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December 2017
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Find Unique Gifts at 40th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Audrey Moore RECenter,
8100 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA United States
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Find that perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one, or for yourself, at one of Northern Virginia’s longest-running arts and crafts shows. Don’t miss the 40th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter the first weekend in December. Shop for top-quality handmade arts and crafts offered by nearly 100 of the area’s finest artisans. Door prizes will be award, too. The show runs on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and…

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Hear Mystery Authors Share Their Secrets Dec. 2 at Reston Regional Library

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reston Regional Library,
11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA United States
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Authors from the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime will present their 2017 novels and short stories. Books will be available for sale and signing. Seating is limited so come early. No registration. Adults.*

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Give your Christmas Spirit a Lift Down on the Farm

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frying Pan Farm Park,
2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA United States
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It’s Christmas at the Farm for two Sundays in December. Come to Frying Pan Farm Park on December 3 and December 10, 2017 , for a host of activities to get your family in the holiday spirit. Take a wagon ride with Santa and write him a letter with all your Christmas wishes. Decorate cookies, play games and make a seasonal craft. Reserve a spot in the morning at 10 or 11:30 a.m. or register for an afternoon session at…

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Savor a Book Discussion and Dinner Dec. 5 at Annandale’s Tandoori Nights Restaurant

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
George Mason Regional Library,
7001 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003 United States
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Join us at area eateries to talk about books. This month we’ll discuss Mistress of the Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at Tandoori Nights Restaurant in Annandale. Adults. R.

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Public Meeting on Georgetown Pike at Dolley Madison Boulevard Pedestrian Path Set for Dec. 6, 2017

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McLean High School,
1633 Davidson Road
McLean, VA United States
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Community Meeting Set for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss the Georgetown Pike at Dolley Madison Boulevard pedestrian path on Wednesday, Dec.. 6, 2017, 7 p.m., in the cafeteria of McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Click on the image below to expand.

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VDOT to Host Information Meeting on Fairfax County Parkway Widening Project Dec. 7

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VDOT NOVA District Office,
4975 Alliance Dr
Fairfax, 22030 United States
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Note: A public information meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Building, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13. About the Project This project will widen Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) from four lanes to six between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road). The project also…

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Create Really Bad Art Dec. 11 at Dolley Madison Library; Worst Masterpiece Wins a Prize

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dolley Madison Library,
1244 Oak Ridge Ave.
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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Don’t paint like Van Gogh?  Don’t Worry!  Join us for a night of creating really bad art.  The most dreadful creation wins a prize.  Adult.

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Learn from AARP Fraud Experts how to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft, Dec. 12, Lorton Library

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lorton Library,
9520 Richmond Highway
Lorton, United States
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Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. The trained speakers from AARP Fraud Watch Network will discuss fraud & identity theft. There will be an inside look at how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft & fraud, first-hand accounts from victims, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim. Adults.

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Meet the Police Civilian Review Panel and Independent Auditor, Dec. 12 Public Forum, Reston

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reston Community Center,
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA United States
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At each public forum, the Civilian Review Panel will respond to questions about the complaint form and the independent auditor and Civilian Review Panel processes. There will be a 45-minute period for audience participation. Written comments may also be submitted by mail or email (see contact information below). Those wishing to speak may sign up at each forum on a first-come, first-served basis. Ten time slots of three minutes each are available for attendees to comment on issues related to the…

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Police Civilian Review Panel Hosting Public Forum Dec. 12

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reston Community Center,
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA United States
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At each public forum, the Civilian Review Panel will respond to questions about the complaint form and the independent auditor and Civilian Review Panel processes. There will be a 45-minute period for audience participation. Written comments may also be submitted by mail or email (see contact information below). Those wishing to speak may sign up at each forum on a first-come, first-served basis. Ten time slots of three minutes each are available for attendees to comment on issues related to…

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Stay Up Late for a Peek at the Peak of the Geminids Meteor Shower, Dec. 13

December 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lake Fairfax Park,
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr.
Reston, VA United States
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The Geminids is known as the king of the meteor showers, and it’s the perfect excuse to stay out late with the folks at Lake Fairfax Park. Lake Fairfax is hosting a Geminids viewing event on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, when the Geminids will peak. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the park by night and take advantage of its dark skies. The Geminids is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up…

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Free Caring for You, Caring for Me Program for Caregivers of Older Adults Dec. 14 in Fairfax

December 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Calvary Baptist Church,
9301 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA United States
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“Caring for You, Caring for Me” is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. This free program focuses on advocacy and care for both the caregiver and care recipient. Participants report increased feelings of confidence and competence in their caregiving role after attending this program.

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Riverbend’s Astronomy Festival Focuses on the Stars Dec. 15

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Riverbend Park,
8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA United States
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Imagine the night skies filled with celestial bodies on a cold, crisp evening in December.  If you can imagine that, you will love the Astronomy Festival at Riverbend Park on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5 p.m.  Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations around the campfire.  Participate in other activities and games throughout the evening.  Hot chocolate and snacks will be available for purchase.  The program will be…

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Public Meeting on Plans to Extend Frontier Drive in Springfield Set for Dec. 14

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lee High School,
6540 Franconia Rd
Springfield, VA United States
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This project, in partnership with Fairfax County, will extend Frontier Drive from its southern terminus at Franconia-Springfield Parkway to Loisdale Road in order to relieve traffic congestion and improve access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, the Springfield Mall and Town Center area, and the General Services Administration (GSA) warehouse on Springfield Center Drive. The project (location map shown on right, with newly constructed roadway in blue and existing roadway in orange) will include: A four-lane divided roadway (combination of new construction and improvements to existing Springfield…

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Get Started Learning a New Language on Dec. 14 at Your Local Library

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pohick Regional Library,
6450 Sydenstricker Rd
Burke, VA United States
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Learning a new language is fast and easy. Learn Spanish, Italian, even Pirate! English courses available for non-English speakers.

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