ANNANDALE News, Events

& Networking Activities


This Sunday, November 23, 2015
NIGHT OF GIVING:  Private Shopping Event

Fairfax County marketing students invite you to be their guest Sunday, November 23, 7:30pm - 10pm, at the Tysons Corner Center "Night of Giving.  This FREE, all hours entertainment &

private shopping event benefits local charities and kicks-off the holiday shopping season. Tickets (Just download this complimentary ticket) are needed for all in attendance and entitle you to:

  •  Exclusive event discounts and gifts-with purchase
  • Musical Entertainment & the Nutcracker performance by the Washington Ballet
  • Food tastings & specially priced restaurants menus
  • Children’s arts & crafts activities
  • Free gift wrapping & fashion shows
  • One-night only event discounts and gifts-with purchase
  • Special meet & greet appearances with Washington athletes, celebrities, DJ’s…

And Santa himself, who landed his sleigh at the new HGTV interactive holiday set. Naughty or nice, everyone can snap an “elfie” with “the Big Guy.”

While many charities are selling tickets for $25, Fairfax County Public School’s Tysons/Falls Church DECA Chapter is providing free tickets to the Fairfax Public School community.

All we ask is that you have fun and remember to deposit your ticket stubs in the boxes located throughout the mall. The charitable organization with the most supporters attending Night of Giving will earn a $10,000 donation from Tysons Corner Center. Funds will support FCPS marketing student scholarships and competitions. For more info and additional tickets, please email or visit us on Facebook at

For Night of Giving event updates, visit
To learn more about DECA, an international organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready, please visit:

Falls Church Academy Classroom-on-the-Mall marketing students are working at this community event as part of project-based learning. Thank you for helping us bring classroom learning to life.


Shocking Development:
Sudden Reversal on Columbia Pike Street Car Project

After years of discussion, votes, exploratory committees, and state funding commitments, the Arlington County Board of Supervisors (with new members recently elected) have

decided in their very questionable wisdom to cancel the Columbia Pike Street Car Project.
AModern day street car uses the sidewalks as loading platforms.nnandale had hung great hopes on seeing Fairfax County extend their portion of the project all along Columbia Pike to Annandale, and onto Fairfax Corner, connecting us conveniently to Metro at one end, shopping at both ends, and to encourage greater retail revitalization along all of Columbia Pike. 

We can only hope that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will not be so near sighted and work to connect Bailey's and Annandale to Fairfax and beyond with a street car system of their own.  Below, is the statement released by Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova on November 18, 2014.


Statement from Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Supervisor Penny Gross regarding Columbia Pike

Streetcar Project

We are both saddened and disappointed by the Arlington Board’s decision to end the Columbia Pike Streetcar project.  More than a decade of work has gone into the project, and the streetcar alternative for Columbia Pike has been approved by both the Arlington and Fairfax County boards on multiple occasions.  Recently, considerable progress has been made towards completing the project in 2020.  We continue to believe that the implementation of the streetcar would provide both transportation and economic development benefits to the corridor, as demonstrated repeatedly through multiple analyses. In addition, businesses and residents in both counties have been eagerly waiting its arrival.

We also want to express our sincere appreciation to Governor Terry McAuliffe, Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne and Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Jennifer Mitchell for their personal and professional interest in the project and their support for their financial support of the project. We are grateful for their willingness to assist with this important transportation priority for eastern Fairfax County.

Although we believe the decision to end the project is short-sighted, we recognize that the project cannot happen without the support of the Arlington Board. However, we remain committed to providing high quality transit for the residents, workers and businesses in the Bailey’s Crossroads area. Such transit is important to unlocking the potential in this area of Fairfax County and will assist the area in transforming itself into the attractive, urban destination with a supportive transportation system.  

November and December 2014
Holiday Events at AnnSandra

AnnSandra will be hosting a score of fun Special Events on Saturdays (and some Sundays) with special offerings that will fill your holiday shopping list.   Events include product lines from Wainright, Herend, Juliska, Waterford, Simon Pearce, Annieglass, Vera Bradley, Tumi Luggage, Two's Company, Mariposa, and many more...See AnnSandra's event page at

4417 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA  22003


Dec. 20, 2014 &
Feb 21, and March 21
, 2015

Lion Club Citrus Sale

The Annandale Lions Club will host their annual Citrus Fruit Sale from 8:30 AM to 2 PM or sooner, if sold out, on the dates listed above.  Visit them at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club located at 7530 Little River Turnpike, next to Wendy's  They even offer drive through service so you can stay in the warmth of your car.  Proceeds are used for the Lions sight and hearing projects in our community. 

For more information:


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.  

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22312


Thursday, January 8, 2015Rethinking your Business, Life and Productivity
We all have the same 24 hours in a day and have to juggle career, relationships, family, health, exercise, and social life.  In real estate, there is a

concept known as the, "highest and best use" of a property...So what's the highest and best use of your work and personal time?

Chris Haddon, business owner, author, entrepreneur, syndicated iHeart Radio and Money for Lunch personality, and real estate investor & educator, will address how to manage your work and life, how to make opportunities into habits, and the snowball strategy for business clients.  Chris will reference insightful information from his upcoming book, The "Whiteboard:  Rethinking your business, Life and Productivity", which promises to be a great read to start the New Year off right.

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, January 6th with reservations to


Sat.   March 21, 2015: 10am-5pm Sun.  March 22, 2015:  11am-4pm
Antique Heisey Glass Show
Exquisitely Beautiful ~ Affordable ~ Made in America
More about Heisey

Download this showcard for a discounted entry to the 2015 Antique Heisey Show and Sale.


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