Mason District News

Green Spring Gardens Features 30th Annual Begonia Show and Sale
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 25 (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and Sunday, August 26 (12:30 – 3:30 p.m.) and enjoy Green Spring Gardens’ annual Begonia Show and Sale, sponsored by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society.  Expand your plant palette with splashes of color and shape for your home or greenhouse.  The sale offers a wide variety of begonias, including subtropical species.  Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria.  For more information, call 703-642-5173, or visit the Web site at

Farmers Market at Mason District Park
The Farmers Market is held every Thursday morning, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike in Annandale.  The market is held rain or shine, May until early November.  For a complete schedule of Farmers Markets in Fairfax County Park Authority, visit

Spotlight by Starlight Serenades Summer Comes to a Close
Bring your friends and enjoy free concerts through the month of August.  At Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike in Annandale, enjoy live musical performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.  Children’s shows are featured at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings.  At Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive in Annandale, cultural heritage nights are featured on Saturdays, August 4, 11, and 25, and West African music on August 21.  All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.  For a complete performance schedule, visit the Web site at  Admission is free, and parking is on-site.  Concerts are cancelled in the event of inclement weather.  Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to performance for updates.