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FCPS Career and Transition Services to Hold Open House January 19

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Career and Transition Services will hold an open house on Wednesday, January 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodson High School.  This event will showcase services that students with disabilities can access in high school as they prepare to transition from school to adult life. 

Designed for middle and high school-aged students and their parents, the sessions will provide information that families can use to help their sons and daughters. FCPS staff members who are interested in learning about transition services are also welcome to attend.

Career and Transition Services staff members will be available to share information and answer individual questions regarding the following services:

Early Bird Networking this Wednesday

Early Bird Networking this Wednesday

This Wednesday, January 5, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Start the new year on the right foot. Gather you business cards and join us for early-bird networking at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 6710 Commerce Street.

Networking Breakfasts are free for all employees of Chamber member companies and $15 for non-members.

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

BUDDING YOUNG ACTORS/ACTRESSES AGES 7 – 16 ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

Home 4 the Holidays: Fairfax County Animal Shelter Event

Home 4 the Holidays: Fairfax County Animal Shelter Event

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is offering free spaying and neutering for the first 100 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies adopted during the month of December. This special offer is part of the Home 4 the Holidays adoption celebration to get homeless animals into loving new homes in time for the holidays!

I went in today and spent some time looking at the available animals that are hoping to get adopted during this holiday season. Hearing them bark and cry was pretty upsetting and I wish that I could adopt them all, but I am not even allowed 1 pet in my apartment. However, you can help! You can search online for pets available for adoption. Just go to www.petharbor.com, type in the zip code 22030 or your own zip code and click on Adopt a Pet. Check the box for Fairfax County Animal Services and “Use this Shelter List” and begin your search for whatever animal you are interested in adopting!

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.