Chamber Calendar of Events

 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Free Family Fun and Games
at the Annandale Shopping Center

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

National Night Out in Annandale, VA 2017

Annandale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, where glitter tattoos, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations, raffles, and children's activities are planned (all FREE) to promote community involvement in crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, the family, your neighbors and friends to enjoy this evening of family fun, and the opportunity to meet local fire and police officers.

When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time:    6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Annandale Shopping Center  -  7042 Columbia Pike (& Gallows Road)
           Annandale, VA  22003



SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE & COMES WITH A VENDOR SPACE
Space is quite limited, please apply early!

2017 Sponsorship Application


 

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 in odd numbered months, and speakers will present topics of business interest in even numbered months.  Luncheons are held in Sept. & Oct, and January -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, 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.

Other Networking Opportunities:
Thursdays       
September, 14, 2017            
January 11, 2018                   
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018                       
April 12, 2018                        
May 10, 2018


 

MAJOR CHAMBER EVENTS
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 2017

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 20, 2017

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

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the Annandale Shopping Center
Annandale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, where free glitter tattoos, refreshments, martial arts demonstrations, raffles and children's activities are planned (all FREE) to promote community involvement in crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, 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

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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-four 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

 

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

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

Friday, July 28
Goodnight Walk:  Night Sky

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 8:00 PM. (3-Adult) Take a stroll in the woods and to a field to learn about night-sky wonders. Learn how to continue your own moon and star exploration at home. Enjoy a story and craft. Bring one flashlight per family and dress for an outdoor walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale


Friday, July 28

Goodnight Walk:  Night Sky
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 8:00 PM. (3-Adult) Take a stroll in the woods and to a field to learn about night-sky wonders. Learn how to continue your own moon and star exploration at home. Enjoy a story and craft. Bring one flashlight per family and dress for an outdoor walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

Saturday, July 29th 1-3 pm
Christmas in July
at The Craft Gallery of Artisans United

Artisans United at the Packard Center
invites you to join us for CHRISTMAS IN JULY.  Have fun creating ornaments for a local charity.  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.

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

Saturday, July 29
All You Can Eat Crab & Shrimp Fest
Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept.Annandale Volunteer Fire Dept. 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale
http://avfd.org/

Saturday, July 29
Summer Concert at Ossian Hall Park
7pm Army Blues (jazz)

Sunday, July 30
Summer Concert at Mason District Park
7:30 pm Earl Carter (smooth jazz)

Monday, July 31
Play Date Café at the Library
Meet other caregivers while the kids play with Duplo, George Mason Regional Library,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gm/
or
call 703-256-3800. 

Tuesday, August 1
National Night Out in Annandale

National Night Out
Annandale celebrates National Night Out at the Annandale Shopping Center on Tuesday, August 1st, where glitter tattoos, 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.

When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time:    6:00-9:00 PM
Where: Annandale Shopping Center  -  7042 Columbia Pike (& Gallows Road),  Annandale, VA  22003

Very limited Sponsorship Space available.  Register soon before all spaces are taken.  Vendors are required to provide a free-kid friendly game or activity at their booth. No products may be sold but marketing materials can be distributed from a sponsorship space.
Sponsorship Application 


Wednesday, August 2
Trip to Riverside Center Dinner Theatre
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sponsored by the Shepherd's Center of Annandale-Springfield  join us for this musical evening  in Fredericksburg, VA. Board the bus at 9:30 am and return around 4 from United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.  The cost is $75 for the bus, 3 course dinner, gratuity, and the show. Please reserve your seat by July 21.

Wednesday, August 2
Summer Concert at Mason District Park
Natty Beaux (swing) 7:30 p.m.
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Thursday, August 3
Dinoman Dinosaurs

Magic-infused show with “life-sized dinosaurs,” George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. All ages.  Register online under events at. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gm/ or
call 703-256-3800.

Friday, August 4
Summer Concert at Mason District Park
April Verch (swing), 7:30 p.m.
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale


Friday, August 4
Animal Pajama Party

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 7:00 PM. (3-7yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to the nature center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center's live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale.

Saturday, August 5
Children's Entertainment Series
Mason District Park - The Goodlife Theater (Puppets)
10-11 am.       6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Saturday, August 5
English Garden Floral Design Workshop

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf Course9:30-11 am. (16-Adult) Create the look of a summer English garden for your home using an assortment of cut flowers, greens and garden materials. Reuse the container to make another design of your own with the skills you learned in class. $38 for the program plus $25 supply fee. Please register for the program and supply fee. Register online for the program at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes using code 2903883301 and also register for the supply fee using code 2903883302 or call 703-642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring).

Friday, August 5
Summer Concert at Ossian Hall Park
Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night, Prelude Chamber Music Ensemble - 7:30 pm
Heritage Drive, Annandale

Saturday, August 6
Summer Concert at Mason District Park
Concert: Machaya (klezmer),  - 7:30 pm
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Sunday, August 6
Tea Program:  Afternoon Teas with a Difference

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea.  3-4:30 pm. (Adults 21 yrs.+) Celebrate Britain’s National Afternoon Tea Week with a special “Royale Tea,” offering your choice of a glass of champagne at the beginning or sherry at the end of afternoon tea. Discover playful twists on teatime traditions offered across the UK this week and alternative afternoon teas served up year-round!   $42/person.
Reservations required.  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

Sunday, August 6
Sundaes in the Park
Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 1:00 PM.  (4-Adult) Learn to recognize the calls and features of local owls, make a craft and enjoy a night hike with a naturalist. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Monday, August 7
Dinoman Dinosaurs

Magic & Juggling with Jonathan Austin, George Mason Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. School age children.  Register online under events at:   www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gm/ or
call 703-256-3800

Tuesday, August 8
Water Critters

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 1:00 PM. (2-6 yrs.) Explore the wet world of otters, crabs, turtles, frogs and fish through songs, story and a visit to a pond. Meet live turtles and frogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

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 


Wednesday, August 9
Summer Reading Puppet Show

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf Course10-11 am. (ages 3 to adult) Young story lovers are entertained by a puppet show presented by Carousel Puppets. You’ll see bunnies, birds and a host of woodland creatures. This colorful and musical puppet show will delight children of all ages. $4/person. Registered children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Sponsored by Friends of Green Spring. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes using code 2903856301 or call 703-642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring).

Wednesday, August 9
Summer Concert at Mason District Park 
Cold Chocolate (bluegrass/folk/funk),  7:30 p.m.
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Friday, August 11
Summer Concert at Mason District Park 
Veronnean (world jazz), 7:30 p.m.
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Saturday, August 12
Children's Show at Mason District Park
123 Andres, (children’s songs) 10:00 am
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Saturday, August 12
Summer Concert at Ossian Hall Park
Taiwanese Cultural Heritage Night, (music and dance), 7:30 p.m. 
Heritage Drive, Annandale

Saturday, August 12
Garden Tour, Ice Cream Social &Exhibit

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf Course10-11:30 am. (Adult) Stroll the summer gardens with a Master Gardener docent, then cool down at an ice cream social in the 1784 Historic House. Enjoy delicious ices with toppings and garnishes and view a special limited-time photo exhibit showcasing the fascinating history of the house. $12/person. Register online for the July 15th program at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes using code 2903045801 or register online for the August 12th program using code 2903045802. For assistance with registration, call 703-642-5173.
Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring
).


Sunday, August 13

Safely See the Great American  Eclipse

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 1:00 PM. (3-Adult) Come out to your local park and learn about the science behind eclipses what causes them and why they are so locally rare. We will teach you the many ways to safely view the eclipse from where ever you are on August 21st. Program attendees receive a free pair of solar viewing shades. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Sunday, August 13
Summer Concert at Mason District Park 
 Bobby Thompson & Revelator Hill (blues/rock), 7:30 p.m.
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale


Thursday, August 17
Garden Tour and Tea

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea.  1-3 pm. (Adult) Tour the glorious 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.  $32/person.
Reservations required.  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm

Wednesday, August 16
Summer Concert at Mason District Park

Hard Swimmin’ Fish (blues/jazz/funk), 7:30 p.m. 
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Thursday, August 17
Local History at the Library: The Solar Storm of 1859
Brian Slawski of the Burke Historical Society presents a talk on the Carrington Event and its impact locally and worldwide. Teens and adults. 7-8 PM George Mason Library, Annandale.  Register online under events at:   www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/gm/ or
call 703-256-3800


Friday, August 18

Summer Astrology Camp

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 8:15 PM. (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Look through a telescope at the moon and learn to identify the visible constellations. Make s'mores. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Canceled in case of rain. Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Friday, August 18
Summer Concert at Mason District Park
The David Kitchen Band (pop/rock),  7:30 p.m.
6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale


Sunday, August 20
Tea Program:  The People's Princess

Formal English Tea at Green Spring Garden's Historic Manor HouseGreen Spring Gardens Historic House Tea.  1-3 pm. (Adult) Twenty years after her death, the story of Diana, Princess of Wales still captivates the world. Look back at her intensely public and turbulent life and its impact on the British monarchy as we remember the many faces of Diana: fairytale princess, style icon, humanitarian and mother. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in the 1784 Historic House.  $32 for the program & afternoon tea or $12 for program only.
Reservations required.  703-941-7987 or register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/teas.htm


Sunday, August 20

Safely See the Great American  Eclipse
Hidden
OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs Nature Center, 1:00 PM.   (3-Adult) Come out to your local park and learn about the science behind eclipses what causes them and why they are so locally rare. We will teach you the many ways to safely view the eclipse from where ever you are on August 21st. Program attendees receive a free pair of solar viewing shades.. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Monday, August 21
Astronomy for Family Fun:  Solar Eclipse

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 1:00 PM.  (6-Adult) Enjoy the eclipse by looking at the sun through a solar telescope! Even though the solar eclipse in August will be only 80% in the Metro area, we still are in for an amazing natural event. Learn how to safely participate in this rare treat. Find out why this is an unusual sight and how other cultures past and present respond to eclipses. Children registered in the class must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Due to the equipment used in the program, this class is not suitable for children under age 6.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 


Tuesday, August 22

Water Critters

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 10:00 AM.. (2-6 yrs.) Explore the wet world of otters, crabs, turtles, frogs and fish through songs, story and a visit to a pond. Meet live turtles and frogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Thursday, August 24
A Summer Tea
Sponsored buy the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale , VA.  Join us for a very relaxing afternoon of tea tasting, light food and desserts, conversation, and a little music.  $20 per person.  Please call the SCAS (703-941-1419)office to reserve your seat by Monday, August 21st. Pre-payment is required.  Hosted by the Board and volunteers of SCAS.


Saturday, August 26...9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 27...Noon to 3:30 pm

32nd Annual Begonia Show & Sale

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseFeast 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. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring).


Sunday, August 27

Rain Forest Puppet Show

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 1:30 PM.(3-Adult) Explore the magical rain forest through a puppet show starring a trio of lizards and their friends. Enjoy rain forest activities such as bird watching, puddle jumping and a chameleon craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Monday, August 28
Fairfax County Schools Back in Session
See their website for starting time at your specific school.
https://www.fcps.edu/

Friday, September 1
American Indian Stories Campfire

Hidden OakHidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VAs
Nature Center, 8:15 PM.  (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire as you hear traditional American Indian stories. Toast marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs. Register online www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks or call 703-941-1065.  7701 Royce Street, Annandale. 

Saturday, September 2
Celebrate Honeybee Day

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf Course10 am-noon. Where would we be without the honeybee? Celebrate this wondrous insect with the Northern Virginia Beekeeping Association. Meet a beekeeper, see inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, do a bee scavenger hunt, learn how bees are important to our food supply and get tips on how you can help honeybees. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.
703-642-5173  (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring).

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 

Saturday, September 9
FALL GARDEN DAY & PLANT SALE

The Rock Garden at Green Spring Gardens, just off Braddock Road across from Pinecrest Golf CourseFall is a great time to plant, and Green Spring Gardens is hosting numerous local plant and garden craft vendors to satisfy your gardening needs. A silent auction, bake sale, live music, food and kids’ table add to the festivities. Come and support one of Virginia’s most innovative public gardens. 9 am to 3 pm. 
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312.
703-642-5173  (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring).

Monday, September 25
Safe Driving as You Age

NV Rides
Join us in Alexandria as NV Rides will host workshops offering tips and best practices to help you stay on the road safely, and for as long as possible. It is normal for driving abilities to change as we age. Reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practice can help adults to continue to drive long into their senior years. Join us for a morning of workshops to learn how to stay safe on the road, and to know how to assess when the time is right to stop driving. Workshop highlights will include steps you can take to ensure safety, how to keep your mind and body healthy, the latest in adaptive equipment, how to use technology to find rides, keeping your body and mind healthy, how to help your non-driving neighbors, and how to find safe and reliable transportation when it is time to hang up the keys.

The event will include a vendor fair to showcase services available to older adults. A light lunch will be provided. If you plan to stay for lunch, an RSVP is requested for planning purposes. RSVP to Gina Cocomello at 703-537-3070 or call ginac@nvrides.org

Location: Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304  Cost: FREE

Thursday, October 5
VENDOR Forum

  2015 Vendor Forum LogoJoin us at Fairfax County’s highly acclaimed annual Vendor Forum and Reverse Tradeshow. Learn how you can be a part of the county’s diverse and highly competitive annual $700M procurement spend.  Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and learn how to grow your business opportunities. 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.

The Vendor Forum is an annual event hosted by Fairfax County Small Business Administration created to provide a forum for small businesses to interact directly with county procurement representatives. Hosted in conjunction with the Fairfax County Small Business Commission, the Vendor Forum provides an intimate and interactive setting for suppliers to:

  • Network with Fairfax County agencies and their large contractors
  • Discover marketing and business fundamentals that can help grow your company
  • Explore alternative options for funding your business
  • Learn how to properly and effectively pursue work with Fairfax County

The Reverse Tradeshow is the heart of the Vendor Forum where Fairfax County agencies and selected contractors are ready to discuss suppliers’ capabilities and their requirements face to face. This is a great opportunity to make Fairfax County decision makers aware of suppliers’ offerings as they look to expand their network.  View the 2016 List of Exhibitors.

Speakers and panel discussions are scheduled prior to the reverse trade show offering insights and professional advice from experts and business leaders from varied fields.

QUESTIONS?  Call Jason Im at 703-324-3104 or Email: to George.Monge@fairfaxcounty.gov 
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpmm/sbc/

Thursday, October 12
Chamber Networking Luncheon
Juke Box DinerNetwork first building relationships with new business contacts, and identifying potential new customers, then hear Melanie Stover, a Director in the Workforce Development Division at NVCC explain that there is not a shortage of skilled individuals capable of driving innovation and keeping companies globally competitive in this region.  Employers just need to learn how to access this robust talent pipeline.  Noon to 1:30 at Juke Box Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale.  RSVP by October 10th to info@annandalechamber.com



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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AnnSandra Gifts
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Kenwood School and Summer Day Camp
Westminster School & the Griffin Academy
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Annandale Shopping Center
Kinneman Insurance
Annandale Boys & Girls Club
Pearson Realty

 

 

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