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September 

Sept. 26 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School lecture hall, 7-9 p.m.

Sept. 26 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 - Recovery Resource Open House, hosted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Merrifield Center, 4-7 p.m. Learn about mental illness resources, overdose prevention, the peer support movement, and more. 

Sept. 27 - Mosaic Bowl, Falls Church High School football game, FCHS, 7 p.m. Raffle with lots of prizes donated by businesses in the Mosaic District. 

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 - Friends of the George Mason Library Bi-Annual Book Sale. Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Sept. 28 - Happy Hour. Brightview Senior Living Woodburn, 3540 Gallows Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m. Beer, wine, hors d'Oeuvres, raffle for two Redskins tickets, RSVP: Joanna 703-462-9998, JBanks@bvsl.net.

Sept. 29 - Garden Talk: Replace Old Shrubs, Green Spring Gardens, 2-3 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 29 - Garden Program: Start a Garden Journal, Green Spring Gardens,10-11 a.m. Ages 18 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Sept. 30 - Braddock District Ride - Bike Your Park Day, hosted by Fairfax Alliance for Better Biking, Cherry Run Elementary School, 9732 Ironmaster Drive, Burke, 9 a.m.-noon. A 16-mile loop on the Fairfax County Parkway Trail, Cross County Trail, Lake Accotink Park, and other trails and bike lanes.

Sept. 30 - Free Community Shred, Donation, and Food Drive Event, Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Long & Foster.

Sept. 30 - Pumpkin & Garden Day, Bailey's Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Drive, Bailey's Crossroads, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pumpkin painting, pumpkin soup, garden work day, mobile market.

Sept. 30 - Maker Faire, Thomas Jefferson Library, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All ages.

Sept. 30 - Pirate Treasure Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-4 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 30 - 10th Anniversary Outdoor Party, Dogfish Head Alehouse, 6220 Leesburg Pike, Seven Corners. Live music, wood grilling, kids zone, carnival games, outdoor bar, beer games.

Sept. 30 - Youth Art Re-Imagining Community Dialogue: Moving Toward a Vision, James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, 1-3 p.m. Art exhibit, barbecue, and community discussions. Free. RSVP: Brittany Burns, 703-533-5701.

Sept. 30 - Accotink Creek Wagon Ride, Lake Accotink Park, 6-7 p.m. $6. To register, call 703-569-3464.

October 

Oct. 2 -  Cook the Book! George Mason Regional Library, 7:30-8:30 p.m. The first meeting of the library’s monthly Cookbook Club, features a discussion of Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan - and samples. Adults. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 2 - Braddock Road Community Workshop: proposed intersection improvements, Wakefield Chapel to Danbury Forest, Braddock Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 3 - REVIVE! training course, learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose by administering Naloxone, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, 11:30 a.m. Advance registration appreciated but not required.

Oct. 3 -  Protect Your Online Security, George Mason Regional Library, 7- 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch. Adults.

Oct. 4 - Candidate Forum, hosted by NARFE-Annandale, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. Candidates for House of Delegates districts 38 (incumbent Kaye Kory vs. Paul Haring), 39 (incumbent Vivian Watts), 49 (incumbent Alfonzo Lopez vs. Adam Roosevelt), and 53 (incumbent Marcus Simon). 703-690-6861,

Oct. 4 - Yarn-Aholics, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Discuss, learn, and share knitting and crochet ideas and projects. Adults.

Oct. 5 – Bouncin, Baby Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-10:55 a.m. Enjoy short stories, songs, and activities with your baby, then socialize with other caregivers. Age 6-18 months with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 6-8 - Greek Festival, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 3149 Glen Carlyn Road, Baileys Crossroads, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Oct. 6 - Homecoming Football Game, Annandale High School vs. Marshall High School, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 - From Now to Wow: Pathways to Good Design, Green Spring Gardens, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $57. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 7 - Potomac Valley Aquarium Society Fall Auction &Tag Sale, Green Acres School, cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road Fairfax, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Live fish raffle features shrimp and nanofish.

Oct. 7 - Snake and Turtle Feeding, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 7 - LEGO Kids Club, George Mason Regional Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Age 6-12.

Oct. 7 - Family Autism Night, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, 6:30-8 p.m. Free drop-in program for individuals on the autism spectrum age 2-22 and their families. Sponsored by Therapeutic Recreation Services. Learn to identify animal sounds, evening woodland walk, campfire with s'mores. Free, but RSVP required: 703-324-5621.

Oct. 8 - Folktales Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 10 - Duplo Play, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Age 2-5 with adult.

Oct. 10 - Tech Basics: Photo Storage, George Mason Regional Library, 7- 8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of Flickr and Google Photos. Bring your device if you have one. Adults.

Oct. 11 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 3-3:45 p.m. Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor.

Oct. 12 - Preschool Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 3-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 12 - Resilience Summit, Mason Government Center, 2-9 p.m. Hosted by Mason Supervisor Penny Gross. Senior Safety Summit at 2 p.m.; Resilience Expo at 4 p.m. with information on safety, consumer issues, emergency management, school crises, and more. General session at 7 p.m., with presentations on emergency preparations for natural and human-caused disasters.

Oct. 12 - Understanding Your Health Insurance, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Presentation by a healthcare navigator from Enroll Virginia.

Oct. 12 - House of Delegates Candidate Forum for Eastern Fairfax County, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Hayfield Secondary School lecture hall, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, 7 p.m. Covers races in the 38th District (incumbent Del. Kaye Kory vs. Paul Haring), 39th (Del. Vivian Watts is unopposed), 43rd (Del. Mark Sickles is unopposed), 44th (Del. Paul Krizek is unopposed), 45th (Del. Mark Levine is unopposed), and 49th (Del. Alfonso Lopez vs. Adam Roosevelt).

Oct. 12 - Meet Jim Hall, author of The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia: Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain, Kings Park Library, 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 12 - Planning Commission Public Hearing, development of townhouses on site of medical building on Arlington Boulevard in Seven Corners, Fairfax County Government Center, 8:15 p.m.

Oct. 13 – Parent Workshop: Collaborative IEP Meetings - Parents as Partners, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 13 - Garden Talk: Composting with Fall Leaves, Green Spring Gardens,2-3 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 14 - TASTE OF ANNANDALE, Tom Davis Drive, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 5K, food, entertainment, children’s programming, chili cook-off.

Oct. 15 - Consignment Sale, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus, Ernst Center, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 15 - Brush Up Your British Tea Program, explore the cultural and linguistic differences between Britain and America, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $32, includes a traditional English tea, $12 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Oct. 15 - Invite a Flying Squirrel to Your Yard, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $5. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 15 - GIVE Tutoring Orientation, George Mason Regional Library, 2-4 p.m. Dedicated high school volunteer tutors are paired with elementary school students for one-on-one mentorship throughout the school year. Elementary students with adult.

Oct. 16 - Preschool Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 3-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 16 - Make It Monday Craft, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Adults. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 17 - Toddler Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 18-36 months with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 17 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School lecture hall, 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 17 - Color Me Calm, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Adults.

Oct. 18 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 3-3:45 p.m. Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor.

Oct. 18 - Pajama Party Storytime! George Mason Regional Library, 7-7:25 p.m. Bring your favorite cuddly friend and a blanket and wear your PJs. Age 3-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 18 - Braddock Road Community Workshop: proposed intersection improvements, Beltway area, Braddock Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 - Storytime for Toddlers, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-10:55 a.m. Age 18-36 months with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 19 - Book Discussion Group: Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:45 p.m. Adults.

Oct. 19 - Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $32, includes a traditional English tea. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Oct. 19 - Local History at the Library: The Murder of Eva Roy, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the 1918 murder of 14-year-old Eva Roy and the convoluted trials that followed. Adults.

Oct. 20 - Pathways to Wellness, a conference sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation, Fairfax County Government Center, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $30, includes lunch.

Oct. 20 – Parent Workshop: The Social Impact of ADHD, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 20 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-7:45 p.m. Ages 3-8. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 21 - Mental Health and Wellness Conference, hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax High School, 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Yard Sale, Annandale United Methodist Church, 5935 Columbia Pike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of clothing, small furniture, household goods, and other items can be dropped off Oct 20 in Hughes Hall, 2-7 p.m. Contact Cyndi Jones, cyndij123@verizon.net.

Oct. 21 - Master Class: Planning Spring, Green Spring Gardens, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $28. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 21 - 50th Anniversary Celebration, Holmes Middle School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 21 - Chocolate and Tea Tasting Party, Green Spring Gardens,10-11:30 a.m. Ages 18 and up. $25. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 21 - Drop-in Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 6 months-6 years with adult.

Oct. 21 - Oak Hill Mansion Open House, 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, noon-4 p.m. Ceremony 12:30-1 p.m.

Oct. 21 -  All About Bats Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 22 - Positive Aging and Wellness Fair, Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center, across from Inova Fairfax Hospital, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 22 - Baby2Tot Fest, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 22 - Spooky Animals, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Ages 6-13. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 22 - Keep Calm and Parent On: workshop for parents of teens, Ravensworth Baptist Church, 2-4:30 p.m. Register online.

Oct. 23 - Playdate Cafe, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids enjoy creative play while their parents and caregivers have coffee and meet new friends. Age birth-5 years with adult.

Oct. 24 – Parent Workshop: Postsecondary Education Planning - Coffee and Conversation, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 9-10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Register online.

Oct. 24 - I Can Build!, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:10 a.m. Age 2-5 with adult.

Oct. 25 - I Know My Alphabet Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 3-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 25 - Chair Yoga, George Mason Regional Library, 3-3:45 p.m. Gentle and mindful yoga for seniors taught by a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor.

Oct. 25 - Midweek Movie: “Ghostbusters” (2016), George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Teens and adults.

Oct. 25 - Braddock Road Community Workshop: proposed intersection improvements, Burke Lake intersection, Braddock Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 - Music and Movin’ with Kofi Dennis, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 6 months-5 years with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 26 - Job Search Strategies for Success, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Adults.

Oct. 27 – Parent Workshop: Dyslexia Open House, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Free. Register online.

Oct. 27 - Author Talk, George Mason Regional Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Linda Ensign, a 3-time National Novel Writing Month winner will share strategies for completing a novel in a month. Adults and teens.

Oct. 27 - Garden Talk: Get Ready for Winter, Green Spring Gardens, 2-3 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 28 - Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, drop off unneeded or expired medications at the Mason District Police Station, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 28 - Annandale Parade, Columbia Pike, 10 a.m.

Oct. 28 - Workshop: Two-Season Garden Container, Green Spring Gardens,2-3:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $38 plus $30 supply fee. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 28 - Springfield-Annandale branch of the American Association of University Women: presentation on serving women and children in Africa and the U.S., Braddock District supervisor’s office, 9202 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Oct. 29 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs and Shrimp Fest, Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, 2-5 p.m.

Oct. 30 - Toddler Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 18-36 months with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Oct. 30 - Fairfax County Transportation Plan for 2018-23 Update, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 31 - Are You a Monster? Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Age 2-5 with adult. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

November 

Nov. 5 - A Taste of History: Thanksgiving Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. $42, includes tea and samples of food from four centuries, $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Nov. 11 - Family Fun: Letterbox Hunt, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Nov. 19 - Christmas Cookies: History and Tea Tasting, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. $42, includes tea and tasting samples, $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.





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