Flora Fauna for Kids. 11-11:45 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Go on the trail walk and learn about the pond. $5. Ages 3-6. Call 703-451-9588 for more.
Music on the Plaza. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Rock the Block with the Alex Hilton Band Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/rocktheblock for more.
DJ Music and Golf. 7-10 p.m. at Top Golf, 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. Music by Tnyce DJ. Call 703-924-2600 for more.
Meet the Author. 2 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The Battle of Ball’s Bluff — local historian James Morgan will focus on his tactical study of the battle: “A Little Short of Boats: the Battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry.” Book signing and sales follow the talk. Free. Call 703-591- 0560 for more.
EqualiTEA. 2-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. The event will include afternoon tea, a tour of the Mansion at Gunston Hall, a presentation about the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, and a gift for each guest from the Preservation Society of Newport County. Dress: Hats and pearls, Suffragist attire welcome. $60. Email email@example.com for more.
DJ Music and Golf. 7-10 p.m. at Top Golf, 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. Music by Radyus DJ. Call 703-924-2600 for more.
Guided Meditation. 7-9 p.m. at the Fairfax Art League, 3950 University Drive. Participants in this guided meditation will be led to examine themselves, as crystals are placed on their energy centers. Bring pillows, blankets and comfortable shoes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-963-6805 for more.
Yoga on the Square. 10 a.m. at Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Call 703-385-7858.
Civil War Reenactment. 1-4 p.m. at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will host Civil War re-enactors and modern practitioners who will demonstrate medical and rescue practices then and now in commemoration of Fairfax Station's role as an evacuation center during the Battle of Second Manassas in 1862. Museum members, free; adults 16 and over, $4; children 5-15, $2; under 4, free. Information on the museum and shows is at www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.
Funday Monday - Zumba Kids. 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. There will be music, movement, storytelling, performances, crafts, and more. It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school. Programs are free and open to the public, donations are appreciated. Call 703-385-7858 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts.
Tai Chi. 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Weather permitting. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Class will take place in Old Town Square at the pergola.
Hometown Thursdays. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Jojo Bayless Band performs. Hometown Thursdays is an opportunity to meet up with friends, grab dinner at one of the many restaurants in downtown, and listen to great music. Free, family-friendly event for all ages.
Photo Exhibition. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. 10209 Main St., Fairfax. “Over There: Americans in World War I” a traveling exhibition from the National Archives and Records Administration showcases photographs from the battle fronts in France, Italy, and Russia, supply and support operations behind the lines, and the Paris Peace Conference, open through Oct. 20. Group guided tours available by reservation, $25. Call 703-385- 8414 for more.
DJ Music and Golf. 7-10 p.m. at Top Golf, 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. Music by Sway DJ. Call 703-924-2600 for more.
Music on the Plaza. 7 p.m. at Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Main Street Clarinet Quartet performs. Performances are free. Call 703-385-7858.
Bingo. 7 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department hosts smoke free Bingo (with breaks for our smoking friends). Enjoy free coffee, entertaining callers, a friendly atmosphere, $1,000 guaranteed jackpot, treasure chest progressive raffles, and good food available for purchase. All proceeds go to purchasing fire & rescue equipment. Visit www.fairfaxvfd.com or 703-273-3638.
Model Train Shows. noon-5 p.m. at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Labor Day Weekend, The Potomac Module Crew members will have HO Scale and others will have a LEGO Model Train Show. Museum members, free; adults 16 and over, $4; children 5-15, $2; under 4, free. Information on the museum and shows is at www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.
Movie Under the Moon. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Featuring “The Sandlot,” starts at 7:30. Free. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more.
Burke Centre Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Burke Conservancy, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway. Arts and crafts, live shows, rides, face painting, and festival foods. Visit www.burkecentreweb.com for more.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Various times and locations, more than 50 different events taking place at more than 25 venues across Northern Virginia. Call 703-403-5360 or visit www.nvso.us for more.
Community Welcome Picnic. noon-2 p.m. at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. Everyone is invited to a community welcome picnic with burgers and hotdogs with all kinds of side dishes, along with live music by Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band and fun activities for children of all ages. Free. Contact Maile Bradfield at email@example.com or 703-451-8223 Visit sydenstrickerumc.org for more.
Vietnam Memorial Lecture. 2 p.m. at Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. 10209 Main St., Fairfax. “The 35 th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,” Janet Folkerts, curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection, will share stories of the artifacts left at the Memorial and the soldiers they honor and memorialize. Free. Call 703-385- 8414 for more.
Sept. 18–Oct. 28
Photo Exhibition. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine” looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the Civil War and how their service challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.Free. Call 703-591-0560 for more.