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January 

Jan. 18 - Field Trips for All: Adaptations and Ecosystems – Predator and Prey, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. and 11:30-12:30. Ages 5 and up. $6. To register, visit Parktakes and search for the program title or look under the Nature category or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 19 - Tricky Squirrels, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 19 - Friends of Accotink Creek, 7-9 p.m. Access the meeting here.

Jan. 21 - Mesozoic Hike, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 21 - Mason District Virtual Town Hall hosted by the Fairfax County Police Department on its new GIS-based crime data dashboard, 5 p.m. on Zoom. Access the meeting here.

Jan. 21 - Drawing Feathers, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $15. Six-foot distancing and masks are required. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 21 - Baileys Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation, virtual meeting, 7 p.m. Presentations on the affordable housing project proposed by First Christian Church and the upcoming modernization of the Crossroad Centers. 

Jan. 21 - Zoom discussion on the ActiveFairfax plan, hosted by Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, 7 p.m. Register here.

Jan. 24 - Sizzling Succulents, a virtual lecture hosted by Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register here

Jan. 24 - Rebellious Royals, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36 includes afternoon tea (served in individual boxes with pre-wrapped items); $15 for the program only. call 703-941-7987 to register. 

Jan. 24 – Where are All the Animals? Hidden Oaks Nature Center, outdoor hike, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 25 - Field Trips for All: Plants and Animals – Backyard Birds, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. Ages 5 and up. $6. To register, visit Parktakes and search for the program title or look under the Nature category or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 25 - Sibshops workshop hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, for students in grades 2-6 who have brothers or sisters with special needs, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Jan. 26 - Fairfax County Board of Supervisors hearing on whether five redevelopment proposals in Mason District should be included in the 2021 work program for amending the Comprehensive Plan.  

Jan. 26 - Foster Care and Adoption, an online event hosted by George Mason Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to help the most vulnerable children in our community by becoming a certified foster parent.

Jan. 26 - Mason District Land Use Committee, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register here.  

Jan. 27 - George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group, an online event hosted by 
George Mason Library, 2-3 p.m. Discuss current events in a safe, moderated environment. A short background article about this month’s topic will be emailed to participants after registration.  

Jan. 28 - Virtual Town Hall with school board member Megan McLaughlin (Braddock), 10-11:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Details TBA.

Jan. 28 - Bilingual Storytime - Via Zoom, hosted by George Mason Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Storytime in English and Spanish. Ages 3-5 with adult.  

Jan. 28 - Cyber + Cloud Virtual Career Fair, 1-4 p.m. Presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. 

Jan. 28 - Planning Commission hearing on zMod, the zoning ordinance modernization project, 7:30 p.m. 

Jan. 29 - Mesozoic Hike, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 29 - College 101: A Workshop for Families of Students with Disabilities, hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, 10-11:30 a.m. 

Jan. 30 - Drawing Feathers, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 16 and up. $15. Six-foot distancing and masks are required. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 30 - Field Trips for All: Plants and Animals – Backyard Birds, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $6. To register, visit Parktakes and search for the program title or look under the Nature category or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 30 - Flying Squirrel Campfire, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 31 - Dinosaurs for Grownups, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. Ages 12 and up. $8. Six-foot distancing and masks required. Register online through Parktakes or call 703-222-4664. 

Jan. 31 - Eight Essential Tips for a Deer-Resistant Garden, a virtual lecture hosted by Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online. 

Jan. 31 - Public meeting on the Virginia Department of Environmental Qualitys Salt Management Strategy Toolkit, 6:30 p.m. Register here.

February 

Feb. 3 - Virtual public meeting on Seven Corners Phasing Study, 7 p.m. 

Feb. 5 - Virtual 50+ Employment Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Feb. 5 - Teen Depression, a webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, 10-11:30 p.m. Register here.  

Feb. 6 - Garden Talk: Attracting Butterflies, Green Spring Gardens, 10-11 a.m. $10. Register here.

Feb. 11 - Community Meeting on the Long Branch Central Watershed Management Area Project, 7 p.m. Access the meeting here.

Feb. 12 - From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty, a webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, 10-11:30 p.m. Register here.  

Feb. 17 - Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home, a webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Also offered Feb. 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Register here.  

Feb. 20 - Eco-Savvy Symposium: Integrating Stormwater Management in Landscape Design, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A virtual program presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Green Spring Master Gardeners. $26. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Feb. 21 - Tea and Feminism, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $36 includes afternoon tea (served in individual boxes with pre-wrapped items); $15 for the program only. call 703-941-7987 to register. 

Feb. 21 - Doug Tallamy and Natures Best Hope, a virtual lecture hosted by Green Spring Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $10. Register online. 

Feb. 26 - Is It Over Yet? How to Help Your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy, a webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Parent Resource Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Register here.  

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