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July

July 24 - Spotlight by Starlight: Circus No. 9 (bluegrass, jazz, rock), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 25 - Lunch N Life, Elaine Flynn performs The Four Wives of Hemingway, hosted by the Shepherds Center of Annandale Springfield, Hope Lutheran Church, 4604 Ravensworth Road, 11:30. $10. RSVP: 703-941-1419, sheherdscas@vacoxmail.com.

July 25 - Arts & Crafts: Bead Jewelry Project 1, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Learn new techniques and make fancy beads jewelry with or without wire. Adults and teens. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

July 26 - Spotlight by Starlight: Ladies in the Day (soul), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 27 - Childrens Concert: Rocknoceros, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

July 27 - Live Owl and Hawk Fest, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 27 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Leg and Shrimp Fest, Annandale Volunteer Fire Station, 7128 Columbia Pike, 2-5 p.m.

July 27 - Spotlight by Starlight: Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night, featuring Centro Cultural Peru, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

July 27 - Sundaes in the Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. Ages 2 and up. $2. Registration preferred but not required; 703-941-1065.

July 27 - Arts Day at Annandales pop-up park, 7200 Columbia Pike, 5-8 p.m.

July 28 - Spotlight by Starlight: Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes (blues), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 30 - Toddler Time: Terrific Turtles, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:45 a.m. Ages 2-4. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

July 31 - GM Cinema: Midweek Movie, “Les Miserables.” George Mason Regional Library, 6-8:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

July 31 - Spotlight by Starlight: Kings Park Band (concert band), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

August

Aug. 1 - Coffee From Seed to Cup, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8: 15 p.m. Learn about coffee history, origin, processing, and the supply chain from farmer to barista with the Caffé Amouri Experience – and enjoy a sample. Ages 16 and up.

Aug. 2-5 - VDOT is replacing the Wilson Boulevard bridge over Arlington Boulevard in Seven Corners. There will be detours. 

Aug. 2 - Wonderful Wildlife, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.,  Ages 2-11. $6. Register online or call Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 703-941-1065.

Aug.  2-4 - Virginia sales tax holiday on emergency preparedness and EnergyStar and WaterSense appliances, 12:01 a.m. Friday-11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Aug. 2 - Spotlight by Starlight: Cheryl Wheeler (folk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 3 - Childrens Show: Blue Sky Puppet Theater, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

Aug. 3 - Lego Kids Club, George Mason Regional Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Ages 6-14.

Aug. 3 - Spotlight by Starlight: Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night, featuring Santi Budaya (dance and music), Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 - Monarchs and More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 4 - History Comes Full Circle, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36 includes tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Aug. 4 - Spotlight by Starlight: Soulsha (Afro-Celtic funk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 5 - Playdate Café, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Little ones enjoy creative play while adults have coffee or tea and an opportunity to socialize. All ages.

Aug. 5 - Teen Advisory Board, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Join TAB to share ideas on improving teen programming and earn volunteer credit. Grades 7-12.

Aug. 6 - Current Issues Discussion Group, George Mason Regional Library, 2- 3:30 p.m. Discuss todays issues in a safe, moderated environment. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Aug. 6 - National Night Out. Community associations and HOAs sponsor evening social events with a crime-prevention theme.

Aug. 7 - Yarn-Aholics, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 p.m. Discuss, learn and share ideas and projects. Adults.

Aug. 7 - Spotlight by Starlight: Bill and the Belles (country, roots), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 8 - Celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Annandale Farmers Market, Mason District Park, 8 a.m.-noon. Games, kids activities, gift basket drawing, cooking demonstrations. 

Aug. 8 - Water Critters, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10 a.m. Ages 2-6. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 8 - Fifth Annual Justice Pyramid Back-to-School Fair, Justice High School, 1-4 p.m.

Aug. 8 - Oddball Cinema Screening: “What Dreams May Come,” George Mason Regional Library, 6-8 p.m. Adults.

Aug. 9 - Bat Fest and Find Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-9 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $12. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 9 - Spotlight by Starlight: Daryl Davis (swing), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 - Childrens Program: Wonderful Wildlife, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

Aug. 10 - Family Fun: Summer Arts al Fresco, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 10 - Summer Readers' Theatre: “Pride and Prejudice,” George Mason Regional Library, 1-3:30 p.m. Have Globe, Will Travel performs a live-staged reading of an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Brief Q&A will follow. Adults and teens.

Aug. 10 - Spotlight by Starlight: Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Night, featuring Lyuti Chushki (music), Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 11 - Sundaes in the Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. Ages 2 and up. $2. Registration preferred but not required; 703-941-1065.

Aug. 11 - Spotlight by Starlight: Last Train Home (country), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 13 - Read Global, Dine Local Book Group: Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee, Yummy Kabob in Annandale, 7-8:30 p.m. Hosted by George Mason Regional Library. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Aug. 14 - Spotlight by Starlight: The Texas Chainsaw Horns (R&B, funk, soul), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 16 - Summer Reading Puppet Show, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30-10:45 a.m. Ages 3 and up. $5. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 16 - Spotlight by Starlight: Tom Paxton (folk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 17 - Backyard Composting Basics, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-0:30 a.m. Adults. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 17 - Childrens Concert: 123 Andrés, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

Aug. 17 - Reception highlighting an exhibit from the Polymer Guild, Artisans United Craft Gallery, 4022C Hummer Road, Annandale, noon-2 p.m.

Aug. 17 - Selling and Buying A Home, George Mason Regional Library, 1-4 p.m. Two-part presentation: Learn how to make your house stand out when selling, 1 p.m. Learn how to be a smart home buyer, 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 17 - Spotlight by Starlight: Irish Cultural Heritage Night, featuring the Irish Breakfast Band, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 - Tea and Tattle (the history of gossip), Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36 includes tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Aug. 18 - Pirate Treasure Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 18 - Spotlight by Starlight: The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note (big band, jazz), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 19 - Cook the Book! George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Cooks share experiences using Fresh Food Nation: Simple, Seasonal Recipes from America’s Farmers by Marth Holmberg. Adults.

Aug. 21 - Spotlight by Starlight: Squeeze Bayou (Cajun), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 - Spotlight by Starlight: Apple Core (Beatles tribute band), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 24-25 - Annual Begonia Show and Sale, Green Spring Gardens, Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday noon-3:30 p.m. 

Aug. 24 - Fitness and Fun Day at Annandales pop-up park, 7200 Columbia Pike, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 24 - Begonia Container Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m. Adults. $38, plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Aug. 24 - Grammy Night, hosted by Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia, Ernst Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Aug. 25 - Monarchs and More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Aug. 28 - Midweek Movie: “Into the Woods,” George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. George Mason Regional Library. Popcorn provided. Adults and  teens.







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