Fairfax County Weekender — Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019

Nov. 30: Sound Bath

Tibetan Bowl Sound Bath: Experience a unique sound frequency meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Burke Centre Library. Teens and Adults. Free. Register online. For more information, call 703-249-1520.

Also on Saturday:

Tales from the Andes Puppet Show: See two traditional folk tales from Peru told by giant puppets, with music and sound effects. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Pohick Library. All ages. Free. For more information, call 703-644-7333.

Turkey Walk: Discover the wild turkey’s habits and secret ways during a walk in the cedar forest. Look for wild turkeys and their signs. From 10 to 11 a.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. The cost is $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

A Visit With Santa: Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa in front of a real, open-hearth fire. Make a festive ornament to deck your halls and enjoy some refreshments. Take a brisk wagon ride, weather permitting. From noon to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. This is an ongoing event; Santa and wagon ride time slots will be based on arrival time. All ages. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-437-1794.

Campfire Saturdays-Stargazing: Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore at Burke Lake Park and learn about the constellations, their stories and other night-sky features. Our astronomical naturalist identifies the stars for you and will have some telescopes for you to use. The program concludes with a campfire. S’mores ingredients are provided; hot dogs are welcome. From 7 to 9 p.m. at Burke Lake Park. Ages 3 and up. The cost is $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online. For more information, call 703-323-6600.

Chanticleer: The all-male chorus explores the holiday season with a program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, Gospel melodies and Christmas carols.  From 8 to 10 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts. $33 – $55 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call 703-993-2787.

Dec. 1: The Art of Motion

Tai chi class: Scott Mathews has been studying the “37 postures of Chen Man-Ching” for more than 20 years. This style is also known as the Chen Short Form or the Yang Short Form. While this style has its roots in martial arts, the form is taught as a method of meditation and relaxation. The form emphasizes posture, relaxation, and smooth continuous motion. This is a beginner’s class, appropriate for students with little or no experience in Tai Chi. From 1 to 2 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library. Adults. Free. For more information, call 703-765-3645.

Also on Sunday:

Winter Bird Walk: Take a hike through the woods with a naturalist to listen and look for Ellanor C. Lawrence Parks’s winter avian residents and migrants. Find out what birds do to survive the winter weather. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Ages 4 and up. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas”: A children’s classic featuring more than 75 puppets tells the story of a farmer on Christmas Eve who wonders how Christmas will arrive without snow.  From 1 to 3 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts. $19 per person. Buy tickets online. For more information, call. 703-993-2787.

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