March 1: Books on Books
Tysons-Pimmit Library Friends Used Book Sale: Come find some gems, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tysons- Pimmit Library. On Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1:00pm – 4:00pm 1 to 4 p.m., fill a bag with used books for $10. All ages. For more information, call 703-790-8088.
Also on Friday:
“Epic Grandeur”: Tysons McLean Orchestra featuring Thomas Pandolfi presents a concert of epic grandeur at 7:30 p.m., Saint Luke Catholic Church. All ages. $15-40 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-893-8646.
“Time Stands Still”: Reston Community Players presents a story that examines the lives of a couple that makes a living documenting the horrors of war while trying to carve out a normal life. 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center. Opening night (champagne reception following the performance). Additional performances. All ages. $28/$24 (senior/student). Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-476-4500.
March 2: Coloring the Sky
Rainbows, Haloes & Glories: Discover common and uncommon phenomena that can be seen in the open sky, such as rainbows, haloes and glories. Sunrise and sunset phenomena, like the green flash and the purple light too. You’ll also get answers to simple questions such as “Why is the sky blue?” and “Why are sunsets orange?” find out how to better appreciate the day and night sky. 10 to 11 a.m. at the Observatory Park at Turner Farm. Ages 6 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-324-8618.
Also on Saturday:
Hyperbolic Crochet: Explore beautiful and exotic examples of hyperbolic geometry. Create your own hyperbolic plane with yarn and crochet. Cosponsored by Mason Experimental Geometry Lab. 2 to 3 p.m. at Oakton Library. Grades 10 – Adult. Free. For more information, call 703-242-4020.
Virginia Farms: Agriculture is our state’s largest industry. This lecture series features local farmers in the Fairfax County area and includes a personalized, 45-minute presentation from farmers explaining why they chose farming as a profession, what they produce and how you can support local farmers. After the presentation, sample the fruits of their labor, socialize and learn more about the impact of supporting local agriculture. 11 to 12:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 12 and up. $5 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Extravaganza: Naturalists share the tales of “Yertle the Turtle,” “Gertrude McFuzz” and others and show that real woodland creatures share some of the same talents as these fictional critters. Meet live animals and make crafts. 2 to 3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 4 and up. $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
Spring Flea Market: Are you searching for small appliances, books, jewelry, clothing, tools or toys? This is the perfect place to find these items while supporting your neighbors — and our environment — by finding hidden gems to be taken home and enjoyed rather than filling up the nearest landfill. 9 a.m. to noon at Reston Community Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-390-6158.
“The Explorers Club”: A story set in London 1879 about the prestigious Explores Club crisis — their acting president wants to admit a woman and their bartender is terrible. Opening night (additional dates. 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. All ages. $20-30 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-584-2900.
March 3: Kissed by a Rose
Winter Lecture-Rose Care 101: Learn the fundamentals of selecting and growing fabulous roses. Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden horticulturalist Laurie McMinn introduces you to old family heirloom roses, as well as many new roses that may become your favorites. McMinn shares the essentials of rose care and beyond, including pruning for spring plant health, nurturing great blooms and identifying pests and diseases. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Spy Craft: Explore the lives of the men and women who passed along secrets and information in dangerous times. Try your hand at a little spy craft to take home. 3 to 4 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 8 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
Ranky Tanky: Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut in October of 2017, and by December the group had been profiled on NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” and their album soared to No. 1 positions on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the “Gullah” musical roots of Charleston, S.C., are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown. 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center. All ages. $20 Reston/$30 Non-Reston. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-390-6167.