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Weekend Planner: Football, Bats Campfire and More

Local events from Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3.

Make the most of your Labor Day weekend by checking out these events happening locally this Friday through Monday.

  • Where: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax.
  • When: Friday, Aug. 31 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: It's the first game of the season for AHS.
  • Price: $5.

Battle of Ox Hill 150th Anniversary

  • Where: Ox Hill Battlefield Park, Fairfax
  • When: Saturday, Sep. 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Why Go: Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ox Hill with artillery demonstrations, soldier encampments, crafts for kids, live music and more.
  • Price: FREE

  • Where: Art at the Center, Alexandria
  • When: Friday, Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Price: FREE
  • Why Go: This annual event turns a parking lot into a giant canvas.  School supplies and backpack donations will be accepted for Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services.

  • Where: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Alexandria
  • When: Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.
  • Why Go: This event is part of the Church’s International Festival, and funds raised will go toward the Shepherd’s Gate grant program to assist those

Fairfax County Summer Entertainment Series:

  • Braddock Nights presents City of Fairfax Band “Alte Kameraden German Band” at Lake Accotink Park, Springfield. Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. FREE.
  • Spotlight by Starlight presents OCEAN Orchestra at , Annandale. Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. FREE.

Library Events:

  • The World of Harry Potter at Centreville Regional Library, Centreville.  Now through Oct. 4. For all ages. FREE.
  • Wag a Tale at Kingstowne Library, Alexandria. Sept. 1 through Sept. 30.  For school age children. FREE – Appointment Required.
  • Read to the Dog at Pohick Regional Library, Burke.  Saturday, Sept. 1 beginning at 1 p.m. For ages 6 – 12.  FREE – Registration Required.

Nature Highlights:

  • Tagging Monarch Butterflies at , Annandale. Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. For ages 3 and up.  $6 - $8 per person – Registration Required.
  • Junior Naturalist at , Annandale. Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.  For ages 7 – 12.  $15 - $17 per person – Registration Required.
  • Dino Extravaganza Puppet Show at , Annandale. Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. For ages 2 and up.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • All About Bats Campfire at , Annandale.  Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:15 p.m. For ages 3 and up.  $6 - $8 per person – Registration Required.
  • Pond Explore and Hike at Eakin Community Park, Annandale. Sunday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.
  • Monarch Tag and Tea Party at , Annandale.  Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. For ages 3 and up.  $15 - $17 per person – Registration Required.
  • Monday Bird Walk at Eakin Community Park, Annandale. Monday, Sept. 3 at 7 a.m.  FREE.
  • Snake and Turtle Feeding at , Annandale.  Monday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. For ages 3 and up.  $5 - $7 per person – Registration Required.

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