Sunday, October 10, 2010

Calendar: Celebrations & Work Days Oct. 16-17

I hope everyone's been enjoying this beautiful weather we've been having. It's a fantastic time of year to get outside, and accordingly there are several outdoor celebrations and work days scheduled for next weekend:

simplest of mysteries
Photo credit: greenhem
The trails you hike on in Rock Creek get a lot of help from volunteers from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. PATC would love for you to join in the fun on Saturday, starting at 8:20 AM from the Nature Center just south of Military Road. Contact Alex Sanders at (703)465-8140 or for more info.

Also on Saturday, Fairfax County parks are having a coordinated Watershed Clean-up Day (9-11:30). There will be workdays at Huntley Meadows, Hidden Oaks, Cub Run RECenter, Frying Pan Farm, Lake Accotink, and others.

When you're done working, you can stop by the World Animal Day celebration at National Geographic (10-3 on Saturday) for geckos, wild music, and other activities.

And, on Sunday (8-3:30), stop by the Potomac Conservancy's Potomac River Jam for music, art, and outdoor activities along the canal.

As always, there are lots more activities on our calendar. What are you looking forward to this weekend?