2019 Providence District VolunteerFest®
Supervisor Smyth is delighted to host the 2019 Providence District VolunteerFest® on October 26 in conjunction with Volunteer Fairfax's countywide VolunteerFest® and National Make a Difference Day.
2019 Providence VolunteerFest® projects are listed below.
All projects will take place on Saturday, October 26 unless otherwise indicated.
Food Drive - Supervisor Smyth's office and Hunter Mill Country Day School 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, 9 am to 10 pm -- or Hunter Mill Country Day School, 2021 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, 9 am to 6 pm weekdays only.
Neighborhood & Community Services -- “Know Your Local Government: Become Engaged” from 1 pm to 4 pm at Providence Community Center 3001 Vaden Dr. Fairfax, 22031. Online registration at https://tinyurl.com/providencegov
Childcare and transportation available by request contact Amy Ordonez of NCS at 703-787-4962, TTY 711.
Oakton Community Park – Horseback riding opportunity for kids to learn from Spirit Open Equestrian Program which fosters healing & learning life skills through relationships with horses. 1 pm to 3 pm at Oakton Community Park, 2841 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, 22124. Sponsored by Fairfax4Horses. Weather permitting. Historic Oakton School House at Oakton Community Park will be held open for tours from 1 to 3 pm.
Mini Golf – Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA), Police Department and Park Authority host mentorship mini golf with Providence Community Center School Age Child Care (SACC) children from 9 to 11 am.
Neighborhood Park Projects -- Fairfax County Park Authority hosts Invasive Management Area site projects at:
Blake Lane Park - Friends host a nature walk and an activity box of activities to enjoy as a family in the park 10 to noon. Nottoway Park - 9 am to Noon Sept. 14 & 18; Oct. 19 & 26. Volunteers can sign up through the IMA website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/invasive-management-area. If you have questions call 703-324-8681
The Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club -- Adopts Jones Branch to clean up from 9 to 11 am. For directions and/or to volunteer please contact Patricia Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-316-0584.
James Lee Community Center – Calling all knitters to unite for our community with your creative skills!
Join us at James Lee Community Center for a Charity Knit-In Saturday, October 26, from 10 am to 2 pm. Email email@example.com for details!
Event Promotions – The Providence Players at James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 James Lee Street,
Falls Church, help promote VolunteerFest®. Their 22st season opens with And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie which runs from October 4 thru 19. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm For a schedule of performances see http://www.providenceplayers.org.
Supervisor Smyth and the 2019 Providence District VolunteerFest® Committee invite all residents to participate in this year's activities. More information is available on the 2019 VolunteerFest® website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/providence or by calling 703-560-6946, TTY 711 and on the Volunteer Fairfax website www.volunteerfairfax.org/non-profits/volunteerfest.php.