Chamber Calendar of Events

The Chamber Year Runs July 1st through June 30th with
Networking activities generally suspended during July and August

Chamber Networking is about building relationships with new business contacts, identifying potential new customers, while providing an opportunity to meet fellow members in a congenial relaxed setting.  Expand your professional address book along with your business base. 

The chamber sponsors networking luncheons and arranges member sponsored evening Mixers.   Beginning this fall, the chamber will be hosting regular Midday Marketing Receptions at the new chamber office.  Invitations will be issued to small groups rotating through the chamber membership in order to offer you a new opportunity to meet as many chamber members and business owners as possible over the course of the year.  Lasting only one hour, you can improve your contact list quickly and effectively.

Midday Marketing Reception

As a chamber member, if you wish to host a MIXER (usually 4-6 pm) contact the chamber office.  This is an effective way to show off your facility, advertise your business, and entertain fellow chamber members on their way home from work.


Saturday, October 27, 2018
The Annandale Parade
The Annandale Parade
The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to Markham Place. Thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, Waving Politicians and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of G
reater Annandale.  This event celebrates the diversity of our community and offers us a unique opportunity to promote Annandale’s spirit, camaraderie, and our sponsors while hosting a fun packed event for the community.  Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-eight year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Chamber Partners & sponsors are given priority parade positions.

SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.  
Parade Information and RegistrationThe Annandale Parade 2018

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ANNUAL EVENTS

April 2019

Annandale Clean-Up Day
This annual clean-up runs from 9:00 am to NOON with volunteers assembling at the George Mason Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike.  Help keep Annandale litter free and volunteer a couple of hours and meet so many community members. Supervised scout troops and students needing to fulfill community service hours are most welcome to participate


Saturday, May 2019
Annandale Bed Race 

Businesses gather teams of 5 to race pediatric hospital beds in a timed competition to benefit community activities and projects.  Team sponsors receive widespread publicity and recognition. Sponsor a team for this whacky race or participate
as a spectator.  Prizes will be given for the fastest team, best decorated bed, and for the team with the most spirit.  Bed sponsors will also be given a vendor space to promote your business. 
Bed Race Information



First Tuesday in August  (August 7, 2018)
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the Annandale Shopping Center
AnnaNational Night Out, 2018ndale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, (first Tuesday of each August) where free glitter tattoos, face painting, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations, raffles and children's activities are planned (all FREE) to promote community involvement in crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. Bring the family, your neighbors and friends to enjoy this evening of family fun, and the opportunity to meet local fire and police officers.  FREE activities, carnival games, food and fun for children and families.
When:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time:    6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Annandale Shopping Center
7042 Columbia Pike (& Gallows Road),  Annandale, VA  22003
For more information and photos of National Night Out in Annandale


Fourth Saturday in October  (October 27, 2018)
The Annandale Parade

The Annandale Parade The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to Markham Place. Thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, Waving Politicians 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.  This event celebrates the diversity of our community and offers us a unique opportunity to promote Annandale’s spirit, camaraderie, and our sponsors while hosting a fun packed event for the community.  Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-eight year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Chamber Partners & sponsors are given priority parade positions.

SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.
 
Parade Information and Registration

Advertising Opportunities with the Annandale Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to announce that limited ad space is now available on the Chamber’s new website.  For only $60 per month (minimum 6 months), your advertisement will be shown on the front page at www.annandalechamber.com

Anyone clicking your ad will be led to your company’s own website.  Don’t miss this opportunity for some of the best niche advertising available at below market rates. If combined with print ads in the ENDEAVOR news magazine, a 10% discount on both print and web advertisements will be given.  Please see the form below for details.  Don't wait, as space is limited and preference will be given to Chamber Members.

Advertising Rates and Specifications

Community Calendar

Annandale

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Thursday, October 18
Fall Garden Tour and Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House(Adult - 1:00 pm) Take the garden path less traveled and explore the beauty of fall on a docent-led tour of Green Spring’s woodland stream valley and ponds. Stroll through this lush, naturalistic area and discover its varied plantings, streambank, magnolia bog, and wildlife. Hear the story of our c. 1830 Spring House and the…
$12 tour only, $32 tour and tea.

Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Sunday, October 21
NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra 25th Anniversary Concert Series

Join musicians from the orchestra at the historic Alexandria Lyceum as they celebrate 25 years of beautiful music. The program will include string quartets performing selection by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, and more. Presented by the Reunion Music Society, Inc.   7:00 PM

Tickets are available online at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nova-annandale-chamber-orchestra-25th-anniversary-recital-tickets-50245844674.

The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314.  For more information, please visit our website www.reunionmusicsociety.org

Saturday, October 20
Hunger Walk

The 2018 Annandale CROP Hunger Walk will be held at 8 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park. The Annandale CROP Hunger Walk raises funds for Church World Service's (CWS)  hunger and refugee relief and development programs and for ACCA. Walkers collect donations to CWS from sponsors online or by check or cash.  

Youth through grade 12 are invited to make posters to promote the Annandale CROP Walk and to learn about hunger and poverty. The posters should be 14" x 22" or smaller. Please mark the artist's name, age and church on the back and submit by October 10. For more information please contact Camille Mittelholtz, walk coordinator, at 703 573-0074 or by email at accacrop@gmail.com or kcmittelholtz@gmail.com.


Monday, October 22
Charity Golf Outing

PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families announces that the Young Executives Committee of the Tower Club is hosting their inaugural Charity Golf Outing with proceeds supporting the PHILLIPS "Changing the Employment Landscape for Youth" capital campaign to build a commercial kitchen, vertical farm and support our Career Partners Program.  The event is scheduled for October 22, 2018 at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club.  Become involved  by contacting  Debi Alexander at debi.alexander@phillipsprograms.org

 

Saturday, October 27
Annual Annandale Parade

The Annandale Parade The popular Annandale Parade will march along Columbia Pike from the Annandale Shopping Center at Gallows Road, all the way to Markham Place. Thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, Waving Politicians 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.  This event celebrates the diversity of our community and offers us a unique opportunity to promote Annandale’s spirit, camaraderie, and our sponsors while hosting a fun packed event for the community.  Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-eight year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Chamber Partners & sponsors are given priority parade positions.

SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.
 
Parade Information and Registration

Saturday, November 10
Capital Caring’s Caregiver Expo 2018 

If you’re a caregiver, you are not alone. Capital Caring’s Caregiver Expo will include dozens of exhibitors offering information, valuable services, no-cost health screenings and more. Complimentary respite care provided upon request.

Admission and parking is free. Light refreshments will be available.  Hosted by Capital Caring in partnership with WJLA-TV and AARP.  Register online: CapitalCaring.org/CaregiverExpo

Sunday, November 11
What a Coincidence Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House(Adult - 1:00 pm) What are the odds? Some coincidences seemingly changed the course of history, yet historians debate the value of happenstance in interpreting the past. Hear theories on why coincidences happen and what they mean, and discover some of the most remarkable known coincidences and chance events in human…
$12 tour only, $32 tour and tea.

Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Sunday, November 18
Holiday Windows Tea Historic Manor House where formal English Tea & Garden Programs are held.
(Adults - 1:00 PM
) Black Friday marks the start of holiday shopping season when retailers offer their most extravagant window displays. Hear about the history of holiday window dressing and view magical holiday windows past and present as we unveil the festive season through the shopping glass! $32.00 program and tea, $12 program only.    Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Wednesday, November 21 through
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Festival of Lights

Bull Run Park Festival of LIghtsEvery year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.

Want to avoid the crowds? Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are our busiest nights. Please take advantage of the Monday through Thursday discounted price and avoid a long wait.

$20-25 per car depending on date. 
5:30 - 9:30 pm Monday - Thursday
5:30 - 10 pm Friday through Sunday and Holidays
7700 Bull Run Drive, Centrerville, VA 
703-352-5900
Bull Run Park
is located in Fairfax County, VA just off of Interstate 66 in Centreville, on Rt. 29 (Lee Highway). It is located approximately 35 miles west of Washington, D.C. near the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Saturday, December 1
Sunday, December 2
Holiday Arts & Crafts Show Set at Audrey Moore RECenter

Holiday Arts and Craft Show, Annandale, VAThe Fairfax County Park Authority will hold its 41st Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2018.  This is your opportunity to find unique holiday gifts at one of Northern Virginia’s longest-running arts and crafts shows.  The show runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Shop for top-quality handmade arts and craft offered by nearly 100 of the area’s finest artisans.  The event will feature door prizes as well.  Admission is $2 per person; children age 12 and under are admitted free. 

Audrey Moore RECenter is located at 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale, VA.  For more information, call 703-321-7081.

Thursday, December 6
Christmas Candlelight TeaHistoric Manor House where formal English Tea & Garden Programs are held.
(13+) 4:00 pm.   Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving. Hear a selection of beautiful Christmas poems – traditional and contemporary - that will inspire and entertain you as you relax over a special holiday tea by candlelight. Favor bag and door prizes included.   $45.00. 
Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Saturday, December 8
Christmas Candlelight TeaHistoric Manor House where formal English Tea & Garden Programs are held.
(13+) 4:00 pm.   Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving. Hear a selection of beautiful Christmas poems – traditional and contemporary - that will inspire and entertain you as you relax over a special holiday tea by candlelight. Favor bag and door prizes included.   $45.00.  Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Sunday, December 9
Christmas Candlelight TeaHistoric Manor House where formal English Tea & Garden Programs are held.
(13+) 4:00 pm.   Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving. Hear a selection of beautiful Christmas poems – traditional and contemporary - that will inspire and entertain you as you relax over a special holiday tea by candlelight. Favor bag and door prizes included.   $45.00.  Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Friday, December 14

Saturday, December 15
Christmas Illuminations at Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon Christmas Illuminations
Join Mount Vernon for an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music, with fireworks beginning around 8PM. Take a stroll through the estate while being serenaded by local choirs, visit with re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment, and learn 18th-century dance moves from costumed guides in the Greenhouse. George and Martha Washington will also be on site to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests.

Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate. Keep toasty by warming up by a bonfire, visiting the blacksmith shop, or enjoying some hot chocolate or cider. Additional food will be available for purchase. The Museum and Education Center will also be open from 5:30-9PM

Admission::  Fireworks with Mansion tour:$35 adult, $25 youth. Fireworks without Mansion Tour: $30 adult, $20 youth

Address:  3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone:  703-780-2000

Friday, December 21
The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker Ballet
 Presenting world-class entertainment and a diverse collection of performances, George Mason University's Center for the Arts is the proud home to this great Holiday classic. Admission starts t $28, all patrons must have a ticket. 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA  22030 1-888-945-2468.



Fridays & Saturdays BINGO
Annandale Boys and Girls Club

6200 D. Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA  22312  .  703-642-9581  .  www.abgc.org



The American LegionThe Annandale American Legion Post 1976 is recruiting new members.  Veterans and family members welcome to join.  Party hall rental is free for all members.  Call 703-408-9123 and ask for Diane Ramsey.

4206 Daniels Ave, Annandale, VA 22003
(behind the Bank of America building on Columbia Pike)


Member Locations
with Ongoing Programs

Green Spring Gardens Garden Programs

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens:  703-642-5173 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

Green Spring Gardens Garden Talk

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
Register by phone 703-642-5173 or online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp

 

Green Spring Gardens Tea ProgramFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houses
Historic Manor House Teas:  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

 

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center   Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

Only a few of the Park Programs are listed above.  For a complete schedule, consult their individual website and complete Concerts in the Park Schedule.


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