Fairfax County Weekender — March 30-April 1, 2018

March 30: Know Your Natives

Native Plants of Virginia: Come and learn more about native plants in your backyard in this presentation by the Virginia Native Plant Society. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-790-8088.

 

Also on Friday:

Summer Campler: Sample activities from several of the camps offered this summer. Featured camps include Doll Camps and Mini Millers. From noon to 3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. Ages 3 and up. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Gross Me Out/Tongue Twisters: Go on a library scavenger hunt to find books with the grossest, weirdest facts, followed by a tongue-twister competition. Prizes awarded for grossest facts and tongue twister champions. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Dolley Madison Library. Ages 6-12. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-356-0770.

Vernal Pool Ventures Campfire: Vernal pools are one of the park’s most fascinating and elusive ecosystems. Join us after hours as we hike the trails and search for signs of new amphibian life, learn about the life cycle and early development of local amphibians, and end with roasting s’mores over a campfire. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Ages 8 and up. $8/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Spring Break Quote-Along Movie – “Clue”: The board game turned classic movie is an awesome quote-along! Even if you’ve never seen “Clue” before, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and the gang will have you dying with laughter. Rated PG. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Admission is free; optional prop bags are $5 and can be purchased online. For more information, call 571-296-8385.


March 31: Fun for Everybunny

Baskets and Bunnies: Hop on down to visit Sunny the Bunny. Ride the hippity-hoppity train to catch a peek at the blossoms, take a spin into spring on our carousel, get egg-cited for crafts and games, play a round of mini-golf and visit some of our festive vendors. $16/person pass on sale through the day before the event, $21/person if purchased day of event. No refunds unless event is canceled. Children younger than age 10 must be accompanied by a registered adult for rides. Limited activity tickets available day of event at the park. Please be on time for your egg hunt as space may not be available in another time slot. Egg Hunt time is stated on registration. Before or after your egg hunt, enjoy Basket and Bunnies activities. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Burke Lake Park. $16/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

Also on Saturday:

Nottoway Park Easter Egg Hunt: BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) for the annual Egg Hunt every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to noon (separate hunts and door prizes by age group). Children ages 1-9 will hunt for candy and eggs filled with treats, win door prizes and greet the Easter Bunny. Visit with the Easter Bunny and explore the park before or after your egg hunt. Walk-in registration: 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the picnic shelter. Tickets are $10/child (cash only). Proceeds donated to Nottoway Park improvements. Egg Hunt schedule: 1-2 years 10:30 a.m.; 3-4 years 11 a.m.; 5-6 years 11:30 a.m.; 7-9 years noon at Nottoway Park. Weather decision will be made by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information and weather status, call 703-324-8569.

Spring Fest: This special event that includes self-guided arts and crafts projects, entertainment and the opportunity to get a professional photo with Bunny. Remember to bring your Easter basket for the parent/child Easter Egg Hunt (10 egg limit). From 10 a.m. to noon at St. Luke’s School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Ages 3 to 8. $5/person. Children under 36 months are free. Advanced registration required for all participants; no walk-ins. Space is limited. Register online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.


April 1: Beautiful Blooms

Bluebells and Bloodroots: Learn to identify Riverbend’s beautiful spring ephemerals and discover the folklore that has grown up around them as you walk along the banks of the Potomac River. Meet at the Visitor Center. Canceled if it rains. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Riverbend Park. Adults. $8/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

 

Also on Sunday:

Blacksmith 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 registration required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

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