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Clifton Haunted Trail

The terrors of the Clifton Haunted Trail will be unleashed Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7-10 p.m., in the Town of Clifton’s Eight-Acre Park (rain date, Oct. 28). Tickets are $20 for adults and $10, children; there are no advance sales. Sturdy shoes are recommended; snacks and beverages are available.

Since the fright level is so intense, it’s not recommended for children under 8. But they can watch Movies under the Stars on a large screen at the park’s entrance. Flashlights are not allowed on the trail. Free parking is available at Clifton Elementary and in the flood plain, and hayrides will take trail-goers to and from the park. For more information, see www.cliftonhauntedtrail.com.

Woodson Drama Night Out

Woodson High’s Drama Department is holding a Drama Night Out for children in grades one through six. It’s set for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. up to 11 p.m. Children will have fun on and off stage with other children their age while learning acting, improvisation and musical theater. Woodson theater students will teach them. For more information and to register, go to www.wtwdrama.org. E-mail questions to deniseatsea@aol.com.

Bike Summit Oct. 27

The inaugural Fairfax Bike Summit will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at George Mason University. The goal is to bring together current and future bicyclists, bicycle organizations, bike shops and transportation professionals to discuss how to make Fairfax County a better place to live by making bicycling a major component of the transportation system.

Register for free at http://ffxbikesummit.eventbrite.com; attendance is limited to 200 people. Display space is free and available for bicycle businesses and organizations. The event will be held at The HUB at GMU in the front-middle ballroom, 10423 Rivanna River Way in Fairfax. Further information is available at www.fabb-bikes.org and bikesummit@fabb-bikes.org.

School Boundary-Change Meetings

The Fairfax County School Board will hold a listening tour to help determine which schools are included in the scope of study of the upcoming Fairfax High/Lanier Middle School boundary study. The boundary study will address current and projected overcrowding in Fairfax High and Lanier Middle schools.

This boundary study will impact only middle and high school students who live in Fairfax County. Depending on the scope of study, middle and high school feeder schools may change for Fairfax County students. No elementary school boundary changes will be involved.

Those planning to attend the listening tour meetings are asked to register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/FairfaxLanierListeningTourSignup.

Interested residents may also submit questions and comments online through Friday, Nov. 30. More information about these meetings, plus key dates for the boundary study, is available at www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/fairfaxlanier/index.shtml.

The meetings will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at these locations:

  • Monday, Oct. 29: Fairfax High cafeteria.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30: Frost Middle School lecture hall.

  • Monday, Nov. 5: Robinson Secondary School blue cafeteria.

  • Monday, Nov. 12: Woodson High auditorium.