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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields
New rules under consideration by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board would severely curtail the use of parks for casual, pick-up games of soccer and other sports.

Under current policy, if a field is not in use by a group that reserved it in advance, a “walk-on” group, with up to 40 participants (including spectators), can use it. The proposed rule would cut that number in half.

All county parks would be affected, including Mason District Park, Annandale Community Park, and Roundtree Park in the Annandale area.

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

Parks Focus on Water Safety as Pool Open

From Fairfax County:

As pools open Memorial Day weekend throughout the region, the Fairfax County Park Authority recognizes that May is National Water Safety Month and encourages everyone to be safe!

Are you and your children water safe? Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children? In support of National Water Safety Awareness Month the Park Authority encourages everyone to follow some basic water safety tips that could save a life!

Each year there are nearly 3,500 deaths due to drowning in the United States alone. Drowning is preventable! Join us in our effort to stop drowning from happening. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a wide range of swimming lessons for children and adults. For more information about swimming lessons and a complete list of classes see Parktakes On Line.

Water Safety Tips:

95-Year-Old Greenspring Resident Prepares to Exhibit Original Artwork in D.C. on May 27

From Jessica McKay:

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA—It’s safe to say that Sidney Foster, 95, had no idea how much his life would change when he attended his first abstract art class at Greenspring retirement community in October 2010.   Now, Foster is preparing for his first professional art show at the Geoffrey Diner Gallery in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  Starting May 27, several of Foster’s paintings will be on display and for sale at the gallery.  The exhibit will close on June 25, just a few days after Foster’s 96th birthday.

FREE Linkedin & SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Workshop for Mortals! May 24th 12 (noon) & 6:00 pm

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Wednesdays Are Wild at Hidden Pond Nature Cente

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

It’s spring and frogs are hopping all over the wetlands that surround Hidden Pond Nature Center.  Listen to their sounds and see what they look like up close in their natural habitat on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  This program is perfect for little ones age three to six.  The cost is just $4 per child. 

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

The Capital Home and Garden Show Gears Up for a Big Weekend

Preparations are well underway at the Dulles Expo Center for this weekend's Capital Home & Garden Show. The show starts this Friday, February 25th and runs through Sunday, February 27th. This marks the 15th Capital Home and Garden Show and show manager, Alyson Caplan, is looking forward to hosting her first spring show after holding a successful fall show this past September. “This is the time of year people are planning spring projects,” said Caplan.