Rose Hill Community Calendar
January - February 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, Jan. 22, 7 pm, John Marshall Library. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. Speaker: Jean Johnston, the library's new manager. Also the new Rose Hill Directory will be available.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO! Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 pm, John Marshall Library. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. Scheduled speaker: Christian Braunlich, our School Board Member (Lee District).

John Marshall Library

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

  • Thursday, Jan.24,10:30 am. Terrific Thursdays (3-5 yrs. with adult). Stories and activities.
  • Friday, Feb. 1 and 15, 12 pm. Lunch Bunch (2-5 yrs. with adult). Bring a lunch and listen to stories.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6,13 and 20,10 am-12:15 pm. Internet Training (Adults). Individual, 45-minute sessions by appointment.
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 pm. Teddy Bear Time (2-5 yrs. with adult). Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy.
  • Saturday. Feb. 9,2 pm. Stories of China (5 yrs. and up).Presented by national storyteller Linda Fang.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13,10:30 am. Wednesday Wonders (2-3 yrs. with adult). Stories and activities.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 am. Tuesday Tales (2-5 yrs. with adult). Stories and activities.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:1S pm. 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. 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, Jan. 27, 8-10:30 am. Birding for Beginners (16 yrs. and up). Winter is a great time to begin birding. Program starts with a discussion about field guides and optics, then we'll walk to look for resident birds. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Monday, Jan. 28,10 am-1 pm. Winter Chills and Thrills (5-10 yrs.) What a fun way to spend the day off from school! Drop in to play games, make crafts and explore self-guided activities. Discover how wildlife copes with winter. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $2/child. Saturday, Feb. 2, 5-7 pm. Owl Outing (Adults). Sponsored by FOHMR Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $5.
  • Saturday, Feb. 9,1-3:30 pm. Tree Trek (16 yrs. and up). Learn to use "keys" and other tools to identify winter trees from such clues as shapes, twigs and bark. Then explore the winter woods to practice your skills. Reservations required. FREE.
  • Monday, Feb. 11,3:30-4:30 pm. Animal Valentines (6-8 yrs.) Love is in the air at Huntley Meadows. Learn how animals choose their mates, then create an animal valentine card. Reservations required. $2.
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23, Sunday, Feb. 17 and 24,1-3 pm. Sherlock Bones. Skulls, skeletons and self-guided activities will be set up in the classroom to bring out the Sherlock in you. FREE
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 8-10 am. Birds and Bagels (Adults). Enjoy the winter season during this morning search for resident birds. Following the walk, warm up with hot chocolate and fresh bagels. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $4.

At this writing many nature and education programs are being canceled at county park facilities due to budget cutbacks. It would be wise to call ahead about park activities.

Cross-Country Skiing is permitted on Huntley Meadow trails (if there is sufficient snow!) as well as trails in other county parks. Skiers must furnish their own equipment and ski at their own risk.

In The Schools

  • Monday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 29. Teacher Workdays. Schools closed. Thursday, Jan. 31, 7:30 pm. Band Concert. Rose Hill Elementary School.
  • Monday, Feb. 18. Presidents' Day Holiday.

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