Thursday, Oct. 6

Annandale farmers market Locally grown food. Thursdays 8 a.m.-noon, Annandale Farmers Market, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-642-0128.

Food truck Thursdays Variety of food-truck vendors available for lunch and dessert. Cash and credit cards accepted. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reston Town Square Park, Market and Explorer streets, Reston.

Meet the Artists George Fu, winner of the Lennox International Young Artists Competition and a Harvard and Curtis Institute of Music graduate, will play piano selections. 2:15-3:30 p.m. Reston Community Center, CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-390-6167. Free.

Annandale TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting 3:30 p.m. United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-354-1396. Yearly membership $32.

Junior farmer family fun event Ages 2 to adult. Milk cows, feed animals and shell corn. Thursdays 4-5 p.m. through Oct. 20, Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon. $6, children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Kundalini yoga Includes individual consultations and senior discounts. Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 571-213-3192. One session free of charge.

Teilhard de Chardin program Reflections on the Jesuit priest with documentary film producer Frank Frost. 7:30-9 p.m. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria. 703-360-4220. $25.

Fairfax farmers market Locally grown food. Thursdays, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. 703-642-0128 or 703-324-3247.

Friday, Oct. 7

Hidden Pond survivor program Ages 6-12. Learn wilderness survival techniques, hike trails, and discuss plants and animals. Fridays 5-6 p.m. through Oct. 21, Hidden Pond Park and Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. 703-451-9588. $7.

Draconid meteor shower campfire program Ages 6 to adult. Includes s’mores and a viewing of the meteor shower. 7-9 p.m. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. 703-323-6600. $10.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Kundalini yoga Gentle yoga for beginners to advanced practitioners. Saturdays 9:30-11 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton.
571-213-3192. One session free. Senior discounts available.

City of Fairfax Fall Festival Includes vendors, children’s activities, music and more. Rain date is Oct. 9. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-385-7858. Free.

Scarecrow-making workshop Bring shirts, pants and old pairs of pantyhose. Pantyhose will be available for purchase. Stuffing provided. Saturday, Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-2771. $6, pantyhose $1.

“Musical Memoirs” performance Presented by Vienna-Falls Chorus of Sweet Adelines, featuring the 2016 Queens of Harmony, Speed of Sound and PowerWorx Dance Company. Saturday, Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $20, seniors and students $15.

Advocacy and voting workshops “Partnering for Powerful Citizenship: Organizing for Just, Safe and Caring Communities and Congregations and Caring Neighbors,” hosted by Social Action Leading Together, OAR of Fairfax, the Virginia Alliance Against Mass Incarceration and Bridging the Gap in Virginia. 2-5 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-860-1203. Free.

Blessing of the animals Bring dogs, cats or other companions. Donations of pet food and toys will be accepted and given to nearby animal shelters. 5 p.m. Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd. NE., Vienna. 703-938-6521. Free.

Alabama with the Charlie Daniels Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. George Mason University, EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. $59.50.

Oktoberfest Reston Includes restaurants and vendors on the streets, live music, German tunes and more. Pumpkin 5K and Kids Pumpkin Dash 8:15 a.m.; other activities noon-11 p.m. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston. Free admission. Food tickets $1; 24 tickets for $20.

Sunday, Oct. 9

City of Fairfax history program Author and historian Kyra E. Hicks talks about “The Mystery of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Postage Stamp Quilt.” 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. 703-385-8414. Free.

Monday, Oct. 10

Parkinson Social Enjoy coffee and conversation with the group. 10 a.m.-noon, Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Dr., Suite 100, Fairfax. Free.

Columbus Day boat race Ages 3 to adult. Build a mini cardboard boat to race down the Pohick stream. Supplies provided. 1-2:30 p.m. Hidden Pond Park and Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. 703-451-9588. $8.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Passages DivorceCare program For those who are dealing with separation or divorce. Program runs for 15 weeks. Tuesdays 6:45-9 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. 703-938-9050. $20.

Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble practice For advanced high school and college students and adults. 7-9 p.m. Herndon Middle School, 901 Locust St., Herndon. 703-904-4800. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Northern Virginia Antiques and Arts meeting Discussion with artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein on how fabric has been used through the centuries. Includes a display of vintage lace items. 10 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd., Alexandria. 703-560-3637. Free.

Reston League of Women Voters meeting Discussion of the presidential electoral process. 7:30-9 p.m. Hunter Mill District Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. 202-263-1311. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Art&Lunch program Bring art supplies and lunch. Work on your own project from a still life in the gallery. Easels and tables provided. A demonstration given of the alcohol ink process. Lunch can be purchased at the coffee shop across the street. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fairfax Art League, Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-569-8760. Free.

Meet the Artists: Phoenix Woodwind Quintet 2:15-3:30 p.m. Reston Community Center, CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-390-6167. Free.

Boo-stravaganza Ages 3-8. Games and a wagon ride with treats and a small pumpkin. 6-8 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon. 703-437-9101. $10, reservations required.

Fall Carnival Fun at the Farm Fair food, games and rides. Thursday 6-10 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon. 703-437-9101. Parking and admission is free.

“Unmasked” screening and panel discussion A short film produced by a group of high school students. Includes youth-led panel with a focus on relieving stress and supporting youth wellness in the county. Sponsored by Community of Solutions, the Josh Anderson Foundation, the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, the Washington Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Washington Christian Counseling Institute. 6:30-9 p.m. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Free.

Fairfax Art League exhibit and reception Dress up as your favorite artist or character. Includes refreshment and music. 7-9 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-569-8760. Free.

— Compiled by Bonnie Smith


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