Community News and Notes

 The second annual Home for The Arts fundraiser organized and sponsored by FCA drew notables from the city council and the business community and of course the artists whose work was autioned. (Photo: News-Press)

Adopt a Senior Animal Month

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is offering, for the month of November, reduced adoption fees for adult cats and dogs. All adult cats and dogs are vaccinated, have microchips and are spayed or neutered. For more information, visit  or call 703-931-9241 ext. 200.


Barbershop Annual Harvest of Harmony

Barbershop Harmony Society’s The Singing Capital Chorus present Supreme Court Cases – A “Litigious” Musical Review at the George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium (21 St., NW D.C.) on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $15 and $18. For more information, visit


Volunteers for Change

Volunteers for Change, a unique volunteer program for adults featuring flexible hours and fun, is holding a one time orientation on Sunday Nov. 4 from 2 – 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Volunteer Fairfax’s Office. For more information, contact Annie Duffield at 703-246-3460.


Attic Craft Fair and Auction

The Corpus Christi School (3301 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church) PTO presents the 28th Annual Christmas Attic Craft Fair and Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Activities include crafts, silent auction, food and raffle. For more information, visit


Concert for Hope

The Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM) will present the inaugural Concert for Hope on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenmore School Auditorium (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington) in recognition of World AIDS Day. Tickets range from $25 – $75. For more information, visit


A special birthday celebration for two Falls Church icons whose big days fall in October was held last Friday night at Anthony’s restaurant. Local artist and art instructor Eileen Levy and former Chamber of Commerce chief Robert S. “Hap” Day were feted by over two dozen at the second annual “Hapeileen” party. They’re shown here along with Falls Church Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry, Hap’s two daughters and some among the band of revelers who attended. (Photo: News-Press) Dominion Hills Craft Show

The Fourth Annual Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Dominion Hills Community House (6000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, contact Julie Jernigan at 703-533-0957.


German Gourmet Opening

The Grand Opening Celebration of German Gourmet at (5838 Columbia Pke., Falls Church) will take place Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be wine and beer tastings and samples. For more information, call 703-379-8080.


Peaceful Family Playshop

The Oakton Church of Brethren (10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna) will host a day of building communication in the Peaceful Family Playshop on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Family donation of $5. For more information, call 703-281-4411 or go to


Bazaar, Adult Day

The Annandale Adult Day Health Care Center (7200 Columbia Pke., Annandale) will hold their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, books and decorations. For more information, call 703-750-3316.


The Falls CHurch Film Fest volunteers show off the Lois award as judging has begun and should be concluded by the end of the week. The films that do not make the cut will be screened as part of the events coming this Friday, Nov. 1 to be held at Art and Frame and McGonegals in Falls Church City. (Photo: Courtesy of shaun van steyn) Open Studio in Arlington

Reeb Hall Artists Annual Open Studio Event showing works by artists of the D.C. metro region will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Reeb Hall (4451 First Place South, Arlington). Admission is free. For more information, visit


Choir Sings “St. Cecilia Mass”

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (3439 Payne St., Bailey’s Crossroads) will host Combined Choirs singing “St. Cecilia Mass” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Admission is free. For more information, call 703-820-2625.


Free Therapy Mini-Series

Neurotherapy Associates, Inc. (803 W. Broad St., Falls Church) will be offering a free monthly educational mini-series. The first, Sensory Processing and Neurodevelopment: what you can do about dyslexia, migraines, learning disabilities and more will take place Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 703-536-2690.


Organ and Choral Concert

Saint Luke Catholic Church (7001 Georgetown Pke., McLean) will host Durufle’s Suite for Organ and Requiem on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. Free-will offering. For more information, call 703-356-0670 or visit


Volunteer for Falls Chores

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm (6310 Georgetown Pke., McLean) is seeking extra hands to help prepare for winter on Falls Chores Day on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1- 4 p.m. Tasks include clearing brush, stacking wood and repairing fences. For more information, visit


Soccer Donations

The City of Falls Church Youth Soccer is receiving a donation of more than $600 from Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers and Uniroyal Tire as part of an eight year program supporting youth soccer.


Caesar, a seven year old neutered male lynx point Siamese cat with beautiful blue eyes is just one of the cats available for adoption during “Adopt a Senior Pet Month” at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. (Photo: courtesy of Susan Sherman)ESOL Grants Awarded

The Meyers Foundation awarded $25,000 grants to two Northern Virginia literacy organizations: Loudon Literacy Council and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, to support adult literacy and ESOL programs. For more information, visit


VA Student Art Opening


Virginia Commonwealth Student, Vianney Paul, will exhibit his collection “A Forest of Souls” on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alliance Francaise de Washington (2142 Wyoming Ave., NW D.C.) Admission is free. For registration information, visit 202-234-7911.


FC Royce Runs Marathon

Shannon Royce, a Falls Church resident, ran the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 28 to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and participated in their training program. She was treated for cancer last year. For more information, visit


Redskins Fan Gets Wish

Thanks to the Falls Church-based Capital Hospice, Russell McRae, a 63-year old hospice patient, attended his first Redskins game. Once they contacted the Redskins, the team provided him and a guest with tickets and field passes.


Crafters Wanted for Show

Crafters wanted for the Oakton Church of the Brethren’s 14th Annual Christmas Craft Show. Show hours will be from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16 and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Nov. 17. For more information, call 703-281-4411 or email


Shoes and Donations Assist Youth

The Friends & Family Runners Program teamed up with vantage Fitness of Falls Church and The Neighbor Home Team, of RE/MAX Distinctive to help raise $1,100 and eighty pairs of athletic running shoes for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Alexandria/Fairfax region assisting them in the 1 mile Fun Run at the Marine Corp Marathon.


Salute to Veterans

The Order of the Eastern Star invites the public to attend the Salute to Veterans, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Kemper-Macon Ware Lodge (411 Little Falls St., Falls Church). There will be a homemade meal and singing. Donation of $15 requested. For more information, call Leah Peak at 703-532-5662.


Tryouts at Shrevewood

Premier AC '94 Blue a U13 Boys Division II NCSL team is seeking players and holding tryouts on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at Shrevewood Elementary School (7525 Shreve Rd., Falls Church). For more information, contact Coach Lester Calliste at or (202) 441-4923.


D.C. Flea Market

D.C. Big Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center (4368 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Chantilly) Over 600 booths. Admission $6 and is good for both days. For more information, call 757-961-3988.