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November

Nov. 15 - George Mason Book Discussion Group: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:45 p.m.

Nov. 15 - Who Was...? Book Club, George Mason Regional Library, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Read a “Who Was” biography and bring it for a discussion about what makes each person important. Grades 4-6.

Nov. 15 - Discussion on gerrymandering with a representative from One Virginia 2021 and short film, “GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head,” hosted by the Springfield-Annandale Branch of the American Association of University Women, Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield, 7 p.m. Contact: chammett@gmail.com,703-560-1760.

Nov. 15-17 - “Bye Bye Birdie,” Justice High School, 7 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors.Tickets can be purchased on the Wolfpack Theatre Boosters website.

Nov. 16 - BL Small Business Expo, American Legion Post #177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Educational seminars, exhibitors, speakers, networking opportunities, mind-blowing door prizes. $30.

Nov. 16 - Jacks Brain, Jills Brain: Gender Differences and Why They Matter, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 10 a.m.-noon. Register online.

Nov. 16-17 - Holiday Craft Fair, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 8617 Little River Turnpike, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Nov. 16 - Apprenticeships and Skilled Workforce Career Fair, hosted by the Edison Academy and Wegman Food Markets for Fairfax County high school students, recent graduates, and parents, at the Edison High School auxiliary gym, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 - Lions Club Fruit Sale, Annandale Swim & Tennis Club, 7530 Little River Turnpike, 8:15 a.m. until sold out. Florida ruby red grapefruit, navel oranges, sunburst tangerines, and juice oranges;  red delicious apples; D’Anjou pears; strawberries; bean soup mix; and White House ornaments. Fruit available by the case, half case, or quarter case.

Nov. 17 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Albans Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa, carols, moon bounce, face painting, raffle, and cafe, as well as sales of crafts, toys, decorations, books, jewelry, baked goods, candy, etc. Special room where kids can shop.

Nov. 17 - Flea Market, Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Road, Annandale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. More than 75 tables.

Nov. 17 - “Creatures Great and Small,” George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Presented by Rainbow Puppet Productions. All ages.

Nov. 17 - Backlick Park Re-Opening Ceremony, 4516 Backlick Road, Annandale, 1 p.m.

Nov. 18-21 - Annual Jewish Book Fair and Chanukah Sale, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 9 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m.

Nov. 18 - Holiday Windows, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Presentation on the history of holiday window dressing. $32, includes traditional English tea; $12 for the program only. Adults. To register, call 703-324-3988.

Nov. 18 - Workshop: Thanksgiving Table Arrangement, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $39 plus $25 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Nov. 18 - Action Forum, presented by the League of Women Voters, Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, 1-4 p.m.

Nov. 18 - Princess Tea Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 19 - Ribbon-cutting and grad opening for Little Dipper Hot Pot House, 2985 District Ave., Merrifield,  11 a.m. Free hot pot for first 100 guests, door prizes. Little Dipper is one of several new restaurants and shops in the Mosaic District. 

Nov. 19 - Cook the Book! Cookbook Club: Cooks share experiences using Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Samples are appreciated but not required.

Nov. 21 - Aging in Place presentation: Learn how to adjust your house to better accommodate aging residents, Kings Park Library, 1 p.m.

Nov. 21 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 3-3:45 p.m. Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor.

Nov. 21 - Book Discussion: The Fault in Our Stars and other books by John Green, George Mason Regional Library, 5-6 p.m. Ages 13-18.

Nov. 23 - Discover the Desert Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 12 p.m. Ages 3-7. $9. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 24 - Tricky Turkeys, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Nov. 26 - Teen Advisory Board, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. What events, resources, and services can the library provide for you? Share your ideas and earn volunteer credit. Ages 12-18.

Nov. 27 - Art Splash Adult Workshop, George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. A fun, relaxing art lesson for grown-ups by an Abrakadoodle art teacher. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Nov. 27 - Baileys Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m. Presentations on zoning and update on projects in the pipeline.

Nov. 27 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 28-29- Medicare Enrollment Event, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To register, call 703-531-2905.

Nov. 28 - GM Cinema - Midweek Movie, “The Hunger Games,” George Mason Regional Library, 6-8:30 p.m. Books available in advance. Popcorn provided. Teens and adults.

Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, and 8 - The Pajama Game, Falls Church High School, 7 p.m., 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 7. Tickets available online.

December 

Dec. 1 - Beautification Day, Willston Community Center, Seven Corners, 9-11 a.m. Sign up here.

Dec. 1-2 - Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, Audrey Moore RECenter, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday. $2, children 12 and under free. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Dec.1 - Rep. Gerry Connollys Annual Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees, Fairfax County Government Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about health plans and Medicare.

Dec. 1 - Del. Kaye Kory office hours, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 1 - Brunch and pictures with Santa, family learning center at Pinecrest Golf Course, 6600 Little River Turnpike, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $12 for children ages 3-12; $14 for people 13 and up. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online or call 703-941-1061.

Dec. 1 - Family Fun: Ocean Terrarium Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $12 per project. Multiple people can work on one project. Register online or call 703-64205173.

Dec. 1 - Astronomy for Family Fun, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Dec. 2 - Gardeners Holiday Open House, Green Spring Gardens, noon-4 p.m. All ages. Free.

Dec. 2 - Gardeners Holiday: Puppet Show, 1 and 3 p.m. Ages 2 and up. $5. Register online. 

Dec. 4 - Medicaid Expansion Town Hall with Del. Kaye Kory, Mason Government Center, 2-4 p.m. Featuring Rachel Pryor from the Virginia Department of Medical Services.

Dec. 6 - Holiday music presented  by the Shepherds Center of Annandale-Springfield, Lunch 'n Life: Triple Treat featuring Carol Ann Papp, Annandale High School Womens Choir, and a professional soprano, Annandale United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10. All are welcome. To reserve a spot contact SCAS by Dec. 3, 703-941-1419, sheperdscas@vacoxmail.com.

Dec. 6, 8, and 9 - Christmas Candlelight Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 4-5:30 p.m. Enjoy tea while hearing Christmas poems. $45. Favor bag and door prizes. Ages 13 and up. To register, call 703-324-3988.

Dec. 6 - Block Out, dance party, The Block, 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, 10:30 p.m. Hosted by The Block and the Lions Den. Free.

Dec. 8 - Brunch and pictures with Santa, family learning center at Pinecrest Golf Course, 6600 Little River Turnpike, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $12 for children ages 3-12; $14 for people 13 and up. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online or call 703-941-1061.

Dec. 9 - Squirrels Nutcracker Tea Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Dec. 10 - Mason District Holiday Town Gathering, Mason Government Center, 7 p.m. Music, refreshments, door prizes, update on Mason District.

Dec. 12 - Taste of Braddock, Kings Park Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy food from Braddock District restaurants.

January 

Jan. 12 - Family Fun: Snow Globe Workshop, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-64205173.

Jan. 25 - Garden Talks: Container Gardens for the Yardless, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-64205173.

Jan. 26 - Plants & Design: Planning and Planting Garden Themes, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m. Adults. $18. Register online or call 703-64205173.


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