Our network

Events

"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.

Distracted Driving Awareness & Summonses on the Rise

From the Fairfax County Police Department:

            In an effort to increase public awareness on the dangers of distracted driving, police launched an intensive enforcement and education effort September 10; and they’re getting results.

            There was a 66 percent increase in citations written for failure to pay full time and attention (and texting while driving) in 2010 compared to the same time period in 2008. Police have issued 7,165 summonses for these offenses this year compared to 4,305 in 2008.

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 Check Smoke Alarms, Provide Home Escape Plans

From the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters will canvas homes in selected neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County, checking for working smoke alarms, and providing family fire escape plans for residents.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will partner with the U.S. Fire Administration in supporting the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign. The initiative emphasizes smoke alarms, escape plans, and home safety walk-through to eliminate fire hazards from homes.

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family to escape a deadly fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24/7. It never sleeps.

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.

Volunteer Fairfax Present: VolRUNteer 5k & Fun Run

The following was sent to us by Kevin Hunter of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax, Va -- In an effort to encourage volunteerism and a healthy lifestyle, Volunteer Fairfax is hosting it’s first-ever volRUNteer 5k and Fun Run, November 14th 2010. The volRUNteer 5k and Fun Run’s aim is to promote volunteerism, along with offering families the opportunity to get fit by being part of the 5k or fun run. All participants will have the chance to give back, by participating in on site service projects race day. The race commences at 8:00 a.m. November 14th, 2010 at George Mason University.

4th Annual Southgate Community Day

This Saturday, October 30, the Southgate Community Center located 12125 Pinecrest Road, in Reston, VA will host the 4th Annual Southgate Community Day! There will be entertainment, games, door prizes, health and eye exams, bike repair and refreshments. The event will run from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will allow residents in Reston to meet and celebrate the diversity of the surrounding community. There will be a variety of recreational activities designed to create a strong and connected multicultural community.