May 25: Yoga for You
Free Vinyasa Yoga: Join a certified instructor for a free one-hour Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring a mat and towel, and wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-790-8088.
Also on Friday:
Bike Safety and Skills Course Presented by a Fairfax County Police Officer: Learn basic bike safety and maintenance, followed by a skills course to include U-turns, slaloms and a turning box challenge. Bring your bike and helmet. From 4 to 5 p.m. at Chantilly Regional Library. Ages 8 to 12. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-502-3883.
May 26: Discover Trail Treasures
Animal Adventures Along the Discovery Trail: Starting May 26 and running through Sept. 3, this year’s free summer activity highlights the rich diversity of wildlife you’ll see in Fairfax County parks. Now in its fifth year, the map encourages children and adults to explore 12 distinctive parks and learn interesting facts about the wildlife that lives there. Discover which bird’s wings beat up to 53 times per second, which park serves as the perfect habitat for the great blue heron and which creature could be called a party animal! Participants who visit at least eight sites will receive tickets for more park fun and be entered in a drawing to win one of four bicycles. Discovery Trail Maps are available at any staffed Fairfax County park, RECenter, nature center, historic site or golf course; any Fairfax County public library; any Board of Supervisors office and online at Fairfax County Park Authority. Instructions for participating in the activity are included on the map. Bike winners will be announced in September and notified by e-mail and/or phone. For more information, call 703-324-8662.
Also on Saturday:
Master Gardeners Offer Plant Clinics: All Fairfax County residents and garden plot tenants, are welcome to bring their vegetable garden successes and challenges for personalized discussion. Master gardeners are highly trained volunteers who will answer general gardening inquiries, give out soil sample test kits, and address plant and pest problems. What about fruit? Covered! How about flowers? Included! For tricky questions, they will consult their own Fairfax County Master Gardener Diagnostic Laboratory. You may ask any question at any time, but each month the Vegetable Garden Plant Clinics will have a different theme – this month’s is about growing nightshade plants (tomatoes, etc.). From 10 a.m. to noon at Baron Cameron Park in Reston, Nottoway Park in Vienna, Pine Ridge Park in Annandale and Franconia Park in Springfield. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-324-8556.
Korean Traditional Dance Performance: Enjoy watching Korean folk dances originating from folklore, court and shamanistic rituals, performed by Centreville’s Senior Korean Folk Dance Group. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. All ages. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-830-2223.
Tom Teasley and Chao Tian in Concert: In this merging of cultures and percussive fireworks, Teasley and Tian will reprise some of their program from Tian’s Artist-In-Residency program at Strathmore Arts Center. They will perform a mix of Chinese folk songs, classical music and jazz improvisation with Teasley’s unique brand of ancient futuristic percussion. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center. $20/person general admission, $15/person for senior, military or youth/student. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-584-2900.
Star-Spangled Salute: The Reston Chorale will present a free, patriotic concert honoring those who serve and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. You can also show your support for our troops by sharing care package items for those deployed overseas. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery Street, Reston. Free admission; donations for troops’ care packages encouraged. Tickets available online or at the Reston Community Center’s CenterStage Box Office. For more information, call 703-834-0079.
May 27: History of Accotink
Burke Centre Historical Society Presents Accotink – Mill, Village, Creek and Camp: Local historian Jon Vrana presents a short history of the Accotink area, covering two centuries of its citizens and sites. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Adults. Free; no registration required. For more information, call 703-644-7333.