May 10: It’s a Hoot!
Family Owl Outing: Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike. Hopefully you will hear or spot one of Huntley’s resident owls. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Ages 6 and up. $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.
Also on Friday:
We ‘Heart’ Our Park Campfire: Come and enjoy your neighborhood park with games and s’mores by the campfire. From 7 to 8 p.m. to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 3 and up. Free. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
“The Member of the Wedding”: In 1946 rural Georgia, the long, hot days of summer bring struggle, longing and opportunity for 12-year-old Frankie Addams and her family’s housekeeper, Bernice Sadie Brown. 8 p.m. at 1st Stage Theatre. $15 to $39. Multiple performances and times through June 2. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-854-1856.
May 11: Heroes and Villains
Library Comic Con: “Geek out” at our third annual celebration of comic books, science fiction, fantasy, TV, movies and more. Workshops, artists, vendors, swag, food trucks and cosplay. Family-friendly costumes encouraged. Cosponsored by Neighborhood and Community Services, the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library and the Friends of the Oakton Library. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Providence Community Center. All ages. Free. Parking is limited; Vienna Metro Station/parking is a short walk away and shuttle bus service is provided. For more information, call 703-865-0520.
Also on Saturday:
Acoustic Coffeehouse Presents: An Evening of Scottish and Celtic Music: The fiddle-folk power duo Brandon Kennedy and Sean Pillard of MacPherson Pocket Watch blend Scottish-Celtic traditional music with an acoustic American songwriter style. Co-sponsored by Friends of Pohick Library. Light refreshments. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-644-7333.
Spring Farm Day: Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations. Participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy crafts, games and get an up-close introduction to the baby farm animals. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park. Ages 2 and up. Walk-ins welcome. $7 (register online)$8 (at the door). For more information, call 703-437-9101.
Spring Fling: Celebrate spring and kick off our 2019 marina season! Face painting, a live bird exhibit, carnival style games, mini-golf, a summer camp demonstration table, history talks, food trucks, a campfire bat talk, s’mores and kayak sampler classes. From 1 to 7 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. Ages 2 and up. $8 per person. Some activities require an additional fee. Register online. For more information, call 703-569-3464.
Par 3 Challenge: A 9-hole, individual stroke-play tournament. Jefferson’s tee boxes will be moved around to turn the entire course into par 3s. Tee box locations are kept secret until the day of the event. 1 p.m. at Jefferson District Golf Course. Ages 8 and up. $35 per person. Fee due at time of registration and includes food and prizes. Rain date is May 18. Call 703-573-0444 to register.
“All The Way Live“: In this interactive show, everything is “all the way live” and history is revived through hip-hop lenses. World-renowned hip-hop artists collaborate on the spot to remix everything from the alphabet to folktales. The remix unfolds with dance, rhyme, music…and you! 1 to 2 p.m. at McLean Community Center. Adults. $15 Non-McLean/$10 McLean. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.
May 12: Dueling Dulcimers
Mountain Stories and Songs with the Dulcimer: Local musicians Ralph Lee Smith and Madeline MacNeil will play traditional songs and share fascinating stories about the dulcimer. They will have dulcimers on display, and books and music for sale. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-689-2700.