Rose Hill Community Calendar
February - March 2003

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


  • Tues., Feb. 25, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Topic: Wilson Bridge Update
  • Tues., Mar. 4, 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.
  • Tues., Mar. 25, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker: Luther Fennell, principal of Edison High School.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO! Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm.


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

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-5:30 pm. AARP Tax Counseling. Adults. No registration is required.
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm. Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web or increase your skills. Call for an appointment. Age 12 & up. Wed., Mar. S, 10:30 am. Dr. Seuss' Birthday. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Thurs., Mar. 6, 7 pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Fridays, 12 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wed., Mar. 12,10:30 am. All About Me. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wed., Mar. 19,10:30 am. Windy Wednesday. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wed., Mar. 19, 7:15 pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. No registration is required.
  • Sat., Mar. 22, 2 pm. Play Ball: Super Sports Science. Maryland Science Center reveals the biology, chemistry, and physics of your sport! Sponsored by the Friends of the John Marshall Library. All ages.


Events are at the Visitor's Center unless noted. Reservations are required for nature activities; register by calling 703-768-2525. Sat., Mar. 8, 5:30-7 pm. Evening Wildlife Walk. (Adults) Explore the Hike/Bike Trail in hopes of discovering calling frogs and owls, migrating waterfowl and displaying American woodcock. Bring optics and a flashlight. Meet at the South King's Highway entrance. Sponsored by Friends of Huntley Meadows Park (FOHMP). Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2.

  • Sun., Mar. 9, 7-10 pm. Birding for Beginners (Adults) interested in birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and some basic identification skills. Program begins with a discussion of field guides and optics. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Mon., Mar. 10,3:30-5:30 pm. Ecosavers-Letterboxing. (9-12 yrs.) Letterboxing is the new craze in exploring natural areas. Use orienteering skills to discover letterboxes hidden in the park. Design your own stamp and help us create clues to a new box. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. $5.
  • Wed., Mar. 12, 7:30-8:30 pm. 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 his past. Using slides, he will present the discoveries that will help guide the restoration of this Federal-style villa. FREE to members of Friends of Historic Huntley and Friends of Huntley Meadows and the park's volunteers. Reservations required. $3.
  • Sat., Mar. 15, 9-11:30 am. Watershed Clean-Up Day. A countywide event, Huntley Meadows' portion will be Little Hunting Creek. Be part of the stream team! Individuals, families and groups can help clear out the earth's arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Give this waterway in your community a clean bill of health and earn the gratitude of your furred, feathered and scaled neighbors. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves, trash bags and appreciation provided. Call if you wish to reserve a section of the watershed.
  • Sunday, Mar. 16, 3-4:30 pm. A Walk on the Wild Side. Take an introductory walk with a naturalist and observe the seasonal highlights of the park. Appropriate for families, children must be five years or older. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Mon., Mar. 17, 3:15-4:30 pm. Young Explorers-Backyard Birds. (6-8 yrs.) Through indoor and outdoor exploration, learn more about our feathered backyard friends. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2.
  • Wed., Mar. 19 and Thurs., Mar. 20,9:30-10:15 am or 10:45-11:30 am. Nature Detectives-Backyard Birds. (3-5 yrs.) Through story, activity and a craft, discover the fascinating ways of the birds that visit our backyards. Reservations required. $3.
  • Fri., Mar. 21,7-9:30 pm. Cafe Cattail. (Families) Welcome to Huntley Meadows' very own coffeehouse! Enjoy a relaxing evening applauding our community's talents. Musicians, dancers and poets are encouraged to share their arts with a nature theme. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required for performers only. FREE.
  • Sun., Mar. 23, 5:15-6:30 pm. Leave It to Beaver. (6 yrs. & up) Families will look for signs of beavers and, if we are lucky, catch a glimpse of these nocturnal engineers. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $5/family.
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