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The September edition of ResOURces Newsletter is available online at http://1.usa.gov/15Wk71s.
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We’re seeking adult softball teams to compete in our new Moonlight Madness overnight coed tournament. Games will be played at Braddock Park on October 12 and 13. The fee is $285 per team. Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/145y555.
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John McCutcheon, one of the country’s most respected and beloved folksingers, is playing a free one-hour show tonight at Grist Mill Park starting at 7:30 p.m. Have a seat on the grass or bring your own chairs to listen to his melodic hammer dulcimer and other instruments. There is a fun playground for kids nearby. Bring a Frisbee or a soccer ball to play in the wide open fields. Find more concerts here, http://1.usa.gov/MbyQgZ.
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Interested in martial arts? Try the Kendo program at Spring Hill RECenter on Mondays and Saturdays. The head instructor, James Yan, has been teaching people in in the D.C. metro area how to fight with a bamboo sword for over 20 years. Register online at http://1.usa.gov/16NWcnq.
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As the summer winds down and the sun sets earlier, a reminder that the Water Mine closes daily at 7 p.m.   Make a memory with your kids before school starts.  Check out the August schedule and plan your last summer plunge today! http://1.usa.gov/16OHqAT
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Hey, bluegrass fans! The Seldom Scene will play a free, one-hour show at Nottoway Park tomorrow night (8/15) at 7:30 p.m.  http://1.usa.gov/1a4qx6i
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Want to learn how to cook quick, healthy meals using five ingredients or less? Our Chef at Market program will teach you simple recipes your family will eat up. Stop by the Reston Farmers Market tomorrow morning (7/27) at 10:30 a.m. or the Lorton Farmers Market on Sunday (7/28) at 10:30 a.m. for a one-hour live cooking demonstration. Free! http://1.usa.gov/KIfHS1
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The Hidden Pond Nature Center Envirothon Team placed 15th out of 57 teams in its first trip to the National Envirothon competition. Read their story and others in the August edition of ResOURces Newsletter. http://1.usa.gov/1509QHX
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Our senior natural resource specialist, Kristen Sinclair, has been bitten by a northern copperhead, but she still thinks they’re beautiful. Read her post on our blog to learn more about Fairfax County’s only venomous snake. http://bit.ly/1cScqly
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Spring Hill RECenter is seeking a Preschool Program Aide to assist with the Kid’s Play for Preschoolers program and other preschool aged programs. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the pay rate is $11/hour.  The deadline for applications is August 22. Email resume and cover letter to nicole.falceto@fairfaxcounty.gov.  For the complete job description and other non-merit instructor job opportunities with Fairfax County, visit http://1.usa.gov/19vX4CM.
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New! Take a Farm Animal Safari at Frying Pan Farm Park this Saturday (8/17). Safari detectives will play observation games and take a guided tour through the park. This new, one-hour program is offered at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the Country Store on Saturday.  For information, call 703-437-9101.
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This is the official Google+ page for the Fairfax County Park Authority. Follow us for information about classes, camps, events, concerts, fitness, golf, history, nature, and other recreational pursuits in the parks.
 
The Park Authority's mission is to set aside public spaces for and assist citizens in the protection and enhancement of environmental values, diversity of natural habitats and cultural heritage to guarantee that these resources will be available to both present and future generations. Our vision is to create and sustain quality facilities and services which offer citizens opportunities for recreation, improvement of their physical and mental well being, and enhancement of their quality of life.