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April

April 24 - Access to Markets: Multicultural Business Conference, George Mason University - Founders Hall, Arlington campus, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses that want access to government, commercial, and global markets. Free. Register online.

April 24 - Community Meeting on Lake Accotink, Cardinal Forest Elementary School, 8600 Forrester Blvd., Springfield, 7 p.m. This meeting, part of the process for updating the Lake Accotink Park Master Plan, will focus on the parks natural and cultural resources.

April 25 - NOVA Community College Green Festival, Annandale campus, CE gym and theater, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Screening of the film A Plastic Ocean, panel discussion, informational booths, job fair, and more. Free and open to the public.

April 25 - Financial Awareness for College, for parents of elementary and middle school students, Jackson Middle School 7-9 p.m. Presented by College Access Fairfax.

April 25 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

April 27 - Lunch N’ Life, featuring the Celebration Singers, hosted by the Shepherd’s Center Annandale-Springfield, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 1:30 p.m. $10. RSVP to 703-941-1419 by April 24.

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 27 - Immigration and Naturalization Information Session, Thomas Jefferson Library, 6:30 p.m.

April 27 - Forum on Substance Abuse, presented by the Unified Prevention Coalition, Stuart High School, 7 p.m., community resource fair at 6:30. Child care and refreshments provided by Edu-Futuro. Parents, guardians, and middle and high school students encouraged to attend together.

April 27-29 - “Barrio Grrrl!” a musical presented by the Poe Middle School Theatre Arts Department, at Poe, 7000 Cindy Lane, Annandale. Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. $6.

April 28 - Professional Happy Hour, Brightview Senior Living Woodburn, 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m. RSVP: 703-462-9998.

April 28 - Williams Sonoma Grand Opening, with Top Chef Jennifer Carroll, 2920 District Ave., Mosaic District, Merrifield, 7-8:30 p.m.

April 28 - Spring Concert, NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus, Ernst Center, 8 p.m. $15, $10 for students with ID, free for NOVA students and children 12 and under.

April 29 - Yard Sale, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit youth programs.

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 - A Place Called Home: a Fairfax County 275th anniversary event, learn to use maps, photos, and records to discover local history, City of Fairfax Library, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 29 - Opening Day, Mason District Little League, Mason District Park, 8:30 a.m.

April 29 - Kenwood School Open House, serving grades K-6, 4955 Sunset Lane, Annandale, 9 a.m.-noon.

April 29 - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, bring unneeded and expired prescriptions to local police stations, including the Mason Police District, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 29 - Stop the Silence: Walk to End Sexual Violence, hosted by the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and other community partners, Fairfax County Government Center, 10:30 a.m.

April 29-30 - Children's Consignment Sale, sponsored by Just Between Friends, Northern Virginia Community College, Annanale campus, Ernst Center, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday (opens at 10 a.m. for first-time parents, military, and teachers); 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Everything is 50 to 90 percent off retail. Many items are half price on Sunday. Register here for free admission. To consign, sign up on the Just Between Friends website.

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.

April 30 - Takalli Duo, chamber music, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church, 4 p.m. Free (donations appreciated).

May 

May 2 - REVIVE! training, learn how to use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Room 1-408, 11:30 a.m. Free. RSVP appreciated but not required, Lauren Krause, 703-383-8423.

May 2 - General Assembly Town Hall with Del. Kaye Kory and Sen. Dave Marsden, Woodrow Wilson Library, 7 p.m.

May 2 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School 7 p.m.

May 3 – NARFE Annandale Chapter meeting, presentations by state Sen. David Marsden and Del. Kaye Kory on actions taken by the Virginia General Assembly, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m. Free. 703-980-6831.

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 3 - Youth Re-Imagining Community, a community dialogue featuring a pop-up exhibit created by local high school students, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 3159 Row St., Falls Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP: Brittany Burns, 703-533-5701.

April 3 - Yarn-Aholics, a gathering of knitters and crocheters and those who want to learn, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m. Adults.

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

May 4 - Aldi Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening, and Golden Ticket Giveaway, 7006 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 8:25 a.m.

May 4 - Community Meeting, on the Columbia Crossroads rezoning application for Bailey’s Crossroads, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

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 - Free concert featuring Hilton Park, an acoustic roots trio from Maine, Lakeside Plaza Condominium, community room, 3800 Powell Lane, Falls Church, 7 p.m., doors open at 6. Public invited.

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 8 - Make It Monday, crafts for adults. George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m. Bring buttons.

May 9 - Community Healing through Literature. After an incident of racially charged vandalism, a local judge ordered teens to read. Learn about the results of this unusual sentence with attorney Alejandra Rueda, George Mason Regional Library. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 10 - Chair Yoga, gentle and mindful yoga for seniors, George Mason Regional Library, 1:45 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 10 - Library Board of Trustees Meeting, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m.  To sign up to speak, call 703-324-8324.

May 11 - Jong-i-jeobgi: traditional Korean paper-folding art, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m.. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

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 - Color Me Calm, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m. Coloring for adults; supplies provided. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 18 - Book Discussion Group, Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke, George Mason Regional Library, 2 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 18 - Local History at the Library: Camp Alger and a Local Epidemic, Learn about a typhoid epidemic during the Spanish-American War and a disastrous relocation march to Manassas, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 20 - Community Day, ACCA Child Development Center, 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Live entertainment for children, games, crafts, and more. Public invited.

April 30 - Mothers Day Rose Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $45, includes a traditional English tea and fragrant rose bag; Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

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 - Plant Sale, Green Spring Gardens, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

May 21 - The Very Very Fun Storybook Tea Party, featuring stories by Eric Carle, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 3-9. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 24 - Chair Yoga, gentle and mindful yoga for seniors, George Mason Regional Library, 1:45 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 26 - American Indian Stories Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8-9  p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

May 31 - Chair Yoga, gentle and mindful yoga for seniors, George Mason Regional Library, 1:45 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

May 31 - Choice in Life, Choice in Death: Medical Aid in Dying, learn about end of life options in Virginia, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

June

June 2 - Garden Talk: Make Your Shade Shine, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 3 - All About Bats Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8-9  p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 10 - Pruning Basics Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30 a.m. Ages 18 and up. $22. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 10 - Family Fun: Succulent Window Garden, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 11 - Tea at the Royal Court, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. The female vocal ensemble Seraphim and a traditional English tea. Ages 13 and up. $45, $18 for the performance only. Call 703-324-3988 for reservations.

June 13 - REVIVE! training, learn how to use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Room 1-408, 11:30 a.m. Free. RSVP appreciated but not required, Lauren Krause, 703-383-8423.

June 15 - Annandale High School Graduation, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., 7:30 p.m.

June 16 - Garden Talk: Best Perennial Vines, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 15 - Stuart High School Graduation, Robinson Secondary School, 3 p.m.

June 17 - Fairfax County 275th Anniversary Celebration, Historic Fairfax Courthouse grounds, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Family-friendly activities, exhibits, performances.

June 18 - City of Fairfax Concert Band, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 21 - Falls Church High School Graduation, Eagle Bank Arena, George Mason University, Fairfax, 2 p.m.

June 21 - The Cathedral Brass, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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