More than 20 local businesses are participating in the John Jackson Blues Festival being hosted by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and the City of Falls Church Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15 at various locations around Falls Church. The community-wide event is also receiving support from a number of sponsors and community groups. For information about all of the events, a copy of the concert schedule and information about those who are making the festival possible, visit www.tinnerhill.net.
Acacia Federal Savings Bank is hosting a free community shred from 8:00 am to noon on Saturday, June 14 at 7600 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. A maximum of give standard size boxes or large trash bags can be accommodated per person/vehicle. No credit cards or computer disks. For more information about Acacia visit www.afsbonline.com or for information about their Nice Guys Awards, visit www.NiceGuysAwards.com.
Impulsive has just received new items from many new artists just in time for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 — Golf themed bookends, ashtrays, ties, hand made wood boxes, business card holders, clocks, cutting boards, BBQ grill lighters, wood turned pens, cuff links, wine bottle holders and stoppers and so much more including a few special items for law enforcement or military men. Impulsive is located at 502 W. Broad Street in The Broadway Building. For more information visit www.ImpulsiveGallery.com.
The business community is invited to attend the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon featuring Chris Novak, proprietor of New To You, the Chic Boutique, who will present on “Posing for Pictures”. The session will be perfect for business leaders who use photographs in their promotional materials or who attend well photographed events. It will take place from 11:30 – 1:00 on Tuesday, June 17 at the Italian Café (7161 Lee Highway). Tickets are $27 for members, $32 for nonmembers. Walk-ins are charged an additional $5. To RSVP call 703-532-1050.
Kaiser Permanente’s Falls Church Medical Center will host its second “Power of Pink” Open House on Wednesday, June 18, to increase early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The Falls Church staff and physicians are offering walk-in mammograms to Kaiser Permanente patients. The Open House will take place from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Radiology Department at 201 N. Washington Street in Falls Church. It is only open to Kaiser Permanente patients who need a mammogram and other invited guests. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization serving over 500,000 people in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Kaiser Permanente is composed of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features more than 850 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area. Visit kp.org for more information.
Diener & Associates and the Falls Church News-Press are hosting their annual food drive for Food for Others through the end of July. Drop off locations include Diener & Assoc. (125 Rowell Court), the Falls Church News-Press (450 W. Broad Street, Suite 321), the Falls Church Community Center (223 Park Avenue), Anthony’s (309 W. Broad Street), The Unity Club (116-B W. Broad Street), Point of View Eyewear (701 W. Broad Street), and Art and Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Avenue).
With gas prices swamping budgets across the country, the advertising agency SmithGifford has handed each of their employees an additional check, ranging from $75 to $100 depending on their commute, for the extra cost of their fuel for the month of May. SmithGifford, which recently opened an office in Richmond and launched two new ads for its Virginia Lottery campaign, is headquartered in Falls Church. For more information visit www.smithgifford.com.
The Unity Club is inviting the business community to support its efforts through the donation of used office equipment and other items that can be sold at their upcoming yard sale. The sale will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on June 28 in the Two Sisters Coffee lot at 255 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. Donated items can be dropped off on site the day of the event. For more information or to drop off items before the event, contact Dan Greenwood at 703-477-9242 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, Hughes Financial Solutions, and Admissions Consultants are hosting a free seminar for parents of college bound students. "Preparing, Applying and Funding" will be presented on Saturday, June 28 from 3 -5 p.m. and Wednesday, July 16 from 7 -9 p.m. for parents of students who are planning to attend college in the next several years. This workshop will be held at the Falls Church Community Center. Dr. Ralph Perrino (Northern Virginia Tutoring Service), Todd Hughes (Hughes Financial Solutions), and David Petersam (Admissions Consultants) will discuss issues that are on the minds of all parents of prospective college students. Registration is free but seating is limited. To register, please call 877-855-1708.