Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Some of you might have seen the Teal Pumpkin project floating around Facebook again this year. If you are giving out or making available something other than candy, please remember to either have a teal pumpkin or print the flyer available here: http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project – and post it where kids can see it.

Happy Halloween!

Drop off old medications at any Fairfax County Police Station this Saturday

On September 26, 2015, Fairfax County Police will be collecting unused and expired medications, in partnership with the United Prevention Coalition. There are three drop off sites near Oak Hill:

Reston District Station, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190

Fair Oaks District Station, 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033

Sully District Station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

They will not accept pressurized canisters or needles, but pills and liquids are fine.

Visit http://unifiedpreventioncoalition.org for more information and to get involved!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Get your last-minute donations in!

2014 is coming to a close (where did the time go??), and there is still time to make donations to charities so it can count on your 2014 tax return.

Here are some options:

If you have some items to donate, there’s still time if you drop them off:

If you know of other local charities, please contact me so I can update this post!

Things to do this weekend – Weekend of October 31, 2014

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Friday, Oct. 31

  • Happy Halloween!
  • Crabbies Beer Tasting, Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 3 pm – 7 pm. “Tasting Crabbies Beers along with their new flavor of Lemonade.” FREE
  • NextStop Theater Company presents: Sylvia. (Formerly Elden Street Players) – Herndon, VA. 8pm. $28 purchased online

Saturday, Nov. 1

  • Evolution Craft Beer Tasting, Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 12 pm – 3 pm. “Join us for a tasting of select brews from Evolution.” FREE
  • Dairy Farming at Walney: Butter & CheeseEllanor C. Lawrence Park, Chantilly. Walney and E.C. Lawrence Park have a long dairy farming history. From 1 to 2 p.m., taste hand-churned butter and sample cheeses while learning about the importance of this industry at Walney. Tour the historic dairy and try your hand at milking a pretend cow. Current restoration projects will be highlighted. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
  • Colonial Day. Sully Historic Site, Chantilly. 11am-4pm. No reservations required. At Colonial Day, see Revolutionary War soldiers in camp and on the battlefield. Learn about daily life in rural Virginia. Make a craft to take home, step a country dance and have a hearty snack in our Colonial tavern. House tour included. $8/adult, $6/ child. $1 discount/child with coupon from school flyer.
  • Hands-on Nature. Drop-off your child (ages 5-11) at 2 p.m. for an hour of natural adventure at E.C. Lawrence Park. Nature brings variety to each month’s program. Children feed exhibit animals, search for wildlife, explore fur pelts, bones and other natural artifacts, and take home a craft. The cost is $5 per child. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
  • NextStop Theater Company presents: Sylvia. (Formerly Elden Street Players) – Herndon, VA. 8pm. $28 purchased online

Sunday, Nov 2

  • Blue Grass Barn at Frying Pan Farm Park. Herndon, VA. East of Monroe. “Leveraging roots in traditional bluegrass, East of Monroes music explores swing, country, folk, pop, jazz, and bluegrass. Extensive experience and tight vocal harmony, together with fresh original songwriting, combine to offer a brand new and unique sound on the American acoustic music scene. Band members Wally Hughes, Lisa Kay Howard, Jackie Frost, Richard Ward, Billy Budd, and Gary Ferguson will bring an entertaining evening to the Bluegrass Barn. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.”
  • Hands-on History. Drop off your children (ages four to nine) and let explore the lives of 19th century children with a costumed interpreter at E.C. Lawrence Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Various activities include games, penmanship, washing clothes and making a food item such as butter, ice cream, cheese or applesauce. The cost is $12 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
  • NextStop Theater Company presents: Sylvia. (Formerly Elden Street Players) – Herndon, VA. 2pm & 7pm. $28 purchased online

16+ Open houses this weekend, 10/24-10/25

Looking for a new home? Visit an open house in Oak Hill! Home prices range from $294,900 for a 2-bedroom, 3 bath, 1509 sq ft condo on Quick Street to $1,675,000 for a 5-bedroom, 7-bath, 8873 sq ft home on Mary Etta Ln.

Need an agent to show you these or other homes on the market? I’d be happy to help! Visit my other site, http://www.oakhillvahomes.com/ to search for a home and request a visit or contact me directly using any of the contact methods on my Contact Form.

Things to do this weekend – Weekend of October 24, 2014

Friday, Oct. 24

  • Bradley Farm Haunted House. 6pm-10pm. Bradley Farm Barn, Herndon, VA off West Ox Road. $5, all proceeds benefit Herndon-Reston FISH
  • Wine Tasting at Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 12 pm – 6 pm. “Every week, our store features a new theme at our Tasting Table. This week, find something wicked for your Halloween celebration. Join us as we taste these wines, plus additional selections as chosen by our Wine Manager. Coupons available for tasting selections. Selection subject to availability.” FREE
  • Woodchuck Cider Tasting, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 4 pm – 7 pm. “Join us for a Cider sampling with Vermont Hard Cider!! They will be pouring Woodchucks Fall Seasonal Cider as well as the Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin.” FREE
  • Cox Farms Fields of Fear. 7:30pm-11pm. 15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120. $13 for a basic ticket (admission to the Firegrounds, one Dark Side Hayride); $19 for Fear Plus+ Admission, which includes admission to the Firegrounds, one Dark Side Hayride, plus one entry to Cornightmare.
  • Edwards Landing Lights – 7:15pm-9pm (nightly through Oct 30th)- Leesburg. Private Message the homeowner to get the full address. It’s a little more out of the way than everything else posted here, but it’s worth it! FREE, but please consider donating to John’s Hopkins Children’s Center in the donation box outside the home.
  • NextStop Theater Company presents: Sylvia. (Formerly Elden Street Players) – Herndon, VA. 8pm. $28 purchased online

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • Bradley Farm Haunted House. 1pm-5pm kids’ haunt, 6pm-10pm. Bradley Farm Barn, Herndon, VA off West Ox Road. $5, all proceeds benefit Herndon-Reston FISH
  • Wine Tasting at Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 12 pm – 6 pm. “Every week, our store features a new theme at our Tasting Table. This week, find something wicked for your Halloween celebration. Join us as we taste these wines, plus additional selections as chosen by our Wine Manager. Coupons available for tasting selections. Selection subject to availability.” FREE
  • Ithaca Beer Company Beer Tasting, Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 12 pm – 3 pm. “Tasting the Ithaca Flower Power, Green Trail and their current seasonal beer.” FREE
  • Zoo Boo at Reston Zoo! Reston Zoo, Vienna, VA. Kids ages 12 and under. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (admission ends at 3 p.m.) Designed for a younger audience, Zoo Boo offers scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, fun and the trick-or-trick trail! All are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes. $12 admission.
  • Air & Scare, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. 2pm-7pm. $15 parking. “See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Arrive in costume for safe indoor trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. The tiniest visitors can check out the Tot Zone to play dress-up and hear a story. Pose for a photo with your favorite Star Wars or Ghostbusters character. Air & Scare is fun for the whole family! Please note: For security reasons, full-face masks are prohibited on visitors over 16 years of age.”
  • Cox Farms Fields of Fear. 7:30pm-11pm. 15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120. $13 for a basic ticket (admission to the Firegrounds, one Dark Side Hayride); $19 for Fear Plus+ Admission, which includes admission to the Firegrounds, one Dark Side Hayride, plus one entry to Cornightmare.
  • Edwards Landing Lights – 7:15pm-9pm (nightly through Oct 30th)- Leesburg. Private Message the homeowner to get the full address. It’s a little more out of the way than everything else posted here, but it’s worth it! FREE, but please consider donating to John’s Hopkins Children’s Center in the donation box outside the home.
  • Burke Lake Park Ghost Train – Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and FCPA. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.
  • NextStop Theater Company presents: Sylvia. (Formerly Elden Street Players) – Herndon, VA. 8pm. $28 purchased online

Sunday, Oct. 26

  • Zoo Boo at Reston Zoo! Reston Zoo, Vienna, VA. Kids ages 12 and under. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (admission ends at 3 p.m.) Designed for a younger audience, Zoo Boo offers scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, fun and the trick-or-trick trail! All are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes. $12 admission.
  • Edwards Landing Lights – 7:15pm-9pm (nightly through Oct 30th)- Leesburg. Private Message the homeowner to get the full address. It’s a little more out of the way than everything else posted here, but it’s worth it! FREE, but please consider donating to John’s Hopkins Children’s Center in the donation box outside the home.
  • Burke Lake Park Ghost Train – Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and FCPA. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.
  • NextStop Theater Company presents: Sylvia. (Formerly Elden Street Players) – Herndon, VA. 2pm. $28 purchased online

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