Rose Hill Community Calendar
September - October 2002

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


  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library. Speaker:Tim Fleming, Chief, Franconia Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Friday, Sept. 27, 12-9 pm and Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 am-12 pm. Children's Consignment Sale. See pg. 8.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 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, Oct. 15. Police-Citizens Advisory Committee, Franconia Governmental Center. Meets every 3rd Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, Oct, 22, 7 pm. Rose Hill Civic Association Meeting. John Marshall Library.
  • 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. 26,1-4 pm. Lee District Town Meeting.
  • Sunday, Oct. 27,1-4 pm. Tour de Lee III.
  • Every Wednesday and Saturday. BINGO! Franconia Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. Early Bird, 7 pm. Regular sessions, 8 pm.
  • Every Thursday, 6-8 pm. Thursday Evening Family Volleyball. Lee District Park (outside).All ages welcome. Questions, call David and Linda Nichols. 703-971-0755


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

  • Monday, Sept. 23, 7 pm and Monday, Sept. 30. Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web, or increase your skills. Call for appointment. Age 12 & up.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 pm. Teddy Bear Time. Stories and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed toy. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, Oct. 4,11,18,12 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10 am. Red, Yellow and Orange. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, 0ct. 16,10:30 am. Let's Hide. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:15 pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. October's selection: The Samura's Garden. No registration is required. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 am. Monster Mash. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Saturday, 0ct.r 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.


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, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26,9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30 am. Nature Detectives-Busy Beavers. (3-5 yrs.) Learn about nature's engineers and Huntley residents through a discussion, an activity and a craft. Reservations required. $3.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30-8:30 pm. Lecture-Skeeters. (Adults) Jeannine Dorothy, entomologist with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, will discuss the basic biology and disease-carrying potential of these newsworthy pests, the mosquitoes. Program will include ways you can control these container breeders in your own yard. FREE to FOHMP members and Huntley meadows' volunteers. Reservation required. S3.
  • Sunday, Sept. 29, noon-3 pm. SUNdays in September. There's more than meets the eye to the little yellow ball in the sky! Join Planetarium Teachers from Fairfax County schools and volunteers from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for on-going informal skywatching activities including safe solar observation and sundialing. Canceled if completely overcast. FREE.
  • Monday, Sept. 30, 3:30-5:30 pm. Eeo-Savers-Garbage Busters (9-12 yrs.) Join a crew of young ecologists to explore the science of garbage and composting. Conduct experiments and participate in a conservation project to learn about the impacts of garbage. Reservations required. $5.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30-10:30 am. Fall Birds and Bagels. (Adults.) Enjoy an early morning in search of resident and migrating birds, then relax and recap the sightings during a continental breakfast at the Visitors Center. Binoculars and field guides recommended. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $5.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6. 3-4:40 pm. 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.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 9:30-10:45am. A Walk on the Wild Side. (Families, kids 5 and up).Take and introductory walk with a naturalist and observe the seasonal highlights of the park. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.
  • Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13,1-1:30 pm. Video-Fall Colors: FREE.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, 1-1:30pm. Batty About Bats. Try on some bat wings and see a real vampire bat skull during this on-going, self-directed program about these amazing animals. FREE.
  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 7:30-10:30 am. Birding for Beginners. (Adults) Interested in Birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and some basic identification skills. Program begins with a discussion of optics and field guides. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE.


  • Wednesday, Sept. 25. Back to School Night-7th Grade. Mark Twain Middle School.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26. Back to School Night-8th Grade. Mark Twain Middle School.
  • Friday, Sept. 27,7 pm. Celebrate Rose Hill With International Entertainment. Rose Hill Elementary. Music, food and a fashion show, celebrating the diversity of the student population.
  • Saturday, October 12. Edison Homecoming. Parade at 12:30pm, Game vs. Stuart at 1:30 pm and Dance 8:30 - 11:30 pm.
  • Monday, October 21, 7-9 pm. College Night at Hayfield Secondary School. High school students and their parents are invited to the College Night. It will provide opportunities for college-bound students/parents to gather college information and to attend college-related workshops. 703-876-5248.
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