2013 Mount Vernon Nights Free Summer Concert Series - TWO LOCATIONS!
Grist Mill Park
4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Friday Evenings, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
June 7th: Swing Shift (Big Band/Swing)
June 14th: Afro Bop Alliance (Caribbean Jazz)
June 21st: Crawdaddies (Cajun)
June 28th: Anthony 'Swamp Dog' Clark (Blues)
July 5th: Pablo Antonio y La Firma (Salsa)
July 12th: Elvis Tribute Band w/ Jed Duvall (Rock & Roll)
July 19th: King Teddy (Swing)
July 26th: Andrew Acosta String Band (Bluegrass)
August 2nd: Urban Funk (R&B/Jazz)
August 9th: The Winstons (Motown)
August 16th: John McCutcheon (Folk)
August 23rd: David Bach Consort (Jazz)
August 30th: Squeeze Bayou (Cajun)
Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Saturday Evenings, 7 – 8 p.m.
Jun 1st: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer (Folk)
June 8th: The United States Navy "Commodores" (Jazz)
June 15th: Black Masala (Gypsy Music)
June 22nd: Enter the Haggis (Celtic/Rock)
June 29th: Sierra Hull and highway 111 (Country)
July 6th: Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
July 13th: Claire Lynch (Bluegrass)
July 20th: Pearl and the Beard (Pop/Rock)
July 27th: Debi Smith (Folk)
August 3rd: The Holmes Brothers (Blues/Soul)
August 10th: The United States Air Force "Strolling Strings" (Light Classics)
August 17th: Lori Williams (Jazz)
August 24th: Quin Tango (Tango Music)
August 31st: OCEAN Orchestra (Celtic)
If you enjoy these free concerts, please consider becoming a "Friend of Mount Vernon Nights". Here is the flyer.
Free Summer Concert Series Performances are scheduled throughout Fairfax County. For additional locations and performers, please visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/
Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels volunteers throughout the county. Contact Fairfax County's Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 703-449-1186,VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov, or visit Volunteer Solutions at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices and click on volunteers.
Boards, Authorities and Commissions
Supervisor Hyland needs dedicated community leaders to serve on important Boards, Authorities and Commissions for Fairfax County. Click here to learn about vacancies and how to apply.
2013 Fairfax County Solid Waste Special Collection Event Schedule
Electric Sundays - Fairfax County residents can recycle televisions, computers and peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and tubes. For detailed information and events at other sites, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/electric-sunday.htm.
June 23: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton - 10 a.m. - 3
September 22: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2012 Stormwater Bond
As approved by voters, the $30 million stormwater bond will pay to build a levee and pumping station to protect the Huntington neighborhood from flooding.
During the past 10 years, three floods have damaged homes, vehicles and other property in this neighborhood, and there are 180 homes in the FEMA-designated floodplain that are at risk in the future.
At Fairfax County’s request, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studied the best ways to protect Huntington from future floods. The study examined a number of options, including dredging Cameron Run, buying the flood-prone properties and flood proofing individual homes. It found that a levee and a pumping station are the most cost-effective way to protect Huntington.
While the levee can prevent flooding of houses from the types of storms that have happened in the past, it is not designed to offer protection from flooding that is caused by storms that are greater than a 100-year event (a storm that may occur once every 100 years).
Belle View/New Alexandria Flood Reduction Study Public Meeting
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland recently hosted a public meeting to discuss the Belle View/New Alexandria flood reduction study. The Army Corps of Engineers meeting presentation can be found here, in four parts:
Part A (7.7 mg PDF file)
Part B (7.3 mg PDF file)
Part C (6.5 mg PDF file)
Part D (6.6 mg PDF file)
The Belle Haven watershed contains two subdivisions (Belle View and New Alexandria) which experienced severe flooding from storm surges during Hurricane Isabel in September 2003. It is estimated that more than 200 structures were damaged by flooding during that storm event. The majority of both subdivisions lies within the 100-year floodplain located along the lower Potomac River and may be susceptible to flooding in the future.
This meeting was intended to bring together members of the community to:
- review the Belle View/New Alexandria flood reduction study
- initiate a discussion with residents about the alignment of the flood wall for Belle View/New Alexandria
- create consensus among residents about the best location of the proposed flood wall
The study was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in February 2008 and may be seen on line at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/stormwater/bellehavenfinalreport.pdf.
For more information, residents may call the Fairfax County Stormwater Management staff at 703-324-5500, TTY 711. Media representatives should call the Stormwater Management Program information office at 703-324-5821, TTY 711.