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Unprecendented Need Expected for Fairfax Holiday Sponsor-a-Family Program

This was sent to us by Heather Webb of Our Daily Bread, Inc.:

FAIRFAX, VA. (October 5, 2010) – Fairfax-based non-profit Our Daily Bread, Inc. (ODB) announces the launch of its 2010 Holiday Program to assist needy families in the Fairfax County area. The organization is seeking individuals, families, companies and community groups to “sponsor” eligible families by providing a Thanksgiving meal, December holiday meal and gifts for children.

ODB operates the Holiday Program through a grant from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Coordinating closely with social workers and community-based organizations who serve families throughout the County, ODB works to ensure that as many eligible families as possible who have been identified as having a great need are able to receive holiday assistance.

Greek Festival in Falls Church

Come out for some traditional Greek food, crafts, music, and dancing this weekend! Falls Church is holding a Greek Festival starting tomorrow, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. The festival will run from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and be held at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church located at 3149 Glen Carlin Road in Falls Church, VA.


Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

Celebration Commemorating Falls Church Farmers Market

From the City of Falls Church:

The public is invited to a Celebration commemorating the selection of the Falls Church Farmers Market as “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” in a nationwide contest.  The celebration is scheduled for October 9th at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 300 Park Ave.  The first 500 who attend will receive a free tote bag!  In addition to the Falls Church Mayor and other local elected officials, guests at the ceremony will include Congressman Jim Moran, Va. Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple, Del. Jim Scott, the Honorable Matt Lohr, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and American Farmland Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Director Jim Baird. 

Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

Also, in case you want to follow me further, check out my blog at http://stevenlukisblog.wordpress.com/. Look forward to seeing you there.

Corpus Christi School Christmas Attic Craft Fair and Silent Auction

The Corpus Christi School PTO is presenting the 31st annual Christmas Attic Craft Fair and Silent Auction on November 6. The event will include crafters, global cuisine, a silent auction, and a raffle. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 3301 Glen Carlyn Road in Falls Church, VA.

Children will be able to enjoy a surprise visit from Santa!

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.