Fairfax County Weekender –Feb. 28-March 1, 2020

Feb. 28: Downward Dog

Child & Me Yoga: Stories, songs and poses 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. Ages 1 to 3 with adult. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-6700. 
 
Also on Friday:

Board in the Library: An afternoon of tabletop games. Not familiar with modern games such as 7 Wonders, Catan or Unlock? No problem — we’ll teach you. From 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. Grades 7-12. Free. For more information, call 703-938-0405. 

Josh Deweese Ceramics: The artist has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-584-2900. 

Feb. 29: Horton Who?

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Extravaganza: Naturalists share the tales of “Yertle the Turtle,” “Gertrude McFuzz” and more and demonstrate that real woodland creatures share some of the same talents. Meet a live animal and make a craft. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 4 to 8. $9 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult). Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065. 

Also on Saturday:

Introduction to Braille: Learn how to read Braille characters as presented by Library Access Services staff. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Martha Washington Library. Adults and teens. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-6700. 

Meet Henry Brinton, Author of “City of Peace”: “City of Peace” is a gripping murder mystery about a Methodist minister who is forced to confront his own demons and help his followers overcome prejudices that today divide people of differing cultures and faiths. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Oakton Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-242-4020. 

Floral Design Day: Celebrate National Floral Design Day in high style. Treat yourself by bringing home flowers that you’ve arranged like a professional. Later you can use your container to practice what you have learned. 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Ages 16 and up. $39 per person ($30 supply fee). Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173. 

 NPR’s “From the Top”: Attend a live recording of the NPR radio show featuring acclaimed piano duo Anderson and Roe. From 8 to 10 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University. All ages. $34 – $53. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-993-8888.  

Mason Jazz Festival: The George Mason School of Music presents an invitational event featuring middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus. Closing festival performance presented by the United Sates Air Force, Airmen of Note at 7 p.m. Free. Open to all ages. For more information, call 703-993-8888. 

March 1: Film Fest

ReelAbilities Film Festival – Gurrumul: The only film festival of its kind in the nation, it is dedicated to representing the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Screening events at select venues throughout Northern Virginia featuring domestic and international award-winning films, and engaging programming and art and performance that inspire the community to explore and celebrate our shared human experience. 2 p.m. at Reston Community Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-476-4500. 
 
Also on Sunday:  

Kids in the Kitchen: Come for a story time + healthy cooking lesson. This immersive experience engages all the senses: sound, touch, taste and smell to encourage children to form healthy eating habits. All materials provided (some recipes may use nuts). From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Library. Ages 6-12 (adults welcome). For more information, call 703-790-8088. 

Blacksmithing Demonstration: Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. All ages. Free. No reservations required. Blacksmithing is weather and temperature dependent; call ahead to confirm there will be a demonstration. For more information, call 703-759-2771. 

Winter Lecture – History Underground: Discover the history in your backyard as archaeologist Aimee Wells highlights a number of archaeological projects that have gone on, or are ongoing, in Fairfax County, including archaeological testing at Green Spring Gardens. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173. 

AYDO and AYSE in Concert: The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Debut Orchestra and String Ensemble present a journey through Eastern music. From 3 to 5 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernest Community Cultural Center. All ages. Free. For more information call, 703-642-8051.

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