Seasonal Announcements


National Night Out - August 4
Back-to-School Physicals and Immunizations
Summer Meals for Kids
Fan Care Program
Cooling Assistance Program
NCS Summer RECQuest Summer Camps - 2015
Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2015
2015 Summer Reading Program

National Night Out - August 4

National Night Out – August 4, 2015
America’s Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Click here for more on Fairfax County activities or see contacts below. This event enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

How can you get involved in your neighborhood?
·  Get out there and enjoy!
·  Offer to help support your neighborhood block party, cookout or other planned event
·  Volunteer to organize an event or gathering if none is planned in your neighborhood
·  Print and fill out a registration form for your community event.  Click here.

Sully District Station Michelle Alexander
Tera Gerhard
 (703) 814-7051
Mount Vernon District Station Bubba Urps (703) 360-8928
McLean District Station Patrick Lucas   (703) 556-7750
Mason District Station Brendan Murphy   (703) 256-8035
Reston District Station   Laura Redman    (703) 478-0904
Franconia District Station Allie Eggers   (703) 922-0889
West Springfield District Station Michael Stewart
J.T. Frey
(703) 644-5026
Fair Oaks District Station Richard Twombly   (703) 352-2163

National Night Out is sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.

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Back-to-School Physicals and Immunizations


Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade only

Saturday, July 25
HealthWorks for No. Virginia
1141 Elden Street, Suite 300, Herndon
Saturday, August 8
Springfield Health Dept.
8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield
Saturday, August 15
South County Health Dept.
8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria

For information and appointments: 703-698-2550
Space is limited. Call for an appointment today.

For new Fairfax County students only. NO SPORTS PHYSICALS.

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School-required immunizations are available from the Fairfax County Health Department. For faster service, an appointment is required.


Clinic contact information:

Annandale, 703-534-8343

Herndon/Reston, 703-481-4242

Springfield, 703-569-1031

Joseph Willard Center, 703-246-7100

Mount Vernon, 703-704-5203

TTY 711 for all clinics.


For a complete list of required school immunizations, visit the Fairfax County Public school website at:  


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Summer Meals for Kids

Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Because Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

In Fairfax County almost 52,000 children are eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year. For many of these kids, when the school year ends, so does the opportunity for consistent, nutritious meals. Fortunately, there is a program that provides nutritious meals to children during the summer.

The Summer Meals for Kids Program provides free, healthy food to kids ages 5 to 18. Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at some sites. Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at all sites.

Site and eligibility information for the 2015 Summer Meals for Kids Program:

     Open Sites - Open to all children free of charge

     Closed Sites - Recipients must meet eligibility requirements* 

For more information, please contact Brent Quarles at 703-324-5330, TTY 711, or by e-mail at

*To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive SNAP, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDP1R), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

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Fan Care Program

The Fan Care Program

The Fan Care program is another way to help older Fairfax area residents stay safe in the summer heat. This electric fan distribution program,
sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the Aging, annually provides a limited number of free fans or
window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in the Fairfax area.

To qualify for Fan Care, a person must be at least 60 years old, need a fan to prevent heat-related health problems and meet income eligibility
requirements. Not everyone in the home needs to be an older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of
one fan per household.

The Fan Care program begins on June 1 and runs through the end of September. To request an application, call the Fairfax County’s
Department of Family Services – Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-7694, TTY 703-449-1186.


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Cooling Assistance Program

Applications for the Cooling Assistance Program will be accepted from June 15 through August 17.

Apply Online - or -

For more information or an application form, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services Cooling Assistance page.

Then complete the application and mail it along with a copy of your current electric bill and a pay stub to:

                 Fairfax County Department of Family Service - Lake Anne Building
                 11484 Washington Plaza West
                 4th Floor
                 Reston, VA 20190                                                        

You may also request an application by calling 703-787-3100; TTY: 711 or pick one up at any of the county’s DFS offices:

       Annandale - Heritage Center, West Wing, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale

       Fairfax - Pennino Building, 2nd floor, 12011 Government Center Parkway

       Reston - Lake Anne Office Building, 4th floor 11484 Washington Plaza West, Reston

       Richmond Highway/Alexandria - South County Center, 8350 Richmond Hwy, 4th floor 

Get this information as a flyer in pdf form in English and Spanish.

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NCS Summer RECQuest Summer Camps - 2015

NCS Summer RECQuest

Camp for children who will enter grades 1 through 6 in the fall of 2015.

Dates: June 22 through September 4, 2015 (closed July 3rd)

Hours: Vary by site

Cost: Sliding fee scale $30-$70/Week, discounts for each additional child $25-$65/Week

Scholarships are available, must speak to site, Inclusion sites available.

Website for registration and information:  


Bailey's Community Center

Contact: Gregg Williams

5920 Summers Lane

Falls Church, VA 22041

Phone: 703-931-7027, TTY 711


James Lee Community Center

Contact: Latanja Jones

2855-A Annandale Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

Phone: 703-534-3387, TTY 711


David R. Pinn Community Center

Contact: Sara Tinsley

10225 Zion Drive

Fairfax, VA 22032

Phone: 703-250-9181, TTY 711


Mott Community Center

Contact: Carmen Gibson

12111 Braddock Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-278-8605, TTY 711


Gum Springs Community Center

Contact: Rold Louis

8100 Fordson Road

Alexandria, VA 22306

Phone: 703-360-6088, TTY 711


Southgate Community Center

Contact: Christine Hodgson

12125 Pinecrest Road

Reston, VA 20191

Phone: 703-860-0676, TTY 711


Huntington Community Center

Contact: Kevin Wiafe

5751 Liberty Drive

Alexandria, VA 22303

Phone: 703-960-1917, TTY 711


Willston Multicultural Center

Contact: Elisa Velasco

6131 Willston Drive

Falls Church, VA 22044

Phone: 703-536-8943, TTY 711





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Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2015

From May to November, Fairfax County's 11 farmers markets come to life with a feast for the senses. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, freshly baked bread and pastries are available, along with cheeses, fresh eggs, meats and other foods. Some vendors also carry gardening plants of all sizes.

All products sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of Fairfax County so you can be assured that the produce you purchase at Park Authority Farmers Markets is fresh, locally-grown and consistently good. Stop by and shop at your local Farmers Market today!

Four Farmer’s Market locations accept SNAP/EBT cards for payment of goods: McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, Lorton, Herndon and Reston. See below for a full list of markets and directions to each.


More information: or call 703-642-0128, TTY 703-803-3354.





McCutcheon/Mount Vernon: May 6 – Dec 16:  8 a.m.–Noon

Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *



Oak Marr: May 6 – November 18: 8 a.m. - Noon

Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road



Wakefield: May 6 - October 28, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road



McLean: May 1 - November 20, 8 a.m. - Noon

Market closed on May 16 for McLean Day preparations

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road



Kingstowne: May 1 - October 30, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.

In Giant parking lot, 5935 Kingstowne Towne Center





Annandale: May 7 - November 12,  8 a.m. - Noon

Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike



Herndon: May 7 - November 12, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Old Town Herndon, 700 Block of Lynn St., By the Red Caboose

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *



Government Center: May 7 – Oct 29, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy



Burke: May 2 - November 21, 8 a.m. - Noon

VRE parking Lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway



Reston: May 2 - November 14, 8 a.m. - Noon

Market closed for Multicultural Festival

Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *




Lorton: May 3 - November 8, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

VRE parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd.

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *


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2015 Summer Reading Program

2015 Summer Reading Program – June 18 – August 31

The Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation.

Suggested books. (Using our reading lists is not required.)

Sign up and record your books online or get a reading log at your library.

Special prize drawings for kids who finish their books!

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders – Win cash prizes for your creativity in
essay and poetry contest!

Complete your reading and come in to your library branch by August 31 to receive a coupon book full of free and discounted prizes.
(One coupon book per reader; lost coupon books will not be replaced.)

Sponsored by the Fairfax Public Library in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools.

If you have special circumstances, please contact us.

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CommonHelp Online Application

CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out what assistance you might be eligible for and submit one application saving you time and effort.

The website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Fairfax County to find out if they might be able to get: 


If you already know you are eligible for services, a Virginia Commonhelp account will allow you to quickly and easily:

  • Check and renew benefits

  • Link your account to a specific case

  • Report changes to your account

  • Update your account information

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