Fairfax County Weekender — March 2-4, 2018

March 2: The Doctor Is In

Seussathon: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at our annual Seussathon! We’ll be reading Dr. Seuss books all day in the children’s area. Sign up to read or come listen. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with special activities from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-293-6227.


Also on Friday:

Update: Please note that due to the weather, the Black History event at the Fairfax County Government Center this evening has been canceled. For other events, you are advised to call ahead using the telephone numbers listed for the specific facility.

Gentle Yoga: Learn gentle yoga taught by a Yoga Alliance certified instructor. Explore seated and standing postures and learn relaxation techniques. Bring a yoga mat. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library. Adults 55 and older. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-356-0770.

Celebrate Black History – Know the Past, Shape the Future: Fairfax County, in partnership with Cox Communications, presents this event with special guest speaker, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. (reception with music, entertainment and light refreshments from 6 to 7 p.m.) at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Free; no registration required. For questions or reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-7483.


March 3: Mind Over Matter

Mindfulness Workshop: Take time out of your busy schedule to discover the art of mindfulness. Learn techniques and simple tools to build calm and focus. From 10 to 11 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-573-1060.

 

Also on Saturday:

Feeding Day: Join a naturalist and youth volunteers as they demonstrate how they feed the site display animals. Make a birdfeeder to take home and use. Search for worms and insects and assist in serving dinner. From 10 to 11 a.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $7/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Fantastic Films – Book to Movie “Fried Green Tomatoes: The book is always better! Or is it? Join us as we enjoy films that started out as novels. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Teens and adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-689-2700.


March 4: Allure of Azaleas

Winter Lecture – Evergreen Azaleas: No Southern garden would be complete without a beautiful azalea. Azalea expert Don Hyatt discusses the diversity of Asian evergreen azaleas, including old favorites, newer introductions and recent trends in hybridizing. You are sure to find a beauty to add to your collection. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $10/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

 

Also on Sunday:

Maple Syrup Boil-Down: The sap is rising and the maple trees are tapped. Now it’s sugaring time! Bundle up, brave the weather and watch and learn as sap is boiled down into sweet syrup over an open fire. Sample the delicious combination of maple syrup over cornbread made from Colvin Run Mill cornmeal — while supplies last. This is an outdoor program so please dress for the weather. From noon to 2 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. Ages 3 and up. $5/person; pay at site. No reservations required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Avenue Q” – The Musical: Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is a night of gut-busting humor, a delightfully catchy score and story filled with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the W3 Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center. Older teens and adults only due to material. $35/adult, $25/senior or military and $20/college student with ID. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

Local Author Event – Nathan Leslie: Nathan Leslie will read from his latest book, “Three Men.” He is the author of 10 books of short fiction and poetry, as well as the novel “The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice.” From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-293-6227.


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