21: Pumpkins - Great and Small
Join in games and activities about pumpkins at
Pumpkins by the Campfire. Bring a small pumpkin to
decorate and enjoy roasted marshmallows and toasted pumpkin
seeds. Participants age 4 and above are welcome. 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Also on Friday:
Basic Gardening - Gifts from the Gardener:
Learn about drying flowers and herbs, forcing bulbs, making
relish or chutney, potpourri, and many other techniques at Green Spring
Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. $10/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call
22: Halloween History
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Virginians celebrated
Halloween with storytelling, fortune telling, fall foods and
family gatherings. Experience these traditions from
yesteryear at the Historic
All Hallows Eve. Enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon
ride to your tour stops. Tour the house and grounds by
lantern light. Hear about fall foods and how the harvest was
preserved for use during the winter months. Then enjoy a fall
treat of doughnuts and warm cider. Afterward, make a fall
craft to take home as a reminder of your visit. Participants
ages 5 and above are welcome. 5 to 7 p.m. Sully Historic Site. $8/person.
online. For information call 703-437-1794.
Also on Saturday:
Storytelling Concert and Open Mic: Master of Ceremonies Gary Lloyd will lead
talented storytellers Geraldine Buckley, Judith Onesty,
Les Schaffer and Kim Waitkamp in an evening of storytelling
magic. Stick around for refreshments and an open mic. 7 to 10
p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $12/person.Tickets available
online. For information call 703-495-0001.
McLean Symphony: Enjoy a performance of "Two
Passionate Seconds!" featuring "Piano Concerto
No.2" by both Rachmaninoff and MacDowell. 7:30 p.m.
McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. $25/adults,
$20/seniors, $15/students. Tickets available online. For
information call 703-790-0123.
23: A-Maze-Ing Festival Fun
It's fun for the whole family at the
Festival on the Square! Enjoy roving children’s
entertainment, a “Help the Homeless" walk, live
entertainment, petting zoo, hay maze, moon bounce, a “Z” car
show, a kids train ride, Lego area for kids of all ages,
booths with local businesses and organizations and food by
Vinifera. 12 to 5 p.m. Reston Heights. Free. For
information call 703-476-4500.
Also on Sunday:
Pilates for Pink Fund-Raiser: Workout to
help fight breast cancer! Bring a $10 donation to this
special "Pilates for Pink" class. All participants
receive a free gift. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation. 2 to 3 p.m. Lorton Arts Foundation,
Building W-11. To reserve a spot contact Art of Movement
Program Director Lesley Spalding, 703-584-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Train: Board the haunted train at
Burke Lake for a special ride through the forest. Costumes
are encouraged! The Ghost Train runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(last ticket sold 4:15 p.m.) Burke Lake Park. $4.50/person.
For information call 703-323-6600.
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
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.