Friday, Nov. 26: Night Lights
A winter wonderland awaits you at the Bull
Run Festival of Lights, now on display at Bull Run
Regional Park in Centreville. Over 130,000 people visit
every year to experience this enchanted world of giant toy
soldiers, snowmen, Santa and his reindeer, and so much more.
The festival runs through January 9, 2011.
$20/car. 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 5:30 to 9:30
p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information call
Also on Friday:
Bring the family and holiday guests to a lively and
interactive retelling of the
Thanksgiving Story at Frying Pan Farm Park. Glee
Mania's Sue Counoyer entertains and informs. Afterwards
work off that Thanksgiving feast strolling in the park. 11
to 11:40 a.m. $4/person. Call 703-222-4664.
Don’t let those extra Thanksgiving calories bog you
down. Keep active at
South Run RECenter’s 2010 Turkey Burn. Join
family, friends and neighbors in the morning (also on
Thanksgiving morning)totry some of the hottest trends in
fitness during special holiday workouts. In the
season’s spirit of giving, the RECenter will collect
canned foods and toiletries to donate to the Lorton
Community Action Center.
27: It's a Bird, It's a Plane...
Flying squirrels rival the population of gray squirrels, but
being nocturnal as they are, we rarely see them. Families
with children ages four and older are invited to attend
Calling All Flying Squirrels!" to look for these
amazing gliders of the night at roosting boxes at Hidden Oaks
Nature Center. Learn how you can encourage flying squirrels
to visit your yard. 6 to 7 p.m. $6/person. For information,
Also on Saturday:
The Hemlock Overlook portion of the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail
is the perfect place to work off some of those Thanksgiving
calories! Meet a Northern Virginia Regional Parks
naturalist at the public parking lot at Hemlock Overlook
for a guided Hemlock
Hike along the stream. Along the way learn
about the wildlife that inhabits the park and look for
evidence they have left behind. The trail is rocky in some
portions, wear good hiking shoes. Free 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Call 703-352-5900 for information.
Nov. 28: Ice, Ice Baby
Get out on the ice and take a spin at Mount
Vernon RECenter's Ice Arena! Public skate is held on
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. $7/person, free for children 4
and under. RECenter fees also apply. For more
information call 703-768-3224.
Also on Sunday:
Enjoy the music of violinist James Spacek at a
free chamber music concert at McLean Community
Center's Alden Theater. No ticket required. 3
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
pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.
A complete list of county calendars is also available