Saturday, October 15: Reap
What You Sow
Fall is a busy time on a farm! Learn all about it and try
your hand at farm living during Farm Harvest
Day. Watch the cider press in action, milk a goat,
shell corn, peel apples and meet the farm animals. Paint a
small pumpkin, play farm games and see traditional farm
demonstrations. The event also features music, food,
crafts and antique farm equipment. 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Frying Pan Farm
Park. $5/person. For information call
Also on Saturday:
Clean-Up Day: Be part of the International Coastal
Cleanup! Join individuals, students, families, scouts and
other community groups cleaning up tires, bed springs,
bottles, cans and other debris from the watershed. Wear
boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags and
appreciation are provided. Call to reserve a section of the
watershed. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Various county park locations.
More information is available online.
Photographers' Field Day: Join
the fun for group photo opportunities or take pictures
on your own. Meadowlark's gardens will be open before sunrise
and will close after sunset. 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meadowlark
Botanical Gardens. $5/person; some activities have
additional fees associated. For information call
Studio 3 Theatre Presents Schoolhouse Rock Live!:
Tom, a school teacher nervous about his first day of
teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various
characters representing facets of his personality emerge from
the set and show him how to win his students over with
imagination and music. Featuring songs such
as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly"
and "Conjunction Junction." 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (More
times and dates available.) Workhouse Arts Center.
$12/adults, $8/children 12 and under. For information
and reservations call 703-584-2900.
Ornamental Grasses: Learn about lovely ornamental
grasses that provide structure, beauty and movement through
multiple seasons. Curatorial horticulturalist Brenda Skarphol
shares her tips and techniques. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Green Spring Gardens. $15/person.
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Sunday, October 16: A Bird
in the Hand
Learn how to create an appealing environment for birds
in your backyard with Audubon at
Home. Cliff Fairweather, a naturalist for the Audubon
Society of Northern Virginia, will give a presentation and
lead a short walk to see brush piles, wildlife pools, pocket
meadows and other ways local homeowners can create wildlife
habitat on their properties and how the Audubon at Home
program can help. 2 p.m. Meadowlark
Botanical Gardens. Suggested donation to support the
Audubon at Home program is $5/person. Reservations
(requested) can be made by calling 703-255-3631, ext 0.
Also on Sunday:
Historic Hike - Madison's Escape: Get an inside look
at Madison’s escape from Washington, D.C. during the War
of 1812. Visit the historic spot where he spent the night and
follow the path to the ferry crossing. For ages 13 and above.
9:30 to 11 a.m. Riverbend
Park. $6/person. Register
online. For information call 703-759-9018.
Molding: Discover the aesthetic and practical value
of decorative molding while enjoying a traditional English
tea. 1 to 3 p.m. Green Spring
Gardens. $27/person (includes tea service). For
information and reservations call 703-642-5173.
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.