Friday, Oct. 6: Right to Vote
Exhibit – The Washington Home of the Philippine Suffrage
Movement: Learn about the leaders of the Philippine
women’s suffrage and their ties to Washington. The exhibit is
provided courtesy of the Philippines on the Potomac Project.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday at the Pohick
Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration
required. For more information, call 703-644-7333.
Saturday, Oct. 7: Scare Up Some Fun
Workshops: Come and make a “friend” for your garden
or lawn. Bring pants and shirt, plus an old pair of panty
hose (for head and body). We supply the stuffing and
know-how. From noon to 12:45 p.m. or 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill.
All ages. $6/scarecrow. Panty hose can be purchased on-site
for an additional $1. No reservations required. Pay at site.
For more information, call 703-759-2771.
Also on Saturday:
From Now to Wow - Pathways to Good Design: Even
passionate gardeners can struggle with creating beautifully
designed gardens. In this half-day symposium, learn to find
your path from the less-than-ideal yard into the garden you
have longed for. Presenter Marianne Wilburn shares “Big
Dreams, Small Garden,” and Pam Beck imparts “Movement through
the Landscape.” Following the talks, have refreshments and
meet with garden docents who will highlight “Pathway to Good
Design” features at the gardens. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at Green Spring Gardens.
Adults. $57/person. Register
online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Fraud and Identity Theft: AARP will show you how
to protect yourself from identity theft and guard against
different types of fraud and scammers. From 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the Richard
Byrd Library. Free; no registration required. For more
information, call 703-451-8055.
History Discussions at Huntley: Enjoy a
refreshingly different view of history as guest speakers join
us each quarter for a lively discussion of varied topics.
Then enjoy a tour of Historic
Huntley. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park.
Adults. $5/person. Register
online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.
Mucca Pazza: Combining marching band traditions
and street theatre spectacle with rock and roll
sensibilities, Mucca Pazza quickly found a home for more than
two dozen band members in the thriving Chicago underground
music scene. Take in their eccentric visual presence and
genre-bending original compositions.From 3 to 4:30 at
The CenterStage, Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods.
$30/person. Buy tickets
online. For more information, call 703-476-4500.
Sunday, Oct. 8: Cozy Campfire!
Folktales Campfire: Cozy up to the campfire to
hear seasonal folktales. Stories feature bats, owls and other
Halloween creatures. Enjoy roasting marshmallows. From 7 to 8
p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. Ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by a
registered adult. $7/person. Register
online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
Also on Sunday:
Sunday Afternoon Dance: Dancers of all skill
levels are welcome to foxtrot, swing, cha-cha and waltz.
Music selection ranges from golden oldies to today’s more
modern dance selections. Three mini-lessons, door prizes and
light refreshments add to the fun; partners not required.
From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at
Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods. Ages 18 and up.
$10/person. Pay at door. For more information, call
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.