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Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County:

For more than 150 years people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues that have helped make Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at the Mount Vernon Estate, will talk about the beauty, use and importance of the site’s gardens and landscape.

Fairfax County December Open Houses at the Library

From Fairfax County:

Celebrate the holidays during special open houses at Fairfax County Public Library in December. Enjoy music and other activities at the following branches: Herndon Fortnightly, Sherwood Regional library, Reston Regional Library, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Oakton Library and Martha Washington Library. For details call the specific branch or see the library’s online Calendar of Events at the library’s website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Centreville Regional Library
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, 703-830-2223
Come enjoy soothing sounds of the season, evoking the feel of winter.

Local Students Decorate Washington's Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

Local Students Decorate Washington's Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

From MWAA:

Join the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for the sweet sensation of decorating trees at its 5th annual tree-trimming celebration. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Holidays on Candy Lane”. Students from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland will deck Reagan National and Dulles International trees with theme-related ornaments. The trees will be on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy throughout the month of December. 

Where: Reagan National Airport

Online Discussion Set With Park Authority Director; Public’s Questions, Comments Invited

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Park Authority Director John Dargle Jr., is well-known for his Listening Forums that travel throughout Fairfax County every other month, providing a venue for residents to discuss local parks and related issues.  Now he is taking that discussion online with Ask Fairfax!, another opportunity for park lovers, critics and people with a great idea or two to get instant feedback on park topics.

On Friday, December 2, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. you can ask questions about our parks.  The Fairfax County Park Authority is a tremendous asset to the community with more than 23,000 acres of parkland, nine recenters, golf courses, historic sites, more than 250 miles of trails, and over 400 parks.  You can enjoy lakes or ball fields, and nature centers or swimming pools. 

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11-13

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11-13

This notice comes to us from Bill Line and the National Park Service:

Riverbend Park’s Night Sky Festival Focuses on Jupiter

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

On Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m., visitors will gaze through a 10-inch telescope at our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, during Riverbend Park’s annual Night Sky Festival. Due to the dark, moonless night, Jupiter’s colors and banding should be visible. The planet’s four Galilean moons (Ganymede, Io, Europa, Callisto) are also expected to be seen. The festival occurs near the peak of the Leonid meteor shower and, although rare, participants may occasionally see shooting stars while listening to stories by a warm campfire.