22 Open houses this weekend, 10/18-10/19

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 $1,299,000 for a 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 6777 sq ft home on Winter Wren Ct.

Looking for a rental? There’s an open house for that! This townhouse on Beckingham Drive features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms for $2,100 per month.

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 17, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 16

  • Fall Carnival Fun. 6-10 pm. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia. Free parking and admission. Games, rides, and tasty fair food. Rides take 3-5 tickets each. Regular ticket price is $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Discount unlimited-ride passes available for use Thursday evening 6–10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 12–4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

  • Fall Carnival Fun. 6-10 pm. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia. Free parking and admission. Games, rides, and tasty fair food. Rides take 3-5 tickets each. Regular ticket price is $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Discount unlimited-ride passes available for use Thursday evening 6–10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 12–4 p.m.
  • 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, we are showcasing a selection of Cabernets. 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
  • Pumpkins by the CampfireRoast marshmallows at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy cookies and juice, and make crafts as we share stories about pumpkins that aren’t scary. The cost is $7. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.

Saturday, Oct. 18

  • Fall Carnival Fun. 12-10 pm. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia. Free parking and admission. Games, rides, and tasty fair food. Rides take 3-5 tickets each. Regular ticket price is $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Discount unlimited-ride passes available for use Thursday evening 6–10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 12–4 p.m.
  • Farm Harvest Days. 10 am – 3 pm. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia. Fall is a busy time on the farm! Watch the cider press in action, milk a goat or a cow, shell corn, peel apples, meet the farm animals and see traditional farm demonstrations. Add a wagon ride ($3) or a visit to the Fall Carnival for even more family fun! Some activities may have fees.
  • 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, we are showcasing a selection of Cabernets. 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
  • Beer Class: Not Your Father’s Lagers & Ales, Total Wine and More, 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 3 pm – 5 pm. “We’re pulling out some flavorful, strong beers for this class. This beer journey goes way beyond what your father probably had in the fridge. Taste a range of different color beers covering a wide, palate-smacking flavor spectrum.” $15 per person.
  • Historic All Hallows EveIn the 18th and 19th centuries, Virginians celebrated All Hallows Eve with storytelling, fortune telling, fall foods and family gatherings. Experience these traditions as you tour Sully Historic Site by lantern light from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-437-1794.
  • Watershed Clean-Up Day. Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Trash bags and appreciation provided. This is a great community service project! Please call to reserve a section of the watershed at one of these sites:
    Frying Pan Farm Park, 703-437-9101
    Lake Fairfax Park, 703-471-5414
    Sully Historic Site, 703-437-1794
    Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 703-631-0013
  • Dinosaurs GaloreFollow a naturalist as you and your child (ages three to seven) dig into dinosaurs and explore this prehistoric world at Cub Run RECenter from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $6 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-817-9407.
  • Life in the Leaf LitterJoin a naturalist for a hike from 2 to 4 p.m. and explore the forest floor at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The cost is $10 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
  • 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.

Sunday, Oct. 19

  • Fall Carnival Fun. 12-7 pm. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia. Free parking and admission. Games, rides, and tasty fair food. Rides take 3-5 tickets each. Regular ticket price is $1 each or 24 tickets for $20. Discount unlimited-ride passes available for use Thursday evening 6–10 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 12–4 p.m.
  • Farm Harvest Days. 11 am – 3 pm. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia. Fall is a busy time on the farm! Watch the cider press in action, milk a goat or a cow, shell corn, peel apples, meet the farm animals and see traditional farm demonstrations. Add a wagon ride ($3) or a visit to the Fall Carnival for even more family fun! Some activities may have fees.
  • Pumpkins in the Park Festival. Lake Fairfax is excited to bring back its fall festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy activities for the whole family like our burlap sack slide, face painting, class demonstrations, carousel rides, food and outdoor fun. The cost is $7 per person. For information, call 703-471-5415.
  • Preschool Pumpkins in the Park. Children with a registered adult enjoy activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and a puppet show at Lake Fairfax Park from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. A small pumpkin is included in the $7 admission fee. Register online. For information, call 703-471-5415.
  • Microscopic MonstersUse a microscope to discover the invisible organisms that make Walney Pond their home. This one-hour program meets at E.C. Lawrence Park at 1 p.m. The cost is $5. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
  • 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.

Open houses this weekend, 10/11-10/12

Looking for a new home? Visit an open house in Oak Hill! Home prices range from $299,000 for a 2-bedroom, 3 bath, 1182 sq ft townhouse condo on Angeline Drive to $1,499,999 for a 4-bedroom, 6-bath, 7249 sq ft home on Rose Grove Dr.

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 10, 2014

Friday, Oct. 10

  • Oktoberfest Reston. Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and live music and entertainment.
  • 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, we are showcasing a selection of Rhône wines. 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

Saturday, Oct. 11

  • Oktoberfest Reston. Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and live music and entertainment.
  • Fall Leaf Collecting and Art for Kids. 9 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. This children’s program starts with a walk to collect beautiful fall leaves and to discover how leaves change color. Back at the Visitor’s Center while sipping on apple cider, the children will use these leaves to create animal artwork. The program fee is $5 per child, and reservations are required. Space is limited to 20 children. Children younger than age 5 are required to be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to join in on the walk and assist with the craft—regular garden admission applies. For reservations, call 703-255-3631 x103 or jmal...@nvrpa.orgSource: Connection Newspapers
  • Mushroom Hike. 10:30 a.m. – Noon Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Adults join local mushroom expert Mark Richman to explore forest flora and fauna, edible mushrooms and their fakes. Make reservations by Oct. 8. Fee: $5/person RA members, $7/person non-members. natu...@reston.org. 703-476-9689 and press 5. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • 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, we are showcasing a selection of Rhône wines. 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
  • Dog Adoption. 12 -3 p.m. Petco, Greenbriar Towncenter, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-817-9444 or visit http://www.hart90.org/Source: Connection Newspapers
  • October Bulb Sale. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vienna Farmers Market, Center Street, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club will host their annual Spring bulb sale. This is the opportunity to buy unique premium spring blooming, fall planted, bulbs. Some of the many specialty bulbs offered include: four varieties of Alliums, the “Pittsburgh” tulip and an “instant garden” mix of bulbs. Sale proceeds go to support the five public gardens planted and maintained by Ayr Hill Garden Club in Vienna. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Fire Prevention Open House. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Any Fairfax County Fire Station.

Sunday, Oct. 12

  • Oktoberfest Reston. Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and live music and entertainment.

Monday, Oct 13 (Columbus Day)

  • Changes by Degrees: Addressing the Climate Challenge. 7-8:30 p.m. Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Adults, participate in a six-week, facilitated discussion course co-sponsored by Sustainable Reston. Examine the global climate change and learn to see the big picture of energy. Fee is due when materials are picked up: $30 RA members, $40 non-members. natu...@reston.org. 703-476-9689 and press 5. Source: Connection Newspapers

 

Register for the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl 5k

Register for the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl 5k

The Fairfax County Police Department is raising awareness about domestic violence. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, they will be hosting the 8th Annual K-9 Krawl 5k at the Fairfax County Government Center. Walkers are encouraged to bring their K-9 companions to show support for domestic violence victims.

From the Fairfax County Police Department Blog:

The event was created to highlight the link between domestic violence and the link to animal cruelty. According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, “The relationship that battered women and their children feel towards their pets complicates their willingness to leave a violent situation; if they do this would potentially put the lives of their pets at risk. Various studies show that approximately 20-48% of women have refused to leave their abusive situation because of their pet. Experts estimate that between 48-71% of domestic violence victims also have pets that have been abused or killed by their abusive partner.  70% of women in violent homes report that they have animals that are at risk of being abused as well.  Abusive partners use the relationship that their victims have with their pets as a way to control and manipulate—victim’s often believe that the threat to harm their pet is likely to occur if they leave or don’t do what they are being told to by the abuser.”

Register for the walk at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCPD2014K9KRAWL.

NEW – Classifieds section

As some of you may know, I am a moderator/admin for the Reston VA Online Yard Sale Facebook Group. If you are a member of that page, you know that we have thousands of members, and the number of postings has become unmanageable – both as a moderator and as a user. Facebook Groups are just not conducive to selling things. My goal is to move those people to OakHillVA.com’s classifieds section.

First, I am announcing it to those of you who are current OakHillVA.com subscribers as a pilot run. I invite you to list your things in a more organized fashion. There are only a few categories to start. If you can’t find a category that fits for your yard-sale type item, please list it under General, and I’ll work on new categories.

All listings are for 30 days.

Featured listings cost $2.99 for the month. Retail (business sales, including Longaberger, Thirty-One, etc) and service (handyman, housecleaning, etc) listings also have fees. These fees are intended to minimize spam postings on the site. Retail and service postings that are intentionally posted in a way to avoid fees will be banned from posting in the future.

Please keep it local. I am not trying to compete with Craigslist, just trying to make it easier for people local to Oak Hill to sell things to people in the immediate area.

Locality filters are also applied. If you try to list something and it doesn’t let you because of your location, and you are located within 10 miles of Herndon/Oak Hill, please contact me!

I will also be enabling comments to allow communication and feedback on listings shortly.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope that you enjoy this site!

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