“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Sept. 13-20.

Fairfax County Calendar

Your guide to entertainment in Fairfax County for Sept. 5 - 12.

For those looking to fill their calendar with some home-brewed, Fairfax County fun stuff (read: entertainment and diversion), The Connection's Fairfax County Entertainment Calendar has many options: weekend jaunts and larks; date night inspiration; winter-to-spring fun; day-long festivals and events; art-outings; family fun-and-learning fusions; plays and shows; beyond-Small Business Saturday local shopping and bazaars; markets of handcrafted wares; music; 1Ks to marathons... the list goes on. If you know of an event not listed in our entertainment calendar, email it to south@connectionnewspapers.com for happenings in south Fairfax County or north@connectionnewspapers.com for entertainment in the northern parts of the county.

Park After Dark To Honor Chief Justice Douglas

Event to commemorate 60th anniversary of Douglas’ 1954 walk to save the canal.

Potomac residents owe a huge debt to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas for almost singlehandedly saving the C&O Canal. Douglas spearheaded a movement against a bill in Congress to destroy the C&O Canal to build a super-highway.

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Herndon Holds Labor Day Festival

Never-ending wine. Dramatic cooking demonstrations. Endless food vendors. Herndon’s Labor Day Festival attracted people from all over the region Monday, Sept. 1, to the town square for a food and libation-centric hoorah for the unofficial end of summer.

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Tysons to Host Silver Line Music and Food Truck Festival

Next week, Tysons Partnership will ring in another inaugural festival with music and D.C.’s tastiest food trucks. The first Silver Line Music and Food Truck Fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Lerner Town Square, bringing people together with a day of bands and more than 20 food trucks from the area.

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Lake Anne Hosts Jazz and Blues Festival

New Orleans came to Reston on Saturday. The 8th annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues festival raked in some of the biggest crowds it’s seen yet on Saturday, Aug. 30, as people came in from all over the D.C. metropolitan region for a taste of the area’s best music.

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The Ball Kid Experience

Local tennis kids were ball kids for the major players at CitiOpen.

Ever wonder what it takes to be a ball kid at one of the major tennis tournaments?

Concerts from Kirkwood to Kick off New Season

Concerts from Kirkwood, the series of free concerts presented by Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, begins its 2014 – 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. as organ virtuoso Aram Basmadjian takes the console to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the installation of Kirkwood’s Allen organ.

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Explore Art Classes at the Workhouse Education Open House

Are you interested in trying out an art class, but not sure which one is right for you? Then don’t miss the annual Workhouse Education Open House on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 12-3 p.m.

Railroad Technology Exhibit at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum will have a special weekend exhibit on railroad technology Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

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Seniors Exhibit Original Artwork at Greenspring

On Thursday, Aug. 21, Greenspring retirement community celebrated American Artist Appreciation Month by hosting an art show for the many resident artists and artisans at the community to showcase their work. More than 35 residents exhibited at the show, which ranged in style from watercolors and oil painting to pottery and photography.

Taste of Potomac To Benefit Adoptions Together

Seventh annual event scheduled for Sept. 13.

“Today, there are five thousand children in the D.C. metropolitan area who are living in temporary care, waiting to be adopted. We need to make their dreams come true.” These are the words of Janice Goldwater whose vision and determination have helped to conquer the challenge of finding permanent homes for children regardless of their age, race or health issues.

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American Muscle

15th annual Labor Day Clifton Car Show raises money for local charities.

The Labor Day Car show in Clifton had humble beginnings. Fifteen years ago, it was only founder and organizer Jim Chesley, and 24 other car enthusiasts. They raised $100 to donate to charity. Each year they brought it back, it grew, and so did the donations. By the fourth year they cracked $1,000. The event has now raised over $245,000 -- not including this year’s efforts.

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Face Paint, Pony Show at Burke Centre Festival This Weekend

Festival enters its 37th year.

Burke Centre Festival coordinator Jeannie Winslow is downright calm when estimating attendance this year. “Police guestimate we had 10,000 over the whole weekend last year,” she said. “Maybe we’ll get a few thousand more.”

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Speaker’s Series to Be Held in Great Falls

The series will kickoff on Sept. 23 at the Great Falls Library.

The Great Falls Speaker’s Series, a dynamic, new series that will feature a wide array of literary artists from diverse creative backgrounds, will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The evening events, to be held monthly at the Great Falls Library, will be free and open to the public.