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Bright Space to Give Fairfax County Homeless Children a Dedicated Play & Learning Environment

From Shelter House:

[Falls Church, VA.] – On Monday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m., members of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the Booz Allen Hamilton Family Center and Shelter House, Inc. will cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new Bright Space for homeless children and families at the Patrick Henry Family Shelter. Bright Spaces are designed to provide children and families in shelters with a dedicated warm, enriching area to play, learn and relax. Faculty and families from the Booz Allen Hamilton Family Center/Bright Horizons Family Solutions in McLean, VA, raised money and renovated the existing community room at the shelter into the Bright Space room.

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11-13

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11-13

This notice comes to us from Bill Line and the National Park Service:

Parks Seek Volunteers to Restore Habitat During VolunteerFest

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is participating in Volunteer Fairfax’s VolunteerFest® on October 22, 2011, which coincides with the National Day of Service.  Conveniently located IMA sites are holding events this year for volunteers to help restore native habitat in parks. Pulling invasive weeds and planting native species benefits local communities and is a great way to socialize with friends and neighbors. To register as a volunteer at an IMA site, call IMA Coordinator Erin Stockschlaeder at 703-324-8681, or send her an email at Erin.Stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Events on October 22

Parks Set Public Meeting on Merrilee Park Master Plan

From Fairfax County Park Authority:


The Fairfax County Park Authority is holding a Public Comment Meeting on the draft master plan for Merrilee Park located at 2733 Hartland Road in Falls Church, VA.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Luther Jackson Middle School.  The school is located at 3020 Gallows Road in Falls Church, VA.

Merrilee Park, which is slightly over one acre in size, is located in Providence Supervisory District and situated immediately adjacent to I-495.  Merrilee Park lies within the Merrifield Suburban Center which envisions the future redevelopment of the Merrifield area with a sustainable, urban character.