Friday, Dec. 9:
A Little Night Music
Evening of Original Music, presented by
students of Fairfax Academy's Music and Computer Technology
class. Performances will include a brass quintet, solo
pianists, singer-songwriters and rock bands performing
contemporary, classical, jazz funk, blues and rock music.
Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. 7 to 10 p.m. Ernst
Community Cultural Center Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale Campus. $15/person. For information call
Saturday, Dec. 10: Candle, Candle
Candlelight Tour of the 1794 home of Northern
Virginia’s first congressman, Richard Bland Lee. Hear
seasonal music, make an ornament, and sample sugar cookies.
Each night discover a different living history experience.
4:45 to 7 p.m. (Tours run every 15 minutes.) Sully
Historic Site. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children. For
more information call 703-437-1794.
Also on Saturday:
Second Saturday Art Walk:
Showcasing the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists
in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that
encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of
this creative community. Tour seven unique studio buildings,
mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art,
experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured
artists, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. 6 to
9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For
information call 703-495-0001.
Arbo and daisy mayhem: Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem's
eclectic roots music is a fresh take on America's
musical traditions that combines folk, blues, swing, Cajun
and traditional pop influences. Frontwoman Arbo's expressive
alto voice and gifted fiddle playing are backed up by the
band's brilliant four-part harmonies, guitar, stand-up bass,
recycled drum kit and exuberant on-stage spirit. 8 p.m.
McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. $25/person
($18/McLean Community Center Tax District residents.) For
information call 703-790-0123.
Author: Join author Mimi Grolund to
discuss "Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, A Life
of Service." Clark, Grolund's father, was an associate
justice on the Warren Court. Registration is not
required. 2 to 3 p.m. Dolley
Madison Library. Free. For information call
Santa at the
Mill: Enjoy old-fashioned family holiday fun,
including a visit from Santa, and see the Christmas tree
trimmed with Victorian decorations. Join the 49th Virginia
Volunteer Infantry for caroling around a bonfire. Roast
marshmallows and make a craft. 3 to 6 p.m. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site.
$6/person. For information call 703-759-2771.
Sunday, Dec. 11:
Join author Katie Fallon for a talk on
Cerulean Blues, her book of the same name, exploring
the plight of the cerulean warbler, a tiny migratory
songbird struggling to survive in ever-shrinking bands
of suitable habitat. "Cerulean Blues" is a story
of international intrigue taking the audience from forests in
Columbia to eastern North America. It ties in everyday
life from our morning cup of coffee to the electricity we
use. Reservations required. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Potomac Overlook
Regional Park. For information call 703-528-5406.
Also on Sunday:
Happening: Looking for something special
for the nature-lover on your list? Enjoy an afternoon of
shopping with a 10% discount on merchandise. Enjoy yummy
treats and make holiday crafts. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Huntley
Meadows Park. Free. For more information, please 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 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
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.