To submit an event, email advertising@coveringthecorridor.com. There is a $5 fee for events that charge admission.

May
23
Thu
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.

May
25
Sat
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.

Storytime on the Hill @ Historic Huntley
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Put a new twist into your children’s storytime by visiting an old-fashioned locale. Come to “Storytime on the Hill” at Historic Huntley on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Bundle the kids up in their jammies and bring some blankets to get cozy. Snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago, the way Huntley’s Mason family may have once done. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view from Historic Huntley, too. This program for children age 2 to 12 runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

May
26
Sun
Birding for Beginners @ Huntley Meadows Park
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Interested in birding? We can get you started. Come to Huntley Meadows Park and learn about the park’s birds. Gain some basic identification skills. The program runs from 8 to 11 a.m. and begins with an indoor discussion. The cost is $10 per person. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-768-2525.

Take a Step Back 400 Years @ Huntley Meadows Park
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How did the Powhatan Native Americans use the plants and animals you see every day for their medicine, groceries, clothing and fun?

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in a way of life from 400 years ago at the “Corn Grinding & Clay Pottery” program at Huntley Meadows Park. Come to the park on Sunday, May 26, 2019, and grind corn, make a clay pot, master corn darts and go on a guided tour to see the park from the perspective of a Virginia Indian.

This program is for participants age four to adult. It runs from 2 to 4 p.m., and the cost is $12 per person.

May
28
Tue
DMV Connect @ Hollin Hall Senior Center
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

DMV Connect provides all DMV transactions except vital records and testing. The hours of operation at the Hollin Hall Senior Center are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sherwood Regional Library in the Conference Room.

Meet the Lee District Supervisor Candidates @ South County Government Center
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet the four candidates for Lee Supervisor: Kelly Hebron, Larysa Kautz, Rodney Lusk, and James Migliaccio. Candidates will give introductory remarks and then rotate among four groups of attendees to address questions. One group will be for Spanish speakers with translation. Topics will be drawn from the results of the Community Conversations event.

May
29
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jun
1
Sat
Stuff the Bus for United Community @ Safeway at Hollin Hall
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break! Too many families and children continue to go hungry in our community. You can help!

​Join your neighbors at the special Summer 2019 Stuff The Bus Food Drive to stock United Community’s food pantry:

Date: Sat., June 1, 2019
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Safeway at Hollin Hall (7900 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria VA 22309)

We especially need canned tuna/meats, low-sugar cereal, low-sodium canned items, pasta — and other heart-healthy food items such as whole grains, nuts, and healthy proteins. Cash/check donations much appreciated too!

This special food drive is hosted by Fairfax County Government, Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3), Safeway store management, and MV Transportation (Fastran buses).