Sunday, April 7
Animal Search with a Naturalist
Early morning is the one of the most active times in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park . From 8 to 9 a.m., see which creatures, feathered or furred, are out with expert naturalist Jim Dewing. He helps you discover a hidden forest filled with animal signs, emerging native plants, and even a few invaders. Bring open eyes, questions, binoculars, and field guides if you wish. Participants must be at least age 10.The cost is $5 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Bluegrass Barn Concert: Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa
For the past four years, Wayne has performed with his band Appaloosa, most recently having success with their latest project, Itís Gonna Be a Beautiful Day. Catch the band at Frying Pan Farm Parkís visitor center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Purchase your ticket online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark or by phone at 703-222-4664. All sales are final. For information, call 703-437-9101.
Sundays, April 7 & 21
Watch the miller grind grain at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site from noon to 3 p.m. Tour cost applies. Call to confirm weather and conditions permit grinding. For information, call 703-759-2771.
Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7
Discover Great Parks in Great Falls
Explore nature and history at Riverbend Park on a 45-minute wagon ride, then continue your journey at Colvin Run Mill where you will see the miller and his dusties harness the power of water to grind grain. Rides depart at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Participants must be at least age five. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-759-9018.