Plants of the Bible and the Quran
Celebrate the plants of the Bible and Quran at Green Spring Gardens from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Old Dominion University Professor Lytton John Musselman shares fascinating stories of the fruits, grains, grasses, trees, flowers and fragrances of these texts, their uses, and literary context. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Richard Bland Lee's 251st Birthday
"Be Ever Mindful of the Future" is the motto on the Lee family crest at Sully Historic Site. During your house tour from 1 to 4 p.m., discover Mr. Lee's important political contributions which showed him to be concerned about the future of our new nation. Stop in the east wing for a piece of birthday cake. The cost is $3.50 per adult, $3 per student, and $2.50 per senior and child. Register online. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Pooh Bear's Friends' Tea Party
Families enjoy honey, tea and cookies in a Pooh-style tea while learning about Virginia's brown bears and if heffalumps and wuzzles are native to Fairfax County. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to this fun program at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The cost is $15 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Winter Hike: Marvelous Meadows
Chase the winter blues away with a two-mile hike on the South King's Highway side of Huntley Meadows Park from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Look for winter hawks, ducks, bluebirds, and goldfinches while exploring the park's native meadows and stopping at the wetland overlook. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $6. Register online. For information, call 703-768-2525.
Bird Watching Club
Look up and listen carefully and discover the amazing variety of birds that inhabit Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Kids ages 5 to 11 meet from 3 to 4 p.m. to develop awesome birding skills that will last a lifetime. The cost is $5 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Tea Program: Historical Fiction
Facts and falsehoods often vie for belief. Hear all about history in the faking – deliberate hoaxes and accidental myths that have shaped our perceptions of the past. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Historic Green Spring, we'll examine famous frauds, fakes, and forgeries, and discover why many popular fictions have gained wide acceptance as historical fact. The cost is $29 per person and includes a full English afternoon tea. To make a reservation, call 703-941-7987.