Fairfax County Weekender –Dec. 27-29, 2019

Dec. 27: Celtic Concert

Holiday Concert-IONA: One of the top-rated pan-Celtic groups in the world treats its audience to high-energy entertainment featuring Scottish fiddling, percussion and vocals. Optional house tour included after your concert. Refreshments served in the 18th century kitchen. Limited seating. From 1 to 2 p.m. and again from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site. Ages 5 and up. The cost is $15 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Also on Friday:

Child & Me Yoga: Uses stories, songs and poses to teach caregivers and children techniques for breathing moving and relaxing. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Martha Washington Library. Age 1-3 with adult. Free. For more information, call 703-768-6700 .

Dec. 28: Rainbow Puppets

Rainbow Puppets Theatre: Rainbow puppet theatre presents Mother Goose’s travelling rock and roll show for the whole family. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-256-3800.


Also on Saturday:

QiGong: Gentle form of exercise with simple movements, self-massage and breathing. From 1 to 2 p.m. at Kings Park Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-978-5600.

Hot Cocoa Wetland Night Hike: Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist for a special winter wonder wetland tour after dark. We look for signs and listen for sounds of beavers, owls, deer and other nocturnal winter animals. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Huntley Meadows. Ages 6 and up. The cost is $9 per person. Children must be accompanied by registered adult. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Elegant Evening-Sully Candlelight Tour: Enjoy festive food and drink and seasonal music of the 18th century. Craft an ornament to take home, and experience other engaging pursuits that bring the past to life in the gracefully decorated 1794 Lee home. The program at Sully Historic Site runs every 15 minutes from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Dec. 29: Totally Tai Chi

Tai chi class: Scott Mathews has been studying the “37 postures of Chen Man-Ching” for more than 20 years. This style is also known as the Chen Short Form or the Yang Short Form. While this style has its roots in martial arts, the form is taught as a method of meditation and relaxation. The form emphasizes posture, relaxation, and smooth continuous motion. This is a beginner’s class, appropriate for students with little or no experience in Tai Chi. From 1 to 2 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-765-3645.

Also on Sunday:

Christopher St. Louis: Eclectic Order: Christopher “Leo” St. Louis’ life as an artist was influenced when his father gave him a Browning Trail camera as a child. My artwork often originates from what I see and experience along with the emotions felt in result. Artwork is generally created with intent, but I must admit that ad-libbing can be a lot of fun and allows me to continue to create new things. 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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