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January 

Jan. 22 - TV Viewing Your Way, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Learn how to lower your cable bill and watch movies and TV programs using online services and devices. Presented by the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services. Free.

Jan. 22 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 - Introduction to Special Education, a workshop for parents, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Register online

Jan. 24 - Hard Hat Tour, Renaissance memory care community, 7112 Braddock Road, Annandale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will get a free book, Welcome to Planet Alzheimers. Call for reservations, 702-256-2525,

Jan. 24 - Free screening of Angst,” a film about anxiety, truth, and hope, Woodson High School, 7 pm. For parents and guardians of K-12 students and students over age 13.

Jan. 25 - Health Care College and Career Fair, Falls Church High School 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by the Falls Church Academy and HOSA-Future Health Professionals organization. Open to all FCPS students interested in healthcare education and careers.

Jan. 25 - Planning for Aging in Place/Long-term Care, St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 10-11:30 a.m. Hosted by the Lifetime Learning Institute. To register, call 703-503-0600.

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 - Landmark Mall redevelopment: community workshop, Hermitage Northern Virginia, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

Jan. 26 - AAUW Springfield-Annandale Branch New Members Meeting, Milanos Restaurant, 6230G Rolling Road, Springfield, 2 p.m. Speakers and light refreshments. All are welcome. For more information call  703-494-9656.

Jan. 26 - Jessica Swanson for School Board Campaign Kickoff, home of Del. Kaye Kory, 6505 Waterway, Falls Church, 3-5 p.m. 

Jan. 26 - Dinosaur Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Jan. 27 - Winter Lecture: documentary film, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. $10. Register online.

Jan. 27 - Wild Women of Washington, D.C., Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. Adults. $42 includes traditional English tea; $18 for the program only. Call 703- 941-7987 to register.

Jan. 28 - Teen Advisory Board, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Share ideas to improve teen programming and earn volunteer credit. Grades 7-12. Free. 703-256-3800.

Jan. 29 - Kaleidoscope: An Adaptive Storytime, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Family sensory story time for kids on the autism spectrum or with other developmental challenges. All ages. Free. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Jan. 29 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School, 7-9 p.m. Review of draft Comprehensive Plan text.

Jan. 29 - Community meeting on traffic in the Truro neighborhood, Truro Clubhouse, 4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale, 7-8:30 p.m.

Jan. 30 - Glasgow Middle School Open House, for rising sixth-graders, 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 30 - GM Cinema: Midweek Movie, “Won't You Be My Neighbor?” (PG-13), George Mason Regional Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Popcorn provided. Teens and adults. Free.

Jan. 31 - Mr. Weather Bear, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-5. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Jan. 31 - Lunch & Learn: Transitions for a Loved One with Memory Loss, presented by the Renaissance memory care community, Marriott Fairfield Inn, 6254 Duke St., Alexandria, Annandale, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. For reservations, call 702-256-2525,

Jan. 31 - Workshop: Food, Mood and Behavior, presented by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Be Well staff, Merrifield Center, 5-7 p.m. Free.

February

Feb. 2 - Groundhog Day Practice Run, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-8. $9. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 2 - Seed Exchange, Green Spring Gardens, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Lectures and seed swap. $15 for members of Friends of Green Spring; $20 for non-members.

Feb. 2 - Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 2 - Flying Squirrels: Gliding in Tonight, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 3 - Winter Lecture: Pushing Limits of Tropical Plants, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

February 4 - Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Led by a wellness expert. Free.

Feb. 4 - Doodle Bots, Woodrow Wilson Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Build a robot and create art together. School-age children.

Feb. 4 - Public Information Meeting on Unmanned Aircraft for Public Safety, Mason District Government Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., formal program begins at 7.

Feb. 4 - Community meeting on the Erickson Living proposal for the Northern Virginia Training Center site - Focus on traffic issues, Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke, 7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 11).

Feb. 5 - Celebrate New Years, the Year of the Pig, Eden Center, 11 a.m. Flag ceremony, lion dances, face painting, magician, lucky money, etc. 

Feb. 5 - George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3 p.m. Discuss today’s issues in a safe, moderated environment. A short background article will be available at registration. Free. Register online or call 703-256-3800.

Feb. 5 - Merrifield Study Task Force, Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, 7-9 p.m. Topic: review of Merrifield Areawide Plan text revisions.

Feb. 6 - NARFE meeting, featuring a presentation on “Healthy Habits for a Healthy You” by Susan Miller of the Alzheimers Association, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m., refreshments at 9:30. Public invited. 703-425-3361,

Feb. 7 - Community meeting on upcoming road resurfacing and re-striping projects, Mason Government Center, 7 p.m. Hosted by VDOT and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.

Feb. 8 - Garden Talk: Grow Your Herbs, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Adults. $10. Register online or call 703-64205173.

Feb. 9 – Stuff the Bus, a collection drive to fill local food pantries, will post a Fastran bus at the Annandale Giant, 7137 Columbia Pike, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 - Chinese Lion Dance, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Celebrate the Lunar New Year. Free.

Feb. 10 - Celebrate New Years, the Year of the Pig, Eden Center, 11 a.m. Flag ceremony, lion dances, face painting, magician, lucky money, etc. 

Feb. 10 - Open House, Pinecrest School, 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, 1-4 p.m.

Feb. 10 - Art of the Heart, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Adults. $32 includes traditional English tea; $12 for the program only. Call 703- 941-7987 to register.

Feb. 10 - Animal Valentines, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:30-2:15 a.m. Ages 4-8. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 10 - Winter Lecture: Ideas from Europe for U.S. Gardeners, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 11 - Cook the Book! George Mason Regional Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Make a recipe from either of the “Smitten Kitchen” cookbooks by Deb Perelman and join the group discussion. Free. Adults

Feb. 12 - Read Global, Dine Local Book Group. Join George Mason Regional Library staff for a discussion of Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak at Fava Pot, Falls Church, 7-8:30 p.m. Adults. Register at 703-256-3800 or online.

Feb. 13 - Living Longer, Living Smarter, George Mason Regional Library, 1-3 p.m. Manage your health and finances and plan for long-term care, presented by the AARP “Decide.Create.Share.” campaign. Free.

Feb. 14 - Korean Folklore Fan Painting, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Free. Age 13 and up. 

Feb. 16 - Eco-Savvy Symposium, Green Spring Gardens, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $58.

Feb. 16 - How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Coffee, George Mason Regional Library, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Demonstration by Caffé Amouri. Free. Age 16 and up.

Feb. 17 - Winter Lecture: Selecting and Planting Trees, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 17 - Caribbean Reef Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 3-7. $9. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 18 - Community Cleanup, Americana Drive, Annandale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Originally scheduled for Jan. 21, but delayed due to winter weather. Sign up online

Feb. 18 - Meet Live Snakes, Turtles, and Toads; Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 2 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 19 - Braddock District Land Use and Environment Committee, Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 - George Mason Book Discussion Group: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, George Mason Regional Library, 2-3:45 p.m. Free.

Feb. 21 - Local History: Ghost, Goons, and a Bunny Man, George Mason Regional Library, 7-9 p.m. Presented by Cindy Bennett, Burke Historical Society. Free. Adults.

Feb. 23 - Family Fun: Winter Arts al Fresco, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-64205173.

Feb. 23 - Active Assailant Briefing by the National Center for Citizen Safety, George Mason Regional Library, 1-3 p.m. Learn about preparedness and safety awareness in the event of an act of domestic terrorism from NCCSafe and its Assess/Cover/Take Action public awareness campaign. Free. Adults.

Feb. 25 - Teen Advisory Board, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Share ideas to improve teen programming and earn volunteer credit. Grades 7-12.

Feb. 24 - A Scottish Afternoon Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Adults. $32 includes traditional English tea; $12 for the program only. Call 703- 941-7987 to register.

Feb. 24 - Winter Lecture: Uncommon Cut Flower, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 24 - All Things Frozen Tea Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Feb. 26 - Merrifield Study Task Force, Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, 7-9 p.m. Topic: continued review of Merrifield Areawide Plan text revisions and discussion of land use analysis.

Feb. 26 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School, 7-9 p.m. Review of draft Comprehensive Plan text.

Feb. 26 - The Tax Act of 2017: How it Impacts You, George Mason Regional Library, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Feb. 27 - STEM: Code-a-pillar and Scratch Jr., George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Age 3-6 with caregiver.

Feb. 27 - GM Cinema: Midweek Movie, “Black Panther,” George Mason Regional Library, 6-8:30 p.m. Popcorn provided. Free. Teens and adults.

Feb. 28 - Get Organized with Bullet Journaling #BulJo, George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Learn how to track the past, organize the present, and plan the future. Journals available to the first 20 participants. Free. Teens and adults.

March 

March 1 - Preschool Fun: Dr. Seuss' Celebration, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-5. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

March 2 - Dr. Seuss Birthday Extravaganza, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

March 2 - Coach CJ Celebration, Annandale Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 7-10 p.m.

March 19 - Lincolnia Planning District Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School, 7-9 p.m. Task force finalizes draft plan text. 

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