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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.

Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days

Office for Children Can Help Families Plan for Child Care on Snow Days

From Fairfax County Department of Family Services:

According to the Farmers' Almanac, our area will have an average winter this year. Although area schools often shut down when it snows, most businesses stay open. This means parents often face a child care dilemma on snow days when they have to work but elementary schools are closed. The Fairfax County Office for Children can help families find care for their children this winter.

"The key is to plan ahead and arrange for care now, before it snows," says the Office for Children’s Acting Director Anne-Marie Twohie. She explains that parents can find child care professionals near their home or office on the Office for Children’s Web site.

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

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

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!

Family Christmas Concert at the Kennedy Center

Concerts at the Kennedy Center are wonderful any time of the year, but they’re especially magical during the holidays when the halls are adorned with seasonal decorations, spirits are jovial, and family activities are in demand. This weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the experience; on Saturday, December 18, The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents a Family Christmas Concert: The Night Before Christmas, a theatrical concert for audiences of all ages.

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.