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BC: Arts and Humanities Council of Falls Church

  1. Arts and Humanities Council Meeting

    October 18, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Falls Church Arts

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BC: Board of Equalization

  1. Board of Equalization

    October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Teen Center

    Regular meeting of the Board.

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BC: Environmental Sustainability Council

  1. Environmental Sustainability Council

    October 18, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Library

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BC: Historic Architectural Review Board

  1. Historic Architectural Review Board

    October 25, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Center, Community Room

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BC: Historical Commission

  1. Historical Commission

    October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room

    Temporary Meeting Location until City Hall reopens

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BC: Human Services Advisory Council

  1. Human Services Advisory Council Meeting

    October 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gage House

    Monthly Meeting

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City Council Meetings

  1. Regular City Council Meeting

    October 22, 2018, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Senior Center @ Community Center

    The City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month, with the exception of August and December when only one meeting is held. The public is welcome to address the City Council on any topic during the public comment period.

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  2. City Council Government Operations Committee

    October 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Dogwood Room @ Relocated City Hall

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  3. Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    October 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Temporary City Hall

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  4. City Council Economic Development Committee

    October 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Temporary City Hall > Dogwood Room

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  5. City Council and School Board Campus Coordinating Committee

    October 26, 2018, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ School Board Conference Room

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  6. Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    October 31, 2018, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Temporary City Hall

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Citywide Notices

  1. Leaf Collection (South of Broad St.)

    October 22, 2018 - November 2, 2018 @ Residential areas South of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas South of Broad Street between October 22 - November 2. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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Community Meetings, Forums & Open Houses

  1. Town Hall: West Falls Church Project and High School Campus Project

    October 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center

    The City Manager and other officials will make a presentation and answer questions on the high school campus project and the West Falls Church Economic Development project.

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Events

  1. Donation Drive for Pine Ridge Reservation, SD

    October 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018 @ Community Center and Mary Riley Styles Public Library

    In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day in the City, the Community Center and Library are hosting a donation drive to benefit the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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  2. Farmers Market

    October 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    The award-winning, year-round market is filled with fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, music, and so much more!

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  3. Fit at the Farmers Market: Free Fitness Class

    October 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Farmers Market at City Hall

    This week's class by WERQ: Cardio dance class with pop and hip-hop for all levels.

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  4. Halloween Literary Evening

    October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Farmhouse

    Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for their annual Halloween Literary Evening. This year’s theme is “The Play’s the Thing…”

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  5. Farmers Market

    October 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    The award-winning, year-round market is filled with fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, music, and so much more!

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  6. Fit at the Farmers Market: Free Fitness Class

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Farmers Market at City Hall

    This week's class by Dancing Mind: Physical power flow class, Baptiste Power Yoga style. Intentionally challenging and fun. Bring your own mat; limited mats available.

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  7. Halloween Carnival

    October 27, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Center

    Infants through sixth graders are invited to enjoy carnival games, a moon bounce, crafts, a haunted house, candy, and a live creepy creature show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature.

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  8. Sunset Cinema: Coco

    October 27, 2018, 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM @ Cherry Hill Park

    Join the City's Recreation and Parks Department for an outdoor screening of Coco (2017, PG) as part of the annual Sunset Cinema series. This is the rain date.

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  9. Chocolate and Tea

    October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Farmhouse

    Enjoy a special tea celebrating national chocolate day at Cherry Hill Farmhouse!

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Library

  1. Preschool Storytime

    October 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  2. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    October 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  3. Teen Advisory Board

    October 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    For volunteers in Grades 7-12, the Teen Advisory Board meets monthly during the school year to give teens a voice in the library. Teens who participate in TAB earn volunteer hours. Registration required.

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  4. High School Book Club

    October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    October Book: Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson Book Club for teens in grades 9-12. Limited copies of the book are available to borrow from the Youth Services Desk. Registration Required.

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  5. Lorenzo the Great! at the Library

    October 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Magical fun for the whole family! Recommended for ages 5 and up. No registration required.

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  6. DIY Bath and Body Workshop

    October 20, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Conference Room

    Free adult program. In this workshop, participants will create their own scented lotion, foot soak, soap, and more to take home and enjoy. Registration required. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 703-248-5035 (TTY 711) to reserve a spot.

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  7. Preschool Storytime

    October 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  8. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    October 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  9. ESL Conversation Group

    October 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  10. Preschool Storytime

    October 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  11. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    October 23, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  12. Great Books Discussion

    October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    "The Tragedy of the Commons" by Garrett Hardin

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  13. Touch a Truck at the Library: Falls Church Fire & EMS

    October 24, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

    Vehicles and firefighters from the Falls Church City Police Department will visit the library! All vehicles will be located in the library parking lot which will be closed to the public for the afternoon. Drop-in. Please visit the Youth Services Department, or call 703-248-5034 for more information.

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  14. Author Talk: Jabeen Akhtar

    October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    Jabeen Akhtar is the author of the novel "Welcome to Americastan," a finalist in the 15th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards, and is a frequent contributor to the LA Review of Books. In 2018, she was featured in PEN America's The M Word Stories. Come listen to her discuss her writing and the theme of her recent work, which focuses on the myth of the exceptional immigrant.

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  15. Preschool Storytime

    October 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  16. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    October 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  17. 1-on-1 Computer & Internet Tutoring

    October 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

    Get general personalized assistance to learn how to use the library's downloadable collections (ebooks, digital magazines, music), customize your email, more efficiently search the web, or better familiarize yourself with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Registration required. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 703-248-5035 (TTY 711) for more info or to make an appointment.

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  18. Book Sale!

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Conference Room

    A large number of quality books and other materials for both children and adults, at rock-bottom prices! Proceeds from the sale go directly to the library and help pay for programs and materials. The sale usually (but not always!) falls on the last weekend of the month.

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  19. Trick or Treat at the Library

    October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Visit different locations in the library to Trick or Treat for Halloween treats. Best for ages 3 and up. Drop-in.

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  20. Book Sale!

    October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Conference Room

    A large number of quality books and other materials for both children and adults, at rock-bottom prices! Proceeds from the sale go directly to the library and help pay for programs and materials. The sale usually (but not always!) falls on the last weekend of the month.

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  21. Preschool Storytime

    October 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  22. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    October 29, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  23. ESL Conversation Group

    October 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  24. Preschool Storytime

    October 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  25. Senior Book Discussion

    October 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Conference Room

    "Stay with Me" by Ayobami Adebayo

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  26. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    October 30, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  27. College Admission Essay Workshop with Winning Essays

    October 30, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    Join us for a College Writing Seminar to learn how to write winning essays and get into the college of your dreams! This seminar will be led by Minha Kauser, Chief Editor at Winning Essays - http://winningessays.org/ Registration required. Grades 11-12, Parents welcome! limit 25 per session. To register, call or visit the Mary Riley Styles Youth Services Desk on or after September 24.

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  28. Early Release Wednesday: Harry Potter Party

    October 31, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Conference Room

    The Children’s Room at MRSPL will be turning into Hogwarts for a day of magical fun! For Grades 3-5, registration required. To register, please visit the Youth Services Desk or call 703-248-5034. We will provide Harry Potter activities for younger children in the main Children's Room during the program.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Neighborhood Tree Planting

    October 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cedar Lane Open Space (next door to 604 Fulton Avenue)

    Join your friends and neighbors to plant new street trees throughout the city. Trees cool and clean the air, absorb storm water, and keep the City of Falls Church beautiful. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather; bring gloves and shovels, if you have them.

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  2. Habitat Restoration: Issac Crossman Park

    October 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Crossman Park

    Join the City of Falls Church Habitat Restoration Team in restoring the local ecosystem in Issac Crossman Park. They'll be planting natives that benefit our local birds and butterflies.

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  3. Habitat Restoration: Cherry Hill Park

    October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Park

    Join the City of Falls Church Habitat Restoration Team in restoring the local ecosystem in Cherry Hill Park. They'll be planting natives that benefit our local birds and butterflies and removing invasive species.

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