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Parks Seek Volunteers to Restore Habitat During VolunteerFest

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is participating in Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest® on October 22, 2011, which coincides with the National Day of Service.  Conveniently located IMA sites are holding events this year for volunteers to help restore native habitat in parks. Pulling invasive weeds and planting native species benefits local communities and is a great way to socialize with friends and neighbors. To register as a volunteer at an IMA site, call IMA Coordinator Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681, or send her an email at Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Events on October 22

Get 'Un-Scared' at Oct. 22 Fearless Fest, Features Family Flashlight Hike

Get 'Un-Scared' at Oct. 22 Fearless Fest, Features Family Flashlight Hike

From Fairfax County:

Hidden Oaks Nature Center’s biggest event of the year, Fearless Fest, provides a lighthearted alternative to scary Halloween celebrations. The not-so-scary event is slated for Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. and is guaranteed to educate and entertain participants.

Parks Seek Volunteers for Biannual Watershed Clean-up Day

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s biannual Watershed Clean-up Day is slated for Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Twice a year, scores of volunteers don work gloves and thick-soled boots as they fan out into the stream valleys to remove everything from plastic bottles and other litter to illegally dumped trash.

 

Park Authority Honors Resource Management Volunteers

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

The Fairfax County Park Authority Resource Management Division recently honored dozens of volunteers who provide significant contributions of time and talent to the interpretation and stewardship of Fairfax County’s natural and cultural resources.  Volunteers from across the park system were honored.

Mike Moran, a resident of Vienna, Va., was the recipient of a Volunteer Excellence Award recognizing his work at Colvin Run Mill.  Moran became a volunteer in 2002 and has worn many hats since.  From tour docent to author of the site’s Natural Resource Management Plan, he has been instrumental in the site’s continued success.

13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas

13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas

13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk in Old Town Manassas
Local Artists Showcase their Work

On Sat., Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the 13th Annual Fall Gallery Walk, where local artists and merchants collaborate to showcase their wares. Art receptions at various shops will host artists and their work, while the public has the opportunity to directly talk with the artist.  Refreshments and live musicians will also be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

CITY SQUARE CAFE AUTUMN WINE DINNER FEATURES VIRGINIA WINES, Th., Oct. 27

                                                                       

ANNUAL CITY SQUARE CAFE WINE DINNER FEATURES VIRGINIA WINES

Pearmund Cellars Featured at Local Old Town Manassas Bistro