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Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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35th Annual Fall Festival & Taste of Falls Church

The City of Falls Church Recreation & Parks Division will host the City’s 35th Annual Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church on Saturday, September 11. The Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Park located at 312 Park Ave in Falls Church, VA.

Come join ring in the fall with live music, amusement rides, pony rides and arts and crafts! There will also be lots of local businesses and civic organizations represented at the festival. You will even get a chance to sample cuisines from various restaurants in town as a part of the “Taste of Falls Church.” The cost will be $3 per taste or 10 tastes for $25.

Admission to the festival is free and it will be happening rain or shine!

Here is the stage entertainment lineup:  

Recycling Extravaganza!

The residents of Falls Church are invited out for the city’s semi-annual “Recycling Extravaganza” on  Saturday, September 11. The City of Falls Church Department of Environmental Services and the Falls Church Environmental Services Council want locals to bring their unwanted electronics, clothing, medical supplies, bicycles and more! All of the items brought to the event will be recycled, donated to charity or reused.

The “Recycling Extravaganza” will be held at the Falls Church Property Yard and Recycling Center at 217 Gordon Road in Falls Church, VA. Come anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information about the event you can call the Environmental Programs Specialist at 703-248-5176 or to find a complete list of acceptable items you can check out www.fallschurchva.gov.

Book Discussion at Falls Church Public Library

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church, VA holds a free, open book discussion on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. On September 2, A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage will be discussed.

The discussions are held in the library’s Conference Room on the main floor. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served. The first 18 attendees will receive a copy of the next month’s book!

Want to Adopt a Mistreated Cat or Dog This Weekend?

Volunteers from the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation are working to help find new homes for mistreated animals in different locations from Falls Church to Leesburg.

The founder of Log Dog and Cat Rescue, Pam McAlwee, has placed over 15,000 animals with new families since the launch of the organization in 2001. These non-profit group travels by van and continues to host up to 5 pet adoptions every Friday and Saturday morning.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation has a staff of 8 full-time employees and relies on another 300 people in volunteer positions who help out at the weekend events by walking, feeding, and taking care of the rescued animals.

Come this weekend, Saturday, August 7th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to the PETSMART in Seven Corners of Falls Church, VA for the dog and cat adoption. The address is 6100 Arlington Blvd.

Stratford University Brings the Spice

Stratford University in Falls Church, VA continues to hold unique culinary workshops. On August 14, the workshop will be dedicated to “Cooking with Spices from Around the World.” The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Falls Church campus and the cost is $60 per person.

Come learn how to bring your meals to the next level with different spices! The chef will show you how to use birds of paradise, pink peppercorns, lavender, and how to use and create your own spice rubs. Your plain old chicken won’t be so plain anymore.