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Fall Time is Pumpkin Time in Virginia

Fall is certainly in the air. It's about time to pick up your Fall pumpkins for decorating, cooking, and jack-o-latern making! You can find a list of the best pumpkin patch farms in your community here.

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

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.

2nd Annual Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8K Race

This was sent to us by Cathy Clarke of Acumen Solutions:

Race Registration Proceeds to Benefit 12 Local Charities

Acumen Solutions, an international leader in business and technology consulting, announced today that two-thousand dollars in combined prizes will be awarded to race winners across different categories for its second annual Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause™ 8K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Arlington, VA.  

The 1 mile format has been added this year to give families and young runners a chance to participate. The race gives all registrants the unique opportunity to choose their charitable preference by picking from the following organizations listed below.

•     Boys and Girls Club – Alexandria-Olympic Branch

•     Boys and Girls Clubs – Fairfax Branch

•     Bridge to Freedom

•     BUILD Metro DC

Leesburg Business Incubator Gains County Support

Loudoun County pledges $100,000 over three years to help underwrite operational costs for new Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg