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April 

April 13 - Kindness Rocks! Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 4 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Spreading kindness by creating rock art for the park. Register online at Parktakes by searching the title or call the Parktakes registration staff, 703-222-4664, or Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

April 13-15 - Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearing on the FY 2022 budget. 

April 14 - Virtual workshop: Edible Plants for your Landscape and Front Yard, 7 p.m. Presented by the Fairfax Food Council Urban Agriculture Work Group, Register here

April 15 - Stream Cleanup, Backlick Run Park, meet at Indian Run Parkway at Bren Mar Drive, Springfield, 9-11 a.m. Register here

April 15 - Virtual Tax Relief Workshop, 10:30-noon. Presented by the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration.

April 15 - Baileys Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation, virtual meeting, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Del. Kaye Kory and a presentation on Radley Acuras expansion plans.

April 16 - Amazon virtual hiring event, 11 a.m.-noon. No resume or experience necessary. $15 an hour or more. Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3fww5Oy. Meeting ID: 711 4423 1444; password: 1T0vcg.


April 17 - Cleanup Blitz, Backlick Park, 9-11 a.m. 

April 17 - Cleanup at Justice Park, 3312 Peace Valley Lane, Seven Corners, 9-11 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of Holmes Run and the Lake Barcroft Association. Contact: Carol Turner, cturner@nvcc.edu

April 17 - Child Safety Seat Inspection, Mason Government Center, 9-11:30 a.m.

April 17 - Tricky Squirrels, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:30 or 11 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Are gray squirrels clever tricksters or tree rats? Register online at Parktakes by searching the title or call the Parktakes registration staff, 703-222-4664, or Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

April 17 - Dedication ceremony for the new Margaret Kinder Education and Pollinator Garden at Lake Accotink Park, 10 a.m. A limited number of people will be able to attend. Reserve a spot here. The event will also be livestreamed on the Friends of Lake Accotink Park Facebook page. 

April 17 - Mastering Weeds in Your Garden, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30 a.m. Adults. $18. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 18 - Cleanup at Dora Kelley Nature Park, meet at the park entrance near the tennis courts at Chambliss Street and Holmes Run, 9 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Friends of Dora Kelley Nature Park. Contact: Dave Dexter, 703-820-6639, davedexter91@gmail.com.

April 18 - Spring Tailgate Event, an informal outdoor marketplace, Emmaus United Church of Christ parking lot, Vienna, 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Potomac Valley Aquarium Society. Free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing required. 

April 20 - Free Webinar: Credit Voyage, hosted by the Baileys Crossroads/Seven Corners Revitalization Corporation and the Community Business Partnership, 3-4 p.m. Learn about the value of having good credit and strategies for maintaining a positive credit report. Register here.

April 20 - Managing Family Conflict in the Age of Covid, an interactive webinar hosted by George Mason Regional Library, 7-8 p.m. Adults and teens. 

April 20 - Being Au-Some, a virtual mini-conference presented by the Autism Society, 7 p.m. Register here.
 
April 22 - Virtual Scam Jam, 9-11:30 a.m. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud and financial scams. Hosted by AARP and the Fairfax Silver Shield Task Force.

April 22 - Virtual mental health first aid course for people working with youths, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Presented by the Community Services Board. $25. Register online.

April 22 - Virtual Tax Relief Workshop, 10:30-noon. Presented by the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration.

April 23 - Virtual Scam Jam, presented by AARP Virginia and Fairfax County's Silver Shield Task Force, 9-11:30 a.m. Learn how to protect yourself from fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, and other scams. Click here to register. 

April 23 - Garden Talk: Gardening for Bees, Green Spring Gardens, 1:30 p.m. Adults. $12. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 24 - Cleanup at Luria Park, 3319 Hartwell Court, Falls Church, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Holmes Run Acres and Raymondale civic associations. Contact: Keith Peterson, dolphinenv@yahoo.com.

April 24 - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, drop off expired or unneeded prescription drugs at any Fairfax County police station, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

April 24 - Sensory Walk, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Ages 3-12. $9. Register online at Parktakes by searching the title or call the Parktakes registration staff, 703-222-4664, or Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

April 24 - Animal Pajama Party, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. $8. Register online at Parktakes by searching the title or call the Parktakes registration staff, 703-222-4664, or Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

April 24 - Family Fun: Earth Day Celebration, Green Spring Gardens, 1 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

April 25 - DinoFest in Nature Playce, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m. Ages 3-9. $9. Register online at Parktakes by searching the title or call the Parktakes registration staff, 703-222-4664, or Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

April 25 - Six Degrees, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Explore the theory that everyone is six or fewer social contacts apart. $38, includes traditional English tea. Call 703-941-7987 to register. 

April 26 - FCDOT meeting on the Active Transportation Plan for Braddock District residents, 7 p.m. Join the meeting on Webex here. Or join by phone, 1-844-621-3956, use access code # 129 953 8791.

April 27 - Trivia for Kids, hosted by George Mason Regional Library, online, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-12.  
 
April 27 - Planning for Retirement, hosted by George Mason Regional Library, online, 7-8 p.m. 
 
April 27 - Mason District Land Use Committee, 7:30 p.m.

April 28 - George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group, 2-3:30 p.m. Discuss today’s issues online in a safe, moderated environment. A short background article will be emailed to participants after registration. 

May 

May 1 - Document Shredding, Mason Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 7-11 a.m.

May 1 - Nature Scavenger Hunt, Green Spring Gardens, 10:30-noon. Adults. $22. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 1 - Plants & Design: Multiply Your Plants, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2 p.m. Ages 7 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 1 - Water Critters, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Ages 4-8. $9. Register online at Parktakes by searching the title or call the Parktakes registration staff, 703-222-4664, or Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 3 - Animal Adaptations, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3-4 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 4 - Storytelling in the Garden, Green Spring Gardens, 9-9:45 a.m. Ages 2 and up. $5. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 4 - Mother Goose in Nature Playce, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Ages 3-6. $9. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065.

May 5 - Learn about Fairfax Countys commitment to racial and social equity through the One Fairfax policy, 10-11 a.m. Presentation by Chief Equity Officer Karla Bruce. Hosted by the Lifetime Learning Institute. Register by April 30.

May 8 - Pooh and Friends, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:30 or 11 a.m. Ages 3 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 8 - Family Fun: Mother Earth, Green Spring Gardens, 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 4 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 8 - Cicada Cycles, Green Spring Gardens, 1-2 p.m. Ages 7 and up. $15. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 9 - Mothers Day Tea: Bringing Up Baby, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Explore child-rearing advice from times past. $48, includes traditional English tea and special favor. Call 703-941-7987 to register. 

May 11 - Nature Nook: Super Snakes, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3 or 4:30 p.m. Ages 3-5. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065.

May 14 - Cicadia Mania, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 4:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 16 - Mesozoic Dinosaur Hike, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 16 - Cicadia Mania, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 3:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 17 - Growth and Change, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 4 and up. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065 

May 22 - Family Fun: Plant Now, Harvest Later, Green Spring Gardens, 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 4 and up. $10. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

May 23 - Private Matters, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Learn about personal grooming through the ages. $38, includes traditional English tea and special favor. Call 703-941-7987 to register. 

May 24 and 25 - Virtual mental health first aid course for people working with youths, 1-4:30 p.m. Presented by the Community Services Board. $25. Register online.

May 29 - Toads and their Abodes, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

May 30 - Snake and Turtle Feeding, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1 or 2:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

June 

June 5 - Nature Scavenger Hunt, Green Spring Gardens, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online or call 703-642-5173.



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