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 September 2017 - FINAL2

2017 Community Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm (September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
Sundays, 10am – 2pm (September 3, 10, 17, 24)
Voted One of the Top 3 Markets in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine.
Ranked One of the Top 10 markets in the DC area by the Washington Business Journal.
The Saturday Farmers’ Market and the Sunday Farmers’ Market is located at 10500 Page Avenue — One block from West & Main Streets behind the Wells Fargo Bank and adjacent to the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse.
For more information visit www.FairfaxSaturdayMarket.com

Fri, September 1                     7:00 PM
Music on the Plaza
Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Friday’s, June – September, 7pm – 8pm, weather permitting.  The weekend starts here – Friday night on the Plaza – music and dance to relax by.  Performances are free and will take place in Old Town Plaza. Info: 703-385-7858

Sat, September 2                    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Walking Tour of Old Town Fairfax
Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
Tours lasting approximately 90 minutes will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Historic Fairfax County Courthouse, corner of Chain Bridge Road and Main Street, and include a short tour of the Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street. Cost:  $10/adults; $5/youth, ages 6-12, children 6 and under are free. Family rate (three or more) $25. For reservations, call: Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center at 703-385-8414.
All proceeds benefit the preservation of the City of Fairfax’s public historic properties

Sat, September 2                    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kidz Korner Children's Event - Summer in the City
Mr. Skip
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Saturday’s June – September 10:30am – 11:30am, weather permitting.  A variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Square. Free Show!

Mon, September 4                 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Labor Day Car Show
University Drive and the SunTrust Bank Parking Lot
Join us for the 18th Annual Labor Day Car Show presented by the Clifton Lions Club and the City of Fairfax Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017.
This open show will include antiques, classics, foreign, customs, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. All proceeds will benefit local charities. It will be a great day, including:

  • Dash plaques to the first 250 show vehicles 
  • "Participant Pick" Awards
  • Specialty Trophies
  • Live Music and Food

For show and vendor information, contact Jim Chesley 703-830-2129 or jcchesley@aol.com
www.labordaycarshow.org 

Wed, September 6                  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Tai Chi
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Wednesdays, June – August 6:30am, weather permitting.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.  Class will take place in Old Town Square at the pergola. 

Thur, September 7                  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hometown Thursdays - Wicked Olde
Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive
All Ages. Thursdays in May, June, August & September
The new series will host local bands from the Fairfax Area. 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.  This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages!

Fri, September 8                     7:00 PM
Music on the Plaza
Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Friday’s, June – September, 7pm – 8pm, weather permitting.  The weekend starts here – Friday night on the Plaza – music and dance to relax by.  Performances are free and will take place in Old Town Plaza. Info: 703-385-7858

Sat, September 9                    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kidz Korner Children's Event - Summer in the City
Mr. Skip/Tiny Dancers Dance Academy
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Saturday’s June – September 10:30am – 11:30am, weather permitting.  A variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Square. Free Show! 

Sat, September 9                    11:00 AM –  1:00 PM

Forgotten Fairfax: Kamp Washington and the Sherwood Family
Presenter: Ross Landis
Long-time Westmore resident, Ross Landis, will discuss the Sherwood Family, who were active members in shaping the City of Fairfax and owned the tourist home at Kamp Washington.
2017 Forgotten Fairfax Program

Virginia Room, City of Fairfax Regional Library, Room A/B

Free Registration Required: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events/ or (703) 293-6227 x. 6'

Sun, September 10                  2:00 PM

Second Sunday Program – "The 35th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax
Janet Folkerts, Curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection, will share stories of the artifacts left at the Memorial and the soldiers they honor. FREE EVENT.  Light refreshments. Call (703) 385-8414 for additional information.  Site is handicapped accessible.

Sun, September 10                  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sundays in September
Sundays, 5pm – 6pm, weather permitting. Free afternoon concerts will take place in Old Town Square.

Mon, September 11               10:30 AM
Funday Monday – Storytime & Craft
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
703-385-7858 www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, 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 gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area.

Wed, September 13                6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Tai Chi
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Wednesdays, June – August 6:30am, weather permitting.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.  Class will take place in Old Town Square at the pergola.

Thurs, September 14                 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Fairfax Art League - Art and Lunch
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at Old Town Hall, from 10:30am - 2:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481. 

Thur, September 14                6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hometown Thursdays - Acoustic Soul
Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive
All Ages. Thursdays in May, June, August & September
The new series will host local bands from the Fairfax Area. 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.  This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages!

Thur, September 14                7:00 PM
Artist Reception
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be having a reception at the Old Town Hall Gallery, from 7-9pm.  Come and enjoy refreshments, meet the featured artist and be a part of your local artist community.  Free and open to the public.  New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.

Fri, September 15                   7:00 PM
Music on the Plaza
Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Friday’s, June – September, 7pm – 8pm, weather permitting.  The weekend starts here – Friday night on the Plaza – music and dance to relax by.  Performances are free and will take place in Old Town Plaza. Info: 703-385-7858

Sat, September 16                  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kidz Korner Children's Event - Summer in the City
Eric Energy
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Saturday’s June – September 10:30am – 11:30am, weather permitting.  A variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Square. Free Show!

Sun, September 17                  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sundays in September
Sundays, 5pm – 6pm, weather permitting. Free afternoon concerts will take place in Old Town Square. 

Mon, September 18                10:30 AM
Funday Monday –
Crickett the Entertainer
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment.  There will be music, movement, story telling, 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 gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area.

Tue, September 19                 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary Lecture Series
History of Fairfax County’s African American Communities
Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
Lorton’s African American Community: Ann Barnes, Fairfax County History Commissioner
African American Communities in Fairfax County: Dr. Spencer Crew, George Mason University, Professor of History
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.fxva.com/275 

Wed, September 20                6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Tai Chi
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Wednesdays, June – August 6:30am, weather permitting.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.  Class will take place in Old Town Square at the pergola. 

Fri, September 22                   6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Rock the Block -  White Ford Bronco
Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax
703-385-7858
4th Fridays, May–October
You don't want to miss out on this family-friendly free concert series, which features live bands, beer garden, and city restaurant vendor booths. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on! Kids – wear swim suits and bring towels. Enjoy the spray pad!  No Pets allowed except service animals. For more details visit www.fairfaxva.gov/rocktheblock 

Rock the Block After Dark    7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Date(s): Fourth Friday of every month – July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27
Rock the Block After Dark returns again this summer for the July, August, September, and October installments of Rock the Block following the Rock the Block concert. Rock the Block After Dark aims to keep visitors in Downtown Fairfax between 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm and will focus on promoting the City’s destination dining options. Rock the Block After Dark features a special dining coupon for a 15% discount from participating restaurants and pubs. Printed coupons must be presented at participating establishments to take advantage of the discount. Coupons are only good at participating establishments on the evening of the Rock the Block concert. Please check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/FairfaxCityEDA for details on each event date and a list of participating restaurants.

Fri, September 22                   7:00 PM
Family Fun Movie Nights – Moana
Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
703-385-7858
Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!?  How about a family-friendly movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen?  Each movie is rated PG.  An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14.

“Britepaths” Food Drive at Family Fun Nights.  Britepaths is a volunteer-based organization that identifies and addresses the unmet fundamental needs of Fairfax area residents.  Food can be dropped off at the Sherwood Center on the evening of the Family Fun Nights between 7pm – 9pm.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Sat, September 23                  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kidz Korner Children's Event - Summer in the City
Irish Fest Celebration
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Saturday’s June – September 10:30am – 11:30am, weather permitting.  A variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Square. Free Show!

 Sat, September 23                  12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
22nd Annual Irish Folk Festival
Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA
Irish music and dance performances on four stages, food & craft vendors, workshops and sessions.
More information at www.cceirishfest.org 

Sat, September 23                  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fairfax Art League - Art and Lunch
Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at the Village Gallery, from 12pm - 3:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481. 

Sat, September 23                  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War - For Better and for Worse”
Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
Author Candace Shy Hooper will discuss how the wives influenced their husband’s careers.  Book sale and signing to follow.
Free event.  703-591-0560.

Sun, September 24                  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sundays in September
Sundays, 5pm – 6pm, weather permitting. Free afternoon concerts will take place in Old Town Square. 

Mon, September 25               10:30 AM
Funday Monday - Zumba Kids
   
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment.  There will be music, movement, story telling, 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 gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area.

Wed, September 27                6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Tai Chi
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Wednesdays, June – August 6:30am, weather permitting.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.  Class will take place in Old Town Square at the pergola. 

Thur, September 28                6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hometown Thursdays - Mars Rodeo
Old Town Square, 3999 University Drive
All Ages. Thursdays in May, June, August & September
The new series will host local bands from the Fairfax Area. 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.  This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages!

Fri, September 29                   6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
HFCI 9th Taste of the Vine
Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
This event features wine tasting and a silent auction of goods and services. Check www.historicfairfax.org for more information!

Fri, September 29                   7:00 PM
Music on the Plaza
Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Friday’s, June – September, 7pm – 8pm, weather permitting.  The weekend starts here – Friday night on the Plaza – music and dance to relax by.  Performances are free and will take place in Old Town Plaza. Info: 703-385-7858

Sat, September 30                  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kidz Korner Children's Event - Summer in the City
Superheroes – Ever Laughter Parties
Old Town Square, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
Saturday’s June – September 10:30am – 11:30am, weather permitting.  A variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Square. Free Show!

 

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