Fairfax County Weekender – March 8-10, 2019

March 8: A Civil Discussion

Civil War Service – Armed and Unarmed Contributions: The National Park Service and Civil War Defenses of Washington DC Presents: The Civil War. Crucial inventions and contributions to the Civil War by enslaved individuals, women and children. From 11 to Noon at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Also on Friday:

Campfire Fridays: Enjoy a campfire, s’mores, animals and more at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Different topics are covered and different areas of the park are explored each month. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Ages 3 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

The Art of Assemblage: Visual Thinking and the Creative Process with Ruth Lozner: Artist and educator Ruth Lozner, Professor Emerita of Art and Design, University of Maryland explores where artistic ideas come. From 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the McLean Project for the Arts. Free. Register online. For more information call 703-790-1953.


March 9: Buck Naked

Naked Tour: See Sully behind the scenes as never before: Completely open for all. With your guide, walk freely through the home of Richard Bland Lee, the first congressman from Northern Virginia, without museum barriers. (Clothing required) From 1 to 2 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Ages 5 and up. $7 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Also on Saturday:

The Hungry Hungry Games: How hungry are you? Eat snacks and play life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos with your friends. The winning team wins a prize! From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Library. Ages 12-18. Free. For more information, call 703-820-8774.

Frogs, Toads and Salamanders: Explore the pond by Nature Playce at Hidden Oaks Nature Center to search for hundreds of tadpoles of a variety of amphibians. Meet live frogs, toads and salamanders inside and on the trail. Make a craft. From 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Ages 2-5. $8 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.

Fishing Workshop-Reading Water: Hone your fishing skills and learn how to identify bodies of water and develop techniques to increase your chances of catching fish. From 4 to 5 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park. Ages 10 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

Flying Squirrels-Gliding in Tonight: Join a naturalist calling in these amazing night gliders, and look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes near the nature center. Learn how you can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. From 7:30 to 8:30 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.

“Winnie-the-Pooh”: It’s story time for Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, but Pooh won’t hear just any story, he wants to hear a story about himself, because “he’s that sort of bear.” Pooh’s love of honey and his friendship with Piglet take him and the rest of the forest creatures, Owl, Eeyore and Rabbit, on a journey as they try to understand their new neighbors, Kanga and Roo. There is a reason this beloved story has become a classic for all ages—the themes are universal and the characters are silly, yet charming. Performed by talented McLean area youth. 2 p.m. at McLean Community Center. All ages. $10 McLean/ $15 Non-McLean. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

In Celebration of Life: Mozart and Faure: Choralis presents works by Mozart that span his life. 5:00 p.m. at The Falls Church Episcopal Church. All ages. $5-50 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-237-2499.

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto: Join Fairfax Symphony Orchestra as the present clarinetists Ismail Lumanovski at 8:00 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts. All ages. $15-50 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-993-8888.

Us, Together: The Vienna Choral Society presents a repertoire that recognizes and celebrates the ties that bind us together. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Providence Presbyterian Church. All ages. $20-25 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information call 703-349-7150.


March 10: Veggie Tales

Winter Lecture-Vegetables Love Flowers: Learn how to grow an organic garden where good bugs eat bad bugs, pollinators are abundant, and the beautiful bouquet on the table came from your garden. Flower Farmer Lisa Ziegler tells all as she shares why flowers are the missing piece in many vegetable gardens as they attract pollinators, beneficial insects and other good creatures to complete the circle of life. Learn how to garden without using any pesticides that can harm and kill the very beneficial creatures we want to live in the garden. 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.

Also on Sunday:

Around the World & Back Again: Anne and Norm bring new and traditional tales to life with music and stories, highly interactive with audience participation- accessible and engaging for kids and adults. From 1:30 to 2: 30 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Lens of History: From daguerreotypes to digital images, explore photography’s evolution, its impact on society, and what it reveals about historic events. View momentous photographs in world history, famous first photographs, and some fascinating images that shed light on Green Spring’s past. 1 p.m at Green Spring Gardens. Adults. $32 (program and tea/ $12 program only.) Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Sunday Country Western Dance: Line dance, two-step, shuffle and swing the night away to popular country western tunes played by RCC’s DJ. Dances are held the second Sunday of the month in the Community Room, which offers a spacious wooden dance floor and a smoke- free environment. Refreshments will be provided. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Reston Community Center. Ages 18 and up. $5 Reston/$10 Non- Reston. For more information, call 703-390-6157.

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