According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 children and adolescents a year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries. With fall sports training already underway at most area schools, it is important for coaches and parents to know how to recognize and respond to concussions, experts say. Explosive Performance from Sport&Health Club, Children's National Medical Center SCORE clinic, and the NFL Player’s Association’s D.C. chapter have teamed up to create an interactive and educational seminar for coaches and parents to learn about concussions tonight, Sept. 10, 7-8 p.m. at Sport&Health’s Worldgate location in Herndon. Participants will learn the steps to take to recognize and respond to a suspected concussion and prevent more serious injuries from occurring. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Fairfax County invites all to observe a moment of silence this Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:46 a.m. EST, to observe the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. They encourage all to display flags at half-staff as well. County residents and visitors are also invited to Memorial Grove, located on the Government Center grounds at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax, is also “a space where you may want to take a moment and reflect,” the county said in a statement. People can also visit USA.gov to learn more about memorials in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Penn. The county also invited all to “take steps during National Preparedness Month to build — or re-supply — your emergency supply kit, make a plan for your family and business, and commit to stay informed.”
Back by popular demand, visit the 2nd Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival this weekend, Sept. 14-15. Artists from more than 20 states will display their handmade works of art near the intersection of Market and King streets. Admission is free. For more information, see the event listing here on Patch.
Don’t forget – this Sunday is Green Lizard Cycling’s Half-Century Bike-a-Thon to help send The Pride of Herndon high school marching band to Hawaii to march in the Pearl Harbor commemorative parade! You can still register on site the day of the ride for $50 and get an event t-shirt. The ride will start and finish at Green Lizard Cycling in downtown Herndon and will follow the Washington & Old Dominion Trail from Herndon to Purcellville and back. For more information, see the event listing here on Patch.
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