Acacia Federal Savings Bank is sponsoring two free shred events – one for the community and the other specifically for businesses.
Individuals are invited to bring up to five standard size boxes of papers to be shredded free of charge on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. — noon in the front parking lot of 7600 Leesburg Pike. Businesses are invited bring up to 10 standard size boxes of documents on Wednesday, October 29 starting at 9am in the back parking lot of 7600 Leesburg Pike. For more information visit www.afsbonline.com.
Of All The Beads is celebrating the first anniversary by hosting an open house from 2-6 p.m. on Oct 18. Of All The Beads is a handcrafted artisan jewelry business owned and operated by Hazel Brutsché. Attendees will receive a 20% discount and refreshments and a 15% coupon good for one repair job, custom order, or future purchase. For location and other information call 703 901-3738 or visit www.ofallthebeads.com.
Red, White and Bleu Wine and Gourmet Shop in Falls Church hosts tastings every weekend. The weekend of October 17 will include tastings of pumpkin ales and Octoberfest beers. A variety of cheeses, smoked meats, and gourmet snacks and cooking ingredients are available throughout the week in addition to micro-brewed beers and hundreds of wines. Artisan breads are also available Saturdays and Sundays. RW&B is located at 127 S. Washington Street. For more information visit www.redwhiteandbleu.com.
John McClain, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy will present on the economy and its impact on development at the Oct 21 luncheon of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Italian Café located at 7161 Lee Highway in Falls Church. Tickets are $27 for members, $32 for nonmembers. RSVPs are requested – 703-532-1050 or [email protected]. An additional $5 is added to the ticket price for walk-ins.
Ireland’s Four Provinces is hosting its weekly Pub Quiz with an 80s theme on Wednesday, October 22. This special edition of the quiz, which starts at 9pm, will have 40 questions based on anything and everything that happened in the 80s. There is no cost to enter and everyone gets the chance to win door prizes at 9:30 and 10 p.m. Additional prizes will be awarded to the “Best Dressed” female and male bearing the theme in mind. The winners of the trivia quiz will receive a $100 gift certificate and be invited back to the Tournament of Champions. For information or to make reservations to try the new winter menu featuring Taste of Falls Church winning entries, call 703-534-8999.
CSI is inviting members of the Falls Church Community to “Elect to Visit” their Open House from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, October 23 and “Cast Your Ballot to Win an iPoD!” CSI (Composition Systems Incorporated) is a full service print shop specializing in large format, grand format, short-run color printing and trade show exhibits/displays with two locations in Falls Church (205 West Jefferson and 2916 Annandale Road). To learn more or for a free estimate, please e-mail Brian Lee at [email protected] or call 703-564-5895.
Sunrise Assisted Living in Falls Church is hosting a free networking event for businesses that provide services to seniors. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, October 29 at Sunrise. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. RSVP to Myra Gourley-Robinson at 703-534-2700. Sunrise is located at 330 S. Washington Street in Falls Church.
The Falls Church City Economic Development Office, the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, and the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring Entrepreneur Express from 8:30 a.m. – noon on Wed, Nov 12 at the N. VA Center. This half day of presentations and discussions are designed to help create new and help build existing businesses. The event is FREE but registration is required – go to www.vastartup.org or call 804-371-8131.
The Fairview Park Marriott recently completed a five and a half month, $3.5 million renovation of its lobby, lounge and restaurant. The lobby now offers an open air style, expansive seating and social and work space with high speed internet access. The Ellipse Restaurant and Lounge have been renovated and expanded. The Fairview Park Marriott offers 18,000 square feet of total meeting space, 388 guest rooms and 7 suites. For more on the Fairview Park Marriott visit www.MarriottFairviewPark.com.