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March 

March 29-30 - Scholastic Book Fair, Annandale United Methodist Church, Room 105, various times throughout the day. 703-256-5344.

March 29 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 10 a.m. Older adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

March 29 - Community dialogue on which groups should get priority from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, 5-6:30 p.m.

March 29 - Northern Virginia College Fair, EagleBank Arena, George Mason University, Fairfax, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free parking in lots A and L.

March 29 - Town Hall on Gangs, with presentations by Fairfax County Public Schools and law enforcement, Mason Government Center, 7 p.m.

March 29 - Community meeting on the Sleepy Hollow Road walkway project, Mason Government Center, 7 p.m.

March 29 - Fake News and Fact-Checking, with Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of Politifact, George Mason Regional Library, 7:30 p.m. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

March 30-April 1 - HOLES, presented by the JEB Stuart High School Theater Department, Stuart High School auditorium, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church, 7 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. $10, $8 for students and seniors.

March 30 - LunaFest, short films by and about women, a fundraiser for Girls on the Run, Angelika Film Center, Mosaic District, Merrifield, 6-9 p.m.

March 31 - Senior Safety Summit, hosted by Braddock Supervisor John Cook, Kings Park Library 9 a.m.-noon.

March 31-April 1 - Fairfax Genealogical Society, Spring Conference and Expo, Finding Elusive Ancestors: Tools and Techniques for the Search, Westin Tysons Corner Hotel, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on Saturday. Cost ranges from $75 for members for one day to $120 for non-members for two days.

April

April 1 - FCPS Annual Special Education Conference, Hayfield Secondary School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Parents and educators can register online or call 703-204-3941.

April 1 - View Wildlife by Kayak, Lake Accotink Park, 8-10 a.m. Ages $13 and up. $30. 703-569-0285.

April 1 - Butterfly Garden Weeding Party, Lake Accotink Park, 8:30 a.m. Meet by the carousel. Hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek.

April 1 - Accotink Stream Cleanup, hosted by the Friends of Audrey Moore RECenter, meet in the parking lot, 9 a.m.

April 1 - Open House, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. for prospective applicants and their parents, 9 a.m.-noon.

April 1 - Family Fun: Asian Brush Painting, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m. $8. Ages 5 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 1 - Del. Kaye Kory office hours, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

April 1 - Easter Festival, Annandale United Methodist Church, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Crafts, games, Easter egg hunt. Children and parents welcome.

April 1 - Summer Job Fair for Teens, West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, noon-2 p.m.

April 1 - Family Fun: Poetry in the Garden, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2 p.m. $6. Ages 5 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 1 - Woodland Wildlife Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3-3:30 or 3:30-4 p.m. Ages 3-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 1 - Woodland Wildlife Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3-3:30 p.m. Ages 3-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 1 - Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival at Green Spring Gardens. Sample Japanese plum wine (umushu), served with accompaniments, 4:30-6 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $38. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 1 - Nature’s April Foolers Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 2 - Spring hours start at Mosaic Central Farm Market, Mosaic District, Merrifield, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Sunday.

April 2 - Meraki Chamber Ensemble, Annandale United Methodist Church, 3 p.m.

April 2 - A Concert of Harmony: American Music to Inspire, Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church, 4 p.m. Featuring the Classical FX Vocal Ensemble, jazz pianist Wade Beach, Dancing Heart Ensemble, and Quantum String Theory. Free, donations not requested.

April 3 - Community meeting on proposal for 12 townhouses at 6060 Arlington Blvd., Mason Government Center, 7 p.m.

April 3 - Town Hall and Community Meeting on the Fairfax County Public Schools FY 2018 Budget, hosted by school board chair Sandy Evans, Falls Church High School, Little Theater, 7 p.m.

April 4 - REVIVE! training, learn how to use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Merrifield, 11:30 a.m. Registration not required. RSVP: Lauren Krause, 703-383-8423.

April 4-6 - Public hearings on the Fairfax County FY 2018 budget, Fairfax County Government Center, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

April 4 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School, 7 p.m. Public welcome.

April 5 - NARFE meeting, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m. Healthy Nutrition and the Brain. Free and open to the public. 703-390-6861.

April 5 - Real Food for Kids Health Schools Advocacy Training, FCPS Gatehouse Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Merrifield, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For parents, educators, school staff, and community members interested in healthier school meals. Register online.

April 5 - Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary film screening for parents in the Woodson High School pyramid, Woodson auditorium, 7 p.m. Free.

April 6 - People’s Climate March Interest Meeting, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Hosted by the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter. The March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate is April 29 in D.C.

April 7 - Garden Talk: Habitat for Native Bees, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 7 - Sounds of the Night Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 8 - Computer CORE course registration, 5881 Leesburg Pike, Suite 204, Bailey’s Crossroads,  8:30 a.m.

April 8 - The Garden Gate Plant Shop reopens at Green Spring Gardens, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 8 - Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival at Green Spring Gardens. Ikebana Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 16 and up. $38 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 8 - Garden Program: Rock Gardens 101, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30-noon. $18. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 8 - Camp Cursive, free hands-on workshop for kids on cursive writing, City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10-30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ages 8-12. Complementary snacks provided. To register, call 703-293-6277, ext. 6.

April 8 - Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 45-minute sessions starting at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4 p.m. Ages 2-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 8 - Harry Potter Escape Room, George Mason Regional Library; 1 p.m. for school-age children with adults, 2:15 p.m. teens only, 3:30 adults only. Limited spots available. Participants should be familiar with the whole series. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

April 9 - Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 45-minute sessions starting at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4 p.m. Ages 2-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 9 - To Wit: the History of Humor, the Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Adults. $32. Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

April 9 - Muldoon Concert Series - Victoria Wyatt: Celebrating 50 Years of Music, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, 4 p.m. Light refreshments and conversation with the performers. 703-256-2966.

April 12 - Informational Meeting on the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter Advisory Council, Bailey's Shelter, 3525 Moncure Ave., Falls Church, 6:30 p.m.

April 14 - Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 45-minute sessions starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4 p.m. Ages 2-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 15 - Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 45-minute sessions starting at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4 p.m. Ages 2-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 16 - Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 45-minute sessions starting at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4 p.m. Ages 2-9. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 18 - Flash Forward! Postsecondary Education and Employment Options, a free workshop hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center for students with IEPs and their parents, Woodson High School, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 18 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Lincolnia Senior Center, 7 p.m. Public welcome.

April 22 - Culmore Multicultural Day, Woodrow Wilson Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Live entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

April 22 - Garden Program: New vs. Classic Plants, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m. $22. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 22 - Garden Program: Spring-Blooming Natives, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $18. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 22 - Snake and Turtle Feeding, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $5. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 22 - Garden Talk: Cover the Ground, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 22 - All You Can Eat Crab Leg and Shrimp Fest, Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, 7128 Columbia Pike, 2-5 p.m.

April 22 - Stream Cleanup, hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek, meet at the creek at Woodburn Road Bridge, 3601 Woodburn Road, Annandale, 3 p.m. Sign up here.

April 22 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-7:45 p.m., Ages 3-7. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

April 22 - Cinderella, a musical presented by the Annandale Theater Company, Annandale High School, 7 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. show on April 22. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

April 23 - Potomac Watershed Cleanup Day, Annandale Community Park, tennis courts, 4030 Hummer Road, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 14 and up, age 7 and up with a parent.

April 23 - Low-Cost Rabies Clinic, hosted by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and Pender Veterinary Clinic, Mason Government Center, noon-2 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes. Cats and ferrets must be in cages. Vaccinations $15.

April 27-29 - Book Sale, George Mason Library, 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. Fiction, non-fiction, Children’s books, CDs, videos, audio books, and much more.

April 29 - Culmore Cleanup, Woodrow Wilson Library, Bailey’s Crossroads, 9 a.m.-noon.

April 29 - Stream Cleanup, hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek, meet at the creek at King Arthur Road Bridge, 3808 King Arthur Road, Annandale, 9 a.m. Sign up here.

April 29 - Go Native Scout Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m. $8. Ages 7 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173. Co-hosted by the Virginia Native Plant Society. Recommended for Scouts, families, and anyone who needs community service hours. Wear work clothes, gloves, and sturdy shoes.

April 29 - 12th Annual Jaguar 5K, Falls Church High School, 8 a.m. Kids’ one-mile fun run at 8:30. $35 ($15 for kids).

April 29 - Stream Cleanup, hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek, Americana Park, 4131 Accotink Parkway, Annandale, 12 p.m. Sign up here.

April 29 - Stream Cleanup, hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek, Wakefield Park, meet at the Braddock Road Bridge, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, 3 p.m. Sign up here.

April 30 - A Feast of Flowers: Lecture, Testing, and Tea; the Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Adults. $36, includes a traditional English tea; $18 for the program and tasting only. Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

May 

May 3 - Private School Fair, sponsored by Mothers of North Arlington, Congressional School, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, 7 p.m.

May 3 - The Wakefield Farmers Market opens for the season, Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, every Wednesday, 2-6 p.m.

May 4 - The Annandale Farmers Market opens for the season, Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, every Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon.

May 5 - Garden Talk: Gardening for Birds, Green Spring Gardens, 110-11:30 a.m. $25. Ages 18 and up. Supplies and refreshments included. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 6 - Teacup Topiaries, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 6 - Celebrate National Salamander Day, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 6 - Night Hike and S’mores Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 13 - Document Shredding, Mason Government Center, 8 a.m.-noon.

May 13 - Community Science Fair, for elementary and middle school students, Woodrow Wilson Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration deadline: April 14.

May 13 - Animal Moms and Babies, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-1:45 p.m. Ages 2-6. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 14 - Annandale Atoms 5K, Annandale High School, 4600 Medford Drive, 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Mothers Day.” Race proceeds will support college scholarships for four graduating student athletes.

May 16 - Azaleas and Rhododendrons at the White Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 20 - Techstravaganza, hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

May 20 - Hospital Bed Race, hosted by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, 7201 Little River Turnpike (Magill’s parking lot), 10 a.m.-noon.

May 20 - Pink Lady’s Slipper Walk at Roundtree Park, meet at Hidden Oak Nature Center, 1:30 p.m. Ages 6 and up. No charge.Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 20 - Tiny Tea Party, Hidden Oak Nature Center, 1-1:45 p.m. Ages 3-7. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 20 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7 p.m. Ages 4-7. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.


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