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Where is Providence District?
Communities included in the Providence District generally include Merrifield, Oakton, Tysons Corner and Vienna.
Merrifield Fall Festival
The Merrifield Fall Festival will take place Saturday, September 24th from 11am-6pm at 2920 District Ave, Fairfax, VA. The festival will include: food, music, events for the kids and a pet costume contest. Additional information is available at http://www.greatermerrifield.org/merrifieldfallfestival.html.
The November 8th elections are approaching quickly. The last day to register to vote is Monday, October 17th, 5:00pm in-person or 11:59pm online. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00pm, Tuesday, November 1st. In order to be counted, absentee ballots must be returned by 7:00pm, Tuesday, November 8th. Additional information is available at www.vote.virginia.gov or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.
2016 Providence District VolunteerFest
Supervisor Smyth is delighted to host the 2016 Providence District VolunteerFest on October 22nd in conjunction with Volunteer Fairfax's countywide VolunteerFest and National Make a Difference Day. Projects in the Providence District include:
- Food Drive- Supervisor Smyth's office, Hunter Mill Country Day School and the Oakton Women's Club collect for Food for Others. Nonperishable food donations may be dropped off from October 1 to 31 at Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax from 9am to 5pm- or Hunter Mill Country Day School, 2021 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna from 9am to 6pm weekdays only.
- Providence Community Center- Game Shape- youth basketball training 10am-noon. Game Shape- adult basketball fitness workout 1pm to 3pm. To sign up contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Easy Readers- A program for first and second grade boys who need reading reinforcement - Oakton Library. Prior registration is required to participate. For information or to volunteer, contact Drew Crum at email@example.com.
- Oakton Community Park- Horseback ridingdemonstration by Spirit Open Equestrian Program (sponsored by Fairfax4Horses). 1pm to 3pm at 2821 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124. Weather permitting. Pony Rides.
- Mini Golf- Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA), Police Department and Park Authority host mentorship mini golf with selected Fairfax County Public School students from 9am to 11am.
- Neighborhood Park Projects- Fairfax County Park Authority hosts Invasive Management Area site projects at Nottoway Park 9am to noon and Borg Street Park 10am to 2pm. Volunteers can sign up through the IMA website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/resources/IMA.
- The Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club- Hosts clean up at Scotts Run Stream Valley Park behind Westgate Elementary School, 7500 Magarity Road, Falls Church, VA 22043 from 9am to 11am. For directions and/or to volunteer please contact Patricia Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-316-0584.
- James Lee Community Center- Join the James Lee Community Center Advisory Council at 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA from 10am to 3pm. Volunteers and supplies needed to prepare, assemble, and deliver bagged lunches to the Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter. Learn how an act as small as preparing a bagged lunch can make a big difference in our community. For more information and to volunteer and/or donate contact Zurii Conroy or LaTanja Jones at 703-534-3387 or email JamesLeeAdvisoryCouncil@gmail.com.
- Event Promotions- The Providence Players at James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855-A James Lee Street, Falls Church, are helping to promote VolunteerFest. Their 19th season opens with Amadeus which runs from September 30th thru October 15th. For a schedule of performances see www.providenceplayers.org.
Metro's SafeTrack plan is a comprehensive maintenance effort that will accelerate three years worth of work into approximately one year. The plan significantly expands maintenance time on weekends, weeknights and midday hours and includes 15 "Safety Surges"-- long-duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system. Please visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/safetrack/ for more information. Please note that all schedules are subject to change.
Boards, Authorities and Commissions (BACs)
Fairfax County offiers its residents many opportunities to serve the community. Citizen participation in local government is essential. Local government is the form of government closest to us in our everyday lives and the one we are most able to influence. Advisory bodies play a very important role in county government. Additional information and a list of county BACs is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bacs. If you are interested in serving on a county board, authority, commission, or committee ("BAC"), please contact our office at 703-560-6946 or email email@example.com. Please be prepared to provide a current resume. Also, as indicated in the above link, members of some BACs must file financial disclosure statements upon appointment and annually thereafter.
Report Potholes to VDOT
If you see a pothole you can report it directly to VDOT by visiting www.virginia.org/travel/citizen.asp, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling VDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). TTY users, call 711.
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