Chamber Calendar of Events


Annual Chamber Schedule
The Chamber Year Runs July 1st through June 30th with
networking activities generally suspended during July and August


LUNCHEONS 2017-2018:  Noon to 1:30 PM - cost $25.00 for members and $28.00 for non members, payable at the door which includes the lunch.    (Cash, check, or charge accepted.)  Formal Networking Sessions will be conducted at luncheons in odd numbered months, and speakers will present topics of business interest in even numbered months.  Luncheons are held in Sept. & Oct, and January - May. 

 

Chamber Networking is about building relationships with new business contacts, identifying potential new customers, while providing an opportunity to meet fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting.  Expand your professional address book along with your business base.  

Networking Luncheons are held at the Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA  22003 unless otherwise noted on the website.  Reservations are needed along with menu selections the Monday prior to each luncheon.  Menus will be available on the Chamber’s website calendar one month in advance of each luncheon.  Please email your RSVP to:  info@annandalechamber.com 

If Fairfax County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Luncheons will be cancelled.

Thursday, September 14, 2017:   The State of Commercial Property in Annandale:  What will it take to attract Revitalization Projects?  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about growth and development in the Annandale Marketplace.

Speaker:  Greg McGillicuddy is a Vice President and Principal Broker at Trust Properties and Chairman of Annandale’s Revitalization Committee.  Greg grew up in Arlington and returned here after completing his studies at Harvard and John Hopkins.  Greg is one of the most knowledgeable brokers in local real estate, with more than 28 years of experience in the sales and leasing of office, retail and industrial properties and has managed more than two million square feet of properties in the Greater Metro area, including numerous properties here in Annandale.    

Thursday, October 12, 2017:  Did you know that there were nearly 92,000 job postings in the northern Virginia region last quarter? And yet, we consistently read in the news and hear from regional employers that they cannot find the talent to fill these open jobs. The impact is a significant shortage of skilled individuals capable of driving innovation and keeping companies globally competitive. NOVA Workforce conducts research on economic conditions and the labor market. Using this intelligence information, strategic partnerships are formed in Northern Virginia to grow a robust talent pipeline that meets the needs of employers in the region. This presentation will cover key workforce trends, the strategy for supporting our regional economy, and review of opportunities for collaboration.

The speaker will be Melanie Stover, a Director in the Workforce Development Division at NVCC.

Other Networking Opportunities:
Thursdays                
January 11, 2018                   
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018                       
April 12, 2018                        
May 10, 2018


 

MAJOR CHAMBER EVENTS
March 18 & 19, 2017

Antique Heisey Glass Show & Sale

Antique Heisey Show and Sale, Annandale, VAMark your calendars and start making your gift list for the All Heisey Antique Glass Show & Sale.  The National Heisey Collectors Club has announced that their Forty-Fourth annual show will take place at the Annandale Fire House on Columbia Pike.  Heisey glass is exquisitely beautiful, affordable, and made in America.   For more information and a discount admission card, READ MORE  

The 2017 Show and Sale will showcase Heisey Candy Jars in a special display.

LOCATION:
Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept
7128 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA  22003
parking on site
Sat.   March 18, 2017: 10am-5pm
Sun.  March 19, 2017:  11am-4pm

2017 Antique Heisey Show and Sale, Annandale, VA


April 2017

Annandale Clean-Up Day

This annual clean-up runs from 9:00 am to NOON with volunteers assembling at the George Mason Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike.  Help keep Annandale litter free and volunteer a couple of hours and meet so many community members. Supervised scout troops and students needing to fulfill community service hours are most welcome to participate.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Annandale Bed Race 

Gather a team of 5 to race pediatric beds in a timed competition to benefit community activities and projects.  Team sponsors receive widespread publicity and recognition.
Bed Race Information

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the Annandale Shopping Center
Annandale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, (first Tuesday of each August) where free glitter tattoos, face painting, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations, raffles and children's activities are planned (all FREE) to promote community involvement in crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. Bring the family, your neighbors and friends to enjoy this evening of family fun, and the opportunity to meet local fire and police officers.  FREE activities for children and families.

When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time:    6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Annandale Shopping Center
7042 Columbia Pike (& Gallows Road),  Annandale, VA  22003

For more information and photos of National Night Out in Annandale

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Annandale Parade
The Annandale Parade
The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, Waving Politicians and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale.  Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-seven year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Entry in the parade is free to Chamber members. 

SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. 
Parade Information and Registration

 

Advertising Opportunities with the Annandale Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to announce that limited ad space is now available on the Chamber’s new website.  For only $60 per month (minimum 6 months), your advertisement will be shown on the front page at www.annandalechamber.com

Anyone clicking your ad will be led to your company’s own website.  Don’t miss this opportunity for some of the best niche advertising available at below market rates. If combined with print ads in the ENDEAVOR news magazine, a 10% discount on both print and web advertisements will be given.  Please see the form below for details.  Don't wait, as space is limited and preference will be given to Chamber Members.

Advertising Rates and Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

Community Calendar

Annandale

Lambros Fine Jewelers
7137 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  
(703) 354-1038  READ MORE

Lambros Fine Jewelers

Friday, September 22
Astronomy for Family fun:  Moon
Hidden Oak
Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, (6-Adult) Learn about the moon and do fun activities and crafts that help demystify the moon and bring it down to earth. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. $6.00

Saturday, September 23
Gardening with the Soil Food Web

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.(Adult) Having a beautiful garden starts at the ground level. Biologist and gardener Paulette Royt will explain the basics of soil science so you understand how soil composition and the network of living soil organisms impact your garden.  Improve your gardening techniques with this new knowledge for healthier plants and better environmental stewardship. $15/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 483 3401 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, September 23
The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 p.m. to 4 p.m.(Adults) Emmy Award winner Karyl Evans screens her new documentary film about the brilliant career and unconventional life of twentieth century landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand, who designed dozens of magnificent gardens for wealthy clients and institutions. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and refreshments on the lawn of Farrand’s designed landscape at Green Spring. $20/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 405 1301 or call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.             

 

Sunday, September 24
Garden Program: Winter Edible Garden

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Adults) There are many edible plants that grow best in cooler weather. Try your hand at growing them and enjoy the fruits or veggies of your labor during the winter months. Washington Gardener Magazine publisher Kathy Jentz will cover techniques for lengthening the growing season and what edible plants do best in our Mid-Atlantic climate. $15/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 403 3301 or call 703-642-5173.  

Sunday, September 24
Monarch and More
Hidden Oak
Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 1:30 -2:30 pm.  (4-Adult) Learn to identify monarch and other butterflies, discover their fascinating life cycle and assist with tagging monarchs when available. Visit a Monarch waystation and native butterfly garden. Learn about the monarch migration phenomenon and its challenges and how you can make a difference. Due to the dramatic decline in the monarch butterfly population, wild monarchs may not be available for tagging. The nature center raises monarchs annually for tagging and release. If available, at least one monarch will be tagged during the program. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. . Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. $6.00

Monday, September 25
Safe Driving as You Age

NV Rides
Join us in Alexandria as NV Rides will host workshops offering tips and best practices to help you stay on the road safely, and for as long as possible. It is normal for driving abilities to change as we age. Reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practice can help adults to continue to drive long into their senior years. Join us for a morning of workshops to learn how to stay safe on the road, and to know how to assess when the time is right to stop driving. Workshop highlights will include steps you can take to ensure safety, how to keep your mind and body healthy, the latest in adaptive equipment, how to use technology to find rides, keeping your body and mind healthy, how to help your non-driving neighbors, and how to find safe and reliable transportation when it is time to hang up the keys.

The event will include a vendor fair to showcase services available to older adults. A light lunch will be provided. If you plan to stay for lunch, an RSVP is requested for planning purposes. RSVP to Gina Cocomello at 703-537-3070 or call ginac@nvrides.org

Location: Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304  Cost: FREE

Friday, September 29
Garden Talk: Replace Old Shrubs

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Adult) Is it time to replace those overgrown and tired-looking shrubs? Join us and learn the Master Gardener maxim Right Plant, Right Place. You can’t go wrong if you follow our guidelines for selecting the right shrub for your garden. $10/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 488 4001 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday, September 30
Pirate Treasure Hunt
Hidden Oak
Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 2 pm (2 hour adventure) pm. (3-Adult) Follow a treasure map to collect clues and natural treasures along 1/2-mile woodland and stream trails. Friendly pirate naturalists share nature's wonders including live animals, plants, rocks and life under logs. Make a craft. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Canceled in case of heavy rain. Groups leave every 15 min. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.  $7.00

 

Saturday, September 30
Floral Design Workshop: Fall Floral

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Adults) Enjoy autumn’s rich colors and textures by bringing them into your home. Learn how to create a unique, take-home floral design that celebrates the season with the help of professional floral designer Betty Ann Galway. Learn tips and tricks of the trade to practice on your own designs at home. Please regis­ter for program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 433 6301 for the program and code 290 433 6302 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, September 30
Garden Program: Start a Garden Journal

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Adult) Need help organizing your garden?  Start a garden journal. Learn techniques for keeping notes, photos, and plant tags of your garden successes, garden edits, and to do lists.  Horticulturist Judy Zatsick will share the journal she uses at Green Spring Gardens that helps her track garden tasks and plans. Simple or detailed, a garden journal will take you to the next gardening level. $15/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 489 3701 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Monday, October 2
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore nature-themed topics. October’s theme is “Harvest Time.” Adult must accompany registered child. $6/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2702 or call 703-642-5173.  

Thursday, October 5
VENDOR Forum

  2015 Vendor Forum LogoJoin us at Fairfax County’s highly acclaimed annual Vendor Forum and Reverse Tradeshow. Learn how you can be a part of the county’s diverse and highly competitive annual $700M procurement spend.  Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and learn how to grow your business opportunities. 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.

The Vendor Forum is an annual event hosted by Fairfax County Small Business Administration created to provide a forum for small businesses to interact directly with county procurement representatives. Hosted in conjunction with the Fairfax County Small Business Commission, the Vendor Forum provides an intimate and interactive setting for suppliers to:

  • Network with Fairfax County agencies and their large contractors
  • Discover marketing and business fundamentals that can help grow your company
  • Explore alternative options for funding your business
  • Learn how to properly and effectively pursue work with Fairfax County

The Reverse Tradeshow is the heart of the Vendor Forum where Fairfax County agencies and selected contractors are ready to discuss suppliers’ capabilities and their requirements face to face. This is a great opportunity to make Fairfax County decision makers aware of suppliers’ offerings as they look to expand their network.  View the 2016 List of Exhibitors.

Speakers and panel discussions are scheduled prior to the reverse trade show offering insights and professional advice from experts and business leaders from varied fields.

QUESTIONS?  Call Jason Im at 703-324-3104 or Email: to George.Monge@fairfaxcounty.gov 
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpmm/sbc/


Saturday, October 7
Snake and Turtle Feeding
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 1:30 pm  (4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker staff. At least one snake, two turtles and a toad will be fed. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.  $7.00

Saturday, October 7
From Now to Wow: Pathways to Good Design

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Adult) Even passionate gardeners can struggle with creating beautifully designed gardens.  In this half-day symposium, learn to find your path from the less-than-ideal yard into the garden you have longed for.  Presenters Marianne Wilburn shares Big Dreams, Small Garden, and Pam Beck imparts Movement Through the Landscape. Following the talks, have refreshments and meet with garden docents who will highlight Pathway to Good Design features at Green Spring Gardens. $56/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 484 7201 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday, October 7
Reunion Music Society 25th Anniversary 
 Join us Northern Virginia Community Collegeas we celebrate our 25th year of serving our community through music. During our event celebration, we'll have performers from the community sharing in celebration of diverse genres of music. Refreshments and wine will be available. We plan to have a great evening of celebration.The event will take place from 3:30p - 6:30p in the Forum. 

Tickets: General Admission ($25) Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reunion-music-societys-25th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-36896557597

Free parking is available. The Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, AnnandaleVA 22003.   For more information, please visit our website www.reunionmusicsociety.org

Sunday, October 8
Folktales Campfire
s at 7 PM
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center,(4-Adult) Cozy up to the campfire to hear seasonal folktales. Stories feature bats, owls and other Halloween creatures. Enjoy roasting marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.  Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.  $7.00


Thursday, October 12
Chamber Networking Luncheon
Juke Box DinerNetwork first building relationships with new business contacts, and identifying potential new customers, then hear Melanie Stover, a Director in the Workforce Development Division at NVCC explain that there is not a shortage of skilled individuals capable of driving innovation and keeping companies globally competitive in this region.  Employers just need to learn how to access this robust talent pipeline.  Noon to 1:30 at Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale.  RSVP by October 10th to info@annandalechamber.com

Second Thursdays at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.

Capital Baptist Church
3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA, 22003
Heidi Garvis
heidi@caringconsiderations.com

Friday, October 13
Garden Talk: Composting Fall Leaves

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Adult) Instead of dragging your garden and yard waste out to the curb week after week, make those leaves work for you by learning how to turn them into rich, black gold compost for the garden. Master Gardeners show you how to set up your composting station and what it takes to get it “cooking.” $10/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 487 5701 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday October 14  AND
Sunday October 15
Enjoy a Weekend of Family Fun at Farm Harvest Days 

Family Harvest FestivalThe activity heats up as temperatures cool down on the farm. See all that’s happening as Farm Harvest Days returns to Frying Pan Farm Park the weekend of October 14-15, 2017.

Watch the cider press in action, milk a goat, shell corn, peel apples, meet the farm animals and see traditional farm demonstrations. Take a wagon ride around the park or take a spin on the carousel. Farm Harvest Day activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, but there is a charge for the wagon and carousel rides. No reservations are necessary. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park, the Fairfax County Park Foundation and Whole Foods Market.

For even more family fun at Frying Pan, visit the Fall Carnival that runs Friday evening through Sunday, October 13-15. There will be games and rides, and tasty food and beverages for sale. Most rides are 3-5 tickets. Ticket are $1 each or 24 for $20 and can be purchased at the Carnival. Sunday Only Unlimited Carnival Ride Pass is available for use on October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See website for more details.

Frying Pan Farm Park is located at 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA. For more information, call 703-437-9101 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark/.

 

Saturday, October 14
Drawing Workshop: Insect Illustration

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (15-Adult) Use your basic drawing skills to accurately render insect anatomy for a beautiful finished illustra­tion. Artist and instructor Caroline Hottenstein shows you how to use pen and ink, watercolor, graphite and colored pencils to capture and highlight details. Your finished project is a 2D specimen board using color media of your choice. Please bring a bag lunch. Previous drawing experience encouraged. Supply list will be emailed before class. $67/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 433 9801 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday, October 14
Astrology Campfire
at 7 pm
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Make s'mores over the embers after hearing tales of the constellations. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Minimum age to attend program is 4yrs. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.  $7.00

 

Saturday, October 14
Family Fun: Bird Walk

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9: 30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (5-Adult) Bring the family to Green Spring Gardens for a guided bird walk through the autumn gardens where birds are preparing for winter. Bring your field glasses if you have them and we’ll provide you with a bird search sheet. Warm up with some hot cider and talk more with our guide about the birds we saw and heard. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. $8/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 484 7101 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, October 14
Chinese Kitchen Garden: Family Recipes

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Adult) Asian vegetables are fun to grow or purchase from international markets. But what do you do with them? Gardener, home cook, and author Wendy Kiang-Spray will show you how to prepare many different Asian vegetables for cooking and explain how to use them traditionally and in your own recipes. $18/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 487 4801 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, October 14
Garden Tour: Our Woods and Ponds

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Adults) Take the garden path less traveled on a docent-led tour of Green Spring’s woodland stream valley and ponds. Hear about native plants, streambank restoration, magnolia bogs, and the story of our c. 1830 Spring House and the mysterious ruin that stands nearby. Refreshments served at the Historic House. $12/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 405 1401 or call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.

Saturday, October 14
Taste of Annandale Street Festival
Food from local restaurants and Food Trucks, Music & Entertainment on Tom Davis Drive from 10 am to 6 pm.  Sponsored by the Korean-American Association of Virginia and Kaleidoscope.

Sunday, October 15
Brush Up Your British Tea Program

 Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Adults) Explore the spectrum of linguistic and cultural differences between Britain and America. Compare customs and manners in these two nations “divided by a common language,” and discover why so many words and expressions can mean something quite different on each side of the Atlantic! Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations required, $32 per person for program and tea, $12 program only.

Sunday, October 15
Invite a Flying Squirrel into Your Yard

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, (4-Adult).  1:20-2:30 pm.  Learn proven strategies to encourage flying squirrels to your backyard and how to recognize their presence. Receive plans for making a roosting and nesting box. Flying squirrel roosting box kits available for $30 each. Stay an additional 30 min. to assemble. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.  $5.00

Monday, October 16
Garden Buds

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month! Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. $5/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 8602 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Thursdays, October 19             
Garden Tour and Tea
Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tour the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent. Hear stories of Green Spring past and present and discover a wealth of ideas for your fall home landscape. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations required, $32 per person.

Friday, October 20
Animal Pajama Party

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, (3-7yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to the nature center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center's live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks
or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.  $6.00


Saturday, October 21
Master Class Program: Planning Spring

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Adult) Get the jump on spring by exploring early blooming spring plants that add impact when the rest of your garden lies dormant. In this extended Master Class, famed plantsman and author David Culp will boost your plant knowledge so you can take your garden from just pretty to amazing.  This early blooming and emerging group of plants is sure to keep your garden colorful and exciting well before spring officially arrives. This class is recommend for experienced gardeners and the adventurous beginner. $28/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 2601 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, October 21
Chocolate and Tea Tasting Party

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Adults) Sample a sumptuous selection of fine chocolates accompanied by carefully-chosen specialty teas. Learn about the varied flavor attributes of each and discover how to pair them to create heavenly new flavors. $25/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 6701 or call 703-642-5173.

 

Tuesday, October 24 to
Tuesday, December 19

Art Show

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture CenterCome to Green Spring Gardens and see “Nature from Three Points of View”, the work of Jan Burns, Madeleine Chen, and Shari MacFarlane, at the Horticulture Center. In the Historic House, we will be featuring "The Birds, the Bees, the Flowers, the Trees and Other Things!", works in watercolor by Caroline and Erik Hottenstein. Both are on display from October 24 through December 19. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please call 703-642-5173 for more information.

 

Friday, October 27
Garden Talk: Get Ready for Winter

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Adult) Enjoy the break from the summer heat and head back into the garden for some end-of-season maintenance. Master Gardeners teach you how to prepare your plants for the cold weather ahead and what needs to be done before winter arrives. $10/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 483 0801 or call 703-642-5173.



Saturday, October 28
Annual ANNANDALE PARADE
Come Watch the Fun!

The Annandale Parade The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, Waving Politicians and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. 

The Annandale ParadeSponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-seven year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Entry in the parade is free to Chamber members and non-profit organizations. 

SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.  Parade Information and Registration




Saturday, October 28

Showy Fall Natives and Companions

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Adult) Fall gardens are vibrant with changing leaf colors and fall flowers. Take a walk with horticulturist Brenda Skarphol to learn about some of Green Spring Gardens best fall natives, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Discover fall plants that are best suited for your own home garden situation, sun or shade. $18/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 481 3601 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, October 28
Floral Workshop: Wickedly Wonderful

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Adult) Create a festive Halloween floral design with gourds and seasonal flowers. With the help of professional floral designer Betty Ann Galway, you learn tips and tricks of the trade to apply to your floral arrangements at home. Please register for program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 433 6701 for the program and code 290 433 6702 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, October 28
Two Season Garden Container Workshop

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Adult) Create an outdoor container layered with early to mid-spring flower bulbs and winter interest plants to add beauty to your garden from winter into spring. Horticulturalist Susan Eggerton will lead you through the layering and planting process for this two season container and explain care and maintenance. Please register for program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $30. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 0701 for the program and code 290 402 0702 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.

 

Sunday, October 29
Art Show Reception

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture CenterCome to Green Spring Gardens and see Nature from Three Points of View”, the work of Jan Burns, Madeleine Chen, and Shari MacFarlane, at the Horticulture Center. In the Historic House, we will be featuring "The Birds, the Bees, the Flowers, the Trees and Other Things!", works in watercolor by Caroline and Erik Hottenstein. From 1-3 pm, meet the artists at a reception in each site, and enjoy light refreshments. Free. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please call 703-642-5173 for more information.

 

Sunday, November 5
A Taste of History: Thanksgiving Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Adults) Food historian Joyce White explores the changing traditions of Thanksgiving, from the settlers’ “Harvest Home” of 1621 to the present day celebration. Hear about famous Americans who have influenced the holiday’s transformation and enjoy samples of historic Thanksgiving food spanning four centuries. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Resservations required, $42 per person for program and tea, $18 for program only.

Thursday, November 9 at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.

Capital Baptist Church
3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA, 22003
Heidi Garvis
heidi@caringconsiderations.com

 

Monday, November 6
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore nature-themed topics. November’s topic is “It’s Fall.” Adult must accompany registered child. $6/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2703 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday, November 11
Family Fun: Letterbox Hunt

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (5-Adult) Learn about the adventurous history of letterboxing. Make a personal stamp and book, which we will take along as we follow clues to find a hidden letterbox among the gardens of Green Spring. $6/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 488 3401 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, November 18
Floral Workshop: Thanksgiving Table Arrangement

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Adult) Adorn your holiday table with a unique floral arrangement incorporating candles, fruits and vegetables. Your family and friends will be impressed when they find out you made it yourself! Professional floral designer Betty Ann Galway shares tips and tricks of the trade for you to practice on your own designs at home. Please register for program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 433 6801 for the program and code 290 433 6802 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Sunday, November 19
Christmas Cookies: History and Tea Tasting

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chef and culinary historian Nora Burgan tells the story of the Christmas cookie, a mainstay of the holiday table from medieval times to today. Enjoy a cookie-decorating demonstration and learn simple design tips to make your festive table pop! Tasting samples included. Gingerbread man, anyone? Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations Required.               $42/person (program + tea): $18 (program only)

 

Monday, November 20
Garden Buds

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month! Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. $5/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 8603 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Monday, November 27
Yoga for Gardeners

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Adults) This class features a gentle introduction to the vinyasa method which helps participants increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Class held indoors. $37/person for 3 lessons. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 426 2402 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, December 2
Winter Wreath Workshop

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (14-Adult) Create a beautiful, winter wreath to take home for your front door after Green Spring staff demonstrate the dazzling possibilities. Greens, forms, ribbon, and cones included in the $25 supply fee. Please register for the program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 484 6901 for the program and code 290 484 6902 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.
 

Sunday, December 3                                 
Gardeners Holiday Open House

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center(All ages) 12-4 p.m. Free admission. Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the garden featuring holiday decorations and seasonal displays, live music, holiday breads and ornaments for sale, and free refreshments. This festive day is for gardeners of all ages. Bring the children to a holiday puppet show by Bob Brown Puppets at 1 pm and 3 pm ($5/person; advance registration recommended.) Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please call 703-642-5173 for more information.

 

Sunday, December 3
Gardeners’ Holiday: Puppet Show                

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 sessions: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (2-Adult) Register in advance for this festive, holiday puppet show by a professional troupe. Before or after the show enjoy the Gardeners’ holiday open house sponsored by the Friends of Green Spring. $5/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 489 4301 for the 1 p.m. show or 290 489 4302 for the 3 p.m. show, or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Monday, December 4
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore nature-themed topics. December’s topic is “Animals.” Adult must accompany registered child. $6/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2704 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Thursday, December 7
Christmas Candlelight Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations required, $45 per person.

 

Thursday, December 7
Longwood Gardens Holiday Lights, Kennett Square, PA

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center11 am to 11 pm (Adult) Includes motor coach, garden admission and tour. Longwood Gardens holiday wonderland sparkles with more than 500,000 twinkling lights, spectacular per­forming fountains, festive floral displays and live mu­sic. Come along and let the holiday season begin. Bus departs from Spring Gardens at 11 am and returns at 11 pm Trip cancellation deadline is Nov. 23, 2017.  $116/person. Code 290 491 5901

Saturday, December 9
Family Fun: Excellent Evergreens

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (5-Adult) Learn about the wonderful world of evergreen trees and plants that really stand out this time of year. Enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and an evergreen craft to decorate your home. $6 a person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2401 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday, December 9
Natural Holiday Ornaments Workshop

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (16-Adult) Horticulturist Nancy Olney and her team of volunteers have been crafting nature-inspired holiday decorations for the Green Spring Historic House for years. Now you can copy them or create your own as Nancy leads you through crafting a few natural decorations and ornaments to take home. She also shows you some of her favorite projects that you can recreate on your own. $38/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 483 1101 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, December 9
Christmas Candlelight Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations Required, $45 per erpson

 

Sunday, December 10
Floral Workshop: Williamsburg Center­piece
Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Adult)
Make a beautiful Williamsburg-style Christ­mas centerpiece complete with greens, fruit and dried material. Florist Chuck Mason shows you techniques and leads you through the take-home project. Please register for the program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 433 7101 for the program and code 290 433 7102 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Sunday, December 10
Christmas Candlelight Tea
Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations required, $45 per person.

Thursday, December 14 at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.

Capital Baptist Church
3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA, 22003
Heidi Garvis
heidi@caringconsiderations.com

 

Monday, December 18
Garden Buds

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month! Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. $5/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 8604 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Fridays & Saturdays BINGO
Annandale Boys and Girls Club

6200 D. Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA  22312  .  703-642-9581  .  www.abgc.org

 

The American LegionThe Annandale American Legion Post 1976 is recruiting new members.  Veterans and family members welcome to join.  Party hall rental is free for all members.  Call 703-408-9123 and ask for Diane Ramsey.

4206 Daniels Ave, Annandale, VA 22003
(behind the Bank of America building on Columbia Pike)


Member Locations
with Ongoing Programs

Green Spring Gardens Garden Programs

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens:  703-642-5173 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

Green Spring Gardens Garden Talk

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
Register by phone 703-642-5173 or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

 

Green Spring Gardens Tea ProgramFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houses
Historic Manor House Teas:  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

 

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center   Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

Only a few of the Park Programs are listed above.  For a complete schedule, consult their individual website and complete Concerts in the Park Schedule.


Second Thursdays at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.

Capital Baptist Church
3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA, 22003
Heidi Garvis
heidi@caringconsiderations.com
Melissa Long
Melissa.j.long@outlook.com 

 


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