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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

ARC Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 15+

(15-Adult) This American Red Cross course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended course and the online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a Flash-enabled PC with a high-speed Internet connection. Allow 2 hours 45 minutes to complete the online portion if you are new to First Aid/CPR/AED training or 55 minutes if you have previously received certification. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.


Breakfast for Dinner (6-12 yrs)

(6-12 yrs) Turn your favorite breakfast dishes into the main event as dinner options in this Tiny Chefs class. We will sample dishes from brunch pasta with bacon and eggs to French toast with bananas and blueberries. Your little chef will love tucking into these comforting breakfast choices. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Bridge I (13-Adult)

Designed for beginning players and for students who would like to improve. Stresses bidding and basic defense. This course provides an excellent brush-up for players returning to the game. ~


Bridge II (13-Adult)

Further develop your defensive bridge skills. Designed for students with bridge knowledge. Learn to be offensive on defense. Sessions include a review of basic Standard American Bidding System. ~


Bridge IV (13-Adult)

This course is the back of the Standard Yellow Card, with particular emphasis on bidding hands with two suits in competition.


Brush-Up Bridge (13-Adult)

Not for beginners. Must be playing bridge and want to update your skills. Modern Standard American opening bids and responses are emphasized. After demonstration hands, class shuffles and deals. ~


Business Etiquette (7-12 yrs)

(7-12 yrs) A SheEO, a girl in charge, must be ready and confident in handling her business. Skills covered include manners for meetings, power poses, elevator pitches, and business letter writing. Any supply fee payable at first class.


Chess (6-14 yrs)

Class time is evenly split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Etiquette for Kids/Tweens (6-13 yrs)

In this class offered by Steppin' Out, students learn the power and importance of good manners, the basics of poise, dressing to impress and more. Classes include topics on manners at home and in public, introductions, friendships and table settings. Classes are interactive, and there are opportunities for skills practice. Class includes a snack. Supply fee of $10 payable to instructor at first class.


From Problem to Product by SheEO 8-15

Be a SheEO, a girl in charge, and be a SheRO in your community. A healthy community is built with healthy businesses, products and services. Social entrepreneurs help their community through effective team building, problem solving, community awareness, personal responsibility and ethics. A SheEO has a healthy relationship with money as a necessary business resource. Any supply fee payable at first class.


Genealogy-DNA the Basics (13-Adult)

DNA testing is a powerful tool in genealogical research. Learn what the different DNA tests are and how they can be useful. This basic course illustrates these tests with examples from speaker's experience. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.


Genealogy-Exploring Find my Past Database 16+

Find my Past is a subscription database with many unique records covering the U.S., Canada, British Isles and other countries. The records come from many sources including local and large genealogical societies and libraries. Learn tips and techniques for best search results.


Genealogy-Exploring ScotlandsPeople

ScotlandsPeople is a valuable website for doing Scottish research. This website contains images of vital records, census records and more images that can be found in no other place. Learn hints that can help you use this website.


Genealogy-Family Search Database (Adults)

(Adults) FamilySearch is a free worldwide database that is rapidly growing, adding thousands of records weekly. Some records are only available on this website which includes an extensive wiki that is a very useful source of information. Learn what is and is not available, and how to best use this site.


Genealogy-Getting Started (Adults)

This first course on genealogy is for the beginner and covers what to do to get started, how to organize your results and how to build up your genealogy. Useful websites and other resources are presented.


Genealogy-Scots/Irish Research (Adults)

Learn how to trace your Scots-Irish (Ulster-Scots) ancestors. These ancestors are not a mixture of Scots and Irish, but Scots who lived in Ireland. However, not all of these Scotts are Scots-Irish. Learn who the Scots-Irish are and are not. Lecture covers research via the internet and other research avenues on this highly mobile group.


Genealogy-Scottish Research via Internet (Adults)

(Adults) Learn about websites that can be useful in your research of your Scottish ancestors. These websites contain databases, indexes and images of records as well as valuable background and other information useful to your Scottish research. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.


Junior Chefs (6-9 yrs)

Experiment with a variety of cooking techniques while creating an array of savory and sweet dishes. Additional supply fee payable to the instructor at first class.


Mah Jongg Beginning (13-Adult)

Learn to play American Mah Jongg. The game is explained from the beginning. Learn the tile names, play procedures and game rules from the Mah Jongg League in New York. We provide handouts and you have opportunities to play as you learn. Supply fee of $9 payable to instructor at first class.


Sitter Sessions (9-14 yrs)

Class introduces youngsters to the challenges of babysitting and provides a great foundation for future babysitters.