Events schedueled for NVRPA



Community Yard Sale at Occoquan Regional Park

08/08/2015 09:00 AM to 08/08/2015 05:00 PM
Cost: $25 per space
Each individual will receive a ten by ten foot space to display their sale items. Register at www.NOVAParks.com For more information about this event please contact park manager, John Houser, 703-690-2121

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SUMMER CONCERT: Project Natale - Jazz

08/08/2015 07:00 PM to 08/08/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: a requested donation of $5 per person
Musical performances by local groups are held at our open air stage area on selected Saturday evenings during the summer. There is no admission fee, but donations of $5+ per person are requested to help fund our concert series. Picnic suppers are welcome (no alcohol, please). No reservations required

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Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org


Native Coreopsis, Echinacea, Rudbeckia

08/08/2015 10:00 AM to 08/08/2015 11:00 AM
Cost: Garden admission applies ($2.50-$5).
Reservation Required: Yes
Three great native flowers - Coreopsis, Echinacea, Rudbeckia are the centerpieces of this garden tour led by Horticulturist Carol Miranda. Plant list provided. Meet in the Visitor Center at 10:00 for a one hour tour. Reservations suggested: 703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org.

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Free SUP Lesson

08/15/2015 11:30 AM to 08/15/2015 01:30 PM
Cost: FREE Instruction, Boat Rental Required
Come out to learn the basics of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Free instruction from our park naturalist to get you comfortable on the water and prepared to go out on your own. For more information please call the park at 703.339.6104. Guests will check-in at the boat rental facility where they will meet the paddle instructor. Life jackets will be fitted and participants will be equipped with their boat and paddle.

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Jashn-E-Azadi Bhangra Expo

08/16/2015 12:00 PM to 08/16/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: Free
This event is an expo and a carnival where people will come for shopping and entertainment. Singers and artists will perform to entertain the audience. Activities will include singing, dancing, shopping, moon bounce, and entertainment for children and all age groups.

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Specimen Plants For Your Garden-Summer

08/16/2015 11:00 AM to 08/16/2015
What makes a great specimen plant---its appearance, origin, culture or culture life cycle? Join Meadowlark Manager Keith Tomlinson on a walk to learn about many of these plants that you can grow in your own garden. Participants should come prepared to walk a mile. There is no program fee, but regular Garden admission applies ($2.50-$5.00). Reservations are not required. Questions? Please call 703-255-3631.

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SUMMER CONCERT: The New Mountain Fever Band- Bluegrass

08/22/2015 07:00 PM to 08/22/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: a requested donation of $5 per person
Musical performances by local groups are held at our open air stage area on selected Saturday evenings during the summer. There is no admission fee, but donations of $5+ per person are requested to help fund our concert series. Picnic suppers are welcome (no alcohol, please). No reservations required

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Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org


1820s America: The Era of Good Feelings

08/29/2015 10:00 AM to 08/29/2015 03:00 PM
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted
Join members of the Historical Interpretation Branch of the W.S. Hancock Society as they portray a tavern keeper, tobacconist, surveyor, and other residents and businessmen of the village of Aldie, on site at Aldie Mill Historic Park. The miller also will be on hand to operate the mill on both days, and a good friend of mill owner Charles Fenton Mercer will share stories of his friend and colleague. Visitors will learn how the village of Aldie was becoming a center for commerce in this time period, will meet the people of the past, and will discover how they lived and worked in and around the village. The Era of Good Feelings marked a period in the political history of the United States that reflected a sense of national unity among Americans. It started in 1815 in the mood of victory that swept the nation at the end of the War of 1812. Excitement replaced the bitter political divisions between political parties, the North and South, and the East coast cities and settlers on the western frontier. The era is closely associated with the President at that time, James Monroe, a neighbor and friend of the Aldie Mill’s owner, Charles Fenton Mercer. Tracy Gillespie, Site Manager,703-327-9777, tgillespie@nvrpa.org Aldie Mill Historic Park is located at 39401 John Mosby Highway, Aldie VA 20105

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Tracy Gillespie, Site Manager,703-327-9777, tgillespie@nvrpa.org Aldie Mill Historic Park is located at 39401 John Mosby Highway, Aldie VA 20105



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Pakistan Festival USA

08/30/2015 02:00 PM to 08/30/2015 10:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
General showcase of Pakistani culture, food and music.

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SUMMER CONCERT: Second Wind - Southern Rock

09/12/2015 07:00 PM to 09/12/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: a requested donation of $5 per person
Musical performances by local groups are held at our open air stage area on selected Saturday evenings during the summer. There is no admission fee, but donations of $5+ per person are requested to help fund our concert series. Picnic suppers are welcome (no alcohol, please). No reservations required

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Potomac Overlook Regional Park 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org


5th Annual Spirited History: A Tasting of Whiskeys & History

09/12/2015 07:00 PM to 09/12/2015 10:00 PM
Cost: $105 per person
Join us for a unique & intimate evening with old friends and new as we taste extraordinary whiskeys paired with delectable food, all in the historic 19th century Aldie Mill. Our meal for the evening will be a multi-course affair, pairing special foods with each of the whiskeys, and prepared by Great Blue Heron Catering. Courses will include cheeses, appetizer, salad, main course, & dessert. For those who choose, you may end the evening with a cigar to accompany your final dram. This event will be made even more special with the addition of a tour and grinding demonstration of Aldie Mill by award-wining miller Mike Devine. Loudoun County’s own Catoctin Creek Distillery owner Scott Harris will provide commentary on each of the whiskeys, and local historian Rich Gillespie will share stories throughout the evening of the area around the village of Aldie and Loudoun County.

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Wounded Warriors Benefit Car Show

09/13/2015 09:00 AM to 09/13/2015 03:00 PM
Cost: $3.00 a person
Over 200 cars will be on display with 50 awards, dash plaques to the first 125 registrants. Door prizes, games, raffle, t-shirts, live music, food and more! Vendors welcome! Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Program. For more information please visit www.princewilliamcruisers.com or contact Steve Shifflet, 703-971-8455.

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Fall Color Tour

10/17/2015 02:00 PM to 10/17/2015 04:30 PM
Cost: $30.00 with boat rental and equipment
Reservation Required: Yes
Join us for a tour on the marsh of Pohick Bay while we experience nature as the seasons are changing. No experience necessary! Guided tours range from 2.5-3 hours discussing the wonderful nature, aquatic vegetation, native animals and beautiful scenery found on the Bay. For more information please call the park at 703.339.6104. Registered guests will meet at the boat rental facility 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Life jackets will be fitted and participants will be equipped with their boat and paddle prior to the tour.

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Blood and Guts Run

10/24/2015 09:00 AM to 10/24/2015 02:00 PM
Cost: $25-49 entry fee
The Blood and Guts Run is an all ages 5k fun run. There are 15+ obstacles and hundreds of blood squirting zombies that will be attempting to infect you with blood filled water guns.

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Fall Color Tour

10/24/2015 02:00 PM to 10/24/2015 04:30 PM
Cost: $30.00 with boat rental and equipment
Reservation Required: Yes
Join us for a tour on the marsh of Pohick Bay while we experience nature as the seasons are changing. No experience necessary! Guided tours range from 2.5-3 hours discussing the wonderful nature, aquatic vegetation, native animals and beautiful scenery found on the Bay. For more information please call the park at 703.339.6104. Registered guests will meet at the boat rental facility 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Life jackets will be fitted and participants will be equipped with their boat and paddle prior to the tour.

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Illumination

10/24/2015 07:00 PM to 10/24/2015 08:30 PM
Join us at the battlefield at night for a solemn walk to the National Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff. More than 250 luminaries will light the path along the walk; and a rendition of taps and various poems and narrations about the battle will create a memorable evening. For more information on this free event or to sign up, please email John Lewis at jlewis@nvrpa.org or call 703-779-9372.

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