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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.

Fairfax County Proclaims December 1 Aids Awareness Day

Fairfax County has proclaimed December 1, 2010 as Aids Awareness Day. Learn more about HIV prevention, testing, and World AIDS day 2010

From Fairfax County:

At the November 16, 2010 meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclaimed December 1, 2010 as AIDS Awareness Day to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Toys for Tots Drive

From Rick Machado:

The Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Pankcake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday December 11 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at our Firehouse (7011 Backlick Road, Springfield Va, 22150).

Their will be games and activities for children and families. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for childern 6 and under. We will also be collecting new & unwrapped toys for this years "Toys for Tots" toy drive.   Help bring a smile to a child this year and bring a new, unwrapped toy to our "Pancakes with Santa" breakfast.

Thanks for your support,

Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department

Rep. Connolly’s Workshop for Federal Employees/Retirees Set for Dec 4

The following was sent to us by the Office of Congressman Gerald E. Connolly:

FAIRFAX – Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on December 4 to help federal employees and retirees navigate through the improvement and changes in the 2011 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans, dental and vision insurance programs, and flexible spending accounts.

Connolly’s Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees will take place at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 10 am.  The address is 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA.   The program will run from 10 am to 11 am in the Board Auditorium.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet individually with FEHB plan representatives and other experts and view exhibits in the adjacent conference rooms until 2 pm.