April 27: Farm Facts
What’s Growing in the Garden: Visit Kidwell Garden to explore what’s growing. The topic is What’s That Smell? From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 2 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $7/child. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.
Also on Friday:
Fun Flicks: Watch movies based on children’s books. See “Crazy Hair Day,” “How Dinosaurs Go to School,” “Will I Have a Friend?” and “Monty.” From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-644-7333.
April 28: It’s a Bird!
Birds and Bats, Festival of Flight: Join naturalists and ecologists for a fun-filled family event and learn about the native bats and birds that make Lake Accotink their home. Activities include live animals, guest speakers, wagon rides, children’s activities, bird yoga, take-home crafts and fun for all. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. Ages 2 and up. $7/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-569-3464.
Also on Saturday:
TAB International Fair: The Burke Centre Library Teen Advisory Board is hosting an International Fair — a cultural celebration of music, dance, art and food representing the rich diversity of Fairfax County. Volunteer service credit is available to teens who sign up to present an information booth or performance art. To share your unique cultural talents, complete the online entry form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burke Centre Library. Fair is open to all ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-249-1520.
“Rails of War”: Come hear author Steven James Hantzis, author of “Rails of War.” His book is about supplying the Americans and their allies in China-Burma-India. Books will be available for purchase and signing. From 11 a.m. to noon at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-790-8088.
Meteorites – Explore Visitors from Space: What are meteorites and where do they come from? What can they tell us? This class introduces you to these visitors from outer space. Participants have the opportunity to touch and examine actual meteorites including specimens from the moon and Mars. From 11 a.m. to noon in the roll-top observatory classroom at Turner Farm Park. Ages 6 and up. $8/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-324-8702.
Navigating the New Tax Act: Learn about the new tax act and how changes to the U.S. tax code will affect you. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Oakton Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-242-4020.
April 29: Howling Good Fun
Coyote Campfire: Satisfy your curiosity and your sweet tooth with one howling campfire. Listen to coyote calls, take a short hike and make s’mores as you learn about this wily canine. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $8/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.