Fairfax County Weekender Dec. 20-22, 2019

Dec. 20: Paint Party

Teen Art Club – Glow in the Dark Painting: Paint with using glow-in-the-dark paint. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library. Teens. Free. For more information, call 703-356-0770.

Dec. 21: Holidays on the Farm

Holidays at Walney Farm: Celebrate the winter holidays with the Machen family. Learn about the gifts and foods of an 1850 farm, create your own historic holiday ornament, take a wagon ride along the trails and enjoy hot apple cider and treats around a campfire. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Also on Saturday:

Canvas, Cookies and Cocoa: Paint your masterpiece while having cookies and hot chocolate. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. Teens. Free. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

Saturday Crafterday – Paper Circuit Cards: Make your own light-up card with copper tape and LED lights.  Supplies provided. From 2 to 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library. Adults and teens. Free. For more information, call 703-971-0010.

Tibetan Bowl Sound Bath: Experience a unique sound frequency meditation. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Burke Centre Library. Adults and teens. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-249-1520.

Wagon Rides with Santa: Celebrate the holiday season with a wagon ride driven by Santa. Enjoy hot cocoa and roast marshmallows by the fire before or after your wagon ride. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 2 and up. $5 per person. Register online for rides on the half-hour.  A registered adult is required to attend with all registered children. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

 “Christmas in Fairfax:” The City of Fairfax Band’s annual holiday gift to the community with guests the Fairfax Choral Society presenting music ranging from serious to the most festive holiday selections with at special visit from Santa. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fairfax High School Auditorium.  All ages. Free, but tickets required.  Limit four tickets per order.  For more information, call 571-336-2322.

Dec. 22: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

”The Nutcracker” with The Fairfax Ballet: The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” featuring a performance by The Fairfax Ballet. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center For the Arts Concerts Hall. All ages.  Tickets from $54 to $94.  Buy tickets online. For more information call, 703-993-2787.

Also on Sunday:

Tree ID-Bark & Buds: You may know how to identify tree species in the spring, summer and fall, but how about when the leaves and fruit are gone? Join us as we flex our tree ID muscles this winter and get to know a different side of our local trees. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park. Ages 14 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Joey Enriquez – 120° Fahrenheit: 120° F is a colloquial threshold for fathoming heat in the Mojave Desert. Joey Enriquez makes digital art, photography, printmaking and, more recently, glass work. His work ranges from socio-political memes of Gen Z culture to photographic and linoleum block prints of the desert environment to data visualization of public transit. From noon to 5 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free. All ages. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

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