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September 

Sept. 24 - Information session for eighth-graders about applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Poe Middle School, 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 - Parent Information Night - FCPS international study programs, Gatehouse Administration Center Cafe, 6:30 p.m. 

Sept. 25 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m. Presentation by Northpoint Realty Partners on a proposed storage facility at 6375 Bren Mar Drive. 

Sept. 26 - Recovery Resource Open House, Merrifield Center, 6 p.m. Hosted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. 

Sept. 27-30 - Semi-Annual Book Sale, George Mason Regional Library, Thursday 3-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Sept. 29 - Community Yard Sale, Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Road, 8 a.m.-noon.

Sept. 29 - Mental Health and Wellness Conference, sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax High School, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Register online.

Sept. 29 - GIVE Tutoring (Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education) by high school students for kids K-6, Thomas Jefferson Library, noon-2 p.m.

Sept. 29 - Hidden Oaks Nature Center celebrates the 10th anniversary of Nature Playce and its limited impact development parking lot. 1-5 p.m. Experiments, animals, monarch butterflies, face painting, surprise guest. All ages. Free. Register here.

Sept. 29 - My Sky Tonight, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1:15 p.m. Ages 3-5. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Sept. 29 - Stream Cleanup, hosted by Friends of Accotink Creek as part of International Coastal Cleanup, Accotink Creek at Woodburn Road Bridge, 3-5 p.m.

Sept. 29 - The Block Exchange: buy, sell, and trade sneakers, The Block, 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sept. 30 - Open House and Pampered Pet Party to celebrate Chicos Natural Pet Markets first anniversary and the opening of its new pet spa, 6349A Columbia Pike, 1-7 p.m. Entertainers, yoga classes, refreshments, spa treatments for pets and people, door prizes, and giveaways. 

October 

Oct. 1 - Virginia Legislative Leftovers, presented by the Virginia Legislative Committee of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute and the Fairfax County Office of Consumer Affairs, at the Fairfax County Government Center, 7-9 p.m. $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers.

Oct. 3 - National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Presentation on tax law changes by CPA George Kresslein, Mason Government Center, refreshments at 9:30 a.m., program at 10. Public invited. Contact: 703-691-6861.

Oct. 3 - Presentation on traffic analysis for the N. Beauregard Street/N. Chambliss Street intersection, Holmes Run Middle School cafeteria, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open house 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 - Enjoy Your Strong-Willed Child: 10 Strategies to Stop the Power Struggles, Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Register online

Oct. 5 - Celebrate Scientists at TJ, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 6560 Braddock Road, 6-8 p.m. Students in grades 2-8 and their families are invited to learn about TJ diversity and outreach efforts, view student projects on diverse scientists, and participate in hands-on STEM activities. Register online.

Oct. 6 - Community yard sale, Lincolnia Hills Heywood Glen, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Enter at N. Chambliss Street, N. Morgan Street, or Berlee Drive.

Oct. 7 - Muldoon Concert Series: Hub New Music - Modern Classical Ensemble, St. Albans, Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 4 p.m. Stay for light refreshments and conversation. Free.

Oct. 8 - Special Fall Garden Tour and Tea, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $32, includes traditional English tea; $12 for the program only. To register, call 703-324-3988.

Oct. 10 - Falls Church Pyramid PTA meeting, Falls Church HS, 7 p.m. Parents from all the schools in the pyramid (preK-12) are invited to meet principals and learn what Luther Jackson Middle School and Falls Church High School have to offer.  

Oct. 11 - The Ins and Outs of Development and Construction, for nonprofits and places of worship, hosted by Fairfax County Land Development Services, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Conference Room 9/10, 7-8 p.m. RSVP: https://nppw-event.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 13 - TASTE of ANNANDALE, Tom Davis Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5K Race at 9:30 a.m. Food, live music and dance, beer garden, chili cook-off, pet contest, childrens programming, demonstration park, and more.

Oct. 14 - A Chat with Dorothy Parker, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3:30 p.m. $45, includes traditional English tea; $18 for the program only. To register, call 703-324-3988.

Oct. 15 - Voter registration deadline to vote in Nov. 6 election.

Oct. 15 - Presentation on the effort to raise funds for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, hosted by the Springfield-Annandale Branch of the American Association of University Women, Kings Park Library, 1 p.m. The memorial commemorates the 72 women arrested at the White House in 1917 for protesting for women's suffrage and imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton. 

Oct. 16 - Baileys Crossroads/7 Corners Revitalization Corporation, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 - Waste & Recycling Symposium, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus, Ernst Center, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Films, panel discussions, exhibits, networking. Register online.

Oct. 20 - Annandale CROP Hunger Walk, Lake Accotink Park, 8 a.m. A fundraiser for Church World Services refugee relief and development programs and Annandale Christian Community for Action. 

Oct. 20 - Plants & Design: Gorgeous Spring Bulbs, Green Spring Gardens, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adults. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 21 - Wild Animals Puppet Show, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1 p.m. Ages 2-5. $9. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 25 - Fall Harvest Celebration, Annandale Farmers Market, 6621 Columbia Pike, 8 a.m.-noon. Gift basket raffle, cooking demonstrations, childrens activities.

Oct. 27 - Annandale Parade, Columbia Pike, 10 a.m.-noon.

Oct. 27 - Poisonous Plants Garden Tour, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11:30 a.m. Adults. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 28 - Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 3-5. Register online or call 703-941-1065.

Oct. 30 - George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group, George Mason Regional Library. 2-3 p.m. Topic: Substance Abuse and the Opioid Crisis in Fairfax County: A Public Emergency?

Oct. 30 - Trash Day of Action. Friends of Accotink Creek and other environmental groups are protesting against plastic pollution in streams, rivers, and oceans. Nestle headquarters at the Rossyln Metro Station, 4-6 p.m.

Oct. 31 - Fall Harvest Celebration, Wakefield Farmers Market, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, 2-6 p.m. Gift basket raffle, cooking demonstrations, childrens activities.


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