September 2011 


One-Day Events

Labor Day Weekend Train Display

Sep 4 - Sep 5, Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Recurring daily
Address: 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA
Times: Sunday 12-5, Monday 1-4
Phone: (703) 425-9225

HO and N gauge trains will be on display and running at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 12-5 PM and on Monday, September 5, 2011 from 1-4 PM. 

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Herndon Labor Day Festival

Sep 5, Herndon Town Green

Address: 777 Lynn St., Herndon, VA
Times: noon to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: FREE

The 23nd Annual Labor Day Festival on Monday, September 5, 2011, from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. on the Town Green in Historic Downtown Herndon. Presented in collaboration with the Herndon Woman's Club, the event features nationally and regionally known entertainers on our main stage, a Wine Tasting with approximately ten Virginia wineries, gourmet food, a Fine Arts show and micro-brewies. We hope you will join us on the Town Green in Historic Downtown Herndon.

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Join Mon Ami Gabi Reston for Labor Day Brunch

Sep 5, Mon Ami Gabi

Address: 11950 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA
Times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (703) 707-0233
While the countdown to the end of summer may not be something to look forward to, a much-needed holiday break, thanks to Labor Day, is! In honor of the holiday, Mon Ami Gabi Reston (11950 Democracy Dr.) plans to extend its oh-so-delicious weekend brunch straight through Monday, September 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Looking to kick off the day with a few classics? Then order up Mon Ami Gabi’s tempting Waffle Bananas Foster ($9.95) and Vanilla French Toast ($10.95)! If crêpes and quiches are more your thing, you’ll be a happy camper with the restaurant’s signature Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese Crêpe ($9.95) and the savory Asparagus & Spinach Quiche ($9.95). To top off this delicious spread – cheers to a day off with one of the oh-so-zesty Bloody Mary’s from our signature Bloody Mary Bar. Need a little extra encouragement to roll out of bed early? Every guest that dines with us on Monday, September 5th, will receive a Mon Ami Gabi Brunch gift certificate equal to the price of their meal (minus tax and gratuity) for a future brunch visit. Guests are encouraged to call Mon Ami Gabi Reston at 703-707-0233 for more information and to make a reservation.

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Town of Clifton Car Show and Labor Day Chili Cook-Off

Sep 5, Historic Clifton

Address: Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 9am-5pm
Phone: (703) 830-2727
Admission: FREE

The Town of Clifton invites everyone to visit and enjoy our traditional car show and chili cook-off.

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On-Going Events

New Exhibition Opens at Mount Vernon “Bringing Them Home: 150 Years of Restoring the Washington Coll

Feb 13 - Jan 8, Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: November – February 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., March, September, & October 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., April – August 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: Included in regular admission
Beginning February 13, Historic Mount Vernon's F.M. Kirby Gallery in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum hosts a special new exhibition, Bringing Them Home: 150 Years of Restoring the Washington Collection. Organized in honor of the sesquicentennial of the opening of Mount Vernon to the public in 1860, Bringing Them Home celebrates the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association's remarkable 150-year pursuit of original Washington artifacts. These recently returned items-which include examples of fine and decorative arts, books, and manuscripts-enrich our understanding of George and Martha Washington's daily lives at Mount Vernon. Most items are being publicly exhibited for the first time, and many have not been at Mount Vernon since the Washingtons lived here. Bringing Them Home tells the incredible tale of how objects have returned-and continue to return-to Mount Vernon

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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial - Tours

Jan 1 - Dec 31, Arlington House - On the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery

Recurring daily
Address: Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (703) 235-1530
Admission: FREE

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is located in Arlington National Cemetery. This grand memorial sits in the middle of what was once an 1,100 acre plantation, owned by George Washington Parke Custis. His only surviving child, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee in 1831. Arlington was the home of the Lee family for nearly thirty years, prior to the Civil War. Be prepared to spend some time touring the house, walking through the flower garden and visiting the Robert E. Lee Museum and the slave quarters.

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Tours of the Clara Barton National Historic Site

Jan 1 - Dec 31, Clara Barton National Historic Site

Recurring daily
Address: 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, MD
Times: Tours start on the hour: 10am-4pm
Phone: (301) 320-1410
Admission: FREE

Clara Barton's Glen Echo, Maryland home was a place of service. It was her house, but she used it as headquarters, warehouse and living quarters for the American Red Cross. Everything about the place conveyed Clara Barton's sense of duty, commitment and dedication to serving others. House shown by guided tour only.

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Workhouse Friends and Family Exhibition

Jul 31 - Sep 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: FREE
Workhouse Friends and Family Exhibition August 31 – September 25 Gallery W-16 Second Floor Art is life and life is enriched by those we surround ourselves with. The Workhouse Arts Center presents the Friends and Family Exhibition, on display from August 31-September 25 in Gallery W-16. For the exhibition, the Workhouse Arts Center invited all its artists to submit one piece of artwork and asked them to invite a friend or family member outside of the Workhouse community to do the same. Artists will enter into collaboration or play off of each other's unique artistic styles! Join the Workhouse for the public opening reception on Saturday, September 3 from 5-7pm, in conjunction with the campus-wide Block Party at the Workhouse...Celebrating Lorton! event starting at 2pm. Workhouse Arts Center 9601 Ox Road Lorton, VA 22079 703-584-2900

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The Soda Chicks - Parallel Paths in Clay

Aug 28 - Oct 23, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Phone: (703) 495-0001
Admission: Free
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program presents The Soda Chicks - Parallel Paths in Clay from September 28-October 23 in Gallery W-16, Second Floor. The exhibition will feature the works of Suze Lindsay and Gay Smith. Master ceramic artists Lindsay and Smith will also host a series of workshops from October 21-23 in Building W-8. The public is invited to attend the closing reception and artist talk on Friday, October 21 from 7-9pm on the second floor of Gallery W-16.

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Pastel Society of Virginia Exhibit

Sep 5 - Sep 30, Springfield Mall

Recurring daily
Address: 6769 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA
The Pastel Society of Virginia will exhibit in the Springfield Art Guild Community Room at Springfield Mall beginning September 5 and running through September 30. The show features the both paintings of eight pastelists and the Terry Ludwig People's Choice Award. Opening is Labor Day from noon to 2pm. The store front is located between JC Penney and the Information Booth.

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