Fairfax County Weekender — April 26-28, 2019

April 26: Stretch It Out

Free Yoga for Seniors and Older Adults: Join a certified instructor to experience the serenity of simple yoga and take away techniques to use every day to enjoy your life to the fullest. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. From 11 a.m. to noon at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Older adults. Free. For more information, call 703-790-8088.

Also on Friday:

Arbor Day ID: Do you know your sweet gum from your hickory? Celebrate Arbor Day by learning tree identification basics and go for a hike to practice new skills. From 10 a.m. to noon at Huntley Meadows Park. Adults. $9/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Twilight Hilltop Tour: Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. The dramatic scenery is made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Historic Huntley. Adults. $8/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

“Something Old, Something New”: NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert includes works of Beethoven, Dvorak, Copeland, Dai Hong and Bizet. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center Theater. All ages. $15 general/$10 students. Purchase tickets online. For more information, call 703-569-0973.


April 27: Spring Time Fun

Springfest 2019: Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. Enjoy an environmental obstacle course, environmental crafts; check out the bees and the trees, consult with master gardeners, buy plants for your garden and more. Entertainment includes “The Recycling Pirates” puppet show, poetry contest showcase, petting zoo, Touch-a-Truck, live music with Ted Garber and food trucks. From 10 to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. All ages. Free admission/$10 parking. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Also on Saturday:

Homebrewing for Beginners: Join the experts from My Local Homebrew Shop in Falls Church to start your own brewing hobby. Learn about the equipment and supplies needed, recipes and best practices. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-790-8088.

Introduction to Kayaking: This four-session introductory-level class (through May 18) is perfect for beginners or for those who want to learn how to paddle more efficiently. Learn about different kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices and safety gear. On the water, learn to move the boat in every direction using forward and reverse strokes, a turning stroke, a slice stroke and stopping maneuvers. 9 to 10:25 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park. Ages 12 and up. $120/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-569-3464.

Culmore Multicultural Day: Come out and enjoy live music, folklore dancers, live animals, children’s activities and more as we help build a stronger community. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-8702.

Build Your Own Bee House: Have fun learning about local pollinators and using some invasive plants to build homes for native pollinators. The bees this house attracts are mason bees, pollinators and solitary bees that rarely sting. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 3 and up. $8/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Watercolor Workshop-Color Theory: Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Artist Dawn Flores leads a series of exercises about tints, shades and tones, the color wheel, complementary colors, warm and cool colors and color schemes. Make useful charts and swatches for future reference. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 16 and up. $93/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

“Inspiring the Next Generation”: The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents a performance by the 2019 Fairfax County All-Stars playing side by side with the Fairfax Symphony. 8 p.m. at the GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall. All ages. $39/$50 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-563-1990.

“Voices: Concert for Racial Justice”: Mosaic Harmony presents a collaborative concert featuring the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax Community Chorale. Reception immediately after. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax . $10/$25 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, email lweiss@uucf.org.

“The Polaris Piano Trio”: Enjoy the 21st century piano trio committed to performing music by women and composers of African descent. 7:30 p.m. at Jordon Kitts Music. All ages. Free. RSVP online.  For more information, call 703-573-6070.


April 28:  All Aboard the Art Cruise

COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise: The creative minds of the Workhouse Artist Crew will transport you to the most exciting artistic journey on the high seas — a night of fun and adventure. While on board you will take chances to win original art from juried Workhouse artists, play fun casino games, boogie to ‘70s and ‘80s music, and of course, enjoy delicious food treats and libations. From 7 to 11 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Adults. $85/$90 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

Also on Sunday:

Echoes of the Past-History Comes to Life: The history surrounding the founding of the Frying Pan Meeting House is rich with people of diverse backgrounds and traditions. Come and learn about the religious freedom movement in Virginia, the role the meeting house played in that movement and the role of the church in the lives of people within the community. Reenactors, a special guest speaker, 18th century games for kids and exhibits will bring the history of the post-revolution era to life. Take a free wagon ride shuttle from the Country Store to the Meeting House. The event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 8 and up. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

Discovery Days: During this hands-on interpretive hour you may search for animals, make biscuits and butter, explore a stream or more. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. $7/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

“Ensemble Da Camera of Washington in Concert”: The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras presents Mozart, Bartok, Khachaturian and Bruch. From 3 to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany. All ages. $10/person. Buy tickets online. For more information, contact 703-642-8051.

Opera and Operetta Favorites: An afternoon of light opera and classical theater, New Dominion Chorale presents Gershwin and Friends. 4 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. All ages. $15/$25 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, email president@newdominion.org.

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