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Firefighters Gather, Distribute Toys to Local Children

Firefighters Gather, Distribute Toys to Local Children

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Partnering with private corporations and local businesses, Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics are sponsoring the Thirteenth Annual Firefighters Holiday Rescuers Toy Drive, and will distribute toys Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park Brings Residents the Festival of Lights

Bull Run Regional Park has transformed into a Christmas light wonderland. Come out and enjoy the Festival of Lights, and Winter Wonderland Holiday Village from now until January 9.

The Festival of Lights is a 2.5 mile drive-through display of more than 75,000 lights, with different scenes from your favorite disney movies, Santa Claus, toy soldiers, gingerbread men and more. The Festival of Lights is open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and until 10 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays.

Once you finish driving through the lights you end at the Holiday village, which includes carnival games and rides, an ice skating rink and live entertainment. The village is open from 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Bull Run Regional Park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive in Centreville, VA. The cost is $15-$20 per car and carnival tickets are $1.25 or $16 for all you can ride. 

Santa Visits Lake Accotink Park

Santa Visits Lake Accotink Park

Santa’s Hayride at Lake Accotink Park on December 18th - 12:30-4:30 PM
$8 per person, babies on laps free

Fee includes hayride, visit with Santa and a cup of hot chocolate. It’s holly jolly family fun! Enjoy holiday music and merriment on a horse- or tractor-drawn wagon ride through the park. Visit with Santa and tell him what’s on your wish list. Remember to bring a camera! Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate around a toasty campfire while you wait to board. Dress for the weather and a brisk walk from the parking lot.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Hayride times will be pre-assigned. To register: Please call 703-569-0285, (TTY 703-569-5200) to pay by Visa or MasterCard. No refunds given unless event is cancelled.

Lorton Arts Presents 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Lorton Arts Presents 2nd Saturday Art Walk

From Andrea Cordray of Lorton Arts:

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community. Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girl's night out, and for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings.

The event will run from 6-9 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center located at 9601 Ox Road, in Lorton, VA. No ticket is required. Visit http://www.workhousearts.org or call 703-584-2900 for more information!

Fairfax County Pet Adoption Event

Fairfax County Pet Adoption Event

From Fairfax County Police Department:

Fairfax - The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is offering a free spay or neuter for the first 100 cats, kittens, dogs or puppies adopted from the shelter during the month of December. The special offer is part of the shelter’s annual Home 4 the Holidays adoption celebration to help homeless animals make their way out of the shelter and into a great new home in time for the holidays.

DMV Indie Film Festival to Continue Through Weekend

DMV Indie Film Festival to Continue Through Weekend

Looking for something new and different to do this weekend? Want to stay out of the cold? Well, last night I attended the DMV Indie Film Showcase, a film festival that highlights some our area’s very own filmmaking talent. The festival opened last night, but it will run through Sunday, December 5.

Come out any night this weekend at 7 PM to the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax to catch several different short films, along with the feature production 6 Nonsmokers. The shorts will definitely get you thinking, encompassing a variety of genres and the comedy 6 Nonsmokers is a guaranteed laugh out loud.

Springfield Chamber of Commerce Members Host Winter Outerwear & Food Drive

From the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce:

Springfield, Virginia –The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has called on its members to serve as host locations for a Winter Outerwear and Food Drive.  This year the Drive will benefit Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) and United Community Ministries (UCM).

The Greater Springfield Chamber has hosted this winter campaign since 2001.

For the purposes of this drive, the collection locations will be accepting winter outerwear including new winter hats, scarves and gloves for all ages, new children’s coats, and blankets which can be gently used.  This year, there’s a special need for coats, especially in children's sizes 6 through 16 and adult plus sizes.  Donations of food items must be non-perishable.