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September

Sept. 19 - Local History at the Library: Alexandria and the American Revolution, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Presented by historian and archaeologist Patrick O’Nell. Teens and Adults.

Sept. 19 - Community Meeting on Management Options for Lake Accotink, Cardinal Forest Elementary School, 7-9 p.m. Open house at 6:30. Presentations by supervisors John Cook (Braddock) and Jeff McKay (Lee). 

Sept. 19 - Annandale Toastmasters Club, Humorous Speech and Tabletop Contests, Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, 7:30-9 p.m. Public invited.

Sept. 19 - Springfield-Annandale Branch of the American Association of University Women, St. Albans Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 7:30-9 p.m. Presentation by Mussaret Anwar Sheikh, retired associate professor, on Culture and Historical Perspectives on Women in Pakistan. All are welcome.

Sept. 20 - Friday Golf Fitness & Fun, Pinecrest Golf Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. $20.

Sept. 21 - Fall Garden Day, Green Spring Gardens, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Plant and craft vendors, live music, silent auction, bake sale, kids activities. 

Sept. 21 - Yard Sale and Bazaar, hosted by the 2Twenty Club, Lincolnia United Methodist Church, 6335 Little River Turnpike, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. New and used items: books, clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, household items, and food. 

Sept. 21 - Watershed Cleanup Day, Ossian Hall Park, Annandale, 8-11 a.m. Hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority. 

Sept. 21 - Food Truck Block Party to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Vistas of Annandale, 7931 Patriot Drive, noon-4 p.m. Latin-themed food trucks, snacks for sale, piƱatas, face painting, games, DJ. 

Sept. 21 - Oak Hill Open House, 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, noon-4 p.m. Check out one of the oldest homes in Fairfax County. Living history performances. Tour a portion of the first floor and the grounds and enjoy free refreshments made by Annandale High School culinary students. 

Sept. 21 - Bands at the Beach, fundraiser for the Justice High School Scholarship Fund, Lake Barcroft Beach 5, 4-7 p.m. Tickets purchased online are $25. 

Sept. 22 - The Beacons 50+ Expo, Springfield Town Center, noon-4 p.m. Health screenings, flu shots, entertainment, exhibits, door prizes, document shredding. 

Sept. 22 - Dog Adoption Event, by Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue, Chico's Natural Pet Market, 6349A Columbia Pike, noon-3 p.m.

Sept. 23 - Candidate Forum: Board of Supervisor chair and at-large school board members, Fairfax County Government Center, 7 p.m. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area.

Sept. 24 - Read Global, Dine Local Book Group, Rice Pot in Annandale, 7-8:30 p.m. A 30th anniversary read of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. Presented by George Mason Regional Library. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

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

Sept. 25 - U.S. Census 2020: Everyone Counts Community Dialogue, Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, 3159 Row St., Falls Church, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 - Introduction to Flash Fiction with Lisa Lowry, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Beginning writers learn to write short stories of 1,000 words or less. $45. Contact Lisa Lowry, lowry.lisa@gmail.com.

Oct. 25 - Falls Church High School Homecoming Parade, 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 26-29 - Book Sale, George Mason Regional Library, Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10-5, and Sunday, noon-5.

Sept. 27 - Garden Talk: Tips on Growing Beautiful Bulbs, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 28 - Mason District Running Festival, Mason District Park, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Six-hour run, three-hour run, 5K, 10K, one-mile kids fun run, and half-marathon. 

Sept. 28 - Adapting Ideas from Big Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m. Adults. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 28 - Mattress Sale, Falls Church High School cafeteria, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A fundraiser for the FCHS boosters.

Sept. 28 - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Crossroads Interim Park, Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, 10 a.m. 

Sept. 28 - International Coastal Cleanup, Accotink Creek at King Arthur Road bridge, noon-2 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek. Sign up here.

Sept. 28 - International Coastal Cleanup, Accotink Creek at Braddock Road bridge, 3-5 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek. Sign up here.

Sept. 28-29 - KORUS Korean-American Festival, Kmart parking lot, Annandale.

Sept. 29 - Upholstery Uncovered, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-1:30 p.m.-noon. $42, includes traditional English tea; $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

October

Oct. 2 – Learn how to protect yourself during acts of violence before law enforcement arrives, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m., refreshments at 9:30. Hosted by NARFE Chapter 1159. Presentation by Officer Azcarate of the Mason Police District. 

Oct. 2 - Postsecondary Education Options: Parent Coffee and Conference, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 10 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by FCPS Career and Transition Services.  Free. Register online.

Oct. 3 - From Chaos to Calm: 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 10 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8:30 p.m. For parents of children ages 2-22. Free. Register online.

Oct. 4 - Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping, for HOAs and Condo associations, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 4 - Garden Talk: Designing for Interest and Beauty, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 5 - TASTE OF ANNANDALE, Tom Davis Drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5K race starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Kmart parking lot. 

Oct. 9 - Beer Tasting and Open House, Renaissance Assisted Living, 7112 Braddock Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m. RSVP: sfields@renaissanceannandale.net, 703-256-2525.

Oct. 9 - An Evening with Sue Ann Jaffarian, author of the Ghost of Granny Apples and Odelia Gray mystery series, George Mason Regional Library, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11 - Mastering the Process of School: Helping Students Build Study and Organization Skills, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 10 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Register online.

Oct. 12 - Watershed Cleanup Day, Lake Accotink Park, Springfield, 9-a.m.-noon. Hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority. 

Oct. 12 - Annandale Volunteer Fire Department Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities and displays at both stations, 7128 Columbia Pike and 8914 Little River Turnpike.

Oct. 13 - Mary Pickford: Americas Sweetheart, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $42, includes traditional English tea; $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

Oct. 13 - St. Albans Muldoon Concert Series: Two for a Song - Plus One, featuring Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan performing American music from the 1920s and 30s, St. Albans Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, 4 p.m. Free.

Oct. 15 - Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities, Lake Braddock Secondary School, 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free. Register online.

Oct. 17 - Fall Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36, includes traditional English tea. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

Oct. 17 - Mason District Candidate Forum, Woodrow Wilson Library, 7-9 p.m. Hosted by the League of Women Voters - Fairfax Area.

Oct. 18 - Pathways to Wellness Conference, Becoming Your Best Self: Putting the Pieces Together, Fairfax County Government Center, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 - Watershed Cleanup Day, Providence RECenter,  9-11 a.m. Hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority. 

Oct. 18 - Knowing the Signals: Substance Abuse and Todays Youth, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 18 - Garden Talk: Putting the Garden to Bed, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 19 - Annandale CROP Hunger Walk, Lake Accotink Park, 8 a.m. This annual event raises funds for Church World Services hunger and refugee relief and development programs and for Annandale Christian Community for Action. For more information, contact Camille Mittelholtz, 703-573-0074, accacrop@gmail.com.

Oct. 19 - Holmes Run Stream Monitoring Workshop, Holmes Run, Roundtree Park, 9-11:30 a.m. Learn about aquatic life and how to prevent pollution. Hosted by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. RSVP here.

Oct. 19 - Woodlands and Wetlands, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m. Adults. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 19 - Hidden Oaks Nature Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m. Free. Music, Reptiles Alive presentation, treasure hunt, monarch tagging demonstration. Park at Annandale Community Park.

Oct. 23 - Creating Poems with Images and Objects, led by Lee Woodman, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $45. Contact Lisa Lowry, lowry.lisa@gmail.com.

Oct. 24 - Dyslexia Open House, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 10-11 a.m. Free. Register online.

Oct. 25 - Helping your Child Cope with Stress, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 26 - Watershed Cleanup Day, Backlick Park, Annandale, 9-11 a.m. Hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority. 

Oct. 26 - Annandale Parade, Columbia Pike, 10 a.m.-noon.

Oct. 26 - Future Quest: College and Career Conference for Middle and High School Students, George Mason University, Johnson Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Register online.

Oct. 26 - Halloween Celebration, Hope Lutheran Church, 4604 Ravensworth, Annandale, 6-8 p.m. Games for children, haunted house, costume contest.

Oct. 27 - Witchy Women, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36, includes traditional English tea; $15 for the program only. Why were women the main targets of witch hunts? Call 703-941-7987 to register.

November 

Nov. 2 - HOAs and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus, Ernst Center, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact:  plantnovanatives@gmail.com,703-244-9174.

Nov. 10 - Diagnosing the Past, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-1:30 p.m. $36, includes traditional English tea; $15 for the program only. Learn how historians are using modern medical knowledge historic figures. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

Nov. 17 - Princess Tea Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 23 - My Sky Tonight!, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-7:45 p.m. Ages 3-5. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 24 - The Story of Pie, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36, includes traditional English tea; $158 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 to register.

Nov. 30 - Flying Squirrels: Gliding in Tonight, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

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

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