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Burke-Springfield-Fairfax Entertainment Calendar through October
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Burke-Springfield-Fairfax Entertainment Calendar through October

The Rose Display is Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center- Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Arlington Rose Foundation hosts seminar on new and interesting roses for next year's garden. Free. Call 703-371-9351 or email arfinformation@aol.com.

The Rose Display is Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center- Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Arlington Rose Foundation hosts seminar on new and interesting roses for next year's garden. Free. Call 703-371-9351 or email arfinformation@aol.com.

Through October

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground. Various times at Burke Nursery & Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke. Weekdays is $10 per person and the weekend price is $14 per person. Call 703- 323-1188 for more.

Pumpkin Patch. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the St. George’s United Methodist Church, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax. Buy fall pumpkins and decorative gourds grown by Native American farmers to support jobs in a high unemployment area in Arizona. Email office@stgumc.org or call 703-385-4550.

Friday/Oct. 6

B-I-N-G-O. 7 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department hosts smoke free Bingo, $1000 guaranteed jackpot, treasure chest progressive raffles, and food available for purchase. All proceeds go to purchasing fire & rescue equipment. Visit www.fairfaxvfd.com, or call 703-273-3638 for more.

Campfire Fridays. 7:30-9 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Explore the park, have s’mores. Call 703-451-9588 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-pond/ for more.

Saturday/Oct. 7

She Rocks the World. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 2017 Virginia Girls’ Summit, teenage girl forum. Visit www.sherockstheworld.org/ for more.

Walking Tour of Old Town Fairfax. 10-11:30 a.m. at Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Tour includes include a short tour of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St. $10/adults; $5/youth, ages 6-12, children 6 and under are free. Family rate (three or more) $25. For reservations, call Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center at 703-385-8414.

Country-Western Dance. 6:30-10 p.m. at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. A Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association dance. Admission for NVCWDA members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5. Visit www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941.

Taste of Fall Feast. 7 p.m. at Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. An evening filled with food, entertainment, and a live and silent auction to raise funds to help parents, children and individuals in Fairfax County and City who suffer the effects of poverty. Attendees at the fundraiser can sample food and drink from a variety of Fairfax-area restaurants, wineries and breweries while enjoying music by Pan Masters Steel Orchestra. $50. Visit www.FACETSCares.org or call 703-554-3609.

Meet the Artist. 7-9 p.m. at the Village Gallery, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Angelika Schäfer will be on hand to discuss “TransFormations: A Visual Diary.” Visit www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.

Oct. 7-8

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Whitehall Farm, 6080 Colchester Road, Fairfax. Featuring a large corn maze in the shape of a chicken, pumpkin patch, farm animals, inflatable bounce houses, hay ride, and nature trail. $12, active duty military and their families receive $2 off per ticket. Visit www.whitehall.farm for more.

Sunday/Oct. 8

Clifton Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Main St., Clifton. Admission is free. Parking starts at five dollars per

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Clifton Day, Sunday, Oct. 8 on the main road in Clifton

car. For more information about Clifton Day, visit www.cliftonday.com.

America in World War I Lecture. 2 p.m. at Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. George Mason University professor, Dr. Harry A. Butkowsky will discuss America's entry into World War I in 1917. Free. Call 703- 385-8414.

Monday/Oct. 9

Funday Monday. 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Music, movement, storytelling, performances, and crafts. Free. Call 703-385-7858

or visit www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts.

Tuesday/Oct. 10

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Story Times at Old Town Square for children every Tuesday morning. Call 703-385-7858 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts.

Wednesday/Oct. 11

UCM Ocktoberfest Benefit Night. 5-8 p.m. at Forge Brew Works, 8532 Terminal Road, Lorton. A percentage of the evening's sales will be donated to UCM to help families in need. Flights $10, free snacks, food truck will be on site. Bring canned food or other items to help stock the UCM Food Pantry. Visit www.ucmagency.org for more.

Oct. 11-14

Photography Exhibit. Various times in the Center for the Arts lobby on George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. "Slavery in Northern Virginia" photo exhibit by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Photography Club. Visit www2.gmu.edu/ for more.

Thursday/Oct. 12

Art and Lunch. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Fairfax Art League event, bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists. Visit www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.

Making America Green Lecture. noon at George Mason University HUB Ballroom, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Mark Jacobson, a renowned climate scientist, Stanford professor, and science director of Mark Ruffalo's Solutions Project, will detail his vision and plan for 100 percent renewable energy in the U.S. by 2050. Free. Email dkeubric@gmu.edu for more.

Friday/Oct. 13

Poetry Night. 6-9 p.m. at the Epicure Café, 11104 Lee Hwy, Fairfax. An evening of poetry by Shara McCallum author of Madwoman, Jenny Johnson, author of In Full Velvet, and Debra Nystrom, author of Night Sky Frequencies and Selected Poems. Visit www.fallforthebook.org for more.

Oct. 13-14

Fairfax City Ghost Tours. 7-8:30 p.m. at Old Town Square, 10415 North St., Fairfax. Stories of the spirited individuals who may still roam Old Town Fairfax. Comfortable walking shoes advised. Cider and treats provided. $15. Ages 12 and up. Call 703-385-7858 or email parksrec@fairfaxva.gov for more.

Saturday/Oct. 14

Special Treasures and Used Book Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Houseware, furniture, sports equipment, toys, decor, small electronics, collectibles. Call 703-323-5400 for more.

Fairfax Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at Old Town Fairfax, Route 123 and Route 236, Fairfax. Over 400 arts, crafts, information, food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov for more.

Fire Prevention Week. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., all Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations will be hosting an Open House, stop by the local station that day to meet the firefighters, see the fire trucks, join in the activities and learn about fire safety. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more.

  • Station 32 Fire Station Tour — Fairview, 5600 Burke Centre Parkway.
  • Station 14 Fire Station Tour — Burke, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road.
  • Station 27 Fire Station Tour — West Springfield, 6140 Rolling Road.
  • Station 22 Fire Station Tour — Springfield, 7011 Backlick Road.
  • Station 19 Fire Station Tour — Lorton, 7701 Armstead Road.

Bunny Man Lecture. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street. County Archivist and Bunny Man expert, Brian Conley, will talk about the legend of the Bunny Man which has captivated Northern Virginia fear-seekers for over four decades. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events/ or 703-293-6227.

Anniversary Open House. 1-6 p.m. at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum opening at its present location. Delegate Tim Hugo will be the honored guest. Free. Visit www.fairfax-station.org, or call 703-425-9225.

Benefit Musical. 6:30 p.m. at the The Historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, 8511 Hooes Road, Springfield. Friends of Sydenstricker Schoolhouse will hold a fundraising event at the Schoolhouse featuring a special musical performance by the Rossi Family and a performance of Will Rogers' USA, a one-man show performed by Rob Cork. Visit www.sydenstrickerschoolhouse.org for more.

Oct. 14-15

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Whitehall Farm, 6080 Colchester Road, Fairfax. Featuring a large corn maze in the shape of a chicken, pumpkin patch, farm animals, inflatable bounce houses, hay ride, and nature trail. $12, active duty military and their families receive $2 off per ticket. Visit www.whitehall.farm for more.

Sunday/Oct. 15

Hot New Roses. 2-4 p.m. at the Merrifield Garden Center- Fair Oaks. Arlington Rose Foundation hosts seminar of new and interesting roses for next year's garden. Get your rose fix with great growers. Learn about new rose introductions and where to find them as they sell out quickly. Free.

Light refreshments. Contact: 703-371-9351 or arfinformation@aol.com

Oct. 16-19

Halloween Costume Exchange. Drop off various times at Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Pick up new costume on Friday, Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Drop off gently used and clean Halloween costumes Monday through Thursday, and come pick up a great second hand costume for this year on Friday. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts or call 703-385-7858.

Fairfax City Ghost Tours. 7-8:30 p.m. at Old Town Square, 10415 North St., Fairfax. Stories of the spirited individuals who may still roam Old Town Fairfax. Comfortable walking shoes advised. Cider and treats provided. $15. Ages 12 and up. Call 703-385-7858 or email parksrec@fairfaxva.gov for more.

Saturday/Oct. 21

Help The Homeless 5K Walk 2017. 8:30 a.m. At Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. A 5K through the neighborhoods of Fairfax City or the 1.5 mile short course. $32. Visit www.PathwayHomes.org or call 703-876-0390.

Trick or Treating. 1-3 p.m. at The Colonnade, Braddock and Union Mills Road, Clifton. Rain or shine. Visit www.rappaportco.com or call 571-382-1200 for more.

Trunk or Treat. 6-8 p.m. at Franconia United Methodist Church (FUMC)

6037 Franconia Road. Games, snacks, hot cider in the church parking lot. Visit www.franconiaumc.org/ or call 703-971-5151 for more.

Oct. 21-22

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Whitehall Farm, 6080 Colchester Road, Fairfax. Featuring a large corn maze in the shape of a chicken, pumpkin patch, farm animals, inflatable bounce houses, hay ride, and nature trail. $12, active duty military and their families receive $2 off per ticket. Visit www.whitehall.farm for more.

Friday/Oct. 27

Final 2017 Rock the Block Concert. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Old Town Square, 10415 North Street Fairfax. Vinyl Invention performs. Visit www. fairfaxcityeda.org for more.

Saturday/Oct. 28

Vendor Fair Fundraiser. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton. School fundraiser and raffle. Email lularoekellylisa@gmail.com for more.

Oct. 28-29

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Whitehall Farm, 6080 Colchester Road, Fairfax. Featuring a large corn maze in the shape of a chicken, pumpkin patch, farm animals, inflatable bounce houses, hay ride, and nature trail. $12, active duty military and their families receive $2 off per ticket. Visit www.whitehall.farm for more.

Monday/Oct. 30

Trick-or-Treating at City of Fairfax Buildings. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Children are invited to come safely trick-or-treat at any of the following City of Fairfax buildings:

  • City Hall – 10455 Armstrong St.



  • Green Acres – 4401 Sideburn Road
  • Sherwood Center – 3740 Old Lee Highway
  • Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center – 10209 Main St.

Email information@fairfaxva.gov or call 703-385-7855 for more.

Halloween Celebration and Costume Parade. 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. A variety of children’s activities and entertainment, costumes encouraged for parade. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts or call 703-385-7858.