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CarFit – Helping mature drivers find their safest fit
CarFit – Helping mature drivers find their safest fit @ Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (parking lot), 400 Center St S, Vienna, VA 22180.
Oct 3 all-day
October 3, 2018 Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CarFit – Helping mature drivers find their safest fit. This is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. CarFit is an individualized, personal instruction to educate drivers on how to best position themselves (by adjusting the car’s safety features) to maximize their safe driving experience. Presented by Vienna Parks & Recreation & the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna Location: Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (parking lot), 400 Center St S, Vienna, VA 22180. For your free appointment, call 703-255-7801. Learn more about the program at www.car-fit.org
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us every Wednesday for free admission to the Museum. In addition to our free days, NSLM offers a free gallery talk every Wednesday at 2pm. These informal, half-hour tours give visitors an insider’s view of changing exhibitions, permanent collections, and more. No two tours are alike, so bring your friends!
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CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
Oct 4 all-day
October 4 & 18, 2018 Thursdays CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) hosts a support group for caregivers of adult family members with dementia the first and third Thursdays of each month. The facilitated meetings are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Program Building, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, VA 22124. Come any time in that period. Contact a facilitator, Jack Tarr, at jtarr5@verizon.net or see the SCOV web site: www.scov.org. SCOV support group meetings are FREE. Flyer: http://www.scov.org/files/sptgpflyer_2016_08.pdf
Adventures In Learning Hosted by the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna 4:05 pm
Adventures In Learning Hosted by the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna
Oct 4 @ 4:05 pm – 4:05 pm
October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018 Thursdays Adventures In Learning Hosted by the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna Did you know you can join classes at any time? You may print the registration form and mail it to us at any time during the term. Call 703-281-0538 to register or view on line at www.scov.org. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Program Building 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA Classes begin October 4th – November 15 – Class Schedule: http://www.scov.org/files/ail/ail_schedule_final_2018_fall_081418.pdf
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Leesburg First Friday 6:00 pm
Leesburg First Friday @ Historic Downtown Leesburg
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stroll around historic downtown Leesburg on the First Friday of each month (except January), to enjoy numerous live music performances throughout the town, art exhibits, wine tastings, lectures, signings, and so much more! Over 45 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales.
2018 Raise the Region Gala – Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 6:30 pm
2018 Raise the Region Gala – Community Foundation for Northern Virginia @ Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Join 600 business, philanthropic, and community leaders to celebrate the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 40th Anniversary at the annual Raise the Region Gala event!  We are planning a very special event that recognizes the growth of philanthropy in our area and its potential to help shape the future of our region. The 2018 Community Leadership Award will be presented to Jim and Ellen Dyke at the event. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder that has directed millions of charitable dollars to people in need since 1978.  Its mission is to grow philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.  It is committed to building a community that works for everyone.
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Autism Speaks Washington D.C. Walk
Autism Speaks Washington D.C. Walk @ JFK Hockey Field on the National Mall
Oct 6 all-day
Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’. The National Capital Area chapter of Autism Speaks will hold its 2018 Washington DC Walk on Saturday, October 6 at JFK Hockey Field on the National Mall. The event features a walk and a sensory-friendly pre-walk program and finish line. Proceeds from the annual Walk will support Autism Speaks’ mission to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Location: JFK Hockey Field on the National Mall Registration: 8:00 a.m. Walk Time: 10:00 a.m.
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The One Loudoun Marketplace is open every Saturday morning from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. A treasure trove of fresh produce from regional farms, homemade baked goods, and various artisan goods including jerky, hot sauce, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo One Loudoun Marketplace is the perfect way to greet the weekend in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Barktoberfest 10:30 am
Barktoberfest @ Loudoun County Fairgrounds
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Join fellow animal lovers at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 6th as Friends of Homeless Animals hosts its signature event, Barktoberfest: A Purrfect Pet Celebration. Bring the whole family, including your beloved fur kids! We’ll be gathering from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm to listen to live music, play games (kids and dogs), shop from a variety of vendors, eat and drink some great food and beverages, watch canine demonstrations, and much more — all to help raise much needed funds to allow FOHA to continue its mission of rescuing and finding “forever” homes for homeless animals. Price of Admission:  Children under 16 and dogs are free!  Minimum $5 donation for all other attendees.  Barktoberfest is Friends of Homeless Animals’ largest event of the year.  Your generous donation will help FOHA save even more homeless dogs and cats! Parking Fee:  $5 per car Please click here to view the Barktoberfest Waiver and Code of Conduct. If you can’t make it, you can always donate!
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
Humane Society of Loudoun County’s 2nd Annual Tails and Ales Fall Fundraiser 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Loudoun County’s 2nd Annual Tails and Ales Fall Fundraiser @ Black Walnut Brewery
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, fun and games for the entire family to benefit the Humane Society of Loudoun County. There will be live music, food for purchase, face painting, a pageant for the cutest dog, door prizes, raffle baskets, and games for adults and children. Tickets are $25 for ages 21+, $10 for ages 10-20, free for ages 0-9, and $60 for a family. Ticket purchase includes giveaways from the sponsors, HSLC’s Tails and Ales glass for adults/cup for the children, door prize entry, and drink specials. When you purchase a ticket ahead of time, you will receive an extra door prize entry!
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EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market @ Brambleton
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start your week off right at the Brambleton Marketplace, open every Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. As you peruse the market, you’ll find booths packed full of fruits and veggies from regional farms, proteins, guest chefs, homemade soaps and lotions, chocolate vendors, salsa, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace is the perfect way to start the week in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Art Herndon Children’s Literary Festival 11:00 am
Art Herndon Children’s Literary Festival
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arts Herndon – The Fall is the perfect time to celebrate children’s literacy with a Children’s Literary Festival.  The Arts Herndon Children’s Literary Festival will take place during our Arts Week here in the Town of Herndon.  The Festival will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11:00am – 4:00pm and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. We anticipate record crowds as the Arts Herndon Children’s Literary Festival features guest authors, illustrators and publishers as well as food trucks from the DMV, live entertainment, art projects and Artisans. Here you can buy all kinds of books and specialty artwork for young readers and the first 300 kids get a free book from renowned author Kwame Alexander. Celebrating literature and promoting literacy in our community is our goal. In collaboration with local author, Kwame Alexander, Arts Herndon presents the first Herndon Children’s Literary Festival. Highlights Original programming in addition to traditional readings. Panels and author conversations, featuring adult and teen authors.  Outdoor Festival in Historic Herndon, Virginia Featuring food, live entertainment, authors and Artisans. Participants can purchase books, illustrations, specialty artwork, and gifts Free Admission to the public. All day strolling entertainment.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
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You Can Code! 9:00 am
You Can Code! @ Clarabridge
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event run by Clarabridge. Please email Jessica Jaeger with any questions. Thank you! Think coding is hard? Everyone can code. Join us at the workshop to get started. We use Blockly, a drag and drop language to instruct the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes, and games to explore sequential events, selection, and repetition. After, students will be able to access the web pages at home to continue their learning. Note: Pedestrian access from Wiehle Reston East Metro station. The receptionist will validate parking around the building. Some laptops will be provided, but please bring one if you can. Pizza will be provided. Registration is required: https://www.techgirlz.org/techshop/you-can-code-22/
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Cooking Series with Loudoun Hunger Relief 6:00 pm
Cooking Series with Loudoun Hunger Relief @ Sterling Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm
COOKING SERIES – Wednesdays from 10/10/18 – 11/7/18 – Except Not on Halloween with Loudoun Hunger Relief From adult beginners to adult veteran cooks, chef Bonnie Moore will have everyone whipping up quick, delicious, nutritious family meals in no time. Master the basics of knife skills, menu planning, make-ahead strategies and cooking techniques with this four-part series. Best of all, you’ll get to eat everything you make in the class. To register, contact the Sterling Library at 571-258-3309 or sterlinglibrary@loudoun.gov, or visit the information desk. STERLING LIBRARY Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 7 (except Halloween), 6 p.m.
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us every Wednesday for free admission to the Museum. In addition to our free days, NSLM offers a free gallery talk every Wednesday at 2pm. These informal, half-hour tours give visitors an insider’s view of changing exhibitions, permanent collections, and more. No two tours are alike, so bring your friends!
CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Course 6:30 pm
CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Course @ Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This course is fully accredited and compliant with OSHA’s requirements. The course will cover CPR procedures for the Adult, Child and Infant, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Basic First Aid will cover controlling bleeding, shock, amputation, burns, sudden illness, stroke diabetic emergencies, choking and much more. These classes are Blended Learning classes. Blended Learning is designed to cut down on the time spent in the classroom, and is designed to provide more hands on learning time. There are two parts to this course. Part one is the online class, and Part two is the scheduled hands-on skills practical and testing. Once you are registered, and have paid for the for the course, you will be sent a link via email to join the online class (Part One). The online course (Part One) needs to be completed prior to the scheduled hands-on skills practical and testing date (Part-two). During part-two of the course, you will participate, and demonstrate the skills, and key knowledge set forth by American Safety & Health Institute’s (ASHI) curriculum specifications. Each participant will take a written test for each topic presented for certification. Upon successfully passing the written test(s), hands-on skills practical and testing session, you will be issued a certification card. The online classroom (Part one) should take about three to four hours. The hands-on skills practical and testing should take approximately 2 1/2 hours. This class is structured for people in the workplace and community ~ Teachers, child care workers, general industry, construction industry, parents, school bus drivers, emergency response teams in a work setting ~ just to name a few. This course is NOT recommended for people in the medical or dental industry, First Responders, Fire Fighters, EMS workers.
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Fairfax Small Business Forum 8:30 am
Fairfax Small Business Forum @ Fairfax County Government Center
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Small business owners and those interested in starting a small business in Fairfax County, mark your calendar to attend the FREE 2018 Small Business Forum. Hosted by the Fairfax County Small Business Commission and the Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM), the Small Business Forum is a FREE trade show for all businesses looking to grow or work with Fairfax County and others. Network with your peers, obtain helpful information at workshops and browse business-to-business exhibits. Attendees also obtain valuable insight into Fairfax County Government business and procurement needs and requirements. Participate in our panels featuring topics on cybersecurity, government contracting, and government agencies. Listen to industry leaders and experts from the Department of Commerce, Air Force and more.
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Connector Conference
Connector Conference @ Artisphere
Oct 13 all-day
Are you tired of prioritizing everything else over your own success? It’s ok, so are we. Guess what? We did something about it! And we are taking you with us! On Saturday, October 13 we guarantee that YOU are your number one focus. The Connector Conference by Charmed Cardinals is a one day experiential event that allows participants to reconnect with what may feel like a fragmented life. With this event we are combating the normal internal dialog of “I’ll do some networking on Tuesday, sign up for that workshop 2 weeks from Wednesday, get my girl time in on Saturday and focus on myself by journaling in the early mornings”. Come on now, we can do better than that. Lets super charge our success and do it all! In one day! The Connector Conference is NOT your typical conference. We have designed it to fulfill you in ways that will not only propel you into a more positive and fruitful future, but also scratch an itch you may not have known was there. Our approved speakers and break out experts will spend the day having attendees connect with their callings, communities, creativity and confidence through their own individual unique and experienced ways. It’s going to be deep, ladies. But not scary deep. There will be transformations and growth and it will be an absolutely inspiring and beautiful day in herstory. You wont leave the way you came. You WILL know your worth. You know you but who are we and why should you spend the day with us? Since 2015 the Charmed Cardinals women’s empowerment society has been providing an outlet for overextended high-achieving women to reconnect to themselves and high vibe friends through thoughtfully curated in-person gatherings. We have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Sometimes professional development, maybe personal wellness, some crafting stuff, lots of laughs, and always great connections. With the Connector Conference it is intended to be a years worth of society experiences in a day. As mentioned, our members are all extremely obligated and engaged women so we provide them with the opportunity to learn, network and grow in a positive and inviting environment each month. And we want to make that opportunity available to you! If you are a female founder, solopreneur, creative, or someone with a mindset that is looking to branch out on your own at some point, this is THE event for you to attend. You will have an entire day to focus solely on your professional or personal (or both) growth. All while being surrounded by and engaging with some of the most collaborative, sincerest and brilliant women in the DC metropolitan area. In addition to our main stage speakers who will address all attendees, we will also have more than a dozen break out sessions in 3 tracks. Learning for Your Earning How to Use a Podcast to Grow and Leverage Your Brand How to Cultivate Loyal Customers Moment to Movement: Building a For Profit Social Enterprise Play Big and Shine Bright with Your Brand How to Hire a Rockstar Make n Take Dry Erase Frames Mantra Necklaces Creativity Conquers the Inner Critic (journal) Your Story as the Bridge to Your Inner Self Strategically Sharing Your Brand on Social Media (social media written plan) Reflection for Connection The Calling’s Common Thread Master Self-Limiting Beliefs to Acheive Your Next Goals Moving from Chaos to Calm: Emotional Release Hypnosis for Self Empowerment Core Training Secrets Unlocking Your Code: (re)Connecting to Your Passion & Purpose For more detailed information on the speakers and presenters visit our...

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DogFest Washington DC 2018
DogFest Washington DC 2018 @ Reston Town Center
Oct 13 all-day
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is coming to Washington DC! So grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin’ good time! We’ll change lives, four paws at a time™. Grab your leashes and head to Reston Town Center in Reston, VA on Saturday, October 13, 2018 for the 5th annual DogFest DC benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Furry friends and their families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, graduate speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more. Admission is free, parking is free and our event is accessible. Last year, hundreds joined us in our biggest celebration yet with an agility course, demonstrations, treats, freebies, raffles, and best of all, stories of real graduate teams who live and work here in Washington DC. Canine Companions for Independence provides highly-trained assistance dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities FREE of charge. Work with us to make this possible! Join the fun Saturday, October 13, 2018!
DiPietro Family Law Group Hosts Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women 9:00 am
DiPietro Family Law Group Hosts Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Second Saturday deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals, workshop participants gain greater understanding of the confusing and challenging divorce process. We believe the more information and support women have, the better the decisions they’ll make for themselves and their children, and the more hopeful they can be about the future. Our mission is to provide education, support and guidance to women in this life transition, helping them move confidently towards independence. Main Workshop Topics: The divorce process Child custody and support Protecting yourself legally & financially Dealing with a hostile spouse Helping your family cope Rebuilding self esteem Preparing for divorce financially Dividing property Tax consequences Avoiding divorce courts
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The One Loudoun Marketplace is open every Saturday morning from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. A treasure trove of fresh produce from regional farms, homemade baked goods, and various artisan goods including jerky, hot sauce, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo One Loudoun Marketplace is the perfect way to greet the weekend in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
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EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market @ Brambleton
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start your week off right at the Brambleton Marketplace, open every Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. As you peruse the market, you’ll find booths packed full of fruits and veggies from regional farms, proteins, guest chefs, homemade soaps and lotions, chocolate vendors, salsa, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace is the perfect way to start the week in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
Northern Virginia Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation 3:30 pm
Northern Virginia Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation @ Reston Town Center
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event. We will be walking at Reston Town Center on October 14, 2018. Join us with your family and friends and enjoy music, games and the company of the Take Steps community!
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Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) 10:00 am
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) @ Tribute at One Loudoun Welcome Center (until the community opens in September)
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) – And every 3rd Wednesday from 10am-12pm. We’d Love to see you! People living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as LewyBody Dementia, their carepartners, family, and friends- All are Welcome! Relay and enjoy a cup of coffee, donute, and other delicious munchies with old Friends….and meet new ones. Will you Join Us?
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us every Wednesday for free admission to the Museum. In addition to our free days, NSLM offers a free gallery talk every Wednesday at 2pm. These informal, half-hour tours give visitors an insider’s view of changing exhibitions, permanent collections, and more. No two tours are alike, so bring your friends!
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Social Media Week Fairfax 8:00 am
Social Media Week Fairfax @ Capital One Headquarters
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
It’s no secret that Fairfax County and the Metro DC region is thriving in the world of startups and technology, which makes the DMV the perfect place for Social Media Week Fairfax. Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insight into how social media and technology are changing business, society & culture worldwide. The SMW community consists of senior marketers, founders, entrepreneurs, influencers and digitally connected consumers who thrive in the hyper-connected world and push the boundaries of the status quo. Presented by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, this one-day event promises to provoke rigorous discussion and debate on the changes in human connectivity through engaging, entertaining, educational and diverse content and experiences.
Philanthropy Summit 2018 9:00 am
Philanthropy Summit 2018 @ Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Philanthropy Summit 2018 @ Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building | Broadlands | Virginia | United States
Join the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties for a series of conversations with needs and solutions in mind. Learn more from our nonprofit and human service leaders as we explore our community’s roadmap to behavioral health, teen wellness, and substance abuse. Be a part of the dialogue about why philanthropy matters, and how we can work together to strengthen our community. No cost to attend, lunch provided. RSVP required.
Starting a Business in Loudoun County 11:00 am
Starting a Business in Loudoun County @ Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am
Are you preparing to start a business in Loudoun County? This workshop will help ensure you are prepared to start successfully. Join this no-cost, interactive session to learn: How to determine what licenses and permits apply to your Loudoun business How to figure out if your business idea will be profitable How to begin marketing your business What critical business partnerships you need to get started Led by Small Business Development Center manager, Eric Byrd, we’ll answer many of your questions, talk about what will make your new venture successful, and ensure that you are ready to launch your new business. We will also set you up in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) system so you can take full advantage of the no cost, one-on-one business advising services offered by our center.
Doing Business with Loudoun County 2:00 pm
Doing Business with Loudoun County @ Loudoun County Government Center - 4th Floor
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Doing Business with the County Loudoun County Procurement Division’s 2018 Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions Learn how to do business with Loudoun County! All local area vendors are invited to attend the Loudoun County Procurement Division’s 2018 Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to provide information on the county’s procurement processes and upcoming contracts. Each presentation will conclude with the opportunity to address vendor questions and concerns and to meet the county’s procurement staff. Session Location The Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions are held in the Procurement Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Loudoun County Government Center located at 1 Harrison Street S.E. in Leesburg. To reserve a seat, you may register online through our online registration form. For more information about the sessions, you may call 703-777-0403 More information about the Loudoun County Procurement Division is available by visiting our home page at www.loudoun.gov/procurement.
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Eerie Evenings in the Park 8:00 pm
Eerie Evenings in the Park @ Sterling Community Center
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm
Sterling Playmakers will proudly present Eerie Evenings in the Park, an original play that brings to life classic tales of terror from the masters of horror – Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and more! This outdoor show pays homage to the monster, ghouls, and madmen of classic literature. Goosebumps and chills included. October 19 & 20 at 8:00PM October 21 at 2:00PM Sterling Community Center 120 Enterprise Street Sterling, VA 20164 Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The audience is encouraged to come in costume. All audience members will be eligible to win door prizes. The show will take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the show will be indoors. Come enjoy a haunting evening under the stars to celebrate the thrill of horror, the magic of theatre, and the spirit of Halloween. For more information visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sterlingplaymakers/
Dining with Dorothy 12:30 pm
Dining with Dorothy @ Red Galenga Modern Asian
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
October 19, 2018 Monday “Dining with Dorothy” – 12:30 PM Join with your friends or make new ones. Newcomers are always welcome Location: Red Galenga Modern Asian, 144 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180 To reserve your space contact event chair, Dorothy Flood at dflood1706@gmail.com
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Fields of Flowers Pottery Sale 10:00 am
Fields of Flowers Pottery Sale @ Fields of Flowers
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Fields of Flowers is hosting a pottery sale featuring local, talented artisans on Oct 20 and 21 from 10-3 both days. See fields of flowers website for more information. www.loudounfieldsofflowers.com.
Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour 10:00 am
Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour @ Loudoun County Farms
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm
Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour October 20 and 21, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spend a weekend in the country visiting Loudoun County farms. The twice-annual Loudoun Farm Tours attract thousands of visitors from across the country to the beautiful Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge and Short Hill mountains all just minutes west of Washington-Dulles International Airport. Visitors can enjoy free, self-guided driving tours to participating farms and craft beverage venues during these county-sponsored events. Both county-sponsored events are held annually in May and October. Visit LoudounFarms.org/FarmTour to download a pdf of the 2018 Fall Farm Tour brochure. Visit LoudounFarms.org/FarmTours to download a text version of the 2018 Fall Farm Tour brochure and to see an interactive map with Farm Tour venues and sample itineraries. The Spring Farm Tour, which serves as an introduction to Loudoun’s growing season, is held annually the third weekend in May. The Fall Farm Tour showcases the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys and is held the third weekend in October. The tours draw more than 9,000 visitors to Loudoun County and serve as a teaching mechanism to inform consumers of what products are grown and available locally.
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The One Loudoun Marketplace is open every Saturday morning from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. A treasure trove of fresh produce from regional farms, homemade baked goods, and various artisan goods including jerky, hot sauce, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo One Loudoun Marketplace is the perfect way to greet the weekend in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
Diamonds, Denim and Hope 5:00 pm
Diamonds, Denim and Hope @ Trillium Farm
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Project Horse Empowerment Center proudly marks its 10-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 5PM to 10PM. The gala, with a diamonds and denim theme, offers an opportunity for key stakeholders, volunteers and supporters to celebrate a decade of service and accomplishment, while raising mission-critical funds for the Loudoun-based nonprofit. Gala attendees will enjoy live music, delicious wines by Sunset Hills Vineyard and a fabulous dinner by A Taste of New York Catering. The list of wonderful silent auction items continues to grow, and includes a private cooking class with dinner by James Beard award-winning Chef Dinah Corley, and an overnight stay and trail ride for two by Marriott Ranch. Individual gala tickets are available via Eventbrite and must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets please visit https://bit.ly/2OUMXhw Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, accommodating organizations of any size. In addition to annual benefits and exposure, all sponsors receive tickets to the October 20 gala.
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EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market @ Brambleton
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start your week off right at the Brambleton Marketplace, open every Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. As you peruse the market, you’ll find booths packed full of fruits and veggies from regional farms, proteins, guest chefs, homemade soaps and lotions, chocolate vendors, salsa, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace is the perfect way to start the week in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
SCOV 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala 5:30 pm
SCOV 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala @ Westwood Country Club
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
October 21, 2018 Sunday SCOV 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala Tickets online only: http://www.scov.org/fundraiser-anniversary-gala. Questions? 703-281-0538 On Sunday October 21st you are invited to join us for the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna’s 20th Anniversary Gala at Westwood Country Club, Vienna, VA – 5:30-10:00 pm. Join the party for an evening of laughter, singing and dancing as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of service to the community! Gala evening will include appetizers & dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment provided by the fabulously entertaining Bobby McKey’s Dueling Pianos, National Harbor. Cash bar. Presenting sponsors are Vienna Presbyterian Church and the Adler Foundation.
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Voice-Over Class
Voice-Over Class @ Stone Bridge High School
Oct 23 all-day
In what could be the one of most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, your instructor, Dan Levine will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! This exciting and fun voice-over class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! COURSE INFORMATION School Name: Stone Bridge High School Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Fee: $51 Limited Seating One Session Ages 18+ Venue Phone: (571) 252-1393 Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2potvii
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Voice-Over Class
Voice-Over Class @ Woodson High School
Oct 24 all-day
In what could be the one of most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, your instructor, Dan Levine will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! This exciting and fun voice-over class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! COURSE INFORMATION School Name: Woodson High School Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Fee: $79 Limited Seating One Session Ages 18+ Venue Phone: (703) 658-1201 Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2OD4ZoB
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us every Wednesday for free admission to the Museum. In addition to our free days, NSLM offers a free gallery talk every Wednesday at 2pm. These informal, half-hour tours give visitors an insider’s view of changing exhibitions, permanent collections, and more. No two tours are alike, so bring your friends!
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Not-Your-Kid’s Spelling Bee – Loudoun Literacy Council 6:30 pm
Not-Your-Kid’s Spelling Bee – Loudoun Literacy Council @ Ida Lee Recreation Center
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Presented by the Loudoun Literacy Council.  We invite you to participate in our second annual Not-Your-Kid’s Spelling Bee at Ida Lee Recreation Center on Thursday, October 25, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. You can compete with friends and colleagues in a fun and friendly spelling and trivia game or, if you’d rather drink Chardonnay than spell it, you can cheer them on while you enjoy dinner and drinks. You’ll also have an opportunity to network with other members of the community, including our emcee Renss Greene of Loudoun Now and our esteemed judges: ·       Wayde Byard, Public Information Officer, Loudoun County Public Schools ·       Tony Howard, President and CEO, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce ·       Chang Lui, Director, Loudoun County Public Libraries ·       Kelly Burk, Mayor of Leesburg Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2uZwnTQ and a proposal is attached to become a sponsor of the event.  The ticket price  includes a nice catered dinner, drinks (including wine), dessert, and a chance to play.
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Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop
Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop @ Arlington Central Library
Oct 26 all-day
The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is hosting a FREE workshop- Before You File: Everything You Need to Know about the New Tax Law on Friday, Oct. 26 from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. The workshop will include a general overview of the new tax law and cover the following topics: • Itemized deductions • Homeownership • Charitable Giving • Gift and Estate Taxation • Education and Children • Retirement Planning • Health Care This workshop is brought to you as part of our ongoing Financial Fitness efforts in Virginia. Register for this FREE event at dbass@vscpa.com or call the Virginia Society of CPAs at (800) 733-8272.
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EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market @ One Loudoun
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The One Loudoun Marketplace is open every Saturday morning from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. A treasure trove of fresh produce from regional farms, homemade baked goods, and various artisan goods including jerky, hot sauce, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo One Loudoun Marketplace is the perfect way to greet the weekend in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
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EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market 9:00 am
EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market @ Brambleton
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start your week off right at the Brambleton Marketplace, open every Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. As you peruse the market, you’ll find booths packed full of fruits and veggies from regional farms, proteins, guest chefs, homemade soaps and lotions, chocolate vendors, salsa, coffee and more! With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace is the perfect way to start the week in Loudoun County.
Temple Hall Fall Festival 10:00 am
Temple Hall Fall Festival @ Temple Hill Farm
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 20-acre corn maze. Visit our general store to buy your halloween pumpkin and other autumnal treats. The festival is held annually, from late September until the first week in November. Please note: dogs and other pets are not permitted at Temple Hall Farm.
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours 11:00 am
Balls Bluff Battlefield Guided Tours @ Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free guided Battlefield tours each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, April-November, 2018.
HOWL-O-WEEN PACK WAK 4:00 pm
HOWL-O-WEEN PACK WAK @ Fairfax Corner
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have you ever had a stranger comment on your dogs behavior? Has your dog lunged, barked or growled when walking down the street? Have you asked people for space and received dirty looks? It’s not helpful at all. This is why I started doing Pack walks through Pack Leader Help. This is a way for owners of the community to come together and support one another and to practice socializing skills with our dogs without the worry or embarrassment that our dogs aren’t perfectly behaved. This is what community is all about. The pack walk will begin with a walk on the walking trail on Monument drive and then go around the store fronts and seating area to practice keeping your dog calm in social settings. Doggy snacks will be provided. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This is a perfect opportunity to practice socialization with you dog who hasn’t always been great with being around other dogs and humans. This is a JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE for dog owners and families who are working towards creating a balanced and well behaved pup.
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Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk at National Sporting Library & Museum @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us every Wednesday for free admission to the Museum. In addition to our free days, NSLM offers a free gallery talk every Wednesday at 2pm. These informal, half-hour tours give visitors an insider’s view of changing exhibitions, permanent collections, and more. No two tours are alike, so bring your friends!

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