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Blood and Guts 5K Race

5,000 expected for apocalyptic zombie race at Bull Run Regional Park on Oct. 25.

The third-annual Blood and Guts 5K Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.

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Cox Farms Ready To Host Visitors

Fall Festival for families, Fields of Fear for teens.

Whether area residents are in the mood for giant slides, rope swings, hayrides, baby animals, apple-cider doughnuts or a pumpkin slingshot, they’ll find all these things and more at Cox Farms.

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Fall Family Fun Abounds in Vienna

Myriad of events make the crisp season festive.

When the air turns crisp and the leaves burst into color, it’s fall in Northern Virginia.

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Getting Ready for Potomac Day

Annual parade brings community together.

Oct. 25 is Potomac Day — and residents are already anticipating the excitement. Many are looking forward to the Grand Parade where children – and moms and dads too — can catch candy tossed from cars and trucks, spot a dentist dressed like the tooth fairy, cheer for their favorite businesses, political candidates and musical groups and applaud local Potomac leaders.

Naz Akbar Exhibits at Katie's

A Great Falls artist Naz Akbar will be exhibiting at Katie's Coffee from Oct. 3 to the Oct. 31 in an art exhibit "Moments to Remember."

Week in Vienna

What's happening this week in Vienna.

Reston Town Center: Upcoming Events

Upcoming events happening at Reston Town Center.

Week in Great Falls

Richard & Mary Kelly are opening their home to the community and sharing their private art collection of American Illustration for a fundraiser on Sept. 27, 7—9 p.m.

Fairfax County Calendar

Your guide to entertainment in Fairfax County for September - October 2014.

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.

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Twilight Rock ‘n’ Run at South County

South County's Band hosts fundraising 5K race.

The inaugural Twilight Rock ‘n’ Run drew a nice-sized crowd to South County High School on Sept. 13, a cool Saturday night. The 5K race was sponsored by the South County Band Boosters to raise money for the band and for Turf SoCo, an initiative to raise money for new football field turf.

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Superheroes Meet Real Heroes

Marvel Universe Live! performers honor area firefighters.

Performers of Marvel Universe Live! honored firefighters outside the Patriot Center in Fairfax on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Music and Food Under the Stars at Fairfax Old Town

The City of Fairfax Old Town and Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department hosted an evening under the stars with music by the Legacy Brass Quintet on Friday Sept. 12.

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Dalya Luttwak Exhibits at GRACE

Sculpture exhibit on display in Reston until Nov. 1.

Since 2007, artist Dalya Luttwak has been working on a series of sculptures depicting the root systems of various plants. Some of these sculptures are on display at Reston GRACE located on the corner of Market St. and St. Francis in the Reston Town Center.

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Silver Line Music and Food Truck Fest

A little rain didn’t deter hundreds of locals from trekking out to Tysons for a new festival last weekend. The Silver Line Music and Food Truck Fest became more crowded when the downpour turned into a drizzle.

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Alice in Nevermore

Local theater company explores imagination at Workhouse.

For the next month, Barbara Lawson is leading a triple life. A freshly minted West Springfield senior, 17-year-old Lawson plays the title character in the Pandemonium Theatrical Productions setting of “Alice In Wonderland,” as well as Virginia in the same company’s “Nevermore,” a dark musical exploring the demons of Edgar Allen Poe.