Rose Hill Community Calendar
October - November 2002

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


  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Election Day ballot items to be discussed by various representatives.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-4 pm. 6th Annual Franconia Community Day. Lee District Park. Festivities start with parade at 1 pm from Rose Hill Shopping Center to park, continuing with good food, music, moon bounce, entertainment, pumpkin patch. Sponsored by the Franconia Community Coalition.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26,10am-2 pm. Lee District Town Meeting. Lane Elementary School. Theme: Services and Opportunities for senior Citizens. Sponsored by Supervisor Kaufmanns office.
  • Sunday, Oct. 27. Tour de Lee III Family Bike Ride. A bicycle event geared to riders of all abilities to promote family fun and bicycling opportunities in Lee District. 3 rides:Tour 1: Registration at 8 am.9:30 am start at Lee District Park. 1/2-mile, 2-hour rides for older children and adults. Tour 2: Registration at 9:45 am. 11 am start at Rose Hill Elementary. 1/2-mile ride for all abilities. Tour 3:12 noon start at Lee District Park. 1S-mile ride for advanced riders. Tours 1 and 2 have police escort.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31,5-8 pm. Springfield Halloween Extravaganza. Springfield Mall. Students from FCPS's Springfield Classroom-on-the-Mall program create and manage seven stations of Halloween-related arts and crafts and games for children. 50 cents/person. 703-971-3289. Tuesday, Nov. 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.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20. Police-Citizens Advisory Committee.Franconia Governmental Center. Meets every 3rd Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 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, Oct. 23, 10:30 am. Monster Mash. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 pm. The Mr."B" Show. A live, interactive music and storytelling hour. Sponsored by the Friends of the John Marshall Library. All ages.
  • Friday, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15,12 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-S with adult.
  • Tuesday, Nov. S, 10:15 am. The Little Red Hen & Rapunzel. Presented by KayDee Puppets. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 am. Family Celebrations. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30 am- 2 pm. Fight the Flu. Shots $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. For pneumonia shots ($25) must be 65 or older. Call Inova toll-free for details: (877) 895-5284.Adults. No registration is required.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13,10:30 am. Pilgrims and Indians. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20,10:30 am. Turkey Tales. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:15 pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. No registration is required.
  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 pm. Magic for the New Millennium. Michael Chamberlin blends comedy and mystery with magic's classic effects. Sponsored by the Friends of the John Marshall Library. All ages.


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.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24, 9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30 am. Nature Detectives-Pumpkin Fest. (3-5 yrs.) Bring a small pumpkin to celebrate the season in style. Through a story and an activity, enjoy the wonders of autumn. Reservations required. $3.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30-9 pm. Lecture-The Best of Griz. (Adults) Griz Lambert is back! He will share favorite images of spring wildflowers, eastern birds and beautifully lit landscapes. You will not want to miss this slideshow or his stories. Griz will finish with a short discussion of photography printed from a computer. FREE to FOHMP members and Huntley Meadows' volunteers. Reservation required. $3.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-3:30 pm. Autumn Tree Trek. (16 yrs. and up) Learn the basics of tree identification using leaves, bark and buds. Trek through the colorful autumn woods to practice your skills. Reservations required. $3.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9,9-11 am. Reading the Landscape. (Adults) Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Hike-Bike Trail to discover clues to the park's past. Explore the park's natural and cultural history. Meet at South King's Highway entrance. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • 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.
  • Monday, Nov. 18, 3:15-4:30 pm. Young Explorers-Native Americans. (6-8 yrs.) Discover what life would have been like for a Native American in Virginia 500 years ago. Learn through a discussion, activities and a walk. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $:2.
  • Wednesday, Nov.20, 9:30-10:15 am or 10:45-11:30 am. Nature Detectives-Native Americans. (3-5 yrs.) Imagine life 500 years ago as a Native American child. Learn about Virginia's first people through an activity and a craft. Reservations required. FREE.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30-8:30pm. Lecture-Coyotes in Northern Virginia. (Adults) The range of the coyote is expanding into Northern Virginia. Dan Lovelace, wildlife biologist with the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, will discuss their movement and potential impact on urban areas. FREE to FOHMP members and Huntley Meadows' volunteers. Reservations required.

Lee District Park

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 am-4 pm and Sunday, Nov. 24,10 am-4pm. Lee District Holiday Craft Show. Now in its 18th year, the Holiday Craft Show attracts over 130 of the area's finest artists and crafters. With an outstanding selection of quality, one-of-a-kind items this is a great way to catch the holiday spirit and find gifts that are sure to be cherished. Admission $2.
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