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Today in Oakton: Fairfax KidsFest, Starting a Business Workshop, TJHSST Open House

Five events to have on your radar today, October 1.

Kids playing with crafts at the 2012 Fairfax KidsFest. Photo courtesy Fairfax County.
Kids playing with crafts at the 2012 Fairfax KidsFest. Photo courtesy Fairfax County.

Expect a high of 80 degrees today with partly sunny skies. Low temperatures will be at 61 degrees in the evening. 

Take a session on the ABCs of Starting a Business by the Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia. The seminar is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Women’s Center on 127 Park Street, N.E. in Vienna.  

The group Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Fairfax (or PFLAG) meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax on 2709 Hunter Mill Road.  

21st Annual Fall for Fairfax KidsFest: It's an extravaganza, just for the wee ones - pumpkin painting, hay rides, scarecrow making, a petting zoo, pony rides, a trackless train ride, live acts, kids' crafts, model trains, costumed characters, bounce houses, a carnival and more. Plus, for parents, there's a farmers market, vendors, a county showcase and more. It all takes place at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6. Admission is free, but rides and some features have a cost. Discounted, all-you-can-ride carnival passes are available online at www.FallForFairfax.com.

Mark your calendars: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Holmes Middle School, 6525 Montrose Street in Alexandria.

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