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Nov
23
Sat
Community Meeting: Fairfax Connector Franconia-Springfield Bus Service Review @ Kingstowne Community Center
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a second round of community input meetings and engagement opportunities to encourage public input on alternatives developed to provide enhanced Fairfax Connector bus service in the Franconia and Springfield areas. The service alternatives were developed based on the first round of public input received through community engagement, stakeholder engagement and technical analysis.

After this round of public engagement, FCDOT staff will develop a preferred service plan based on public input received and further technical analysis to provide better access to destinations, improved travel times, increased schedule reliability and more dependable service. The community will have an opportunity to review and comment on the preferred service plan in Spring 2020.

Dutch Oven Brunch at Historic Huntley @ Historic Huntley
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Treat your taste buds to a history lesson at Historic Huntley on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Gather around the campfire for a “Dutch Oven Brunch.”

Enjoy corn pancakes and freshly made butter as you learn about the history of Thanksgiving foodways. Discover why Thanksgiving might not have been celebrated by the Mason family that once called Huntley home.

This program is designed for participants age six to adult.

Nov
27
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Dec
3
Tue
George Washington Memorial Parkway safety meeting hosted by National Park Service @ Walt Whitman Middle School
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the National Park Service will host a meeting to discuss George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) visitors’ recommendations about how to improve safety at key intersections between the City of Alexandria and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This is the next step in the National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration’s ongoing work to improve this section of the GWMP, and it is the first time the NPS will share this information with the public.

The NPS wants additional public input on which options we should pursue. The options include new efforts to:

  • Educate parkway visitors about safe travel through the parkway’s historic landscape by hosting educational events.
  • Enforce speed limits and address distracted driving through focused policing.
  • Engineer improvements including new traffic patterns and additional lighting.

The recommendations NPS will present directly reflect input from the public, transportation stakeholders, community associations and elected officials.

All of the solutions NPS presents will both make the road safer and protect the parkway’s historic character. Some could be implemented with existing funds and others would require NPS to allocate funds to support the work. You can learn more about the study and see a map at go.nps.gov/GWMPSafety.

The NPS wants to know what the public thinks about these alternatives open house or submitting written comments online or by mail.

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

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

Community Meeting: Huntley Meadows Trail Alternative @ Gerry Hyland Government Center
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fairfax County Department of Transportation staff will give a short presentation with background information on currently planned trails in the area, why two trails were removed from comp plan guidance, and why and where new connections are needed. After Q&A, attendees will get a chance to draw potential alignments of new trail connections on area maps. The maps will show public ROW and gray out all areas that are off limits for new trails, such as Fort Belvoir and Huntley Meadows Park.

Dec
5
Thu
Mount Vernon District Holiday Open House @ Mount Vernon Governmental Center
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join Supervisor Storck, his staff and members of the Mount Vernon District Boards Authorities and Commissions for a Holiday Open House. Please consider bringing a new or gently used coat or blanket for the Syrian Coat/Blanket Drive. Enjoy an evening of refreshments, get to know our staff and tour your district office. RSVP mtvernon@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Dec
7
Sat
Child car safety seat inspections @ Mount Vernon District Police Station
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

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.

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.

Dec
9
Mon
Community Meeting on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail @ Mount Vernon Governmental Center
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a community meeting on the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. The meeting will include an Open House with display boards at 6:30 p.m., formal presentation at 7:30 p.m., and time for questions and answers.

Dec
11
Wed
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market @ Sherwood Regional Library
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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