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News and Information
December 1, 2022
Now in its fourth year, the annual Fairfax County Senior Centers’ Winter Warming Service Project collects new or handmade hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for adults, children and infants in Fairfax County. Donated items are given to local nonprofit organizations including Cornerstones, ShelterHouse and HumanKind Foster Care. These community partners distribute the items to the communities they serve, including adults and families experiencing homelessness. Donations of new or handmade items and yarn can be made now through Jan. 6 at all 14 NCS Senior Centers in Fairfax County; look for the donation box in the entry/lobby. In addition to collecting donations, senior center staff and participants knit items for the drive. Some NCS senior centers provide loom knitting, crochet and knitting classes to teach the skill while building social groups and community inclusion among members. Classes use yarn donated from the community. More than 2,000 items were collected for last year’s drive; homemade donations from Senior Center members, staff and community partners accounted for 80 percent of all hat donations in 2021-22.
Fairfax County Adds Fourth Public Meeting to Collect Input Regarding New Community Space in Annandale
November 23, 2022
The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services has added a fourth Community Engagement Forum regarding new community space in Annandale. The 1,800-square-foot space is located in the Heritage Mall Shopping Plaza and will house the Boys & Girls Club. Partners and community members will also be able to use the space (as yet to be determined). The forum was added to provide an additional opportunity for the community to provide input to ensure the new space meets its needs and interests. This forum will discuss the overall vision for the space, potential resources, and activity and program options. There will be refreshments and childcare available. The new session will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) at Braddock Elementary School (7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale, VA). Registration is available through Eventbrite. For questions about the project, contact Nandred Navarro. For questions regarding community outreach and potential uses for the space, contact email@example.com.
November 15, 2022
This Thanksgiving, join the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services for special events at our community centers located throughout Fairfax County. Mark your calendars for these Thanksgiving meals and other events taking place in November: Annual Thanksgiving Potluck at Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria, November 16 at noon. Seating is limited; sign up at senior center. $5 suggested donation. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to help area food banks. Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon at Providence Community Center in Fairfax, November 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Thanksgiving Meal at Providence Community Center in Fairfax, November 16 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a meal and games. Thanksgiving Celebration at Herndon Senior Center in Herndon, November 17 at 10 a.m. Enjoy a meal and watch in-house performers. Pimmit Hills Senior Center in Falls Church will be offering transportation to this event for a $1 fee. Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Gum Springs Community Center in Alexandria, November 17 at time TBD. Call or visit center for more details. Thanksgiving Community Dinner at James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, November 17, 5-7 p.m. Family Thanksgiving Meal at Lorton Community Center in Lorton, November 17 from 6-8 p.m. Join us for food, games and more. Thanksgiving Dessert Celebration at Mott Community Center (Senior Program) in Fairfax, November 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the variety of desserts commonly served at Thanksgiving and partake in a simple craft. Holiday Celebration at Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church, November 18 from noon-2 p.m. Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Reston Teen Center in Reston, November 22 from 4-6 p.m. Thanksgiving Event at Bailey’s Community Center in Falls Church, date and time TBD. Thanksgiving food will be provided for families to take home and cook. Thanksgiving Feast at South County Teen Center in Alexandria, date and time TBD. For more events at NCS Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers, visit the NCS calendars page.
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