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Featured Events

Washington West Film Festival

Oct 22 - Oct 26, Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center

Recurring daily
Address: 11940 Market St, Reston, VA
Times: Times Vary - Check Website For Details
Admission: Ticket Prices Vary - Check Website For Details
Anchored in the Washington, DC metropolitan area's sophisticated technology and wine region, the Washington West Film Festival invites filmmakers, film lovers, industry professionals, and the media alike to experience a breathtaking autumn in and around one of the most influential places on earth.  "Story can change the world" is Washington West's mantra. Selected films - with their diverse genres and themes - are the medium from which our audiences are invited to enter the world of story themselves. This is accomplished when 100% of Washington West's box office net proceeds are given each year to projects committed to alleviating hunger, disease, displacement, or poor education around the world.

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Blood and Guts Run

Oct 25, Bull Run Regional Park

Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Admission: $79
Participants will trudge through a 5k (approximately) obstacle course while dodging a horde of zombies. The zombies will shoot runners with blood-filled water guns throughout the run. The obstacles are low to moderate risk and are designed for runners of all ages and ability levels. Runners are encouraged to wear a costume or white shirt. There will be prizes for wildest individual, couple, and team costumes. Prizes will also be awarded for bloodiest and muddiest runners. Runners will have access to live music and a DJ dance party. See you at the start line! OBSTACLES Walls of death, tire gauntlet, bloody steeplechase, mudslide, blood and guts pit, pumpkin guts pit, blood-filled foam, and 200+ zombies!!! PRIZES Runners will receive a custom made Blood and Guts Run medal and t-shirt when they cross the finish line! GIVING BACK A portion of the profits from the Blood and Guts Run will benefit Susan G. Komen of Virginia and Maryland. For more information please visit www.bloodandgutsrun.com.

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One-Day Events

Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm
Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This tour is available daily at 3:30 pm through March 14 (except February 14 - 17).


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am and 3pm (April-October); 12pm (November-March)
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April - October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.

 


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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

Feb 22 - Jan 10, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

Come explore Washington's design for his estate, highlighting the first president's interests and talents as a landscape designer.


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National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

This one-hour walking tour goes behind-the-scenes to areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place and explores how these locations were used during George Washington's time.

 


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Sightseeing Water Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Nov 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: Check Mount Vernon Website for dates/times.
Admission: $10 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

 


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Through My Eyes Tour at Mount Vernon

Mar 1 - Dec 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission.

 

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way.

 


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Carousel at Clemyjontri Park

Apr 5 - Oct 26, Clemyjontri Park

Recurring daily
Address: 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: Check website for open dates/times.
Phone: (703) 388-2807
Admission: $1.75/ride
Universal access to fun and enjoyment is a hallmark of Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, most notably showcased at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Va. This unique park features an accessible Liberty swing alongside an amazing two-acre playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. A fully-accessible carousel opens for the season on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , operating on weekends through May 25, then adding weekdays to the operating schedule on May 26. Complete with a picnic pavilion to make the day special, Clemyjontri earns high marks for its playground where every child is welcome and every child can play. *The carousel does not operate in conditions such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and temperatures less than 55° F

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Dinner for the Washingtons Walking Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA
Times: 12pm - 1pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission

 

This one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the Mansion's basement. The tour will end in Mount Vernon's greenhouse with a special tasting. 


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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

 

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

 


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Reston Farmers Market

May 3 - Nov 8, Lake Anne Village Center

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 11406 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Fields of Fear

Sep 26 - Nov 1, Cox Farms

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 7:30-11pm
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Cox Farms' Fields of Fear™ is the haunted night-time destination you and your friends have been looking for! When darkness falls on the farm... our fields fill with creatures of the night. Featuring: Dark Side Hayride's Zombie Zoo, The Firegrounds/Midway bonfires and the Giant Torchlit Slide. If you’re really in for a scare, test your nerves in the Cornightmare™ walk-through cornfield terrors; with Claustrophobia, Vortex, Crypt and more! Also enjoy Food & Snacks, Games & Prizes, Haunt Gear & Shopping, and Entertainment. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). ADMISSION TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED! Last admission at 10pm Come alone or in a group. Buy your tickets online or same-day at the door. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). Proof of age required. See www.fieldsoffear.com for more details

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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Sep 27 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10am-6pm (5pm in November)
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Northern Virginia's largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor's Choice: Cox Farms is "the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia." Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award 'Family Friendly Event'. We are celebrating more than 40 years of business for Cox Farms - join the fun and new additions! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. 

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Pumpkin Patch

Oct 11 - Oct 31, St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church

Recurring daily
Address: 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, VA
Contact: spwmain@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 503-9210
Admission: Free
For Fall Fun Join Us – St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church All our Welcome! Pumpkin Patch Sales October 11th – 31st Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes available for purchase St. Peter's in the Woods is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of proceeds will benefit community outreach. Our pumpkins sales support the a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (Corner of Burke Center Parkway and Route 123)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show live on-stage!

Oct 17 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Join us for this campy, neo-traditional Halloween Musical favorite... LIVE on stage! Audience Call-Out Nights are on Saturday performances and our Halloween performance ONLY. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/rocky-horror-show

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Burke Lake Ghost Train

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Burke Lake Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 323-6600
Admission: $5/person
Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and FCPA. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.

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Reston Zoo's ZooBoo

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Reston Zoo

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA
Phone: (703) 757-6222
Admission: $12
Designed for a younger audience, Zoo Boo offers 4 days of scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL: Enjoy a trail of trick-or-treating stations with treats, toys and treasures for children of all ages! Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

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World Series Viewing Party

Oct 21 - Oct 29, America Eats Tavern

Recurring daily
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 744-3999
Join us at our bar to view all of the games for The World Series. We will provide peanuts and house made cracker jacks!

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Disney on Ice presents "FROZEN"

Oct 22 - Oct 27, The Patriot Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Times: See website for all performance times.
Phone: (703) 993-3000
Admission: $20 ++
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The Academy Award winning movie is LIVE and coming to your town with dazzling special effects, astonishing skating and inspiring songs like "Let It Go." Join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and many more of your favorite Disney characters for this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship!

 


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"Sylvia"

Oct 23 - Nov 16, NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA
Times: Varies
Phone: (703) 481-5930
Admission: $28+

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Doug Wilder

From A.R. Gurney, one of America's greatest living playwrights comes a "howlingly funny" comedy about the joys and woes of owning a dog. Greg and Kate are happily married, comfortably middle class and blissfully empty nesting. That is, until Greg meets a stray mutt, by the name of Sylvia in the park and brings her home. Tempers quickly flare and sacred bonds are soon tested between man and wife, master and pet, pillow and stuffing.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 


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"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" live on stage

Oct 24 - Nov 8, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: See website for times.
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by
Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Richard Bird

Music Direction by Mark V. Deal

We open our 48th season with the family-friendly, 1999 revised musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Winner of two Tony awards- featured actress (Kristin Chenoweth) and featured actor (Roger Bart),the musical showcases all of your favorite Charles Schultz characters including, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, and your favorite pooch, Snoopy. Let RCP bring back your childhood memories of the "Peanuts" gang and help you share them with a younger generation as you experience an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.

Presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library.


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5 Days of Iron

Oct 24 - Oct 28, Oak Marr RECenter

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA
Phone: (703) 922-9841
Admission: $34

Beat the heat and come indoors to complete the 5 Days of Iron Challenge! 

Open to all ages; single entry, no teams. 

Participants are expected to:

Swim 850 yards, Bike 22.5 miles, and Run 5.25 miles every day for 5 days to total a full Iron Man Triathlon by the fifth day. At least one portion of the day must be completed at the Oak Marr RECenter.


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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 24 - Oct 26, National Zoo

Recurring daily
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Phone: (202) 633-2922
Admission: $20 members, $30 non-members (plus small parking fee)

Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC's favorite Halloween treat. With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume!


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Bradley Farm Haunted House

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Bradley Farm Barn

Recurring daily
Address: 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon, VA
Times: Fri & Sat 6-10pm (Kids Haunt Sat 1-5pm)
Admission: $5

Be warned ... we will terrify you from the moment you arrive!

Bradley Farm Haunted House is a Halloween destination appropriate for the entire family! There are no gross-out gory haunts. And there is a special kids haunt with a milder scare and lots of kids activities on Saturday from 1-5pm.  Rain or shine. All proceeds benefits Herndon-Reston FISH.


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Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

Oct 24 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Evenings
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Varies
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed. Can you survive the Horde? Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail. Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/haunted-trail-workhouse

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Oak Marr's Haunted Mini-Golf

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Oak Marr Mini-Golf

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: Friday, 5-7:30pm and Saturday, 4:30-7:30pm
Phone: (703) 281-6501
Admission: $6 advance, $8 day of
Young ghouls and goblins ages 3 to 12 are invited to play a round of haunted mini-golf at Oak Marr on Friday, October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014. The course in Oakton, Va., located between the recreation center and the golf complex, will be decorated for Halloween and some staff members may be in costume. Haunted Mini-Golf is available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants are encouraged to play the course dressed in costume and bring a bag for the trick-or-treating. There will be a chance to win goodies at every hole! Tickets are $6 in advance starting October 10. The cost increases to $8 on the day of the event. Due to limited space, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

The rain date is slated for Monday, October 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
View photos from a previous haunted mini-golf event: www.flickr.com/photos/ffxparks/.

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Season of Innovation: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

Oct 24 - Oct 26, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $25 adults, $15 children up to grade 12
This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the musical's most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale! Presented by the School of Theater and the School of Music.


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The Log & Timber Home Show: Northern Virginia

Oct 24 - Oct 26, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Phone: (800) 782-1253
Admission: $15/adults; Free for children under 18 with adult.
The Log & Timber Home Shows - "Magazines Brought To Life" - are large and lively events featuring two-story exhibits, life-size log and timber frame structures, extravagant furniture and decor displays, free workshop presentations and educational demonstration areas.

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"The Little Women of Virginia: The Adventures of a Navy Widow & her Daughters during the Civil War"

Oct 25, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
In the vein of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," Jennie Forrest Richardson wrote a loving tribute about the ordeal of her penniless and widowed mother, Anna Henderson Forrest, and her five sisters during the Civil War. Adele Air will relate how the family survived while living in several states and Washington, DC.

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"The Monster Who Ate My Peas"

Oct 25, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 2:00 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15/$10 MCC district residents
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, he gets his bike. But when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower. Ages 4+.

Air & Scare

Oct 25, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Virginia
Times: 2pm - 7pm
Contact: Visitor Services
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15
See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Join us for creepy crafts and activities with a spooky twist including Ghost Blasters, Trick or Trajectory Rocket Launch, spooky science Discovery Stations, Paper Scare Planes, story time, puppet shows, and photo opportunities with costumed characters from some of your favorite space- and ghost-themed movies. Learn about the possibility of aliens in the universe and make your own alien. Visit the Tot zone with the little ones and send the Teens and Tweens to activities just for them. Don't forget to wear your costume, and come prepared for some awesome trick-or-treating!

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Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen

Oct 25, The State Theatre

Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $15 advance, $17 day of
Almost Queen is easily the closest thing to come to Queen itself. They have captivated fans and audiences worldwide. Their performances are so energetic and authentic that it's often easy to forget you're watching a tribute band. Almost Queen has sold out shows from New York to San Diego and everywhere in between. This is certainly a testament to their talent and stage presence. Joseph Russo, also an accomplished Broadway performer, wields the microphone confidently to belt out every memorable lyric and note Queen fans have come to love. The spirit lives on in Almost Queen as they are the champions that will fight until the end.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.


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An Evening of Comedy with Annabelle Gurwitch

Oct 25, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Address: 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Dan
Phone: (703) 537-3000
Admission: $23-$72
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia opens its third performing arts season with an evening of comedic storytelling with Annabelle Gurwitch. Known as the co-host of TV’s “Dinner and a Movie,” Annabelle is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and the author of the new book I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Sur¬vival Stories from the Edge of 50. As an actress, she’s guest starred in over fifty TV series, including: Dexter, Boston Legal, Medium and Seinfeld. Her work in theatre has been recognized in, “The Top Ten Performances of the Year” by critics in both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Most recently, she spent three seasons hosting the sustainability series WA$TED on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green Network. She has headlined programs on Sci-Fi, ABC, The Style Channel, and was the news anchor of the award-winning, satirical, Not Necessarily the News on HBO. Annabelle lives with her husband and son and a large collection of reusable water bottles in Los Angeles!

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Annandale Fall Festival and Parade

Oct 25, Safeway Shopping Center at Little River Center

Address: 7414 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: The Annandale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (703) 256-7232
Admission: none
ANNANDALE FALL FESTIVAL SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Over 100 Gift Vendors On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. This is the largest public event in Greater Annandale attended by over 10,000 people. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family, and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day! In the Food & Entertainment Zone, Rock, County, & Jazz Bands along with costumed international dancers, will entertain. Japanese, Thai, Nigerian, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin cuisines will be represented along with the perennial favorites such as barbeque, Philly cheese steaks, burgers and fried chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones, home baked good, cotton candy, Kettle Corn, and Jaguar Joe Coffee. In the Community Market there will be one hundred vendors to include numerous artisan handcrafts. The ever popular Pet Vendors will again feature a broad range of clever pet accessories, dog trainers & walkers, and gourmet pet food. Children’s books & toys, endearing marionettes, herbal wraps & wreaths, garden accessories, quality giftware from major manufacturers, silks, handbags, exquisite hair jewelry, fashion accessories, and professional stylists will fill-out the Community Market. The Kids Zone will host rides and interactive games appropriate for all ages. Bungee jumps, an Obstacle Course, the Giant Slide, and Toddler Play in Lil’ Pirates Cove are just a small sampling of what is planned. Finally, antique & classic cars, fire trucks, and the Nationwide NASCAR & simulator, sponsored by Burke & Burke Insurance, await your exploration. Vendor, Volunteer, Entertainment, and Sponsor Forms along with the parade entry form can be found at www.annandalechamber.com under OUR EVENTS. Don't delay; space fills quickly at both the festival and parade. Festival Parking available at the Bowling Alley AND at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club, 7530 Little River Tpk. next to Wendy's. The Annandale Parade Cited in 2013 as one of, "THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA" The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church near Gallows Road all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.

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Campfire Saturdays

Oct 25 - Nov 25, Lake Accotink Park

Recurring monthly on the 25th
Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Enjoy Campfire Saturdays at Lake Accotink
What better place for a campfire than on a lake? Campfires will be held on Saturday evenings at Lake Accotink Park on Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13

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Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop

Oct 25, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2:30pm - 5pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $89/person

Join Mount Vernon for an exciting new program, Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon, offered in partnership with Washington Photo Safari. The photo safari includes many of Mount Vernon's picturesque outdoor settings, including the gardens, orchard, farm, historic structures, and the Potomac River. Participants will go "behind-the-scenes" to areas of the estate not available to the general public. Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria will give hands-on tips in architectural, travel, and nature photography, as well as instruction on camera use. Participants at any skill level, with any camera, are invited to attend.


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Celebration for Kids with Special Needs & Disabilities

Oct 25, MAS Community Center

Address: 6408 Edsall Rd, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Rasha
Phone: (202) 630-4292
Admission: Free (optional $5 donation per child); siblings to disabled child, $5 fee
Arts & crafts, petting zoo, moon bounce, sensory activities, food & fun for kids with special needs (ages 4-18 only) from all background and ethnicities. For muslim kids, additional activities include prayer and eid celebrations.

Clifton Haunted Trail

Oct 25, Town of Clifton

Address: Chapel Road, Clifton, VA
Times: 7pm - 10pm
Admission: Adults, $15; Children under 12, $10
We are proud to announce the return of this terrifying annual event that winds through Clifton's 8 Acre Park. Parents should accompany children along the Trail. NO flashlights allowed in the park. Arrive early since this popular event tends to get crowded during the later hours. Hardy shoes are recommended.

This year, look out for the new Clifton Haunted Trail t-shirts for sale at the concessions stand. Hot apple cider, fresh pizza by Clifton's newest restaurant Villagio's, cookies and snacks will be available for sale. Parking is free of charge and will be available at the Clifton Floodplain, Clifton Elementary School and Clifton House Shops where hayrides will take and pick-up Trail goers to the event.

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Cooking Class

Oct 25, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Times: 12pm
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $45/guest

Join us for a homemade pasta and gnocchi cooking class followed by a luncheon with wine and recipes. 


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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents Copland and Stravinsky

Oct 25 - Oct 26, George Mason University's Harris Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Show begins at 8pm.

Copland: "Quiet City"; Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"; Copland: "Appalachian Spring"; Stravinsky: Suite 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra


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Fall Festival

Oct 25, Wesley United Methodist Church

Address: 711 Spring St., SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 938-8700
Admission: Free
Pumpkin painting, crafts, costume contest, entertainment by Ken the Magician and more! Refreshments served.

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Fall Harvest Family Days

Oct 25 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: Regular admission.

Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days! The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18thcentury dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music.

Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price this weekend only.

 


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Family Fun: Night Wings & Twilight Things

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Admission: $10 - $12
Come to Green Spring as the light grows dim and see the creatures that emerge at dusk. Learn about night creatures as we walk in the woods. Play some ghoulish games and make a creepy craft for your Halloween decor.

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Family Pumpkin Carving Class

Oct 25, Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Address: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10am - 11:30am
Phone: (703) 448-1234
Admission: $45/adults, $30/children
With Halloween just around the corner, Executive Chef Bobbie and her team are putting together a fun and educational class for families to enjoy. There will be pumpkin carving demonstrations, Halloween treats and more. The class includes a pumpkin to decorate during the demonstration, goodie bag including a pumpkin carving kit and of course pointers from Chef Bobbie.

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Garden Sprouts: Pumpkin Party

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: $6
Children ages three to five make a jack-o'-lantern, listen to pumpkin tales, and sample a delicious pumpkin treat at Green Spring Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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GRACE RACE 5K

Oct 25, Reston Town Center - Pavilion

Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Times: 8:30am
Contact: Holly Koons McCullough
Phone: (703) 471-9242
Admission: $25 before 10/15; $30 before 10/23; $35 after 10/23 and on race day
An official timed event on a certified 5K course, the race begins and finishes at the Pavilion in Reston Town Center, after looping down the scenic Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The 5K race will be followed by a Kids' Dash in Reston Town Center at 9:30 a.m. Art-inspired costumes are encouraged for both the 5K and the Dash, with prizes awarded for the top costumes! Light refreshments will follow the race, along with FREE family art activities sponsored by GRACE at the Pavilion. Kids can join in Reston Town Center's annual Trick-or-Treating event beginning at 11am. The GRACE Race is powered by our title sponsor, CRUNCH Fitness, and all proceeds benefit the art education programs of the Greater Reston Arts Center.

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Halloween at Gunston Hall

Oct 25, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 4pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
A family friendly event with story tellers, pumpkin painting, treats, face painting, Burying Ground tours by lantern, and more!

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Halloween Carnival

Oct 25, Falls Church Community Center

Address: 223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 248-5001
Admission: $2 per child ages 2 and up. Adults and children under 2 years old are free.
The carnival has been a popular event for children for more than 30 years. Infants through sixth graders are invited to enjoy carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, a haunted house, movies, candy, and a live creepy creature show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature.

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Halloween Goblin Golf & Lakeside Bonfire

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $7/person, ages 2 and under are free. Wagon rides are $3.
Join us at Lake Accotink Park for this spooktacular event. Wander past tombstones and ghoulish delights placed along all nine holes of the "Gruesome Goose" Mini-Golf Course as you play a ghostly round with glow in the dark golf balls! Play a second round at no extra charge! Ride the spooky carousel while spectral music plays, then cast off the shivers by warming up to a blazing beach bonfire! The cost is $7 per person; ages two and under free. Take a 20-minute wagon ride through the eerie nighttime woods for $3. To register in advance, call 703-569-0285.

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Halloween Mini-Camp: Costume & Culinary

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Ages 6-10 can learn how to customize their Halloween costume and the trick to creating tasty treats!

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Haunted Ballroom Social Dance

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 - $15
Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance with a haunted twist! Wear your Halloween costume for this chilling occasion and join the ghosts and ghouls on the dancefloor! Start your evening by learning some new moves with a ballroom mini-lesson! Each month will feature a new style of dance ranging from the ChaCha to the Tango. Mini-lesson begins at 7:30pm and is $5 per person. Then take your new moves to the dance floor when open dancing begins at 8pm. Open dance is $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the gallery. There is no need to get fancy unless you feel like it-the dress code is casual. All skill levels are welcome--even if you have two left feet!
Mini-lesson 7:30-8pm.
Open dance 8-10:30pm
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar available.

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Haunted Pond

Oct 25, Hidden Pond Nature Center

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $7 - $9
This program covering nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, s'mores, and who knows what other happenings! Scary stories will be in the last 30 minutes.

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Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 2-4pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $6/dog
Ready for some howlin' Halloween fun? Gather at Lake Accotink Park to witness the best in canine creativity. Show off your pet's unique personality and compete for special prizes and treats! Take your dog for a walk through the "boneyard" to sniff out well-earned treats while the judges confer. The cost is $6 per dog. To register, call 703-569-0285.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Carving Workshop

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Admission: $35/person
From 1 to 3 p.m. make your own extraordinary jack-o'-lantern creation at Green Spring Gardens. The cost is $35 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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Jimmy's Annual Halloween Party for Kids

Oct 25, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Contact: Jimmy
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: $12.50/child
Price includes choice of Kid's Meal, Crafts, Monster Mashing, Party Favors, an Indoor Costume Parade and entertainment by Ben the Juggling Balloonatic! All children must bring a grown-up. Space is limited! Make your reservations by calling 703-435-JIMS (5467) or by
contacting Jimmy at jimmy@jimmystavern.com.

Junk Food & Wine Pairings/Tastings

Oct 25 - Nov 2, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25/person
Join us for two weekends in October for this unique take on food and wine pairing. Our junk food and wine pairing / tasting has become immensely popular over the years. Each of our wines is uniquely paired with an everyday household brand name junk food, teaching you that food and wine pairings can come from outside the box!!!

No reservations necessary as tastings will be done at our main tasting counter.

$25 per person


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Marcia Ball

Oct 25, Wolf Trap - The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia
Times: 7:30 PM
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: $35 - $40
This Grammy-nominated pianist and singer/songwriter blends Louisiana swamp rock and classic Texas blues into an “irresistible” musical cocktail. (Boston Globe)

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Needle Felted Pumpkins

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Using special barbed, felting needles and wool, you will learn to create sculptural shapes and make a miniature Halloween pumpkin. 

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Run From the Killer Zombies

Oct 25, Old Lorton Super Max Prison

Address: Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Phone: 1-888-554-6665
Admission: $15 - $40

On October 25, 2014 runners will match their speed and wits through the old Lorton "Super Max" Prison. Starting from the safety of the local high school, runners will be forced along the old county road towards a forest and prison complex filled with killer zombies. As you proceed along the race course keep your speed up and don't take any shortcuts- they spell certain danger.

Race Premium? All runners will get a race bag. Also, all who register before 10/15/2014 will get a race shirt. Also, get a free pre-race massage from the folks at PIEDMONT MASSAGE! Please register early. FREE PHOTOS!


Key Times: Race time is 4:30pm SHARP. Onsite Registration and Pickup between 2:00-4:00pm. Pachet pick up will also be on Friday (time and location TBD)! Park at: South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road Lorton, VA.


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Screen on the Green in Paradise: "Halloween"

Oct 25, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: Free
Join us as our "Screen on the Green in Paradise" movie series continues. The winery will close at 7pm but the lawn and outside bar will remain open for guests staying for the movie. The movie will be shown on a giant movie screen on the lawn.

Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. Outside food welcome but please no outside alcohol.

This event is for Adults only.

No reservations needed. The event is free to attend so long as you are a customer of the winery. Wines will be sold by the glass or the bottle along with limited meat and cheese selections.

MOVIE: "Halloween" (scary)


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The Archaeology of the War of 1812 Symposium

Oct 25, James Lee Community Center Auditorium

Address: 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA
Times: 9:30am-2:30pm
Admission: $15 Admission; Free to Friends of Fairfax Archaeology (FOFA) Members

Featuring Patrick O'Neill, on the Archaeology of the Battle of the White House, Ruth Trocolli, Archaeologist of the District of Columbia, on the war in Washington, and others.  Continental breakfast, and refreshments appropriate to the time.


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Tom Teasley in Concert: Nosferatu

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 3pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 - $20
Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley performs his original score live to FW Murnau's spellbinding classic film "Nosferatu". Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as "a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word," maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. A 2010 and 2011 Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design (and a third nomination for a 2012 award), Tom tours frequently throughout the world performing and presenting clinics for the instrument companies he endorses including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Latin Percussion and others. A three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances in Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem. He has been an artist-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has collaborated with the National Symphony as both a soloist and composer.

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Trick or Treating at Franklin Farm

Oct 25, Franklin Farm Village Center

Address: Franklin Farm Rd and Fairfax County Pkwy, Herndon, VA
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Admission: Free
Free Trick-or-Treating at Franklin Farm Village Center, Saturday Oct. 25. Rain or shine.

Trick or Treating at Reston Town Center

Oct 25, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Start your trick-or-treating early! The Reston Town Center invites you to hunt for treats and goodies on Sat., 10/25, 11am-4pm. Costumed children visit participating retailers, and the Information Center for treats and goodies. Look for the pumpkin flyer in the window.

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Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, HUMC - Fellowship Hall Kitchen

Address: 701 Bennett St, Herndon, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 707-6271
Trick or treating at Herndon United Methodist Church.

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VolunteerFest proudly presented by Volunteer Fairfax and General Dynamics

Oct 25, Various locations in Northern Virginia

Address: Various locations in Northern Virginia, -, Virginia
Times: 9a-4p depending on location
Contact: Jessica Warren
Phone: (703) 246-3533
Admission: Free
October 25, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of VolunteerFest, the local celebration of National Make A Difference Day. This region-wide community service event is dedicated to mobilizing volunteer power to assist local nonprofits with a wide-variety of projects. Activities will be located at various locations throughout Northern Virginia. Rain or shine! Friends and families, neighbors and colleagues are encouraged to sign up together. All volunteer activities are free to the participants. For information about this feel-good, do-good event and to register as a volunteer click http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/volunteerfest.php or call 703-246-3533.

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Wildfire's "Spooktacular" Pumpkin Carving Classes

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Wildfire

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Galleria, International Drive, McLean, VA
Times: Saturday, 3-4pm; Sunday, 9-10am
Phone: (703) 442-9110
Admission: $20/child
Join us at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, Mclean, VA, when Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq teaches the little ones his best-kept secrets to carving the spookiest pumpkin in town, just in time for Halloween!

There will be two sessions. On Saturday, October 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., NBC4 Traffic Reporter Melissa Mollet will join us with her son as guest host for the afternoon. The second session will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Each session is priced at $20.00 per child, plus tax (gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food for Others, a direct service food pantry headquartered in Fairfax, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.


On-Going Events

Live Music at Paradise Springs Winery

Dec 20 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: Fridays until 9pm, Saturdays 2pm-6pm, Sundays (most afternoons)
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: N/A
Enjoy your Friday evening or Saturday and Sunday afternoons with live music at Paradise Springs Winery, the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. After a hard week at work, relax with a picnic, good friends, and a great bottle of wine. Featuring live music every Friday evening until 9pm, and every Saturday from 2-6pm. Additionally, music is featured on most Sunday afternoons. Artists include acoustic acts, pianists, jazz bands, banjos, or other various forms. Check the website for the schedule of performing artists.


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"The Paradise Springs Winery Experience" Production Tour & Tasting

Jan 4 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Virginia
Times: Sat - 11am, 1pm Sun - 11am, 12pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25 per person
Join us on our signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of our entire flight of wines including our sparkling Viognier, Aprés. No reservations needed but can be taken over the phone (prepayment required). First come, first serve. Please check in at the main tasting counter. *We apologize but children are not allowed on the tour due to visitation of production areas. Groups of 8 or more will need to reserve a private time. Available group times include:


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Live Acoustic Music Weekends

Mar 8 - Dec 28, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Live acoustic music throughout the day every weekend! Check calendar for artist line-up.

 


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Garden and Landscape Tours

Apr 1 - Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

Apr 1, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2pm - 3pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George and Martha Washington.

 

 


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Falls Church Farmers Market

Apr 12, City Hall Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA
Times: April-December, 8am-12pm; January-March, 9am-12pm
Phone: (703) 248-5077
Admission: FREE
Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Metro accessible from the East and West Falls Church Metro stations, Falls Church City's Farmers Market boasts over 50 vendors during peak season and 40 during the winter months. Unique to the Falls Church Market is the monthly Chef Series, which brings chefs from area restaurants in to develop recipes and share tastes using local, seasonal food.

The market strives to support local farmers while also helping protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands.


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Great Falls Community Farmers Market

Apr 19, Great Falls Farmers Market

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 750 Walker Road (next to Wells Fargo Bank), Great Falls, VA
Times: 9am to 1pm
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Burke Farmers Market

May 3 - Nov 22, VRE Parking Lot

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke, VA
Times: 8am-noon
Phone: (703) 642-0128
Admission: FREE
The Markets offer a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers. There are also fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider to purchase. Milk and cheese products, along with a wide array of meat products, round out the edible delights. If gardening is an interest, many vendors have small plants at the beginning of the season, while other vendors have larger landscape plants for those ambitious projects.

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Tour George Washington's Library

Jul 2, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens - Fred W. Smith National Library

Recurring daily
Address: 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - Check website for specific available dates.
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

This one-hour guided tour takes visitors through the main floor of the Fred W. Smith National Library. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.


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Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Jul 4, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm (check website for specific dates/times)

Enjoy the timeless ritual of Afternoon Tea served at Entyse Lounge. Treat someone special to this enduring tradition honored in a luxurious setting while being pampered with The Ritz-Carlton hotel's service excellence. 

To start, enjoy a lavish selection of tea sandwiches including egg salad, grilled vegetable tart, classic English cucumber, and smoked salmon rosette. An assortment of fresh fruits, flavorful scones, and a sumptuous display of sweets are a delicious complement. 

Our tea selection includes traditional Earl Gray, as well as chamomile, green tea and English Breakfast as well as other varieties. Add a glass of Champagne for a royal treat. 

*Musical entertainment available 

(reservations required 24 hours in advance) 


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Live Music Saturdays in ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge

Jul 5, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Recurring weekly on Saturday
Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA
Times: 8:30pm - midnight

Join The Ladies and Gentlemen of ENTYSE, Wine Bar & Lounge for live music. As the group plays for your musical entertainment, enjoy an upscale food and wine experience in a warm and relaxed environment.


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Historical Site & Wine Tasting Tour

Aug 7, The Winery at Bull Run

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Times: M-F, 11:30am & 1pm; Sat & Sun, 11am, 12pm, & 2pm
Phone: (703) 815-2233
Admission: $25 for 40-minute tour & 9-wine tasting
The Winery at Bull Run is now offering a historical site tour and tasting 7-days a week. TWABR's roots are woven throughout monumental times in the Civil War and other parts of American history. Enjoy a full 9-wine tasting while exploring the remarkable Hillwood Ruins & our vivacious vineyard along with the stunning surrounding battlegrounds & vistas seen from the property. Get hands on with some of the recovered battleground relics and enjoy a true taste of our history... & of course our award winning wines!

 


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The Potomac Valley Watercolorists present "40 years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists"

Sep 13 - Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
The Potomac Valley Watercolorists present the exhibition "40 years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists" at the Workhouse Arts Center, Wed-Sun, Sept 13th through Oct 25th. The Potomac Valley Watercolorists (PVW) celebrates 40 years as a juried group of Watercolorists in the Greater Metropolitan DC region with an exhibit of 100 paintings from its members. Public Opening Reception: September 13, 7-9pm This event is free, for more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/40-years-potomac-valley-watercolorists

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Halloween Music & Light Show

Oct 1 - Oct 31, Creepy Nights on Calamo

Recurring daily
Address: 7104 Calamo Street, Springfield, Virginia
Times: Sunset through 9:30pm (weeknights); through 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: Hauntmasters Chris or Catherine
Phone: (202) 744-8276
Admission: FREE, but any canned or non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted to support the food bank for local charity E.C.H.O.
For 2014:

Nightly during October - Back by popular demand - the Halloween Music & Light Show! Details on the light show here. Listen to the speakers out front or on your car radio on FM 91.1.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Friday October 31 7:00-10PM.

 

We're located on Calamo Street in Springfield Virginia; just south of DC and about a mile from the 395/495/95 "mixing bowl".


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Kingstowne Striders Weekend Run

Oct 4 - Nov 2, Southern Fairfax County

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: Sign up for our newsletter for this weekends' start location and route!, Alexandria, VA - Virginia
Times: 8:00 a.m.
Contact: Amelia Baldree
Phone: (202) 288-6221
Admission: Free with membership (Annual single membership just $20 and family membership is $35)
Kingstowne Striders hosts four weekly runs: two weekend runs and two weeknight runs. Saturday and Sunday runs are at 8:00 a.m. at varying locations in southern Fairfax County and Alexandria. Sign up for our newsletter for this weekends' start location and route! Weekend runs are typically followed by coffee and treats at a local coffee shop.

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"Side-by-Side in Europe: Two Artists, Two Views, One Subject" by Jerry Lewis & Mohsen Alashmoni

Oct 14 - Oct 31, Hunters Woods Exhibit

Recurring daily
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA
Times: 9am-9pm
Phone: (703) 476-4500
Two artists, one from Reston and the other from Egypt, will approach the same subject from viewpoints influenced by different religions, culture, and nationalities.

Annual ArtReston Regional Fine Art Exhibit

Oct 14 - Nov 3, Jo Ann Rose Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA
Times: 9am-9pm
An exhibit of two-dimensional paintings and mixed media art from members of the League of Reston Artists.

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Fine Art Mosaics Exhibit: Anita Bucsay Damron

Oct 14 - Oct 31, Reston Corner One

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 120001 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA
Times: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Saturday, 8am-12pm
Beautiful glass mosaics are inspired by the tapestries of Gurut and Rajasthani India, and created with Italian glass, Czech and Austrian crystals, 24k gold and more.

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4th Annual La Sandia "Mole" Festival

Oct 15 - Nov 30, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen

Recurring daily
Address: 7852L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
Join us as we celebrate everything Mole. Offering bold sauces with rich, complex flavor profiles, this festival will soon be your new favorite. 

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Great Pumpkin Gathering

Oct 16 - Nov 1, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Follow up a visit to Tysons Harvest Festival with this inspired display. Artisan pumpkin carvers showcase a dazzling display of pumpkin art beyond your wildest imagining. Humorous, beautiful, terrifying, and just plain terrific, the dozens of different faces you'll see are sure to spark your creativity. Your kids are going to love these. Look out, Charlie Brown. These are some truly great pumpkins. Displays change daily. From Oct. 16-Nov. 1, 6 pm to 10 pm.

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