Fairfax County Weekender –April 19-21, 2019

April 19: It’s for the Birds

Make and Take Science: Bird Feeders: Create a bird feeder to hang at home in honor of National Bird-Feeding Month! You’ll go home with a copy of the instructions, too. Supplies are limited. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

Also on Friday:

A Frying Pan History Mystery: If you love history and solving mysteries, then join us for our new History Mystery series. During each session we will find clues, solve puzzles and use our knowledge of history to unravel a story that will take us all over the farm. Bring good walking shoes and be ready to follow wherever the mystery takes us. From 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 7 to 14. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

Summer Campler: Come and sample activities from several of our summer camps. Featured camps include Doll Camp and the new Miller Adventure Camp. From noon to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. Ages 3 and up. Free. Register online (drop-ins welcome). For more information, call 703-759-2771.


April 20: Hunting for Eggs

Nottoway Egg Hunt: Bring your own basket and hunt for candy and eggs filled with treats. From 10:30 a.m. to noon at Nottoway Park. Ages 1 to 9. $10 per child (cash only). For more information, call 703-324-8702.

Also on Saturday:

Fix-It Clinic: Bring in small, broken household items and volunteer fixers will help you get them back in working order. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-502-3883.

Baskets and Bunnies: Hop on down and visit Sunny the Bunny. Take a ride on our hippity-hoppity train to catch a peek at the blossoms, spin into spring on our carousel, get egg-cited for crafts and games, play a round of mini-golf and visit some of our festive vendors. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Burke Lake Park. All ages. $12-16 per person. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the rides. Register online. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

The Egg Challenge: Join us for a classic STEM design challenge — the egg drop. Build a structure that will protect your egg in a 10-foot-plus drop, then participate in a fun egg hunt by the Potomac River. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 5 and up. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Workhouse Social Dance: Join us for the monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell. From 8 to 10 p.m. (fox trot mini-lesson, 7:30 to 8 p.m.) at the Workhouse Arts Center. Adults. $10 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-584-2900.


April 21: Wild Wagons

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies and Blossoms: Take a scavenger hunt wagon ride through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. From 10:30 a.m. to noon at Riverbend Park. Ages 2 and up. $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Also on Sunday:

Dinosaur Egg Hunt: Stomp over to enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting Dinoland in Nature Playce. Make a dino craft. From 12:15 to 4 p.m. (hunt runs every 45 minutes) at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 2 to 8. $10 per child. Event will be canceled in the event of rain. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

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