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Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Family Seed Collection Event to Support Potomac Reforestation

The following was sent to us by Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Roots and Shoots program at Cub Run RECenter is hosting a free hardwood seed collection event on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon. Families will enjoy collecting hardwood seeds and acorns from the forest floor. The seeds will then be bagged and tagged and used for reforestation efforts along the Potomac River. This event is appropriate for anyone age four and older. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for trail walking. 


Cub Run RECenter is located at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd in Chantilly. For more information, contact the RECenter at 703-817-9407.

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.

Sully Hosts Spain in the American Revolution

This was sent to us from the Fairfax County Park Authority:

On Sunday, October 3, 2010, from noon to 4 p.m., visit Sully Historic Site and discover some well-documented but little known facts about our country’s history.  Did you know that Spanish-speaking nations made great contributions to the success of the American colonies during our struggle for independence from Great Britain?  Soldiers from Spain, the Caribbean and the Americas fought against the British, and Spain provided funding, supplies and military intelligence to George Washington. 

Reenactors from the re-created Spanish Louisiana Regiment will present scenes of 18th century military life including musket and cannon firing, Spanish fencing, and camp cooking. 

Visitors will have an opportunity to “enlist” in the regiment and learn musket drill, and play games that were popular during the Revolutionary War.