Friday/ June 26
Herndon Friday Night Live. 6:30 p.m. 777 Lynn Street, Herndon. Listen to great music on Friday nights during the summer. herndonrocks.com/schedule.php.
Tysons Concerts on the Plaza. 6-8 p.m. Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner. Sit back and enjoy live music with a special line up each week.Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 10 a.m. each Friday morning in the mall concourse on level 2 next to ZARA.
Game On! 6 p.m. Pohick Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Food and movies. Grade 6-12. Teen. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/po/
Explore Lake Anne by Canoe/Kayak. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Lake Anne Public Boat Docks - Washington Plaza in the Lake Anne Village Center. Adults and children 10+ years. Explore Lake Anne from a different perspective. Paddling is a leisurely and enjoyable way of getting up close to waterfowl, fish and turtles that seem far away from shore. Learn about lake ecology and what you can do to help the lake and its aquatic wildlife. Reservations required by June 23. Fee: $6/person RA members, $8/person Non-members. firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-476-9689.
Frying Pan Fridays. 6:30 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Delve into a different piece of your favorite Farm Park on a stress- free adventure including hands-on activities and short hikes.
Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. Fridays, May 1-Oct. 30. Giant Parking Lot, 5955 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria. Vendors products include fresh organic honey and hand held pies and rolls. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/kingstownemkt.htm
Drop-In Chess and Board Games. 3:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Drop-in, play chess and assorted board games. All skill levels and ages welcome. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gf/.
Pokémon League. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna. Come by to learn how to play Pokémon and play with friends. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/ph/.
Friday-Sunday/June 26-July 5
World Police & Fire Games. Thousands of athletes from 70 countries will converge in Fairfax County for 10 days of competitions. Entertainment and activities will be hosted by Reston Town Center during the games. Fairfax2015.com
“A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” Saturday and Sunday: 8 p.m. Sunday: 4 p.m. Green Hedges School, 415 Windover Avenue, Vienna. This timeless play explores what happens when two pairs of star-crossed lovers find themselves entangled in an argument between the fairy king and queen. Tickets: $10. http://britchesandhoseshakespearecompany.com/
Family Fun Entertainment Series: Mr. Skip. 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Reston Town Square Park. Come move and groove with Mr. Skip. Wear your Hawaiian shirt and be ready for hot tunes for cool kids. Mr. Skip will get kids of all ages “dancing around as if they had ants in their pants.” Free. restoncommunitycenter.com.
Introduction to Wildlife Photography. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Adults. Join local photographer John Eppler to learn how to photograph wildlife in your backyard. Be sure to bring your camera. Reservations required by June 24. Fee: $10 RA members, $15 Non-members. email@example.com. 703-476-9689 and press 5.
Towne Square Singers Spring Show. 7:30 p.m. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Come join the Towne Square Singers at their next concert, “Poetry in Motion,” to not only experience choral music, but to hear an array of poems written by great masters. Call 703-787-7300 to purchase tickets.
Reston Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, May 2-Nov. 14. Named the best farmers market in Northern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine. Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/restonmkt.htm
Reston Concerts on the Town. 7:30-10 p.m. Reston Town Center. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy live music in the Pavilion Saturday nights. Free. Rain or shine. 703-912-4062. www.restontowncenter.com/concerts
Recess Monkey. 10:30 a.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Dubbed as one of the country’s “Top 5 Kindie Bands” (Time Out New York), Recess Monkey simply capture the fun of being young. This high-energy trio of elementary school teachers invites you to join their adventures and rock out to fan-favorite jams from their newest album, Hot Air.Tickets: $10. www.wolftrap.org.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Join in for stories, songs and activities. For ages 2-3 with an adult. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gf/.
Legos in the Library. 2 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Be creative with Legos at this community event. Legos are provided. For ages 5-12. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gf/.
Oakton Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Year round. Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. www.smartmarkets.org/
Great Falls Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Year round. Great Falls Village Centre, 778 Walker Road, Great Falls. www.celebrategreatfalls.org/FarmersMarket.html.
Vienna Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Faith Baptist Church Parking Lot, 301 Center Street South, Vienna. www.viennafarmersmarket.com.
Scotts Run Nature Preserve Hike. 9 - 11 a.m. Scotts Nature Park, 7400 Georgetown Pike McLean. A three mile, naturalist-led hike. Bring water and meet at the west parking lot. $6 per person. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-events-calendar.htm#cal
Kayak Tour-Seneca to Riverbend. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St,. Great Falls. Eight-mile river journety from the Seneca Dam to Riverbend. $82. Download waiver and bring completed. http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?direct=YES&CDE=3573803201&view_records=Go
Build Your Own Birdhouse. 10 a.m. Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Learn about bird friendly plants and build a bird house. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $8 per person. http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?direct=YES&CDE=3573819501&view_records=Go
What’s in Your Garden? Tuesdays - Saturdays. Vienna Arts Society "Gallery in the Village Green," 513 Maple Ave. W, Vienna. Featured artist Loy McGaughy of Reston exhibits a collection of watercolors inspired by her personal photographs. The exhibition includes more than a dozen other artists.
Creative Writers Club. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join for sharing, discussion and feedback on fiction, poetry and non-fiction works. Teen volunteer facilitates. Ages 13-18. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/bc/
Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, May 2-Nov. 21. 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/burkemkt.htm
Springfield Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Springfield Town Center, 6699 Spring Mall Drive, Springfield. www.smartmarkets.org.
Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May 9-Oct. 31. 10500 Page Avenue, Fairfax. www.fairfaxsaturdaymarket.com.
Burke Arts in the Parks. 10 - 11 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Entertain children, teach them the importance of protecting our natural resources, introduce them to live entertainment in an informal kid friendly atmosphere, and forge a connection between kids and parks. Call 703-323-6601.
Railroad Artifacts Photography Workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Volunteers will offer tips on editing and photo composition of railroad artifacts. Workshop is free but regular Museum admission rates apply. Museum members and children 4 and under, free; 5-15, $2; 16 and older, $4. Space is limited. Register by sending your name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairfax Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, May 10-Oct. 25. 10500 Page Avenue, Fairfax. www.fairfaxsaturdaymarket.com/
Fair Lakes Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 4501 Market Commons Drive, Fairfax. www.greentowns.com/initiative/farmers-market/fair-lakes-farmers-market-fairfax-va.
Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, May 3-Nov. 8. Featuring fresh produce, a Swiss bakery and potted plants and herbs. VRE Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard, Lorton. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/lortonmkt.htm
Great Falls Concerts on the Green. 6-8 p.m. Great Falls Village Centre Green. Come out on Sundays and listen to some live music. Full schedule here: http://www.celebrategreatfalls.org/concerts-on-the-green/.
Million Dollar Quartet. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Inspired by the 1956 impromptu jam session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis, this Tony Award-winning musical is filled with classic rock ’n’ roll. Tickets: $22-$80. www.wolftrap.org.
Afternoons on Church Street. Town of Vienna, Church Street. 1-5 p.m. Church Street businesses will be open and residents can expect to enjoy entertainment, food, wine and beer tastings. Each event will have a different theme by a different local sponsor. This month’s theme is stories and scavengers.
McLean Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parking lot of the National Automobile Dealers Association 8400 Westpark Drive, McLean. www.smartmarkets.org/
Tysons Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. NADA Campus, Greensboro & Westpark Drive. www.tysonspartnership.org
Sunrise Kayak Tour. 7 a.m. Riverbend park 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Enjoy breathtaking views as the sun rises over the Potomac River. Paddle with a naturalist and learn about the historical and natural beauty of this island-dotted section of the river. Kayaks provided; one- and two-person sit-on-top kayaks available. Download waiver and bring completed to tour. http://1.usa.gov/1aubG3L
Wagon Ride- Visit to the Corn Crib. 11 a.m. Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Enjoy children’s activities to visit the corn crib. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. An adult must be on the wagon with the child. Every person on wagon must register and pay program fee. http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_coursedetail.asp?direct=YES&CDE=3573849601&view_records=Go