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Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

N.G. Fitness & The Women of Washington Redskins Join for the NFL Fit For You 5K Walk/Run on Nov. 13

Join the NFL, the Washington Redskins, and celebrity fitness expert Tracy Anderson at the NFL Fit for You 5K, an event that promotes health and fitness. All proceeds benefit the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a joint program of the NFL and the American Heart Association! Support a great cause and meet NFL alumni players, cheerleaders, and other members of the NFL family. The day will be filled with fun events, including a PLAY 60 area f...or kids and chances to win great NFL prizes such as tickets to Super Bowl XLV and more!

And don’t forget, the day is all about showing off your team pride, so be sure to wear your team’s apparel! To view a look book featuring the Women of the NFL sporting their NFL Women’s Apparel, visit www.nfl.com/women.

WHEN: NOVEMBER 13th, 2010
WHERE: THE NATIONAL HARBOR
START TIME (RUNNERS): 10:15 AM
START TIME (WALKERS): 10:20 AM

Nature's Plenty of Kids

From the Reston Association:

Acorns, walnuts and hickory nuts are plentiful in the fall. Go on a seed search and look for animals busily preparing their winter stash. Make a seed craft and taste a yummy fall treat.  The date is Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 from 10 – 11 a.m.  The event will be at the Walker Nature Education Center – 11450 Glade Drive.  Make your reservations by Nov. 15, 2010.  The cost is $5/child RA members, $8/child non-members.  The event is for ages three to five and kids must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call (703) 476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

8th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” 5K Cross Country Race and 1-Mile Fun Run Scheduled for Saturday, No

 Race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park

"In the Bag" Red Cross Silent Auction on Nov. 5 Features 50-60 Handbags and Some Surprises

What: "In The Bag: Purses for Preparedness" Lunch and Silent Auction

Where: The Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA

When: Friday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Help Fight Hunger in the Community

The 2010 Reston Community Center Thanksgiving Food Drive to Benefit Reston Interfaith has begun. The food drive began on November 1 and will run through November 23. A volunteer event will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunter Woods. Here you can find a list of non-perishable items needed and drop-off points.

 

Firefighters Help Bring New Winter Coats to Kids

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fairfax County firefighters, in cooperation with the Coats for Kids Foundation, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc., and the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, will collect and distribute new winter coats for children and youths through high school age, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11 a.m., at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11, 6624 Hulvey Terrace, Alexandria, Virginia.

Through generous support and donations from organizations and businesses, it is anticipated that approximately 1,000 youths and their families will benefit. This is the fifth year firefighters and the department have sponsored this community event.