Friday, November 18:
Hoot Goes There?
Families enjoy fireside stories and activities, listen for
owls and snack on s’mores during a special program,
Campfire: Owls. Come early if you want to bring
a picnic or hot dogs to toast. Bring a toasting stick,
blanket and flashlight. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Riverbend
Park. $4/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call
Also on Friday:
Comedy Tonight: An evening of one-act comedic plays
by Alden Theatre's Studio Rep. 8 p.m. McLean Community
Center's Alden Theatre. $10/person ($5/McLean
Community Center tax district residents.) Tickets available
For information call 703-790-0123.
Quarter Horse Show: Western is in! Cheer on
the cowboys and cowgirls. Held indoors rain or shine. 9 a.m.
Pan Farm Park. Free. For information call
19: Bring on the Night
Enjoy guided star gazing, looking through the telescope and
listening to ancient stories about the constellations around
the campfire at the Night Sky
Festival. Jupiter is this event’s featured planet.
Other activities and games will take place throughout the
evening. Hot chocolate and snacks are available for purchase.
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. 6 to 8 p.m.
$5/person. For information call 703-759-9018.
Also on Saturday:
Gallery After Hours-Ballroom Dancing: Dancing, food
and fun! Led by an instructor (with a pre-dance mini
lesson available, $5/person.) Complimentary
refreshments and cash bar available. All skill levels are
welcome. Dress is casual. Doors open at 7 p.m., mini-lesson
from 7:30 to 8 p.m. and open dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Workhouse Arts Center. $10/person. Tickets available online.
For information call 703-495-0001.
Harvest Creations: Experience harvest time as people
might have in the early 19th century. Hear about the African
American slaves who worked at Sully harvesting crops. Use
traditional supplies to practice candle dipping, making
beaten biscuits and wheat weaving. Participants must be at
least 5.1, 2 or 3 p.m. Sully
Historic Site $10/person. Register
online. For information call 703-437-1794.
20: Fired Up!
Meet a live hawk and owl and learn about their different
strategies for surviving winter at the
Stay or Go Campfire then enjoy s’mores! Participants
must be at least 4 years old. 2 to 3:30 pm. Cabell’s Mill at
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
online or call 703-222-4664. For information call 703
Also on Sunday:
Man Who Planted Trees: Hear the wind, feel the rain,
smell the lavender and laugh with Dog in this
multi-sensory theatrical delight for ages 7 and above. 3 p.m.
McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. $15 ($10/McLean
Community Center Tax District residents.) For information
Turkey Walk: Discover the wild turkey’s habits and
secret ways during a walk in the cedar forest. Participants
must be at least 4 years old. 9 to 10 a.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $5/person. Register
online or call 703-222-4664. 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
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.