November Community Events in Braddock District


Community Fun Day at Little River Glen Senior Center
Bring your family and friends for a day of activities and fun at the Little River Glen Senior Center on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Little River Glenn is located at right off of Olley Lane at 4001 Barker Court in Fairfax. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Activities for the day include: the Cake Walk, a tour of the center, and demonstration of activities by participants and you can even try them yourself.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY:
Donating non-perishable foods and household supplies for needy families for the Food Bank of Our Daily Bread
Writing notes & cards to send to our deployed service members.
Volunteering your skills, talents and time

EVENT SAMPLER:
Music, singing and more music, come dance it out with Terry Lee Ryan.
Blood Pressure Checks. Tap dance, line dance demos, art display & sales
LRG Chorus Performance.
Community information.
Information about County services that are available to you: health, safety, transportation options etc.

If you would like additional information please call 703-503-8703, TTY 711.

Save The Date: Annual Taste of Braddock
Supervisor Cook invites you to join us for the annual Taste of Braddock on Wednesday, December 5 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Please join your friends and neighbors in the Braddock District at our annual Open House to mark the start of the holiday season. Enjoy food donated by Braddock area business and share in the spirit provided by our residents. Please RSVP by calling 703-425-9300 or email us at braddock@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Dispose of Debris from Hurricane Sandy
You may self-haul large amounts of brush or bulk debris to the County’s recycling and disposal centers at the I-66 Transfer Station or the I-95 Landfill Complex where it can be disposed of for a fee. The fee structure for brush and tree debris from Hurricane Sandy is as follows:

-Pick-up trucks (residents only): $5
-Single axle stake body and dump trucks (residents only): $15
-Pick-up trucks, single axle stake body and dump trucks (permitted haulers): $15
-Tandem axle trucks including crane/knuckle boom trucks: $32 per ton (to be weighed at scale)

These fees will remain in place until Wednesday, November 14.

Winter Outwear Drive to Benefit ECHO
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will run its winter outerwear campaign to benefit ECHO from Monday, November 12 until Wednesday, December 14. The Braddock District Office, located at 9002 Burke Lake Road in Burke will serve as a drop-off location. Please bring new winter hats, scarves and gloves for all ages and new children’s coats, as well as gently used blankets.

Member of a Homeowner or Civic Association? Come out for this Virgnia Legislative Update
The Consumer Affairs Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services and Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute invite you to attend a FREE Virginia Common Interest Community Educational Seminar – A View from Richmond. Join as industry leaders discuss how regulations, legislation and recent case law impact Virginia homeowners and condominium association communities, board members and managers.

The conversation will include valuable information regarding association rule enforcement, complaint processes, assessment collections and more. Participants will receive an update regarding recent court decisions and legislation affecting Virginia’s common interest communities.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center’s Board Auditorium.
Register online at http:// www.caidc.org/cal2/EventShow.asp?event_id=480494&event_batch=1

Project Lifesaver
Thanks to a series of precise, accurate and well-coordinated efforts by several public safety agencies, an 8-year-old boy was recently rescued and safely returned to his parents. The boy, who is autistic, left his Clifton area home on his scooter and could not be located. Both family and Sully District Police Officers searched the home and neighborhood with no results. Fortunately, this family had registered their son with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Program. He wears an electronic bracelet at all times which helps Officers locate him in the event of an emergency. With the assistance of the FCPD helicopter, a K-9 team, Fairfax County Sheriff’s

Deputies and ground patrol officers, a faint transmitter signal was heard that led searchers to a heavily wooded area where officers spotted the child waist-deep in the frigid waters of Otter Run creek, looking up and watching the helicopter. Officers allowed the boy to pet the K-9, named Nero, and pulled him quickly to safety. The boy was not seriously injured.

Many county residents are unaware of Project Lifesaver which assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and other similar disabling conditions.

Project Lifesaver clients wear a wrist or ankle band that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify the Sheriff’s Office that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained Sheriff’s Deputies respond to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. Without having to rely on site visits or paper files, deputies can electronically update client information, such as height and weight, a photograph, medical issues and favorite hiding places. The program has a 100 percent track record of locating wandering adults and children and bringing them home.
To find out more about this program: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sheriff/lifesaver.htm

 

 


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