Things to do this weekend – Weekend of September 26, 2014

Friday, Sept. 26

  • 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 featuring selections from our Top 20 Wines of the Year. 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
  • Kids at Hope Family Fun Night. 7-9:30 p.m. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon. Games and activities to reinforce children’s self confidence. $2. 703-787-7300. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale. 10 am-5 pm Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Browse through thousands of books in like-new condition, representing all subject categories. Visit “Charly’s Corner” to find special treasures of all kinds. No children’s books are offered at this sale. All ages. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • JamBrew. 6-10 p.m. Town Green Herndon, 777 Lynn Street, Herndon. 703-674-0589. Source: Connection Newspapers

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day and mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Participate in an invasive plant management program at Nottoway Park located at 9537 Courthouse Road in Vienna, Va., beginning at 10 a.m. During this work session a brief ceremony will be held and photos taken. The work concludes at 1 p.m. To register, visit online at Invasive Management Area Volunteer Program or call 703-324-8681.  Or send an email to Erin...@fairfaxcounty.gov. For more information, call the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.
  • Cox Farms 2014 Fields of Fear: Opening Weekend
    Fall Festival Hours: 10 AM-6 PM
    Last admission 5 PM
  • Fair Lakes FallFest. 1 PM – 4 PM. 1240 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. Live on-stage entertainment, delicious food, and petting zoo are a few of the featured highlights at the FallFest.
  • 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 featuring selections from our Top 20 Wines of the Year. 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
  • Autumn Equinox: Fall’s Beer Harvest. Total Wine and More Chantilly: 13055-C Lee Jackson Highway, Greenbriar Town Center, Fairfax , VA 22033. 3 pm – 5 pm. “Fall is the wonderful season that brings us fall beer like Oktoberfest Lager and Pumpkin Ale. Enjoy a tasty exploration of the many interpretations of these classic fall beer styles, plus a taste of some other styles breweries offer for autumn’s seasonal beer bounty.” $15 per person
  • Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale. 10 am-5 pm Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Browse through thousands of books in like-new condition, representing all subject categories. Visit “Charly’s Corner” to find special treasures of all kinds. No children’s books are offered at this sale. All ages. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • 18th Annual Showcase of Bands. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon. Participating marching bands will compete with other bands of similar size in different categories, and the highest scoring bands will be recognized with trophies during the awards ceremonies which take place at approximately 3:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $14 at the gate for ages 7 and up. Children 6 and under are free. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Cooking Class at Il Fornaio. 12 p.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Cooking class includes all recipes. Lunch is served with wine. $45. Reservations at banq...@ilfo.com. 703-437-5544. www.RestonTownCenter.com Source: Connection Newspapers

Sunday, Sept. 28

  • NatureFest at Runnymede Park, 195 Herndon Parkway, Herndon. “Explore various nature stations throughout the park including butterflies, bees, life in the meadow, web of life, and much more. Live animal shows throughout the day. Arts and crafts and fun for the whole family will be included! Event is free and co-sponsored by The Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Parks and Recreation Department. Call if your group would like to volunteer (703-435-6800 x2109).” FREE
  • Sunday Bourbon and Blues Brunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M&S Grill, 11901 Democracy Dr., Reston. Live blues musical performance by local artists. 703-787-7766. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 3 p.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Walk and fundraise to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/General?pg=informational&fr_id=5817&type=fr_informational&sid=18124 Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Reston Friends Semi-Annual Book Sale. 10 am-5 pm Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Browse through thousands of books in like-new condition, representing all subject categories. Visit “Charly’s Corner” to find special treasures of all kinds. No children’s books are offered at this sale. All ages. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Sunday Exercise Series with Athleta. 10 a.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Each week enjoy a number of free fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, self-defense, cardio, and core strength. Register at 703-668-0256. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Jazz Night at Il Fornaio. 6 p.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston. Enjoy Jaared’s jazz live performance. Reservations at banq...@ilfo.com. 703-437-5544 Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Film Premiere: The Power of Words. 4-6 p.m. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon. In the Summer of 2014, five nonspeaking autistic kids from Northern Virginia studied film and how words and images can change the world. The film demonstrates just how incredibly smart these kids are through their language skills in the absence of speech. Source: Connection Newspapers
  • Build Your Own Bat House: Bats help eat mosquitoes and pollinate plants, but they are having a hard time. Help these important animals thrive by building a bat house to hang in your yard. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Riverbend Park. $15/person. Register online. For information call 703-759-9018. Source: Fairfax County Weekender

 

Flood Watch for this evening, 9/24

From the National Weather Service:

…Flood Watch remains in effect from this evening through late tonight…

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Maryland…the District of Columbia and northern Virginia…including the following areas…in Maryland…Anne Arundel…Harford…Howard…Montgomery…northern Baltimore… Prince Georges and southern Baltimore. The District of Columbia. In northern Virginia…Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria and Fairfax.

* From this evening through late tonight

* low pressure approaching from the southern Atlantic states will bring periods of moderate to heavy rain across portions of the area into the evening hours. One to two inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected by early Thursday.

* Persistent moderate to locally heavy rain will cause flooding of low lying areas…especially in urban areas and locations prone to freshwater flooding. Never Cross Roads that are flooded. Turn around don’t drown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

For the most up to date alerts in our area, please be sure to sign up for Fairfax Alerts!

Firefighters’ Flash Mob to Promote Hands-Only CPR Training

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will conduct a flash mob at Tysons I Mall (1961 Chain Bridge Road) The Plaza, an outdoor community events center, near the Shake Shack. They will be demonstrating Hands-Only CPR with mannequins to the Bee Gees’ song, “Stayin’ Alive.”

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside in the Fashion Court area.

Source: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department News Release 14-90

Things to do this weekend – Weekend of September 19, 2014

Friday, Sept. 19

Saturday, Sept. 20

Sunday, Sept. 21

 

Local crime report for September 17, 2014

Apologies for the delay in the crime reports; I haven’t seen new reports until today due to their changeover to blog format. You can now subscribe directly to the Fairfax County Police Department RSS feed through their blog at http://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/

In Oak Hill:

  • Larceny: 13300 block of Franklin Farm Road, merchandise from business.

In Chantilly:

  • Larceny: 12700 block of Chapel Street, property from vehicle.
  • Larceny: 12600 block of Water Street, property from vehicle.

In Reston:

  • Burglary: 2100 block of Monaghan Drive, 09/16/14. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.
  • Larceny: 11600 block of Plaza America Drive, electronic device from business.
  • Larceny: 12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, bicycle from business.

Ten open houses this Sunday, 9/21!

Ten properties in Oak Hill are having open houses this weekend. Prices range from $315,000 for a 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo on Angeline Drive to $1,450,000 for a 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath single family home on Bennett Road. 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.

Fall Citizens Fire and Rescue Academy

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy is offering a nine-week program covering topics such as fire suppression, emergency medical services, training, recruitment, special operations, and other topics. You can apply to the Citizens Fire and Rescue Academy through September 15, 2014, or until the class of 25 is filled. The Academy will begin September 25, 2014, and will meet for nine consecutive weeks, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at various locations in and outside of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. 

To sign up for the free program, you must be 18 years of age and apply online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cfa.

Local crime report for August 28, 2014

In Oak Hill:

  • 13800 block of Redskin Drive, near Towerview Road and McLearen Road, property reported stolen from business.

In Chantilly:

  • 4300 block of Chantilly Shopping Center, Dulles Expo area, merchandise reported stolen from business.

In Reston:

  • 1900 block of Belmont Ridge Court, near South Lakes Drive and Sunrise Valley Drive, laptop reported stolen from vehicle.

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