Friday, Dec. 10: A Ghostly Tale
Mount Vernon High School Drama performs Charles
Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol."
Through a journey of epic proportions, Ebenezer Scrooge
discovers the true meaning of Christmas, hope, charity and
family. 7 p.m. (Also Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.) Mount Vernon High
School. $10/person. Call 703-619-3259.
Also on Friday:
Parents' Night Out. Enjoy a night
of dinner, dancing or shopping this holiday season while
your children have a great time in a fun and safe
environment. Activities for the children include a movie,
games, arts and crafts and dinner. Children ages 5-12 (must
be in school) are welcome to participate at no cost. 5:30
to 9 p.m. Gum Springs Community Center. Pre-registration is
required. Call 703-360-6088 (TTY 711).
11: A Passel O' Puppets
Looking for holiday events for the whole family? Look no
further than Fairfax County's libraries. Puppet shows
galore, holiday open houses and book sales are just some
of the fun you'll find at local library branches throughout
the day and the season. Check out the
full schedule for details.
Also on Saturday:
Looking to de-clutter this holiday season? The
Safe & Secure Community Shred Event
might be just the ticket. Residents may recycle up to
five boxes of paper documents at this shred event, taking
place on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale
Campus. 8 to 11 a.m. Free. Call 703-324-5230.
Sky-Watching during the Perseid meteor shower. Learn
basic information about the night sky, including its
planets, moons and constellations. Bring a lawn chair or
blanket and bug spray. 7 to 8 p.m. $4/person. All ages are
welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered
adult.Cub Run RECenter.
Register online or call 703-222-4664. Call 703-817-9407
Dec. 12: Tea by Candlelight
Enjoy tea by candlelight and stories of Christmas past
Winter Candlelight Tea. Traditional music,
decorations and teatime treats will take you back to the
early days of Historic Greenspring. $27/adults, includes a
traditional English tea. $18/ages 12 and under. To reserve,
Also on Sunday:
the Halls! The McLean Symphony Orchestra performs
seasonal selections for chorus and orchestra, including
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" and Bavel's
"Hanukkah Rhapsody" as well as the orchestra's
annual sing-along. Alden Theatre at the McLean Community
Center. 3 p.m. $25/adults, $20/seniors, $15/students, free
for children 12 and under. Call 703-790-0123 (TTY
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