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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers after Tysons Corner Center’s Fall Festival on Saturday (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Fairfax County’s Guide to Halloween — “It’s time for scary, silly and all kinds of costumes in all corners of our community. Here are a few things to know about Halloween in Fairfax County,” including where to find the most elaborately decorated houses and tips for handling trick-or-treating. [Fairfax County Government]

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Reston Today — Reston Community Center is hosting a Covid vaccine clinic from 1-4 p.m. at 2310 Colts Neck Road. Pfizer doses will be available for people 12 and older. Those interested can make an appointment through the county’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS), but walk-ins are welcome too. [Melanie Meren/Twitter]

Confederate Warning Structure at GMU’s Fairfax Campus Preserved — “The Bull Run Civil War Round Table (BRCWRT), in partnership with George Mason, has worked for six years to preserve the redoubt. They joined Mason officials Oct. 7, in a ceremony delayed more than a year by the pandemic, to dedicate pathways and historical markers at the site.” [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

How the Envigo Beagles Were Rescued — “What followed was two months of beagle mania, as people across the country showered the Humane Society with $2.2 million in donations and clamored to adopt the dogs…But the beagle emancipation was cloaked in secrecy. Almost no one was allowed to see the dogs leave Envigo.” [The Washington Post]

Fire Department Hosts First Open Houses of Pandemic — “In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, fire stations across Fairfax County held open houses on Saturday that attracted hundreds of people to tour the stations, see the fire trucks and ambulances, and participate in fun activities. The events were the first open houses held by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department since 2019.” [Patch]

Fairfax City Starts Review of Housing Needs — A comprehensive housing assessment is underway in the City of Fairfax that will “look at recent housing trends and development patterns and provide the foundation for a strategy to build the types of housing most in demand for a full range of incomes and households.” Community engagement sessions are scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3. [City of Fairfax]

Fairfax Symphony Opens Season With Guest Conductor — “Fairfax County Providence District Supervisor, Dalia Palchik, joined the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the launch of the premier orchestra’s 65th Anniversary Season. On Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA, Supervisor Palchik made her FSO debut to kick of the FSO season by guest conducting the National Anthem.” [YouTube]

Reston Home Tour Looking for Volunteers — “Reston Museum needs volunteers to serve as docents for the 20th annual Reston Home Tour, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each volunteer docent will receive a free ticket to the home tour, which they can use before or after their shift, according to a release.” [Patch]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:22 am and sunset at 6:27 pm. [Weather.gov]

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