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Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Don't Miss Out On The Biggest Chinese New Year Festival in the Area

Tonight is Chinese New Year's Eve. Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar. The Asian Community Service Center is proud to present the 4th Annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 12th. The Festival will take place all day long, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, VA. The middle school is located at 3020 Gallows Road. 

The entire school will be filled with Chinese New Year decorations, booths, games, dancing, food, and more. The auditorium, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and even the hallways will be filled with different cultural activities and decor. Admission is FREE and you will get the chance to try great asian food, watch live performances, see the traditional Chinese New Year Parade, draw prizes, and gain Asian cultural exposure. 

Greater Springfield Chamber Hosts Book Drive to Benefit Area Children

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Community Affairs Committee will host a Children’s Book Drive February 2 through April 21.  Children’s books, for readers up to grade 5, will be collected at Chamber events and at area businesses for distribution to local elementary age students this spring.

“Every child should have books they call their own,” reminds Karen Brown, coordinator of the Chamber’s Book Drive.  “I know our business community is ready to help.”

New and gently-used children’s books may be dropped off at participating locations through April 21.  Chamber volunteers will pick-up collected books as donation boxes fill and prepare them for distribution to young residents in the Greater Springfield community.  Book Drive hosts include:

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Austin Grill West Springfield
Balance Interactive (Cary Professional Building)
Community Business Partnership
Comfort Inn Alexandria

The Mason Inn Shows Why Virginia is For Lovers This Valentine’s Day

The Mason Inn Shows Why Virginia is For Lovers This Valentine’s Day

From Heather Freeman:

Fairfax, Virginia –Nestled in a natural wooded setting on the south side of George Mason University campus, is The Mason Inn at 4352 Mason Pond Drive. This lovely oasis is offering lovers a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day with the “Sweetheart Package for Two” as well as a special dinner. The overnight package is priced at $290 per couple (excluding taxes) and includes hotel accommodations; complimentary parking; a pre-fixed Valentine’s Day dinner at the Inn’s restaurant Boxwoods; chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne in the guestroom, as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet the next morning.  The package is available Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th, and may be reserved by calling The Mason Inn at (703) 865-5705.

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

Fairfax County Public Schools to Host Two Instructional Job Fairs

Fairfax County Public Schools to Host Two Instructional Job Fairs

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Make Valentines at Lake Accotink’s Hearts and Crafts Program

Make Valentines at Lake Accotink’s Hearts and Crafts Program

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

Handmade Valentine gifts seem to mean the most to those we love. On Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon, children ages 6 to 10 are invited to create a variety of seasonal crafts for their friends and family at Lake Accotink Park.

Hard Times Cafe Brings Second Annual Wing Off

Hard Times Cafe Brings Second Annual Wing Off

Hard Times Cafe and 106.7 The Fan are proud to bring the 2011 Wing Bowl Championship to the area. There will be a total of 7 wing eating competition “Wing Offs.”

Hard Times Cafe General Manager, John Pecyncki, said this is the second year in a row for Hard Times to host this competition. All of the wings are Texas Hot Wings favor and the goal is to see who can eat the most wings in an allotted time. There are 2 rounds in the competition. The first round is to see who can eat the most wings in 10 minutes and then the top wing eaters advance to the “Wing Off” for another 4 minutes of wing eating.

“I guess they have to be used to eating large amounts of food,” said Pecyncki who thinks that people definitely practice before the competition. The winner of last year’s competition was a student from University of Maryland and did dry runs at local wing eateries.