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Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County:

For more than 150 years people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues that have helped make Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at the Mount Vernon Estate, will talk about the beauty, use and importance of the site’s gardens and landscape.

Public Meeting Set For Kingstowne Park Master Plan

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a Public Comment Meeting to gather input on the draft master plan revision for Kingstowne Park in Alexandria.  A public information meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Helene Wilson Community Room at the Franconia Government Center located at 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.

Kingstowne Park is a 75-acre site located on Old Telegraph Road.  The park is jointly owned and operated by the Park Authority and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The existing park contains trails, natural areas and extensive stormwater ponds and wetlands.

City of Fairfax Government Holiday Closure Schedule

From the City of Fairfax:

Friday, January 13

Service Status  Information

City government offices  open; all services provided as usual     703-273-1776

General District Court  closed  703-385-7866

 

 

Monday, January 16

Fairfax County December Open Houses at the Library

From Fairfax County:

Celebrate the holidays during special open houses at Fairfax County Public Library in December. Enjoy music and other activities at the following branches: Herndon Fortnightly, Sherwood Regional library, Reston Regional Library, Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Oakton Library and Martha Washington Library. For details call the specific branch or see the library’s online Calendar of Events at the library’s website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Centreville Regional Library
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville, 703-830-2223
Come enjoy soothing sounds of the season, evoking the feel of winter.

Local Students Decorate Washington's Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

Local Students Decorate Washington's Airports at Annual Tree Trimming Celebration

From MWAA:

Join the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for the sweet sensation of decorating trees at its 5th annual tree-trimming celebration. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Holidays on Candy Lane”. Students from the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland will deck Reagan National and Dulles International trees with theme-related ornaments. The trees will be on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy throughout the month of December. 

Where: Reagan National Airport

Online Discussion Set With Park Authority Director; Public’s Questions, Comments Invited

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Park Authority Director John Dargle Jr., is well-known for his Listening Forums that travel throughout Fairfax County every other month, providing a venue for residents to discuss local parks and related issues.  Now he is taking that discussion online with Ask Fairfax!, another opportunity for park lovers, critics and people with a great idea or two to get instant feedback on park topics.

On Friday, December 2, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. you can ask questions about our parks.  The Fairfax County Park Authority is a tremendous asset to the community with more than 23,000 acres of parkland, nine recenters, golf courses, historic sites, more than 250 miles of trails, and over 400 parks.  You can enjoy lakes or ball fields, and nature centers or swimming pools. 

Fair Oaks Mall Named Ed Cassidy New Marketing & Sponsorship Director

Fair Oaks Mall Named Ed Cassidy New Marketing & Sponsorship Director

From Fair Oaks Mall: