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October 2017
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Learn Nature Drawing at Huntley Meadows Park Oct. 16

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunltley Meadows Park,
3701 Lokheed Blvd
Alexandria, VA United States
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Love the beauty of nature, but struggle to transfer what you see to paper? Join Huntley Meadows Park Naturalist and Artist Margaret Wohler to learn basic drawing skills. This four-class series will teach color theory, perspective, shading, gesture, contour and realistic rendering. The class meets at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center for an introduction, and then budding artists will spend time on the park trails sketching what they see. The program Nature Drawing is for adults 18 years old and…

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Design & Environmental Achievement Awards Oct. 17

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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http://myemail.constantcontact.com/You-re-Invited.html?soid=1110463407829&aid=LSRqb9Mi-zM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7pm – 9pm Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium 12000 Government Center Pkwy Fairfax, VA 22035 This event is free and open to the community. — AGENDA — MC Welcome –  Karen Cleveland, President/CEO, Leadership Fairfax, Inc. Congratulatory Remarks –  Members of the Board of Supervisors Friends of Trees Awards Environmental Excellence Awards James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Reception –  Light refreshments served in the Government Center Forum Questions? Please email  chairman@fairfaxcounty.gov  or call…

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Next Braddock Road Community Workshop, Oct. 18 at Braddock Hall

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Braddock Hall,
9002 Burke Lake Roa
Burke, VA United States
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Fairfax County is working with Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and members of the community on a study to develop and evaluate a number of improvements for the Braddock Road corridor, between Guinea Road and I-495. Potential improvements may include additional travel lanes, HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes, or intersection, pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Workshops Set for Fall 2017 The next stage of Braddock Road Multimodal Study project will be to move into final engineering design. Six workshops will be held…

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$7

Dig into Junior Farmer Family Fun at Frying Pan Farm Park

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Frying Pan Farm Park,
2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA United States
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Fall is a busy time on the farm. Get a taste of farm life during harvest season in the Junior Farmer Family Fun program that runs on Thursdays throughout October 2017 at Frying Pan Farm Park. In this program, junior farmers and their families will take an active part in taking care of the farm. Help farmers with their work while exploring subjects such as caring for farm animals, tinkering with farm machinery and the importance of crops and gardens.…

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Enjoy Author Insights While Sampling Wine Oct. 19 at The Winery at Bull Run

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centreville Regional Library,
14200 St. Germain Drive
Centreville, VA 20121 United States
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Meet author Ellen Crosby and discuss the first of her Wine Country Mysteries, The Merlot Murders, at The Winery at Bull Run. This is the first of monthly library events at the winery, located at: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120. Adults.

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$7

Rock on at Hidden Pond Nature Center

October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Hidden Pond Nature Center,
8511 Greeley Blvd
Springfield, VA United States
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Kids love to collect rocks. Help them learn more about them in the Rockhounders series this fall at Hidden Pond Nature Center. Hidden Pond’s popular Rockhounders summer camp is now being offered as a fall series. This hands-on approach to geology includes rock/mineral classification, plate tectonics, fossils and rock collecting. Topics vary each week. The program meets from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays – October 20, November 3 and November 17. Register for one or all the sessions. The…

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$5 - $8

Discover Howling Good Fun at a Dog Costume Contest and Fall Fest

October 21 @ 3:00 am - 8:00 pm
Lake Accotink Park,
7500 Accotink Park Rd
Springfield, VA United States
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Dog lovers will have a howling good time at Lake Accotink Park’s Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest on Saturday, October 21, 2017 . Don’t miss the chance to show off your pet’s unique personality and compete for special prizes and treats. Bring your costumed dog to the park’s large pavilion from 3 to 4 p.m. to witness the best in canine creativity. All dogs must be leashed and friendly with dogs and people of all ages. The cost is $5 to…

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mason Neck Trail Slated for Oct. 21

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meadowood Recreation Area,
10702 Harley Road
Lorton, VA United States
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Another segment (2B) of the planned 5.5 mile Mason Neck Trail along Gunston Road has been completed. The newest stretch of the eight-foot wide shared-use path is 9,900 feet long. The asphalt path is designed for cyclists and pedestrians and provides a safe connection between Pohick Bay Regional Park and Pohick Bay Golf Course. With the completion of this segment, the third of five, the Mason Neck Trail now connects the major areas of interest on the peninsula, including the…

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Take Part in the 25th Annual Centreville Day Oct. 21

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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Twenty-Fifth Annual Centreville Day (SULLY DISTRICT)

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Centreville Historic District,
5860 Trinity Parkway
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. There is free parking at…

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$6

Bring Your Preschoolers to Hunt for Pumpkins at Nature Playce

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Hidden Oaks Nature Center,
7701 Royce St.
Annandale, VA United States
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Why wait until the end of the month to celebrate Halloween? Get a jump on the holiday the weekend at Hidden Oaks Nature Center with a pumpkin event just for preschoolers! Preschoolers get their own celebration at Hidden Oaks on Saturday, October 21, 2017 with the Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce. Children age three to five can hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature Playce and then decorate it at the nature center to take home to enjoy. There will…

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Northern Virginia Positive Aging Festival

October 22 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center,
3225 Gallows Road
Fairfax, VA United States
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This year’s festival, slated for Sunday, Oct. 22 from 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m., features workshops on Aging Backwards, Getting Your ZZZ’s with Ease, Music and Aging, 7 Steps to Better Brain Health, Meditation—Not What you Think, Voice-Command Devices and Protecting Your Assets. Prize-winning former Washington Post columnist, Bob Levey, will deliver the keynote address. In addition to the programming, there will be a huge exhibit hall featuring a wide variety of service providers. Keep in mind that this year, the event…

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Free

Fall Harvest Celebrations Planned at the Farmers Markets

October 25 - October 27
Farmers Markets,
VA United States
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Bring the whole family to our fall harvest celebration events at select farmers market locations! Fall marks one of the most abundant times of the year at the farmers market with plenty of summer crops like tomatoes, peppers and peaches still abundant, and fall favorites like pumpkins and apples rolling into season. Kids are invited to paint pumpkins, play fall harvest bingo and show off their costumes. In celebration of the bountiful fall season, we will also be hosting healthy…

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$100

Twin Lake Golf Course’s 50th Anniversary Golf Tournament Oct. 27

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Twin Lakes Golf Course,
6201 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA United States
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Celebrate 50 years of good times, golf and golden memories at Twin Lake Golf Course’s50th Anniversary Golf Tournament, Friday, October 27, 2017 (10 a.m. shotgun start). The two-person scramble, 18-hole event is the perfect opportunity to experience both the Oaks and Lakes Courses and look back on the evolution and accomplishment of the inaugural Fairfax County golf facility. Opened in the fall of 1967, Twin Lakes was the Fairfax County Park Authority’s first golf operation, expanding from the original 18…

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Security Awareness Day 2017

October 27 @ 8:30 pm
Fairfax County Government Center,
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA United States
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Come Learn About Internet Safety Best Practices and Smart Technology at Fairfax County’s Security Awareness Day on October 27, 2017! In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, come join Fairfax County’s Department of Information Technology’s 12th Annual Security Awareness Day on Friday, October 27, 2017. This year, we’ll have a full day packed with useful information on everything from social media best practices to technological talks on Smart technology. This year’s theme, State of Cyber, Living in Today’s Smart World,…

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