Sat. Nov. 9: Enchanted Garden
Garden Sprouts — Fall Flower Fairies: The landscape
may not be as green as in summer but the flower fairies find
the autumn garden an enchanting place. Explore the fall
garden with its nuts, seeds and berries, and look for the
little folk that inhabit it. From 11 a.m. to noon at Green Spring
Gardens. Ages 3 to 5. $6/child. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Saturday:
Kids Korner — Fall: Preschool children explore dairy
farming accompanied by an adult and take part in an outdoor
activity and craft. From 10 to 11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence
Park. Ages 3 to 6. $5/child. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
37th Annual McLean Antiques Show: An exceptional
group of dealers representing American, English and European
antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art,
porcelains, silver, paintings, prints, linens, Oriental
carpets and rugs, and a glass repair service will be
available on site as well as much more. From 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the McLean
Community Center. $7/person; pay at site. For information
Hands-On Harvest and Biscuits, Too: Learn about the
lives and chores of slaves who lived at Sully. Bake biscuits
in the open hearth kitchen, dip a candle and fashion a corn
husk doll. From 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic
Site. $12/person. Register
online. For information call 703-437-1794.
Family Fun: Creating a Wildlife Habitat: Join a
naturalist for a bird walk to hone your identification skills
and learn ways to turn your yard into a wildlife-friendly
habitat year-round. Make decorations that birds enjoy as
well. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. $10/person. Register
online. For more information call 703-642-5173.
2nd Saturday Art Walk: Tour seven unique studio
buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of
art, experience ever-changing exhibits and meet featured
artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music.
From 6 to 9 p.m. at the Workhouse
Arts Center. Free. For information call 703-584-2900.
Cool Cow Comedy Presents Rob Maher:Rob Maher is a
regular performer at the DC Improv and Magoobys Joke House as
well as a Funny Bone favorite. He is also a two-time finalist
in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riot Competition. A la carte cash
bar, soft drinks and concessions sold before performance (no
outside alcoholic beverages). Due to material, all patrons
must be 18 and older. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10:30 p.m.
in the W3
Arts Center. $15/person in advance; $20/person day of
show. Buy tickets online. For
information call 703-584-2900.
Sun. Nov. 10: The Creative Process
Professional Touring Artist Series – David Henry
Hwang: Playwright, screenwriter and librettist David
Henry Hwang discusses his works, shares his writing process
and explains how the artist creates art, but that art also
recreates the artist. Hwang, a first-generation Chinese
American, is best known for his 1988 Tony Award-winning play
“M. Butterfly,” based on the true story of a French
diplomat's 20-year affair with a male spy masquerading as a
female Chinese opera singer. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at
Reston Community Center’s CenterStage. $30/person. Buy
online. For information call 703-476-4500.
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 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 recreational
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.