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Chipotle BOORITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

This was sent to us by Katherine Newell Smith KNS Promotion Inc.:

Chipotle is presenting “BURRITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” ...and it is a bit different than BOORITO of years past.

Here’s how it works: stop by any Chipotle on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 between 6pm and closing time dressed up as a Horrific Processed Food item and, as a thank you for a $2 donation, you will get a huge, gourmet burrito made to your specifications. Chipotle will then donate up to $1 million dollars to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Dr. Steven Chu Plans to Attend 'Moving America Forward' House Party

The following was sent to us by the Democratic National Committee:

Washington, D.C. – Organizing for America supporters will join together at “Moving America Forward” house parties across the country to watch President Obama’s webcast Town Hall at George Washington University and get organized for the midterm election.  The Honorable Steven Chu will attend a “Moving America Forward” house party in Springfield, VA where he will speak to supporters about the stakes this election season and get them engaged for the midterm election.

With less than a month to the Election Day, the President will use the Town Hall to answer questions from voters and lay out the choice the country faces this November: whether to support Democratic leaders and continue to make progress for American families and small businesses—or to return to the failed, Bush-era policies that nearly drove the nation into a second Great Depression.

The “Moving America For

Now at Panera: Pink Ribbon Bagel to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Panera Bread's signature Pink Ribbon Bagel is back for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread has Northern Virginia locations in Arlington, Falls Church, Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Merrifield, McLean, Virginia, West Springfield, Fairfax and Reston participating for the 10th year in a row to help support the fight against breast cancer.

The bagels will be sold throughout the month of October and the participating bakery-cafes will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Inova Health Systems Life with Cancer Program. Not only will the bagel support breast cancer awareness, it is also delicious! The bagel includes cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.

Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

Volunteer Fire Department Fire Prevention Week Open House

This was sent to us by Rick Machado of the GSVFD:

Join the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department in support of this years Fire Prevention Week activities at our Open House on October 9th form 8am until 2pm at our station located at 7011 Backlick Rd, Springfield, Va 22150.

Learn how important Smoke Alarms are in additon to other activities to help educate the community in being fire smart & safe.

The day starts with a Pancake Breakfast from 8am until 11am with ongoing fire safety activities, moon bounce, tours and hands-on with fire & rescue equipment.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.GSVFD.org

Remember - Be Fire Safe - Install Smoke Alarms - Check them Monthly and repalce batteries regularly - NEVER disable a smoke detector or remove its batteries.

Fairfax Genealogical Society 7th Annual Fall Fair

Saturday, October 30, marks the 7th Annual Fairfaix Genealogical Society Fall Fair. Be sure to register before October 21st! Registration to fair includes lunch, entrance to all four lectures, and access to the vendor hall.


The Workhouse Arts Center Presents Art, Wine & All That Jazz Festival

This was sent to us from the Workhouse Arts Center:

The Workhouse Arts Center will present its 2nd annual Art, Wine & All That Jazz festival on October 2!  The festival follows in the footsteps of many historic performances at the Workhouse.  During the 1950s and 1960s, the famous Lorton Prison was the setting for regular concerts by musical stars such as Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.  This year, the Workhouse will welcome back “The Deanna Bogart Band” along with a range of new and exciting talent!