Rose Hill Community Calendar
June - August 2002

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


  • Tuesday, June 25, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker: Supervisor Dana Kauffman.
  • Thursday, July 4,5-10pm. July 4th Extravaganza. Lee District Park. Join friends and neighbors to celebrate America and Independence Day in what has become a community tradition. Live, music, international foods and the BIG bang and excitement of a fireworks display to cap off the evening. In the event of rain, the entertainment will be canceled and fireworks postponed to July 5. FREE admission, parking $3.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO? Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library.


Performances are free and begin at 7:30pm, Wednesday evenings in the Lee District Park Amphitheater

Thanks to David & Linda Nichols for
Thursday evening Family Volleyball
6-8pm. Lee District Park (outside) All ages welcome.
Questions, call 703-971-0755

  • Wednesday, June 26. Edwin Ortiz Orquesta La Romana. Edwin 0rtiz y su 0rquesta la Romana puts on a dynamic show with a repertoire of hard-hitting salsa music.
  • Wednesday, July 3, I0NA. High energy, pan-Celtic weave of the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany (France), the Isle of Man, and Galicia (Spain), featuring highland and small pipes, vocals and percussion.
  • Wednesday, July 10. Pan Masters Steel Orchestra. The award-winning Pan Masters brings the Caribbean to Franconia with a steel band performance of music that ranges through calypso, soca, folk, samba, reggae, classical, jazz and R&B.
  • Wednesday, July 17. National Concert Band. America's heritage of symphonic band music is celebrated by this talented group.
  • Wednesday, July 24. Fairfax Symphony Summer Band. Showcasing the talents of the county's very best young musicians.
  • Wednesday, July 31. Jaleo. Jaleo mixes Latin-Caribbean and rock grooves to produce hybrid rhythms in a Spanish/English bilingual format. Jaleo roughly translates as "wild, insane party" and the band works up enthusiasm to match the name.
  • Wednesday, August 7. John McCutcheon. One of our most loved folksingers, songwriters and educators. Maker of a dozen traditional instruments, he has a folk-singer story-telling style of Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor.
  • Wednesday, August 14. City of Fairfax-German Band. The Alte Kameraden, the German Band, is a unit of the City of Fairfax. The first American band ever given membership in Germany's national band association, Alte Kameraden preserves the musical heritage and festive spirit of Bavarian village bands.
  • Wednesday, August 21. Rhonda Vinsent and the Rage. Rhonda Vinsent is one of the premier bluegrass vocalists and instrumentalists in America today. With her all-star band, The Rage, she presents the best of contemporary bluegrass in a hard-driving style highlighted by exquisite vocal harmonies.
  • Wednesday, August 28. The Fabulous Hubcaps. The Fabulous Hubcaps recapture the authentic feel of the original recordings--rockabilly to do-wop--with talent and enthusiasm that make for great entertainment.


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

  • Saturdays, June l-29, and Wednesdays, July 10-31, and Wednesdays, August 7-28, 2pm. Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web, or increase your skills. Call for appointment. Age 12 & up.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm. Brain Benders. The Maryland Science Center presents unique scientific events that boggle the mind and challenge logic. Age 6-12.
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2pm. Anansegromma of Ghana. Music, games, drumming and dance from West Africa. Age 6-12.
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2pm. Rock Around the World. Richard Shine puts on an energetic show with music and stories. Tapes and CDs available for purchase. Age 6-12.
  • Wednesday, July 10 and 17, August 14 and 21,10:30am. Wacky Wednesday. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Thursday, July 11 and August 1,7pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, July 12, 19, and 26, August 9, 16, and 23,12pm. Mini Movies. Bring a lunch and watch a video. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Monday, July 15, 2pm. Without Words. Enjoy traditional oral stories, symbol writing and a craft. Age 6-10.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 7:15pm. Book Discussion Group. Lesson Before Dying. No registration required. No meeting in August.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2pm. Last Paradise on Earth. Animal Ambassadors presents creatures from tropical rain forests: parrots, insects and a boa constrictor! Age 6-12.
  • Monday, July 22, 2pm. Around the World in 45 Minutes. interactive theater, crafts and games from other countries. Age 6-12.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2pm. Beauty and the Beast. Stevens Puppets present this popular tale using beautiful marionettes.
  • Monday, July 29, 2pm. A World of Fun. International stories, traditions and games. Age 6-11.
  • Monday, July 29, 7prn. Cool Clips. Video workshop on equipment, techniques and more. Age 12-18.
  • Friday, August 2, l0::30am. The Magic of Autumn Morning Star. Native American magic, singing and more. Age 6-12.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2pm. Cruise Around the World. Stories, games, songs and crafts from Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Age 6-12.
  • Thursday, August 15, 2pm. Spoon Puppetry. Little Red Cowboy Hat tells her story, and you will make your own spoon puppet. Age 5-12.
  • Monday, August 26.2pm. Native American Art and Crafts. Explore the culture through stories and crafts. Age 7-11.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2pm. Books: The Magic Is Real. Magician Joe Romano brings magic to your favorite stories.


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.

  • Saturday, July 6, 8-9:30pm. Bat Watching. (Adults) The only mammals with true flight can find insect prey in complete darkness. Learn about the diversity and adaptations of these fascinating animals at a slide illustrated lecture. Then search twilight skies for bats on the wing. Reservations required. FREE.
  • Monday, July 8, 8-9:30pm. Bat Watching (Families) Families can search twilight skies for bats on the wing. Learn to use a bat detector and see a slide show for a close look at these fascinating animals and their habits. Appropriate for families with children 6 yrs. and up. Reservation required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14, 10-10:30am. Video: Feathered Jewels. Hummingbirds are a marvel of nature. Learn more about these beautiful and agile fliers. FREE.
  • Monday, July 22, 9:30-11am. Nature Buddies: Bugs. (4 yrs.) Praying Mantis, dragonflies, leafhoppers, and butterflies--insects are buzzing everywhere. Become an entomologist and join an insect safari. Reservations required. $5.
  • Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 10am-12 noon. Buglover's Paradise. (Families.) The park is buzzing with insect activity--grasshoppers, butterflies, ladybugs and leafhoppers. Stop by our classroom for self-guided activities, a craft and videos. Appropriate for children 4 yrs, and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. SI/child.
  • Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1, 9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30am. Nature Detectives: The Very Quiet Cricket. (3-5 yrs.) The Very Quiet Cricket meets many insects along his way. Listen to his story, make a craft and then look for the insects he meets in their natural environment, Reservations required. $3.
  • Wednesday, August 7, 9:30-10:45am. Young Explorers: Defenses (6-8 yrs.). Through indoor and outdoor activities, discover the amazing defenses that plants and animals use to stay alive. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Saturday, August 10, 5:50-7:30am. Rise and Shine. (Adults) Embrace the new day while standing in the middle of a freshwater wetland. Look and listen as animals and plants react to the sunrise, then have a bite to eat. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $3
  • Monday, August 12, 9:30-11am. Nature Buddies: Reptiles. (4 yrs) Become a herpotologist and learn about the snakes, turtles and lizards at the park. Meet a reptile up close and enjoy a story, walk and craft. Reservations required. S5.
  • Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 10-10:30am. Video: Insects. Take a close-up look at the amazing world of insects. FREE.

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