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June

June 23 - Refugee Wellness Conference: Ensuring Access to Quality Services, hosted by the Northern Virginia Coalition for Refugee Wellness, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register here.

June 23 - Professional Happy Hour, Brightview Senior Living, 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m.703-462-9998.

June 23 - Concert: Rachel B (soulful pop), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 24 - Community Meeting on the Lincolnia Planning District Study, Horticulture Center at Green Spring Gardens, 8:30-11 a.m.

Jun 24 - Comic Book and Sports Card Show, Annandale Fire Station, social hall, 7128 Columbia Pike, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 24 - Book Sale, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 24 - Workshop: Summer Bouquet Floral Design, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m.  Ages 18 and up. $38 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 24 - The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m.  Adults. $32, including a traditional English tea, $12 for the program only. Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

June 24 – Author Talk: Pathways to Publishing, presented by a panel of authors from the Northern Virginia Writers Club, George Mason Regional Library, 1-3 p.m. Adults and teens. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

June 24 - Chinese Cultural Heritage Night, Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 24 - Frog Chorus, naturalist-led walk to learn to identify frog sounds, Eakin Community Park, Fairfax, 7:30-9 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7 per person. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 25 - Car Wash, a fundraiser for the youth of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 12 p.m.

June 25 - Concert: NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 26 - Tall Ships and Pirate Tales, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. School-age children. Register online.

June 26 – Email Clinic, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:30 p.m. Adults. Learn how to manage your inbox, attach pictures, and more. Bring your device. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

June 26 - Tall Ships and Pirate Tales, Kings Park Library, 7-8 p.m. School-age children. Register online.

June 26 - Braddock Road Community Meeting, Lake Braddock Secondary School, 7:30 p.m. Open house at 6:30. Presentation at 7:30.

June 27 - Duck, Duck, Goose, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-6. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 27 - Public Hearing, Virginia Board of Education, Luther Jackson Middle School, 6:30 p.m. The state board wants to hear from families, educators, and community members on student expectations, how schools are accredited, and school resources. Emily.webb@doe.virginia.gov.

June 26 - Tall Ships and Pirate Tales, Woodrow Wilson Library, 7-8 p.m. School-age children. Register online.

June 27 - Survival Strategies, presented by Leesburg Animal Park, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. School-age children. Register online.

June 27 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

June 28 – Summer Cinema: Midweek Movies, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Teens and adults, popcorn provided.

June 28 - Accotink Watershed TMDL Study, presentation by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Kings Park Library, 6:30 p.m.

June 28 - Concert: U.S. Navy’s Country Current band, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 30 - Goodnight Walk: Owls, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 30 - Concert: Jonathan Edwards (folk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 

July 1 - Children’s show: Rocknoceros, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

July 1 - Irish Cultural Heritage Night, Irish Breakfast Band (music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 2 - Concert: City of Falls Church Concert Band, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 3 - Walk, Waddle, and Wiggle, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Ages 2-6. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 5 - Jammin Beach Party, Woodrow Wilson Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Surf dance and sing with Cody & BJ, All ages. Register online.

July 5 - Toddler Time: Terrific Turtles, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 5 – Yarn-Aholics, learn and share knitting and crocheting ideas and projects, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Adults.

July 5 - Concert: Eric King and the Thin Line (Texas Blues), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 6 - Music & Juggling with Jonathan Austin, Kings Park Library, 2:30-3:15 p.m.  School-age children. Register online.

July 7 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-7:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 7 - Concert: Brass 5 (light classical/jazz), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 8 - Children’s show: The Great Zucchini (comedy/magic), Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

July 8 - Workshop: Down by the Sea Floral Design, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m.  Ages 18 and up. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

July 8 - Summer Plants that Sizzle, Not Fizzle, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-11 a.m.  Ages 18 and up. $38 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

July 8 - Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night, Centro Cultural Peru (music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 9 - Fashion Diplomacy, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m.  Adults. $32, including a traditional English tea, $12 for the program only. Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

July 9 - Teddy Bear Picnic, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-3 p.m. Ages 3-8. $10. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 9 - Concert: National Concert Band of America, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 10 - Online registration opens for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

July 10 - Jammin Beach Party, George Mason Regional Library, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Surf dance and sing with Cody & BJ, All ages. Register online.

July 10 – Make It Monday, simple crafts with supplies provided. George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Adults.

July 11 – Intro to Goodreads, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800. Adults.

July 12 – Library Board of Trustees Meeting, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 p.m. A maximum of 10 people may speak during the public comment period. To sign up to speak, call 703-324-8324.

July 12 - Concert: Forlorn Strangers (Americana/folk/pop), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 13 - Tall Ships and Pirate Tales, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. School-age children. Register online.

July 13 - Survival Strategies, presented by Leesburg Animal Park, Kings Park Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. School-age children. Register online.

July 13 - Why Housing Matters: Community Forum, Mason Government Center, 7-9 p.m. The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development wants to hear from people who have had trouble getting affordable, accessible, and integrated housing because of a disability.

July 14 - Concert: Harpeth Rising (folk trio), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 15 - Children’s show: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, String Quartet (children’s songs), Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

July 15 - Made in the Shade Gardening Program, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m.  Ages 18 and up. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

July 15 - Garden Tour, Ice Cream Social, and Exhibit, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m.  Ages 18 and up. $12. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

July 15 - Dinofest in Nature Playce, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 3-9. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 15 - Bavarian Cultural Heritage Night, Alt Washingtonia Schutplattler Verein (music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 16 - Sundaes in the Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. All ages. $2. No need to register.

July 16 - Concert: Capitol Steps (satirical revue), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 17 – Whet Your App*etite: Apps for Travelers, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Adults. Bring a smartphone if you have one. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 18 – Color Me Calm, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. A relaxing evening of coloring for adults. Supplies provided. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 19 - Concert: Ted Garber (Americana), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 20 – GM Summer Cinema - Masterpiece Mornings: “Wait Until Dark,” George Mason Regional Library, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adults and teens.

July 20 - CSB Hands-on Resource Challenge Workshop, hosted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Mason District Government Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register online. Help CSB developmental disabilities staff determine how to provide various level of services to adults while containing costs.

July 20 – Local History at the Library: 100 Years Ago in Fairfax County, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 p.m. Teens and adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 22 - The Grandsons Jr. (children’s songs), Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

July 22 - Bead Heaven, Green Spring Gardens, 1-4 p.m.  Ages 13 and up. $32 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

July 22 - Bolivian Cultural Heritage Night, Tradiciones Bolivianas (music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 22 - Campfire: Bats, Bugs, and Owls Oh My!, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 23 - Amelia Earhart: Dreams Take Flight, Re-enactment by actress Mary Ann Jung, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m.  Adults. $45, including a traditional English tea, $18 for the program only. Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

July 23 - Animals Underground, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 2-6. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 23 - Concert: Kings Park Band, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 26 – GM Summer Cinema - Midweek Movies: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” George Mason Regional Library, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

July 26 - Concert: Planet Full of Blues (electric blues and rock), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 28 - Concert: Richard Williams Trio (ragtime/boogie woogie), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 28 - Goodnight Walk: Night Sky, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8-9 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 29 - Children’s show: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

July 29 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs & Spiced Shrimp Fest, Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, 7128 Columbia Pike.

July 29 - U.S. Army Blues (jazz), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 30 - Concert: Earl Carter (smooth jazz), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 31 – Brain Health, Presented by AARP Virginia, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:30 p.m. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

August

Aug. 2 - Concert: Natty Beaux (folk/rock/step dancing), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 2 - Concert: April Verch (swing), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-7:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 5 - Children’s show: The Goodlife Theater (puppets), Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

Aug. 5 - English Garden Floral Design Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-11 a.m.  Ages 16 and up. $38 plus $25 for supplies. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 5 - Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night, Prelude Chamber Music Ensemble, Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 6 - Sundaes in the Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. All ages. No need to register.

Aug. 6 - Concert: Machaya (klezmer), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 7 - Music & Juggling with Jonathan Austin, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  School-age children. Register online.

Aug. 7 - Jammin Beach Party, Kings Park Library, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Surf dance and sing with Cody & BJ, All ages. Register online.

Aug. 8 - Water Critters, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-1:45 p.m. Ages 2-7. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 9 - Summer Reading Puppet Show, Green Spring Gardens, 10-10:45 a.m.  Ages 3 and up. $4. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 9 - Concert: Cold Chocolate (bluegrass/folk/funk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 11 - Concert: Veronnean (world jazz), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 - Children’s show: 123 Andres, (children’s songs), Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

Aug. 12 - Garden Tour, Ice Cream Social, and Exhibit, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m.  Ages 18 and up. $12. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 12 - Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night, (music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 13 - Concert: Bobby Thompson & Revelator Hill (blues/rock), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 16 - Hard Swimmin' Fish (blues/jazz/funk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 - Concert: The David Kitchen Band (pop/rock), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 - Summer Astronomy Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 19 - Workshop: Casting Leaves in Concrete, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Ages 18 and up. $40 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 19 - Children’s show: Blue Sky Puppet Theater, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

Aug. 19 - Alexandria Kleztet, (jazz/klezmer), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 20 - Concert: Washington Balalaika Orchestra (Russian music), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 - Concert: Gallagher, Stang, Lewis and Bullock with Eddie Hartness (acoustic rock), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 25 - Concert: Tom Paxton (folk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 26 - Super Sprint Tri (a min-triathlon with swimming, biking, and running for all ages), Lincolnia Park, 8 a.m. Fundraiser for the ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale and Kisima Academy Orphanage in Kenya. Community festival after the race. Register online.

Aug. 26 - Workshop: Garden Terrarium, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m.  Ages 16 and up. $38 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 27 - Rain Forest Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-8. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 29 - Special Election to select an at-large member of the Fairfax County School Board. 

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