Chamber Calendar of Events


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Friday, March 16, 2018
Networking Mixer  -  5-7 PM
Shake off Hosts of the March 16th Mixerthose Winter Blues and Celebrate the Wearing of the Green at this Chamber Mixer hosted by the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics located at 7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 115, Annandale. 

You've enjoyed these Docs at the Annandale Parade and now you have a chance to visit their office and enjoy their hospitality.  This will be a fun opportunity to mix and network with fellow chamber members and other local businesses on your way home from work.
 
Please RSVP to info@annandalechamber.com by March 14th. 
Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics
7630 Little River Turnpike,  Suite115
Annandale, VA  22003


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. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018
TAX TALK for Small Businesses - NEW TAX LAWS:  George Kresslein, a whimsical & lighthearted CPA, author of TAX TALK & brilliant speaker has been asked back as a special treat.   George is a font of knowledge and will help you understand the latest changes for both business and personal returns. You may or may not be better off and if adjustments in planning are required, it is best to know it now.  Let George make discussing tax issues fun and understandable.  

Friday, March 16, 2018
Networking Mixer  -  5-7 PM
Shake off Hosts of the March 16th Mixerthose Winter Blues and Celebrate the Wearing of the Green at this Chamber Mixer hosted by the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics located at 7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 115, Annandale. 

You've enjoyed these Docs at the Annandale Parade and now you have a chance to visit their offices and enjoy their hospitality.  This will be a fun opportunity to mix and network with fellow chamber members and other local businesses on your way home from work.
 
Please RSVP to info@annandalechamber.com by March 14th. 

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Other Networking Opportunities: TBA             
Thursday, 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

 
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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 



Saturday, February 17

Chinese New Year:  Year of the Dog
(4-Ad
Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAult) Celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional games and stories at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.  Paint your Chinese zodiac animal, make a craft and participate in a Lion Dance.  2-3 pm, cost $8 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the programRegister online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/par/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale...just off Hummer Road.

February 18-March18

Get Expert Gardening Advice in
Green Spring’s Winter Lecture Series

 Green Spring GardensYou don’t have to be dormant just because your garden is! Come to Green Spring Gardens on Sunday afternoons this winter to get expert advice on how to make your garden thrive when the weather warms up.

Green Spring will again host its popular Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series on Sunday afternoons in January, February and March 2018 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy presentations by authors, garden designers, scientists and other garden enthusiasts. After the lectures, meet the speakers and enjoy refreshments. The lineup is:
February 18 – Design Inspirations
February 25 – Harvesting Garden Water
March 4 – Evergreen Azaleas
March 11 – Foodscape Revolution
March 18 – Amazing Plants for Shade

These lectures are designed for adults. The cost of each is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 

Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703-642-5173 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/.

Sunday, March 4
The Origins of Manners
(AduFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houselts) Concepts of courtesy and good manners have defined cultures throughout history and made social interaction run smoothly. Learn how manners have changed from medieval times to the Victorian era to the present day, and consider the differences between "good manners” and “etiquette.” Reservations are required for this event from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $32 per person for the program and tea; $12 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987.

Saturday, March 3
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Extravaganza
(4-Ad
Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAult)  Naturalists at Hidden Oaks Nature Center share the tales of "Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz" and others and show that real woodland creatures share some of the same talents.  Meet live animals and make crafts in this program.  Cost is $7 per person, 2-3:30 pm.   Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the programRegister online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/par/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale...just off Hummer Road.


Friday, March 9
Are You Ready for the Battle of the Bands?

Annandale High School
Do you have a great band or music group?  Sign up to play in Annandale High School's 2018 Battle of the Bands!  Prizes awarded to the top bands!  All musical genres are welcomed - rap, rock, country, jazz, a cappella, quartets, etc.  Enter by February 28th by emailing BattleOfTheBandsAnnandale@gmail.com.

 

Friday, March 16, 2018
Networking Mixer  -  5-7 PM
Shake off Hosts of the March 16th Mixerthose Winter Blues and Celebrate the Wearing of the Green at this Chamber Mixer hosted by the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics located at 7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 115, Annandale. 

You've enjoyed these Docs at the Annandale Parade and now you have a chance to visit their office and enjoy their hospitality.  This will be a fun opportunity to mix and network with fellow chamber members and other local businesses on your way home from work.
 
Please RSVP to info@annandalechamber.com by March 14th. 

Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics
7630 Little River Turnpike,  Suite115
Annandale, VA  22003

Saturday, March 17
Downton Fashion:  Two Dresses, Two Eras

(AduFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Houselts) Artist Caroline Hottenstein showcases her two custom-made dresses that span the brief time period – 1912 to 1925 - portrayed in the TV show Downton Abbey. One is Titanic-era, one a 1920s Flapper design. Hear about this rapid evolution of women’s fashion and how the styles reflect two quite distinct eras. Reservations are required for this event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $38 per person for the program and tea; $18 for the program only. Call 703-941-7987. 1:00 PM

Sunday, March 18
Woo
dland Wildlife Egg Hunt

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA(3-8 yrs.)  1 and 1:30 p.m. - In groups of 10, enjoy an easy walk at Hidden Oaks Nature Center to meet costumed woodland characters along a half-mile, non-paved woodland trail. Get an entertaining look at how different animals raise their young. Collect 10 eggs with non-candy treats. See live frog eggs and meet some spring critters.  The 45-minute programs begin at 1 and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $8 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/par/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale...just off Hummer Road.

Thursdays, Beginning March 22
Suicide Loss Support Group

Haven of Northern VirginiaHaven of Northern Virginia is offering a free six-week program on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm.  Space is limited and registration and a six week commitment are required.  For information and registration, call 703-941-7000 or email havenofnova@verizon.net.
www.havenofnova.org 

4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale


Sunday, March 25 at 1 pm
Thursday, March 29 at 9:30 am
Friday, March 30  at 10 am
Saturday, March 31 at 1 pm
Sunday, April 1 at 1 pm

Dinosaur
Egg Hunt

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA(2-8 yrs.)  Stomp over to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting Dinoland in Nature Playce. Make a dino craft. Egg hunts take place on Sundays every 45 minutes.. The cost is $8 per child. This event will be canceled if it rains.The cost is $8 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/par/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale...just off Hummer Road.

Saturdays, beginning April 7
Widow/Widower Bereavement
Support Group

Haven of Northern VirginiaHaven of Northern Virginia is offering a free six-week program on Saturdays.  The death of a spouse can be numbing and devastating. You may have feelings of sadness, loneliness, and abandonment.  No one can heal your pain, but this program will help you learn ways to cope with this difficult experience. 

Space is limited and registration along with a six week commitment are required.  For information and registration, call 703-941-7000 or email.  Time of program to be determined. havenofnova@verizon.net.
www.havenofnova.org 

4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale

Wednesdays, Beginning April 11
General Bereavement Support Group

Haven of Northern VirginiaHaven of Northern Virginia is offering a free six-week program on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm.  This program is for those who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives--a parent, child, sibling, other relative or friend. Space is limited and registration along with a six week commitment are required.  For information and registration, call 703-941-7000 or email havenofnova@verizon.net.
www.havenofnova.org 

4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale

Saturday, April 28
Summer Day Camp
at Kenwood School


Kenwood School Summer Day Camp, Annandale, VACome visit and take advantage of our special offers!  From 9 am to Noon we will hold an open house to show you all the exciting activities we are planning for our 2018 Summer Day Camp.  Registration will begin in February 2018.  Enrollment forms are available on our website at www.camp.kenwoodschool.com

Taking advantage of our location, we go on daily field trips to exciting destinations including water parks, mini golf, roller skating, amusement parks and more. In addition to the field trips; activities, arts & crafts, sports clinics, and camp overnights are also offered while the children are here at our Annandale campus. Every hour of the day is filled with excitement and entertainment. With our week by week signup you can choose which weeks you want to attend; our camp works around your family's schedule.

Saturday, May 5
Touch a Truck Event at Mason District Park

Touch a Truck Event
Explore everything from fire engines, to cranes, to the Police helicopter and so much more. Try your hand at our climbing wall from 10 am to 2 pm.  Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.

Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Touch a Truck Poster



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 

 


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