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BC: Arts and Humanities Council of Falls Church

  1. Arts and Humanities Council Meeting

    December 19, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dogwood Room A and B

    The monthly meeting on the Arts and Humanities Council

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BC: Board of Zoning Appeals

  1. Board of Zoning Appeals

    December 12, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Council Chambers/Court Room

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BC: Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation

  1. Citizens' Advisory Committee on Transportation Meeting

    December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dogwood Room A and B

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BC: Environmental Sustainability Council

  1. Environmental Sustainability Council

    December 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Dogwood Room A and B

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BC: Historic Architectural Review Board

  1. Historic Architectural Review Board

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dogwood Room A

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BC: Historical Commission

  1. Historical Commission: Thursday December 12th

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - December 19, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Laurel Room (one floor down) at City Hall - 300 Park Ave, Falls Church VA

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BC: Housing Commission

  1. Housing Commission Meeting

    December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Oak Room

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BC: Human Services Advisory Council

  1. Human Services Advisory Council Meeting

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Oak Room

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BC: Library Board of Trustees

  1. Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ To be determined

    Regular monthly meeting of the MRSPL Board of Trustees.

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BC: Planning Commission

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    December 16, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Council Chambers/Court Room

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BC: Urban Forestry Commission

  1. Urban Forestry Commission Meeting

    December 18, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Dogwood Room A and B

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City Council Meetings

  1. CANCELLED: Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    December 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Oak Room

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  2. CANCELLED: City Council Appointments Committee

    December 11, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Oak Room

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  3. CANCELLED: Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    December 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Oak Room

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  4. City Council Budget and Finance Committee

    December 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Temporary City Hall > Dogwood Room

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  5. City Council Government Operations Committee

    December 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Oak Room

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  6. CANCELLED: Mayor's Agenda Meeting with Staff

    December 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Oak Room

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  7. CANCELLED: City Council Economic Development Committee

    December 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Oak Room

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Citywide Notices

  1. Leaf Collection (South of Broad St.)

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets south of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas south of Broad Street the week of December 9. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  2. Leaf Collection (South of Broad St.)

    December 11, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets south of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas south of Broad Street the week of December 9. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  3. Leaf Collection (South of Broad St.)

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets south of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas south of Broad Street the week of December 9. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  4. City Government Offices and Services Closed (noon - 2PM)

    December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    City government offices and services - including City Hall, the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, and the Community Center - will be closed from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 for the City employees' annual holiday luncheon.

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  5. Leaf Collection (South of Broad St.)

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets south of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas south of Broad Street the week of December 9. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  6. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  7. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 17, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  8. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  9. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  10. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 20, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street the week of December 16. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  11. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 23, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street December 23, 26, and 27. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  12. Government Offices and Services Closed for Holiday (Christmas)

    December 25, 2019, All Day

    Most City government office and services, including the Community Center, will be closed on December 25 in observation of Christmas.

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  13. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street December 23, 26, and 27. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  14. Leaf Collection (North of Broad St.)

    December 27, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Residential streets north of Broad St.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas north of Broad Street December 23, 26, and 27. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants.

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  15. Curbside Collection - Holiday Service Changes (December 25)

    December 28, 2019, All Day

    All curbside collections - including trash, recycling, yard waste, and compost - normally scheduled for Wednesday, December 25 will move to Saturday, December 28 due to the Christmas holiday.

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  16. Leaf Collection (entire City)

    December 30, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ All City residential streets.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas across the City the week of December 30 (except for January 1). Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants. This is the final leaf collection sweep.

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  17. Leaf Collection (entire City)

    December 31, 2019, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ All City residential streets.

    City crews will collect leaves from residential areas across the City the week of December 30 (except for January 1). Residents should rake their leaves to the curb, taking caution to avoid raking them into or on top of gutters, sidewalks, and fire hydrants. This is the final leaf collection sweep.

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Community Meetings, Forums & Open Houses

  1. Town Hall: West Falls Church Project

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Dogwood Room A and B

    Join members of City Boards and Commissions at a special presentation from the West Falls Church Project developer about their Special Exception Site Plan preview

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Events

  1. DMV2Go at City Hall (CANCELLED)

    December 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ City Hall

    Due to mechanical problems, the DMV2Go bus will NOT be at City Hall on Friday, December 13. DMV Connect is at City Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10 and 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All DMV services offered at DMV Connect except vital records and testing.

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  2. Santamobile

    December 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ South of W. Broad Street in the St. James Cemetery and Virginia Forest neighborhoods up to and including Seaton Lane and S. Oak south of the Tripps Run bridge

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  3. Santamobile

    December 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ North of W. Broad Street including Little Falls Street.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  4. Santamobile

    December 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ South of W. Broad Street in the Tyler Gardens neighborhood and Virginia Forest neighborhood south of Seaton Lane; also includes streets north of the Tripps Run bridge (Hillier, S. Oak, Lee, Rees, Chanel).

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  5. Santamobile

    December 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Little Falls neighborhood, and streets east of Washington Street including the Madison Park and Whittier Park neighborhoods.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  6. Santamobile

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Broadmont neighborhood and streets on the north side of Hillwood east of Cherry Street.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  7. Santamobile

    December 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  8. Santamobile

    December 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  9. Santamobile

    December 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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  10. Santamobile

    December 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

    The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

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Library

  1. Preschool Storytime

    December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  2. Senior Book Discussion

    December 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Conference Room

    "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

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  3. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  4. Great Books Discussion

    December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

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  5. Touch a Truck at the Library: Falls Church Police Department

    December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

    Vehicles and officers from the Falls Church City Police Department will visit the library! All vehicles will be located in the library parking lot. Drop-in.

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  6. Preschool Storytime

    December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  7. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  8. CLOSED 12 pm - 2 pm: City Employee Winter Luncheon

    December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

    The library will be closed for two hours in the middle of the day so all staff can attend the City's Employee Winter Luncheon.

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  9. Arm Chair Travel: Scandinavia

    December 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Teen Center

    Meets in the FC Teen Center (223 Little Falls St.). See the world from the comfort of your chair! Join us on the second Friday of each month at 10 am to watch a video about a different part of the world. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the FC Senior Center & MRSPL.

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  10. Dance with Your Baby

    December 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Music and movement playtime designed to get babies and caregivers moving! For ages 0-3, drop-in. For more information, visit the Youth Services Desk or call 703-248-5034.

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  11. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  12. Gingerbread Houses @ the Library

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Conference Room

    Construct and decorate your own graham cracker gingerbread house. Two sessions - 10:00am and 11:00am. For children grades 1-5, registration required. Children must be present at the time they registered for to enter the room; at 5 minutes past we will give spaces to children on the waitlist. Registration opens November 30 by phone or in person.

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  13. DIY Sock Snowmen

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Youth Services Room

    DIY Sock Snowmen - In this workshop, teens will sew, stuff, and embellish a sock to make a fun winter friend! Socks and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12, registration required. Please visit or call the Youth Services Desk at 703-248-5034.

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  14. ESL Conversation Group

    December 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  15. Preschool Storytime

    December 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  16. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 17, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  17. Preschool Storytime

    December 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. All storytimes are followed by playtime with the Early Literacy Center toys.

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  18. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  19. Amateur Writers Group

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Panera Bread (450 W. Broad St.)

    A group for aspiring writers. Share your work, give and receive feedback. All kinds of writing considered. Bring something that you're working on. Usually meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. However, in December the meeting will be one week earlier (December 19) so as not to conflict with the Christmas/New Year's holiday. The group will meet at Panera Bread (450 W. Broad St.).

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  20. Middle School Book Club

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    December Book: Hereville: How Mirka got her Sword by Barry Deutsch. Book Club for grades 6-8. Limited copies of the book are available to borrow from the Youth Services Desk. Registration Required.

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  21. Dance with Your Baby

    December 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Youth Services Room

    Music and movement playtime designed to get babies and caregivers moving! For ages 0-3, drop-in. For more information, visit the Youth Services Desk or call 703-248-5034.

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  22. Playtime with the Early Literary Center Toys

    December 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Youth Services Room

    Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

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  23. ESL Conversation Group

    December 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  24. CLOSE @ NOON: Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2019, All Day @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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  25. CLOSED: Christmas Day

    December 25, 2019, All Day @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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  26. ESL Conversation Group

    December 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Conference Room

    An general conversation group (for adults) learning English. Meets every Monday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. No registration required.

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  27. CLOSE @ 5 pm: New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2019, All Day @ Mary Riley Styles Public Library

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Recreation and Parks

  1. Ice Skating with the Teen Center

    December 11, 2019, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ National Art Gallery (bus leaves from Community Center)

    Ages 10-15 can enjoy an afternoon of ice skating at the National Gallery of Art's Ice Skating Rink.

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  2. Holiday Recycled Craft Operation EarthWatch Event

    December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Art Room

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  3. Midnight Madness

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - December 14, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Teen Center

    Grades 5-8 can hang with friends and play activities in the Community Center from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

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  4. Holiday Farmers Market

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    Enjoy our regular award-winning market - with the produce, meat, dairy, chocolates, flowers, and baked-goods you already love - PLUS wreaths, gifts, and more holiday related goodies!

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  5. Holiday Tea

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Farmhouse

    Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for a special tea celebrating the holidays, complete with mid-19th century period decor and tree.

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  6. Holiday Tea

    December 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Cherry Hill Farmhouse

    Join Cherry Hill Farmhouse for a special tea celebrating the holidays, complete with mid-19th century period decor and tree.

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  7. Holiday Farmers Market

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    Enjoy our regular award-winning market - with the produce, meat, dairy, chocolates, flowers, and baked-goods you already love - PLUS wreaths, gifts, and more holiday related goodies!

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  8. Farmers Market

    December 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    Every Saturday, every week you'll find fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, music, and so much more! The December 28 Farmers Market is last 8:00 a.m. start time until April 2020.

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