ANNANDALE News, Events
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Memorial Day Schedule

Fairfax County government offices, courts, public schools, school offices, and the animal shelter will be closed on Memorial Day, May 25. Public libraries will be closed on Sunday, as well as Monday.

RECenters will open at the regular time on Monday and will close at 6 p.m. The Hidden Oaks Nature Center will be open noon-5 p.m. Green Spring Gardens Park will be open noon-4:30 p.m.; the historic house will be closed. Community, teen, and senior centers will be closed.

Metrobus and Fairfax Connector routes will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day. Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at midnight with free parking and off-peak fares in effect all day.

Virginia ABC stores will be open until 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, and Fairfax County will collect trash and recycling as scheduled on Monday.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Primary Day - Take the Time, VOTE  

The Chamber does not endorse individual candidates or parties, but does urge everyone to exercise their democratic right to vote.  Primary elections are a vital part of the process, so vote June 9th as well as in the general election on November 3rd.

Annandale will play her part in the primary.  Only registered voters in the Mason Supervisor District, (Mason District includes Annandale), are eligible to vote in the Democratic Party Primary Elections. There are no Republican Party Primary Elections scheduled in Fairfax County.  Voting hours:  6 AM to 7 PM.  ID is needed to vote.

To determine whether you are registered to vote in these districts, please visit the Virginia State Board of Elections website at or call their office at 703-222-0776.  

For more information and sample ballots


May 25 through May 31st
Sales Tax Holiday

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on May 25th and ending at midnight on May 31st, Virginia is offering a sales tax holiday to allow residents to purchase the supplies and equipment needed for hurricane and flood preparedness. Hurricane and flash flooding season arrives June 1st. The items that will be exempt from sales tax include batteries, flashlights, bottled water, coolers, tarps, plastic sheeting, duct tape, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, portable radios, cell phone chargers, first aid kits and more.
For more information:


Friday, May 29, 2015
Business to Business Opportunity Fair

The Northern Virginia Community College is hosting a Business-to-Business Opportunity Fair at the Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 The other participating agencies and organizations include Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Arlington Co. Economic Development, Fairfax Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The B2B Opportunity Fair will allow small businesses to meet state and local government agency buyers, obtain business loan information, and attend free workshops, including “Becoming SWaM Certified and What is a Micro Business?,” “Micro Loans for Small Businesses,” and “How to do Business with NOVA.”

Online preregistration at is recommended. For further information, please call (703) 538-7412.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Chamber Networking & Luncheon

Virginia’s Infrastructure-2015 Report Card = C-: 
The Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers will discuss Virginia’s aging infrastructure, its challenges, and its effect on business.  The Speaker will also provide some local flavor to the broader trends facing Virginia.

Where:     Juke Box Diner - 7039 John Marr Drive (at the corner of John Marr & Columbia Pk.)
When:      NOON - 1:30 PM
Cost:        $20 Chamber members; $25 Non-Members, payable at the door

Details:    Please RSVP by no later than Tuesday, June 9th with reservations to


Saturday, June 13, 2015
Flea Market - Shop 'Til You Drop

Spots are just $30. If you don't want to be a vendor, come and shop! Find all kinds of treasures like paintings, clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, movies, books, antiques and more! We even had someone selling a car last year! Come out and tell your neighbors to come with you to this 50 Vendor Market. Support our teenagers; help send them to summer camp and discover some great deals at the same time. If you would like to participate sign up ASAP with Pastor Mike at mbailey@capitalbaptist.org3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA  22003....8 am to 3 pm.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sponsored by the Chamber Board of Directors to thank the Membership

From 4-5:00 PM at Silverado’s in the Annandale Shopping Center on Columbia Pike.  Two free admissions per Chamber Membership, $20.00 Non Members, payable at the door.  This is a quick fire networking session you can attend on the way home from work.  Bring lots of business cards and any marketing materials you wish to distribute.  Mixers are a great opportunity to build business relationships. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. We will be celebrating Annandale and the Chamber membership, so make plans to attend and enjoy the friendly networking atmosphere.

For information:

The Ravensworth-Bristow Civic Association (RBCA) has been given a space on which to build a storage shed within the neighborhood, so they can move out of a costly monthly storage unit needed for neighborhood supplies.  The savings on the rental unit will be devoted instead to planning fun community events!  They are putting out a call for any volunteers to assist with helping them fund the project and/or help with building the shed, and foundation.  If you are able to assist, please go to the following website for details.

The RBCA is a volunteer civic association for 700+ homes in Annandale, VA. Their mission is to protect property values, improve public safety, and to promote community. 

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