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Make Valentines at Lake Accotink’s Hearts and Crafts Program

Make Valentines at Lake Accotink’s Hearts and Crafts Program

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

Handmade Valentine gifts seem to mean the most to those we love. On Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon, children ages 6 to 10 are invited to create a variety of seasonal crafts for their friends and family at Lake Accotink Park.

Fairfax Park Authority Provides Places to Embrace Winter

Fairfax Park Authority Provides Places to Embrace Winter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Although winter weather is often associated with traffic delays, sore backs, and broken shovels, many adults are just as eager as their children for the season's first snow to fall. Some people even argue that winter is the best time of year to visit Fairfax County parks. With crowds thinned like trees which have lost their leaves, visitors can savor the solitude found in quiet forests and meadows. There are numerous ways to enjoy the "off-season" in the parks. Here are a few:

Click into cross-country skis or snap on snowshoes and explore some of the 300 plus miles of trail maintained by the Park Authority. Take a birding guidebook along to identify the birds you see.

Wax up a sled and shoot down your favorite hill. (To protect fairways and greens, Fairfax County Park Authority golf courses prohibit sledding.)

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park has transformed into a Christmas light wonderland. Come out and enjoy the Festival of Lights, and Winter Wonderland Holiday Village from now until January 9.

The Festival of Lights is a 2.5 mile drive-through display of more than 75,000 lights, with different scenes from your favorite disney movies, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and more. The Festival of Lights is open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 10 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays.

Once you finish driving through the lights you end at the Holiday village, which includes carnival games and rides, an ice skating rink and live entertainment. The village is open from 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Bull Run Regional Park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive in Centreville, VA. The cost is $15-$20 per car and carnival tickets are $1.25 or $16 for all you can ride. 

Santa Visits Lake Accotink Park

Santa Visits Lake Accotink Park

Santa’s Hayride at Lake Accotink Park on December 18th - 12:30-4:30 PM
$8 per person, babies on laps free

Fee includes hayride, visit with Santa and a cup of hot chocolate. It’s holly jolly family fun! Enjoy holiday music and merriment on a horse- or tractor-drawn wagon ride through the park. Visit with Santa and tell him what’s on your wish list. Remember to bring a camera! Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate around a toasty campfire while you wait to board. Dress for the weather and a brisk walk from the parking lot.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Hayride times will be pre-assigned. To register: Please call 703-569-0285, (TTY 703-569-5200) to pay by Visa or MasterCard. No refunds given unless event is cancelled.

Firefighters Help Bring New Winter Coats to Kids

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County firefighters, in cooperation with the Coats for Kids Foundation, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, will collect and distribute new winter coats for children and youths through high school age, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11 a.m., at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.

Through generous support and donations from organizations and businesses, it is anticipated that approximately 1,000 youths and their families will benefit. This is the fifth year firefighters and the department have sponsored this community event.

New to the Workhouse Arts Center: The Sumi-e Society Exhibition

The following was sent to us by Workhouse Arts Center:

The Sumi - e Society Exhibition opened on October 13, and will continue through November 20. The Workhouse is proud to host the Sumi - e Society Exhibition, The Society's mission is to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting techniques through publications, workshops, lectures and exhibitions; to serve as a cultural bridge between East and West; and to furnish information to all persons who wish to learn about this art. The exhibition is open to all artists, and aims to publicly show the best current East Asian brush paintings and calligraphy.

No Boats This Weekend at Lake Accotink Park

There will be no boats allowed on the water this weekend at Lake Accotink Park due to the inclement weather. However, the rest of the park will be open. Residents will still be able to play minature golf, use the carousel, and use the snack bar.