Rose Hill Community Calendar
April - May 2002

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 BEYOND

  • Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker: Chris Braunlich, our School Board Member.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 7:30pm. Public Hearing on Status on Cable TV in Fairfax County. Edison High School. See page 2 for details.
  • Thursday through Saturday, May 2, 3, 4. The Music Man. Edison High School. Adults: $8, students $6.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 pm. Meeting of the Granny Squares, an area service club for grandmothers. Franconia Governmental Center. Call Fran Watts at 703-971-5934 for information.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Scheduled speaker: our Delegate Tom Bolvin.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO! Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm.

JOHN MARSHALL LIBRARY

Events are free unless noted. Reservations are encouraged for library activities; call 703-971-0010.

  • Wednesday, April 24, and Saturday, April 27,10:00am - 12:15pm Internet Training. Individual, 45-minute sessions by appointment. Age 12 & up.
  • Thursday, April 25, lO: 30am. April Showers. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wed., May 1 - Sat., May 2. Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web, or increase your skills. Call for appointment. Age 12 &up.
  • Thursday, May 2, 7pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, May 3, Friday, May 10, and Friday, May 23,12pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-S with adult.
  • Wednesday, May 8,10:30am. Let us Celebrate Mother's Day. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Tuesday, May 14,1 pm. Flower Power. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 7:5pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. May's selection: The Red Tent by Anita Diamont. Meets every third Wednesday. No registration is required.
  • Thursday, May 23, 10:30am. Let us Take a Trip. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.

HUNTLEY MEADOWS PARK

Events are at the Visitor's Center unless noted. Reservations are required for nature activities; register by calling 703-768-2525. Fairfax County's largest park (1,428 acres) includes wetlands, forests, meadows, streams and ponds. It has resident deer, beaver, heron and other animals. Facilities include a visitor's center, auditorium, exhibits and an interpretive trail with boardwalk and observation platforms. Programs for groups by reservation. Call 703-768-2525 for additional information.

  • Sunday, April 28, 7-10:30am. Birds and Bagels. (Adults) Search for warblers, thrushes, waterfowl and a host of other birds during the peak of spring migration. Following the hike, relax and recap the sightings during a continental breakfast at the center. Binoculars and field guides recommended. Sponsored by FOHMP Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $4.
  • Sunday, May 5, noon-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. Small fee charged for some activities.
  • Saturday, May 11, 7:30-10am. Birding at South King's Highway. (Adults) This is the height of neotropical songbird migration. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Meet at the park's South King's Highway and Telegraph Road entrance. Reservation required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Monday, May 13, 3:15-4:30pm. Young Explorers: Frogs and Snakes (6-8yrs.) Through indoor and outdoor activities, learn about the amphibians and reptiles that live in the area. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2.
  • Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30am. Nature Detectives: Frogs and Snakes. (3-5yrs.) Through discussion and activity and a craft, learn about the amphibians and reptiles that live in our area. Meet a toad. Reservations required. $3.
  • Sunday, May 19, 3-4:30pm. A Walk on the Wild Side. Harry Glasgow, volunteer naturalist, will lead you on an introductory walk in the park and point out seasonal highlights. Appropriate for families with children 5yrs. and up. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Monday, May 20, 4-5:15pm. Mini Marsh. (5-6yrs.) Celebrate wetlands awareness month with a walk though the marsh. Children will create their own wetland habitat to take home. Sponsored by FOHMP Reservations required. $3.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 7:30-8:30pm, Huntley Meadows Visitor Center. Lecture: Historic Huntley: Brick and Paint Tell the Tale. (Adults) What did Thomson Mason see as he stepped through the door to the central hall of his country retreat? Richard Bierce, historical architect, shares the tale Historic Huntley revealed to him about its past. Using slides, he will present the discoveries that will help guide the restoration this Federal-style villa. FREE to Friends of Historic Huntley and Friends of Huntley Meadows Park members and Huntley Meadows' volunteers. Reservations required. $3.
  • Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 1-1:30pm. Video: Herps. Join Ms. Frizzle on an adventure to learn about the world of reptiles and amphibians. FREE.
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