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Fairfax County July Calendar of Events

Music, book discussions, classes and more coming up.

Travel back to WWII at Sully Historic site July 12 and 13. County photo
Travel back to WWII at Sully Historic site July 12 and 13. County photo

Looking for something fun to do in July in Fairfax County? There's plenty going on. Check out the following activities; information courtesy of Fairfax County:


July 8-29, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - noon. Award winning artist, Anita Bucsay Damron, will teach a beginner mosaic class at Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon.  Learn about this ancient art with a modern twist and create two projects for yourself or to give as gifts. Sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Senior Center Council, Inc., the class is free to center members. Call 703-464-6200.

July, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - noon.  Need to improve your computer skills?Join the Silver Surfers, a free class that includes an introduction to computer components, basic computer language, using Microsoft Word, setting up an email account and researching on the internet.  To register, call the Bailey's Community Center in Falls Church at 703-820-2131.

July 10, 7 p.m.  Author Robert F. Dorr discusses his books "Mission to Tokyo" and "Marine Air" at the Kings Park Library , 9000 Burke Lake Rd, BurkeRegister now. Find more library events.

July 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and July 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Travel back to the World War II era with World War II Living History at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, ChantillySee what life was like for soldiers and civilians throughout the war through reenactments, demonstrations, memories, and music.  House tour included.  Fee is $8/adult, $6/senior or child. Free for veterans/active duty military.  Call 703-437-1794.

July 15, 1-2 p.m. Fairfax County’s Lifetime Leadership Program is an excellent place to begin planning for a creative and meaningful retirement. The program teaches new retirees and those planning retirement how to parlay their leadership skills and expertise into supporting the community.

Register for this information session at 703-752-7555 or email moniek@leadershipfairfax.org. The session takes place at the Leadership Fairfax office, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 100, Vienna.

July 16, 1:30 p.m. A financial manager will present information on the Financial Considerations for Caregiving including long-term care at the Insight Memory Care Center, 28112 Old Lee Hwy., #210, Fairfax. Call 703-204-4664 to RSVP or for information.

July 17, 7p.m.  Participate in the discussion of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. Meet author, M.J. O’Brien, and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a civil rights activist and participant in the famous sit-in.  Books and documentaries will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be served. The event takes place at George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.  Register now! Find more library events.

July 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Listen to the wonderful music of the Mount Vernon Swing Bandconducted by Owen Hammett.  Light refreshments will be provided.  The event takes place at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria and is open to everyone.  Fee is $4.  For more information,   call 703-765-4573.

July 29, 9-11 a.m. Register for August-September classes with the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls at Kings Park Library (rear entrance), 9000 Burke Lake Rd, Burke. Find out more.

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