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Terror After Dark

Dark Scream Productions announces the opening of "Terror After Dark" at the Dulles Town Center Mall. Terror After Dark consists of three “HauntedHouses” designed as “frightening entertainment”  for the Halloween season.

Terror After Dark is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening during the month of October with continuous admission beginning at 7:00PM. It is located in the parking lot of the Dulles Town Center Mall in front of Macy's in Sterling, Virginia.

Gather Round a Campfire and Search for Bats on the Wing

This was sent to us by Fairfax County Park Authority:

Come to a batty campfire program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. From 7 to 8 p.m. families will learn all about bat species native to Fairfax County and where they live. Take a short night hike to look for the winged mammals and hear about their habitats. Halloween is the perfect time to become familiar with local backyard bat

Try using a bat detector to find feeding bats in the sky above. This sensitive instrument helps you to hear the high-pitch calls bats use to communicate and locate food. Settle by a glowing campfire to sip hot chocolate and roast marshmallows. The cost is $5 per person.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located at 5040 Road in Chantilly. For more information, call 703-631-0013 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl.

Washington Capitals and Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy

This was sent to us by Christina Bortner of MGH:

The Washington Capitals and Defenseman Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy for Participating in So Kids Can

Three kindergarten classes raised $1,550 for Children’s National Medical Center and hope to raise $2,000 for KaBOOM! through Green’s So Kids Can program

Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Starting today, Thursday, September 30 through Saturday, October 2, the Dulles Expo and Conference Center is hosting the "Original Sewing and Quilt Expo." You will have the opportunity to learn from different experts in the field, and find new products and techniques. The expo is located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center in Chantilly, VA.

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

15th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival

The 15th Annual Craftman's Fall Classic Arts and Crafts Festival is right around the corner. The event will run Saturday, October 16, through Monday, October 18, at the Dulles Expo Center located at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center in Chantilly, VA.

The event will feature original designs and work by over 350 talented artists and craftsmen from the US and Canada. You will get the chance to see the creative process in action and there will be something for every style, taste and budget.