Area Roundups: Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield

Area Roundups: Burke, Fairfax, Lorton, Springfield

A Wine Social in Support of Children’s Programs

Assistance League of Northern Virginia is hosting a fall fundraising event -- A Wine Social -- on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton. The area residents are invited to join the event and experience a piece of history in this family-run winery. Cost per ticket $25, includes two glasses of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Basket raffle tickets also available for purchase. Tickets available at the door. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s children’s programs. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance contact Karen Amster by email:

Springfield Town Center to Celebrate Superhero Saturday

In recognition of everyday Superheroes, Springfield Town Center has announced its partnership with Fairfax County’s Police and Fire Departments. This event will be a celebration of the men and women who protect the community every day. Superhero Saturday will kick off in Springfield Town Center’s Grand Court on Oct. 20, from 12-3 p.m. During the event, kids will be able to test their superpowers at a Superhero Training Station, make their own superhero masks, play games, and meet a few of their favorite superheroes in person. Superhero Saturday is designed to recognize and honor all the heroes who walk – or fly – among us. All citizens are encouraged to join in supporting and acknowledging the dedication and contributions superheroes make every day. “Who doesn’t daydream about having X-ray vision, being able to fly or tapping into super-human strength?” said Laura Feinschil, Marketing Director. “We’re dedicating an entire day to exploring what it means to be a superhero.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Help Free the Trees at South Run Park

Working on Alan Brown’s Eagle Scout Project - boy scouts, friends and community volunteers will be removing invasive vines and plants from an area of the South Run Park on Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. These vines are choking native trees and plants. Please wear long pants and long-sleeves, work gloves and sturdy work boots.

Directions to the work site at South Run Park:Turn into the park from the Fairfax County Parkway;.take the second left into the parking lot and park close to the porta johns. Hike back on the gravel road towards the baseball fields. The work headquarters is on the third base side of the far ball field.

For more information or if you want to help, contact Alan Brown at