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September 

Sept. 21 - Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) meeting, Zoom, 7 p.m. Learn how the police investigate traffic crashes. Register here.

Sept. 21 - First-Time Homebuyers Program Orientation, virtual meeting, 7 p.m. Join the meeting here

Sept. 22 - Kids’ Trivia, hosted online by George Mason Regional Library, 4:30-5:10 p.m. Ages 8-12. 

Sept. 22 - Happy Hour hosted by the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club, Dogfish Head Alehouse, Seven Corners, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Public invited: reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

Sept. 23 - Mobile COVID testing lab, hosted by the Fairfax County Health Department, Grand Mart, 6255 Little River Turnpike, Lincolnia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. People should get tested if they have COVID-like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID.  

Sept. 23 and 24 - FCPS Parent Resource Center Webinar: 5 Ways to Stop Anxiety, Power Struggles, & Behavior Issues, 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 24. Register online

Sept. 24 - American Indian Games & Crafts, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 4 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Sept. 25 - Family Fall Festival, Green Spring Gardens, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Classes for children and adults, silent auction, food truck, musical entertainment, book sale. Hosted by FROGS.

Sept. 25 - Open Hire Event for daycare teachers in School Age Child Care programs at schools throughout Fairfax County, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 206, Fairfax, 9-11 a.m. The job pays $19.07 per hour; 30 hours a week.

Sept. 25 - St. Philip Annual Parish Festival, St. Philip Catholic Church, 7500 St. Philips Court, Falls Church. 

Sept. 25 - Virtual job fair for opportunities in the building trades, hosted by the Fairfax NAACP, 12 p.m. Register here.

Sept. 25 – Meet the Author and Write a Book, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1 p.m. Ages 3-7. $9. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Sept. 26 - Monarchs & More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Sept. 27 - Personal Safety Workshop, Mason Police Station, 6 p.m. Registration required

Sept. 28 - Mason District Land Use Committee, Mason Government Center, 7:30 p.m. Register to attend.

Sept. 29 - George Mason Current Issues Discussion Group, hosted online by George Mason Regional Library. 2- 3:30 p.m. Discuss today’s issues in a safe, moderated environment. A short background article will be emailed to participants after registration
 
Sept. 29 - Kids’ Trivia, hosted online by George Mason Regional Library, 4:30-5:10 p.m. Ages 8-12. Register online

Sept. 30 - Cocktails in the Courtyard, Brightview Senior Living, 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, 4-6 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 24: Laura, 703-462-9998, ldaly@bvsl.net.

October

Oct. 1 - Family Digital Wellness: What is our Next Normal? A free webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Family Resource Center and presented by the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders, 10-11:30 a.m. Register here.

Oct. 2 - Golden Garden Tour, Green Spring Gardens, in honor of the parks 50th anniversary, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to use golden plants in your garden. $18. Register here.
 
Oct. 2 - Life in the Leaf Litter, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 2-3 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 3 - Monarchs & More, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. or 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. 

Oct. 3 - Eccentric Women, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $38 includes a full English tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 to register. 

Oct. 4 - World Animal Day, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 4 p.m. All ages. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 5 - Mobile COVID testing lab, hosted by the Fairfax County Health Department, Grand Mart, 6255 Little River Turnpike, Lincolnia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. People should get tested if they have COVID-like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID.  

Oct. 9 - Vegetable Garden Plant Clinic, Pine Ridge Park, Annandale, 9-11:30 a.m. Presented by Extension Master Gardeners. Free. 

Oct. 9 - Stuff the Bus, George Mason Regional Library (7001 Little River Turnpike) and Belvedere Elementary School (6540 Columbia Pike), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop off food for families in need. 

Oct. 9 - Mesozoic Dinosaur Hunt, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 9 - Family Fun: Big Trees and Bees, Green Spring Gardens, 10 a.m. Ages 7 and up. $8. Register online or call 703-642-5173.

Oct. 11- Sibshops: A Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs, a  webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Family Resource Center, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free, but donations encouraged. Register here

Oct. 11 - Community meeting on the Annandale Greenway, 7 p.m. Access the meeting on Zoom; meeting ID: 487 366 8075.

Oct. 12 - Candidate Forum: 39th District, House of Delegates – Del. Vivian Watts (D) and Maureen Brody (R). Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Details TBD.

Oct. 15 - Rewriting Your Parenting Story, a free webinar for families hosted by the FCPS Family Resource Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Register here

Oct. 16 - Beginning Bird Watching, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 10 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $7. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 17 - Virtual Invite Flying Squirrels to Your Yard, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7:15 p.m. All ages. $6. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 19 - Mobile COVID testing lab, hosted by the Fairfax County Health Department, Grand Mart, 6255 Little River Turnpike, Lincolnia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. People should get tested if they have COVID-like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID.  

Oct. 21 - Nature Nook: Terrific Turtles, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 9:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. $9. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 23 - Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m., or 4-5 p.m. Ages 3-5. $9. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 24 - Make a Flying Squirrel Box, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 1-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $15 per couple plus a $25 supply fee. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 24 - Inaugural Community Walk on the Annandale Greenway, 3 p.m. Details TBA. 

Oct. 30 - Fear-Less Fest is Back, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 6:30 or 7:45 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $8. Register online through Parktakes by searching the title or call Hidden Oaks, 703-941-1065. 

Oct. 31 - Are We Haunted?, Historic House at Green Spring Gardens, 1-3 p.m. $38 includes a full English tea; $15 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987 to register. 

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