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Flea Market/Yard Sale @ Edison High School
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Man Named West Ford @ Gum Springs Community Center
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“The Man Named West Ford,” Dinner Theater.

Set in 1861, Gum Springs Founder West Ford tells the story of his life from being enslaved o the Mt Vernon plantation, to being freed and settling on the land now known as Gum Springs Community. He tells his story as a 70 year old man on the eve of the Civil War wondering how the small free black community will survive. This one-man show is written and brilliantly performed by Gum Springs resident Pearson Parker.

Sponsored by the Gum Springs Historical Society, Gum Springs Museum.

For tickets call 703-799-1198. Suggested donation $30.

Alexandria Cars & Coffee @ Hollin Hall Shopping Center
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday between 8:30 and 11 AM at Hollin Hall Shopping Center. We look forward to seeing you and your car no matter what you drive or the condition of your car. As long as you think it’s cool, we will, too!

Board of Supervisors Chairman race forum @ Bethlehem Baptist Church
May 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Hear the four candidates: Tim Chapman, Ryan McElveen, Jeff McKay, and Alicia Plerhoples, plus 20+ VA Delegates & Senators and candidates for the Board of Supervisors.

VOICE will challenge the candidates to respond to its vision of One Fairfax and explain how, if elected, they would work with VOICE in a bold partnership.

Lee District Supervisor Candidates Forum @ Kingstowne Library
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kingstowne Lake Improvement Association is hosting a Lee District Supervisor Candidate’s Forum to discuss balancing development while preserving our natural spaces.

The condition of Kingstowne Lake and the surrounding path has been deteriorating for years due to delayed maintenance and critically needed upgrades. The current developer, Halle Enterprises, would like to build an additional 1,000 new residential units in the immediate area of the lake.

Date: Monday, May 20

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center Dr, Alexandria, VA 22316

All current candidates for the Lee District Supervisor will be attending. Find out where candidates stand on how best to improve and preserve the Kingstowne Lake and other area green spaces.

McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Master Gardener Plant Clinic on site to answer questions about plants in your landscape.

Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations Meeting @ Mount Vernon Governmental Center
May 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Regular monthly meeting.

DMV 2 Go @ Sherwood Regional Library
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

DMV2GO provides all DMV transactions including vital records and testing. The hours of operation at the Sherwood Regional Library are from 10 am to 4 pm. The mobile van will be parked in the parking lot at this location.

FCPD Car Seat Safety and Install @ Mount Vernon District Station
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Installing car seats for babies and children can be difficult, but we all want our children to travel safely. That’s why district stations across the county host free Car Seat Safety and Install events throughout the year! You will learn how you can ensure your car seat is properly installed to keep your child as safe as possible.

In preparation for your appointment, you should install the seat in your vehicle using the instructions that came with the car seat. Trained officers will review the car seat instructions and car owner’s manual to be certain that they are being followed as they should. All events are held in the parking lot of that district station.

Mount Vernon District Station schedule:

By appointment only. To reserve a spot, go to the station to get a ticket from the PCAs desk or call the station to schedule.

  • May 4 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
  • May 25 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
  • June 8 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
  • June 22 – 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Sketch Hike-Vernal Pools @ Huntley Meadows Park
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What is that awakening noise we hear in the park this time of year? It’s our lively vernal pools filled with frog and salamander larva and adults. Learn all about Huntley Meadows’ vernal pool habitats and visit a vernal pool to draw its inhabitants. Drawing materials are included in the cost, courtesy of the Running Brook Fund.

The program at Huntley Meadows Park runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $15 per person. Meet at the South Kings Hwy entrance. For more information, call 703-768-2525.