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Community Invited to Celebrate National 'Make a Difference Day'

This was sent to us by Christopher Copley of Volunteer Fairfax:

Fairfax County, VA – Registration opens on September 20 for this year’s VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Over 1,500 volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 31 projects on this county-wide day of service, held in conjunction with national “Make a Difference Day.” Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

The 16th annual VolunteerFest® encompasses a variety of volunteer projects, including assembling care packages for troops, entertaining seniors, creating wildlife habitats, painting houses and beautifying libraries inside and out across Fairfax County.

“In this time of economic distress, we should realize that service is a solution to some our toughest challenges and volunteers are needed now more than ever,” says Jeanne Sanders, executive director of Volunteer Fairfax. 

The Barns at Wolf Trap Kicks Off Its 2010/2011 Season!

This was sent to us by Graham Binder of Wolf Trap:

The Acoustically-Perfect Barns at Wolf Trap Begins 2010/2011 Season with Six Locally Connected Troubadours

Robbie Schaefer

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 8 p.m.

$20

Vienna Bracing For More Rain And Flooded Streets

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) -- Vienna is bracing for more rain. The residents all along Difficult Run are on edge. The creek often overflows its banks.

As of Thursday night it was fairing well with a few exceptions.

Road closures included Beulah at Browns Mill and Old Courthouse Roads.

During rush hour it looked like a merry-go-round of cars at the low lying areas from Annandale to Vienna.

Devin Jopp remembers his backyard turned into a lake last month.

Thursday, his backyard looked okay. He lives near the bridge on Beulah Road that crumbled. It also was in tact Thursday.

But with more rain on the way, residents again are nervous.

Written by Surae Chinn
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

Pink Streaks in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 1-31

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

So Lofty Salon & Wellness Center in Vienna is offering

PINK HIGHLIGHTS

for just $10 each. No appointment necessary.

Celebrate Fairfax

Get ready to have some fun! Come out to the Celebrate Fall for Fairfax event this Saturday at Fairfax Government Center. Fall for Fairfax will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Activities include a train ride, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatables and several kid's performances. There will also be exhibits on education, sport and fitness, public saftey, personal health and the environment.

It is free to attend. For more info please go to http://www.celebratefairfax.com/ or you can contact (703) 324-3247.

Public Meeting Scheduled for Bicycle Master Plan

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 30, to discuss recommendations on how bicycle-friendly design should be incorporated into future roadway and transit projects and private developments. The plan creation will be divided into two phases with Phase I focusing on the Tysons Corner area. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Phase I meeting tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Joyce Kilmer Middle School located at 8100 Wolftrap Road in Vienna, VA.

Louise Archer Elementary School Sunshine 5K and Fun Run

This was sent to us by Jennifer Elmas for Louise Archer:

The Louise Archer Elementary School PTA will host a 5K/1K to promote healthy behaviors and raise much-needed funds for our school. The race is on Sunday, October 17 in Central Vienna, VA, on the W&OD Trail, beginning at the intersection of Dominion Rd. and Ayr Hill Rd. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m.