Rose Hill Community Calendar
May - June 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, May 28, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker: Delegate Tom Bolvin.
  • Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2. Springfield Days. Three-day festival includes fireworks on Saturday night at Lake Accotink and, at other locations, an Environmental Fair, carnival, car show, 10K race, miss Springfield Pageant, parade, craft show, business expo, food frenzy, music and live entertainment and much more.
  • Tuesday, June 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.
  • Tuesday, June 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.
  • Saturday, June 15, 10am and 1pm. Civil War History Tour presented by the Franconia History Museum. Two Civil War Historians will lead a tour of local Civil War sites, includes Mosby's Raid on Rose Hill. Transportation provided. Reservations call Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984 or e-mail him at dHakenson@cox.rr.com. $8 for members of FOFM and $10 for non-members.
  • Tuesday, June 25, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker: Supervisor Dana Kauffman.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO? Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm.

LEE DISTRICT NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES

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

  • Wednesday, June 5. Fairfax City Concert. The 90-member City of Fairfax Band presents music varying from the great classical works to the jazz of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Sammy Nestico.
  • Wednesday, June 12. Squeez Bayou. Named best Cajun band outside of Louisiana in 1998, plays songs made for dancing in a Cajun style "spicier than grandma's gumbo and steamier than the French Quarter."
  • Wednesday, June 19. US Navy Band 'Country Current.' The Navy's premier country music group has distinguished itself in all aspects of country and bluegrass music performing at venues ranging from the Grand Ole 0pry to a 1989 dinner in Beijing hosted by President George Bush.

JOHN MARSHALL LIBRARY

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

  • Saturday, June 1-Saturday, June 29. Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web, or increase your skills. Call for appointment. Age 12 & up.
  • Thursday, June 6, 7pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities.   Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, June 7 and Friday, June 14,12pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, June 19, 10:30am. Wacky Wednesday. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, June 19, 7:15pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. June's selection: Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck. Meets every third Wednesday. No registration is required.
  • Thursday, June 20, 2pm. Hispanic Tapestry. Joan Leotta spins tales from Spain, Portugal, Central and South America. Age 6-12.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm. Brain Benders. The Maryland Science Center presents unique scientific events that boggle the mind and challenge logic. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library. Age 6-12.

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, June 8, 7-9:30am. Birds and Bagels. (Adults) Explore the woodland and wetland to observe summer bird life. Following the walk, cool off and enjoy juice and bagels at the visitor center. Binoculars and field guides recommended. Sponsored by FOHMR Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $4.
  • Sunday, June 9, 7-1Dam. Birding for Beginners. (Adults) Interested in birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and basic identification skills. Program begins with a discussion of field guides and optics. Reservation required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 7:30-8:30pm. Ivory-billed Woodpecker Sightings. (Adults) In spring 1999, David Kulivan discovered a pair of ivory-billed woodpeckers in Louisiana. This initiated a huge effort to document the species' existence in this area. David will discuss the background of the current search effort and the natural history of North America's rarest woodpecker. FREE to FOHMP members and the park's volunteers. Reservations required. $3.
  • Saturday, June 15, 9-10:30am. Dodder, Dogwood and Ducks. (Adults) Take a walk to learn about common wetland plants and search for the animals that use them. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Monday, June 17,3:l$-4:30pm.Young Explorers: Terrific Turtles. (6-8 yrs.) Through indoor and outdoor activities, come learn about this ancient armored reptile. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2.
  • Wednesday, June 19, 9:30-10: Sam or 10:45-11:30am. Nature Detectives: Terrific Turtles. (3-5 yrs.) Through discussion, game, story and a craft, learn more about this ancient armored reptile. Reservations required. $3.
  • Sunday, June 23, 9-11:30am. Dragonflies. (Adults). Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of Huntley Meadow's many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Sunday, June 23, 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.
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