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Annandale News: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATION- August 5th
Annandale News: Increased State Funding for Columbia Pk Streetcar
Annandale News: Free Special Interest Classes for Businesses
Annandale News: Annandale, Fourth Best Town in Virginia
Revitalization: The Annandale Comprehensive Plan
Revitalization: The Long Awaited Revitalization of Annandale Begins
Annandale History: Ravensworth Plantation - 1796
Annandale Major Events: 2014 Fall Festival
& Parade Registration
Annandale Shopping: AnnSandra - Newly Expanded
Annandale Shopping: Artisans United Craft Gallery
Annandale Restaurants: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Annandale News & Networking Activities
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - Feature Film: Rio 2
Join your neighbors to celebrate National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center. Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of fun, a feature film, popcorn, children's activities, glitter tattoos, free raffles and refreshments. 7042 Columbia Pike & Gallows Road, Annandale, VA 22003
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JOIN A SWIM & TENNIS CLUB THIS SUMMER
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Farmers Markets Now Open
for times, locations and general information....
ANNANDALE FALL FESTIVAL
SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Over 100 Gift Vendors
Vendor, Entertainment, Volunteer, & Parade Registration Forms
Register soon before all spaces are gone
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. This is the largest public event in Greater Annandale attended by over 10,000 people. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family, and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day!
In the Food & Entertainment Zone, Rock, County, & Jazz Bands along with costumed international dancers, will entertain. Japanese, Thai, Nigerian, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin cuisines will be represented along with the perennial favorites such as barbeque, Philly cheese steaks, burgers and fried chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones, home baked good, cotton candy, Kettle Corn, and Jaguar Joe Coffee.
In the Community Market there will be one hundred vendors to include numerous artisan handcrafts. The ever popular Pet Vendors will again feature a broad range of clever pet accessories, dog trainers & walkers, and gourmet pet food. Children’s books & toys, endearing marionettes, herbal wraps & wreaths, garden accessories, quality giftware from major manufacturers, silks, handbags, exquisite hair jewelry, fashion accessories, and professional stylists will fill-out the Community Market.
The Kids Zone will host rides and interactive games appropriate for all ages. Bungee jumps, an Obstacle Course, the Giant Slide, and Toddler Play in Lil’ Pirates Cove are just a small sampling of what is planned. Finally, antique & classic cars, fire trucks, and the Nationwide NASCAR & simulator, sponsored by Burke & Burke Insurance, await your exploration.
Vendor, Volunteer, Entertainment, and Sponsor Forms along with the parade entry form can be found under Our Events/Fall Festival & Parade. Don't delay; space fills quickly at both the festival and parade.
The Annandale Parade
Cited in 2013 as one of,
"THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA"
The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church near Gallows Road all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater AnnAndale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.
The Falls Church Academy at FCHS will be preparing career experiences for the 2014-2015 academic year. If you are interested in speaking to one of their classes, offering a field trip, or hosting their students for an intern-ship or job shadow, please contact Jill Burrer, Career Experience Specialist at email@example.com
Students from 20 different county high schools attend Falls Church Academy, whose mission is to serve as a professional learning community that provides high school students with hands-on real life applications to explore careers in health and human services, while gaining practical skills, confidence and enthusiasm to thrive in 21st century workplace. For more information www.fcps.edu/fallschurchacademy
Campus to Community Outreach
Have you, as a business owner or professional, had days or even seasons, where small tasks become overwhelming? Have you wished to take a vacation from the minutiae of multiple projects? Have you wondered how to locate temporary help? Students at Westwood College might provide a workable solution. Annandale’s Westwood College Campus to Community Outreach encourages students to seek positive opportunities that will give back to the Annandale community. Westwood’s 4-by-4 Program encourages businesses and students to collaborate on creating student work experiences, and relationships that will provide skill development in the student’s career field.
For more information or to speak with the college......
Westwood College is Offering Free
Special Interest Classes to Annandale Businesses
Annandale's Westwood College has scheduled several 2 hour "How-To-Do" classes from the graphic artist's approach to creating special event flyers to Successful Small Business Networking and invites Chamber members to participate. There is no charge for the classes but space is limited so register soon. For more information about these classes...
Summer Concerts in the Park
Spotlight by Starlight at Mason District Park
Braddock Nights at Ossian Hall Park
for times, locations and general information...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Chamber Luncheon - Annandale's Revitalization
Meet talented Bethesda Architect, Faik Tugber, and other members of the development team, who are reinventing the bowling alley site into modern day apartments ideally suited for young professionals. See the renderings, see the exceptional amenities, see the lush landscaping, and learn just why this project answers Annandale’s need to retain their next generation of leaders & volunteers, while setting a bench mark for further needed revitalization
Where: Juke Box Diner - 7039 John Marr Drive (at the corner of John Marr & Columbia Pk.)
When: NOON - 1:30 PMCost: $20 Chamber members; $25 Non-Members, payable at the door
Details: Please RSVP by no later than Wednesday, Sept. 10th with reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Celebrate Grandparents' Day with a Tea Party
Honor multi generations from 2 - 3 p.m., at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce Street in Annandale. Celebrate National Grandparents Day with a multigenerational tea party! Enjoy tea in china cups, old-fashioned tea treats, and learn about extended families in wildlife. Children can create a special gift for their grandparents or other special adult in their life. Children must be accompanied by an adult, who is registered in the program. Preregistration required and can be done by calling 703-222-4664, or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hiddenoaks (under public programs).
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce Street in Annandale.
(one block off Hummer Road)
Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fall Garden Day and Plant Sale
Fall is a great time to plant, and Green Spring Gardens is hosting numerous local plant vendors to satisfy your gardening needs. Live music, a silent auction and bake sale add to the festivities. Come and support one of Virginia’s most innovative public gardens. FREE.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
8:00 Am to 2:30 PM at the Gov't Center
Small Business Conference, Vendor Forum
Last year, approximately 45 percent of Fairfax County Government’s purchasing was with small, women-owned and minority-own
ed (SWaM) businesses. Hosted by the Fairfax County Small Business commission and the Dept. of Purchasing & Supply Management. The Vendor Forum is a unique opportunity for SWaM business owners to learn about selling your goods and services to the county. The event includes:
Sunday, December 7, Noon-4 p.m.
Gardeners’ Holiday Open House
Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the garden. This festive day is for gardeners of all ages, individuals and families. Register in advance for the 1 p.m. children’s puppet show, enter the annual gingerbread house contest, and catch a ride on the trackless train.
The Long-Awaited Revitalization of Annandale Begins
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