Education Forum: Join Jennifer Boysko, Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates' 86th District in Herndon, and Patricia Hynes, Hunter Mill District representative to the Fairfax County Public School board, for an education forum Monday night at the Herndon Middle School Media Center, 901 Locust St. Hynes and Boysko say they want to "have a discussion about the issues facing education in Virginia," as "this election will be crucial for our educators, parents and students." The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
2nd Annual Race to Rid SIDS: Join in for this 5k Run/Walk and 1k Little Angels Fun Run in honor of two local babies who died from SIDS. Money raised benefits SIDS research by a team at the University of Virginia. The races take off from Oak Hill Elementary, 3210 Kinross Circle - the 5k at 8 a.m. and the 1k at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, click here.
Meet the Candidates: Meet candidates running for Sheriff and State Delegate in Dranesville Districts 34, 48, 53, and 86. The Meet and Greet is co-sponsored by the McLean Branch of the AAUW and the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. To be held at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. For more information, contact Peggy Knight at 703-532-4417 or email@example.com.
21st Annual Fall for Fairfax KidsFest: It's an extravaganza, just for the wee ones - pumpkin painting, hay rides, scarecrow making, a petting zoo, pony rides, a trackless train ride, live acts, kids' crafts, model trains, costumed characters, bounce houses, a carnival and more. Plus, for parents, there's a farmers market, vendors, a county showcase and more. It all takes place at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6. Admission is free, but rides and some features have a cost. Discounted, all-you-can-ride carnival passes are available online at www.FallForFairfax.com. See a video preview of the event above. Note: If the screen above looks blank, refresh the page and the video should appear. If not, see it on YouTube here.
Fairfax County Taxpayers' Annual Luncheon: Want to become a more involved advocate for local taxpayers' desires, and lower taxes overall? Attend the annual Taxpayers' Annual Luncheon and find out how to get more involved. This year's speaker will be Susan Stimpson, Chairperson of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors, and a runner-up for the 2013 Republican nominee for Lt. Governor. Her talk will be titled, "How Stafford County Cut Taxes." Also on the repertoire will be a talk by Arthur Perves, president of the Fairfax County Taxpayers' Alliance, entitled "Why Fairfax County Should Cut Spending." The luncheon is $20 per person with a choice of an 8-ounce strip steak or chicken florentine. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 703-337-7492 with your name, contact information and menu selection.
Take a Lunchtime Walk to Help the Homeless: This Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon, take a looped walk beginning at Mayflowers floral design studio on the Promenade at Reston Town Centre and passing by the Embry Rucker Community Shelter on the way, where 70 area homeless get shelter and assistance to help get them on their feet and be self-sufficient again, with the help of Cornerstones (Reston Interfaith). Walkers get pledges or donate money online through Fannie Mae. Click here to register to walk or make a donation to a walker.
NatureFest at Runnymede Park: Don't forget - this Sunday, Oct. 6, NatureFest is back! See and touch wild animals, learn about nature, participate in fun activities, and have fun in the fresh air with the whole family. NatureFest takes place at Runnymede Park, 195 Herndon Pkwy. from 1-5 p.m. Come early at 12:45 p.m. to see the ribbon-cutting of the park's new chimney swift tower for birds as well.
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