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July 

July 22 - Board of Supervisor Chair Sharon Bulovas Environmental Showcase, Fairfax County Government Center, 9 a.m.-noon.

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 24 - Brain Games, George Mason Regional Library, 2:30-3:30 a.m. School-age children. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 25 - I Can Build!, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:10 a.m. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 25 - Didgeridoo Down Under, Australia-themed show, Thomas Jefferson Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

July 25 - Build a Better World through Polka Music, Woodrow Wilson Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-820-8774.

July 25 - Burke’s Oldest Cold Case: The Murder of Eva Roy, Kings Park Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Adults and teens. Register online.

July 25 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 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 - Open House on Proposed Zoning Changes, Herrity Building, Room 106/107, 12055 Government Parkway, Fairfax, 7 p.m.

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

July 27 - Build a Better World Through Polka Music, music and comedy with Uncle Mike, George Mason Regional Library, 7-7:45 p.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 27 - School board considers resolution to rename Stuart High School.

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 - Play Date Cafe, meet other caregivers while the kids play with Duplo, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

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.

July 31 - Fall Trash Day of Action Planning Meeting, hosted by NOVA Trash Action Work Force, Thomas Jefferson Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

August

Aug. 1 - Dinoman Dinosaurs, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

Aug. 1 - National Night Out, community associations and HOAs host evening events throughout the area.

Aug. 1 - National Night Out in Bailey’s Crossroads, Hosted  by the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, Spring Lane Park, Bailey's Crossroads, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 1 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School, 7 p.m. Open to the public.

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. 3 - Dinoman Dinosaurs, magic-infused show with “life-sized dinosaurs,” George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

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 - Dinoman Dinosaurs, Woodrow Wilson Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-820-8774.

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

Aug. 7 - Mother Goose on the Loose, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Babies and toddlers. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

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. 8 - Maker Junior, STEM activities, supplies provided, Woodrow Wilson Library, 3-5 p.m. Ages 8-12. Register online or call 703-820-8774.

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 - Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter Advisory Council, 3525 Moncure Ave., Falls Church, 6:30 p.m.

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

Aug. 10 - Stuart Pyramid Resource Fair, Stuart High School, 1-5 p.m.

Aug. 10 - Preparing for the 2017 Great American Eclipse, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7-8:30 p.m. School-age children, teens, and adults. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

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. 14 - Around the Americas with Andres, Woodrow Wilson Library, 2:30-3:15 p.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-820-8774.

Aug. 15 - Around the Americas with Andre, Thomas Jefferson Library, 2:30-3:15 p.m. All ages. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

Aug. 16 - Kayaking Basis, Bailey’s Crossroads REI, 3509 Carlin Springs Road, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Register here.

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

Aug. 17 - Summer Cinema: Masterpiece Mornings, “Shane,” George Mason Regional Library, 10:30 a.m.-13:30 p.m. Teens and adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Aug. 17 - Book Discussion Group, Germinal by Emile Zola, Thomas Jefferson Library, 1:30-3 p.m. Adults. Register online or call 703-573-1060.

July 17 - Local History at the Library: The Solar Storm of 1859, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Teens and adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

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. 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. 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. 31 - Resources for Supporting LGBTQ Students and their Families, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Resources, 2334 Gallows Road, 7-8 p.m. Registration opens Aug. 1.

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

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

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. 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.

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