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Friday, Nov. 12:  Hoo's There?

Meet a naturalist for a look at Bull Run Regional Park after dark during a Nature Night Hike. Search for white-tailed deer, red foxes, raccoons, opossums and any other animals that are active at night! Meet at the Bull Run camp store. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Also on Friday:

  • Ponderings-Animal Care Basics: Children ages 6 to 10 become animal caretakers from 4 to 5 p.m. and learn what the Hidden Pond Nature Center exhibit animals eat and how they are cared for. $4/child. Register online or call 703-222-4664. For information, call 703-451-9588 (TTY 711).

 Saturday, Nov. 13: Book 'em

Just in time for shopping season, it's the Friends of Burke Centre Library's Holiday Used Book Sale. Winter holiday books for children and adults and a wide assortment of great books for gift giving. 10 a.m.

Also on Saturday:

  • The “Salute to our Veterans, Past and Current” dinner/dance. Uniforms and other patriotic attire encouraged! There will be a chili dinner, music and door prizes. $5/person. To register or for more information, call 703-550-0134 (TTY 711).

  • Tree Identification-Conifers: Learn to distinguish a pine from a fir or spruce with Green Spring Gardens Director Mary Olien. Look at the scale needle conifers and learn the difference between junipers, cedars and cypresses. Bring a 10X hand lens or magnifying glass. Dress for the weather. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $20/person. Call 703-222-4664 to register. For information, call 703-642-5173 (TTY 711).

 Sunday, Nov. 14: Like a Fine Wine

The McLean Annual Antiques Show & Sale offers an exceptional group of dealers representing American, English and European antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelains, silver, paintings, prints, linens, Oriental carpets and rugs, glass repair service and much more. Benefit for the James C. Macdonald Scholarship Fund. Admission is $7. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Also on Sunday:

  • The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner. From planning to preparation to plating, novice and seasoned cooks will learn new ideas and timelines to bring all the elements together. Greenspring Gardens, 1 to 3 p.m. $27 (includes full English tea). Call 703-941-7987 (TTY 711) to register (also for reasonable ADA accommodations).

    • More county events and activities can be found at the Parks and Libraries pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.

    • A complete list of county calendars is also available online.


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