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Bee Happy! It’s Honey Harvesting Time at Colvin Run Mill

From the Fairfax County Park Authority:

Beekeepers will demonstrate their honey harvesting expertise at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site from 2 to 4 p .m. on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Watch them as they brave the buzzing bees to retrieve sweet, sticky honey from the apiary. Afterward, sample honey on fresh cornbread made from grains ground on-site. Learn some honey history and take home a bag of fresh cornmeal and a recipe. The cost is $2 per person. Come catch the buzz!

Colvin Run Mill is home to an award-winning operational 19th century water-powered gristmill. The Fairfax County Park Authority historic site offers recreational and educational activities for all ages through daily tours, school programs and special events.

Colvin Run Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls.  For more information, please call the mill at 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/crm.

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

Public Meeting Scheduled for Bicycle Master Plan

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 30, to discuss recommendations on how bicycle-friendly design should be incorporated into future roadway and transit projects and private developments. The plan creation will be divided into two phases with Phase I focusing on the Tysons Corner area. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Phase I meeting tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Joyce Kilmer Middle School located at 8100 Wolftrap Road in Vienna, VA.

2nd Annual Veteran's Coalition Free Breakfast

The Fairfax County Republican Committee


Cordially invites you and your family to join us for our


2nd Annual Veteran's Coalition Free Breakfast


With special guests:


Congressman Frank Wolf
10th Congressional District


Colonel Patrick Murray, USA, Ret.

8th Congressional District


Keith Fimian

Center Without Walls Running and Walking Club

Come out and join the Center Without Walls Running and Walking Club! The class meets every Thursday at the Potomac River Running Store. The store is located at 5715 Burke Centre Parkway in Burke, VA. The next meet-up will be tomorrow, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public! For more information call 703-324-5544.

Here are the upcoming dates:

September 23

October 7

October 14

November 4

November 18


Emma's Revolution in Concert

Emma’s Revolution will be performing on Friday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Oakton, VA. The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, which is located at 2709 Hunter Mill Road. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. This concert will be suitable for all ages and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Coal River Mountain Watch.

Book Discussion Groups in Burke

Tomorrow, September 21, marks the first official day of fall. It also is a day filled with 3 different book discussion groups meeting in Burke, VA! 

The first book discussion is over The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston. The group will meet at Kings Park Library located at 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke, VA from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The next meeting time at Kings Park Library is 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and the book that will be discussed is Kim by Rudyard Kipling. 

Another evening book discussion group will be held at Pohick Regional Library from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to discuss One of Ours by Willa Cather. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydensricker Road in Burke, VA.