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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.

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.

Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

Sunset Cinema Coming Soon

It’s almost time for Sunset Cinema to start up in Falls Church. Starting on Friday, September 3, free film screenings are held at Cherry Hill Park at 312 Park Avenue in Falls Church, VA. The movies are always family friendly and will be held every Friday at dusk.

Bring blankets, bug spray, and your own picnic if you would like! The dates of the other screenings will be Friday, September 17 and 24. If there is inclement weather, the movie nights will still happen, but they will be moved to the Falls Church Community Center near the park at 223 Little Falls Street.

 

Looking for Some Inexpensive Fun?

Whether it's for a date-night, an outing with your friends, or just some family fun, Bowl America will not disappoint. For only $6.99 (http://www.bowl-america.com/special699.asp ) you and your boyfriend, spouse, friends, or kids can bowl all night long and enjoy an evening of fun! Located at 140 S. Maple Ave in Falls Church, VA, Bowl America offers regular bowling events from glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Bowling every night of the week, tournaments, and traditional leagues.

At Bowl America there is also plenty of bar food and drinks available at the alley. The neighborhood establishment is open from Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Private parties and banquets are available upon request!

Check out more information at http://www.bowl-america.com/.

 

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:  

School Lunch Prices Moving Up to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Falls Church City Schools are committed to “Going Green” this upcoming school year. In an effort to promote sustainability, the schools are marking up lunch prices. The costs are coming from using recyclable paper trays, instead of Styrofoam waste. The school lunch prices will see an increase by 6% that was approved by the Falls Church City School Board to fund the new trays.