Friday, Dec. 14: Jazzed Up
When a first-prize Montreux Jazz Festival vocalist teams up
with one of the world's most talented guitarists,fireworks
are sure to result. Don't miss
Cyrille Aimée and Diego Figueiredo as they showcase
Aimée's smooth, driving vocal style, a stunning blend of
French Gypsy jazz and Dominican rhythm and spice, alongside
Figueiredo's emotional style and flawless technique. The two
combine to form an original yet timeless sound. 8 p.m.
Reston Community Center's CenterStage. $30/person.
($15/residents.) For information call 703-476-4500.
Saturday, Dec. 15: Santa Baby!
Enjoy holiday music and merriment on a horse- or
tractor-drawn wagon ride and then warm up with a cup of hot
chocolate and settle in to hear classic winter tales told
around a toasty campfire during
Santa’s Hayride & Lakeside Winter
Village. Visit with Santa and tell him what’s on
your wish list. 1:30 to 5 p.m. Rides start at 2 p.m. and run
every 20 minutes. Lake
Accotink Park. 1:30 to 5 p.m. $10/person. (Free for ages
two and under.) To make a reservation call 703-569-0285.
Also on Saturday:
Ballroom Social Dance: Dancing,
food and fun! Led by an instructor (with a pre-dance
mini-lesson available, $5/person). Complimentary
refreshments and cash bar available. All skill levels are
welcome. Dress is casual. Mini-lesson (waltz) from 7:30
to 8 p.m. and open dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center.
$10/person. Tickets available
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Woodpecker Watch: As they drum and drill on trees,
woodpeckers are ridding our yards and woodlands of ants,
wasps and grubs. Watch a variety of woodpeckers on the suet
feeders at Hidden Oaks. Learn how to attract them to your
yard and hopefully glimpse a flicker on its mission to eat a
thousand insects in a day! 2 to 3 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $5/person. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Holiday Shopping Afternoon: Kids participate in
games, nature crafts and activities, shop in the visitor
center’s gift store, eat lunch and roast s’mores while adults
have the afternoon free for last minute shopping and/or
wrapping. Bring a bag lunch (s’mores provided) and money for
holiday shopping. Ages 6 to 11 are welcome. 11:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Ellanor C.
Lawrence Park. $20/child. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Sunday, Dec. 16: Pickin' and Grinnin'
Whether Flint Hollow Band is performing a classic
bluegrass tune or one of its many original numbers, listeners
are whisked away to days gone by. Mixing traditional
bluegrass with a splash of contemporary is not an easy task.
Yet, Flint Hollow Band seem to pull it off well, which is a
tribute to the wealth of vocal and instrumental talent in the
band. Flint Hollow takes the stage for another must-see
Bluegrass Barn Concert. 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6
p.m.) Frying Pan
Farm Park visitor center. $15/person at the door,
$12/person in advance. Purchase tickets
online or call 703-437-9101.
Also on Sunday:
Dinosaur Film, Puppet and Craft Festival: Kids can
explore fossils, footprints and films as they learn the
latest on these fascinating creatures at fun, interactive
stations. Each child makes a fossil craft and receives a real
fossil to take home. Children ages 4 to 8, accompanied by an
adult, are welcome. 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Hidden
Oaks Nature Center. $7/child. Register online. For
information call 703-941-1065.
Cheers for the Holidays - McLean Symphony
Orchestra: A spirited holiday show featuring Russian
Christmas music, the festive sounds of Hannukah and much
more, including the annual sing-along, a delightful
collection of festive choruses of the season, sung by the
Symphony Festival Singers. 3 to 5 p.m. McLean Community Center's
Alden Theatre. $25/person ($20/seniors, $15/students with
ID.) For more information call 703-790-0123.
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.