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January  

Jan. 24 - Calm Conversations with your Adolescent, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online.

Jan. 24 - Garden Talk: Easy Houseplants to Grow, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-3 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Jan. 25 - Chinese New Year Festival, Luther Jackson Middle School, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hosted by the Asian Community Service Center. Lion and dragon dances, food, craft show, culture exhibition, parade, childrens activities. $5, children ages 6-12 $2, children under 6 free. 10 percent discount for buying tickets online.

Jan. 25 - Del. Kaye Kory community hours, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30-noon.

Jan. 25-26 - Lunar New Year, Eden Center, noon-4 p.m. both days.

Jan. 25 - Polar Plunge, Mosaic District, Merrifield, 1-4 p.m. Registrants jump into icy water to raise funds for the Special Olympics. 

Jan. 25 – Family Afternoon Movie : “Coco,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 1:30-5 p.m.

Jan. 25 - Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rat, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ribbon Dance and Dragon Parade. Ages 4 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Jan. 25 - Burns Night Scotch Tasting, Green Spring Gardens, 4-6 p.m. Adults. $45. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Jan. 26 - Winter Lecture: Bunny Mellons Oak Spring Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Jan. 27 - Healthcare College and Career Fair, Falls Church High School, 9 a.m.-noon. Open to all FCPS high school students. 

Jan. 27 - Basic Computer Class: A Step Ahead, George Mason Regional Library, 1:30-2:30 p.m. A hands-on session covering internet tips, Word, and email short cuts. Register online or call 703-256-3800. 

Jan. 27 - Teen Study Space and Homework Help, George Mason Regional Library, 4:30-6 p.m. Ages 12-18.

Jan. 27 - Basic Self-Defense Workshop, presented by the Fairfax County Police, at the Mason Police Station, 6-8 p.m. Free. Register online.

Jan. 28 - Poetry Workshop (Enjoy Metaphor), St. Barnabas Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 10 a.m.-noon.

Jan. 28 - Board of Supervisor Chair Jeff McKays New Year Reception, Fairfax County Government Center, 5-7 p.m.

Jan. 28 - Community Engagement Session, hosted by the Fairfax County Human Services Council, Heritage Center, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 7-9 p.m.

Jan. 28 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 - Culinary Literacy for Kids, Woodrow Wilson Library, 4-5:30 p.m. Register online.

Jan. 30 - Annual Partnership Meeting: Plant NOVA Natives Campaign, at the Northern Regional Commission, Suite 200, 3040 Williams Drive, Fairfax, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jan. 30 - Rising 6th-Grade Parent Night, Glasgow Middle School, 6-8 p.m. Learn what middle school is all about.

Jan. 30 - Teen Movie Night: “Thor,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 6-9 p.m.

Jan. 31 - Portrait of an ADHD Graduate: Overcoming Obstacles while Optimizing Strengths, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online.

Jan. 31 - Throwback Night, The Block, 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club hits from the 2000s to now.

February

Feb. 1 - Annandale Bowlero Grand Opening, 4245 Markham St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free bowling, free arcade play, food and beer specials. 

Feb. 1 - Seed Exchange, Green Spring Gardens, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Co-hosted by Washington Gardener magazine. Bring extra seeds to swap. $20 ($15 for members of FROGS). Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 1 - Broadway Desserts, Justice High School, 2 and 7 p.m. Justice choral students will perform songs from their favorite Broadway musicals' desserts offered during intermission. Special guests from the Glasgow Middle School chorus will perform, too. $15 suggested for adults, $10 for kids. Prizes offered.

Feb. 1 - Broadway Sweets, a dessert cabaret presented by the Falls Church High School choral and theater departments, FCHS cafeteria, 7:30 p.m. $20. Reserve a seat online.

Feb. 2 - Winter Lecture: Building a Piet Oudolf Meadow, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 2 - Caribbean Reef Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 3-7. $9. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 3 - U.S. Citizenship Class: first session of a 10-week course covering the basis of U.S. history and civics, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Feb. 4 - FCPS Gap Year Fair, Marshall High School, 6-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 5 - NARFE Chapter 1159, presentation by CPA George Kresslein on filing federal and Virginia taxes, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m., refreshments at 9:30. Public invited. 

Feb. 5 - Culinary Literacy for Kids, Woodrow Wilson Library, 4-5:30 p.m. Register online.

Feb. 5 - Teen Advisory Board, George Mason Regional Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Share ideas to improve teen programming and earn volunteer credit. Grades 7-12.

Feb. 5 - Yarn-Aholics, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 p.m. Discuss, learn, and share knitting and crocheting ideas and projects. Adults.

Feb. 6 - Teen Movie Night: “The Avengers,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 6-9 p.m.

Feb. 7 - Preschool Transition to Kindergarten for Students with Disabilities, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online. 

Feb. 8 - Stuff the Bus, Giant, 7137 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Food donations will be collected at a Fastran bus for the food pantry operated by the Annandale Christian Community for Action. 

Feb. 8 - STEM Electrical Circuits for Teens, George Mason Regional Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Complete projects with the 30 modules in Snap Circuit Arcade. Grades 7-12. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Feb. 8 - Tamburitzans (multicultural dance show), Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9 - Animal Valentines, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30 p.m. Ages 4-8. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 9 - Winter Lecture: Women in Horticulture, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 9 - A Half-Century of Headlines, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $38, includes traditional English tea; $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

Feb. 10 - Art & Craft: Make Your Own Jewelry, George Mason Regional Library. 2-3 p.m. Materials provided. Adults and teens.

Feb. 10 - Cook The Book! Cookbook Club, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 pm. Cooks share their experiences using Little Vietnam: From Lemongrass Chicken to Rice Paper Rolls by Nhut Huynh. Samples appreciated but not required.

Feb. 11 - Revive! Training, Merrifield Center, learn how to administer naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, 11:30-a.m.-1 p.m. 

Feb. 11 - Read Global, Dine Local Book Group, 7-8 p.m. Join George Mason Regional Library staff at local eateries to discuss books by world authors. This month: There, There by Tommy Orange. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Feb. 12 - Taste of Chocolates and Wines Open House, Renaissance of Annandale, a memory-care community, 7112 Braddock Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m.

Feb. 12 - Library Board of Trustees Meeting, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 p.m. To sign up to speak, call 703-324-8324. 

Feb. 13 - Fostering Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online. 

Feb. 13 - Teen Movie Night: “Iron Man 3,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 6-9 p.m.

Feb. 15 - Eco-Savvy Symposium: the Four Season Garden - Sensational Ornamentals and Edibles All Year Long, Green Spring Gardens, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. $58. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 16 - Winter Lecture: The Forest Project, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 16 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7 p.m. Ages 3-7. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 18 - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online. 

Feb. 20 - George Mason Book Discussion Group: Beloved by Toni Morrison, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:45 p.m.  

Feb. 21 - Parenting Your Teen While Keeping Your Sanity, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online. 

Feb. 21 - Garden Talk: Cacti and Succulents, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 22 - Career and Transition Services Super Transition Saturday, hosted by FCPS Career and Transition Services, Luther Jackson Middle School, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Register online. Learn how parents of students with disabilities can plan for a successful transition from school to life as a young adult. 

Feb. 22 - Garden Tour: Winter Witch Hazels, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 22 - Oddball Cinema Screening: a film series exploring shades of bromance, “Mickey Blue Eyes,” George Mason Regional Library, 2-4 p.m. 

Feb. 23 - Comic Book and Card Show, Annandale Fire Station, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $3.

Feb. 23 - Royal Manners, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36, includes traditional English tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

Feb. 24 - Teen Study Space, George Mason Regional Library, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about the library's homework help resources, then use the meeting room to study. Ages 12-18.

Feb. 24 - Discover the Life-Changing Power of Meditation, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Davinder Khana presents a transformational meditation workshop. Adults.

Feb. 25 - Writing workshop: Revising Your Picture Book Manuscript, (Enjoy Metaphor), St. Barnabas Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 10 a.m.-noon. 

Feb. 25 - GM Cinema, George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:10 p.m. If you love romantic comedies, Ireland, or just having an extra day every four years, come enjoy this PG-rated film and popcorn. Adults and teens.

Feb. 26 - Basic Computer Class: Moving Forward, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Anyone can start, as the instructor will review past class sessions and move on to newer tips. Laptops provided. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Feb. 26 - George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:30 p.m. Discuss today’s issues in a safe, moderated environment. A short background article will be emailed to participants after registration. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Feb. 26 - Reading: What Every Parent Needs to Know, George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kimberly Downey will explain the science of reading and how parents can be effective advocates for their kids in and out of school.

Feb. 27 - Teen Movie Night: “Thor: The Dark World,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 6-9 p.m.

Feb. 28 - Adversity and Trauma in Childhood: Building Resilient Communities, a free workshop for parents hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online. 

Feb. 29 - Citizen Science for Gardeners and Nature Lovers, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 29 - Thai Cultural & Fun Event, Timberman Building, 6911 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Fundraiser for Children Victims of Human Trafficking.

Feb. 29 - Floral Design Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-3 p.m. $39, plus $30 supply fee.  Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 29 - Dr. Seuss Birthday Extravaganza, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2 p.m. Ages 4-8. $9. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

March

March 1 - Winter Lecture: History Underground, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Learn about archaeological projects in Fairfax County. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

March 5 - Teen Movie Night: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Woodrow Wilson Library, 6-9 p.m.

March 7 - Teen Job Fair, Woodson High School, 10 a.m.-noon.

March 7 - Great Shrubs for Home Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

March 8 - Art of the Needle, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. $45, includes traditional English tea and brief embroidery class, $22 for the program only, $30 for the program and class. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

2 comments:

  1. ♥ Thank you so much for all your hard work to find and compile this info!! ♥

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  2. Thank you Annandale Blog!

    I moved from the area some time ago, but so look forward to reading the Annandale Blog to stay in touch and updated on what's happening in Annandale. You do a great job of finding interesting and diverse stories.

    Keep up the good work!

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