March 22 - A Dialogue Through Poetry and Art, Bailey’s Lower Elementary School, 6111 Knollwood Drive, Bailey’s Crossroads, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a discussion about community through poetry and art - plus a free Latin American dinner. Childcare provided. Hosted by the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. For more information, contact Norma Lopez, 703-533-5475.
March 23 - Garden Talk: Vegetable and Herb Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, 2-3 p.m. $10.
March 24 - NBC4 Shred Event. Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 8 a.m.-noon. All cars must be in line by 12 p.m.
March 24 - Walk for Peace & Peace Expo, Falls Church High School, 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by the Falls Church Rotary Club. Family-friendly 2.5-mile walk, learn about conflict resolutions and community organizations that promote peace.
March 24 - Plants and Design: Japanese Garden Design, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-11 a.m. $22.
March 24 – Spring Fling Luncehon, hosted by the Springfield-Annandale Branch of the American Association of University Women, Springfield Golf and Country Club, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guest speaker: Judge Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. $40. RSVP by March 12 to SpringFlingAAUW@gmail.com. Send check payable to Springfield-Annandale AAUW and mail to Rose Clark, 330 S. West Street, #303, Alexandria, VA 22314.
March 24 - Irish Dance, hosted by the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 4 p.m. $15, includes dinner and performance by the O’Neill James School of Irish Dance. Register by March 19: 703-941-1419, firstname.lastname@example.org. Send check to SCAS, 7610 Newcastle Blvd., Annandale VA 22003.
March 25 - Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1 p.m. Ages 2-8. $8. Register online or call 703-941-1065.
March 27 - Free seminar, “Senior Fear: Exploring Different Types of Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults,” Brightview Senior Living Woodburn, 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., breakfast at 8:30 a.m. RSVP Joanna or Bonnie, 703-462-9998 or email@example.com@bvsl.net.
March 27-28 - Why Study Tech? A Conference for Teen Girls, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, Ernst Center, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Free.
March 27 - Phase 3 kickoff, Lincolnia District Planning Study, Holmes Middle School media center, 7 p.m.
March 29 - “It’s My Party,” a staged reading presented by Pipeline Playwrights of a play by Anne Timmons about the suffragists fight for women’s right to vote, Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10.
March 31 - Rise Run Shine Running Festival, Wakefield Park, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 3 - Public meeting on Seven Corners bridge project, Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., presentation starts at 7. VDOT representatives will explain project to rehabilitate the one-way bridge linking eastbound Route 50 service road to eastbound Wilson Boulevard.
April 3 - School budget discussion and tour of Bailey’s Upper Elementary School, hosted by school board member Sandy Evans, 6245 Leesburg Pike, tour at 6:30 p.m., budget session at 7 p.m.
April 3 - Mason Police District Citizen Advisory Council, Mason Government Center, 7 p.m. Topic: code compliance. Open to the public.
April 3 - Lincolnia District Planning Study Task Force, Holmes Middle School media center, 7 p.m.
April 4 - NARFE meeting, Mason Government Center, 10 a.m., refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Postal historian and stamp collector Bill Forth will bring WWII to life using artifacts from his stamp collection and will offer advice to stamp collectors. For more information, call 703-690-6861.
April 5 - Parent Workshop: Autism 101, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10-11:30 p.m. Free.
April 5 - Groundbreaking Ceremony, Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter and Supportive Housing, 5914 Seminary Road, Bailey’s Crossroads, 2 p.m.
April 5 - Author presentation, “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,” by educator, journalist, and best-selling author Jessica Lahey, Congressional School, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Road, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
April 6 - Parent Workshop: A Closer Look at Stress and Anxiety - Strategies to Support Elementary School Students, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10 a.m.-noon. Free.
April 6 - Garden Talk: Attracting Butterflies, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10.
April 6-21 - “The Front Page,” presented by the Providence Players of Fairfax, James Lee Community Center; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees April 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. $20, $17 for students and seniors. Order tickets online or call 703-425-6782.
April 7 - Culmore Multicultural Day, Woodrow Wilson Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music, dance, community resources. food, vendors.
April 7 - Pop-Up Meeting, Columbia Pike Pedestrian and Bicycle Study, Safeway at Bailey’s Crossroads (5821 Crossroads Circle) and Annandale Giant (7137 Columbia Pike), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 7 - Shred It and Forget It, Brightview Senior Living Woodburn, 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Complimentary grilled hot dogs and desserts.
April 7 - Family Fun: Asian Brush Painting, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $10.
April 7 - Meet a Lizard, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.
April 7 - Pursuing Our Dreams: a fundraiser for the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), 6911 Columbia Pike, 6-10 p.m. Family-friendly games based on “Running Man,” a popular Korean TV game show. Register as a team or an individual.
April 10 - Parent Workshop: Flash Forward! Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with Special Needs, Woodson High School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.
April 12-14 – “The Little Mermaid,” JEB Stuart High School, 7 p.m. plus a show April 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors). Online ticket sales start March 12.
April 13-14 - Book Sale, hosted by the Falls Church branch of the AAUW, Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 40,000 books, many priced at $2 or $3. The proceeds will fund college scholarships for girls.
April 13 - Parent Workshop: Collaborative IEP Meetings - Parents as Partners, FCPS Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 10 a.m.-23:30 p.m. Free.
April 20-21 - Rain Barrel Sale, Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale, Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. $65. Advanced registration required.
April 21 - Plants & Design: Beneficial Bugscaping, Green Spring Gardens, 9:30-11 a.m. Ages 15 and up. $22.
April 21 - Please Touch This Fox - and More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.
April 21 - Frogs, Toads and Salamanders, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Ages 2-6. $6. Register online or call 703-941-1065.
April 21 - Fair Housing, a free community session presented by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute, 7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100W. Falls Church, 9 a.m.-noon. For managers and homeowners. Registration is required.
April 26 - Garden Tour and Tea, Green Spring Gardens, 1-3.p.m. Adults. $10.
April 28 - Document Shredding, Mason Government Center, 8 a.m.-noon.
April 28 - Culmore Cleanup, Woodrow Wilson Library, 9 a.m.-noon.
April 28 - Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanup, Mason Police Station, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop off expired and unneeded medications.
April 28 - Teen Job Fair, West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, noon-2 p.m.
April 28 - Floral Design Workshop: Pot-et-Fleur, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m. Adults. $38, plus $30 supply fee.
April 28 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Leg and Shrimp Feast, Annandale Volunteer Fire Department, 7128 Columbia Pike, 2-5 p.m.
May 5-6 - Community Yard Sale, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with food and music, Annandale Acres, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 26 - Memorial Day Distillers Festival, outside Falls Church Distillers, 442 S. Washington St., Falls Church, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Live music, vendors. Supports Operation Turbo, an organization that care packages to service members overseas.