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July 

July 19 - Story Time: Taking on Challenges, Fairfax County Public Schools' Dunn Loring Parent Resource Center, 10-11 a.m. Ages 4-6. Teaching children perspective taking. Free. Register online.

July 19 - Summer Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Adults. $32. Reservations required. 703-941-7987.

July 19 - Local History at the Library: Rescue of Mount Vernon, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Learn how the Washington family estate fell into disrepair and how the Mount Vernon Ladies Association struggled to save it. Free. Adults.

July 20 - Free concert: the Revelers (“swamp pop”), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 21 - Childrens show: The Great Zucchini (comedy/magic), Mason District Park, 10-10:45 a.m. 

July 21 - Christmas in July, Craft Gallery of Artisans United, 4022C Hummer Road, Annandale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Make tree ornaments for the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter.

July 21 - Harley-Davidson Show and Tell, George Mason Regional Library, 1-2 p.m. Meet the Fairfax County Harley Owners Group and see bikers demonstrate their skills. All ages.

July 21 - FootGolf for kids, free session for kids with paid adult, Pinecrest Golf Course, 1:30 p.m. A Fairfax County Park Authority Open House event in celebration of Parks and Recreation Month. 

July 21 -  Bolivian Cultural Heritage Night (traditional music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 21 - Campfire Bats, Bugs, and Owls oh My! Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6.

July 22 - Vegetable Plant Clinic, Pine Ridge Park, 3401 Woodburn Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m. Get free gardening advice from Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and learn about the Fairfax County garden plot rental program.

July 22 - Free concert: the Capitol Steps (satirical), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 23 - Kuumba Kids, George Mason Regional Library, 2:30-3:15 p.m. African drumming, dancing, storytelling, and puppets. All ages. Co-sponsored by the Friends of George Mason Library.

July 24 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

July 25 - GM Summer Cinema: Midweek Movie, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,”  George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Books available in advance. Popcorn provided. Free. Teens and adults.

July 25 - Free concert: the Grandsons (rockabilly), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 26 - Community meeting on plans for updating the countys urban design guidelines for Commercial Revitalization Districts and the impact on Annandale, presented by the Office of Community Revitalization, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m.

July 27 - Free concert: Chris Urquiaga Band (pop/R&B/Latin), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 28 - Tips and Tools for Time-saving Garden Care, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $18. Adults. 

July 28 - Childrens show: Rocknoceros (songs), Mason District Park, 10-10:45 a.m. 

July 28 - Live Owl and Hawk Fest, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:15 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7.

July 28 - All-You-Can Eat Crab Legs and Spiced Shrimp Fest, to benefit the Annandale and Baileys Crossroads volunteer fire departments, Annandale Fire Station 7129 Columbia Pike, 2-5 p.m.  

July 28 -  Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night (traditional music and dance), Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 29 - Free concert: the Hall Brothers (rock & roll), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 31 - Maker Camp: Family Style, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Creative and  curious kids, along with their adults, explore a STEAM project as a family each week. This week it’s digital stories using Scratch Jr. coding.  Age 8 and up. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

August

Aug. 1 - Free concert: Kings Park Band, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 3 - Free concert: Gold Top County Ramblers (string rock, bluegrass), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 - Childrens show: Blue Sky Puppet Theater, Mason District Park, 10-10:45 a.m. 

Aug. 4 - Bavarian Night. Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein, Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m.
Free.


Aug. 5 - Kayak for wildlife sightings with a naturalist at Lake Accotink, 8-10 a.m. Ages 13 and up; boaters younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 703-569-3464. Register online.

Aug. 5 - Free concert: Andrew Acosta Band (acoustic roots), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 7 - National Night Out, homeowner and neighborhood associations are organizing social events aimed at educating the public about crime prevention, 6-9 p.m.

Aug. 8 - Celebrate Farmers Market Week with games, kids activities, cooking demonstrations and gift basket raffle, Wakefield Farms Market, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, 2-6 p.m.

Aug. 8 - Free concert: Billy Coulter (roots rock, pop), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 - Free concert: Daryl Davis (swing), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 11 - Childrens show: Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars (songs), Mason District Park, 10-10:45 a.m. 

Aug. 11 - Floral Design: Color ConfidenceGreen Spring Gardens, 1 p.m. Adults. $43.  

Aug. 11 - American FootGolf League hosts a Qualifier Tournament for the U.S. National Championship, Pinecrest Golf Course, 1:30 p.m. Register online.

Aug. 11 - Bat Fest, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 11 - Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night, Prelude Chamber Ensemble, Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Aug. 12 - Free concert: Mystic Warriors (Andean), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 13 - Dinosaur Babies, Kings Park Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Musical puppet show for preschoolers and school-age children.

Aug. 15 - Free concert: The Back Roads Band (country), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 17 - Free concert: DuPont Brass (soul), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 - Plants & Design: Grow a Fruit TreeGreen Spring Gardens, 9:30 a.m. Adults. $22.  

Aug. 18 - Childrens show: 123 Andres (songs), Mason District Park, 10-10:45 a.m. 

Aug. 18 - Irish Cultural Heritage Night, Irish Breakfast Band, Ossian Hall Park, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Aug. 18 - Cars & Cream, The Block parking lot, 4221 John Marr Drive, 8-11 p.m. Hosted by Munch Ice Cream, SnoCream Company, and The Block. Free to attend, $5 to enter the car show. Two-for-one ice cream specials, raffles, prices for best race cars.

Aug. 19 - Free concert: U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note (big band), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 22 - Free concert: U.S. Navy Sea Chanters (chorale), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 24 - Wolfpack Welcome, Justice High School, 4-6 p.m. New and returning students are invited to explore the building and learn about athletics and activities.

Aug. 24 - Free concert: Tom Principato Band (blues), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 25 - Lincolnia Park Charity Tri, Lincolnia Park Recreation Club, 7 a.m. A super spring triathlon for ages 5 and up to benefit the ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale and the Kisima Academy and Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. $65 for ages 15 and up; $50 for children.

Aug. 25 - Annual Begonia Show and SaleGreen Spring Gardens, 9 a.m.  

Aug. 25 - Live Sharks, Rays, and More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 26 - Rainforest Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

September 

Sept. 7 - Dedication of Justice High School, 5-7 p.m. Students and families invited to a ceremony to formally rename Stuart High School as Justice High School and honor Barbara Rose Johns, Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Col. Louis Mendez Jr.

Sept. 11 - Annandale Central Business District Planning Committee, Mason Government Center, 1 p.m.

Sept. 22 - Bands at the Beach, a fundraiser to support scholarships for Justice High School graduates, Beach 5, Lake Barcroft. 




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