Fairfax County Weekender


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

Scarecrow-Making 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 703-390-6157.

  • 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 opportunities.  
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