Chamber Calendar of Events

The Chamber Year Runs July 1st through June 30th with
Networking activities generally suspended during July & 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 hosts regular Midday Marketing Receptions at the new chamber office.  These receptions offer you another 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 while distributing your marketing materials directly to members.  The next reception will be Thursday, May 23rd. at 3 pm.

RSVP:  info@annandalechamber.com
Members are eligible to sponsor a Midday Marketing Reception, just contact the chamber office.  The chamber will make all the arrangements and provide you with complimentary advertising and promotion for a small sponsorship fee.    This is an effective way to market your business while entertaining & networking with fellow chamber members on their way home from work.


Midday Marketing Reception

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Midday Marketing Reception

Annandale Chamber of Commerce, VAThis reception offers you an opportunity to meet chamber members and business owners.  Lasting only one hour, you can improve your contact list quickly and effectively while distributing your marketing materials directly to members.  Coffee and sweets will be served.  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.

Chamber office:  4127 Meadow Court, Annandale, VA  22003 (parking on the street, entrance is on the right side of building)

When: Thursday, Sept. 17th
Time:  3:00-4:00 pm
What to bring:  Marketing materials and business card
RSVP: As soon as possible to info@annandalechamber.com
Cost:  NO cost for chamber members


Thursday, October 18, 2018
Midday Marketing Reception

Annandale Chamber of Commerce, VAThis reception offers you an opportunity to meet chamber members and business owners.  Lasting only one hour, you can improve your contact list quickly and effectively while distributing your marketing materials directly to members.  Coffee and sweets will be served.  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.

Chamber office:  4127 Meadow Court, Annandale, VA  22003 (parking on the street, entrance is on the right side of building)

When: Thursday, October 16th
Time:  3:00-4:00 pm
What to bring:  Marketing materials and business card
RSVP: As soon as possible to info@annandalechamber.com
Cost:  NO cost for chamber members

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

 The populaThe Annandale Parader 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

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Halloween Celebration for Annandale

Happy HalloweenCelebrate Halloween in a safe, family oriented environment, Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6-8pm. We will have games for children, candy, a haunted house, and a costume contest. See you at Hope!

Hope Lutheran Church
4604 Ravensworth Road, Annandale


Saturday, November 3, 2018
Holiday Open House and Reception

Artisans United Gallery and Shop located in the Packard Center in the Annandale Community Park off Hummer Rd.
Chamber members are invited to join the fun at the Artisans United Gallery and Shop from 1-3 pm to speak with the Artisans, view the beautiful and unique gifts in their Gallery Shop and start some of your Holiday shopping.  Refreshments will be served along with activities for children. Two artisan created door prizes will be offered that you don't want to miss.  www.augallery.org

4022 Hummer Road, Annandale, VA  22003
Just off Hummer Road in the Annandale Community Park
703-941-0202


Thursday, December 13, 2018
Holiday Breakfast

Exchange holiday cheer & best wishes while networking with other chamber members before the Holiday rush sets-in.  Bring your marketing materials to exchange and any requests you might have for services other members might fulfill.




Chamber Office

4127 Meadow Court
Annadnale, VA  22003

RSVP required by Dec. 10th-Limited Space Available-Chamber members only.  info@annandalechamber.com

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Networking Luncheon & Speaker

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.

Magills Restaurant
7201 Little River Turnpike  (across from Giant Food)
Annandale, VA  22003
Noon to 1:30 pm

$22.00 payable at the door

Please RSVP:  By Tuesday, Feb. 12th at info@annandalechamber.com


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Midday Marketing Reception

Annandale Chamber of Commerce, VAThis reception offers you an opportunity to meet chamber members and business owners.  Lasting only one hour, you can improve your contact list quickly and effectively while distributing your marketing materials directly to members.  Coffee and sweets will be served.  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.

Chamber office:  4127 Meadow Court, Annandale, VA  22003 (parking on the street, entrance is on the right side of building)
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time:  3:00-4:00 pm
What to bring:  Marketing materials and business card
RSVP: As soon as possible to info@annandalechamber.com
Cost:  NO cost for chamber members


Thursday, May 23, 2019
Midday Marketing Reception

Annandale Chamber of Commerce, VAThis reception offers you an opportunity to meet chamber members and business owners.  Lasting only one hour, you can improve your contact list quickly and effectively while distributing your marketing materials directly to members.  Coffee and sweets will be served.  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.

Chamber office:  4127 Meadow Court, Annandale, VA  22003 (parking on the street, entrance is on the right side of building)

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time:  3:00-4:00 pm
What to bring:  Marketing materials and business card
RSVP: As soon as possible to info@annandalechamber.com
Cost:  NO cost for chamber members


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


First Tuesday in August  (August 6, 2019)
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 26, 2019)
The Annandale Parade

 The populaThe Annandale Parader 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

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


ARTISANS UNITED GALLERY
And Gift Shop

Gifts from Artisans UnitedMake 2019 more colorful, brighter, and happier.  Come take a look at all the artisan gifts at the Gallery that will brighten the gloomiest day.  Check out cute kids' aprons complete with crayons or 'tools', or a sweater or leggings made of the finest yarns for the smallest members of your family. And while you're here take a 'mini-safari' strolling among the African animals adorning mugs, tee shirts, puzzles, and bags.  We have gifts for both men and women---jewelry and keepsake boxes, slate garden aWood turned bowls and Pepper Mills at Artisans United Gallery in Annandalert, silk creations, and jewelry: repurposed jewelry from the 1950's, fused glass, fiber arts designs, and paper and seed bead creations. Something for everyone!

ARTISANS UNITED
4022C Hummer Road Annandale, VA 22003 (In the Annandale Community Park off Hummer Road)
703-941-0202   .   www.augallery.org
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10 am-4 pm



Sunday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m.

How to Talk Across the Political Divide:
A Better Angels Skills Workshop

George Mason Library, Annandale, VADevelop skills for holding respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm relationships in a safe environment at George Mason Regional Library. For adults. Register at https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5205433 or 703-256-3800.


Thursday, June 27th, 2019
The Shepherd's Center of Annandale 

Join us to hear Ron Wiersma speak on "The bridge from loneliness to happiness.” "Spending time alone is many times helpful to collect ones thoughts.  Being forced to be alone or self imposing being alone can be steal the joy of life leading to various maladies that are not supportive to our well being. There are some surprising and simple ways ways to help ourselves become more healthy and more happy leading to a more fruitful life.”

Location:  St. Alban's Episcopal Church,  6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Cost of Lunch: $10.00 per person. All are welcome!
Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
To Register: Call the SCAS Office at (703) 941-1419 by Mon., June 24th or send an email to shepherdscas@vacoxmail.com
Mail Check to SCAS: 7610 Newcastle Drive, Annandale, VA 22003. Our lunches are catered so pre-payment is required.


Sat. June 29, 2019
Pop-Up Park Opening Event: Nature Day
(In the right side parking lot at ACCA on Columbia Pike across from Giant Food)

Stop by the pop-up park at 7200 Columbia Pike on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and enjoy the summer season opening event: Nature Day.  This family friendly event will feature live native animals from Hidden Oaks Nature Center, gardening insights from Green Spring Gardens, golf tips and tricks by Pinecrest Golf Course, a fun scavenger hunt, and a unique bead for the day when you start your Mason District Beadin' Path at the pop-up park.  The Annandale Volunteer Fire Department also will stage one of its emergency vehicles, and provide fire safety education. 

Want to attend?  Advance registration is  encouraged at www.fcrevite.org/annandale/parkcivicspace.html <http://www.fcrevite.org/annandale/parkcivicspace.html> .  Learn more about the 2019 series, and the future vision for a permanent park/civic space by visiting the website, or by stopping by one of the pop-up events.


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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Annandale's National Night Out Celebration
A Free Evening of Family Fun, Games and Food

Annandale's National Night Out

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Phillips Programs for Children and Families  is hosting a 5k/1K timed run/fun walk-run at Burke Lake Park to fund a culinary arts program.  Everyone receives a finishers medal, t-shirt, swag bag and the joy of running while lifting up a youth with behavioral health needs.  Sponsorships are available!  Contact Debi.Alexander@phillipsprograms.org of call 703.941.8810.  (wwww.phillipsprograms.org)


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Saturday, October 26, 2019
The Annandale Parade

 The Annandale Parade 2019

The 2019 Annandale Parade
Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to Noon along Columbia Pike in Annandale.   The Annual Parade has been an Annandale tradition since 1950.  It promotes community involvement and neighborhood camaraderie while celebrating the rich diversity of Annandale.

Mark your calendar, participate or bring the family to view this Annandale Tradition.  Children are invited to wear their Halloween Costumes, to cheer the participants, and to marvel at the  exhibits.

http://www.annandalechamber.com/theannandaleparade.rhtml


Member Locations
with Ongoing Programs

Mondays and Thursdays  BINGO
Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept.
Join the fun twice a week at the John Fox Jr. Memorial Hall, behind Fire Station 8, 7128 Columbia Pike in Annandale!    Early Birds start at 6:45PM, regular session at 7:45PM. Games typically conclude around 10PM.

(call the Bingo Info Line at 703-941-1328 for severe weather cancellations)

  • Doors open 4:45pm
  • Early Bird session starts 6:45pm
  • Regular session starts 7:45pm
  • Seating for up to 336 players
  • 42" LCD TV monitors showing next ball
  • ATM on-site
  • Concessions kitchen with varied menu
  • Free coffee and soft drinks!

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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)

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SPOTLIGHT BY STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERTS

Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA  22003  
703-941-1730
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

JUNE  7:30 pm at Mason District Park
16 City of Fairfax - Concert Band (Concert Band)
19 Phil Wiggins & Rick Franklin (Piedmont Blues) 21 Garnet Rogers (Folk)
23 Washington Balalaika Orchestra (RussiaN)
26 Patsy’s Honky Tonk Torch & Twang (Country)
28 King Soul (Southern Soul) 30 Padmarani Rasiah Cantu (Indian Classical Danc

JULY
03 National Concert Band of America (Big Band)
05 Tom Principato Band (Blues)
07 Radney Foster (Americana)
10 Linwood Taylor (Blues, Rock)
12 Eilen Jewell (Alt-country)
14 The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra (Summer Pops)
17 Little Red & The Renegades (Zydeco)
19 Memphis Gold (Blues)
21 The Capitol Steps (Satirical Revue)
24 Circus No. 9 (Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock)
26 Ladies in the Day (Soul)
28 Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes (Blues)
31 Kings Park Band (Concert Band)

AUGUST
04 Soulsha (Afro-Celtic)
07 Bill and the Belles (Country, Roots)
9 Daryl Davis (Swing
11 Last Train Home (Country)
14 The Texas Chainsaw Horns (R&B, Funk, Soul)
16 Tom Paxton (Folk)
18 The United States Air Force - Airmen of Note (Big Band, Jazz
21 Squeeze Bayou (Cajun)
23 The Apple Core (Beatles cover tribute )

Children Entertainment Series • Saturday Mornings AT Mason District Park

JULY:  10:00 AM

06 The grandsons, jr. (Children’s Songs)
13 The Goodlife Theater (Puppets)
20 The Great Zucchini (Comedy, Magic)27 Rocknoceros (Children’s Songs)


AUGUST:  10:00 AM
03  Blue Sky Puppet Theater (Puppets)

10 Wonderful Wildlife (Nature Program)

17 123 Andrés (Children’s Songs)

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OSSIAN HALL PARK
7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003
703-324-SHOW
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/

JUNE:  7:30 PM at Ossian Hall Park

15 Taiwan Cultural Heritage Night ‘Hai Hua Community Center’ (Dance/Music)

22 Iranian Persian Cultural Heritage Night (Dance/Music

29 China Cultural Heritage Night ‘Hai Hua Community Center’ (Dance/Music)

JULY

06  Korean Cultural Heritage Night (Dance/Music)

13  Uzbekistan Cultural Heritage Night (Dance/Music)

20  Bolivia Cultural Heritage Night ‘Tradiciones Bolivianas’ (Dance/Music)

27  Peru Cultural Heritage Night ‘Centro Cultural Peru’ (Dance/Music)


AUGUST
03  Indonesia Cultural Heritage Night ‘Santi Budaya’ (Dance/Music)

10  Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Night ‘Lyuti Chushki’ (Music)

17  Irish Cultural Heritage Night ‘Irish Breakfast Band’ (Dance/Music)

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