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Take a Night Hike and Hear Halloween Tales at Hidden Pond

The following was sent to us by The Fairfax County Park Authority:

Kick off your Halloween weekend at Hidden Pond Nature Center’s Halloween program, Another Haunted Pond, featuring a night walk into the forest in search of foxes, deer and owls. Younger ghouls, ages four and older, are invited to gather around a campfire from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. The cost is $5 per person.

Register online or call 703-222-4664. For more information, call the nature center at 703-451-9588. Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield.

Volunteer Fire Department Fire Prevention Week Open House

This was sent to us by Rick Machado of the GSVFD:

Join the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department in support of this years Fire Prevention Week activities at our Open House on October 9th form 8am until 2pm at our station located at 7011 Backlick Rd, Springfield, Va 22150.

Learn how important Smoke Alarms are in additon to other activities to help educate the community in being fire smart & safe.

The day starts with a Pancake Breakfast from 8am until 11am with ongoing fire safety activities, moon bounce, tours and hands-on with fire & rescue equipment.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.GSVFD.org

Remember - Be Fire Safe - Install Smoke Alarms - Check them Monthly and repalce batteries regularly - NEVER disable a smoke detector or remove its batteries.

Fairfax Genealogical Society 7th Annual Fall Fair

Saturday, October 30, marks the 7th Annual Fairfaix Genealogical Society Fall Fair. Be sure to register before October 21st! Registration to fair includes lunch, entrance to all four lectures, and access to the vendor hall.


90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

This August marks the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. There will be a celebration commemorating this historic event this Saturday, August 21 at the Workhouse Center in Lorton, VA.

Adults and children are welcome to arrive at 3:30 p.m. to learn about the history behind the Amendment, including the iconic woman that led the 1913 suffragist parade through the streets of Washington D.C on a white horse, Inez Millholland Boissevain. Boissevain’s last public words were, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

Come to the Workhouse Center this Saturday for educational and fun activities for the whole family!

 

Cinema Under the Stars Weekend

The Workhouse Film Institute is presenting “Cinema under the Stars,” a new outdoor movie series. Warm summer nights are perfect for sitting under the stars to watch movies with friends and family. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and $15 for FOW members. On Friday, August 27 the movie will be “The Princess and the Frog” and on Saturday, August 28 the movie will be “JAWS.”

The movies will begin at 8:30 p.m. and you can come as early as 7:30 p.m. to set up your blanket and also get snacks, pizza, drinks, and hang out at the Family Fun Hour, which includes music, trivia contests, and other games. Visit www.workhousearts.org for more information.

Come Solve an Architectural Mystery at Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall is calling all young detectives to help solve an 18th century mystery! Gunston Hall was once a 5,500 acre corn and tobacco plantation and home to George Mason IV. Plantation Sleuth Family Program: Architecture Antics will be both educational and fun. Children will find out about the building of the mansion, as well as uncover clues in the mansion, garden, school and kitchen yard. Families will get a child-friendly mansion tour and pre-reserved groups will received a guide for the plantation experience.

This mystery event is open for the rest of August on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are $9, children between ages 6-12 are $6, children between ages 2-5 are $2, and family admission is $25. You can also reserve a Sleuth tour for a group of ten or more for $5 a child.

Come Experience Mason Neck State Park like Never Before

Belmont Bay and Kanes Creek Paddle Expeditions at Mason Neck State Park are a fun way to explore the natural diversity and history of the park, while having fun and getting exercise at the same time! There are kayak trips on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and canoe trips available Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Reservations are required for these paddle expeditions and the cost is $15 per person. Mason Neck State Park is located at 7301 High Point Road in Lorton. For more information and reservations you can call (703) 339-2385.