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 April 21 – May 9
Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival
Check out the full list of all the great events happening here!

 

Sat  April 22   10am – 12pm
Earth Day Event 2017
Daniels Run Trail
Help us celebrate Earth Day! We will be cleaning up Daniels Run Trail, creating bird feeders from recyclable products, learning about waste reduction and recycling from the City’s Environmental Sustainability Group, and more! Parents or guardians are required to attend with kids. This event is FREE and all ages are welcome! Parking is available at Daniels Run Elementary School (3705 Old Lee Hwy).
Questions? Please contact the City of Fairfax Parks and Recrea-tion Department at parksrec@fairfaxva.gov or by phone at 703-385-1695. www.fairfaxva.gov

Mondays     10:30 AM
Funday Monday
April 24 - Rhythmaya Indian Dance
May 1 - Mr. Skip: Fun & Songs & St. Leo's School
May 8
- Arts on the Horizon: “Point A to Point B”
May 15 - Happily Ever Laughter Parties – a Mother’s Day party!
May 22 - Story Time and Crafts
(No Funday Monday on May 29)
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St.

Tuesdays  10:30 AM
Storytime in the Park
Enjoy a storytime in Old Town Square every Tuesday at 10:30am, April 4 - May 30, weather permitting in association with Fairfax County Public Library.

Fri, April 28    8:00 PM
The Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series: Beau Soir Flute & Harp
The Stacy C Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway Fairfax
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
The Old Town Hall Performance Series is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  The performances begin at 8:00 PM October through April, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month (except Government holidays).  All performances are free and open to the public.  Please come early as there are no booked tickets and it is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Beau Soir Ensemble is a flute, viola, and harp trio in the Washington, DC area dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of musical genres. The group was founded by harpist Michelle Lundy in 2007.  Jennifer Ries joined the group as their violist in 2013.  Beau Soir Ensemble is excited to perform with a variety of guest flute players in their upcoming  season.  The Trio regularly performs at venues and acclaimed concert series in the DC and Baltimore area including the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Sundays at Three in Columbia, Harman Center for the Arts, Arts Club of Washington, The Lyceum, Church of the Epiphany, Dumbarton House, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Old Town Hall (Fairfax, VA), and The Anderson House. The Trio also won the 2014 Montpelier Arts Recital Competition.

Sat. April 29
Spring Clean Up Day
Join together to make the City of Fairfax a cleaner and greener place 

Sat. April 29,     8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
4th of July Fundraising Yard Sale
Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax
IDCC Yard Sale, donations welcome.  All proceeds benefit the 2017 City of Fairfax Independence Day Celebration.  Further info. 703-385-7858

Sat, April 29,     10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fairfax Civil War Day
Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
Living history programs, infantry and cannon firings, scholarly talks, military drills, historic house tours, Civil War music, wagon rides, youth activities, barbecue and more! Proceeds benefit the restoration of Historic Blenheim. Admission:  $5/adults; $3/youth, 12 and under. 

Wed, May 3   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Kick Off to Older Americans Month
Young at Heart Senior Center
Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax
May is Older Americans Month “Kick Off to Older Adult Month” -  2017 theme - Aging Out Loud 11:00am Ballroom Dancing Demonstration 11:30am Lion’s Vision Screenings 12 noon  Noon Salad Luncheon (sponsored by Overture Fair Ridge) 12noon  Paper Marbleizing Craft 12noon Liver Health  
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CALL 703-273-6090. Fee: FREE with registration

Thursdays   6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Hometown Thursdays
May 4 - 
Four Star Combo
May 11 -
Priceless Advice
May 18 - 
Scott Kurt + Memphis
Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive
All Ages. Thursdays in May, June, August & September
The new series will host local bands from the Fairfax Area. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends, grab dinner at one of the many restaurants in downtown, and listen to great music.  This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages!

2017 Community Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm (May 6, 13, 20, 27)
Sundays, 10am – 2pm (May 7, 14, 21, 28)

Voted One of the Top 3 Markets in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine.
Ranked One of the Top 10 markets in the DC area by the Washington Business Journal.
The Saturday Farmers’ Market and the Sunday Farmers’ Market is located at 10500 Page Avenue — One block from West & Main Streets behind the Wells Fargo Bank and adjacent to the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse.
For more information visit www.FairfaxSaturdayMarket.com

Sat, May 6     10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Walking Tour of Old Town Fairfax
Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
Tours lasting approximately 90 minutes will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse, corner of Chain Bridge Road and Main Street, and include a short tour of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street.
Cost:  $10/adults; $5/youth, ages 6-12, children 6 and under are free. Family rate (three or more) $25. For reservations, call: Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center at 703-385-8414.
All proceeds benefit the preservation of the City of Fairfax’s public historic properties.

Sat, May 6      11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Forgotten Fairfax Programs: Henry Copperthite and the Burke, Va. Racetrack
City of Fairfax Regional Library, Room A/B, 10360 North St, Fairfax
Mike Copperthite will speak about his great-great grandfather, Henry Copperthite, founder of the Connecticut Copperthite Pie Co. and owner of the Burke, Va racetrack from 1909 to 1916.  Pie will be provided.

Sat, May 6       2:00 PM -8:00 PM
Derby-Q Festival - BBQ, Blues, Bourbon & Brews Festival
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
This outdoor community festival will showcase the area’s premier breweries, BBQ vendors, and the famous Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps. Live blues bands will perform on stage while the crowd anxiously awaits the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports – the Kentucky Derby, shown on the big screen. DERBY-Q Tickets are on Sale, Buy now! Go to www.derby-q.com. Tickets will be available at the gate.

Thu, May 11      10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Fairfax Art League - Art and Lunch
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at Old Town Hall, from 10:30am - 2:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.

Fri, May 12, 5pm to Sat, May 13, 9am
Mother & Son Camp Out
Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
Join us for an outdoor camping experience in the great outdoors at Van Dyck Park!  Sons celebrate Mother’s Day with your moms, grandmas, big sisters, godmothers and family members.  Come pitch a tent and bring the sleeping bags for an evening of adventure and activities.  Dinner and breakfast will be provided along with roasting of s’mores by the campfire and storytelling.  Great memories to be made! To register please visit http://www.fairfaxva.gov/about-us/specialevents/mother-son-camp-out. For more information please contact us at 703.385.7978 or parksrec@fairfaxva.gov. FEE: $30 per person

Tues, May 16     7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary Lecture Series
History of the Fairfax County Courts & Public Safety
Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
Fairfax County Circuit Courts
Fairfax County Sheriff Department: Sheriff Chief Stacy A. Kincaid
Fairfax County Police Department: Police Chief Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr.; 2nd Lt. Dan Courtney, retired
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.fxva.com/275

Thurs, May 18     7:30 PM
Van Dyck Master Plan Workshop
Stacy C. Sherwood Center
Hear about the plan and express feedback

Fri, May 19     6:00 - 9:00 AM
Bike to Work Day

Old Town Square
On Friday May 19, 2017 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Be one of the first 16,000 to register and attend a pit stop in D.C., MD, and VA to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle.
The City of Fairfax is sponsoring a pit stop at Old Town Square from 6 to 9 am.
http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

Sat, May 20       10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Antique Car Show
City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St, Fairfax
Presented by the Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, City of Fairfax, and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition, enjoy live Bluegrass Music, food, and see the Model-T Ford reassembled in 15 minutes.

Sat, May  20       2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

“Loudoun Boundary Line and Stuart's Significant Achievement”
Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
Local historian Jim Lewis will discuss the creation of the Loudoun County/Fairfax County line and will then chronicle J.E.B. Stuart's onerous journey through our area on June 27, 1863, impacting his arrival time at Gettysburg. 

Sun, May 21       3:00 PM
Spring Concert – Northern Virginia Youth & Junior Winds
WT Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA
www.nvyw.org

Wed, May 24       9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary Lecture Series
Who was the Fairfax family?  The Colonial History of Fairfax County
Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
A three-hour discussion about the Fairfax family and the founding of Fairfax County. Presentation by Jenee Lindner, M.A., President of the Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse and a member of the 275th Fairfax County Planning Committee. Well known historian on northern Virginia, Lindner will also provide a review of the interaction between the George Washington and George Mason families including our diverse colonial founding communities in Fairfax County.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.fxva.com/275

Fri, May 26        6:30PM - 9:30PM
Rock the Block – The Darby Brothers
Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax 703-385-7858
4th Fridays, May–October
You don't want to miss out on this family-friendly free concert series, which features live bands, beer garden, and city restaurant vendor booths. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on! Kids – wear swim suits and bring towels. Enjoy the spray pad!  No Pets allowed except service animals. For more details visit www.fairfaxva.gov/rocktheblock 

Fri, May 26        7:00 PM
Family Fun Movie Nights – Kubo
Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax 703-385-7858
Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!?  How about a family-friendly movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen?  Each movie is rated PG.  An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14.
“Britepaths” Food Drive at Family Fun Nights.  Britepaths is a volunteer-based organization that identifies and addresses the unmet fundamental needs of Fairfax area residents.  Food can be dropped off at the Sherwood Center on the evening of the Family Fun Nights between 7pm – 9pm.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Sat, May  27      12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fairfax Art League - Art and Lunch
Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at the Village Gallery, from 12pm - 3:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.

Sat, May  27       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fairfax Art LeagueArtist Reception
Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be having a reception at the Village Gallery, from 7 - 9pm.  Come enjoy refreshments, meet the featured artist and be a part of your local artist community.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.