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January 2018

Celebrate National Bird Day Jan. 6 with Bird-watching on the Bay

January 6 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Road
Annandale, VA United States
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$84 - $99

#NationalBirdDay may be January 5, 2018 but you can join Ellanor C. Lawrence Park’s expert birders for the excursion Birding on the Bay, DE on Saturday, January 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trip includes minibus transportation and a guide, and stops may include Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge, Woodland Beach, Little Creek Wildlife area and Cape Hemlopen State Park. Sightings may include waterfowl, shorebirds and eagles. The program costs $84 in-county and $99 for out-of-county residents. Register for…

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Care for your Heart and Mind with a Winter Hike & Meditation

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street
Great Falls, VA United States
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$12

Work off those holiday calories with a quick hike in Riverbend Park, and then work on that resolution to de-stress in the New Year. Register for the Winter Wonderland Hike program. After exploring the wintry beauty of Riverbend with a hike through the park, join in some relaxing meditation exercises to find your inner winter calmness. The program, appropriate for adults, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is offered on three Saturdays in January -- January 6, January 20…

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See a Special Exhibit of Colorful Nutcrackers at Sully Historic Site Through Jan. 8

January 8
Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA United States
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Free

“The Nutcracker, not the ballet” See an amazing array of nutcrackers, both old and new, in a colorful case exhibit at Sully Historic Site now through January 8, 2018 . This special holiday exhibit is included in a guided tour of the 1794 house. Did you ever wonder where the craze for collecting nutcracker dolls came from? Nutcrackers have a fascinating history. The first nutcrackers were produced to crack nuts more effectively and the oldest known metal example, on exhibit…

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Enjoy Family-Friendly Duct Tape Crafts Jan. 8 at Fairfax Regional Library

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Free

Our popular duct tape program bears repeating - new crafts! Friends and families welcome. Age 8 and up.

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Discover the World of Bunnies at a Beatrix Potter Tea

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hunter House, 9537 Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA United States
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$15

Are all bunnies as adventurous as Beatrix Potter’s famous Peter Rabbit? Learn about bunnies and the famous children’s author at a Beatrix Potter tea. Nibble on cupcakes and sip fruit punch or tea while enjoying stories about Potter’s precocious bunny family. Meet a white tail rabbit and lean what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take home. This tea is designed for children age two to six. It runs from noon to 1:30…

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Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment to be Presented at Final Embark Richmond Highway Open House on Jan. 10

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Walt Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parkets Lane
Mount Vernon, VA 22306 United States
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Fairfax County will hold a final community meeting and open house on Jan. 10, 2018, to present its proposed revisions to the Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the Richmond Highway Corridor area. These recommendations will: Create a cohesive vision for the corridor that includes stewardship of the environmental and heritage resources; Prepare the corridor for pedestrian and bicycle enhancements, a planned bus rapid transit (BRT) system from Huntington to Accotink Village/Fort Belvoir and a future Yellow-line Metrorail extension to the Beacon/Groveton…

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Color Away Your Cares Jan. 10 at Reston Regional Library

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive
Reston, VA United States
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Free

Relax, unwind, and color your cares away in our adult coloring session. Invite a friend, date or mate to come along! Coloring pages and pencils provided, or bring your own. Adults.

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Environmental Quality Advisory Council to Hold a Public Hearing on Jan. 10, 2018

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA United States
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Each year, the Fairfax County Environmental Advisory Council holds a public hearing to get input on issues of environmental concern.  The next public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM. It will be held in Conference Rooms 9 and 10 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The hearing is a chance for you to share your thoughts on the state of the environment in the Fairfax, as well as identify environmental issues…

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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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