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January 2018

Create Magical Images Painting on Yupo, Green Spring Gardens, Jan. 13

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Green Spring Gardens Park, 4601 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA United States
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$90

Expand your artistic range by experimenting with Yupo. Yupo is a slick plastic, and you can learn how to paint on this alternative to traditional art papers during a workshop at Green Spring Gardens on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Instructor Marni Maree will show you how to make textures and experiment with different kinds of painting tools to create magical images. You will be delighted with what you can achieve on this surface. The class runs from 9:30 a.m. to…

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Storytime with a Police Officer at Thomas Jefferson Library, Jan. 13

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Thomas Jefferson Library, 7515 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA United States
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Free

Join us for a special storytime with a friendly Fairfax County Police Officer for stories, songs and fun! All Ages.

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Star Light, Star Bright, Delve into Astronomy One Night

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

There are more things in the heavens than you may have dreamt, so learn a little about them at an astronomy program in Fairfax County parks this winter. Take advantage of winter’s early darkness and do a little stargazing at Observatory Park at Turner Farm. The park hosts an astronomy festival for participants age three to adult on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy guided star gazing, look through a telescope, play games and listen to…

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Farmers Discuss Local Agriculture, Frying Pan Farm Park, Jan. 14

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA United States
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$10

Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry, and Frying Pan Farm Park is offering an opportunity this winter to learn about farming from the farmers themselves. Drawing on interest in the farm-to-table movement, Frying Pan is bringing in local farmers to lead a series of discussions about agriculture in the state. Each session will include a 45-minute presentation by farmers who will explain why they chose farming as a profession, what they produce and how you can support local farmers. Afterwards, participants…

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It’s Time to Kick Up Your Heels at Frying Pan Farm Park’s Bluegrass Barn Concert Series

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA United States
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$18 - $20

You can’t get much more American than bluegrass music on a farm. Make plans to hitch up the team and head to Frying Pan Farm Park this season for Bluegrass Barn, a celebration of some of the best bluegrass music in the mid-Atlantic area. Tighten up some vocal harmonies and mix them with a fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass and you’ll be tapping toes and slapping legs all through the evening with Darrell Webb Band, Nothin’ Fancy and…

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Learn Sensitivity to Gender-Based Perceptions Jan. 16 at Burke Centre Library

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road
Burke, VA 22015 United States
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Free

Discover ways to navigate the emotional intelligence gender gap with Stacey Crosson, Certified Family Life Educator and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Adults.

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Hop on a Hayride for Winter Fun at Lake Accotink Park

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd
Springfield, VA United States
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$10

Take a hayride to Accotink Creek along the Cross County Trail on Friday, January 19, 2018. Spend an evening outdoors with the family on a hayride adventure. Enjoy a campfire, hot dogs and s’mores, too. The Cross County Trail Hayride is designed for family members age two to adult and runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Register for Cross County Trail Hayride Meet at the Lake Accotink Park trestle lot. Lake Accotink Park is…

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School Age Child Care (SACC) Open Hire Event Jan. 20

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035 United States
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Free

Are you interested in working with school age children in a fun, energetic, and educational setting? SACC staff support children’s healthy development by providing opportunities for children to expand their interests, develop their talents, and enhance their learning. Please bring resume and two references. For more information, visit the SACC program or call 703-449-1414, TTY 711.

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Learn about the Elusive Flying Squirrel of Cartoon Fame

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$6

Rocky the Flying Squirrel was a cartoon hit, and his real life relatives may be closer than you think. Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center this winter to learn about the abundant, but rarely seen, flying squirrels that are native to this area. Find out how to determine if you have these adorable “fairy gliders” in your backyard. In Saturday evening programs on January 20, February 3, February 17 or March 11, 2017, you can check out the…

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Park Authority Sets Next Workshop For Lake Accotink Park Options Jan. 22

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Springfield Elementar School, 7602 Heming Ct
Springfield, VA United States
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The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking further public comment on plans for Lake Accotink Park. Residents are invited to a meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at North Springfield Elementary School. The school is located at 7602 Heming Court in Springfield. The Park Authority will host a community gathering to gain further public input towards development of a vision for the future of Lake Accotink Park. This meeting will focus on management of the…

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