garden or lawn! Bring pants and a
shirt, plus an old pair of pantyhose for a head and body.
Staff supplies the stuffing and know-how. Colvin Run
Mill Historic Site. 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m.
(Sunday too.) $6/scarecrow. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Second Saturday Art Walk:
Showcasing the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists
in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that
encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of
this creative community. Tour seven unique studio buildings,
mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art,
experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured
artists, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. 6 to
9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For
information call 703-495-0001.
of 1812 Muster: Learn musket drill, see the great gun
fired, visit the doctor and learn the role of slaves in the
War of 1812 as the troops gather to prepare for war against
England. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sully
Historic Site. $8/adult; $6/seniors and children. For
information call 703-437-1794.
Night Walk: Take a walk in the park with a
naturalist to look for hunting bats and working beavers. 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. Huntley
Meadows. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-768-2525.
Sunday, October 9: With a Paddle
Discover the secrets of the islands on a scenic kayak tour.
Start with the basics, and soon you will be maneuvering
through the water. No previous experience required. One- and
two-person kayaks are available. Download a
waiver and bring it completed to the tour. Participants
must be age 14 or older. 9 to 11 a.m. Riverbend
Park. $55/person. Register
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Also on Sunday:
Woodlands Walk: Enjoy a guided tour of the Potomac
Valley Native Plant Collection, with emphasis on the many
uses Native Americans made of these plants for successful
survival before Europeans arrived in the Americas. 2 to 3
p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Free. For information
Recital: Now in its 37th season, this series features
professional musicians who have won international recognition
for their artistry. The new season also includes four Young
Soloists Recitals that will showcase the talents of local
school-age musicians. This week enjoy music for piano,
oboe and violin from some of the area's gifted young artists.
3 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre.
Free. For information call 703-790-0123.
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
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
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
703-324-3187, TTY 711.
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.