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

Aug
17
Sat
Walk with a Naturalist @ Huntley Meadows Park
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Take a “Twilight Boardwalk Stroll” at Huntley Meadows Park on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Join a park naturalist for a guided walk along the forested paths to the wetland and experience the park as it transitions from day into night. Watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents.

This program is for participants age six to adult and runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $9 per person.

Aug
18
Sun
Richmond Highway BRT project summer mini-meeting @ Good Shepherd Church
Aug 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

FCDOT is holding a series of informal summer meetings to provide information about the Richmond Highway BRT project. Most of the meetings are targeted to a specific station area, or pair of station areas along the project corridor, but anyone is welcome to attend.Please join us to learn more about the project goals, current efforts, and schedule, and to discuss local plans.

The August 18 is a general discussion in Spanish.

Aug
21
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Aug
28
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sep
4
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sep
8
Sun
Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic @ Mount Vernon Governmental Center
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter holds many low-cost rabies vaccination clinics throughout the year at various locations around Fairfax County.

  • Cost is $15 per pet, cash and check only.
  • Dogs, cats, and ferrets may be vaccinated at the clinic.
  • Dogs must be on leashes; cats and ferrets must be in carriers.
  • All pets will receive a 1-year rabies vaccination. To obtain a 3-year vaccine, please bring your pet’s rabies certificate (not tag) showing the current rabies vaccination expiration date.
  • 2019 county dog licenses will be sold for an additional $10 per license.
Sep
11
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

The Songs of Insects — a Talk and a Walk @ Huntley Meadows Park
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Friends of Dyke Marsh: Please join the Friends of Dyke Marsh on Wednesday evening September 11 at Huntley Meadows Park to hear Will Hershberger, naturalist, award-winning nature photographer and nature sound recordist who will explore the world of singing insects with images and sound recordings. We will learn where to find them; how to identify them by looks and songs; how and why they sing and how we hear their songs. In a departure from our usual practice, we will hear Will’s talk at 7 p.m. and then take an “insect listening” walk led by Will at 8 p.m. We have to limit the number of people on the walk to 20 people; if you wish to go on the 8 p.m. walk, please register in advance by emailing info@fodm.org.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and cosponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

This free, public program open to all at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center, Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria Virginia 22306. FODM will host an informal social gathering at 6:30 p.m. before the event.

If you use a GPS device, be sure to enter the street address, not the park’s name.

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 40-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website: www.fodm.org.

Sep
17
Tue
Richmond Highway BRT information meeting @ Bryant High School
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fairfax County will hold a third Public Information Meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at Bryant High School located at 2709 Popkins Lane in Alexandria. The meeting will feature an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) staff and project consultants will provide updates on the BRT project (including the system design and potential property impacts), discuss next steps, answer questions and take public comments from the community related to the planning and design of the BRT system.

In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106 and 36 CFR, Part 800), information concerning the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places will be provided in the project’s environmental documentation and will be available for comment at this meeting.

Services Available Upon Request

Free transportation is available, per request, from Sacramento Neighborhood Center, South County Government Center, and Hybla Valley Elementary School.

Free on-site childcare is also available for children over the age of 3. Requests are accepted until September 10 by contacting Maria Franco-Nativi at 703-704-6700, TTY 711, or maria.franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Spanish translation will be available at the meeting. If you would benefit from translation to another language, those services can be requested free of charge by contacting FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, by September 10.

Sep
18
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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