Busy Weekend Kicks Off Fall Season in F.C.

An unusually heavy calendar of special events in the City of Falls Church marks this coming weekend, the first of 2013’s post-summertime, and the good news is that the weather should be perfect. The annual Fall Festival and Taste of Falls Church will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot adjacent the Community Center. Nineteen Falls Church restaurants will participate in the Taste of F.C., and tastes come at $3 apiece of 10 for $25. Five acts will fill the Cherry Hill Park stage and there will be a children’s activity tent.

Also on Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., a Recycling Extravaganza will be held at the City Property Yard, 217 Gordon Road. Computers, bikes, printer cartridges, medical supplies can all be dropped off, and there is a paper shredding service, too. On Sunday, the annual Falls Church Education Foundation fundraising Run for the Schools kicks off in the morning, while at 3 p.m. there will be a public information forum held at the Community Center sponsored by the F.C. League of Women Voters and Village Preservation and Improvement Society on the water referendum on the ballot this November. The event will be led by City officials who will be armed with copies of a “Water Frequently Asked Questions” flier and Charles Murray of the Fairfax County Water Utility.