Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Bands will perform at Mason District and Ossian Hall Parks this summer in Annandale.
The Spotlight by Starlight summer concert series, sponsored by Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross and the Friends of the Mason District Park, returns to Annandale in June. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June, July and August, a variety of bands and artists will take the stage at Mason District Park at 7:30 p.m. If there’s a threat of inclement weather, call 703-324-SHOW(7469) one hour before the start of the show for updates.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The event raises money for the Virginia Special Olympics.
Under the cover of gray clouds and the occasional downpour of rain, more than 15 teams competed in the 9th Annual Annandale Hospital Bed Race Saturday morning. Every year, teams race hospital beds, which are donated for the event and decorated by the residents and the businesses prior to the beginning of the event, up and down John Marr Drive in heats. The race is sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce and benefits the Virginia Special Olympics. Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova and Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross both briefly stopped by the race to show their support. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th) participated in the event, announcing the winners and posing for photos with the teams. Carol Zach-Reuss, manager of…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Where to buy flowers, gifts and other ways to show your mom how much you love her.
Mother's Day is Sunday and there are a handful of ways you can celebrate close to home here in Annandale with the special mom in your life. Here's an overview of everything you need to know to find Mom's Day events, where to buy those last-minute gifts and more. Mother's Day-Themed Events Green Spring Gardens will host a Mother's Day tea Sunday from 1-3 p.m. For $28 per adult and $18 for children under 12, you and your mother can enjoy hearing about mothers from the 1780s up to the 1960s while enjoying a selection of teas from those periods. AnnSandra is hosting a Juliska Lemonade & Iced Tea Dessert Party Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children ages 4-12 can make their own gift for mom this year at Hidden Oaks Nature Center's Make a Bird …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Admission to the Annandale middle school event is free.
Poe Middle School will host its 2nd Annual Community Health & Activity Expo Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 p.m. The cost of admission to the expo is free and childcare will be provided on site. The family-friendly event will include health screenings, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, vendors, nutritional information and much more. The event is open to the community. According to the school's blog, parents can pre-register for the event by contacting Amanda Sperling at Amanda.Sperling@fcps.edu or (703) 813-3937 and provide the information below: Student(s) Full Name and Grade: Number of attendees: Number of children requiring child care and their ages
Friday, May 3, 2013
The annual community event helps to provide college scholarships for students and support Annandale High School athletics.
It’s back: the Annual Atoms 5K Run/Walk is on Sunday, May 5. This year’s race will have a Cinco de Mayo theme. The 5K is hosted by the Annandale High School (AHS) Athletic Boosters and benefits the AHS athletic program and college scholarships for students. The tradition began in the community in 1994. The USATF Certified course starts at Four Year Run and runs through the community and ends at the track at AHS. [View a map of the course here] Interested participants can register online or complete walk-in registration the day of the race between 7-8 a.m. on Sunday. The cost of registration for the general public is $25 and $15 for AHS students and faculty. Those who don’t want to run and wish to purchase just a shirt can do so for $10, …
Here's a glance at some Cinco de Mayo events happening in the Annandale area this weekend.
Cue up the mariachi band—Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. The celebration of Mexican heritage on May 5 is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla, a turning point in Mexican history and freedom. In the U.S., it is celebrated by observing Mexican culture through food, drinks and dancing. Here are some Cinco de Mayo events happening locally in Annandale. Annandale High School Atoms "Cinco K" Walk/Run The annual Atoms 5K race will have a Cinco de Mayo theme. Read more about the 5K on Annandale Patch. Cinco de Mayo Part at American Legion Post 1976 If it's music you're looking for, head over to the American Legion Post 1976, located at 4206 Daniels Ave., to listen …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Fun happenings in and around Northern Virginia Friday, April 5-Sunday April 7.
It's finally the weekend, and the weather in Northern Virginia is finally looking up. Time to have a little fun! We've rounded up some area weekend events — be sure to get out there and play! Tasting Party: Umami Means 'Delicious' Hula Hoop at Lee District RECenter, Kingstowne: The American Backstage Company Grand Opening: Mount Vernon RECenter's Public Skate: FHLL Opening Day: The Rick Sickmen Band (RSB): Heroes v. Villains 4th Annual Run for Justice 5k Benefitting the Fairfax Law Foundation Don't forget, you can always get in a last minute visit to the Cherry Blossom Festival. Click here for Patch Cherry Blossom Festival Guide.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Fun events in and around Northern Virginia Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've found a bunch of happenings, courtesy of Fairfax County and other outlets taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in and around Fairfax County. Know of another fun event? Feel free to mention it in the comments box below. Have a great weekend! Go Green: Shamrocks & Snakes: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish stories, music and the legend of why there are no snakes in Ireland. Meet several snakes that live here, not there. Participants must be at least age 4. From 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. $6/person. Register online. For information call 703-941-1065. Gardening with Deer: No, the deer won’t help you and can actually have a negative impact on your garden. And …
Friday, March 1, 2013
There's something for everyone out there this weekend.
Looking for ideas on what to do this weekend? We found a few events around the area we think you'll enjoy: Know something else going on this weekend? Share it in the comments box below!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Local events Friday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 10.
Have no weekend plans? Here's a glance at some of the local activities in Northern Virginia this weekend. Share other events you think your neighbors would be interested in down below in the comments! Animal Sweethearts Dance Black History Month at Mount Vernon Celebrate the Year of the Snake Chocolate & Wine Pairing and Tasting Dinner and a Movie: Carmen Jones Kingstowne Library Friends Used Book Sale