Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

Friday/March 19

The Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Party. Virtual: The Glow Party. 7-9 p.m. Gather your family and dance the night away with the Old Firehouse with our virtual dance party. Request some of your favorite songs, dance along with us and the music and stay for some games and surprises along the way. To register, visit: or call 703-448-8336, TTY: 711.

March 20 to April 11

Fairfax County’s Festival Central at the Fairfax County Visitor Center. The official Fairfax County Visitor Center in Tysons Corner Center (on 2nd level outside Nordstrom) is "Festival Central" in Fairfax County. The public is invited to stop in for free souvenirs, Festival schedules and the latest information on activities throughout the region. On March 27, the Center will host its annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Day with a special event from 1–3 p.m. with craft demonstrations, free gifts, and more. (; 703-752-9500)

Saturday/March 20

Maple Syrup Boil Down. 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. At Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. It’s sugaring time at the mill, so bundle up, brave the weather and watch and learn as sap is boiled down into a sweet syrup over an open fire. While supplies last, sample some of this delicious syrup over cornbread baked with cornmeal ground at Colvin Run. Call 703-759-2771.

Saturday/March 20

Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Fair - "Power Up Your Family Research with DNA”. Virtual meeting. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Genealogist Karen Stanbary will present this one-day program featuring tips and tools for using DNA data to aid your family research. Registration ($50 for non-members; $30 for members of FxGS) at or on the FxGS web page, Details of the program and other FxGS activities on the web site, or by calling 703-644-8185.

March 20-April 17

The 2021 Vienna Photo Show will be on display at the Vienna Community Center March 20 through April 17. The exhibit will be open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Applications to the annual photo show will be accepted 3-8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March. 19. The entrance fee is $5. Assigned drop-off times will be staged in 10-minute intervals to allow for social distancing and to keep the number of people in the Vienna Community Center at one time to a minimum. Visit to register and for additional instructions and details.

Wednesday/March 24

The Unruly Theatre Project’s Virtual Improv Show. 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Alden. Join us for (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual improv shows from the comfort of your couch! Register online and a Zoom link and password for the show will be emailed to you. Participants must register two hours in advance of showtime. Register online at

March 26-28

”Dear Elizabeth.” Presented by The Vienna Theatre Company. The play by Sarah Ruhl is drawn from one of the greatest correspondences in literary history between two of the 20th century’s most brilliant American poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Sarah Ruhl adapts more than 400 published letters spanning decades, continents and political eras, tells the tale of an unconventional friendship and intimacy both platonic and romantic, and brings it all to life on the stage. This moving, innovative play starts in 1947, ends in 1977 and describes a love that resists easy definition. The performance will be filmed live and aired online as follows: Friday and Saturday – March 26 and 27, April 2 and 3 evenings at 7:30 p.m. Ticket Prices: $15. Purchase online at

Friday/March 26

Old Firehouse Family Event. 7-9 p.m. Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams! To register, visit: or call 703-448-8336, TTY: 711.

Saturday/March 27

GMU School of Dance. Gala Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University’s School of Dance announced its 2021 Mason Dance Company Gala Concert, featuring Sunlit Song by choreographer and longtime Mason Faculty Susan Shields and a world premiere by legendary choreographer Hope Boykin. Visit:

Tuesday/March 30

The Old Firehouse School Break Trip. 7 p.m. Richmond Safari & Zoo. Animals, animals and more animals at a skyscrapers view! At the Richmond Zoofari and Zoo, experience the zoo in a completely new way, not just walking through the zoo but ziplining above the zoo seeing the animals! Admission and lunch are included in the fee. To register, visit: or call 703-448-8336, TTY: 711.