Rose Hill Community Calendar
March - April 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, Mar. 26, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker: Ted Jonas, Friends of the John Marshall Library. Also, election of RHCA officers.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 2, 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.
  • Monday, Apr. 22, 7pm. Annual Meeting of the Friends of the John Marshall Library. Presentation: Landscaping for Wildlife by master gardener Beth Smith.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 23, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Scheduled speaker: Chris Braunlich, our School Board Member.

JOHN MARSHALL LIBRARY

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

  • Tuesday, Mar. 26; Thursday, Mar. 28; Tuesday, Apr. 2; Thursday, Apr. 4, Tuesday Apr. 9; Thursday, Apr. 11; 1-5 pm. AARP Tax Counseling. No registration is required. Adults.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 21, 10:30 am. Terrific
  • Thursdays. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, Mar. 27; Saturday, Mar. 30; Wednesday, Apr. 3; Saturday, Apr. 6; Wednesday, Apr. 10; Saturday, Apr. 13 and Wednesday, Apr. 17; Saturday, Apr. 20;Wednesday, Apr. 24; Saturday, Apr. 27; 10 am-12:15 pm. Internet Training. Individual 45-minute sessions by appointment. Age 12 and up.
  • Thursday, April 4, 7pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, April 5 and Apr. 19; 12pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 10:30am. Let's Party! Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Tuesday, April 16,1 pm. Springing Up. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 7:15 pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. No registration is required.
  • Saturday, April 20, 2pm. Dynamic Basketball. Former Harlem Globetrotter Spencer "Spinny" Johnson presents fun and amazing basketball skills while teaching the importance of education. All ages.
  • Thursday, April 25, 10:30am. April Showers. 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.

  • Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 1-2pm. Video: Watching Warblers. Tiny and fast, colorful and vocal, warblers are the ultimate birding challenge. FREE
  • Thursday, April 11,7:15-8:45pm. Swamp Seranade (5 yrs. and up). Listen to the singing frogs and toads as their courtship songs fill the wetland. A flashlight per family is recommended. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. Canceled if cold weather. $5/family.
  • Sunday, April 14, 7-10am. Birding for Beginners (adults). Interested in Birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and some basic identification skills. Programs begins with a discussion of field guides and optics. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Monday, April 15, 3:15-4:30pm. Young Explorers: Fox Tales (6-8 yrs.). Through indoor and outdoor activities, learn more about our sly backyard neighbor, reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2.
  • Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18,9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30am. Nature Detectives: Fox Tales. The fox is both playful and wise. Through discussion, activity and a craft, learn more about out sly backyard neighbor, reservations required $3.
  • Thursday, April 18, 7:30-9:30pm. Wildlife Lecture: Frog Went a Courtin' (adults). Learn the how and why of frog courtship with roger Roscoe, herpetologist from the National Zoo. Take an evening walk through the wetland to hear the symphony of courtship calls. Bring a flashlight. FREE to FOHMP members and Huntley Meadows volunteers. Sponsored by FOHMP Reservations required. Canceled if cold weather. $3.
  • Saturday, April 20, 5:30-7:30am. 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 join us for a bite to eat. Sponsored by FOHMP Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $3.
  • Saturday, April 20,4-6pm or 6:30-9pm. Astronomy Day: Sunspots and Stargazing (families with children 9 yrs. and up). Celebrate astronomy at Huntley Meadows with a Sandburg Planetarium teacher and volunteers from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. During the earlier program, make a sundial, then walk out to the wetland for safe solar observation. Participants in the later program will make a simple star-finder then observe planets, stars and the first-quarter moon. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Sunday, April 21, 3-4:40pm. A Walk on the Wild Side (families with children 5 yrs. and up). Harry Glasgow, volunteer naturalist, will lead you on an introductory walk in the park and point out seasonal highlights. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Monday, April 22, 4-5:15pm. Bird Masks (5-6 yrs.) Children will transform themselves into birds of many colors. Artist Lolette Guthrie will provide a variety of materials to create a bird mask. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. $5.
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