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F.C. Business News & Notes

Church-Sponsored Tax Prep Assistance Available

The Falls Church Anglican Church is sponsoring “Walk-in” Tax Filing preparation assistance by IRS certified volunteers from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays February 20 through April 11.

Walk in to the Suite 400 at 370 South Washington Street (enter from Maple Avenue diagonal across from Bowl America).  Anyone in need of Tax Filing assistance who earns annual income less than $49,000, is invited to The Falls Church Tax Help Program at 370 South Washington Street Suite 400. For more information, call Nar Taing at 703-532-7600 and or Brenda Wilks at 703-237-2035.


F.C. Veterans Council Host Chamber Mixer Next Week

The Greater Falls Church Veterans Council is hosting the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s February Networking Mixer on Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30-7pm. Chamber members and friends of the business community are invited to attend and learn about space available to rent at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall.  The free event is free will take place at the VFW Hall located at 7118 Shreve Road in Falls Church.For more information about the VFW call (703) 241-9274 or visit For more information about the event, call 703-532-1050 or visit


Open Kitchen Holding Haiti Fundraiser in March

Open Kitchen is hosting an evening of tropical cuisine and island entertainment to raise funds for Haiti on March 9 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. All proceeds will benefit Haiti relief efforts. Open Kitchen, located at 7115 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, offers a variety of culinary opportunities and includes a Bistro, chef’s time share kitchens, catering and special events. For more information on Open Kitchen’s special events, menu, or other services visit


F.C. Restaurants Join Together for ‘Dining Out for Life’

Falls Church restaurants Argia’s, Bubba’s BBQ, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack and Open Kitchen are participating in Dining Out for Life on Thursday, March 11. On that day, 150 restaurants in the Washington metropolitan area will join together to support men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by contributing a percentage of their sales to Food & Friends  Food & Friends is the only nonprofit organization in the Washington area providing daily, home-delivered, specialized meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to individuals in the community who are facing some of life’s most difficult challenges. The funds raised through Dining Out for Life allows Food & Friends to continue to provide these critical services at no cost to the clients. For more information visit


CrossLink’s Band-Aid Ball Set for April

CrossLink International‘s Annual Band-Aid Ball will be held Sat. April 10 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. CrossLink, which is based in Falls Church, is a non-profit, Christian ministry that provides medical humanitarian aid. They equip medical mission teams, local free clinics and mission hospitals with customized orders of medicines, supplies and eyeglasses. Tickets to the fundraising event are $175 – visit for more info.


News-Press ‘Wammies’ Issue Next Week

Time is running out to secure advertising in the Falls Church News-Press‘s special Wammies’ edition that will be published next week. The 24th Annual Wammies will be presented by the Washington Area Music Association on Sunday, February 28 at the State Theatre. The News-Press is hosting the pre-event VIP reception to take place at Argia’s.  Special advertising rates and the opportunity to include premium items and promotional materials in the Washington Area Music Association’s VIP goody bags are being offered until Monday, February 22. Contact the News-Press office at for details.

The Business News & Notes section is compiled by Sally Cole, Executive Director of Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She may be e-mailed at