Fairfax County Weekender — Feb. 1-3, 2019

Feb. 1: Bomb It Down the (Digital) Fairway

Friday Golf, Fitness and Fun: Work off the winter blues at Pinecrest’s newly renovated indoor golf facility. Enjoy both a TrackMan 4 Golf Simulator session and yoga and golf fitness session to help posture and breathing to improve your game. After the clinic, enjoy light refreshments to round out the evening. All equipment is provided or feel free to bring your own yoga mat and clubs. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Golf Course. Ages 18 and up. $20 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1061.


Feb. 2: Got Seeds?

Washington Gardener Seed Exchange: Washington Gardener Magazine is co-hosting the 14th annual Seed Exchange with lectures, a face-to-face seed swap and more. Bring your extra seeds to swap and leave with a bag full of seeds, new garden friends and expert planting advice. From 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. The cost is $15 for verified Friends of Green Spring members and WG subscribers; $20 for others. Register online. For more information call 703-642-5173.

Also on Saturday:

Vienna’s African-American History: Gloria Runyon and Sylvia Taylor from Historic Vienna Inc. will share insights on the African-American historic presence and contributions to Vienna and surrounding areas. Partnership with Vienna AAUW. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig: Celebrate Chinese New Year with games, stories and crafts. Participate in a Ribbon Dance and a Dragon Parade. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 4 and up. $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Hot Cocoa Wetland Night Hike: Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist for a special wetland tour after dark to celebrate World Wetlands Day. Look for signs and listen for sounds of beavers, owls, deer and other nocturnal winter animals. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Ages 6 and up. $9 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the eclectic world of Oz. This one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the classic tale by L. Frank Baum will have you singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” From 1 to 2 p.m. at McLean Community Center. All Ages. $15 Non-McLean Tax District/$10 McLean Tax District. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

Next Reflex Dance Collective Winter Music and Dance Festival: Area musicians and dance artists come together for a performance of diverse creativity, live music and dance. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center. All ages. $10-25 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

A Presentation of Mendelssohn and Schumann: The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with violinist Chee-Yun will present a selection of work. Join music director Christopher Zimmerman at 7 p.m. for a discussion with the artists before the concert. Performance starts at 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts. All ages. Ticket prices vary and start at $39. Student tickets available for $15. Buy tickets online. For box office call 703-993-8888.

Peter McCory – The One-Man Band for Kids: Celebrate with songs, music and fun for kids and families with this entertaining musical artist who plays multiple instruments at the same time. From 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Kings Park Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-978-5600.


Feb. 3: Count Chocula

Chocolate Covered Fairy Tales with Gary Lloyd: Enjoy chocolate-covered fairy tales with storyteller Gary Lloyd as part of the City of Fairfax Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. Cosponsored by the Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library. From 3 to 3:45 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Also on Sunday:

Winter Birding: Learn about winter birds and gain some basic identification skills. From 8 to 11 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Adults. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Winter Lecture – Pushing Limits of Tropical Plants: Botanist and plant breeder John Boggan grows and writes about hardy palms, bananas, begonias, gesneriads and just about anything else that’s tropical or exotic to the D.C. area. He shares his experience and trials of growing these beautiful tropicals and how you can succeed at pushing the growing zones. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

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