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Fungus at Walker Nature Center is picture in Reston (Photo by Marjorie Copson).

Early Voting Sites Open Today — “Fairfax County will open an additional 13 early voting sites starting Thursday, Oct. 27. In total, there will be 16 voting locations available across the county until the last day to vote early on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Early voting began last month starting with three sites open.” [Fairfax County Government]

COVID-19 Vaccine Centers Scale Back Hours — “With COVID-19 vaccines now widely available at pharmacies, urgent care centers and medical providers throughout the community, clinics located at the Government Center and Hyland South County Center are scheduled to scale back their hours of operation. Starting the week of Nov. 7, both vaccination sites will be open for three days each week.” [Fairfax County Government]

Drug Take Back Day Returns — Residents are encouraged to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications at the county’s annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several drop-off locations are available throughout the county. [Fairfax County Government]

Survey to Help Develop Park Planning Strategy — “The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is developing a Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Access Strategy known as PROSA. The PROSA Strategy will provide a framework for equitable access to the park system and will be completed in 2023. Park officials believe the new plan will provide a pathway toward improved park access and a balance of recreational experiences.” [Fairfax County Government]

Company Sells Reston HQ for New Home — “Future Business Leaders of America is leaving its home of 30 years. The organization has sold its former 10,000-square-foot headquarters at 1912 Association Drive in Reston for $4.125 million, and is moving to a lease of an undisclosed size in nearby RTC West.” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Thursday — Clear throughout the day. High of 61 and low of 52. Sunrise at 7:32 am and sunset at 6:15 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.

Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.

Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.

Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.

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The Capitol Bones present A Christmas Brass Spectacular

The Capitol Bones Christmas Brass Spectacular will take place Monday 19 December at The Carlyle Room in Washington DC at 7:00pm. Tickets are now available at INSANTSEATS.
Dinner seatings are at 6:00,6:30 and 7:00pm. This year we will expand the

Ravel Dance Company presents the Nutcracker Ballet

The Ravel Dance Company will present this holiday tradition for the 2nd year at the gorgeous Capital One Hall main stage. It is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. Follow Clara through her journey to the Pine forest,

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