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August

Aug. 24 - A Summer Tea, hosted by the board and volunteers from  the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield, Ravensworth Baptist Church 5100 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 1:30-3 p.m. Tea tasting, light food, deserts, music. $20. Prepayment required. To register, call SCAS, 703-941-1419, shepherdscas@vacoxmail.com.

Aug. 24 - The Miraculous Magical Balloon, presented by Synetic Theater, Thomas Jefferson Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

Aug. 24 - Movie Night: “Moana,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-820-8774.

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. 29 - Special election for at-large school board member. Polls are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Aug. 30 - Meet & Greet Happy Hour, Brightview Senior Living, 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m. RSVP: Joanna, 703-462-9998.

Aug. 31 - Back to School Night, Holmes Middle School, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 - Comic book and sports card show and sale, Annandale Volunteer Fire Station, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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. 28 - First Day of School.

Aug. 28 - Story Time, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 2-5 with an adult. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

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

Aug. 29 - One-on-One Research and Writing Tutoring, George Mason Regional Library, 6-6:50 p.m. Teens and adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Aug. 29 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School, 7 p.m. Open to the public.

Aug. 30 - GM Summer Cinema: Midweek Movies, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

Aug. 31 - Resources for Supporting LGBTQ Students and their Families, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Resources, 2334 Gallows Road, 7-8 p.m. Advanced registration required.

September 

Sept. 1 - American Indian Stories Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 2 - Celebrate Honeybee Day, Green Spring Gardens, 10-noon. Presented by the Northern Virginia Beekeeping Association. Free.

Sept. 6 – NARFE meeting: Travel for Seniors, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. 703-690-6861.

Sept. 6 - Back to School Night, Falls Church High School, 6 p.m.

Sept. 6 - Back to School Night, Annandale High School, 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 - Yarn-Aholics, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Discuss and share knitting and crochet ideas and projects. Adults.

Sept. 7 - Back to School Night, Poe Middle School, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 7 - Back to School Night, JEB Stuart High School, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 8 - Heart of the South toy soldier and military memorabilia show and sale, Annandale Volunteer Fire Station, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept. 9 - Fall Garden Day, Green Spring Gardens, 9 a.m.3 p.m. Plant sales, silent auction, live music, bake sale, kids' table.

Sept. 9 - Community meeting on renaming JEB Stuart High School, hosted by FCPS Superintendent Scott Braband, at Stuart, 10 a.m.

Sept. 9 - How are Local Criminal Justice Reform Efforts Shaping Up? a forum sponsored by the Fairfax County NAACP, speakers include Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook and Police Chief Edwin Roessler, Kings Park Library, 10 a.m.

Sept. 9 - Unveiling of artwork by Poe Middle School students at Bradlick Plaza, 10:30 a.m. Reception at Baja Bistro after the event.

Sept. 9 - Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Ages 2-6. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 9 - 49th Annual Mason District Crab Feast, hosted by the Mason District Democratic Committee, 3291 Valley Lane, Falls Church, 7 p.m. Tickets available online.

Sept. 10 - Mattress Sale, a fundraiser for the Falls Church High School Athletic Boosters, FCHS cafeteria, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Organized by Mattress Warehouse; 30-70 percent off retail prices.

Sept. 10 - Slavic-American Festival, Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Road, Annandale, noon-6 p.m.

Sept. 10 - Monarch Tag and Tea, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 11 - Playdate Cafe, 11:00am - 12:30pm at George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adults can enjoy coffee while the children, ages birth to 5 years old, can play. 

Sept. 11 - Make It Monday Craft, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Hand-folded origami boxes using decorative paper. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Sept. 12 - REVIVE! training course, learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose by administering Naloxone, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration appreciated but not required. 

Sept. 12 - Tech Basics: E-mail Clinic, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Sept. 13 - Back to School Night, Glasgow Middle School, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 13 - Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter Advisory Council, 3525 Moncure Ave., Bailey’s Crossroads, 6:30 p.m. Meet staff from New Hope Housing, the organization taking over management of the shelter on Oct. 1.

Sept. 13 - 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.  

Sept. 14 - Your Financial Future: Debt and Financial Recovery, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Presentation by Fairfax County Consumer Affairs. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Sept. 15 - Voting for a new name for Stuart High School, at Stuart, 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Sept. 15 - Garden Talk: Fall Landscaping with Twig, Bark and Berries, Green Spring Gardens, 2-3 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 16 - Oktoberfest, featuring the Alte Kumpel German Band and German food, hosted by the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield, American Legion Bicentennial Post #1976, 4206 Daniels Ave., Annandale, noon-2:30 p.m. $20. Prepayment required. Raffles and door prizes, beer and wine for sale at the bar. To register, call SCAS, 703-941-1419, shepherdscas@vacoxmail.com.

Sept. 16 - Family Fun: Monarch Migration, Green Spring Gardens, 2-3 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 17 - Life in a Pond, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-3:15 p.m. Ages 6-13 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 18 - Apps for Calendars: Whet Your App*etite, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m.  Bring a smartphone if you have one. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Sept. 19 - Color Me Calm, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Join us for a relaxing evening of grown up coloring. Supplies provided. Adults.

Sept. 20 - GM Cinema: Midweek Movie, “Before I Fall,” George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

Sept. 21 - Local History at the Library: Belvoir Manor, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Sept. 22 - Astronomy for Family Fun: Moon, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8-9 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 23 - Mason District Running Festival, Mason District Park, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sept. 23 - Gardening with the Soil Food Web, Green Spring Gardens,10-11:30 a.m. Ages 18 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 23 - Merrifield Fall Festival, Mosaic District, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sept. 23 - The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand, documentary film, discussion with the filmmaker, and refreshments; Green Spring Gardens, 2-4 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $20. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 23-25 - KORUS, Korean festival, Kmart parking lot, John Marr Drive, Annandale, 5-10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Sept. 23 - My Sky Tonight, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Ages 3-6. $5. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 24 - Monarch & More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 25 - Going Places: Safe Driving as You Age, workshops hosted by NV Rides, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Light lunch provided. RSVP: Gina Cocomello, 703-537-3070.

Sept. 27 - Recovery Resource Open House, hosted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Merrifield Center, 4-7 p.m. Learn about mental illness resources, overdose prevention, the peer support movement, and more. 

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 - Friends of the George Mason Library Bi-Annual Book Sale. Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Sept. 30 - Youth Art Re-Imagining Community Dialogue: Moving Toward a Vision, James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, 1-3 p.m. Art exhibit, barbecue, and community discussions. Free. RSVP: Brittany Burns, 703-533-5701.

October 

Oct. 3 - REVIVE! training course, learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose by administering Naloxone, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration appreciated but not required.

Oct. 7 - Snake and Turtle Feeding, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 8 - Folktales Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 14 - TASTE OF ANNANDALE, Tom Davis Drive, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 5K, food, entertainment, children’s programming, chili cook-off.

Oct. 15 - Brush Up Your British Tea Program, explore the cultural and linguistic differences between Britain and America, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $32, includes a traditional English tea, $12 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Oct. 20 - Pathways to Wellness, a conference sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation, Fairfax County Government Center, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $30, includes lunch.

Oct. 21 - 50th Anniversary Celebration, Holmes Middle School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 22 - Positive Aging and Wellness Fair, Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center, across from Inova Fairfax Hospital, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 22 - Baby2Tot Fest, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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