Fairfax County Weekender –March 9-11, 2018

March 9: Keep Your Hard-Earned Money

National Consumer Protection Week – Get Answers to Your Questions: What are you doing to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft and scams? Do you know how to file a consumer complaint? Get information and answers to your questions from a consumer specialist stationed at the Consumer Affairs table in the lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-502-3883.

Also on Friday:

Teen Tech Week at the Library: Stop by the library and use one of the Teen Tech Week Makers boxes. Do some creating and learn about what the library has to offer you. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Martha Washington Library. Grades 7 through 12. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-768-6700.

March 10: Calling Teen Readers!

NoVa Teen Book Festival: This 5th annual free festival celebrates Young Adult (YA) fiction. It’s a day-long event packed with books, authors and activities co-sponsored by area library systems including Fairfax County Public Library. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free; register online. For more information, call 703-324-3100.


Also on Saturday:

Camp Fair: Summer will be here before you know it and finding the right summer day camp for your kids can be tough. Make it easy this year with one-stop shopping at the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Camp Fair 2018. Come check out affordable day camps for children three years and up, near home or work, with convenient hours and several extended care locations. This family-friendly event will have more than 50 booths featuring children’s games, interactive displays, demonstrations and great giveaways from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Audrey Moore RECenter. Free admission. For more information, call 703-768-3224.

Winter Games at Walney: How did people in the 19th century entertain themselves when the weather was cold? Join us for an afternoon of historic games for children and adults. Children will make their own historical toy to take home to end a fun afternoon of play. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at E.C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. $9/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

The Snow White Variety Show: All the fun of just about every TV show genre is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy. It is part-talk show, part-reality show dramatic re-telling of a classic story you thought you knew, and it is performed by talented young actors from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (also on Sunday) at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Ages 6 and up. $15/person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 571-296-8385.

Second Saturday Art Walk: Tour seven unique studio buildings to see the work of nearly 100 talented visual artists. From 6 to 9 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. Free. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

March 11: A Garden that Looks Good Enough to Eat

Winter Lecture Series – Foodscape Revolution: Foodscape design requires a well-balanced mix of flowering and edible plants. Plantswoman Brie Arthur shares her favorite perennials for the seasonal foodscape. Learn how to layer perennials in with your favorite vegetables to increase beauty and pollinator activity. Discover management strategies to make your edible perennial border low-maintenance and full of life. 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:

Virginia Farms: Agriculture is big business in Virginia; in fact, it is our state’s largest industry. This lecture series features local farmers in the Fairfax County area. Each session 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, we get to sample the fruits of their labor as we socialize and learn more about the impacts of supporting local agriculture. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 12 and up. $10/person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

Sunday Afternoon Dance: Dancers of all skill levels are welcome to foxtrot, swing, cha-cha and waltz. Music selection ranges from golden oldies to today’s more modern dance selections. Three mini-lessons, door prizes and light refreshments add to the fun; partners not required. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods. Ages 18 and up. $10/person. Pay at door. For more information, call 703-390-6157.

Bluegrass Barn – Darrell Webb Band: The Darrell Webb Band brings energy and excitement to the stage and has earned multiple nominations at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. After a successful career as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in bands such as Wildfire, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Darrell Webb formed his band in 2009. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show time is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. $18/person in advance and $20/person at the door. Buy tickets online. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, call 703-437-9101.

Sunday County Western Dance: Line dance, two-step, shuffle and swing the night away to popular country-western tunes played by the Reston Community Center’s DJ. Dances are held monthly in the community room, which offers a spacious wooden dance floor and a smoke-free environment. Refreshments provided. No square or contra dancing, please. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center – Hunters Woods. Ages 18 and up. $10/person. Pay at door. For more information, call 703-390-6157.

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