The Falls Church Elementary PTA has organized a benefit Home & Garden Tour for Sunday, May 16, from 12 to 4 p.m. Six homes and two gardens, all located within the City of Falls Church, will be open for ticket-holders. Read more
By LINDA HAMILL
Special to the Falls Church Times
May 15, 2010
George Mason Lady Mustangs soccer team honored their senior players and continued their march toward a third consecutive district championship on Friday with a 10-0 victory over Rappahannock County. The weather held for the senior ceremonies recognizing the six Mustangs who will graduate in June.
On Monday, May 17 at 7 p.m., Quinn’s Auction Galleries, located at 431 N. Maple in Falls Church, will host a live “night out at the auction” to benefit the Falls Church Education Foundation. Items that will be auctioned include sports memorabilia, antique furniture and home goods. Also included is a bottle of 2000 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, which is valued at $1,900. This wine has been awarded a rating of 100 points by Robert Parker and 96 points by Connoisseur’s Guide and Stephen Tanzer. For more information about this item, please contact Donna Englander at (703) 538-3381.
Here’s other good stuff to know:
- You can donate items to the auction – from your business or from your home.
- You can bid on any item, or just enjoy the open bar and snacks on a Monday evening.
To donate items, contact Laura Nunley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proceeds from the auction benefit the programs and operations of the Falls Church Education Foundation.
The Foundation is registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. For information about the Falls Church Education Foundation, visit www.fcedf.org or contact Donna Englander at email@example.com. (Donna can also provide more information about that bottle of wine!)
Girl Scout Troop 1251 is pre-selling native plants which benefit local birds and butterflies and can transform one’s yard into a watershed friendly environment.The plants are grown at a Virginia nursery. Plants are $10 and come in mostly 6″ or 7″ containers. Orders are due May 17, and plants will be available May 22.
The troop will be using funds generated by the sale for troop activities and community service projects.
“Building Our Tax Bases—EDA Solutions” will be the focus of a lunchtime discussion Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Falls Church.
Featured speakers will be David Tarter, president of the Falls Church Economic Development Authority, and Rick Goff, director of the city’s Office of Economic Development.
The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Argia’s Restaurant, 124 N. Washington Street, Falls Church. Cost is $15, which covers the price of the luncheon. Advance reservations are necessary for those eating lunch and should be made by May 14 to Bernadette Fancuberta.
This is the third in a series of “Lunch and Learn” sessions organized this year by the Falls Church League and comes on the heels of a City Council election. For more information on the League, go to http://www.lwvfallschurch.org/.
The City of Falls Church is seeking public input in the development of a comprehensive Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Calming Strategic Implementation Plan. The public is invited to any of three community meetings to learn about the project, provide comments, and walk/bike City streets to identify first-hand the type of improvements most needed (bring your walking shoes and/or bicycle). The meetings will be held:
Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m., Community Center Community Room, 223 Little Falls St.
Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Elementary School gym, 601 S. Oak St .
Wednesday, June 2, 7 p.m., Community Center Art Room
Opportunity for input will continue throughout the project, which is expected to take about one year. Citizens are invited to send comments and photos to Wendy Block Sanford, principal planner/transportation planner.
Following the public input sessions and work by City staff and a consultant, the final Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Calming Strategic Implementation Plan will include an inventory of every City street and an outline of policies, design criteria, and specific improvements that will further enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety, comfort, and access throughout the City.
Implementation of identified and planned improvements will begin immediately, using federal grant funding.
This Saturday, May 22, from 1- 3 p.m., Creative Cauldron is opening its doors for visitors to enjoy the special 3D Scenic Art Exhibit of large scale puppets, designed by Margie Jervis for the Washington National Opera. Free puppet making activities for all ages will be led by Margie, Creative Cauldron’s Set Designer and Visual Arts teacher for the upcoming Arts Adventure summer camp sessions. Don’t miss your last chance to see this amazing exhibit! (Click “Read more” to see a photo.)
Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church is located at 410 S. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046. For more information, call (571) 239-5288 or visit the web at www.creativecauldron.org.
Monday 5/17: City Council Work Session. Training Room, 7:30 p.m. Agenda and Documents.
Planning Commission. Council Chamber, 7:45 pm. Agenda and Documents.
Tuesday 5/18: Historical Commission. Administrative Conference Room, 7:30 pm.
Wednesday 5/19: Senior Citizens Commission. Administrative Conference Room, 4:00 pm.
Library Board of Trustees. Mary Riley Styles Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm. Agenda.
Tree Commission. Training Center – G Level, 7:30 pm.
Thursday 5/20: Human Services Advisory Council. Administrative Conference Room, 7:15 pm. Agenda.
Environmental Services Council. Training Center – G Level, 7:30 pm.
Friday 5/21: No meetings scheduled.
Meeting notices are obtained from the City and School Board on-line calendars and from the notice board at the east entrance of City Hall. Meetings may be subject to re-scheduling or cancellation.