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                                      GOCA Events

     (Dates subject to change; watch this space or email GOCA for more information)



Earth Day Weekend, Sunday, April 21st:

  • Breakfast with the Birds.  8:30 - 10am -  Fairfax Master Naturalist and experienced birder John Wilson will guide us on a walk through Oakton Community Park as we look and listen for different birds.  You might be surprised to learn how many species have already been spotted in the park.  After our walk, we'll enjoy coffee and breakfast treats. All ages are welcome to this free event, however registration is limited to 25 participants.  Please register here. 


  • Welcoming Birds to Your Yard. 2 - 4pm -  Local bird enthusiast Nick Newberry will talk about birds and their habitats and how to make your backyard more bird friendly.  Afterwards, you can build your own birdhouse guided by GOCA member Michelle Fisher.  Cost is $15 and registration is limited to 20 participants.  Participants should be 8 years and older. To participate in this event, please complete the registration here

Oakton Day 2024!  25 August, stay tuned for more details.

Upcoming sessions to remove invasive plants from Oakton Community Park. TBD in May. Please email Karin Lehnigk with any questions or to get notifications of future sessions and/or to sign up for a specific date.

Vale Club to host a talk by noted clinical psychologist Dr. Joseph Mancusi, "“Life Begins at 80, But First, You Have to Get There!” April 18th, 7 pm, Vale Methodist Church.  For more details, please click here.

Celebrate Earth Day by restoring habitat along Difficult Run.  Saturday, April 20th, 10 am-12 pm, 3000 Miller Heights Rd.  For more information, please click here and here.

Toast of Oakton Toastmasters Club meetings.  2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Oakton Community Library at 7p.m. Toast of Oakton Toastmasters is an open nonprofit group focused on improving public speaking and leadership skills.  For more information, please contact or visit the website at 

Other Upcoming Activities and Events at the Oakton LibraryClick here for a listing.  If you would like to learn more about the Friends of Oakton Library, please visit Friends of Oakton Library.

Farmers Market at Oakton United Methodist Church. Weekly Fresh Farm Market, 9 am-1 pm in the OUMC parking lot.

Other Community Events

If your organization wishes to let the community know of an event it is holding, please contact the GOCA webmaster at

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