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Bulletin Board

Oct. 11-17

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Thursday/Oct. 11

Adapt Your World. Learn about modifications for aging in place 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. To register call 703-324-5205.

Friday/Oct. 12

Holiday Job Fair. Representatives from department stores, specialty stores and restaurants are on hand at a job fair 1-8 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-359-8302 or see www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

Saturday/Oct. 13

Holiday Job Fair. Representatives from department stores, specialty stores and restaurants are on hand at a job fair 1-8 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-359-8302 or see www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

Eagles’ Nest. Presentation by Tim Smith of Mason Neck State Park 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Sunday/Oct. 14

Holiday Job Fair. Representatives from department stores, specialty stores and restaurants are on hand at a job fair 1-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-359-8302 or see www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

College Fair. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-359-8302 or see www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

Charity Dog Wash. Take the dog for a bath and raise money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Just Fur Pets, 6230 Rolling Road, Springfield. $15. For more visit www.homewardtrails.org or www.justfurpets.com.

Monday/Oct. 15

Lecture. Joseph Ichiuji presents "Go for Broke: My Service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team" 12:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Free. For more e-mail Terry Alford at talford@nvcc.edu or call 703-323-3274.

Nature Nook with a Book. Hidden Pond naturalists speak 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055.

Young Explorers. Learn about the graceful deer 3:15-4:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Ages 6-8. $3. 703-768-2525.

Nature Quest. Explore trees and plants at 10-11 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Ages 3-6. $4. To reserve a spot call 703-451-9588.

Crafty Kids. Scare up some crafts 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Little Pumpkins. Stories and fall fun 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Senior Navigator. Learn about the Senior Navigator Web site 11 a.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-452-8055.

Book Discussion. "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-452-8055.

Tuesday/Oct. 16

Animal Tails. Stories and activities about animal friends 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Sounds. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Book Group. "44 Scotland Street" by Alexander McCall Smith 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Tell It Again. Stories in Spanish and English 7:30 p.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Age 6-9 with adult. 703-452-8055.

Wednesday/Oct. 17

Around the World. Explore cultures 4-5:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Book Club. "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai 7:30 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. New members welcome. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Teen Café. Celebrate Teen Read Week 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

Nature Detectives. Bring a small pumpkin from 10-10:45 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Ages 3-5. $5. Reserve a spot at 703-768-2525.

Thursday/Oct. 18

Reading across the Centuries. "Beowulf: A New Verse Translation" 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Springfield Writers’ Group. Share work 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-452-8055.

Nature Detectives. Bring a small pumpkin from 10-10:45 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Ages 3-5. $5. Reserve a spot at 703-768-2525.

Friday/Oct. 19

Eensy Weensy Spiders. 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-452-8055.

Nature Night Hike. Experience the magic of the park after dark with a nighttime hike 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink, 7500 Accotink Road, Springfield. $5/adult, $3/under 16. Ages 7 and up. Bring flashlight. To reserve a spot call 703-569-0285.

Haunted Pond. Hear scary stories by the campfire and take a nighttime walk 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $5. Register: 703-451-9588.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Strong Words. Three exercises to unleash teens’ creative writing skills 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 12-18. 703-339-4610.

Watershed Clean-Up. Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup 9-11:30 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield; at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Road, Springfield and at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Wear boots and old clothes; bring gloves. See www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Halloween Mobile. Make a creepy creature mobile 1-2:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $5/mobile. Register: 703-451-9588.

Intro to Fly Tying. Equipment and materials provided, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Ages 16 and up. $10. Reserve a spot at 703-768-2525.

Monday/Oct. 22

Vision Series Lecture. "A World Ignited: The Origins and Effects of Global Anger on America" by Susan Tolchin, School of Public Policy professor, 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision or visit the Center for the Arts ticket office to reserve a spot. 703-993-8888.

First Page. Aspiring writers meet 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Family Game Night. Play a game 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Refreshments. Ages 6-12 with interested adults. 703-339-7385.

Are You Quite Polite? Learn etiquette 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Fire Safety. A fire safety puppet show 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Crazy for Carle. Stories, activities and a craft related to Eric Carle 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Basic to Beautiful Cakes. Roland Mesnier, former Executive Pastry Chef at the White House, shares his new book 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Writers’ Peer Review. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Travel Club. Bring lunch, discuss traveling 1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-452-8055.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Halloween on Parade. Seasonal stories and activities 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Time for Twos. 10:15 and 11:15 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Friday/Oct. 26

Fire Safety Puppet Show. 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Regional Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-452-8055.

Another Haunted Pond. Walk around the pond, learn animal lore and sing songs 7-9 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. S’mores provided. $5. Register: 703-451-9588.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Batty about Bats. Ongoing self-directed program 1-3 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Free. 703-768-2525.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Batty about Bats. Ongoing self-directed program 1-3 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Free. 703-768-2525.

Oh, Deer. Families can go off-trail to look for signs of deer activity at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. $2. Ages 6 and up. 703-768-2525.