Fairfax County Weekender — Aug. 16-18, 2019

Aug. 16: One Night Only!

One Nite Stand: Heating up the place with the wicked licks of his saxophone is D.C.’s own Walter Tates Jr., joined by the banging bass of B.T. Richardson, the hot strings of lead guitarist Tony Harrod and the irresistible beat of “Biscuit,” on the drums. You will be inspired to move to the tantalizing groove. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469.

Also on Friday:

Create Your Own Jewelry Workshop: Learn the basics of jewelry making with Tania Ebrahimian and create an original piece in this hands-on workshop. All materials provided. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library. Free. Adults. Register online. For more information, call 703-451-8055.

River Fishing by Boat: Fish for smallmouth bass and sunfish from a canoe or jon boat. Get started with an introduction to boating and fishing basics. Previous experience rowing or paddling is not required. Boats, PFDs, fishing rods and bait will be provided. There is a maximum of three participants per boat and one must be 16 or older. Each participant must register. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 5 and up. $16 per person. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Junior Club Championship: Junior golfers compete in the season-ending tournament. An 18-hole individual stroke tournament for all age divisions: 10 and under, 11 – 13, 14 – 17. Closest to the pin contests. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all three divisions. Special prize for overall low gross champion. From 8 to noon at Burke Lake Golf Complex. $25/junior program members, $35/non- junior program players (includes lunch). Fee due at time of registration. Rain date Aug. 23. Call 703-323-1641 to register.


Aug. 17: Vibe Tribe

Flow Tribe: The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement. Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Arrowbrook Centre Park. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469.

Also on Saturday:

Teen DIY-Geeky Terrariums: Create a terrarium and then add a geeky touch from some of your favorite fandoms. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. Free. Teens. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

Jefferson District Golf Course Club Championship: Participants compete in an 18-hole, individual stroke play tournament. Players are placed into flights based on their first 9-hole score. 8 a.m. at Jefferson District Golf Course. Ages 8 and up. $60 per person. Fee due at time of registration and includes food and prizes. Call 703-573-0444 to register. Rain date is Aug. 24.

Peaches and Cream: Sully in the 18th century had more than 1,000 peach trees. Learn about the history of peaches and their uses. Cook in the historic kitchen using peaches and hand-crank peach ice cream. From 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Ages 6 and up. $15 per person. Register online. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Twilight Boardwalk Stroll: Join a park naturalist for a guided walk along the forested paths to the wetland as it transitions from day into night. Watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Ages 6 and up. $9 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Mr. Jon & Friends: Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award-winning music that is sure to bring a smile to your face. This energetic family music is all about fun, movement and laughter! Singer/songwriter Jon Lewis has a decade of playing shows in coffee houses, recording CDs and having international radio play from Belize to Ireland. From 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-324-7469.

Back 2 School Bash: Don’t miss this one-stop destination for your family filled with interactive activities and important information to help prepare children of all ages and grades to go back to school. Learn about the fantastic resources, programs and services provided by community agencies and partnerships in your neighborhood. Discover local school, government and nonprofit providers of services, resources and activities for Reston community members. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Lakes High School. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-390-6158.


Aug. 18: Mother of Dragons

Dragonflies: Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identity of many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. From 9 a.m. to noon at Huntley Meadows Park. Event will be canceled in the event of rain. Adults. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Also on Sunday:

Pirate Treasure Hunt: Follow a treasure map to collect clues and natural treasures along half-mile woodland and stream trails. Friendly pirate naturalists share nature’s wonders, including live animals, plants, rocks and life under logs. Make a craft. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Groups leave every 15 minutes. Ages 3 and up. $7 per person. Register online. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The program will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.

Kayak Tour-Seneca to Riverbend: This 8-mile river journey begins in the lazy waters above the old Seneca Dam. The pace quickens through riffles and small rapids as we weave through Seneca Breaks, glide past Watkins Island and finally turn the bend to Riverbend. Previous kayaking experience is required for this tour. Kayaks are provided; one person per kayak. Download this waiver and bring completed forms to the tour. From 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 14 and up. $90 per person. Register online. This tour will be canceled in the event of weather or hazardous river conditions. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

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