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October 

Oct. 17 - Free concert, Annandale High School bands, student Angel Estrada welcomed into the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band for 2018, Annandale HS, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School lecture hall, 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 17 - Friends of Accotink Creek, Audrey Moore RECenter, Club Room 3, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17 - Bailey’ s Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m. Presentation on the new Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter.

Oct. 17 - Color Me Calm, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Adults.

Oct. 18 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 3-3:45 p.m. Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor.

Oct. 18 - Pajama Party Storytime! George Mason Regional Library, 7-7:25 p.m. Bring your favorite cuddly friend and a blanket and wear your PJs. Age 3-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 18 - Braddock Road Community Workshop: proposed intersection improvements, Beltway area, Braddock Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 - Culmore Clinic Open House, 3245 Glen Carlyn road, Bailey's Crossroads; coffee and breakfast treats at 7:30 a.m., interfaith gathering at 8 a.m., and clinic tours at 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 19 - Storytime for Toddlers, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-10:55 a.m. Age 18-36 months with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 19 - Book Discussion Group: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:45 p.m. Adults.

Oct. 19 - Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $32, includes a traditional English tea. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Oct. 19 - Local History at the Library: The Murder of Eva Roy, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the 1918 murder of 14-year-old Eva Roy and the convoluted trials that followed. Adults.

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. 20 – Parent Workshop: The Social Impact of ADHD, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 20 - Friday Night Baseball, cheer on the Mason District Little League at the new Pudge” Rodriguez Field, Mason District Park, 6:30 p.m. Huber vs. Testa (A). Food available on site.

Oct. 20 - Homecoming, JEB Stuart High School, football game, vs. Thomas Jefferson, 7 p.m.

Oct. 20 - Homecoming, Falls Church High School, football game, vs. Wakefield, 7 p.m. Parade through the FCHS community, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-7:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 21 - Mental Health and Wellness Conference, hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax High School, 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Yard Sale, Annandale United Methodist Church, 5935 Columbia Pike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of clothing, small furniture, household goods, and other items can be dropped off Oct 20 in Hughes Hall, 2-7 p.m. Contact Cyndi Jones, cyndij123@verizon.net.

Oct. 21 - Master Class: Planning Spring, Green Spring Gardens, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $28. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

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

Oct. 21 – Bicycle Drive, Willston Community Center, 6131 Willston Drive, Seven Corners, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids in the center’s Story Riders program are collecting used, unneeded bicycles for donation to Bikes for World. 

Oct. 21 – Workshop on Civic Engagement: Know Your Ballot, Muslim American Society Community Center, 6408 Edsall Road, Alexandria, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Hosted by Girl Scout Fatimah Dandashi. Panelists include Del. Marcus Simon (53rd District) and Katherine Hanley, member of the Fairfax County Electoral Board.

Oct. 21 - Chocolate and Tea Tasting Party, Green Spring Gardens,10-11:30 a.m. Ages 18 and up. $25. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 21 - Drop-in Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 6 months-6 years with adult.

Oct. 21 - Oak Hill Mansion Open House, 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, noon-4 p.m. Ceremony 12:30-1 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Opioid Rountable, hosted by Rep. Gerry Connolly and Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, Fairfax County Government Center, Rooms 9 and 10, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 2 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest and Fall Fest, Lake Accotink Park, Dog contest at 3 p.m. in the large pavilion; Fall Fest at the marina, 4-8 p.m. 703-569-0285.

Oct. 21 - Friday Night Baseball, cheer on the Mason District Little League at the new Pudge” Rodriguez Field, Mason District Park, 6:30 p.m. Huber vs. Taft Nationals (A). 

Oct. 21 - 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 and community discussions. Free. RSVP: Norma Lopez,

Oct. 21 - Comedy Show, JukeBox Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale 7 p.m. Family friendly, $8. Featuring Miss Clareese, Percy Johnson, and Valena Metcalf.

Oct. 21 -  All About Bats Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

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.

Oct. 22 - Spooky Animals, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Ages 6-13. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 22 - Keep Calm and Parent On: workshop for parents of teens, Ravensworth Baptist Church, 2-4:30 p.m. Register online.

Oct. 22 – “Royal Tributes,” the opening fall concert of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Center, Annandale campus, 4 p.m. Tickets available online or at the door. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students.

Oct. 22 - Muldoon Concert Series: guitarist David Burgess, St. Albans Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 4 p.m. Free.

Oct. 23 - Playdate Cafe, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids enjoy creative play while their parents and caregivers have coffee and meet new friends. Age birth-5 years with adult.

Oct. 24 – Parent Workshop: Postsecondary Education Planning - Coffee and Conversation, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 9-10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 24 - I Can Build!, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:10 a.m. Age 2-5 with adult.

Oct. 24-25 - Environmental Film Festival, Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Center, Annandale campus, 2-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. Presented in partnership with the Fairfax County Restoration Partnership.

Oct. 24 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m. Presentation on redevelopment plans for Graham Park Plaza.

Oct. 25 - I Know My Alphabet Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 3-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 25 - Fall Harvest Celebration, Wakefield Farmers Market, Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, 2-6 p.m. Pumpkin painting and games for kids.

Oct. 25 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 3-3:45 p.m. Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor.

Oct. 25 - Open House, Windows Plus, 4321 Markham St., Annandale, 5-8 p.m. RSVP: Kim Wayland, kknight@windowspls.com, 703-256-0600.

Oct. 25 - Midweek Movie: “Ghostbusters” (2016), George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Teens and adults.

Oct. 25 - Members of the Hispanic community are invited to meet Fairfax County School Superintendent Scott Brabrand, Luther Jackson Middle School cafeteria, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by the school's principal, parent liaison, and multicultural family center. Contact: Linda Siles, parent liaison, lesiles@fcps.edu, 703-867-6529.

Oct. 25 - Braddock Road Community Workshop: proposed intersection improvements, Burke Lake intersection, Braddock Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 - Fall Harvest Celebration, Annandale Farmers Market, Mason District Park, 8 a.m.-noon. Pumpkin painting and games for kids.

Oct. 26 - Music and Movin’ with Kofi Dennis, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 6 months-5 years with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 26 - Job Search Strategies for Success, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Adults.

Oct. 27 and 18 - Cleanup Blitz at Backlick Park, 6831 Backlick Road, Annandale, 8 a.m.-noon both days. Organized by the Fairfax County Park Authority. Volunteers needed to help with cleaning, mulching, painting, weeding, trimming trees, and collecting trash. FCPS will provide materials and snacks. Contact: Jenny Hines, Park Operations, Jennifer.Hines@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Oct. 27 – Parent Workshop: Dyslexia Open House, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Register online.

Oct. 27 - Author Talk, George Mason Regional Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Linda Ensign, a 3-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share strategies for completing a novel in a month. Adults and teens.

Oct. 27 - Garden Talk: Get Ready for Winter, Green Spring Gardens, 2-3 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 28 - Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, drop off unneeded or expired medications at the Mason District Police Station, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 28 - Annandale Parade, Columbia Pike, 10 a.m.

Oct. 28 - Workshop: Two-Season Garden Container, Green Spring Gardens,2-3:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $38 plus $30 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 28 - Fear-less Fest, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 28 - Springfield-Annandale branch of the American Association of University Women: presentation on serving women and children in Africa and the U.S., Braddock District supervisor’s office, 9202 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Oct. 29 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs and Shrimp Fest, Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, 2-5 p.m.

Oct. 29 - Live Owl and Hawk Fest, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-2:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 29 – Big Band Gala and Silent Auction, featuring the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit hurricane victims and the church. $10; kids under 12 free. Dress: casual or vintage 1940s. Contact: Mariko Hiller, 703-200-7489, marikohiller@gmail.com.

Oct. 29 - Animals of Myth and Legend Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 30 - Toddler Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 18-36 months with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 30 - Medicare 101, Evergreen House, 6925 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 3-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program. 703-041-8707 x205.

Oct. 30 - Fairfax County Transportation Plan for 2018-23 Update, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 31 - Are You a Monster? Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 2-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

November 

Nov. 1 – NARFE meeting, presentation by Blue Cross/Blue Shield on federal employees/retirees health benefits for 2018, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m. Free. 703-690-6861.

Nov. 1 - Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back, Annandale Smiles, 4322 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 3-6 p.m. Receive $1 per pound. Donated candy sent to Operation Gratitude.

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

Nov. 4 - Westminster School Certified 5K and Festival, 3819 Gallows Road, Annandale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online.

Nov. 4 - Tree Identification Hike, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 8 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 4 - Workshop on Civic Engagement: Know Your Ballot, 4-6 p.m., Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 3159 Row St., Falls Church. Free. Hosted by Girl Scout Fatimah Dandashi. Del. Panelists: Del. Marcus Simon (53rd District), Del. Kenneth Plum (36th District), and Mason Supervisor Penny Gross.

Nov. 5 - A Taste of History: Thanksgiving Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. $42, includes tea and samples of food from four centuries, $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Nov. 11 - Family Fun: Letterbox Hunt, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Nov. 12 - Interfaith Communities for Dialogue: The Golden Rule, Compassion, and Building Interfaith Relationships, featuring a view by Karen Armstrong, “Compassion in Action.” Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 2-4:30 p.m. Register online. 703-324-3453.

Nov. 19 - Christmas Cookies: History and Tea Tasting, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. $42, includes tea and tasting samples, $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Nov. 27 - Medicare 101, Thomas Jefferson Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Presented by Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program. 703-324-5851.







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