Chamber Calendar of Event

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 afternoon teas and coffee mixers 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 an hour, you can improve your contact list quickly and effectively.

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.

Tuesday, August 7, 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, 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

National Night Out, 2018 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

For more information or to register:  cdglass@gmail.com


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 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 RegistrationThe Annandale Parade 2018

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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 2019
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, carnival games, food and fun for children and families.

When:  Tuesday, A
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


 

Saturday, June 16
The True Scot: Lecture & Scotch Tasting

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf Course4 pm to 6 pm (Adults) Go beyond the stereotypes to discover the true identity of the Scottish people and the national symbols that define them. Then test your inner Scottishness by sampling and assessing a range of scotch whiskies along with some distinctly Scottish delicacies. $44/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

Thursday, June 21
Garden Tour and English Tea

  Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House1:00 pm at Green Spring Gardens.  
(Adult) Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Reservations required $32/person. Historic Manor House:  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

Saturday, June 23
Plants & Design: Herbs-A Baker's Dozen

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10 am to 11:30 am (Adults) Herb Society of America member and horticulturist Peggy Riccio teaches you how to grow 13 common culinary herbs and creative ways to use them in the kitchen. Learn cultural requirements, harvesting, preservation, propagation methods, resources and recipes. Herb plants available for purchase in the plant shop to get you started. $18/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes


Tuesday, June 26

Concert in the Garden

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseFROGS Celebrate 25th Anniversary with a Concert in the Garden –   from 6 - 8 p.m., enjoy a live musical concert in the gardens of Green Spring Gardens Park, celebrating the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) 25th Anniversary.  Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner from a food truck, while listening to music on the lawn.  The FROGS Board will lead fun activities for the kids beginning at 5 p.m., and will serve complimentary cake and lemonade during the concert.  Admission is free.  Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria.  For more information about this and other upcoming events, call 703-642-5173, or visit the website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.


Sunday, July 8
Al Fresco Summer Dining
HistoriFormal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor Housec Manor House Teas:        (Adults) Chef Nora Burgan shares the history of outdoor dining, offers a cooking demonstration of favorite recipes and demonstrates sundried tomato-making. Learn décor tricks for a “stand out” alfresco table and sample some summertime delicacies. $45/person (program + tea); $22 (program only) Programs are by reservation only. Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Thursday, July 19
Summer Garden Tour and Tea   

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House (Adults) Tour the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Programs are by reservation only. Programs are by reservation only. $32/person program and tea from 1-3 pm in the Historic House. Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Saturday, July 21
Christmas in July

Artisans United Gallery at the Packard Center off Hummer Road in AnnandaleThe Craft Gallery of Artisans United invites you to join us for CHRISTMAS IN JULY.  Have fun creating ornaments for a local charity:  we have donated our artistic endeavors to the Katherine Hanley Shelter in Fairfax County in the past.  No artistic experience necessary, just a wish to help make someone’s holiday a little brighter. This event is free and open to all ages.  

Time:  Saturday, July 21 from 11-1.

Location: The Craft Gallery of Artisans United, just inside the front door of the Fred M. Packard Center in the Annandale Community Park, 4022-C Hummer Road, Annandale, VA.

For more information please call 703-941-0202 or visit our website www.augallery.org.

Sunday, July 22
Flowers in Fashion Tea Program      

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House(Adults) Flowers are seductive, drawing bees, birds and fashion designers! Explore the history of personal adornment with flowers, and interconnections between botany, garden aesthetics and clothing design. View fabulous floral motifs in fashion to see how their shapes and meanings have inspired designers through the ages. Programs are by reservation only. $32/person (program + tea); $12 (program only) 1-3 pm in the Historic House. Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Saturday, July 28
Journey through Grief Workshop

Haven of Northern VA
Journey through Grief Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm.  Registration is requested.  For information, please call 703-941-7000, email Haven at havenofnova@verizon.net, or visit the website at www.havenofnova.org.  Haven is located at 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, VA.

Sunday, August 5
Gestures: A History of Body Language
Historic House Tea Programs

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House(Adults) The handshake, the wink, and the thumbs up: gestures form a nuanced, non-vocal language that speaks volumes. Conveying everything from encouragement to disdain, many gestures have a long history. Hear about their fascinating origins, and discover that not all body language is universal to all cultures. Programs are by reservation only. $32/person (program + tea); $12 (program only) 1-3 PM in the Historic House.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Wednesday, August 15
Summer Reading Puppet Show
at Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center10:30 am to 11:15 am (3-Adult) Young story lovers will be entertained by a story-time puppet show presented by a professional puppeteer. Children and their accompanying adult(s) must register. $4/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

Thursday, August 16
Summer Garden Tour and Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseHistoric House Tea Programs at Green Spring Gardens:  (Adults) Tour the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea.   1 pm to 3 pm               $32/person. Programs are by reservation only. Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Sunday, August 19
Heart on Your Sleeve Tea Program

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor House(Adults) Sleeves have been designed in myriad styles over the centuries and defined the fashionable silhouettes of their day. Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein presents the history and different forms of this vital element of fashion and displays beautiful examples from her antique clothing collection. $42 per person (program and tea) or $18 per person program only.  1-3:30 pm. Programs are by reservation only.  Call 703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26
33rd Annual Begonia Show and Sale

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseGreen Spring Gardens:  9 am to 4:30 pm Saturday; and noon to 3:30 pm Sunday.

Feast your eyes on this show sponsored by the Potomac branch of the American Begonia Society. Be tempted with splashes of color and shape for homes and greenhouses that last long after frosts have put our outdoor gardens to bed. The sale offers a wide variety of begonias, including subtropical species. Free.

 

Tuesday, September 11
Charity Golf Tournament

 
Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament The Annandale Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual charity golf tournament at the beautiful Westfields Golf Club.  For individual registration as well as sponsorships that are available please contact Carroll Glass at cglass@gmail.com or  571-723-0442. Continental Breakfast and Luncheon Buffet provided for all players  Shotgun start at 8:30 am.



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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