Chamber Calendar of Events


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


LUNCHEONS 2017-2018:  Noon to 1:30 PM - cost $25.00 for members and $28.00 for non members, payable at the door which includes the lunch.  (Cash, check, or charge accepted.)  Formal Networking Sessions will be conducted at luncheons some months, and speakers will present topics of business interest in others.  Networking Events are held in Sept. & Oct, and February & May. 

 

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.  

Networking Luncheons are held at the Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA  22003 unless otherwise noted on the website.  Reservations are needed along with menu selections the Monday prior to each luncheon.  Menus will be available on the Chamber’s website calendar one month in advance of each luncheon.  Please email your RSVP to:  info@annandalechamber.com 

If Fairfax County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Luncheons will be cancelled.

Thursday, September 14, 2017:   The State of Commercial Property in Annandale:  What will it take to attract Revitalization Projects?  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about growth and development in the Annandale Marketplace.

Speaker:  Greg McGillicuddy is a Vice President and Principal Broker at Trust Properties and Chairman of Annandale’s Revitalization Committee.  Greg grew up in Arlington and returned here after completing his studies at Harvard and John Hopkins.  Greg is one of the most knowledgeable brokers in local real estate, with more than 28 years of experience in the sales and leasing of office, retail and industrial properties and has managed more than two million square feet of properties in the Greater Metro area, including numerous properties here in Annandale.    

Thursday, October 12, 2017:  Did you know that there were nearly 92,000 job postings in the northern Virginia region last quarter? And yet, we consistently read in the news and hear from regional employers that they cannot find the talent to fill these open jobs. The impact is a significant shortage of skilled individuals capable of driving innovation and keeping companies globally competitive. NOVA Workforce conducts research on economic conditions and the labor market. Using this intelligence information, strategic partnerships are formed in Northern Virginia to grow a robust talent pipeline that meets the needs of employers in the region. This presentation will cover key workforce trends, the strategy for supporting our regional economy, and review of opportunities for collaboration.

The speaker will be Melanie Stover, a Director in the Workforce Development Division at NVCC.

Wednesday, November 15:  Inter-Service Luncheon
Opportunity to meet with representatives of other service organizations in the community.  Annandale High School Bistro at Noon.  Arrive early as you must check-in with the school's front office showing ID.  RSVP to bkahane@cox.net not later than 1 Nov is required for anyone planning on attending.  If your plans change – please advise. Speaker to be announced.  contact the Annandale Rotary for details. 

Other Networking Opportunities:
Thursdays                
October 28, 2017                  
February 8, 2018                                             
May 10, 2018


 

MAJOR CHAMBER EVENTS

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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 the Bowling Alley-Safeway, 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.  Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-seven year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year. Entry in the parade is free to Chamber members. 

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

 

March 18 & 19, 2017
Antique Heisey Glass Show & Sale

Antique Heisey Show and Sale, Annandale, VAMark your calendars and start making your gift list for the All Heisey Antique Glass Show & Sale.  The National Heisey Collectors Club has announced that their Forty-Fourth annual show will take place at the Annandale Fire House on Columbia Pike.  Heisey glass is exquisitely beautiful, affordable, and made in America.   For more information and a discount admission card, READ MORE  

The 2017 Show and Sale will showcase Heisey Candy Jars in a special display.

LOCATION:
Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept
7128 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA  22003
parking on site
Sat.   March 18, 2017: 10am-5pm
Sun.  March 19, 2017:  11am-4pm

2017 Antique Heisey Show and Sale, Annandale, VA


April 2018

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 2018
Annandale Bed Race 

Gather a team of 5 to race pediatric beds in a timed competition to benefit community activities and projects.  Team sponsors receive widespread publicity and recognition.
Bed Race Information

 

First Tuesday in August 2018
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the Annandale Shopping Center
Annandale 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 for children and families.

When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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

 

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

Lambros Fine JewelersLambros Fine Jewelers
7137 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  
(703) 354-1038  READ MORE

 


Sunday, November 24 through

Monday November 27
AnnSandra Vera Bradley Event

 

Monday, November 27
Yoga for Gardeners

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Adults) This class features a gentle introduction to the vinyasa method which helps participants increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Class held indoors. $37/person for 3 lessons. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 426 2402 or call 703-642-5173.  

Friday, December 1
Ladies Night at AnnSandra

 

Saturday, December 2
Winter Wreath Workshop

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (14-Adult) Create a beautiful, winter wreath to take home for your front door after Green Spring staff demonstrate the dazzling possibilities. Greens, forms, ribbon, and cones included in the $25 supply fee. Please register for the program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 484 6901 for the program and code 290 484 6902 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.


Saturday, December 2
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

The workshop will cover four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:  cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. No charge or registration; just come.  Light refreshments at 9:30 a.m.  Speaker is Jane Priest form the Alzheimer’s Association.  Co-sponsored by Shepherd’s Center of Annandale/Springfield.

Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale.  Call 703-941-4113 for more information.

Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 3
Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair

Find that perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one, or for yourself, at one of Northern Virginia’s longest-running arts and crafts shows. Don’t miss the 40th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter the first weekend in December.

Shop for top-quality handmade arts and crafts offered by nearly 100 of the area’s finest artisans. Door prizes will be award, too.

The show runs on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person; children age 12 and under are admitted free. Download Flyer

Audrey Moore RECenter is located at 8100 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA.

 

Sunday, December 3                                 
Gardeners Holiday Open House

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center(All ages) 12-4 p.m. Free admission. Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the garden featuring holiday decorations and seasonal displays, live music, holiday breads and ornaments for sale, and free refreshments. This festive day is for gardeners of all ages. Bring the children to a holiday puppet show by Bob Brown Puppets at 1 pm and 3 pm ($5/person; advance registration recommended.) Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please call 703-642-5173 for more information.

 

Sunday, December 3
Gardeners’ Holiday: Puppet Show                

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center2 sessions: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (2-Adult) Register in advance for this festive, holiday puppet show by a professional troupe. Before or after the show enjoy the Gardeners’ holiday open house sponsored by the Friends of Green Spring. $5/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 489 4301 for the 1 p.m. show or 290 489 4302 for the 3 p.m. show, or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Monday, December 4
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore nature-themed topics. December’s topic is “Animals.” Adult must accompany registered child. $6/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2704 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Thursday, December 7
Christmas Candlelight Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations required, $45 per person.

 

Thursday, December 7
Longwood Gardens Holiday Lights, Kennett Square, PA

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center11 am to 11 pm (Adult) Includes motor coach, garden admission and tour. Longwood Gardens holiday wonderland sparkles with more than 500,000 twinkling lights, spectacular per­forming fountains, festive floral displays and live mu­sic. Come along and let the holiday season begin. Bus departs from Spring Gardens at 11 am and returns at 11 pm Trip cancellation deadline is Nov. 23, 2017.  $116/person. Code 290 491 5901

Saturday, December 9
Family Fun: Excellent Evergreens

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (5-Adult) Learn about the wonderful world of evergreen trees and plants that really stand out this time of year. Enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and an evergreen craft to decorate your home. $6 a person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2401 or call 703-642-5173.  

Saturday, December 9
Natural Holiday Ornaments Workshop

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (16-Adult) Horticulturist Nancy Olney and her team of volunteers have been crafting nature-inspired holiday decorations for the Green Spring Historic House for years. Now you can copy them or create your own as Nancy leads you through crafting a few natural decorations and ornaments to take home. She also shows you some of her favorite projects that you can recreate on your own. $38/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 483 1101 or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, December 9
Christmas Candlelight Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations Required, $45 per erpson

 

Sunday, December 10
Floral Workshop: Williamsburg Center­piece
Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Adult)
Make a beautiful Williamsburg-style Christ­mas centerpiece complete with greens, fruit and dried material. Florist Chuck Mason shows you techniques and leads you through the take-home project. Please register for the program and supply fee. The program is $38, and the supply fee is $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 433 7101 for the program and code 290 433 7102 for the supply fee or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Sunday, December 10
Christmas Candlelight Tea
Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Program is by reservation only. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.  Reservations required, $45 per person.

Thursday, December 14 at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.

Capital Baptist Church
3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA, 22003
Heidi Garvis
heidi@caringconsiderations.com


Saturday, December 16
Breakfast with Santa
9:00-11:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa at MagillsMagill's Restaurant
7201 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  22003 
(across from Giant Food)

703-750-3344


Saturday, December 16
The Nutcracker

Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSOand the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish. Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

Performed by the Fairfax Symphony and the Fairfax Ballet at the George Mason University Center for the Arts - 4:00 p.m.  Purchase tickets at www.fairfaxsymphony.org or by calling 888-945-2468 and save $5.00 by mentioning promo code GIVES2. Save money and support the Annandale High School Orchestra at the same time!  The Fairfax Symphony has partnered with AHS orchestras, and a portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased using this code will be donated to the music programs.

 

Monday, December 18
Garden Buds

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month! Your child will enjoy different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. $5/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 402 8604 or call 703-642-5173.  

Through
Tuesday, December 19

Art Show

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture CenterCome to Green Spring Gardens and see “Nature from Three Points of View”, the work of Jan Burns, Madeleine Chen, and Shari MacFarlane, at the Horticulture Center. In the Historic House, we will be featuring "The Birds, the Bees, the Flowers, the Trees and Other Things!", works in watercolor by Caroline and Erik Hottenstein. Both are on display from October 24 through December 19. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please call 703-642-5173 for more information.

 
Friday, January 12

Garden Talk:  Fixes for a Tired Garden

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Adults) Are you tired of your current landscape design or lack of one? Does your landscape meet your needs? This Do-Over class with Master Gardeners will help you determine your needs and create a plan that matches your style. The cost of this program is $10/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or 703-642-5173.

 

Friday, January 12
Garden Talk:  Fixes for a Tired Garden

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (5-Adult) It's a party to celebrate trees in the winter! Take a walk in the woods to examine trees in their wintry state. Get to know some evergreens and learn how critters use trees as their homes during our coldest months. $6/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register parents and children online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes   or call 703-642-5173.  

 

Saturday, January 20
Tea Tasting:  A Tea for Each Continent

Green Spring Gardens Tea Program
Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houses

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Adults) Sample teas from each of the seven continents of the world. This special selection spans the full range of tea types. Hear about their distinct characteristics and pair them with traditional accompaniments as you savor this intercontinental tour of tea! The cost of this program is $25/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Historic Manor House Teas:  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

 

Sunday, January 21
Winter Lecture Series: 
Trees Find Their Voices

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Adults) Green Spring historian Debbie Waugh reveals what trees can tell us through the science of dendrochronology. Hear how tree-ring dating interprets long-ago environmental events and helps to predict future trends. Discover fascinating findings of dendrochronology, from dating Viking ships to pinpointing a construction date for Green Spring’s Historic House. The cost of this program is $10/person. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes   or call 703-642-5173.

Monday, January 22
Garden Buds

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 a.m. to 11 a.m (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children's Discovery Garden one Monday a month. Your child enjoys different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure. $5/child. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.  Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes  or call 703-642-5173.

 

Sunday, January 28
The Agony Aunt
Green Spring Gardens Tea ProgramFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houses
(Adults) The advice column goes back centuries.  Discover how the problem pages of times past shed light on many aspects of society and hear some of the advice dispensed by early agony aunts.  Manyof the dilemmas remain the same, but the advice has changed considerably!  1-3 pm.  $32/person for program and full English Tea or $12 for program only.Reservations are required. 

703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

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.


Second Thursdays at 7 PM
Alzheimer's Support Group
These meetings provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information & directions.

Capital Baptist Church
3504 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA, 22003
Heidi Garvis
heidi@caringconsiderations.com
Melissa Long
Melissa.j.long@outlook.com 

 


News and Local Issue

Major Events in Annandale


Support Chamber Partners:

AnnSandra Gifts
Trust Properties
Kenwood School and Summer Day Camp
Westminster School & the Griffin Academy
Lambros Jewelers
Steinhorst Plumbing
PNC Bank
BB&T Bank
Annandale Shopping Center
Kinneman Insurance
Annandale Boys & Girls Club
Pearson Realty
Al Hamra Restaurant

 Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO
and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will
always cherish. Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing
snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and
mischievous mice. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

 

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