Easter Bunny, Birding Among Highlights in County Parks This Weekend

Lost of fun for kids (little and big) is available in Fairfax County Parks this weekend.

Today, Friday, April 22:

Peep This! Using their sleuthing skills, children age 5 and above guess the items on the “what’s it” table during Do My Eyes Deceive? between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site. Look for modern objects that don’t belong to Lee’s time and earn a candy stick. $6/adult, $5/student and $4/senior or child. For information call 703-437-1794.

Community Cleanup/Earth Day Celebration: Volunteers of all ages are invited to help beautify James Lee Community Center in Falls Church. Attendees will also be able to participate in an Earth Day Celebration and gain valuable information on topics such as gardening, energy conservation, alternative energy and recycling. Light lunch will be provided to volunteers.  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 703-534-3387.

Saturday, April 23:

An EGGstra Good Time is available a several County parks this weekend. Enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt at Mason District Park, get into the holiday hunt with an Easter Eggstravaganza at South Run RECenter or hop on over to Nottoway Park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt Celebration.  Special appearances by the Easter Bunny, face-painting, treats and arts and crafts will be just some of the highlights.

Theater for Young Audiences: The Workhouse Spot-LYTE company presents “Cinderella! Cinderella!” and “The Road to Forever.” 10 a.m. Workhouse Arts Center. $5/person.  Seating is limited so purchase tickets online or call 703-584-2900.

Birding in the Gardens:  Be on the lookout for new arrivals as bird migration comes in full wing! A naturalist will help the group identify birds by sight, sounds and behavior. All experience levels are welcome! Some binoculars and field guides will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Meet in the Visitor’s Center.10 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens . Free. For registration (required) call 703-255-3631.

Night Pond Exploration: Journey to the Bull Run pond after dark with a naturalist. Arm yourself with a dip net and search for frogs, tadpoles, turtles, foxes, deer and any other animals around the pond at night! Wear shoes that can get muddy. 7 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park. Free. For reservations (required) call 703-631-0550.