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May

May 22 - Creative Aging Festival event: Line Dancing, Bailey's Senior Center, 5920 Summers Lane, Baileys Crossroads, 1 p.m. Free. 

May 22 - Arts & Crafts: Paper Collage, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Create your own collage art piece using Korean traditional paper on a rice paper board. Led by paper artist Sophia Han. Adults and teens. Register online or call at 703-256-3800.

May 23 - Shepherds Center Lunch N' Life and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, St. Marks Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome, $10. Register by May 22: 703-941-1419 or shepherdscas@vacoxmail.com.

May 23 - Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1 p.m. $32. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

May 23 - Sleep: Its Impact on Your Food, Mood and Behavior, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Room 419 on the lower level, 5-7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Community Service Boards BeWell Health Care Integration Initiative. Register online.

May 23 - Orchestra Spring Concert, Annandale High Schooll, 7 p.m.

May 24 - Yappy Hour Fundraiser, Chicos Natural Pet Market, Barcroft Plaza, 5-8 p.m. Live music, big discounts, silent auction, raffles and prizes, caipirinhas, free cookies for dogs and people.

May 25 - Ramadan and Eid Celebration, George Mason Regional Library, noon-2 p.m. Card and lantern making, henna, and Jeopardy games. All ages. 

May 26 - The Crown: Fact or Fiction? Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1 p.m. $32 includes tea; $12 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

May 29 - Back2Fairfax Seminar, Fairfax County Public Schools invites FCPS graduates and graduating seniors to learn about IT and trades careers with the school system, Gatehouse Administration Center, Merrifield, 5-8 p.m.

May 29 - GM Cinema: Midweek Movie, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (PG-13), George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. Adults and teens.

May 30 - Creative Aging Festival event: Creative Drumming Funfare, featuring Kofi Dennis, Wakefield Senior Center at Audrey Moore RECenter, 10:30 a.m. Free. 

May 30 - Creative Aging Festival event: Helping Hearts Through the Arts, an interactive dance performance, Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., 10:45 a.m. Free. 

May 31 - Creative Aging Festival event: Creative Drumming Funfare, featuring Kofi Dennis, Woodrow Wilson Library, 2-3 p.m. Free. 

May 31- June 15 - Providence Players present Leaving Iowa, James Lee Community Center. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. on June 2 and 9.

June 

June 1 - Woodland Wonders Tree Art Open House, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-3 p.m.

June 1 - Open hire event hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority for REC-Pac summer camps, Providence RECenter, 2-5 p.m. 

June 2 - Cardboard Boat Regatta, Lake Accotink. Judging starts at 9 a.m., the race starts at 11. Free. Parking is $5. 

June 2 - Tea Rex Tea Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-2:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 4 - Woodson High School Graduation, Eagle Bank Arena, 2 p.m.

June 4 - Current Issues Discussion Group, George Mason Regional Library. 2-3 p.m. Discuss today's issues in a safe, moderated environment. Free.

June 5 - Falls Church High School Graduation, Eagle Bank Arena, 2 p.m.

June 6 - Springfield-Annandale AAUW meeting: Inside Scoop on Cinema Arts and University Mall Theaters, with owner Mark OMeara, Army-Navy Country Club, 3315 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax,  5:30 p.m. Public invited. Dinner, featuring an Italian buffet, is $40. RSVP and send check by May 31 to: Wendy Hamnett, 6532 Bay Tree Court, Fall Church, 22041. 

June 6 - Annandale High School Graduation, DAR Constitution Hall, 7 p.m.

June 7 - Garden Talk: Be a Water-wise Gardener, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 7-9 - Celebrate Fairfax!, Fairfax County Government Center. Carnival rides, live entertainment, breweries, much more. Headliners: Better Than Ezra Friday at 8 p.m. and Smash Mouth Saturday at 8 p.m.

June 7 - Justice High School Graduation, Eagle Bank Arena, 2 p.m.

June 9 - Cruising the Past, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Explore the glamorous heyday of ocean travel. $36, includes a traditional English tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

June 10 - Garden Talk: Bring on the Hummingbirds, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 10 - Community meeting on a boundary adjustment for Glen Forest Elementary School, school cafeteria, 7 p.m.

June 10 - Teen Advisory Board, George Mason Regional Library. 7-8 p.m. Share ideas to improve teen programming and earn volunteer credit. Grades 7-12.

June 11 – Revive! Session on opioid overdose and Naloxone education, Merrifield Center, 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Room LL-419, lower level, 11:30 a.m. Presented by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. RSVP to Lauren Nickum, 703-352-3431, Lauren.Nickum@fairfaxcounty.gov.

June 11 - Democratic Primary Election. 

June 11 - Read Global, Dine Local Book Group, hosted by George Mason Regional Library, Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, at Casa D’Mama in Annandale. 7-8:30 p.m. Adults. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

June 13 - Summer Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

June 13 - Oddball Cinema: “Defending Your Life,” George Mason Regional Library. 6-8 p.m. Free. Adults.

June 15 - Summer Readers’ Theatre Series: live staged reading of Williams Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Have Globe, Will Travel, George Mason Regional Library, 1-3 p.m. A brief Q&A period will follow. Free. Adults and teens.

June 16 - How To Talk Across the Political Divide: Better Angels Skills Workshop, George Mason Regional Library. 1:30-4 p.m. Develop skills for holding respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm relationships in a safe environment. Free. Adults. Register online or call 703-256-3800 or online.

June 17 - Cook The Book! George Mason Regional Library. 7-8:30 p.m. Cooks share experiences using Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore. Samples appreciated but not required. Free. Adults.

June 20 - George Mason Book Discussion Group, George Mason Regional Library. 2-3:45 p.m. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Free. Adults.

June 22 - Workshop: Basic Pruning for Azaleas and Rhododendrons, Green Spring Gardens, 10 a.m.-noon. Adults. $23. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 15 - Gardening with Climate Change, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 p.m. Adults. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 15 - Family Fun: Fathers in Nature, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 15 - Campfire Safety for Families, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 15 - Spotlight by Starlight: Taiwan Cultural Heritage Night, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

June 15 - Cars & Cream, The Block, 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, 8-11 p.m. Race cars, SnoCream and Pokeworks specials.

June 16 - Animal Dads, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-1:45 p.m. Ages 2-6. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 16 - Spotlight by Starlight: City of Fairfax Concert Band, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 17 - Full Moon Nature Hike, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8:15 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 19 - Pajama Story Time, George Mason Regional Library, Ages 18 months-6 years. Wear your PJs.

June 19 - Spotlight by Starlight: Phil Wiggins & Rick Franklin (Piedmont blues), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 21 - Spotlight by Starlight: Garnet Rogers (folk), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 21 - Summer Solstice Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8:15 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 22 - Childrens Concert: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

June 22 - Spotlight by Starlight: Iranian/Persian Cultural Heritage Night, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

June 22 - Finding Fireflies, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 8-9 p.m. Ages 2-11. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

June 23 - Real Housewives of Jamestown, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Learn about the first bride ship” that brought single women to Jamestown. $36, includes a traditional English tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

June 23 - Spotlight by Starlight: Washington Balalaika Orchestra, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 25 - Concert in the Garden, Green Spring Gardens, 6-8 p.m. Kids activities start at 5. Live music, free cake and lemonade. Enjoy dinner from a food truck or bring a picnic.

June 26 - GM Cinema: Midweek Movie: “La La Land,” George Mason Regional Library. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. Free. Adults and teens.

June 26 - Planning Commission hearing on the Lincolnia Planning Study recommendations, 7:30 p.m.

June 26 - Spotlight by Starlight: Patsys Honky Tonk Torch & Twang, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 27 - Show-Off Books, George Mason Regional Library. 7-8 p.m. Sip a refreshing beverage and get summer reading inspiration from George Mason’s book lovers. Adults.

June 28 - Spotlight by Starlight: King Soul, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

June 29 - Disability Inclusion Conference, Fairfax County Government Center, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by the Board of Supervisors and the ARC of Northern Virginia.

June 29 - Childrens Concert: John Hadfield, Mason District Park, 10 a.m.

June 29 - Family Fun: Summer Arts al Fresco, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30-11:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

June 29 - Spotlight by Starlight: Chinese Cultural Heritage Night, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

June 30 - Spotlight by Starlight: Padmarani Rasiah Cantu (Indian classical dance), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July

July 3 - Spotlight by Starlight: National Concert Band of America, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 5 - Spotlight by Starlight: Tom Principato Band (blues), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 6 - Spotlight by Starlight: Korean Cultural Heritage Night, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

July 7 - Spotlight by Starlight: Radney Foster (Americana), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 10 - Spotlight by Starlight: Linwood Taylor (blues, rock), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.


July 12 - Spotlight by Starlight: Ellen Jewell (alt-country), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 13 - Spotlight by Starlight: Uzbekistan Cultural Heritage Night, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.

July 14 - A Taste of Scotland, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $42 includes tea; $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.


July 14 - Spotlight by Starlight: NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.


July 17 - Spotlight by Starlight: Little Red & the Renegades (zydeco), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 18 - Summer Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.


July 19 - Spotlight by Starlight: Memphis Gold (blues), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.

July 20 - Spotlight by Starlight: Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night, featuring Centro Cultural Peru, Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, 7:30 p.m.


July 21 - Spotlight by Starlight: the Capitol Steps (satirical revue), Mason District Park, 7:30 p.m.


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


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

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

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





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