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August 2017
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Enjoy A Dance and Pantomime Show at Thomas Jefferson Library Aug. 24

August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thomas Jefferson Library,
7515 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA United States
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Presented by the Synetic Theater. A series of hilarious sketches synthesizing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation. Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and unique choreography, ‘Balloon’ tells a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys.

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Evenings on the Ellipse Aug 24: Eilen Jewell (Alt-county/Roots-rock)

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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I am pleased to announce another exciting season of the Evenings on the Ellipse concert series this summer. On Thursday evenings from July 6th through August 24th, the backyard of the Fairfax County Governments Center will be alive with fun music and good company. Employees, nearby residents and music lovers can stop by after work with lawn chairs and picnic blankets to relax in Wolf Trap-esque style! I hope to see you this summer. Sincerely, Sharon Bulova Chairman, Board of…

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$38

Experience Plants in Containers at Green Spring Gardens Aug. 26

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Green Spring Gardens Park,
4601 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA United States
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There is always something exciting to do at Green Spring Gardens. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, bring the outdoors inside with a workshop on how to create a beautiful, tabletop terrarium. Begonia enthusiast Johanna Zinn will discuss this versatile genus and teach techniques for creating the perfect terrarium. A container, plants, soil and care instructions will be provided. This workshop for participants age 16 to adult costs $38 for the program; $25 for supplies. It runs from 1 to 2:30…

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$7

Rainforest Puppets Offer Family Fun Aug. 27

August 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hidden Oaks Nature Center,
7701 Royce St.
Annandale, VA United States
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Explore the magical rainforest through a puppet show at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.  This show features a trio of lizards and their friends. Enjoy rainforest activities such as bird watching, puddle jumping, and a chameleon craft as well. The program will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 and costs $7 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain Forest Puppet Show Hidden Oaks Nature Center is located at 7701 Royce Street, Annandale,…

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Springfield BridgeWalk Aug. 29

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Veterans Bridge,
corner of Amherst Avenue and Bland Street
Springfield, VA United States
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Supervisor Jeff McKay invites you to attend the annual Springfield BridgeWalk. This family-friendly event is open to the entire community. Join us at 7 p.m. at the corner of Amherst Avenue and Bland Street. At 7:30 p.m., as the lights begin to shine, the police will close the road and we will stroll across Veterans Bridge to American Legion Post 176. At the Post there will be a brief ceremony and community covenant signing with Fort Belvoir, followed by community…

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September 2017
Free

Bee There as Green Spring Gardens Celebrates Honeybee Day

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Green Spring Gardens Park,
4601 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA United States
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Where would we be without the honeybee? Help to celebrate this amazing insect when members of the Northern Virginia Beekeeping Association come to Green Spring Gardens from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 2, 2017 . Meet a beekeeper, take a peek inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, enjoy a bee scavenger hunt and learn how bees are important to our food supply. You can also pick up some tips on what you can do to help the…

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$7 - $8

Virginia Indian Festival Returns to Riverbend Park Sept. 9

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Riverbend Park,
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA United States
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The Virginia Indian Festival will be held at Riverbend Park in Great Falls on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This popular day-long, annual event begins at 10 a.m. and includes a variety of activities appropriate for the entire family. The festival features Native American tribes from Virginia, including dancing and drumming by the Rappahannock Tribe. Activities include hands-on activities and live demonstrations such as American Indian storytelling, shooting bow and arrows, throwing spears and making stone tools. Additional activities include building…

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October 2017
Free

Twenty-Fifth Annual Centreville Day (SULLY DISTRICT)

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Centreville Park,
13635 Lavender Mist Lane
Centreville, VA United States
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Supervisor K. Smith announced that this fall, the Twenty-Fifth Annual Centreville Day will be held in Centreville Historic District on October 21. The celebration will be from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Historic Centreville Park on Mount Gilead Road with illustrious speakers and well-known VTPs, a parade, high-energy performers, creative vendors and crafters, the Rotary Pet Pageant, and a not-to-be- missed food court. The event is family friendly and there is no admission fee.   The Friends of Historic…

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