Events schedueled for NVRPA



Community Garage Sale

07/11/2015 09:00 AM to 07/11/2015 05:00 PM
Cost: $25 per space
Reservation Required: Yes
Each individual will receive a ten by ten foot space to display their sale items. Please register at www.NOVAParks.com For more information on this event please contact park manager, John Houser, at 703-690-2121.

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GoRuck Kill That 5k

07/11/2015 04:00 PM to 07/11/2015 09:00 PM
Cost: $30-$40 registration fee
GoRuck is where you participate with a rucksack on your back. Kill That 5k is an introduction to the sport of rucking.

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Making New Friends: Beneficial Insects In The Garden

07/11/2015 11:30 AM to 07/11/2015
Join Horticulturalist Keely Shaughnessy for a session on the best beneficial insects for the garden or greenhouse. Learn how to develop a regiment of beneficial insects and the conditions needed for optimal efficacy. Participants will receive a list of suppliers along with insect life cycles and release information. This program is free with paid admission to the Gardens ($2.50-$5), and reservations are requested. To register, please contact Meadowlark Botanical Gardens at (703) 255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org.

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DAYLILY SALE, EXHIBITION, AND TOUR

07/11/2015 10:00 AM to 07/11/2015 04:00 PM
Garden guests are invited to view the Northern Virginia Daylily Society’s (NVDS) Exhibition and vote on their favorite more than 60 different colorful blossoms. Winners of the popular vote will be announced at 1:30 p.m. Bare-root daylily plants from Meadowlark’s and club member’s collections will be for sale. NVDS members will be available to demonstrate division techniques and answer questions. For more information, contact Janice Kennedy at 703-534-7729 or jbkennedy@verizon.net. - Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182.

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Contact Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: 703-255-3631 x103 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org. - Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182


EVERLASTING FLOWERS – Preserving Beauty from the Garden

07/11/2015 01:30 PM to 07/11/2015
Cost: $15 Program Fee per participant (includes materials)
Reservation Required: Yes
Horticulturist Keely Shaughnessy will demonstrate two crafts that preserve plants from the garden. With the first craft project, participants will create a lavender wand with dried flower accents. In craft two, learn how to preserve a leaf with a perfect veining structure in a beautiful portrait. This workshop is for both first-time and experienced crafters. The $15 program fee includes all materials and equipment. Reservations are required as space is limited to 10. Please call Meadowlark at 703-255-3631 for more information. Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: 703-255-3631 x103 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org. - Located at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA 22182


Plants in the Urban Forest - A Guided Hike at Potomac Overlook

07/12/2015 01:00 PM to 07/12/2015
Reservation Required: Yes
Join Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Manager Keith Tomlinson on a hike through his old stomping grounds to look at the dynamic life of an urban forest, 70 acres of peaceful woodland, trails, educational gardens, and Nature Center. This guided hike will include areas that reveal the impact of non-native plants and a rarely visited section of the park that seems untouched. Meet at Potomac Overlook Regional Park’s nature center. Reservations are required for this free program: 703-255-3631 or jmaloney@nvrpa.org.

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2845 N. MARCEY ROAD, ARLINGTON


SUMMER CONCERT: Randy Barrett- Cont. Folk

07/18/2015 07:00 PM to 07/18/2015 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


The Powers Of Observation: A Special Program For Budding Naturalists Ages 6 To 10 Years Old (& Their Parents)

07/26/2015 to 07/26/2015
Nature at Meadowlark is full of surprises – some small and some large! Garden Manager Keith Tomlinson will lead this walking tour to observe these surprises around the garden. In this program we will go from microscopic to telescopic in a quest to see creatures throughout the garden. There is no program fee, but regular Garden admission applies ($2.50-$5.00). Reservations are required. Questions? Please call 703-255-3631 X 102

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Volunteer Work Party

08/01/2015 10:00 AM to 08/01/2015 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Spend a morning with park staff and volunteers helping with indoor and outdoor projects in your favorite park! Reservations NOT required — meet at the Nature Center at 10 AM. Please call 703-528-5406 for more details. 2845 N Marcey Road Arlington, VA 22207 703-528-5406 potomac@nvrpa.org

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Fiesta Boliviana

08/01/2015 03:00 PM to 08/01/2015 10:00 PM
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Fiesta Boliviana

08/02/2015 09:00 AM to 08/02/2015 09:00 PM
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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


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


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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