Rose Hill Community Calendar
November - December 2002

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


  • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library.
  • Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 1, 5 pm-8 pm. Mount Vernon by Candlelight. Enjoy a tour of Mount Vernon Mansion by candlelight, meet 18th-century characters and visit the rarely-seen third floor. On the estate, join in the caroling by a roaring bonfire, complete with flee hot cider and ginger cookies. Also held Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. Adults:S15, children: $8 (11 and under).
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, 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.
  • Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:00 pm. Outdoor Christmas Pageant. St. Mark's Church. 6744 S. King's Highway. Live animals.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7. Scottish Christmas Walk. Old Town Alexandria.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11,7:30 pm. Choral Concert: The Rose Hill (Elementary School) Singers. Rose Hill School gymnasium. Program: "The Respect Connection," kicking off the work done by the school's Respect Committee. The Declaration of Rights set out by the committee on behalf of the students will be tied into fables and songs with moral lessons for all ages.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO! Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST IN RUNNING THE GAMES!


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

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 am. Frosty Tales. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Thursday, Dec. S, 7 pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, 12 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 am. What Keeps Us Warm in Winter. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 pm. The Sword in the Stone. The Rainbow Company presents this classic tale. Jousting, magic and more! Sponsored by the FOJML. All ages.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 am. Winter's Coming. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 7:15 pm. Book Discussion Group. Book: White Oleander. Adults. No registration required.


  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 am-12 pm. Soccer Clinic for young people, ages 5-21, who have a physical disability or TBI, but are ambulatory. At the RECenter. Learn ball skills, practice those new skills in games and be introduced to the possibilities of a future in sports, integrated with able-bodied players. T-shirts for all participants. FREE; for registration or more information, call 703-324-8683.


Events are at the Visitor's Center unless noted. Reservations are required for nature activities; register by calling 703-768-2525.

  • Monday, Dec. 9, 3-4:15 pm. Young Explorers-Holiday Crafts. (6-8 yrs.) Join in the fun of making holiday gifts, ornaments and cards with a nature theme. Reservations required. $5.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12, 9:30-10:15 am or 10:45-11:30 am. Nature Detectives-Holiday Crafts. (3-5 yrs.) Listen to a winter tale, then make a holiday ornament. Reservations required. $3.
  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 4:30-6:30 pm and Jan. 18, 5-7 pm. Owl Outing. (Adults) Learn about the secret lives of the park's resident owls. Following the slide presentation, we will take an off-trail walk in search of these nocturnal birds of prey. Sponsored by FOHMR Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $5.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16. and Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-2 pm. Video-Cardinals Up Close. Meet the northern cardinal, Virginia's state bird and a familiar backyard visitor, during this 50-minute video. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 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.
  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 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. Sponsored by FOHMP. $2/child.
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 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 FOHMR Reservations required for performers only. FREE.
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