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Clifton, Fairfax Station, Laurely Hill & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Thursday, Sept. 11

</b>Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. The docent-led tours of our demonstration gardens are followed by a full English afternoon tea. Individuals and groups are welcome. $25. Call Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Bugs, bugs, bugs! 10:30 a.m. Come for stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

<b>Friday/Sept. 12

</b>Kix with ZO2, Baby Jayne, Gate 1, Rival Tribe. 7:30 p.m. Age 21+; $27 in advance, $30 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Basic Gardening: Introduction to Ornamental Grasses. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Find out from Green Spring Master Gardeners how to select, plant and maintain the best ornamental grasses available. $12. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. Bring Lunch and come for stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Royce Campbell, guitarist and singer with both the Roanoke and Richmond Symphonies. 7 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Call 703-584-2900 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 13

</b>17th Annual Rocks Inc. 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk. 8:30 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. All entrants receive a T-shirt. The top three overall and age group male and female finishers as well as the top ROTC, Military Unit, and Corporate team finishers will be awarded trophies and medals. The Washington, DC Chapter of The Rocks, Inc, is a 501 (c)(19) non-profit organization comprised of officers of the U.S. Armed Forces, providing mentorship and scholarships for ROTC cadets and young military officers. Proceeds go toward cadet and outreach activities, and scholarships for college students aspiring to be U.S. military officers. Call 1-877-762-5732, visit www.therocksdc.org or e-mail info@therocksdc.org.

47th Annual Model Soldier Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Model soldiers, sci-fi/fantasy crafters, plastic models and over 100 vendors with figure kits, toy soldiers, Russian-painted figures, fantasy figures, plastic models, books, videos, music and militaria. Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Adults $7, Children under 12 free. 703-938-6361 or www.geocities.com/ncmss/.

Kayak with the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Launching from 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

Bamboo with P.I. 7 p.m. All ages; $70. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Designing with Perennials: Shape and Repose in the Garden. 9:30-11 a.m. Explore the principles of combining perennials and woody plants to bring out the best in your garden design. The class combines indoor presentations with outdoor explorations. $18. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Propagation Series: Saving Your Treasures, Tender Perennials. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn simple, successful propagation techniques from Green Spring horticulturist, Nancy Olney and take home some of our treasures! Your new talent will save you money in spring! $22. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Puppetopia presents a positive puppet show called You Can Do It! 11 a.m. All ages. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Celebrate Summer Chalk Art Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Transform the library’s sidewalks into colorful chalk masterpieces. All supplies provided; weather permitting. All ages. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Orienteering Workshop. 12-2 p.m. Celebrate National Orienteering Day. Courses available for all levels and ages. $6 per person. Lake Accotink Park, 7550 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-569-0285.

Jazz guitarist Royce Campbell, in the main gallery building of the new Workhouse Arts Center. Gallery exhibition preview 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center Gallery Building, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Wine and Food Tasting. 2-4 p.m., age 21 and up only. Learn how to pair a varied selection of wines with fall dishes and hors d'oeuvres. Easy entertaining ideas, suggestions and tips from knowledgeable food and wine connoisseurs. Free. Reservation required. Corner Cuisine, 9000K Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-339-1736 or visit www.cornercuisine.com.

Burke Author Barbara Van Patten signs copies of her children's book, "Whoo Saves the Symphony: A Shenandoah Music Festival Adventure" from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Borders Express, 6725 Springfield Mall, Springfield. 888-361-9473.

<b>Sunday, Sept. 14

</b>Freeze! Preserving fall harvest tea program. 1-3 p.m. Freezing is one of the easiest, most convenient methods of preserving foods. Learn about which fruits and vegetables can freeze, which methods work best, and what materials are needed. Program includes full English tea. $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Cat Adoption Event at the Clifton House courtyard, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., sponsored by Woodbridge Cats, a local rescue. Large selection of cats and kittens for adoption. Barn cats also available. Contact Martha Roberts at MRobertsDJones@AOL.Com or 703 494-7071.

<b>Monday/Sept. 15

</b>"Summers with Lincoln" Book Signing. 7:30 p.m. Local author and West Springfield High history teacher James Percoco presents his third book, "Summers with Lincoln," as Richard Byrd Library unveils its new We the People bookshelf. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Free, adults; registration required, call 703-451-8055.

Sigh with Zimmers Hole, Unexpect Ecliptic, more. 6:15 p.m. All ages; $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Practice Your English. 3 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

The Northern Virginia Urban League host its 17th Annual Corporate Golf Classic at the Springfield Golf and Country Club. Funds raised help support scholarship programs and financial education, as well as programs to ensure the academic and social development of children. Eighteen-hole round of golf, hole-in-one contest to win a car, putting contest, raffle drawings and prizes. Participants receive a gift bag, golf shirt and photo. Registration is 11:30 a.m., buffet lunch and Shotgun Start at 1 p.m., followed by 19th Hole cocktail reception, live auction and awards banquet. Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Call 703-836-2858 or visit www.nvul.org.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 16

</b>Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Call for title. Age 10-12 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Peek-a-Boo. 10:30 a.m. Playful songs and activities. Age 13-23 months with adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Welcome Fall. 10:30 Stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 17

</b>Small Wonders. 10:30 Stories, fingerplay and activities. Sage 13-23 months with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Book discussion. 7:15 p.m. Call for title. Adults. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Practice English. 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Book discussion group. "The Gift of Asher Lev" by Chaim Potok. 7:30 p.m. Adults. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

One Stroke Painting, Floral Still Life Workshop. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn simple but elegant brush strokes. $30. Pre-paid registration required. For ages 13 and up. Lake Accotink Park, 7550 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-569-0285.

Ponderings: Tiptoe in the Swamp Ooze. 4-6 p.m. Explore the messy and misunderstood wetland. Wear shoes that can get dirty. $6 per child. Suitable for ages 6-12. Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. 703-451-9588.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 18

</b>Back-to-school beauty: Skin. 4 p.m. Skin care, hygiene and make-up tips for teens. Age 13-18. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Springfield Writer’s Group. 7 p.m. Share your work, five and receive feedback. Adults. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

GMU Speaker Series: Jack Hadley Ph.D., senior health services researcher, speaks on "Uninsured in America: Costs, Consequences, and Possible Solutions," 6 p.m., at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Mason Hall, Room D3AB, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-1850 or visit http://chpre.gmu.edu.

Barry Nemett's Language of Landscape: Works From Italy. Reception, 4:30-6 p.m. George Mason University's Fine Arts Gallery, room B104, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Free; the gallery is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends by appointment. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa

<b>Friday/Sept. 19

</b>Workhouse Arts Center Grand Opening. Ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.; guests to include Fairfax County dignitaries, community leaders, and arts administrators. Learn about the history of the former prison, visit artists’ studios, purchase fine art and enjoy musical and theater performances. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Classical Concert with Pedja Muzijevic, concert pianist and director of Music Programming at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, with French horn soloist Eric Ruske and violinist Jessica Lee. Reception 7 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 for Workhouse members, $25 for non-members. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. Bring Lunch and come for stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Monkey Business. 10:30 a.m. Have fun with favorite monkey friends. Age 3-5 with adults. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 20

</b>Battle of the Bands, with a $1,000 Grand Prize. 12:15 p.m. All ages; $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. $10 for the first event; additional events $1. The NVSO will run from Sept. 20-Oct. 2, for 50 year olds and up. Track and field events will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. A health fair will also be held on opening day, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Other events, beginning Monday, Sept. 22, will be held at various locations in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. Registration deadline Sept. 5; registration forms are available at senior centers. Call 703-228-3600 ext. 9996 or visit www.novaseniorolympics.com.

Children’s Theatre Performances of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," based on the book by Judith Viorst. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. $12 for adults, $10 for children. Festival of Arts and Art Under the Arches, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.Workhouse.org.

Hoppers. 10:30 a.m. Meet some critters that hop. All ages. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Train Show. See N-Scale model trains running in the community room and caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host its monthly display from 1-4 p.m. $2 for adults, $1 for children. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Call 703-425-9225.

Artisans United Art Swap. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Sell unwanted art supplies to other artists. Artisans United Gallery, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale. 703-941-0202

Doug Halper, Hammered Dulcimer Master in Concert. 7 p.m. Vocalist and instrumentalist on hammered dulcimer, guitar, keyboard and woodwinds. Adults $20, ages 11-18 $10, children 10 and under free. New World Unity Church, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. 703-913-8560 or newworldunity@verizon.net.

Grand Opening of Artists in Motion Gallery and Studio at the New Lorton Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Gallery 1010, Lorton. Opening festivities from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The artists of AIM will be featured in an outdoor tent during the grand-opening weekend, and members will be there to discuss art and how their co-operative efforts strengthen the creative process.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 21

</b> Children’s Theatre Performances of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," based on the book by Judith Viorst. 2:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 for adults, $10 for children. Festival of Arts and Fireworks on the Quad, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free performance by Mount Vernon Band and Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

George Mason University presents pianist Jeffrey Siegel. 7 p.m. Tickets are $38, $30, $19. Children 12 and under, half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Monday/Sept. 22

</b>Practice English. 7 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Writer’s group. 7 p.m. For all writers. Read you material aloud for feedback. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Practice English. 3 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 23

</b>Kingstowne Library Writer’s Review. 7 p.m. Review peers’ works and receive in-depth feedback on your own work. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Tell it Again. 7 p.m. Come and enjoy stories and activities in Spanish and English. Age 6-10. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 24

</b>Practice English. 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Bring lunch and enjoy lively discussion. Adults. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Wind Symphony Young People’s Concert. 10 a.m. Free. Concert Hall, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8794.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, live at the George Mason University Patriot Center. 7 p.m. Tickets are from $15 to $75, and are available by Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.disneyonice.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Thursday, Sept. 25

</b>Stories and Science. 4 p.m. Stories, activities and an age-appropriate science experiment. Age 4-6 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Things that Go! 1 p.m. Explore different types of transportation through stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Australian Adventure. 1:30 p.m. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 4-5 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are from $15 to $75, and are available by Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.disneyonice.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Friday, Sept. 26

</b>Basic Gardening: Pollinators and other Beneficial Insects. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Master Gardeners will explain the importance of pollinators to our lives and what can be done to provide a welcoming habitat. $12. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. Bring lunch and come for stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Richard Byrd Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Last sale before the library closes for renovations. Library discards, fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction, children’s and non-fiction. Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, live at the George Mason University Patriot Center. 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are from $15 to $75, and are available by Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.disneyonice.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 27

</b>Fall Garden Festival. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friends of Green Spring-sponsored fund raiser filled with adult and family activities, including a lecture by author Nancy Hugo, tea program on the subject of wood, silent auction and plant sale, including local artisans specializing in garden art and crafts. Proceeds help acquire plants and add to Green Spring’s educational efforts. Lecture $20. Tea Program $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Visit www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.

An Evening with Barbara Cook, Tony-award winning singer and actress. A variety of songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Sondheim and other American favorites. Free valet parking provided. Reception at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Tickets, $75 for Workhouse members, $100 for non-members. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.Workhouse.org.

Richard Byrd Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Library discards, fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction, children’s and non-fiction. Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts presents Arts By George!, a benefit event that supports student scholarships and the Great Performances at Mason series. The evening showcases the artistic talents of Mason students and faculty, and culminates in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall with a performance by Broadway artist Brian Stokes Mitchell. ARTS by George! takes place on Mason’s Fairfax campus on at 5 p.m. Tickets are $200 per person. Email dpaez@gmu.edu, call 703-993-4188 or visit www.artsbygeorge.com.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, live at the George Mason University Patriot Center. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are from $15 to $75, and are available by Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.disneyonice.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Occoquan Regional Park Family Film Fun Night, showing "Surf’s Up" at 8 p.m. Park gates open at 7 p.m. Occoquan Park, on Route 123 one mile north of Interstate 395 in Lorton. $15 per car load. 703-690-2121 or www.NVRPA.org.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 28

</b>Amorphis with Leaves Eyes, Samael, Virgin Black, The Green Evening Requiem. 6:30 p.m. All ages; $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Richard Byrd Library Book Sale. 12-7 p.m. Half-price day. Library discards, fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction, children’s and non-fiction. Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Wind Symphony Featuring Guest Graduate Student Conductors. 3 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Concert Hall, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8794.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, live at the George Mason University Patriot Center. 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are from $15 to $75, and are available by Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.disneyonice.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Monday/Sept. 29

</b>Practice English. 7 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-971-0010.

Practice English. 3 p.m. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

<b>Friday/Oct. 3

</b>Enrique Iglesias. 8 p.m. Tickets $58 to $88. George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Saturday, Oct. 4

</b>Workshop: Trough Garden from Hyper-tufa. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Create a "stone" trough out of hyper-tufa for a natural-looking container that’s ideal for succulents, conifers and rock garden plants. Green Spring staffers explain the process, share planting tips and care information, and lead you through the construction. $50. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Watercolor Series: Painting Red Flowers. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Morning demonstration by an artist is followed by an afternoon workshop. Bring a bag lunch. $65. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Family Fun: Harry Potter’s Plants and Potions. 2-3:30 p.m. Children 5 and up with accompanying adult. Conjure up some magic in the gardens and explore the magical powers of Harry Potter’s favorite plants. Craft a wizards’ wand and collect recipes for potions, just in time for Halloween! $10 per project. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.