Bulletin Board: Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield

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Saturday/Sept. 14

2019 Arts Educational Panel. 8:30-11 a.m. at at the Reston Community Center Hunter Woods (Rooms 2-3-4). ARTSFAIRFAX welcomes the community to the 2019 Arts Educational Panel, ‘Think Like an Artist: Creativity in the Classroom’ featuring Dr. Kimberly Sheridan, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at George Mason University and Julie Carmean, Museum Educator and Coordinator of Professional Development at the National Gallery of Art. $10-$25. Open to the public, but advance registration is recommended at bit.ly/AFXArtsPanel19.

Office Hours. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck will host Saturday office hours. Email mtvernon@fairfaxcounty.gov.

  • 9-11:30 a.m.at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton.

  • 12:30-3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon district office, 2511 Parkers Lane, Mount Vernon.

111 Healing Bowls. 6-9 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Practice with 111 Tibetan Bowls from the Gilung & Sindupalachoka Villages in Nepal. Use these hand-crafted sound tools and support these villages in recovering and rebuilding their homes from the 2015 earthquakes. $25. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/111-tibetan-healing-bowls-essential-oils-chakra-chocolate-experience-sound-healing-fairfax-va-tickets-64390522787.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Raise Our Frequency. 2-5 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Join Dr. Dream and Stephanie as they facilitate this experiential workshop exploring the practical role of frequency in daily life. $25. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-raise-our-frequency-an-experiential-workshop-in-fairfax-va-tickets-64391794591 to register.

Monday/Sept. 16

Community Conversations. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke. Fairfax County is planning for the next 10-20 years in the community and they want to hear from everyone. Share thoughts, insights, opinions and experiences that will be used to help further shape a countywide strategic plan. Register via www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategic-plan-community-conversations. Arrangements for child care, transportation assistance, interpretation services and reasonable ADA accommodations can be made by calling 703-324-5302, TTY 711, or by emailing Angela.Jones@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Tuesday/Sept. 17

Successful Transitions. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Learn how to successfully transition an individual with dementia into a long-term care setting. Learn important communication tips and reassuring approaches to help ensure a stress-free adjustment. Call Lee Senior Center at 703-228-0555 to register.

Car Seat Safety Check. 5-9 p.m. at the West Springfield district police station, 6140 Rolling Road. Fairfax County Police Department offers free safety check and install events throughout the year to ensure children travel safely. By appointment only; call 703-644-7377 and press 0 at the recording to schedule. In preparation for appointment, install the seat using the instructions that came with the car seat. Trained officers will review the car seat instructions and car owner’s manual to be certain that they are being followed as they should.

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Public Information Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Bryant High School, 2709 Popkins Lane. Fairfax County will hold a third Public Information Meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The meeting will feature an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) staff and project consultants will provide updates on the BRT project (including the system design and potential property impacts), discuss next steps, answer questions and take public comments. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

Activities of Daily Living Success. 1-3 p.m. at Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, #100, Fairfax. Learn how to make each day more successful for as a caregiver and for a loved one. Learn tips and tricks for providing hands-on care for eating, dressing, bathing, hygiene and toileting. This program is a part of Insight’s ongoing Classes for Caregivers series, held the third Wednesday of the month, all sessions are free. Respite care may be available by request; notify when registering to confirm availability. Register online at www.insightmcc.org, or contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 or lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Community Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at Cardinal Forest Elementary School (Cafeteria), 8600 Forrester Blvd, West Springfield. A community meeting is scheduled to provide an update on lake management options. The Park Authority will join Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay to discuss the future plans for Lake Accotink. The meeting will feature an open house from 6:30-7 p.m. and a formal presentation with Q&A from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/planning-development/lakeaccotink for updates.

Public Input Sought. 7 p.m. in the Eagle View Elementary School cafeteria, 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a community input meeting on proposed service changes to Fairfax Connector bus service. Public comments will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. There are four ways to provide comments:

  • Complete an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/January-Service-Changes-2020.

  • E-mail fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov.

  • Reach out on Twitter or Facebook.

  • Call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608 (Mon-Fri, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.)

Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/ for more.

Friday/Sept. 20

Naming and Dedication: The Gerry W. Hyland Building. 1 p.m. at the South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway. Reception to follow. RSVP for planning purposes. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/naming-and-dedication-gerry-w-hyland-building.

Saturday/Sept. 21

Women’s Ministry 2019 Fall Conference. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Members of the Women’s Ministry of Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, Fairfax, Virginia present their 2019 Fall Conference, exploring the theme: Women of God: Stretching for the Imagined Life in Christ. (Ephesians 3:20 MSG). $45 per individual or $80 for two SisterFriends. Register at glzbc.org and click on Women’s Ministry 2019 Fall Conference or call the church’s Administration Office at 703-239-9111.

Watershed Clean-Up Days. 8-11 a.m. at Royal Lake Park, Fairfax. Grab a bag and go on a trash scavenger hunt as the Park Authority hosts “Watershed Clean-Up Days” again this fall. lend a hand by helping to remove tires, bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways. Helping to clear the earth’s vital arteries is a great community volunteer project for service groups and students. All ages are welcome. For a complete listing and to sign up as an individual volunteer, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer. Groups should call the site of choice.

Sunday/Sept. 22

50+Expo. Noon-4 p.m. at Springfield Town Center in Springfield. This annual event feature speakers and exercise demonstrations, health screenings, flu shots, informative resources and entertainment for older adults and their families. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Matthew Mintz, a board-certified internist and Washingtonian Top Doctor, who will address the issue that has everyone abuzz: “Medical cannabis and CBD oil: What you need to know.” Free. Visit www.theBeaconNewspapers.com/50-expos or call 301-949-9766.

Monday/Sept. 23

Community Conversations. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria. Fairfax County is planning for the next 10-20 years in the community and they want to hear from everyone. Share thoughts, insights, opinions and experiences that will be used to help further shape a countywide strategic plan. Register via www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategic-plan-community-conversations. Arrangements for child care, transportation assistance, interpretation services and reasonable ADA accommodations can be made by calling 703-324-5302, TTY 711, or by emailing Angela.Jones@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Candidate Forum. 7 p.m. at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax. Candidates for Countywide offices: At Large School Board and Chair of the Board of Supervisors. These candidate forums are nonpartisan. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area does not support or oppose any party or candidate and invite all certified candidates in their respective districts. After a moderated discussion, meet the candidates. Volunteers, including students, are welcome. Visit www.lwv-fairfax.org/candidateforum for more.

Tuesday/Sept. 24

Car Seat Safety Check. 5-9 p.m. at the West Springfield district police station, 6140 Rolling Road. Fairfax County Police Department offers free safety check and install events throughout the year to ensure children travel safely. By appointment only; call 703-644-7377 and press 0 at the recording to schedule. In preparation for appointment, install the seat using the instructions that came with the car seat. Trained officers will review the car seat instructions and car owner’s manual to be certain that they are being followed as they should.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Caregiver Bootcamp. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax. Join IMCC for a special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help caretakers learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place. Learn from experts in their fields. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register at insightmcc.org, or contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 or lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org.

Messy Church. 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's in the Woods, 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station. Join St. Peter's in the Woods for their monthly Messy Church. It's a worshiping community especially geared towards families and young children, but welcoming to all. Bible-themed crafts and activities, casual worship and a free, family-style dinner. Call 703-503-9210 for more.

Registration is appreciated, visit www.stpetersinthewoods.org/events.

Monday & Wednesday/Sept. 30-Oct. 23

Community Emergency Response Team Training. 7-11 p.m. at at the Fire and Rescue Academy, 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program trains county residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Emphasis on hands-on skill development and Fairfax County protocols and procedures. Instructor will provide syllabus with class schedule at first session. This training does not require any special physical strength or agility. Visit volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/184991 to register.

Tuesday/Oct. 1

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Monday/Oct. 7

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia. 7-8:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, the stages and risk factors of Alzheimer's, research and treatments to address some symptoms, and additional resources. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Free. Call 703-978-5600 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library for more.

Tuesday/Oct. 15

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Saturday/Oct. 26

Messy Church. 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's in the Woods, 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station. Join St. Peter's in the Woods for their monthly Messy Church. It's a worshiping community especially geared towards families and young children, but welcoming to all. Bible-themed crafts and activities, casual worship and a free, family-style dinner. Call 703-503-9210 for more.

Registration is appreciated, visit www.stpetersinthewoods.org/events.

Tuesday/Nov. 6

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Tuesday/Nov. 20

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Saturday/Nov. 23

Messy Church. 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's in the Woods, 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station. Join St. Peter's in the Woods for their monthly Messy Church. It's a worshiping community especially geared towards families and young children, but welcoming to all. Bible-themed crafts and activities, casual worship and a free, family-style dinner. Call 703-503-9210 for more.

Registration is appreciated, visit www.stpetersinthewoods.org/events.

Tuesday/Dec. 4

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Sunday/Dec. 8

Low Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinic. Noon-2 p.m. at West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield.Cost is $15 per pet, cash and check only. Dogs, cats, and ferrets may be vaccinated at the clinic. Dogs must be on leashes; cats and ferrets must be in carriers. All pets will receive a 1-year rabies vaccination. To obtain a 3-year vaccine, bring pet's rabies certificate (not tag) showing the current rabies vaccination expiration date. 2019 county dog licenses will be sold for an additional $10 per license. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/communityassistance/rabiesclinics for more.

Tuesday/Dec. 18

Fairfax Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, upper level. 939 Oak St., Fairfax. Visit a Lions Club dinner meeting. Enjoy a buffet dinner, speaker, and club announcements. Guests are cordially invited – meet members and learn about Lions community service. Free. Visit www.fairfaxlions.org or call 703-879-5795.

Saturday/Dec. 28

Messy Church. 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's in the Woods, 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station. Join St. Peter's in the Woods for their monthly Messy Church. It's a worshiping community especially geared towards families and young children, but welcoming to all. Bible-themed crafts and activities, casual worship and a free, family-style dinner. Call 703-503-9210 for more.

Registration is appreciated, visit www.stpetersinthewoods.org/events.

Support Groups

Parent Support Partners, a service of the Healthy Minds Fairfax initiative, are all parents who have received training and are qualitied to offer education, support and assistance at no cost to families or caregivers. They provide reliable information that families can use in decision-making and are familiar with services and resources that can help families in distress. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/healthymindsfairfax or www.nami-northernvirginia.org/parent-peer-support.html.

Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke sponsors a monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, noon-1:30 p.m., for caregivers to learn and to share with others experiencing similar challenges. Before attending, contact the facilitator, Eileen Thompson at 703-451-8626 or eileen.thompson1@gmail.com.

Haven of Northern Virginia provides support, compassion, information and resources to the bereaved and seriously ill. To become a Haven volunteer, please call 703-941-7000 to request an orientation. Volunteers must complete a 30-hour training and commit to one year of service answering Haven phones (2.5 hours weekly). Next training is scheduled for fall 2017.

Ongoing

STEM Professionals Needed. Volunteers are needed to assist K-12 STEM teachers in northern Virginia as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEM Volunteer Program, stemvolunteers.org, during the 2019-20 school year, beginning in September. Please contact Don Rea at 571-551-2488 or donaldrea@aol.com.

Docents Needed. Sundays 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Greet museum visitors and tell them about the exhibits, the museum and the its railroad and Civil War history. Ideal for those interested in railroads, the Civil War and Northern Virginia history. Training and orientation provided. Other volunteer opportunities are gardening, publicity and exhibit planning. Call 703-945-7483.

Haven of Northern Virginia is committed to offering, support, compassion, information and resources to the bereaved and seriously ill. Volunteers provide individual and group support to those suffering from a loss. Volunteers must participate in a 30 hour training. Training will be offered in October 2018. To volunteer, call Haven at 703-941-7000.

Assistance League of Northern Virginia, a volunteer nonprofit, invites community members to join the organization to participate in its Reading Express program. Volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring to first grade students during the school year. To learn more contact VP Membership Mary Gronlund at gronbiz@aol.com or Program Coordinator Lynn Barron at lynnieb517@verizon.net.

Docents Needed. Sundays 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Greet museum visitors and tell them about the exhibits, the museum and its railroad and Civil War history. Ideal for those interested in railroads, the Civil War and Northern Virginia history. Training and orientation provided. Other volunteer opportunities are gardening, publicity and exhibit planning. Call 703-945-7483.

Volunteer Adult Mentors Needed. Help assist the Department of Family Services’ BeFriendA-Child mentoring program. The mentors provide opportunities for companionship, guidance and support to children who have been abused and neglected, or who are at risk of abuse and neglect. Contact Ibrahim Khalil at Ibrahim.khalil@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-4547.

Volunteers needed at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Museum offers a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities in Museum events, programs and administration. Contact volunteers@fairfax-station.org or 703-945-7483 to explore services that will fit your schedule and interests. Visit www.fairfax-station.org, or call 703-425-9225 for more.

RSVP, a volunteer network for seniors seeking service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, offers a wide array of opportunities for volunteers 55 and older. RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings. To sign up for an upcoming orientation, email Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403- 5360. To learn more about RSVP, visit www.rsvpnova.org.

Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke serves those 50 and older who no longer drive. Volunteer drivers are needed for trips (Monday-Friday) to medical appointments and companion shopping within the Fairfax/Burke area. Office workers are needed to answer phones in the SCFB office (Monday-Friday) to match drivers and those who need rides. Call 703-323-4788.

Positive Parenting Strategies Course. At PHILLIPS, 7010 Braddock Road, Annandale. A series of classes and in home consultations taught by PHILLIPS’ counselors. Open to all local families. Call Stacy Stryjewski at 703-658-9054.

Thermal Camera Loan Program. Learn where the energy is leaking out of the home with a special attachment for the iPhone or Android. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/energy or call 703-324-5955 for more.

Master Gardener Training. The Fairfax County Master Gardener Association offers plant clinics, home turf training or speakers for homeowner’s meetings. Fees vary. Visit fairfaxgardening.org or call MG Help Desk at 703-324-8556 for more.

Fairfax Rotary Club Meeting 12:15-1:30 p.m. Mondays. American Legion, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Meetings with luncheon and program. fairfaxrotary.org.

NARFE Monthly Meeting Every Second Tuesday 11:30 a.m. American Legion Post 177 located at 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. NARFE Fairfax 737 monthly luncheon meeting. Enjoy lunch accompanied by a special program. Lunch at noon. Cost: $11 Speaker/Program-12:45PM. rrharney2@cox.net 703-501-0020

Civil War Research scholarship to a public or private high school senior who resides in Fairfax, Fairfax City, Prince William County, Manassas City, or Manassas Park from the Bull Run Civil War Roundtable in Centreville, Va. Visit bullruncwrt.org for more.

Fairfax-based non-profit Britepaths offers free Financial Education Classes Sessions at various locations in the Fairfax County area to low- and middle-income adults who reside throughout Northern Virginia. The offerings are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. britepaths.org/news/get-financially-fit-new-year

Volunteers Needed. PRS is looking for empathetic and caring volunteers to make phone calls to older adults who may be feeling socially isolated. The commitment is one 3-hour shift per week for one year. Located in Arlington. Ages 21 & up. Intensive training provided. Learn more and apply: prsinc.org/carering-volunteering. Questions? Email lpadgett@prsinc.org.

"Changing Minds" Addresses Children’s Exposure to Violence

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an initiative called Changing Minds, a national public education campaign to raise awareness, teach skills, and prompt public action in response to children’s exposure to violence in the U.S. This multi-year campaign, established through DOJ’s Defending Childhood Initiative, features digital and print content intended to reach adults who interact with children and youth in grades K–12. The new campaign website,ChangingMindsNOW.org, provides resources and tips on how to support children who may have been affected by violence.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention developed Changing Minds in partnership with Futures Without Violence, the Ad Council and the Wunderman ad agency. Their agencies are working together to spread the word and are in need of your help. Research indicates that proper intervention, including support from caring adults, can help children heal. With this in mind, you are encouraged to use these resources and share this message with your networks. Learn More: ChangingMindsNow.org

Reminder Crime Prevention – Please contact the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131 (non-emergency) to report ANY suspicious activity, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem at the time. It is better if police reports can be called in while the suspicious activity is in progress to the extent possible.

Burke Lake Seniors Golf League seeks members. Interested golfers are invited to join the Burke Lake Seniors Golf League. Must be 55 and older, enjoy playing golf, meeting new people and having an all­-around good time. Reserved tee times on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Par 3 Burke Lake Golf Course on Ox Road. Annual dues for the season – April 1 through October 31 – are $20 plus green fees. For more information, call Charlie Ryan 703-690-4227.

The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Contact Lisa Callahan at 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov. Also visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ltcombudsman.

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor's appointment or just have coffee with a friend. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided. Contact 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Volunteer Fairfax seeks individuals, families, youth and corporate groups for service opportunities at a variety of nonprofit agencies. One-time special events or ongoing activities are available at www.volunteerfairfax.org or call 703-246-3460.

Singers Wanted for the Celebration Singers. The women’s show choir is interested in new talent to perform at various Northern Virginia community sites. Practices are Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Burke United Methodist Church, 6300 Burke Center Parkway. Contact either Barbara Male (barbdmale@yahoo.com) or Gayle Parsons, gparsons3@cox.net for more information.

Ambassadors Wanted. Visit Fairfax welcomes those interested to become “citizen ambassadors” to the county (those informed on fun, creative weekend outings in the area). Visit www.fxva.com/online-ambassador.

American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED. Various times, at 2720 State Route 699, Suite 200, Fairfax. One-year certification, digital or print materials and continued education on Mondays through Thursday and Saturday. $90-110. www.redcrossnca.org.

Volunteers Needed for Driving & Administrative Assistance Volunteer drivers are needed for trips Monday - Friday to medical appointments and companion shopping within the Fairfax/Burke area. Office Workers are needed to answer phones in the SCFB office Monday - Friday to assist individuals requesting rides and to match an available driver for each request. If you can volunteer your time or if someone you know is unable to get out and needs weekly calls and visits, or you would like to be a caller or visitor, please contact the SCFB office at 703-323-4788.

Volunteer with CASA and Lift Up a Child’s Voice. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and provide an abused and neglected child with a voice within the confusing child welfare system. Fairfax CASA is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides every child with an open abuse and neglect case in the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with a voice. Our goal is to find every child a safe and loving home by reporting to the courts on the “best interest” of the child. While many children have social workers, foster par­ents, therapists and teachers which change over time, the CASA volunteer is often the only stable adult presence in their life. Join Fairfax CASA in raising awareness about the volunteering opportunities within our organization. Visit www.fairfaxcasa.org for more information about Fairfax CASA.

Northern Virginia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association Holds Business Meeting. The Chapter meets the third Thursday each month from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tickets via Eventbrite are $25 in advance and $30 cash at the door. Seating is limited. Open to businesspersons working or living in and around Fairfax and Prince William counties. Guests and prospective members welcome. The Northern Virginia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association embraces positive, energetic and supportive women willing to help themselves and other women succeed both professionally and personally. To register, use www.eventbrite.com/e/abwa-nvcc-welcomes-sherron-washington-from-the-p3-solution-tickets-25778817136.

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