FRIDAY, 3/30: Art Show Opening Reception

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Falls Church Arts hosts an opening reception for its 2012 All Member Art Show & Sale at 7 pm on Friday, March 30 at ArtSpace.  This year’s theme for the all media show is “Through the Artist’s Eye” and will feature the work of 50 FCA member artists.

ArtSpace Falls Church is located at 410 S. Maple Avenue.  The art show continues through Sunday, April 22 with Gallery Assistants available Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 pm.  For more information, go to www.FallsChurchArts.org

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Through MONDAY 4/9: Troop 349 Mulch Fundraiser – $4.55 a bag

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Troop 349 is selling 3 cubic foot bags of Merrifield Garden Center hardwood mulch for $4.55 each. 1 bag spread 2” thick will cover a 3’x4’ area, 1 bag spread 3” thick will cover a 2”x4” area. Troop 349 is selling this mulch at well below retail, and don’t forget, Free home delivery/placement a savings of $30.00 (minimum delivery order is 10 bags) not to mention saving your back :)  Deliver/placement service is available to a 4-mile radius of the city of Falls Church.

Scouts will deliver and stack your bags of mulch neatly on the pavement on the side of your driveway or by your flowerbeds. Please note any special location requests on the form provided click here.

Order now for delivery of your mulch on April 14th-15th, 2012.  All orders must be pre-paid and received on or before April 7th, 2012.

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Please help support the activities of Boy Scout Troop 349. Donations are also welcome.

About Troop 349: The Troop is open to any boy between the ages of 12 and 17, who has graduated from the fourth grade, and/or has received his arrow of light award. Boys desiring to join the troop are welcome at any time to attend a meeting and present themselves to the Scout Master for admission. Troop 349 meets every Tuesday evening at 7 PM between September and June at the American Legion Hall on Oak St. The troop web site contains more information about joining and what Boy Scouts is all about. Go to www.troop349.us and click on downloads to view the scout handbook and primer.

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WEDNESDAY, 4/11: CBC Discussion on School Facilities

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Citizens for a Better City Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm will host a discussion on “School Facilities in Falls Church” at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Street.   The discussion will be led by former School Board Chairman Craig Cheney, School Board member, Cecily Shea, and former PTA leader Debbie Schantz-Hiscott.  

City Council and School Board Candidates have been invited to join us.  A meet-and-greet will precede the discussion.

  Topics will include:

 *How will the burgeoning school population affect the future of Falls Church City?

 *What capital projects are currently in the School Board pipeline and at what expense to our city?

 *What are the projections of future physical plant needs?  Will current proposed plans for renovations to our school facilities keep up with our growing population and growing needs in an increasingly electronic environment?

 *Does a healthy school plant correlate to healthy property values in Falls Church?

For more information, contact Sally Ekfelt, ekfelt@gmail.com

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MONDAY, 4/9: Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline for citizens to register for the May 1, 2012 local Municipal General and Special Elections is Monday, April 9.  Registration applications must be postmarked or received by the Office of Voter Registration and Elections (300 Park Ave., Suite 101 East, Falls Church, VA 22046) by that date.  All citizens who will be 18 years old on or before the May 1, 2012 election date are eligible to vote in this election.

The Voter Registration Application is available at www.fallschurchva.gov/vote and in the Office  of Voter Registration and Elections.  For additional information, call the Office of Voter Registration at 703-248-5085.

The May 1 election will be the  first to use the new voting ward configuration.  All voters affected by that change will receive a new voter registration card with the new voting location.  The new cards will be mailed no later than April 16.  Voters may destroy the old voter registration card when they receive the new card.  A map and description of the new voting wards may be viewed at http://bit.ly/GVMcvr.

For Virgnia elections, voter registration and address change information is available at
http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/documents/VoterRegistration/sbe_voter_app_DOJ-Printed.pdf.

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SATURDAY 4/14: Annual Spring Clean Up

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Join in the fun in working together to help keep the City beautiful!  Meet at the Community Center at 10:30am on Saturday, April 14, rain or shine.  Call  711) to register.  Contact Allison Lorenz for additional information.

Note that the Thank-You picnic for this event will occur in October.

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SATURDAY, 4/14: Titanic Dining with the Victorian Society

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The Victorian Society at Falls Church presents a once-in-a-lifetime event.  Join them Saturday, April 14 for a Titanic-inspired sumptuous meal featuring hors d’oeuvres and six courses, champagne toast, costumed re-enactors, musical entertainment and dancing.  You’ll have an opportunity to mingle with the first class passengers and Titanic crew as you hear their accounts of that final fateful night.  At the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington from 6:00pm-11:00pm.  Cost is $110 per person.  Reservations  must be made no later than April 6.  For more information and a reservation flyer, to go to www.victoriansocietyatfallschurch.com or email vicsocfc@hotmail.com.

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SUNDAY, 4/22: GOP Forum for Candidates

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The Falls Church City Republican Committee will hold a candidate forum for city council candidates and any candidate of any state or local party running for any office Virginia this year on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m., at the Community Center in Falls Church.

Candidates and Members of the public  affiliated with any party are welcome to attend to hear the views of candidates for many
offices.

“With all City candidates running as independents, and with the end of endorsements by Citizens for a Better City, the task of Falls Church citizens becomes a little harder,” GOP Chair Ken Feltman noted. “In a non-partisan forum, we can give our neighbors an opportunity to meet and questions the candidates.”

The next regular monthly meeting of the committee will be held Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion Post, 400 North Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. At that meeting, delegates to the GOP State Convention will be selected. The state convention will be held in Richmond on June 16, 2012. Announced and unopposed candidates are Mitch Aydlette and Samuel Aydlette of Timber Lane, Kenneth Feltman of Hillwood Avenue and Lisa Miller of Broad Street.

At the March meeting of the GOP committee, delegates to the Eighth Congressional District Convention, which will be held in Arlington on May 12, 2012, were approved. They are Daniel Anderson of Roosevelt Boulevard, Daniel Ayre of Lee Street, Mitch Aydlette and Samuel Aydlette of Timber Lane, Dorothy and William Clayton of Lee Street, Kenneth Feltman of Hillwood Avenue, Dan Fitzgerald of Lawton Street, Jeff Hilton of Berry Street, Richard McDonnell of Columbia Street, Lisa Miller of Broad Street, Mark Rhoads of Roosevelt Boulevard, and Margaret and Kenneth Whitehead of Ridge Place.

New officers of the Falls Church Republicans were elected in February and installed at the March 15 meeting. Kenneth Feltman of Hillwood Avenue is the new chair; Patricia Daughtry of the Broadway is vice chair, Margaret Whitehead of Ridge Place is secretary and Marian Starr of Cherry Street is the treasurer.

Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at the American Legion Post next to the bike path on Oak Street.

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SUNDAY, 4/22: American Cancer Society Bark For Life Comes to Falls Church

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On April 22nd the fight against cancer will go to the dogs! At the second annual American Cancer Society Bark For Life® of Falls Church, residents will have the opportunity to fight back against cancer alongside their canine companions.

American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. This event was created to celebrate the caregiving qualities that dogs provide to their human companions during a cancer diagnosis.

Registration begins at 8:30am with this special event taking place from 9:00am to 11:30am at Madison Park (334 Lawton St.). The event will begin with a short walk and then will feature speakers who have experienced the special relationships that dogs provide; a special ceremony honoring both humans and canines that have battled cancer; pet talent, costume and beauty contests; and plenty of opportunities to play and socialize with your canine friends.

The registration fee for each dog is $25. Each pet that pre-registers will receive a Bark For Life bandana. Also, the first 25 registrants will receive a special pet prize! Much like the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®, participants are encouraged to fundraise prior to the event and teams will be permitted to fund-raise onsite by providing dog related goods and services at the event for donations. Dog related businesses are welcome to participate in the event by becoming event sponsors.

Pets in attendance must be leashed and with current tags or vaccination papers. Pet owners must be prepared to clean up after their pets.

All proceeds of this event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Falls Church.  Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight event that raises funds and awareness to fight cancer in your community. Dedicated teams of friends, families, and coworkers commit to keep at least one member on track at all times … because cancer never sleeps.

Due to the large crowds, pets are not allowed at Relay For Life events. Thus, Bark For Life provides a venue for people and pets to participate together while raising money to support the fight against cancer.

For more information on volunteering, becoming a sponsor, or participating in the American Cancer Society Bark For Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or log on to www.RelayForLife.org/BarkFallsChurch.

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