Fairfax County Weekender — June 21-23, 2019

June 21: Cart Path Only

Nine and Wine: Fit in an after-work round of golf at this fun and scenic nine hole executive course and social afterward at the clubhouse café. Price includes warm-up balls, nine holes of golf, push or power cart, one beer/wine/soda/or water. Tee times start at 5:32 to 6:04 p.m. at Pinecrest Golf Course. All ages. $27 per person. Email to register. For more information, call 703-941-1061.

Also on Friday:

Campfire Wagon Ride: Enjoy an intimate after-hours experience at the farm as day turns to night. Register for a wagon ride time and enjoy the bonfire before or after your ride. Marshmallows provided for roasting, but feel free to bring along any other treat for yourselves or to share. The rides at Frying Pan Farm Park run on the half-hour from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $5 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

Summer Solstice Evening Stroll: Celebrate the first day of summer and longest day of the year with an evening hike through the forest and wetland as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures like owls, beaver, frogs, fireflies and more. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows. Ages 6 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

RCC Fun Around Town – Free Play: Reston Community Center brings outdoor recreation to your neighborhood! All activities are free and open to the public. From 6 to 8 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Neighborhood Center. Ages 6 to 12. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Fairfax Saxophone Quartet: Enjoy the summer sounds. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Town Plaza. All ages. Free. For more information, call 571-336-2322.


June 22: Half Off All Animals!

Animal Shelter Adoption Event: All adoption fees half-off, thanks to a donation made to the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in memory of Michael Schwartz. From 10 to 5 p.m. at the Animal Shelter. Free. All ages. For more information, call 703-830-1100.


Also on Satuday:

Harley-Davidson Show and Tell: Come for a close look and pose for pictures on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. On the front patio or the garage, in case of rain. All ages. Co-sponsored by the Fairfax chapter of the Harley Owners Group. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Dairy Days-Ice Cream Making and Butter: Churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a fake cow, play 18th-century games, and experience the products of a historic dairy. The one-hour program at Sully Historic Site runs on the hour from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $8 per person (does not include a house tour). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Finding Fireflies: Meet at the pond boardwalk for a walk and talk about fireflies in this catch-and-release program. Hike to a meadow with a naturalist. Bring a plastic jar with a lid. Wear long pants, socks and closed-toe shoes. One flashlight per family is recommended. From 8 to 9 p.m. at Mason District Park. Ages 2 to 11. $7 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Burke Lake Sunset Cruise: Enjoy the sounds and sights of sunset at the park while taking in the views from aboard the park’s tour boat with interpretation of the lake and any animals and flora that are seen. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Burke Lake Park. Ages 2 and up. $6 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

Family Fun Entertainment Series – The One-Woman Wheelie Witty Wacky Silly Suitcase Circus: The Unicycle Lady transforms herself into a broad array of circus performers. See her become a mime, magician, clown, animal tamer, dancer, unicyclist, acrobat, juggler and more. The audience gets to join the fun. From 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Reston Town Center. Free. All ages. For more information, call 703-476-4500.

QuinTango: The Virginia Chamber Orchestra presents a chamber tango quintet (two violins, bass, cello and piano) with a sizzling fusion of traditional South American tango repertoire and classical chamber music.  8 p.m. at 1st Stage Theatre. $20 -30 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-829-7440.


June 23: Meet the Authors

Author Talk and Book Signing: Julie Langsdorf will discuss her much talked-about book “White Elephant” and Angie Kim will discuss her celebrated book “Miracle Creek.” Books available for purchase. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Adults. Free. In partnership with Scrawl Books. For more information, call 703-689-2700.

Also on Sunday:

Birding for Beginners: Learn about the park’s birds and some basic identification skills. The program begins with an indoor discussion. From 8 to 11 a.m. at Huntley Meadows. Ages 12 and up. $12 per person. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Wagon Ride – Birds, Butterflies and Blossoms: Take a scavenger hunt wagon ride through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close. From 10:30 a.m. to noon at Riverbend Park. Ages 2 and up. $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

Colonial Games and Ice Cream: Join us for a tournament of hoop and stick, the game of graces and other childhood games of yesteryear. Take historic scavenger hunt challenges as you race to buy cows for the historic Walney Farm, and try to escape the farm. End your day relaxing with ice cream. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards: The spirit of Mardi Gras is sure to take over the Gazebo with Jazzy Ash’s original mix of family friendly, New-Orleans-style jazz and favorite jazz standards. Bring your own beads. 5 p.m. at McLean Central Park Gazebo. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

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