Like interesting and exotic teas? Nearby Sully Planation on Sully Road (Rt. 28) will offer one event each in April and May. Details.
Master puppeteer Bob Brown will be at Frying Pan Park for two day shows on April 5th. Young children and their caregivers will want to attend. Details.
Not only is the Fairfax County Parkway graduating to a state road, it needs resurfacing. 24 miles of the Parkway will be resurfaced this spring, mostly at night, thank goodness. More details including local hearings where you can express your concerns are available on the VDOT website.
Mark your calendar, especially those of you with small children, for some of these events at Frying Pan Park:
Bob Brown’s Puppets: Bunny Business
Thursday, April 5, see times and register online
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Come out for a fun filled puppet show. Great for ages 2 and up!
Kite Fun Day
Saturday, April 14, see times and register online
(2-10 yrs.) Make and decorate a kite then watch it soar! Pre-paid registration required.
Farm Baby Day
Saturday April 21, 10am – 3pm
Greet the new babies at Frying Pan Farm Park. January through April is a very busy birthing time on the farm. Sheep, goats and cows all may have delivered during the colder winter months. Free for the public, donations welcome.
Spring Farm Day
Saturday May 12, 10am 3pm, $5/person
Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations. Participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking. Enjoy crafts, games, puppet shows, and get an up-close introduction to the baby farm animals. Walk-ins welcome. $6 at the door.
Oak Hill will have its sixth annual 5K run on May 5th. From the Oak Hill Elementary web site:
Howlin’ and Prowlin’ 5K Race-May 5!
Online registration for Oak Hill’s 6th annual 5K and 1K Fun Run on Saturday, May 5, 2012 is now available! Register before April 13 to guarantee your t-shirt and size and to get the early registration price of
$25.To find out more about student and family discounts and to register online visit http://prracing.racebx.com.
THERE IS NO PAPER REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.
We would love your help! To find out how you can volunteer please visit
Celebrate spring at Sully Historic Site! Children three to seven years old are invited to hunt for filled Easter Eggs on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 1 to 3 p.m. Make a spring craft to take home and visit with baby animals. When James Madison was President (1809 – 1817), his wife, Dolley, is said to have hosted an Easter Egg roll at the Capitol. Participate in Sully’s egg roll for a look back at early American holiday customs. Hunts are scheduled at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Call 703-437-1794 to reserve your space. The cost is $5 per child. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the grounds for $2, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held Saturday, March 31.
Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly. The site is easy to find, just off Route 28, ¼ mile north of Route 50, five miles north of Route 66 or five miles south of the Dulles Toll Road.
The Fairfax News has bad news for commuters who park at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride. You might want to arrive a little earlier after next weekend.
Sections of garage will close March 31 through approximately September 1 as part of a maintenance project.
The project consists of four phases:
- Each phase consists of a section that includes all levels of the garage
- Approximately 450 of the 1,745 parking spaces will be unavailable during each phase
- As phases are completed, affected spaces will reopen and the next phase will close
- Each phase will take about six weeks to complete
- Customers will be notified when a new phase is underway
From the Fox Mill Estates site:
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th from 12:00 to 2:00pm at the Viking Drive/Kettering Drive playground. The Easter Bunny himself will be making an appearance so bring your cameras!
Police has released the name of the man who died as a result of a fatal traffic accident near Franklin Farm on March 20.
Police have identified the driver in this case as Robert Bittner of 21322 Sorrel Grove Court in Ashburn, Virginia. Mr. Bittner was operating a 1999 Toyota Camry.
From Fairfax County police:
Police were called to the Bank of America, located at 748 Walker Road, around 10:53 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, for an attempted bank robbery. An investigation determined a man approached a teller and demanded money. The suspect then fled the bank without any money. No one inside the bank required medical attention.
The suspect was described as white, 25 to 30 years old. He was about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and was wearing a white T-shirt and an orange construction vest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Here is a picture of the suspect: