Fairfax County Weekender — Nov. 15-17, 2019

Nov. 15: The World of Glass

5th Annual Glass National: The exhibit is a rare opportunity to see a variety of glass art styles and techniques that incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. Through Jan. 12 at the Workhouse Arts Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-584-2900.

Also on Friday:

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: Drop in all month long for coloring sheets, word searches, crossword puzzles and other activities celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Patrick Henry Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-938-0405.


Nov. 16: Take a Lap

Birds and Birdies 6K: The crisp 6K run along the scenic path that is home to a variety of bird species and native plants and flowers is a one-of-a-kind, must-do event. This professionally timed race includes race T-shirt, goody bag and medals for all finishers. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Golf Course. Ages 14 and up. $25-35 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1061.

Also on Saturday:

Elsa Visits the Library: A Frozen Storytime: Princess Elsa is coming to the library to sing, read and visit with you! Enjoy Elsa’s magical storytime followed by a meet and greet, then play games and make crafts. Wear costumes or come as you are. For all ages with a caretaker. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Great Falls Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-757-8560.

Prioritizing Your Wellness: Learn how to decrease stress and bring balance, happiness and positivity into your life in this seminar by certified wellness coaches. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Reston Regional Library. Adults. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-689-2700.

Ride the Turkey Train at Lake Fairfax: Enjoy a ride on Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad. See how Eastern Woodland Indians hunted and how their tools were made. Create your own Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home. From 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Fairfax Park. Ages 3 and up. $10 per person. Register online. The Fairfax County Park Authority also will be collecting non-perishable food to be donated to a local food bank. For more information, call 703-471-5414.

Enslaved Lives and the Legacy of Slavery: Join a historian for a tour that examines the relationship of the Mason family to slavery and covers insights into the lives of the Humphrey family and other enslaved people whose labor maintained Mason wealth and social status. From 1 to 2 p.m. at Historic Huntley. Ages 18 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Leonid Meteor Shower: Discover the magic of meteors and celebrate the Leonid meteor shower with sky stories and star gazing. Plus, there’s a guided walk in the park after dark to catch a glimpse of these fleeting splendors. From 8 to 10 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Adults. $9 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

LARD Dog & The Band of Shy: The Parents’ Choice Award winners have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families as fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. 4 to 5 p.m. at McLean Community Center. All ages. $15 Non-McLean/$10 McLean. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-790-0123.


Nov. 17: Film Fest

CenterStage Cinema – “Hava Nagila”: The closing day of the 20th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Stay afterward to learn to dance the Hava Nagila, share in conversation and enjoy a light brunch in the Community Room. 11 a.m. at Reston Community Center. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-390-6167.

Also on Sunday:

The Art of the Book – Calligraphy:, “Calligraphy is a great antidote to modern life,” says calligrapher Mary Teichman. Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Historic Huntley. Ages 12 and up. $8 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

“Il Postino”: Virginia Opera presents a new take on a timeless theme and the first “From Screen to Stage” series presentation. 2 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Adults. Tickets from $45 to $115. Buy tickets online. For more information call, 866-673-7282.

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