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Saturday, September 30
September 30 9:00am - 12:00pm

FREE Paper Shredding & Food Pantry Collection

Burke Presbyterian Church

5690 Oak Leather Dr

Burke, Virginia 22015 Map

Event Info

Dispose of Documents Securely in an Environmentally Responsible Way!

Gather your paperwork in boxes or bags (no plastics please). Limit your papers to what can fit in one passenger vehicle. Documents go straight from you into the secure mobile shredding unit provided by Patriot Shredding.

Support Our Neighbors in Need! Shredding is FREE, however, a donation of non-perishable staples to restock badly needed items in the ECHO food pantry would be appreciated. Most needed food items include bags of dried beans, rice, boxed pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, cereal, canned

fruit, juice pouches, cooking oil, coffee and tea. For a complete list go to: ECHO: Ecumenical Community Helping Others. An ALL volunteer charity helping neighbors in need.

September 30 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Virginia Spirits Expo

Old Town Square

10415 North Street

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Event Info

Join us for an amazing day sampling Virginia’s BEST Spirits and custom cocktails! PLUS, live music, great food & more!

This event will be the LARGEST single day collection of Virginia Distilleries that has ever assembled in NOVA!

Visit with, learn about, and sample from dozens of Award Winning Virginia Distilleries! All-Access Sampling is INCLUDED in your ticket!

Every Distillery will have bottles available for purchase on site. Many of these bottles are typically only available at the distillery and cannot be found in ABC stores! Custom signature cocktails will also be available for purchase.

MORE THAN 150 Virginia Crafted Spirits!
Bourbon, Whiskey, & Rye
Clear, Aged, Spiced & Flavored Rum
Dry, Old Tom, Aged, & Flavored Gin
Distilled and Flavored Moonshine
Distilled, Infused, and Flavored Vodka
Cordials, Custom Cocktails, and More!

As a part of Virginia Spirits Month: Many of the bottles available for sale will be 20% off!
Virginia Spirits Expo: Fairfax City
Saturday, September 30th
VIP Hour-Early Access at11am
General Admission opens at 12pm
Fairfax City Old Town Square
10415 North Street
Fairfax, VA

September 30 8:30am - 1:00pm

Community Yard Sale

Reston Association Parking Lot

12005 Sunrise Valley Dr

Reston, Virginia 20191 Map

September 30 9:00am - 3:00pm

Fairfax Funky Flea

Fairfax City Hall parking lot

10455 Armstrong St.

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

September 30 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Alloy Project

Signature Building

11850 Freedom Dr.

Reston, Virginia 20190 Map

Sunday, October 1
October 1 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Northern Virginia EV Showcase – Electrify Your Ride

George Mason University Fairfax campus lot L

Corner of Roanoke River Lane and Po River Lane

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Event Info

The event will be located at the main campus of George Mason University with ample parking. George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus is accessible via Metro Bus and Cue Bus (Fairfax City bus) and is also located near the Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Metro stop. There is free parking at the event. A permit is not needed.

Why make the switch to an EV?

Other than the fact that electric vehicles are fun to drive, here are other reasons to make your next car electric: typically, EVs cost less to power than gas cars, the maintenance costs are lower, and there is a federal tax credit for certain vehicles and chargers, making the total cost of ownership of many models favorable to gas engine cars. Fossil fuel-driven cars and trucks account for more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing CO2 pollution will secure a safer, cleaner planet for ourselves and for our children. In Virginia, electric vehicles using the grid create less than half the CO2 pollution of gas-powered cars. As electricity generation migrates to non-carbon energy sources, the EV’s indirect CO2 emissions will decrease significantly, eventually getting to carbon-free.

October 1 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Vienna CROP Hunger Walk

Emmaus United Church of Christ

900 Maple Avenue East, Vienna VA

Vienna, Virginia 22180 Map

Wednesday, October 4
Saturday, October 7
October 7 12:00pm - 1:00pm

First Baby? Find Your New Mom Tribe!

Online event (see link)

Event Info

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or you just had your first baby, we want to meet YOU! All those feelings you’re having are NORMAL and it’s not just you. Please don’t isolate yourself – that’s quicksand.

Mamistad groups are comprised of moms due within 3-4 months of each other so they are able to share the ups and downs of the first pregnancy and new motherhood journey. Relating is EVERYTHING!

MAMA TIP: If you’re still pregnant, please don’t put off finding your group until your baby arrives. You will be so glad you did! 🙂

Join us for a FREE introductory meeting to learn how easy it is to find your own New Mama Tribe! We have a Saturday meeting at noon on MOST Saturdays.

We’re expecting you. 🙂



October 7 10:00am - 12:00pm

Reston Baby Expo

Reston Community Center Lake Anne

1609-A Washington Plaza

Reston, VA 20190, Virginia 20190 Map

October 7 10:30am - 12:15pm

Historic House tours

Sunrise at Silas Burke House

9619 Burke Lake Road

Burke, Virginia 22015 Map

October 7 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Virginia Opera: Siegfried

Center for the Arts at George Mason University

4373 Mason Pond Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Sunday, October 8
October 8 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Pinktoberfest 2023

Mara Hair and Mode Studio

4011 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

October 8 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Virginia Opera: Siegfried

Center for the Arts at George Mason University

4373 Mason Pond Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Monday, October 9
October 9 9:00am - 4:30pm

Play in a Day

Herndon Community Center

814 Ferndale Avenue

Herndon, Virginia 20170 Map

October 9 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fall Family Crafternoon

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods

2310 Colts Neck Road

Reston, Virginia 20190 Map

Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 11
Saturday, October 14
October 14 9:00am - 9:00pm

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel Presents Metaphest, October 14-15, 2023

Arlington Metaphysical Chapel

5618 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, Virginia 22205 Map

Event Info

Workshops on: ~ Meditation ~ Intro to Tarot: The Aces and Major Arcana

~ Ageless Aging ~ Past Life Regression ~ Animal Communication and Healing

~ Psychometry ~ Spiritual Healing ~ Self Soul Love ~ Consciously Clearing Clutter ~ Awareness/Mindfulness/Consciousness. Private Readings by appointment only. Check out our website for more information!

October 14 11:30am - 3:00pm


South County High School

8501 Silverbrook Rd

Lorton, Virginia 22079 Map

Event Info

We invite you to join us at STEAMOLOGY’s annual FREE STEM Fest for elementary and middle school students, taking place on Saturday, October 14th at South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.

STEM Fest is an exciting and educational event for K- 8 students centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for elementary and middle school students. This event offers students the chance to immerse themselves in hands-on STEM activities infused with artistic creativity.

This year, we are also placing a strong emphasis on workforce development for high school and college students. To achieve this, we have formed partnerships with AMTRAK and Enterprise e-Support, Inc. These collaborations enable us to share insights into emerging technologies and career opportunities, contributing to the growth of a more robust STEM community in our district.

We are actively looking for volunteers to assist us in organizing and running this event. This presents a fantastic opportunity to accumulate community service hours while also networking with community leaders and businesses. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up.

Learn more about STEM FEST and its activities at our website:

Please Note: Parent supervision is required.

Thank you to our sponsors Amtrak, Gurdeep Mangat, Associate Broker, Century 21 New Millennium, and Enterprise e-Support Inc!
October 14 10:00am - 12:00pm

Trunk or Treat

Primrose School of Reston

1309 N Village Road

Reston, Virginia 20194 Map

Sunday, October 15
October 15 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Do it Your Way 0.5k

Lake Anne Plaza

11424 Washington Plaza W

Reston, Virginia 20190 Map

Event Info

Join us for the 6th Annual Do it Your Way 0.5k to support the SLHS PTSA Food Pantry! This FUNdraiser is the best 650 steps you’ll take all year! Come ready for warm-up drills, great music with Randy Platz as DJ, celebrity starters, prizes, and the all-important mid-race treats to keep you going! New this year – the inaugural “dog heat!” Bring your pup!

Monday, October 16
Tuesday, October 17
October 17 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Active Bystander: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training

XCAL Shooting Sports and Fitness

44950 Russell Branch Parkway

Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Map

Event Info

The Active Bystander Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Certification course, also known as Active Bystander, is the premier training program to prepare civilians for how to respond during an intentional violent event and to address life-threatening emergencies.

Similar to FEMA’s personal preparedness course, “You are the Help Until Help Arrives,” this dynamic and hands-on class will cover basic strategies and skills to recognize violent activities, respond safely, provide immediate rescue and initiate stabilizing medical care to the injured, and effectively report to 911. The skills students learn are transferable to countless situations involving traumatic injury, including car accidents, household injuries or an active shooter.

Come and learn how to be an active bystander from our nationally recognized TECC experts and be prepared to save lives. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a TECC Active Bystander certificate.

Thursday, October 19
Friday, October 20
October 20 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Malpaso Dance Company

Center for the Arts at George Mason University

4373 Mason Pond Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Saturday, October 21
October 21 10:00am - 5:00pm

Reston Home Tour

Reston, VA


RESTON, Virginia 20190-4305 Map

Event Info

Celebrate Reston’s diverse and inspiring architecture on this self-guided tour of seven stunning properties. The Tour showcases spectacular homes, each transformed by its owners’ style. By capitalizing on Reston’s lush green space, many with lake views, these homes highlight what is uniquely Reston. There is no rain date and tickets are not refundable. All proceeds will benefit the Reston Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tickets can be purchased on Early bird ticket pricing available through Oct. 3

October 21 10:00am - 5:00pm

Reston Home Tours

Reston Museum

Self guided, locations will be sent via email!

RESTON, Virginia 20190 Map

October 21 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Halloween Family Fun Day

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods

2310 Colts Neck Road

Reston, VA 20191, Virginia 20191 Map

October 21 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Climbing For A Cure

Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness Center

10225 Nokesville Road

Manassas, Virginia 20110 Map

Sunday, October 22
October 22 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Mason Space Day

George Mason University, Fairfax Campus

4373 Mason Pond Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Map

Monday, October 23
Friday, October 27
October 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Pumpkin Plunge

Herndon Community Center

814 Ferndale Avenue

Herndon, Virginia 20170 Map

Saturday, October 28
October 28 11:00am - 1:00pm

Celebrate Diwali!

Patrick Henry Library

101 Maple Ave E

Vienna, Virginia 22180 Map

October 28 11:00pm - 4:00pm

Bricks by the Lake

Reston Museum

Self guided, locations will be sent via email!

RESTON, Virginia 20190 Map

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