Rose Hill Community Calendar
April - May 2003

Items for the calendar must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Public, school and church events only.

Around Rose Hill and Franconia

  • Tuesday, April 22, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speakers: Leon Plenty, Manager, Lee District Park, and Kimberly Veal, Registered Nurse and Patient Care Director, INOVA Healthplex.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO! Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8pm.

School Holiday

  • Monday, May 26 . Memorial Day.

Edison High School

  • Thursday, April 24, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Mini-Golf Night at Kingstowne.
  • Saturday, April 26, 8:00 am to noon. FCA Car Wash.
  • Sunday, April 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Key Club Car Wash.
  • Friday, May 2, 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Mr. Edison.
  • Sunday, May 04,10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Swim Team Car Wash.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 12:45 to 6:15 pm. Summer JOB Fair (Cafe).
  • Saturday, May 10, 8:00 am to noon. Band Car Wash and Academy Flea Market.
  • Sunday, May 11, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Volleyball Team Car Wash.
  • Friday, May 16. Interims Mailed.
  • Saturday, May 16, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Class of 06 Car Wash.
  • Sunday, May 18,10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Swim Team Car Wash.
  • Saturday, May 24, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. National Forensics Tournament.
  • Saturday, May 31,9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Class of 06 Car Wash 7:30 to 11:30 pm. Prom at the Torpedo Factory.

Mark Twain Middle School

  • Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30. Early closings.
  • Wednesday, April 23; Tuesday, April 29; Wednesday, May 7; and Wednesday, May 14. UNO's fundraisers.
  • Thursday, April 24. Out to work day.

Rose Hill Elementary School

  • April 21 to May 16. The school day will be extended a half hour.
  • Friday, May 16. PTA fundraiser. An evening of BINGO with "beautifully-filled Longaberger Baskets" as prizes. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. There are also door prizes and three basket raffles. Contact person Sue Reynolds (703.971.8929)

John Marshall Library

Events are free unless noted. Reservations are encouraged for library activities; call 703.971.0010.

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm. Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web or increase your skills. Call for an appointment. Age 12 & up.
  • Fridays, 12 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Monday, April 21, 7:00 pm. Franconia in the Civil War.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 10:30 am. April Showers. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Saturday, April 26, 2:00 pm. Creepy Creatures. Reptiles Alive presents an introduction to cockroaches, a tarantulas, alligators and snakes. Sponsored by the Friends of the John Marshall Community Library. All ages.
  • Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 10:30 am. A Present for Mom. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Saturday, May 10, 10:30 am. Sophie the Performing Dog. A live canine plays basketball, music, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the John Marshall Library. All ages.
  • Wednesday, May 14, 10:30 am. Let's Take a Trip. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, May 21, 10:30 am. Noses are Nice. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, May 21, 7:15 am. Book Discussion Group. Adults. No registration is required.

Huntley Meadows Park

Events are at the Visitor's Center unless noted. Reservations are required for nature activities; register by calling 703.768.2525.

  • Sunday, May 4, Noon to 3pm, Wetlands Awareness Day. Enjoy an afternoon of wetland interpretation, wildlife presentations and a "Fun Fair" for kids. Bring your friends and family to celebrate the importance of wetlands to wildlife and you. There is a modest fee for some activities. Sponsored by FOHMP.
  • Monday, May 12, 3:15-4:30pm, Young Explorers. Fish (6-8 yrs.). Scales, tails, fins and gills-learn about our fishy friends through a walk and an activity. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2
  • Wednesday, May 14, and Thursday, May 15, 9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30am, Nature Detectives-Fish (3-5 yrs.). Find out about our fishy friends through a story, an activity and a craft. Reservations required. $3
  • Sunday, May 18, 3-4:30pm, A Walk on the Wild Side. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE
  • Monday, May 19, 3:30-5:30pm, Eco-Savers--Wetlands Are Wonderful! (9-12 yrs.). Celebrate Wetlands Awareness Month with a close up look at Huntley's precious wetland. Learn about the benefits of wetlands and what you can do to keep them healthy. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. $5

Camp

Reservations start on Wednesday, April 16, 9am

  • June 25-27 Nature Snoopers., 9:30-11:30am, 5-6 (not 1st) yrs, $55
  • July 7-11 Artist and Scientist., 9-noon, 9-12 yrs, $75
  • July 16-18 Nature Day Camp., 9-11:30am, 6-8 yrs, $55

COMING THIS SPRING

The Fairfax County Home Grown Farmers' Markets Program is opening their newest market at the Plaza at Kingstowne Towne Center in May.

Around Virginia

  • Through December 31. Lewis & Clark Exhibition at Monticello. Charlottesville. For information: phone 434.984.9822 or 434.984.9800; email publicaffairs@monticello.org; website www.monticello.org.
  • April 20 through 27, 10 am to 5 pm. Statewide Historic Garden Week in Virginia. For information: phone 804.643.7141; website www.vagardenweek.org
  • April 25 through May 25. Virginia Arts Festival. Norfolk (various locations). For information: phone 757.282.2800, 757.282.2822, or 757.282.2819; website www.virginiaartsfest .com
  • April 26,10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Foxfield Races. Charlottesville. For information: phone 434.293.9501; website www.foxfieldraces.com
  • April 26 and 27, 10 am to 5 pm. 8th Hunt Country Spring Antiques Fair. Leesburg, Oatlands Plantation. For information: phone 703.771.2170 or 703.779.2800; website www.dordyfontinelshows.com
  • April 26 and 27, noon to 6 pm. Spring Wine Festival. Virginia Beach, 24th Street Park. For information: phone 757.491-SUNN or 800.822.3224; website www.vbfun.com or www.beacheventsfun.com
  • April 28 through May 4. Michelob Light Open at Kingsmill. Williamsburg. LPGATour. For information: phone 800.368.6511 or 757.253.0192; website www.visitwilliamsburg.com
  • May 1 through 3. Nascar Weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Richmond. For information: phone 804.345.7223; website www.rir.com
  • May 1 through 4. Latin American Festival. Virginia Beach oceanfront parks and boardwalk. For information: phone 757.491 .SUNN; website www.beacheventsfun.com
  • May 3, 9 am to 5 pm. 350th Anniversary of Westmoreland County. George Washington Birthplace National Monument. For information: phone 804.224.1732; website www.nps.gov/gewa
  • May 10, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Jamestowne Day. Historic Jamestowne. For information: phone 757.229.1733 or 757.898.2410; website www.nps.gov/colo or www.apva.org.
  • May 10, 9 am to 5 pm. Jamestown Landing Day. Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement. For information: phone 757.253.4838 or 888.593.4682 or 757.253.7236; website www.historyisfun.org.
  • May 10. Native American Heritage Festival and Powwow. Clarksville, Occoneechee State Park. For information: phone 434.374.2210; website www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/.
  • May 10 and 11,9 am to 4 pm. Annual International Migratory Bird Celebration. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Fisherman Island. For information: phone 757.336.6161 or 757.336.6122; website www.chincoteaguechamber.com
  • May 10 and 11. Wildflower Weekend. Shenandoah National
  • Park. For information: phone 540.999.3500; website www.nps.gov/shen/.
  • May 17 and 18, 10 am to 5 pm. Battle of New Market Reenactment. New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. For information: phone 540.740.3101 or 540.740.3102; website www.vmi.edu/museum/nm.
  • May 23 through 25, 7 to 9:30 pm. Remember The Music - A Tribute to Our Military Heroes. Virginia Beach oceanfront and boardwalk. For information: phone 757.491.SUNN or 800.822.3224; website www.vbfun.com or www.beacheventsfun.com
  • May 23 through 26, 10 am to 8 pm. Memorial Day Gospel Singing. Breaks Interstate Park. For information: phone 276.865.4413 or 800.982.5122; website www.breakspark.com
  • May 23 through June 1. Roanoke Festival in the Park. Various locations in Roanoke. For information: phone 540.342.2640; website www.roanokefestival.org
  • May 25 through August 31, 7 to 10 pm. Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Woodstock, Orkney Springs. For information: phone 540.459.3396 or 800.459.3396; website www.musicfest.org
  • May 25 through August 31, 1:30 to 3 pm. Summer Sunday Reenactments of Patrick Henry's Speech. Richmond, St. John's Church. For information: phone 804.648.5015 or 804.649.7938; website www.historicstjohnschurch.org.
  • May 20 through 31. Graves Mountain Lodge Festival of Music. For information: phone 540.948.4455; website www.gravesmountain.com
  • May 30 through June 2. Elvis and The Stars of Yesteryear. Virginia Beach oceanfront and boardwalk. For information: phone 757.491.SUNN or 800.822.3224; website www.vbfun.com or www.beacheventsfun.com
  • May 31 through June 1. Blackbeard Festival. Downtown Hampton. For information: phone 757.727.1540 or 800.800.2202 or 757.727.1102; website www.hamptoneventmakers.com
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