Fairfax County Weekender

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Friday, Nov. 19:  It's a Classic!

Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard School, the members of the Ahn Trio are setting chamber music on fire with their contemporary approach to classical pieces and their dedication to new work.  Don't miss them when they take CenterStage at the Reston Community Center. 8 p.m. $15/residents, $30/nonresidents. Call 703-476-4500.

Also on Friday:

  • Spend an evening with master storyteller and musician Odds Bodkin. Odds Bodkin will keep kids and the adults who love them enthralled. An amazing musician, Odds alternately jams on his electric guitar, plays gorgeous harp music and keeps the beat with all manner of percussive instruments to aid his fabulous storytelling. Kenmore Middle School, Arlington.  7 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. Call 703-528-5406

 Saturday, Nov. 20: Can You Dig It?

Families can  Dig Into Dinosaurs and explore this prehistoric world at Cub Run RECenter from 1 to 2 p.m. Make a fossil to take home and dig for buried dinosaur bones. $5/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call 703-817-9407.

Also on Saturday:

  • Help with Habitat Restoration at Huntley Meadows Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon, or lend a hand at Pohick Stream Valley Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants must be at least 12 years old, unless accompanied by an adult. Call 703-324-8681 or visit the Invasive Management Area webpage.

  • Enjoy hot cider, and learn to make beautiful Williamsburg style holiday wreaths at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, with boxwood, magnolia leaves, okra pods and fruit. Add to your creation by bringing your own ribbon, cinnamon sticks, kumquats, etc. Call 703 631-0013 to register. $25/person.

 Sunday, Nov. 21: Two for Tea...

Hear about the fun history of fashion jewelry and discuss all things bling at Historic Green Spring from 1 to 3 p.m. Make an adjustable slip knot and create a beautiful bling bracelet of your own. Materials and a full English tea are included in the $27 fee. Children 12 and under/$18. To make a reservation, call 703-642-5173.

Also on Sunday:

  • Make at least two kinds of bread from 200-year-old recipes and churn butter at Sully Historic Site, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take home slices of bread you make and a container of preserves. Class limited to 10 cooks, 12 years and up. $18/person. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call 703-437-1794.

  • Equal parts pop-rock concert and animated movie, come hear the story of Gustafer Yellowgold, who lives an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods, where he resides in a cottage with his menagerie of friends, including a pet eel, a tuxedo-wearing pterodactyl and a dragon named Asparagus. McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. 3 p.m. $8/residents, $12 non-residents.

    • 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.

    • A complete list of county calendars is also available online.


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