31: Hit the Ground Running
End 2011 on a high (and fast) note, with the 6th
Annual Bull Run 5k. The course features a combination
of pavement, gravel and hardpack, and offers lots of great
spectating options for family and friends. Water and
food will be provided for racers and a gift drawing will take
place at the end. 3 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park. For
information call 703-631-0550.
Also on Saturday:
Workhouse Arts Center Exhibitions: Don't miss the
last day of the
Workhouse Artists Association and
Art of Fiber exhibitions. Members of the Workhouse
Associates are exhibiting a variety of works in Gallery W-16,
and the Art of Fiber exhibition features the beauty and
creativity of the fiber arts, showcasing pieces from around
the country and around the world. For information call
1: Let There Be Lights
It's the last week to catch a glimpse of the winter
wonderland that awaits 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. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. (
Additional dates and times.) $15/car or
van. For more information call 703-359-4633.
Also on Sunday:
Hike: Join a
naturalist on a two-mile hike in the park to celebrate the
new year. A range of natural history topics will be covered,
and hot drinks and snacks will be served after the walk!
Adults and children age 6 and older. 1 p.m. Potomac Overlook
Regional Park. Call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation or for
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.